Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Analysis
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 183 136 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.61% 2.84% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 3.38% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 105 143
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £335 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +83.67% -57.65%
10th Percentile £41.25 £28.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £43.75 £28.00 £16.00
England median hourly rate £38.13 £32.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +19.14% -6.57% +14.17%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,354 4,022 5,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.98% 83.95% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,574 3,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 154
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £39.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -2 55 £550 +29.41% 4
Birmingham +2 49 £450 +11.80% 18
Coventry -10 23 £425 -
Warwickshire +12 18 £403 +7.33% 3
Staffordshire -3 12 £425 +17.24%
Herefordshire -5 9 £363 -3.33%
Wolverhampton -2 6 £475 +35.71% 2
Walsall -4 1 £288 -10.16%
Worcestershire -5 1 £350 +30.23% 1
Solihull - 1 £450 - 2
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 114 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) Project Management
3 36 (19.67%) Finance
4 35 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (16.94%) Waterfall
6 29 (15.85%) User Stories
7 25 (13.66%) JIRA
8 24 (13.11%) Service Delivery
9 22 (12.02%) Scrum
9 22 (12.02%) Microsoft
9 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (11.48%) Workflow
10 21 (11.48%) Confluence
11 20 (10.93%) ITIL
12 19 (10.38%) CRM
12 19 (10.38%) Documentum
13 17 (9.29%) XML
13 17 (9.29%) GDPR
14 16 (8.74%) Migration
15 15 (8.20%) Content Management
15 15 (8.20%) Collaborative Working
15 15 (8.20%) Workshop Facilitation
16 14 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (7.65%) Middleware
17 13 (7.10%) VMware
17 13 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
17 13 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (7.10%) IT Strategy

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (11.48%) Confluence
2 19 (10.38%) Documentum
3 10 (5.46%) CMS
4 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (6.01%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.19%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.09%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.55%) Primavera
4 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.55%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.92%) Office 365
3 7 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.55%) G Suite
6 1 (0.55%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) Network Security
1 1 (0.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.55%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (13.66%) JIRA
2 10 (5.46%) Bitbucket
2 10 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.83%) PVCS
5 4 (2.19%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (19.67%) Finance
2 10 (5.46%) Retail
3 8 (4.37%) Banking
4 7 (3.83%) Local Government
4 7 (3.83%) Marketing
5 5 (2.73%) Automotive
6 4 (2.19%) Back Office
6 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (60.11%) Analyst
2 103 (56.28%) Business Analyst
3 28 (15.30%) Agile Business Analyst
4 18 (9.84%) Architect
5 16 (8.74%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.10%) AWS Architect
6 13 (7.10%) Consultant
6 13 (7.10%) VMware Architect
7 12 (6.56%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.46%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.46%) Developer
9 9 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
9 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.37%) Digital Analyst
11 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.83%) Process Analyst
11 7 (3.83%) Software Analyst
12 6 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
13 5 (2.73%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
13 5 (2.73%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) XML
2 14 (7.65%) Middleware
3 10 (5.46%) HTML
4 8 (4.37%) .NET
5 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (3.83%) WCF
6 3 (1.64%) RESTful
6 3 (1.64%) Spring
6 3 (1.64%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.55%) EDI
7 1 (0.55%) JPA
7 1 (0.55%) JSON
7 1 (0.55%) Web Services
7 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) User Experience
3 6 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) AS400
6 2 (1.09%) FMCG
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.37%) Windows
2 1 (0.55%) Linux
2 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) Project Management
3 35 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (16.94%) Waterfall
5 29 (15.85%) User Stories
6 24 (13.11%) Service Delivery
7 22 (12.02%) Scrum
8 21 (11.48%) Workflow
9 20 (10.93%) ITIL
10 19 (10.38%) CRM
11 16 (8.74%) Migration
12 15 (8.20%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (8.20%) Content Management
12 15 (8.20%) Workshop Facilitation
13 14 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (7.10%) IT Strategy
14 13 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (7.10%) Virtual Environments
15 12 (6.56%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.92%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) C#
2 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.19%) Java
4 2 (1.09%) Ruby
5 1 (0.55%) C
5 1 (0.55%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (0.55%) RPG
5 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.37%) Degree
2 3 (1.64%) CIMA
2 3 (1.64%) CISA
2 3 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.09%) IIBA
3 2 (1.09%) ISEB
3 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.55%) PMP
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.29%) GDPR
2 9 (4.92%) QA
3 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.10%) VMware
3 11 (6.01%) Atlassian
4 10 (5.46%) HP
4 10 (5.46%) OpenText
5 8 (4.37%) SAP
6 7 (3.83%) Oracle
7 5 (2.73%) Pega
8 3 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.55%) Ariba
9 1 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.55%) Infor
9 1 (0.55%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.55%) Tableau