Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -24 -6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 136 326 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.62% 6.29% 5.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 6.59% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 277 219
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £351 £335 £310
90th Percentile £529 £488 £522
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £193.50 - £28.00
10th Percentile £193.25 - £20.40
90th Percentile £193.75 - £30.20
England median hourly rate £46.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.57% - +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 3,606 4,947 4,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.43% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,336 3,077 2,978
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £245 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £541
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 196 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.43% +15.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.84 £10.30
90th Percentile £36.00 £43.75 £47.05
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.07% +1.89%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. 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
Birmingham -37 41 £425 +6.25% 8
Coventry -13 32 £450 - 1
Shropshire +36 25 £426 -0.87%
Staffordshire +6 10 £400 +2.56% 3
Warwickshire -19 10 £425 -
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £471 -0.79%
Walsall +2 1 £375 +13.21% 1
Solihull -4 1 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £413 -5.71% 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 59 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.21%) Business Analysis
3 30 (22.06%) Workshop Facilitation
4 28 (20.59%) Systems Analysis
5 27 (19.85%) Finance
6 24 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (15.44%) Public Sector
7 21 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (14.71%) SDLC
8 20 (14.71%) Data Modelling
9 19 (13.97%) JIRA
10 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (12.50%) Windows
10 17 (12.50%) Confluence
11 15 (11.03%) User Stories
11 15 (11.03%) Scrum
12 13 (9.56%) Data Analysis
12 13 (9.56%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.35%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (7.35%) Retail
13 10 (7.35%) RUP
14 9 (6.62%) ITIL
14 9 (6.62%) Use Case
14 9 (6.62%) Kanban
15 8 (5.88%) ERP
15 8 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
15 8 (5.88%) User Experience
15 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 17 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.94%) Azure
2 4 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.74%) VoIP
2 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (13.97%) JIRA
General
1 27 (19.85%) Finance
2 21 (15.44%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.35%) Retail
4 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.68%) Marketing
6 4 (2.94%) Electronics
7 3 (2.21%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) .NET
1 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
1 1 (0.74%) JSON
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) User Experience
3 4 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.21%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.74%) CCTV
6 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) PMI
6 1 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.21%) Business Analysis
3 30 (22.06%) Workshop Facilitation
4 28 (20.59%) Systems Analysis
5 24 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 20 (14.71%) SDLC
7 15 (11.03%) Scrum
7 15 (11.03%) User Stories
8 13 (9.56%) Data Analysis
8 13 (9.56%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.35%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (7.35%) RUP
10 9 (6.62%) ITIL
10 9 (6.62%) Kanban
10 9 (6.62%) Use Case
11 8 (5.88%) ERP
11 8 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.68%) SQL
2 2 (1.47%) C
3 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.68%) IIBA
4 4 (2.94%) CBAP
5 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) CISSP
6 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (0.74%) ACCA
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) CIMA
7 1 (0.74%) CISM
7 1 (0.74%) ISEB
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) GDPR
2 4 (2.94%) PMO
2 4 (2.94%) RMADS
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.68%) Oracle
2 4 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Google
4 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow