Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 299 300 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.91% 6.88% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.26% 7.26% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 219 247
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £328 £300 £282
90th Percentile £528 £475 £513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.71% -44.26%
England median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.43% -6.94% -14.72%

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 4,776 4,130 5,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 94.72% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,881 2,604 3,394
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £219
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 180 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.68 £43.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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
Coventry -4 71 £425 +2.41% 5
Shropshire +21 56 £450 +5.88% 1
Birmingham -38 50 £413 +10.00% 10
Warwickshire -3 36 £425 +6.25% 2
Staffordshire +2 18 £390 -2.50% 10
Solihull -8 7 £375 +11.94%
Worcestershire - 6 £394 - 2
Herefordshire -6 5 £375 -1.64% 4
Wolverhampton -4 3 £560 +45.93% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 2 £475 -35.02% 1
Kingswinford - 2 - -
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 147 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (32.44%) Business Analysis
3 78 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (20.40%) User Stories
5 60 (20.07%) Finance
6 37 (12.37%) Retail
7 36 (12.04%) Scrum
7 36 (12.04%) Waterfall
8 32 (10.70%) Data Modelling
9 29 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (9.03%) Migration
10 27 (9.03%) JIRA
11 24 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (7.02%) Microsoft
13 21 (7.02%) Acceptance Criteria
14 20 (6.69%) User Experience
14 20 (6.69%) Confluence
15 19 (6.35%) Use Case
15 19 (6.35%) SDLC
16 18 (6.02%) GDPR
16 18 (6.02%) Data Analysis
16 18 (6.02%) Windows
17 16 (5.35%) Marketing
17 16 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (5.02%) BDD
18 15 (5.02%) CRM
18 15 (5.02%) E-Commerce
18 15 (5.02%) Documentum
18 15 (5.02%) Content Management

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 20 (6.69%) Confluence
2 15 (5.02%) Documentum
3 12 (4.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.34%) CMS
6 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.33%) Actimize
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.33%) iTrent
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.01%) Office 365
2 5 (1.67%) SaaS
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) G Suite
4 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.34%) SMS
2 5 (1.67%) LAN
3 3 (1.00%) Skype
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) MPLS
4 2 (0.67%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.67%) Big Data
3 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.33%) Power BI
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (9.03%) JIRA
2 5 (1.67%) PVCS
3 4 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.33%) ERwin
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (20.07%) Finance
2 37 (12.37%) Retail
3 16 (5.35%) Marketing
4 10 (3.34%) Automotive
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.34%) Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Back Office
7 3 (1.00%) Billing
7 3 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.68%) .NET
2 10 (3.34%) XML
3 9 (3.01%) Web Services
4 2 (0.67%) JMS
4 2 (0.67%) RESTful
4 2 (0.67%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.33%) COM
5 1 (0.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.69%) User Experience
3 10 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.34%) NHS
5 4 (1.34%) Robotics
6 3 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.00%) FMCG
6 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.33%) Social Media
8 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.02%) Windows
2 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (32.44%) Business Analysis
3 78 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (20.40%) User Stories
5 36 (12.04%) Scrum
5 36 (12.04%) Waterfall
6 32 (10.70%) Data Modelling
7 27 (9.03%) Migration
8 24 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (7.02%) Acceptance Criteria
10 19 (6.35%) SDLC
10 19 (6.35%) Use Case
11 18 (6.02%) Data Analysis
12 16 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (5.02%) BDD
13 15 (5.02%) Content Management
13 15 (5.02%) CRM
13 15 (5.02%) E-Commerce
14 14 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (4.68%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.01%) SQL
2 2 (0.67%) Java
3 1 (0.33%) Caml Language
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 9 (3.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.68%) ISEB
3 4 (1.34%) Degree
3 4 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CBAP
6 1 (0.33%) IIBA
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) MBA
6 1 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.02%) GDPR
2 4 (1.34%) PMO
3 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.67%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.68%) OpenText
3 12 (4.01%) Adobe
4 9 (3.01%) SAP
5 8 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.00%) ATG
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle
6 3 (1.00%) WSO2
7 2 (0.67%) Capita
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco
7 2 (0.67%) IBM
7 2 (0.67%) NetApp
7 2 (0.67%) RedPrairie
7 2 (0.67%) webMethods
8 1 (0.33%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.33%) Demandware
8 1 (0.33%) Pardot
8 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Tableau