Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 29 19
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 173 306 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.80% 5.94% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 6.26% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 237 224
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £300
90th Percentile £500 £525 £458
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -3.85%

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 4,327 4,885 4,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.84% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,783 2,962 2,642
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £235 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 211 182
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -8.15% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.70 £35.75 £43.18
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +11 62 £425 +3.03% 7
Coventry -18 44 £425 - 3
Shropshire -28 16 £438 +1.74% 1
Warwickshire -15 14 £423 +12.67%
Staffordshire +9 11 £406 +4.17% 1
Worcestershire -14 10 £350 -4.50%
Solihull +1 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Wolverhampton +8 1 £261 -53.48%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 66 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (22.54%) Business Analysis
4 34 (19.65%) Finance
5 29 (16.76%) Workshop Facilitation
6 27 (15.61%) User Stories
7 24 (13.87%) JIRA
8 21 (12.14%) Scrum
9 20 (11.56%) Confluence
10 16 (9.25%) User Experience
11 15 (8.67%) Waterfall
11 15 (8.67%) Data Modelling
11 15 (8.67%) Retail
11 15 (8.67%) Systems Analysis
12 14 (8.09%) Microsoft
12 14 (8.09%) Migration
12 14 (8.09%) Use Case
13 13 (7.51%) SDLC
14 12 (6.94%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (6.36%) Kanban
15 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (6.36%) Windows
16 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (5.78%) Project Management
16 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
17 9 (5.20%) RUP
17 9 (5.20%) E-Commerce
18 8 (4.62%) Data Analysis

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 (11.56%) Confluence
2 3 (1.73%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (3.47%) Office 365
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.16%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) GitHub
5 1 (0.58%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Internet
1 2 (1.16%) Wireless
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
2 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) Data Mining
1 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.16%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.58%) MS Access
3 1 (0.58%) QlikView
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (13.87%) JIRA
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Retail
3 3 (1.73%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.16%) .NET
1 2 (1.16%) XML
2 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.58%) EDI
2 1 (0.58%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.58%) JSON
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (0.58%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) User Experience
2 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.16%) CCTV
5 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.16%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.58%) EPoS
6 1 (0.58%) FMCG
6 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.58%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.36%) Windows
2 3 (1.73%) Android
2 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (22.54%) Business Analysis
4 29 (16.76%) Workshop Facilitation
5 27 (15.61%) User Stories
6 21 (12.14%) Scrum
7 15 (8.67%) Data Modelling
7 15 (8.67%) Systems Analysis
7 15 (8.67%) Waterfall
8 14 (8.09%) Migration
8 14 (8.09%) Use Case
9 13 (7.51%) SDLC
10 12 (6.94%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.36%) Kanban
11 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (5.78%) Project Management
13 9 (5.20%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.20%) RUP
14 8 (4.62%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.31%) SQL
2 2 (1.16%) C
3 1 (0.58%) C#
3 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) ACCA
4 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.58%) CIMA
4 1 (0.58%) GCFA
4 1 (0.58%) GCFE
4 1 (0.58%) GREM
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.58%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) PMO
2 5 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.16%) GDPR
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.89%) Oracle
3 3 (1.73%) hybris
3 3 (1.73%) SAP
4 2 (1.16%) Kronos
4 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.58%) Casewise
5 1 (0.58%) Google
5 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.58%) Pega