The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 146 207 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.19% 6.87% 6.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.60% 7.26% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 129 112
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.70% -32.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -22.15% +19.69%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 46 £350 -6.66% 14
Warwickshire +3 30 £410 -2.08% 3
Coventry +8 22 £400 - 3
Solihull +19 8 £335 -12.13% 3
Walsall +3 4 £320 -8.57% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £375 -
Shropshire -5 3 £395 -8.13%
West Bromwich -2 1 £450 +100.00%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 101 (33.67%) Finance
2 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (29.00%) Business Analysis
4 47 (15.67%) Use Case
4 47 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 41 (13.67%) User Stories
8 37 (12.33%) Migration
9 34 (11.33%) Project Management
10 31 (10.33%) MS Visio
11 26 (8.67%) Retail
11 26 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (7.67%) Microsoft
13 19 (6.33%) CRM
13 19 (6.33%) Scrum
13 19 (6.33%) Change Management
14 18 (6.00%) PRINCE2
15 17 (5.67%) UML
16 16 (5.33%) SQL
16 16 (5.33%) Automotive
16 16 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
16 16 (5.33%) Test Scripting
16 16 (5.33%) Data Migration
16 16 (5.33%) Data Analysis
16 16 (5.33%) Systems Analysis
17 15 (5.00%) Degree
17 15 (5.00%) Data Modelling
18 14 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (4.67%) Management Information System

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 4 (1.33%) Confluence
1 4 (1.33%) SAS
1 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (10.33%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.33%) G Suite
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) Firewall
1 3 (1.00%) LAN
1 3 (1.00%) WAN
2 2 (0.67%) DHCP
2 2 (0.67%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.67%) VPN
2 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.67%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.33%) DNS
3 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.33%) MPLS
3 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.33%) Network Security
3 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.67%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.00%) Base SAS
3 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (0.67%) Big Data
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.33%) DB2
5 1 (0.33%) IDOL
5 1 (0.33%) Impala
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.33%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 5 (1.67%) JIRA
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 101 (33.67%) Finance
2 26 (8.67%) Retail
3 16 (5.33%) Automotive
4 13 (4.33%) Banking
5 9 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.67%) Marketing
7 6 (2.00%) Legal
8 3 (1.00%) Local Government
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.33%) Web Services
2 2 (0.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) Mason
3 1 (0.33%) XML
3 1 (0.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.67%) SWIFT
5 6 (2.00%) User Experience
6 4 (1.33%) AS400
6 4 (1.33%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.33%) FMCG
7 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.00%) Robotics
7 3 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.67%) EPoS
8 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.33%) SCADA
9 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.67%) Windows
2 5 (1.67%) Unix
3 4 (1.33%) Linux
4 3 (1.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (29.00%) Business Analysis
3 47 (15.67%) Use Case
4 46 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 41 (13.67%) User Stories
7 37 (12.33%) Migration
8 34 (11.33%) Project Management
9 26 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (6.33%) Change Management
10 19 (6.33%) CRM
10 19 (6.33%) Scrum
11 18 (6.00%) PRINCE2
12 17 (5.67%) UML
13 16 (5.33%) Data Analysis
13 16 (5.33%) Data Migration
13 16 (5.33%) Systems Analysis
13 16 (5.33%) Test Scripting
14 15 (5.00%) Data Modelling
15 14 (4.67%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.33%) SQL
2 2 (0.67%) C#
3 1 (0.33%) ABAP
3 1 (0.33%) RPG
3 1 (0.33%) RPG IV
3 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (1.00%) ISEB
2 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.33%) CITP
3 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.00%) QA
3 4 (1.33%) SLA
4 3 (1.00%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) COSO
6 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 23 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.00%) Oracle
3 9 (3.00%) SAP
4 4 (1.33%) hybris
4 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.33%) VMware
5 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco
5 2 (0.67%) Concur
5 2 (0.67%) Google
5 2 (0.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.67%) Teradata
6 1 (0.33%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.33%) F5
6 1 (0.33%) FNZ
6 1 (0.33%) HP
6 1 (0.33%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.33%) Remedy
6 1 (0.33%) Workday
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