Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 26 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 323 286 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.22% 5.88% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 6.19% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 212 299
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £335 £310 £300
90th Percentile £488 £525 £514
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.77% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +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 4,949 4,621 5,662
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.00% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,073 2,930 3,420
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £539 £541
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +13.33% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Birmingham +5 94 £400 -3.03% 9
Coventry +6 61 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire -16 50 £430 +1.18% 1
Warwickshire +9 34 £425 +8.28% 3
Staffordshire -14 28 £390 -2.50% 2
Worcestershire -1 10 £438 +20.69% 1
Herefordshire -10 10 £375 -1.64% 4
Solihull +6 7 £375 -9.64% 1
Wolverhampton -4 3 £560 +63.50%
Sutton Coldfield +9 2 £475 -35.02% 1
Walsall -6 2 £331 +3.52% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 163 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.13%) Business Analysis
3 68 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (19.81%) Finance
5 63 (19.50%) User Stories
6 44 (13.62%) Scrum
7 42 (13.00%) Retail
7 42 (13.00%) Waterfall
8 34 (10.53%) Migration
8 34 (10.53%) Workshop Facilitation
9 31 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (9.60%) GDPR
9 31 (9.60%) Data Modelling
10 30 (9.29%) Project Management
11 29 (8.98%) Acceptance Criteria
12 26 (8.05%) Microsoft
13 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (7.12%) CRM
14 23 (7.12%) JIRA
15 22 (6.81%) Logistics
15 22 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (6.81%) Windows
16 21 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (6.50%) Collaborative Working
17 19 (5.88%) User Experience
17 19 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (5.88%) FMCG
18 18 (5.57%) Process Improvement
18 18 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
18 18 (5.57%) 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 16 (4.95%) Confluence
2 14 (4.33%) Documentum
3 10 (3.10%) CMS
4 6 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.62%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.62%) Magento
3 2 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) assyst
4 1 (0.31%) Movex
4 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.10%) Office 365
2 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.17%) SaaS
4 3 (0.93%) PaaS
5 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.62%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) G Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (0.93%) LAN
2 3 (0.93%) Network Security
2 3 (0.93%) WAN
3 2 (0.62%) Intranet
3 2 (0.62%) MPLS
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) PABX
4 1 (0.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.31%) SMS
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.62%) EDMS
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) Power BI
4 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.12%) JIRA
2 7 (2.17%) PVCS
3 4 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (19.81%) Finance
2 42 (13.00%) Retail
3 9 (2.79%) Billing
3 9 (2.79%) Marketing
4 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.55%) Automotive
6 4 (1.24%) Back Office
6 4 (1.24%) Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.62%) Law
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.79%) Web Services
2 7 (2.17%) XML
3 6 (1.86%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) REST
4 1 (0.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.88%) FMCG
2 19 (5.88%) User Experience
3 14 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.17%) e-Learning
5 7 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.31%) EFT
8 1 (0.31%) EPoS
8 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Robotics
8 1 (0.31%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.81%) Windows
2 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.13%) Business Analysis
3 68 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (19.50%) User Stories
5 44 (13.62%) Scrum
6 42 (13.00%) Waterfall
7 34 (10.53%) Migration
7 34 (10.53%) Workshop Facilitation
8 31 (9.60%) Data Modelling
9 30 (9.29%) Project Management
10 29 (8.98%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (7.12%) CRM
12 22 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (6.81%) Logistics
13 21 (6.50%) Collaborative Working
13 21 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (5.57%) Data Analysis
15 18 (5.57%) Process Improvement
16 17 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.17%) SQL
2 2 (0.62%) VBA
3 1 (0.31%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 12 (3.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.86%) ISEB
3 5 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.93%) IIBA
5 2 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.60%) GDPR
2 9 (2.79%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.79%) OpenText
3 7 (2.17%) SAP
4 6 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.55%) Adobe
5 5 (1.55%) Oracle
6 3 (0.93%) hybris
7 2 (0.62%) ATG
7 2 (0.62%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco
7 2 (0.62%) NetApp
7 2 (0.62%) Temenos
8 1 (0.31%) Ariba
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.31%) Concur
8 1 (0.31%) Google
8 1 (0.31%) Infor
8 1 (0.31%) JDA
8 1 (0.31%) Remedy
8 1 (0.31%) Sage