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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 19 27 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 151 173 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.67% 6.42% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.11% 6.73% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 98 101
Median daily rate £375 £394 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

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 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 45 £350 -12.50% 13
Coventry +10 39 £435 +8.75% 5
Warwickshire +3 22 £375 -1.63% 3
Staffordshire 0 5 £400 +17.64%
Herefordshire - 5 £363 -
Solihull +3 4 £335 +16.52% 2
Wolverhampton 0 4 £408 +25.38%
Kingswinford - 2 £368 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £588 - 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £400 -5.88%
West Bromwich -6 1 - - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 115 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (32.59%) Business Analysis
3 93 (29.43%) Finance
4 52 (16.46%) User Stories
5 51 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (14.56%) Use Case
7 45 (14.24%) Migration
8 44 (13.92%) Waterfall
9 43 (13.61%) Project Management
10 40 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (10.13%) Web Services
12 31 (9.81%) Data Analysis
13 30 (9.49%) SQL
14 28 (8.86%) Scrum
15 24 (7.59%) GAP Analysis
15 24 (7.59%) MS Visio
16 20 (6.33%) PRINCE2
16 20 (6.33%) Open Source
17 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 18 (5.70%) Degree
17 18 (5.70%) CRM
18 17 (5.38%) Data Migration
18 17 (5.38%) Process Improvement
18 17 (5.38%) Target Operating Model
19 16 (5.06%) Service Design
19 16 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 16 (5.06%) Banking
20 15 (4.75%) MS Excel
20 15 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
21 14 (4.43%) Microsoft

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.27%) Confluence
2 4 (1.27%) SAS
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.59%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.27%) MS Office
4 4 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.32%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.32%) Primavera
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.63%) Firewall
1 2 (0.63%) LAN
1 2 (0.63%) Network Security
1 2 (0.63%) PuTTY
1 2 (0.63%) WAN
1 2 (0.63%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.32%) MPLS
2 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.27%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.95%) Base SAS
6 3 (0.95%) Big Data
6 3 (0.95%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.32%) Impala
8 1 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.58%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 93 (29.43%) Finance
2 16 (5.06%) Banking
3 14 (4.43%) Retail
4 13 (4.11%) Automotive
5 11 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.48%) Marketing
6 5 (1.58%) Advertising
6 5 (1.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.13%) Web Services
2 1 (0.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.32%) CSS
2 1 (0.32%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.32%) HTML
2 1 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.27%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.27%) User Experience
6 3 (0.95%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.63%) FMCG
7 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.32%) Robotics
8 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.32%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.80%) Windows
2 5 (1.58%) Unix
2 5 (1.58%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.27%) Linux
4 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (32.59%) Business Analysis
3 52 (16.46%) User Stories
4 51 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (14.56%) Use Case
6 45 (14.24%) Migration
7 44 (13.92%) Waterfall
8 43 (13.61%) Project Management
9 31 (9.81%) Data Analysis
10 28 (8.86%) Scrum
11 24 (7.59%) GAP Analysis
12 20 (6.33%) Open Source
12 20 (6.33%) PRINCE2
13 18 (5.70%) CRM
13 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (5.38%) Data Migration
14 17 (5.38%) Process Improvement
14 17 (5.38%) Target Operating Model
15 16 (5.06%) Service Design
15 16 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.49%) SQL
2 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.63%) C
3 2 (0.63%) R
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (5.70%) Degree
2 10 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) ISEB
4 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CISM
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.85%) QA
2 8 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.90%) PMO
4 5 (1.58%) SLA
5 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.95%) GDPR
7 2 (0.63%) COSO
7 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.32%) SEPA
Vendors
1 14 (4.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.80%) Oracle
3 7 (2.22%) SAP
4 4 (1.27%) Google
4 4 (1.27%) VMware
5 3 (0.95%) Demandware
5 3 (0.95%) hybris
5 3 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.63%) Juniper
6 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.63%) Teradata
7 1 (0.32%) ATG
7 1 (0.32%) BMC
7 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.32%) OpenText
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy
7 1 (0.32%) Unisys
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