Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 39 28
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 97 271 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.13% 5.39% 6.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 5.64% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 231 226
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £351 £335 £313
90th Percentile £525 £488 £523
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £193.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.09
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.64% +3.03%

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 2,958 4,808 4,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.30% 95.57% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,797 2,994 2,825
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £261 £213
90th Percentile £577 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 152 182
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.10 £16.00 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -13.89% +8.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £9.92
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.70%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 -12 30 £463 +2.78% 1
Birmingham -40 25 £500 +25.00% 6
Shropshire +44 14 £405 +12.50% 3
Solihull +6 6 £450 +24.14% 1
Staffordshire +7 5 £375 -3.85%
Warwickshire -18 4 £425 - 1
Walsall +9 2 £333 -11.33%
Sutton Coldfield 0 2 £471 +4.72%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.68%) Business Analysis
3 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (18.56%) Workshop Facilitation
5 17 (17.53%) Finance
6 16 (16.49%) Scrum
7 15 (15.46%) Public Sector
8 14 (14.43%) Systems Analysis
9 13 (13.40%) JIRA
10 12 (12.37%) User Stories
10 12 (12.37%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (11.34%) Kanban
11 11 (11.34%) Confluence
12 10 (10.31%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (9.28%) Data Analysis
14 8 (8.25%) ITIL
14 8 (8.25%) Data Modelling
14 8 (8.25%) User Experience
15 7 (7.22%) ERP
15 7 (7.22%) Oracle
16 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
16 6 (6.19%) Windows
16 6 (6.19%) Retail
16 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
16 6 (6.19%) SDLC
16 6 (6.19%) Identity Access Management
16 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
16 6 (6.19%) Project Delivery

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 11 (11.34%) Confluence
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Azure
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Big Data
1 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.40%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.53%) Finance
2 15 (15.46%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.19%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Automotive
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Police
6 1 (1.03%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.25%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.09%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (1.03%) SCADA
7 1 (1.03%) SystemC
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.68%) Business Analysis
3 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (18.56%) Workshop Facilitation
5 16 (16.49%) Scrum
6 14 (14.43%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (12.37%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (12.37%) User Stories
8 11 (11.34%) Kanban
9 9 (9.28%) Data Analysis
10 8 (8.25%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.25%) ITIL
11 7 (7.22%) ERP
12 6 (6.19%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (6.19%) Project Delivery
12 6 (6.19%) SDLC
12 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) C
2 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) ISEB
3 3 (3.09%) CISSP
4 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.06%) IIBA
5 1 (1.03%) CBAP
5 1 (1.03%) CISM
5 1 (1.03%) Degree
5 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) GDPR
2 4 (4.12%) RMADS
3 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.03%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle
2 4 (4.12%) SAP
3 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.03%) Ariba
4 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.03%) Sage
4 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow