Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 286 412 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.92% 6.72% 6.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.26% 7.06% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 302 260
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £305
90th Percentile £501 £505 £455
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% -58.33% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%

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 4572 5832 4727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.08% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 3499 2705
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £236 £213
90th Percentile £544 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 272
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -9.64% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.90 £39.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

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 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 November 2017. 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 79 £400 +6.67% 9
Coventry -8 46 £425 - 4
Warwickshire -10 43 £400 - 2
Staffordshire +11 29 £400 +3.23%
Shropshire +10 11 £425 +10.39% 1
Walsall +5 7 £320 -17.42% 2
Worcestershire +5 6 £363 -3.33%
Wolverhampton +1 5 £343 +0.74%
Solihull +3 4 £415 +8.85%
Herefordshire 0 3 £381 +5.17% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £731 -
Dudley - 1 £275 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 93 (32.52%) Business Analysis
2 86 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (29.72%) Finance
4 69 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (13.99%) User Stories
6 38 (13.29%) Microsoft
7 36 (12.59%) Waterfall
8 35 (12.24%) Use Case
9 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (9.44%) MS Visio
10 27 (9.44%) CRM
11 25 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
11 25 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (7.34%) Migration
13 20 (6.99%) Retail
14 19 (6.64%) Banking
14 19 (6.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 19 (6.64%) Scrum
14 19 (6.64%) Project Management
15 18 (6.29%) SAP
15 18 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
16 17 (5.94%) GDPR
16 17 (5.94%) Acceptance Criteria
17 16 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
17 16 (5.59%) E-Commerce
17 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (5.24%) GAP Analysis
18 15 (5.24%) Automotive
18 15 (5.24%) SDLC

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 9 (3.15%) Confluence
2 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (9.44%) MS Visio
2 25 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.80%) SAP CO
2 8 (2.80%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.70%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) Maximo
5 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.35%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.35%) Sonata
5 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) SMS
2 3 (1.05%) DHCP
2 3 (1.05%) Firewall
2 3 (1.05%) VPN
2 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) LAN
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (1.40%) Power BI
2 4 (1.40%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.05%) Essbase
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) EDMS
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 85 (29.72%) Finance
2 20 (6.99%) Retail
3 19 (6.64%) Banking
4 15 (5.24%) Automotive
5 8 (2.80%) Legal
6 7 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.10%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.75%) Marketing
9 3 (1.05%) Billing
9 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.70%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) Web Services
2 2 (0.70%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.35%) CSS3
3 1 (0.35%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.35%) HTML
3 1 (0.35%) HTML5
3 1 (0.35%) J2SE
3 1 (0.35%) Mason
3 1 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.35%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.85%) FMCG
3 9 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.45%) User Experience
5 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.40%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.70%) AS400
8 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.35%) Fintech
9 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.35%) Robotics
9 1 (0.35%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.10%) Windows
2 1 (0.35%) Linux
2 1 (0.35%) Unix
2 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (32.52%) Business Analysis
2 86 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (13.99%) User Stories
5 36 (12.59%) Waterfall
6 35 (12.24%) Use Case
7 27 (9.44%) CRM
8 25 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (7.34%) Migration
10 19 (6.64%) Project Management
10 19 (6.64%) Scrum
10 19 (6.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 18 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
12 17 (5.94%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (5.59%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.24%) GAP Analysis
14 15 (5.24%) SDLC
15 14 (4.90%) Analytics
15 14 (4.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.80%) SQL
2 5 (1.75%) C
3 4 (1.40%) Java
3 4 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.35%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (0.35%) RPG
4 1 (0.35%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (3.15%) ISEB
2 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Degree
4 1 (0.35%) IIBA
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.94%) GDPR
2 9 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.75%) PMO
3 5 (1.75%) SLA
4 3 (1.05%) FATCA
4 3 (1.05%) MiFID
5 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.29%) SAP
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle
4 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.05%) Cisco
6 2 (0.70%) IBM
6 2 (0.70%) Tableau
7 1 (0.35%) Avaya
7 1 (0.35%) CA
7 1 (0.35%) Capita
7 1 (0.35%) Citrix
7 1 (0.35%) FNZ
7 1 (0.35%) Google
7 1 (0.35%) JDA
7 1 (0.35%) Misys
7 1 (0.35%) Progress
7 1 (0.35%) QAD
7 1 (0.35%) Temenos
7 1 (0.35%) Verint