Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 23 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 320 297 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.34% 6.41% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.72% 6.77% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 215 278
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £332 £306 £300
90th Percentile £488 £500 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.71% -44.26%
England median hourly rate £33.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.94% - +9.67%

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 4,759 4,387 5,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.71% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,890 2,758 3,501
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 192 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.21 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 83 £400 +3.23% 13
Coventry -1 64 £450 +5.88% 3
Shropshire +6 61 £430 +1.18%
Warwickshire +2 35 £406 +1.56% 4
Staffordshire -6 21 £390 -2.50%
Herefordshire -6 11 £375 -1.64% 4
Worcestershire +2 9 £431 +39.11% 2
Solihull -6 6 £363 +8.21% 3
Wolverhampton -3 3 £560 +63.50%
Sutton Coldfield +8 2 £475 -35.02%
Walsall -5 1 £288 -10.16% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (35.31%) Business Analysis
3 71 (22.19%) Finance
4 68 (21.25%) User Stories
5 64 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (13.75%) Waterfall
7 39 (12.19%) Scrum
8 36 (11.25%) Retail
9 35 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (10.63%) Data Modelling
11 32 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (9.69%) Microsoft
13 30 (9.38%) Migration
14 29 (9.06%) Windows
15 27 (8.44%) Acceptance Criteria
16 26 (8.13%) GDPR
16 26 (8.13%) Project Management
17 25 (7.81%) JIRA
18 24 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (6.88%) CRM
20 21 (6.56%) Process Improvement
21 20 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
21 20 (6.25%) User Experience
21 20 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
22 19 (5.94%) Decision-Making
22 19 (5.94%) Data Analysis
23 18 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
24 17 (5.31%) Use Case
24 17 (5.31%) BDD

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 17 (5.31%) Confluence
2 15 (4.69%) Documentum
3 11 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.13%) CMS
5 6 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.31%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.63%) Infor M3
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 S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.38%) Office 365
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.56%) SaaS
4 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.63%) 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 (1.25%) SMS
2 3 (0.94%) Network Security
2 3 (0.94%) Skype
2 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.63%) LAN
3 2 (0.63%) MPLS
3 2 (0.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.63%) EDMS
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) 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
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (7.81%) JIRA
2 12 (3.75%) PVCS
3 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (22.19%) Finance
2 36 (11.25%) Retail
3 10 (3.13%) Marketing
4 9 (2.81%) Billing
5 6 (1.88%) Banking
5 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.56%) Automotive
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
8 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.75%) XML
2 8 (2.50%) .NET
2 8 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) COM
3 1 (0.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.25%) User Experience
3 15 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.06%) FMCG
5 9 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.19%) NHS
7 5 (1.56%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.25%) Robotics
9 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.63%) iPad
10 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.31%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.06%) Windows
2 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (35.31%) Business Analysis
3 68 (21.25%) User Stories
4 64 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (13.75%) Waterfall
6 39 (12.19%) Scrum
7 34 (10.63%) Data Modelling
8 30 (9.38%) Migration
9 27 (8.44%) Acceptance Criteria
10 26 (8.13%) Project Management
11 24 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (6.88%) CRM
13 21 (6.56%) Process Improvement
14 20 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
15 19 (5.94%) Data Analysis
15 19 (5.94%) Decision-Making
16 18 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
17 17 (5.31%) BDD
17 17 (5.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.50%) SQL
2 2 (0.63%) VBA
3 1 (0.31%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 10 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.19%) ISEB
3 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.94%) Degree
4 2 (0.63%) IIBA
4 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.13%) GDPR
2 5 (1.56%) PMO
3 3 (0.94%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 31 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.81%) OpenText
3 8 (2.50%) Oracle
4 7 (2.19%) SAP
5 6 (1.88%) Adobe
5 6 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.25%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.94%) ATG
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco
8 2 (0.63%) hybris
8 2 (0.63%) NetApp
8 2 (0.63%) Temenos
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.31%) Google
9 1 (0.31%) Infor
9 1 (0.31%) Pega
9 1 (0.31%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.31%) Sage
9 1 (0.31%) Splunk
9 1 (0.31%) Tableau