The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 14 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 10 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.80% 10.29% 7.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.53% 11.26% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -0.23%
Business Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95 222 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 93.14% 91.36% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 93 77
Average daily rate £310 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £26.67 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analyst across the Aberdeen region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst across the Aberdeen region.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 5 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (26.67%) ERP
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Information Management
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Document Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) VB6
5 1 (6.67%) FileNet
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) .NET

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Hyperion Planning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (26.67%) ERP
2 4 (26.67%) Information Management
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Document Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Hyperion