The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 5 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 4.76% -
As % of the Job Titles category 16.13% 5.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.66 £32.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.48% +12.93%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
31 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 88.57% 85.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.39 £7.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £19.39 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Business Analyst
Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 3 (27.27%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Brand Management
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (9.09%) User Stories

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Brand Management
2 1 (9.09%) User Stories
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle