The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 10 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% 10.14% 20.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 10.94% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £313 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -12.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -16.66%
Business Analyst
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford 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
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52 64 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.66% 92.75% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 20
Average daily rate £290 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £173 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) French Language
3 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 2 (28.57%) Spanish Language
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Front Office

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) French Language
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
1 2 (28.57%) Spanish Language
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CBAP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle