The first table below looks at the demand for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 17 18 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 37 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.23% 4.66% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.89% 7.38% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 6
Average daily rate
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£410 £338 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £183 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
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 £27.25 £19.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.74% -35.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 149 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.25% 63.14% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 76 144
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -45.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.30 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Business Analysis
East of England

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 14 £360 +71.42% 3
Luton -13 10 £425 +32.81%
Dunstable - 1 £460 -
Business Analysis
East of England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 15 (26.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (19.64%) Oracle
3 11 (19.64%) SAP
4 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (16.07%) CRM
5 9 (16.07%) ISEB
5 9 (16.07%) Finance
5 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Use Case
6 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (10.71%) ABAP
7 6 (10.71%) EDI
7 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
7 6 (10.71%) SAP SD
7 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Migration
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 6 (10.71%) Retail

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) SAP SD
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (8.93%) Agresso
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (85.71%) Business Analyst
1 48 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (1.79%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 9 (16.07%) CRM
4 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 7 (12.50%) Use Case
6 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 5 (8.93%) ERP
7 5 (8.93%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) PRINCE
7 5 (8.93%) Demand Management
8 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) ABAP
3 2 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) ISEB
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) PMP
3 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Oracle
1 11 (19.64%) SAP
2 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) JDA
4 2 (3.57%) RedPrairie