The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 19 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 18 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.57% 5.66% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 5.88% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 26
Median daily rate £430 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £425 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £483 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 306 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.16% 96.23% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 210 296
Median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 7 £435 -5.94% 2
Bedford - 1 £415 -
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Business Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) Use Case
2 11 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
5 6 (27.27%) Prototyping
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) DSDM
7 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) CMS
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Data Flow Diagram
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) Data Transformation
8 3 (13.64%) GDPR
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
8 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
8 3 (13.64%) Content Management
8 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) CRM

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Infotainment
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Business Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 11 (50.00%) Use Case
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
5 6 (27.27%) Prototyping
6 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
7 4 (18.18%) Data Flow Diagram
7 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 4 (18.18%) DSDM
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
8 3 (13.64%) Data Transformation
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) GDPR
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) Concur
1 1 (4.55%) IBM
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