The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 13 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 35 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.23% 15.76% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.86% 17.16% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 11
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£413 £428 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £364 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.83 £24.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+51.85% -24.80%
Business Analyst
East of England

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
355 303 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.67% 91.82% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 189 95
Average daily rate £425 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £135.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
Dunstable 0 8 £413 -10.32%
Luton -15 8 £400 -6.43% 2
Bedford -1 2 £359 -1.03% 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 27 (39.71%) Retail
2 22 (32.35%) Finance
3 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (22.06%) Business Analysis
6 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 11 (16.18%) ERP
7 11 (16.18%) SQL
8 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (13.24%) SAP
9 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
9 9 (13.24%) Scrum
10 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.76%) Oracle
11 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.29%) Project Management
11 7 (10.29%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (8.82%) User Stories
12 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
12 6 (8.82%) Change Management
12 6 (8.82%) Agresso
13 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
13 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (7.35%) Dimensional Modelling
14 4 (5.88%) Use Case
14 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (5.88%) Migration
14 4 (5.88%) Microsoft

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Agresso
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.94%) QlikView
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) JIRA
1 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (39.71%) Retail
2 22 (32.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) German Language
4 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.94%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) HTML
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) EDI
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.47%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) EPoS
3 2 (2.94%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (1.47%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (22.06%) Business Analysis
4 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 11 (16.18%) ERP
6 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Scrum
7 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.29%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (10.29%) Project Management
9 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.82%) Change Management
10 6 (8.82%) User Stories
11 5 (7.35%) Dimensional Modelling
12 4 (5.88%) Use Case
12 4 (5.88%) Migration
13 3 (4.41%) UML
13 3 (4.41%) ITIL
13 3 (4.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) ISEB
2 2 (2.94%) VCP4
3 1 (1.47%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) SAP
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.94%) Cognos
4 2 (2.94%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) Hyperion