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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 4 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 96 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.90% 2.29% 10.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.83% 2.48% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 6 27
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£413 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £254 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
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 £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
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
484 242 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.28% 92.37% 90.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 107 194
Average daily rate £413 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Luton +4 37 £433 +1.76% 2
Bedford - 9 £413 - 4
Dunstable - 5 £455 -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 63 (33.33%) Retail
2 53 (28.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (25.93%) Business Analysis
4 47 (24.87%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (23.28%) Oracle
6 41 (21.69%) Finance
7 38 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (11.64%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.11%) Change Management
10 18 (9.52%) Data Analysis
11 17 (8.99%) Requirements Analysis
11 17 (8.99%) Oracle EBS R12
12 16 (8.47%) Use Case
12 16 (8.47%) Mobile App
13 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
14 14 (7.41%) CRM
15 13 (6.88%) MS Visio
16 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
16 12 (6.35%) MS Office
16 12 (6.35%) Scrum
16 12 (6.35%) Oracle General Ledger
16 12 (6.35%) Data Entry
16 12 (6.35%) Oracle Payables
17 11 (5.82%) Oracle Receivables
17 11 (5.82%) Performance Management
17 11 (5.82%) Waterfall
17 11 (5.82%) GAP Analysis
18 10 (5.29%) SAP
18 10 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (5.29%) ISEB

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (6.88%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.35%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.59%) MS Project
4 3 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.06%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (8.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (6.35%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (6.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (5.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (4.76%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (3.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (3.17%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (3.17%) Agresso
5 6 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.29%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) Taleo
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) Big Data
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
1 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (33.33%) Retail
2 41 (21.69%) Finance
3 7 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.76%) EPoS
3 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) IVR
6 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.17%) Windows
2 4 (2.12%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (25.93%) Business Analysis
3 47 (24.87%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (11.64%) E-Commerce
6 21 (11.11%) Change Management
7 18 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 17 (8.99%) Requirements Analysis
9 16 (8.47%) Use Case
10 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.41%) CRM
12 12 (6.35%) Scrum
12 12 (6.35%) Data Entry
13 11 (5.82%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.82%) Performance Management
13 11 (5.82%) GAP Analysis
14 9 (4.76%) ERP
14 9 (4.76%) Data Management
14 9 (4.76%) Supplier Management
14 9 (4.76%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.17%) SQL
2 2 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.29%) ISEB
2 6 (3.17%) Degree
3 3 (1.59%) PMP
3 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.53%) CBAP
Vendors
1 44 (23.28%) Oracle
2 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.29%) SAP
4 6 (3.17%) JDA
4 6 (3.17%) RedPrairie
5 4 (2.12%) Ceridian
6 3 (1.59%) Mercator
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe