The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 75 47 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.63% 7.68% 11.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.34% 8.58% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 74
Average daily rate
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£379 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £440 £450
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
803 548 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.41% 89.54% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 355 526
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 56 (42.75%) Finance
2 47 (35.88%) Business Analysis
3 28 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (14.50%) Data Analysis
5 18 (13.74%) SQL
5 18 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (12.98%) MS Visio
7 16 (12.21%) Project Management
8 15 (11.45%) Use Case
9 14 (10.69%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (9.92%) Banking
11 12 (9.16%) PRINCE2
12 11 (8.40%) MS Project
12 11 (8.40%) SAS
12 11 (8.40%) ISEB
13 10 (7.63%) Retail
13 10 (7.63%) Degree
14 9 (6.87%) Migration
14 9 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (6.87%) Legal
14 9 (6.87%) Oracle
15 8 (6.11%) UML
15 8 (6.11%) Workflow
16 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
16 7 (5.34%) Casewise
16 7 (5.34%) Oracle Discoverer
16 7 (5.34%) Time Management
16 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 6 (4.58%) Solvency II
17 6 (4.58%) Test Scripting

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 11 (8.40%) SAS
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (12.98%) MS Visio
2 11 (8.40%) MS Project
3 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.53%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.76%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.53%) OLAP
3 2 (1.53%) OLTP
4 1 (0.76%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 56 (42.75%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Retail
4 9 (6.87%) Legal
5 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Publishing
7 2 (1.53%) Law
7 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) HTML
1 4 (3.05%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) Middleware
2 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.53%) Kindle
3 1 (0.76%) PMI
3 1 (0.76%) NHS
3 1 (0.76%) Statistics
3 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.88%) Business Analysis
2 28 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.50%) Data Analysis
4 18 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (12.21%) Project Management
6 15 (11.45%) Use Case
7 14 (10.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (9.16%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.87%) Migration
9 9 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.11%) Workflow
10 8 (6.11%) UML
11 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.34%) Time Management
11 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (4.58%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.58%) CRM
12 6 (4.58%) Validation
12 6 (4.58%) GAP Analysis
13 5 (3.82%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.74%) SQL
2 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.76%) VBA
3 1 (0.76%) Scala
3 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) ISEB
2 10 (7.63%) Degree
3 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.53%) ACCA
5 1 (0.76%) CIMA
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PMP
5 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) Solvency II
2 4 (3.05%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (6.87%) Oracle
2 7 (5.34%) Casewise
3 5 (3.82%) SAP
4 4 (3.05%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.76%) CA
6 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.76%) Sage
6 1 (0.76%) Teradata
6 1 (0.76%) Pega
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