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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 16 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 87 74 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.42% 8.70% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.01% 9.39% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 37
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£400 £377 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.60% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.08 £30.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +11.19%
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
869 788 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.05% 92.60% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 566 354
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 85 (53.80%) Finance
2 52 (32.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 52 (32.91%) Business Analysis
3 41 (25.95%) Banking
4 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (10.13%) SAP
6 16 (10.13%) MS Visio
7 15 (9.49%) SQL
8 13 (8.23%) ISEB
8 13 (8.23%) Retail
9 11 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (6.96%) MS Excel
10 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.33%) Data Analysis
10 10 (6.33%) Project Management
10 10 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
11 9 (5.70%) Migration
12 8 (5.06%) Use Case
12 8 (5.06%) User Stories
13 7 (4.43%) User Experience
13 7 (4.43%) Data Migration
13 7 (4.43%) Retail Banking
13 7 (4.43%) Change Management
14 6 (3.80%) SAS
14 6 (3.80%) Marketing
14 6 (3.80%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (3.80%) Waterfall

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (3.80%) SAS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.96%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.27%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) MS Access
4 2 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 85 (53.80%) Finance
2 41 (25.95%) Banking
3 13 (8.23%) Retail
4 7 (4.43%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.80%) Marketing
6 4 (2.53%) Legal
6 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) XML
2 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) User Experience
3 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.27%) NHS
3 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.27%) Windows
1 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.91%) Stakeholder Management
1 52 (32.91%) Business Analysis
2 21 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.33%) Data Analysis
3 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2
3 10 (6.33%) Project Management
3 10 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (5.70%) Migration
5 8 (5.06%) Use Case
5 8 (5.06%) User Stories
6 7 (4.43%) Data Migration
6 7 (4.43%) Change Management
7 6 (3.80%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (3.80%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.16%) Open Source
8 5 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (3.16%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.16%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (3.16%) ETL
9 4 (2.53%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) SQL
2 3 (1.90%) VBA
3 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.63%) VB
3 1 (0.63%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) ISEB
2 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) CCA
5 1 (0.63%) HNC
5 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) MiFID
3 1 (0.63%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.13%) SAP
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle
3 2 (1.27%) Teradata
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.63%) Informatica
4 1 (0.63%) Apple
4 1 (0.63%) Google
4 1 (0.63%) Pega
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