The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 36 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.14% 2.81% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 3.15% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Average daily rate £365 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £365 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.98% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-26.51% +13.79%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
350 349 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.58% 89.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 149 229
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 57
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Business Analyst
Cambridgeshire

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 9 (39.13%) Retail
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 5 (21.74%) Process Management
4 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) Logistics
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) QA
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos Powerplay
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Retail
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) EPoS
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
1 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
1 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Change Control
2 5 (21.74%) Process Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Logistics
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Cognos
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) CA