The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 36 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 15 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.04% 5.77% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 6.10% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £355 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
Business Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
464 344 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.12% 94.51% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 153 202
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 £225 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 100
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £59.10 £42.50
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 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Information Management
2 6 (28.57%) User Stories
3 5 (23.81%) Web Development
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (19.05%) BPR
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 3 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Advertising
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) General Ledger
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (9.52%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) Information Management
2 6 (28.57%) User Stories
3 5 (23.81%) Web Development
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) BPR
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 3 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Data Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) CA