The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 15 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 497 851 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.44% 11.56% 14.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.17% 12.49% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 672 919
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +16.66%
Business Analyst
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 404 (36.56%) Finance
2 377 (34.12%) Banking
3 333 (30.14%) Business Analysis
4 200 (18.10%) SQL
5 183 (16.56%) Investment Banking
6 139 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 117 (10.59%) Data Analysis
8 103 (9.32%) Retail
9 102 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
10 100 (9.05%) Project Management
11 98 (8.87%) Asset Management
12 93 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 89 (8.05%) Front Office
14 88 (7.96%) Data Modelling
14 88 (7.96%) Derivative
15 73 (6.61%) Degree
16 70 (6.33%) UML
17 69 (6.24%) User Stories
18 68 (6.15%) MS Excel
18 68 (6.15%) Scrum
19 64 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
20 63 (5.70%) CRM
21 62 (5.61%) Microsoft
22 59 (5.34%) Credit Risk
23 57 (5.16%) Migration
23 57 (5.16%) MS Visio
24 54 (4.89%) Use Case
25 53 (4.80%) Investment Management
25 53 (4.80%) Change Management
26 49 (4.43%) Systems Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (1.99%) CMS
2 20 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.90%) SAS
3 10 (0.90%) Drupal
4 5 (0.45%) Confluence
5 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.18%) Documentum
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.18%) Lync
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.090%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.090%) Apache
Applications
1 68 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 57 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (2.44%) MS Office
5 19 (1.72%) MS Project
6 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 16 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.45%) LatentZero
3 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.36%) Loan IQ
4 4 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.27%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.27%) Minerva
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.18%) Agresso
6 2 (0.18%) Endur
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.090%) Force.com
3 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.00%) HTTP
2 9 (0.81%) Intranet
2 9 (0.81%) Internet
3 7 (0.63%) SSL
4 6 (0.54%) Firewall
5 2 (0.18%) LDAP
5 2 (0.18%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.18%) MVNO
6 1 (0.090%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.090%) IMAP
6 1 (0.090%) Extranet
6 1 (0.090%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.09%) Data Mart
5 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.00%) MS Access
5 11 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.81%) Big Data
6 9 (0.81%) ProClarity
7 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.72%) QlikView
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.27%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (1.54%) JIRA
2 8 (0.72%) ERwin
2 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.18%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.090%) LSMW
5 1 (0.090%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.090%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.090%) Toad
General
1 404 (36.56%) Finance
2 377 (34.12%) Banking
3 183 (16.56%) Investment Banking
4 103 (9.32%) Retail
5 89 (8.05%) Front Office
6 48 (4.34%) Back Office
7 43 (3.89%) Legal
8 31 (2.81%) Retail Banking
9 23 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
10 19 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.45%) Advertising
12 15 (1.36%) Marketing
12 15 (1.36%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.18%) Billing
13 13 (1.18%) Publishing
14 11 (1.00%) Private Banking
15 9 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.81%) Law
16 6 (0.54%) French Language
17 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.90%) XML
2 13 (1.18%) MDX
3 11 (1.00%) .NET
4 7 (0.63%) FpML
4 7 (0.63%) Middleware
4 7 (0.63%) HTML
5 6 (0.54%) Web Services
5 6 (0.54%) Mason
6 3 (0.27%) CSS
6 3 (0.27%) XSLT
7 2 (0.18%) XSD
7 2 (0.18%) J2EE
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) Spring
7 2 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.090%) jQuery
8 1 (0.090%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.090%) WF
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.96%) Derivative
2 59 (5.34%) Credit Risk
3 48 (4.34%) Fixed Income
4 44 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (3.98%) Equities
5 34 (3.08%) Market Risk
6 20 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
7 17 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.09%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.00%) iPad
9 11 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (0.81%) Open Source
10 9 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
11 8 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.54%) EPoS
12 6 (0.54%) DTCC
12 6 (0.54%) Swaptions
12 6 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.00%) UNIX
2 8 (0.72%) Windows
3 4 (0.36%) Android
3 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (30.14%) Business Analysis
2 139 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 117 (10.59%) Data Analysis
4 102 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (9.05%) Project Management
6 98 (8.87%) Asset Management
7 93 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 88 (7.96%) Data Modelling
9 70 (6.33%) UML
10 69 (6.24%) User Stories
11 68 (6.15%) Scrum
12 64 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (5.70%) CRM
14 57 (5.16%) Migration
15 54 (4.89%) Use Case
16 53 (4.80%) Investment Management
16 53 (4.80%) Change Management
17 49 (4.43%) Systems Analysis
18 48 (4.34%) Workflow
19 44 (3.98%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 200 (18.10%) SQL
2 19 (1.72%) VBA
3 15 (1.36%) Java
4 14 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 8 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.54%) C
6 6 (0.54%) C#
7 5 (0.45%) Perl
7 5 (0.45%) VB
7 5 (0.45%) Python
8 4 (0.36%) C++
9 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.18%) RPG
10 1 (0.090%) XPath
10 1 (0.090%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.090%) VBScript
10 1 (0.090%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (6.61%) Degree
2 47 (4.25%) ISEB
3 8 (0.72%) IIBA
4 7 (0.63%) CBAP
5 5 (0.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.36%) ACCA
6 4 (0.36%) CIMA
7 3 (0.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.090%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.090%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.090%) GIAC
9 1 (0.090%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.89%) EMIR
2 32 (2.90%) QA
3 28 (2.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 22 (1.99%) Basel III
5 16 (1.45%) FATCA
6 14 (1.27%) ISO 9001
7 12 (1.09%) MiFID
8 10 (0.90%) CRD IV
9 8 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.54%) SLA
10 6 (0.54%) Basel II
10 6 (0.54%) AIFMD
11 5 (0.45%) COREP
11 5 (0.45%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.18%) FINREP
14 1 (0.090%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.090%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.090%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.090%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 62 (5.61%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.71%) Oracle
3 35 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (2.44%) SAP
4 27 (2.44%) Charles River
5 21 (1.90%) Cognos
6 15 (1.36%) Misys
7 14 (1.27%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.00%) Siebel
9 9 (0.81%) thinkFolio
9 9 (0.81%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.72%) IBM
11 6 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (0.54%) Sun
12 5 (0.45%) HP
13 4 (0.36%) Sybase
13 4 (0.36%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.36%) Informatica
14 3 (0.27%) Guidewire
14 3 (0.27%) GoldenSource
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