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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 15 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 483 845 1174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.33% 11.81% 14.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.01% 12.78% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 665 933
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£450 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £600 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £43.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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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 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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 381 (35.08%) Finance
2 354 (32.60%) Banking
3 325 (29.93%) Business Analysis
4 195 (17.96%) SQL
5 189 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (15.84%) Investment Banking
7 153 (14.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 113 (10.41%) Data Analysis
9 108 (9.94%) Project Management
10 95 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 94 (8.66%) Retail
11 94 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
12 90 (8.29%) Data Modelling
13 89 (8.20%) Asset Management
14 83 (7.64%) Front Office
15 76 (7.00%) Derivative
16 69 (6.35%) User Stories
17 68 (6.26%) MS Excel
18 65 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
19 64 (5.89%) CRM
19 64 (5.89%) Degree
20 63 (5.80%) UML
21 61 (5.62%) Microsoft
22 59 (5.43%) Scrum
23 57 (5.25%) Credit Risk
24 56 (5.16%) Use Case
25 55 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
25 55 (5.06%) MS Visio
26 54 (4.97%) Migration
27 52 (4.79%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.93%) CMS
3 11 (1.01%) Drupal
4 9 (0.83%) SAS
5 5 (0.46%) Confluence
6 4 (0.37%) Lync
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.092%) Apache
9 1 (0.092%) Documentum
9 1 (0.092%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.092%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 68 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 55 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 31 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.12%) MS Project
5 19 (1.75%) MS Office
6 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 22 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.46%) Loan IQ
3 5 (0.46%) LatentZero
4 4 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.28%) Minerva
5 3 (0.28%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.28%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.28%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.18%) Endur
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.092%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.64%) Intranet
1 7 (0.64%) SSL
2 6 (0.55%) Firewall
2 6 (0.55%) HTTP
3 5 (0.46%) Internet
4 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.18%) VoIP
5 2 (0.18%) LDAP
5 2 (0.18%) MVNO
6 1 (0.092%) Extranet
6 1 (0.092%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.20%) Data Mart
4 11 (1.01%) Big Data
4 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.92%) MS Access
6 9 (0.83%) ProClarity
7 8 (0.74%) QlikView
7 8 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.28%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.18%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (1.75%) JIRA
2 8 (0.74%) ERwin
2 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.28%) Toad
3 3 (0.28%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.18%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.092%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.092%) LSMW
General
1 381 (35.08%) Finance
2 354 (32.60%) Banking
3 172 (15.84%) Investment Banking
4 94 (8.66%) Retail
5 83 (7.64%) Front Office
6 40 (3.68%) Legal
7 38 (3.50%) Back Office
8 26 (2.39%) Retail Banking
9 24 (2.21%) Corporate Banking
10 16 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.47%) Advertising
11 14 (1.29%) Publishing
11 14 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.20%) Billing
12 13 (1.20%) Marketing
13 11 (1.01%) Law
14 10 (0.92%) Private Banking
15 9 (0.83%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.55%) French Language
17 5 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.12%) XML
2 13 (1.20%) MDX
3 9 (0.83%) Web Services
4 8 (0.74%) FpML
4 8 (0.74%) Middleware
4 8 (0.74%) .NET
5 5 (0.46%) HTML
5 5 (0.46%) Mason
6 3 (0.28%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.28%) XSLT
6 3 (0.28%) CSS
7 2 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) CGI
7 2 (0.18%) XSD
7 2 (0.18%) J2EE
8 1 (0.092%) HTML5
8 1 (0.092%) XHTML
8 1 (0.092%) Swing
8 1 (0.092%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.00%) Derivative
3 57 (5.25%) Credit Risk
4 45 (4.14%) Fixed Income
5 41 (3.78%) Market Risk
6 40 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (3.68%) Equities
7 22 (2.03%) User Experience
8 18 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (1.29%) SWIFT
10 13 (1.20%) Open Source
11 11 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (1.01%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.83%) iPad
12 9 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.55%) Swaptions
14 6 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (0.55%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.20%) UNIX
2 9 (0.83%) Windows
3 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.28%) Linux
3 3 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (29.93%) Business Analysis
2 189 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (14.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (10.41%) Data Analysis
5 108 (9.94%) Project Management
6 95 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 90 (8.29%) Data Modelling
8 89 (8.20%) Asset Management
9 69 (6.35%) User Stories
10 65 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (5.89%) CRM
12 63 (5.80%) UML
13 59 (5.43%) Scrum
14 56 (5.16%) Use Case
15 55 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
16 54 (4.97%) Migration
17 52 (4.79%) Workflow
17 52 (4.79%) Change Management
17 52 (4.79%) Investment Management
18 41 (3.78%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (17.96%) SQL
2 14 (1.29%) T-SQL
2 14 (1.29%) VBA
2 14 (1.29%) Java
3 6 (0.55%) PL/SQL
3 6 (0.55%) C#
4 5 (0.46%) C
4 5 (0.46%) Perl
4 5 (0.46%) VB
5 4 (0.37%) C++
5 4 (0.37%) Python
6 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.092%) R
7 1 (0.092%) RPG
7 1 (0.092%) PHP
7 1 (0.092%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.092%) XPath
7 1 (0.092%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 64 (5.89%) Degree
2 41 (3.78%) ISEB
3 8 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.64%) IIBA
5 5 (0.46%) CBAP
5 5 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.37%) ACCA
6 4 (0.37%) CIMA
6 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.18%) CISA
7 2 (0.18%) MBA
7 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.18%) CISSP
7 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.092%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.092%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.092%) CCA
8 1 (0.092%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.59%) EMIR
2 26 (2.39%) Dodd-Frank
2 26 (2.39%) QA
3 14 (1.29%) Basel III
4 12 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 11 (1.01%) FATCA
6 9 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.83%) MiFID
7 7 (0.64%) CRD IV
8 6 (0.55%) SLA
9 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.46%) Basel II
10 4 (0.37%) COREP
10 4 (0.37%) AIFMD
10 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.18%) COBIT
11 2 (0.18%) FINREP
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.092%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.092%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (5.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.87%) Oracle
3 27 (2.49%) Charles River
3 27 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (2.39%) SAP
5 22 (2.03%) Cognos
6 17 (1.57%) Siebel
7 16 (1.47%) Misys
8 14 (1.29%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.20%) Business Objects
10 10 (0.92%) thinkFolio
11 7 (0.64%) IBM
12 6 (0.55%) Sun
13 5 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.46%) Informatica
13 5 (0.46%) GoldenSource
14 4 (0.37%) Reuters
14 4 (0.37%) HP
14 4 (0.37%) Tableau
15 3 (0.28%) Guidewire
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