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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 418 740 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.41% 10.89% 11.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 11.66% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 576 576
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.55 £48.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -16.66%
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 330 (36.03%) Finance
2 283 (30.90%) Business Analysis
3 278 (30.35%) Banking
4 174 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 144 (15.72%) SQL
7 124 (13.54%) Investment Banking
8 115 (12.55%) Project Management
9 101 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
10 91 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 83 (9.06%) Data Analysis
12 74 (8.08%) Microsoft
13 68 (7.42%) Retail
14 67 (7.31%) Front Office
15 65 (7.10%) MS Excel
16 64 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (6.88%) Data Modelling
18 62 (6.77%) CRM
18 62 (6.77%) GAP Analysis
18 62 (6.77%) Asset Management
19 58 (6.33%) Derivative
20 56 (6.11%) User Stories
21 54 (5.90%) MS Visio
22 51 (5.57%) Risk Management
23 50 (5.46%) Scrum
24 49 (5.35%) E-Commerce
25 46 (5.02%) Use Case
26 45 (4.91%) UML
27 44 (4.80%) Migration
27 44 (4.80%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.09%) CMS
3 7 (0.76%) Lync
4 6 (0.66%) SAS
5 5 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.11%) Documentum
7 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) Confluence
7 1 (0.11%) Exstream Dialogue
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.90%) MS Visio
3 29 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.84%) MS Office
5 23 (2.51%) MS Project
6 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 22 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.44%) Summit
4 4 (0.44%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.44%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.33%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.22%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.22%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.22%) Global One
6 2 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) Agresso
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.44%) SaaS
2 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.76%) HTTP
2 6 (0.66%) Firewall
2 6 (0.66%) Intranet
2 6 (0.66%) SSL
3 3 (0.33%) VoIP
3 3 (0.33%) Internet
3 3 (0.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.22%) MVNO
4 2 (0.22%) VLAN
4 2 (0.22%) LDAP
4 2 (0.22%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) DHCP
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) LAN
5 1 (0.11%) CTI
5 1 (0.11%) IMAP
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.31%) Big Data
6 11 (1.20%) Data Mart
7 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.76%) MS Access
10 6 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.55%) QlikView
11 5 (0.55%) ProClarity
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.33%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.33%) SAP BI
14 2 (0.22%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (1.86%) JIRA
2 5 (0.55%) ERwin
2 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.44%) Rational Rose
4 3 (0.33%) Toad
5 2 (0.22%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.11%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
General
1 330 (36.03%) Finance
2 278 (30.35%) Banking
3 124 (13.54%) Investment Banking
4 68 (7.42%) Retail
5 67 (7.31%) Front Office
6 44 (4.80%) Back Office
7 43 (4.69%) Legal
8 24 (2.62%) Retail Banking
9 23 (2.51%) Advertising
10 17 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.64%) Law
11 15 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
12 14 (1.53%) Marketing
13 12 (1.31%) Telecoms
14 11 (1.20%) Publishing
15 9 (0.98%) Billing
16 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.55%) Games
18 4 (0.44%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.06%) XML
2 15 (1.64%) FpML
3 11 (1.20%) Middleware
4 8 (0.87%) Web Services
5 6 (0.66%) HTML
6 5 (0.55%) .NET
6 5 (0.55%) MDX
7 3 (0.33%) XSLT
7 3 (0.33%) Mason
7 3 (0.33%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.22%) CSS
8 2 (0.22%) SOAP
9 1 (0.11%) CGI
9 1 (0.11%) EDI
9 1 (0.11%) XHTML
9 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.11%) COM
9 1 (0.11%) XSD
9 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.33%) Derivative
3 41 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (3.28%) Market Risk
5 29 (3.17%) Credit Risk
5 29 (3.17%) Fixed Income
6 21 (2.29%) Equities
7 20 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.97%) User Experience
9 16 (1.75%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
11 10 (1.09%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.98%) Open Source
12 9 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
13 8 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (0.76%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.40%) Windows
2 17 (1.86%) UNIX
3 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.33%) Linux
5 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.22%) Android
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (30.90%) Business Analysis
2 174 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 115 (12.55%) Project Management
5 91 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 83 (9.06%) Data Analysis
7 64 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (6.88%) Data Modelling
9 62 (6.77%) CRM
9 62 (6.77%) GAP Analysis
9 62 (6.77%) Asset Management
10 56 (6.11%) User Stories
11 51 (5.57%) Risk Management
12 50 (5.46%) Scrum
13 49 (5.35%) E-Commerce
14 46 (5.02%) Use Case
15 45 (4.91%) UML
16 44 (4.80%) Migration
17 43 (4.69%) Workflow
18 42 (4.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (15.72%) SQL
2 13 (1.42%) VBA
3 7 (0.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (0.55%) Java
4 5 (0.55%) C
4 5 (0.55%) R
5 3 (0.33%) Perl
5 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.22%) PHP
6 2 (0.22%) C#
6 2 (0.22%) VB
7 1 (0.11%) Python
7 1 (0.11%) RPG
7 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.11%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 42 (4.59%) Degree
2 31 (3.38%) ISEB
3 16 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.76%) IIBA
5 6 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.55%) CBAP
7 4 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.33%) PMP
8 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.33%) CISA
8 3 (0.33%) MBA
9 2 (0.22%) CFA
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) MCT
9 2 (0.22%) CCA
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.29%) QA
2 19 (2.07%) EMIR
3 12 (1.31%) Solvency II
3 12 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.55%) MiFID
6 5 (0.55%) Basel III
7 4 (0.44%) COREP
8 3 (0.33%) SLA
8 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.33%) FATCA
8 3 (0.33%) P3O
8 3 (0.33%) FINREP
9 2 (0.22%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.22%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.49%) Oracle
3 28 (3.06%) SAP
4 25 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (2.07%) Siebel
6 17 (1.86%) Bloomberg
7 14 (1.53%) Cognos
8 13 (1.42%) Murex
9 10 (1.09%) Tableau
9 10 (1.09%) Business Objects
10 9 (0.98%) HP
10 9 (0.98%) Charles River
10 9 (0.98%) thinkFolio
11 6 (0.66%) Vermilion
11 6 (0.66%) SunGard
12 5 (0.55%) Adobe
12 5 (0.55%) Sun
12 5 (0.55%) Informatica
12 5 (0.55%) GoldenSource
13 3 (0.33%) Misys
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