The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 1 August 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 England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3827 3766 4986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.75% 8.08% 9.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.39% 8.73% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2662 3500
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 44
Average hourly rate £37.64 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £16.25 £23.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £87.50 £49.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -16.27%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 1909 £450 -5.26% 327
South East +12 597 £375 - 108
East of England +13 284 £413 +3.12% 40
North West +11 243 £338 +3.84% 42
South West +4 223 £393 +4.66% 63
Yorkshire +6 207 £375 - 44
East Midlands +7 156 £425 +12.58% 25
West Midlands -10 139 £375 - 32
Midlands +18 34 £450 +9.09%
North East -14 29 £381 +1.66% 3
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2598 (33.58%) Business Analysis
2 2429 (31.39%) Finance
3 1388 (17.94%) Banking
4 1242 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 872 (11.27%) Retail
6 823 (10.64%) Project Management
6 823 (10.64%) SQL
7 686 (8.87%) UML
8 679 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 676 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
10 655 (8.47%) Use Case
11 562 (7.26%) E-Commerce
12 549 (7.10%) Investment Banking
13 521 (6.73%) CRM
14 514 (6.64%) Data Analysis
15 473 (6.11%) Degree
16 468 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
17 464 (6.00%) Migration
18 455 (5.88%) Data Modelling
19 448 (5.79%) Scrum
20 443 (5.73%) Microsoft
21 442 (5.71%) Change Management
22 417 (5.39%) User Stories
23 401 (5.18%) MS Excel
24 400 (5.17%) MS Visio
25 362 (4.68%) SAP
26 360 (4.65%) Front Office
27 359 (4.64%) ISEB
28 358 (4.63%) Oracle
29 339 (4.38%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 213 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.46%) CMS
3 63 (0.81%) SAS
4 52 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 51 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 33 (0.43%) Drupal
7 26 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 18 (0.23%) Confluence
10 11 (0.14%) Documentum
10 11 (0.14%) Lync
11 10 (0.13%) Alfresco
12 9 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.12%) IIS
13 8 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.078%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.065%) FileNet
16 4 (0.052%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 401 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 400 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 243 (3.14%) MS Office
4 155 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 141 (1.82%) MS Project
6 40 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.13%) SPSS
8 8 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.052%) Mingle
9 4 (0.052%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.039%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 119 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 27 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 26 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 24 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 24 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 23 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
9 22 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
10 20 (0.26%) SAP SRM
10 20 (0.26%) SAP SD
11 16 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.19%) LatentZero
13 13 (0.17%) Agresso
14 11 (0.14%) Endur
14 11 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 55 (0.71%) SaaS
2 19 (0.25%) Office 365
3 13 (0.17%) Force.com
4 12 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.026%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.026%) Taleo
8 1 (0.013%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.013%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 63 (0.81%) Internet
2 49 (0.63%) Intranet
3 14 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (0.17%) HTTP
5 12 (0.16%) VoIP
6 11 (0.14%) FTP
6 11 (0.14%) Unified Communications
7 10 (0.13%) Firewall
8 8 (0.10%) Broadband
9 7 (0.090%) ATM
9 7 (0.090%) SSL
9 7 (0.090%) LDAP
10 6 (0.078%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.065%) SMS
11 5 (0.065%) MVNO
12 4 (0.052%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.052%) LAN
12 4 (0.052%) Extranet
13 2 (0.026%) 4G
13 2 (0.026%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
2 180 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 89 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 68 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 64 (0.83%) MS Access
7 59 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 51 (0.66%) QlikView
9 40 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 34 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 27 (0.35%) Big Data
12 24 (0.31%) Data Mart
13 23 (0.30%) EDRMS
13 23 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.26%) DB2
16 19 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.25%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 106 (1.37%) JIRA
2 52 (0.67%) Rational Rose
3 17 (0.22%) ERwin
4 16 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (0.18%) RequisitePro
7 9 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.078%) Toad
8 6 (0.078%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.065%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.052%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.052%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.026%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.026%) MSTest
11 2 (0.026%) Lombardi
11 2 (0.026%) LSMW
11 2 (0.026%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.026%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.026%) JDeveloper
12 1 (0.013%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2429 (31.39%) Finance
2 1388 (17.94%) Banking
3 872 (11.27%) Retail
4 549 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 360 (4.65%) Front Office
6 238 (3.08%) Marketing
7 236 (3.05%) Back Office
8 231 (2.99%) Telecoms
9 191 (2.47%) Legal
10 156 (2.02%) Retail Banking
11 124 (1.60%) Publishing
12 106 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 98 (1.27%) Billing
14 94 (1.21%) Advertising
15 85 (1.10%) Financial Institution
16 55 (0.71%) Law
17 48 (0.62%) Local Government
18 44 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 44 (0.57%) Automotive
19 38 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (1.55%) .NET
2 109 (1.41%) XML
3 65 (0.84%) Web Services
4 59 (0.76%) HTML
5 34 (0.44%) J2EE
6 27 (0.35%) FpML
7 26 (0.34%) CSS
8 25 (0.32%) Mason
9 24 (0.31%) MDX
10 23 (0.30%) Middleware
11 16 (0.21%) SOAP
12 13 (0.17%) JSON
13 11 (0.14%) XSLT
14 10 (0.13%) HTML5
14 10 (0.13%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.12%) EDI
16 8 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (0.10%) jQuery
17 7 (0.090%) FIX Protocol
17 7 (0.090%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 305 (3.94%) Derivative
2 224 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 186 (2.40%) Fixed Income
4 185 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 174 (2.25%) Credit Risk
6 153 (1.98%) Equities
7 139 (1.80%) NHS
8 116 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 103 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 76 (0.98%) Reference Data
11 61 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
12 52 (0.67%) FMCG
13 49 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
14 48 (0.62%) Computer Science
15 43 (0.56%) EPoS
16 41 (0.53%) Open Source
16 41 (0.53%) Data Integration
17 34 (0.44%) SWIFT
17 34 (0.44%) Visualisation
18 32 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (1.18%) Windows
2 39 (0.50%) UNIX
3 29 (0.37%) Windows 7
4 21 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.26%) Android
6 14 (0.18%) Linux
7 7 (0.090%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.078%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.065%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.026%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.013%) AIX
11 1 (0.013%) VMS
11 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2598 (33.58%) Business Analysis
2 1242 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 823 (10.64%) Project Management
4 686 (8.87%) UML
5 679 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 676 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
7 655 (8.47%) Use Case
8 562 (7.26%) E-Commerce
9 521 (6.73%) CRM
10 514 (6.64%) Data Analysis
11 468 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
12 464 (6.00%) Migration
13 455 (5.88%) Data Modelling
14 448 (5.79%) Scrum
15 442 (5.71%) Change Management
16 417 (5.39%) User Stories
17 339 (4.38%) GAP Analysis
18 317 (4.10%) Systems Analysis
19 308 (3.98%) PRINCE2
20 306 (3.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 823 (10.64%) SQL
2 103 (1.33%) Java
3 88 (1.14%) VBA
4 52 (0.67%) C
5 45 (0.58%) C#
6 43 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 31 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 28 (0.36%) VB
9 19 (0.25%) PHP
10 17 (0.22%) Python
11 15 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.19%) C++
12 12 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.10%) RPG
13 8 (0.10%) Perl
14 6 (0.078%) Scala
15 5 (0.065%) COBOL
15 5 (0.065%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.052%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (0.052%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 473 (6.11%) Degree
2 359 (4.64%) ISEB
3 175 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 125 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 46 (0.59%) CBAP
7 39 (0.50%) IIBA
8 35 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 25 (0.32%) PMP
10 24 (0.31%) ACCA
11 23 (0.30%) CIMA
12 21 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.19%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 13 (0.17%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.16%) CISSP
17 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (2.58%) QA
2 115 (1.49%) EMIR
3 101 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 94 (1.21%) Basel III
5 67 (0.87%) Solvency II
6 47 (0.61%) FATCA
7 44 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 41 (0.53%) Basel II
9 35 (0.45%) Data Quality
10 29 (0.37%) COREP
11 26 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.32%) FINREP
12 25 (0.32%) CRD IV
13 23 (0.30%) MiFID
13 23 (0.30%) AIFMD
14 22 (0.28%) PCI DSS
15 13 (0.17%) SLA
16 7 (0.090%) ISO 8583
17 6 (0.078%) UCITS
17 6 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.078%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.065%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.052%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.013%) SCCM
5 1 (0.013%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 443 (5.73%) Microsoft
2 362 (4.68%) SAP
3 358 (4.63%) Oracle
4 154 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 96 (1.24%) Business Objects
6 88 (1.14%) IBM
7 83 (1.07%) Siebel
8 74 (0.96%) Cognos
9 54 (0.70%) ATG
10 50 (0.65%) hybris
11 47 (0.61%) Charles River
12 37 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
13 32 (0.41%) HP
14 31 (0.40%) Remedy
15 29 (0.37%) Sun
16 24 (0.31%) Murex
16 24 (0.31%) Calypso
17 21 (0.27%) Teradata
18 20 (0.26%) thinkFolio
18 20 (0.26%) MicroStrategy
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