The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3747 3519 3718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.71% 7.44% 8.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.34% 8.05% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2721 2471 2630
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 29
Average hourly rate £41.36 £24.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.10% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £16.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £24.75 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+58.58% -22.95%
Business Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 1958 £465 -2.10% 418
South East +2 568 £400 - 108
South West +16 266 £403 +3.20% 63
North West 0 242 £400 +6.66% 71
Yorkshire +8 211 £375 +3.44% 57
East of England -12 157 £413 -2.94% 32
East Midlands +2 146 £425 - 32
West Midlands -1 136 £388 +7.63% 29
North East +12 35 £338 +42.10% 3
Midlands +6 16 £425 +21.42% 2
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2504 (34.82%) Finance
2 2241 (31.16%) Business Analysis
3 1441 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
4 1411 (19.62%) Banking
5 1392 (19.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 773 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
7 760 (10.57%) Project Management
8 700 (9.73%) Retail
9 679 (9.44%) SQL
10 522 (7.26%) Investment Banking
11 497 (6.91%) Data Modelling
12 473 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
13 466 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 460 (6.40%) Migration
15 455 (6.33%) Use Case
16 453 (6.30%) E-Commerce
17 447 (6.22%) Data Analysis
18 420 (5.84%) MS Visio
19 417 (5.80%) User Stories
20 412 (5.73%) Scrum
21 405 (5.63%) CRM
21 405 (5.63%) UML
22 399 (5.55%) Microsoft
23 380 (5.28%) MS Excel
24 376 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
25 366 (5.09%) ISEB
26 360 (5.01%) Change Management
27 358 (4.98%) Waterfall
28 354 (4.92%) Degree
29 327 (4.55%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 178 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 89 (1.24%) CMS
3 52 (0.72%) WebSphere
4 39 (0.54%) SAS
5 29 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (0.40%) Confluence
6 27 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
7 25 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (0.19%) Lync
9 10 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.11%) Documentum
11 7 (0.097%) FileNet
12 6 (0.083%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.070%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.056%) Drupal
14 4 (0.056%) MTS
14 4 (0.056%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.042%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.028%) TPMS
Applications
1 420 (5.84%) MS Visio
2 380 (5.28%) MS Excel
3 213 (2.96%) MS Office
4 167 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 94 (1.31%) MS Project
6 35 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.097%) Shockwave
8 4 (0.056%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.056%) SPSS
9 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 115 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (0.46%) thinkFolio
3 32 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 24 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 23 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 20 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 20 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 17 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.21%) Maximo
10 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 14 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
12 13 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 12 (0.17%) Agresso
14 11 (0.15%) Summit
14 11 (0.15%) Endur
14 11 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.54%) SaaS
2 15 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
3 14 (0.19%) Office 365
4 11 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.14%) Force.com
6 6 (0.083%) IaaS
7 2 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.028%) Taleo
8 1 (0.014%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.014%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.014%) PaaS
8 1 (0.014%) Yammer
8 1 (0.014%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.76%) Intranet
2 25 (0.35%) Internet
3 17 (0.24%) Broadband
3 17 (0.24%) WAN
4 14 (0.19%) Network Security
5 13 (0.18%) Firewall
5 13 (0.18%) LAN
5 13 (0.18%) ATM
5 13 (0.18%) HTTP
6 11 (0.15%) MVNO
7 10 (0.14%) FTP
8 9 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.070%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.056%) LDAP
11 4 (0.056%) GPRS
11 4 (0.056%) SMS
11 4 (0.056%) CTI
12 3 (0.042%) RFID
12 3 (0.042%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
2 154 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 83 (1.15%) QlikView
4 69 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 65 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (0.61%) Big Data
6 44 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 40 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 36 (0.50%) MS Access
9 30 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 30 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 24 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
11 22 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
16 14 (0.19%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 143 (1.99%) JIRA
2 17 (0.24%) Rational Rose
2 17 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.14%) Axure RP
4 8 (0.11%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.11%) Toad
5 7 (0.097%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 6 (0.083%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.070%) RequisitePro
7 5 (0.070%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.056%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.056%) ERwin
9 2 (0.028%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.028%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.028%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.028%) Ant
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.028%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.028%) ClearQuest
General
1 2504 (34.82%) Finance
2 1411 (19.62%) Banking
3 700 (9.73%) Retail
4 522 (7.26%) Investment Banking
5 301 (4.19%) Front Office
6 245 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 206 (2.86%) Back Office
8 193 (2.68%) Retail Banking
8 193 (2.68%) Marketing
9 161 (2.24%) Legal
10 119 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 106 (1.47%) Advertising
12 87 (1.21%) Publishing
13 83 (1.15%) Automotive
14 77 (1.07%) Law
15 60 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 54 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 53 (0.74%) Billing
18 45 (0.63%) Local Government
19 40 (0.56%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (1.67%) Web Services
2 106 (1.47%) XML
3 99 (1.38%) .NET
4 60 (0.83%) HTML
5 50 (0.70%) Middleware
6 36 (0.50%) FpML
7 28 (0.39%) HTML5
8 19 (0.26%) Mason
9 14 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (0.18%) Visualforce
11 10 (0.14%) CSS
12 9 (0.13%) Application Packaging
12 9 (0.13%) Gherkin
13 8 (0.11%) Apache Flex
13 8 (0.11%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.11%) XSD
13 8 (0.11%) XSLT
13 8 (0.11%) SOAP
13 8 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 773 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (3.73%) Derivative
3 201 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 188 (2.61%) User Experience
5 179 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 139 (1.93%) Equities
7 130 (1.81%) Fixed Income
8 127 (1.77%) NHS
9 115 (1.60%) Market Risk
10 98 (1.36%) Credit Risk
11 80 (1.11%) Open Source
12 74 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 64 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 63 (0.88%) Visualisation
15 59 (0.82%) Reference Data
16 58 (0.81%) SWIFT
17 47 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
17 47 (0.65%) Computer Science
18 45 (0.63%) Data Integration
19 42 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 110 (1.53%) Windows
2 54 (0.75%) UNIX
3 38 (0.53%) Windows 7
4 14 (0.19%) Android
5 13 (0.18%) Windows XP
6 11 (0.15%) Linux
6 11 (0.15%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.042%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.042%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.014%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.014%) AIX
11 1 (0.014%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.014%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2241 (31.16%) Business Analysis
2 1441 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1392 (19.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 760 (10.57%) Project Management
5 497 (6.91%) Data Modelling
6 473 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 466 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 460 (6.40%) Migration
9 455 (6.33%) Use Case
10 453 (6.30%) E-Commerce
11 447 (6.22%) Data Analysis
12 417 (5.80%) User Stories
13 412 (5.73%) Scrum
14 405 (5.63%) CRM
14 405 (5.63%) UML
15 376 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
16 360 (5.01%) Change Management
17 358 (4.98%) Waterfall
18 327 (4.55%) PRINCE2
19 311 (4.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 679 (9.44%) SQL
2 118 (1.64%) Java
3 54 (0.75%) VBA
4 51 (0.71%) C
5 36 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 34 (0.47%) C#
7 32 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 22 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 20 (0.28%) VB
10 14 (0.19%) Apex Code
11 13 (0.18%) R
12 10 (0.14%) C++
12 10 (0.14%) Python
13 9 (0.13%) PHP
14 8 (0.11%) Groovy
15 7 (0.097%) Scala
16 6 (0.083%) VBScript
17 5 (0.070%) ABAP
18 4 (0.056%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.056%) Perl
Qualifications
1 366 (5.09%) ISEB
2 354 (4.92%) Degree
3 198 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 103 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 32 (0.45%) IIBA
6 32 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 30 (0.42%) CBAP
8 28 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.39%) PMP
9 22 (0.31%) CIMA
10 20 (0.28%) ACCA
11 11 (0.15%) MBA
11 11 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.13%) CISSP
13 8 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.11%) CFA
14 7 (0.097%) CISA
14 7 (0.097%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (2.92%) QA
2 79 (1.10%) Solvency II
3 75 (1.04%) EMIR
4 62 (0.86%) FATCA
5 57 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 55 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
7 40 (0.56%) Basel III
8 38 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 31 (0.43%) MiFID
11 28 (0.39%) SLA
12 26 (0.36%) COREP
12 26 (0.36%) GAMP
12 26 (0.36%) Basel II
13 20 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 19 (0.26%) FINREP
15 12 (0.17%) CRD IV
15 12 (0.17%) PCI DSS
16 5 (0.070%) GAAP
16 5 (0.070%) AIFMD
System Software
1 35 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.042%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.11%) SCCM
3 4 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.056%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.028%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.014%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.014%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.014%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.014%) Netcool
5 1 (0.014%) Control-M
5 1 (0.014%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.014%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 399 (5.55%) Microsoft
2 301 (4.19%) Oracle
3 292 (4.06%) SAP
4 124 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 102 (1.42%) Business Objects
6 75 (1.04%) IBM
7 71 (0.99%) Cognos
8 45 (0.63%) Siebel
9 44 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
10 41 (0.57%) hybris
11 38 (0.53%) Hyperion
11 38 (0.53%) Tableau
12 36 (0.50%) Adobe
12 36 (0.50%) Pega
13 34 (0.47%) Murex
14 33 (0.46%) Bloomberg
15 31 (0.43%) JD Edwards
15 31 (0.43%) Citrix
16 30 (0.42%) Calypso
16 30 (0.42%) ATG
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Central London / West End
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Southampton, Hampshire
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London
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