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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 21 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3756 3860 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.08% 8.17% 9.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.81% 8.80% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2783 3348
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 40
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £40.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.60 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.40 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -22.53%
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
48097 43871 46063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30743 27109 26547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 1943 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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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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 -5 2015 £450 -7.69% 375
South East -3 618 £380 -1.93% 110
South West -5 222 £375 -6.25% 75
North West +6 213 £369 +10.07% 61
Yorkshire +12 204 £364 -1.28% 75
West Midlands -6 155 £384 +2.33% 38
East of England -11 149 £400 - 48
East Midlands +11 123 £425 +21.42% 30
North East -27 32 £440 +26.16% 8
Midlands +6 15 £383 -15.00% 1
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 2476 (32.57%) Business Analysis
2 2379 (31.30%) Finance
3 1516 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1345 (17.70%) Banking
5 1240 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 867 (11.41%) Retail
7 818 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
8 796 (10.47%) Project Management
9 766 (10.08%) SQL
10 665 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 559 (7.35%) E-Commerce
12 557 (7.33%) Use Case
13 520 (6.84%) Investment Banking
14 505 (6.64%) UML
15 504 (6.63%) Data Analysis
16 499 (6.56%) Migration
17 484 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
18 463 (6.09%) Microsoft
19 459 (6.04%) Scrum
20 458 (6.03%) Data Modelling
21 442 (5.82%) User Stories
22 440 (5.79%) CRM
23 420 (5.53%) Degree
24 418 (5.50%) MS Visio
25 414 (5.45%) MS Excel
26 390 (5.13%) Change Management
27 362 (4.76%) SAP
28 355 (4.67%) Workflow
29 341 (4.49%) GAP Analysis
30 340 (4.47%) ISEB

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 229 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.39%) CMS
3 72 (0.95%) SAS
4 64 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 57 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 28 (0.37%) Lync
8 21 (0.28%) Confluence
9 19 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 19 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
10 12 (0.16%) Drupal
11 9 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.11%) Documentum
13 7 (0.092%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.079%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.053%) IIS
16 3 (0.039%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.039%) Apache
17 2 (0.026%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 418 (5.50%) MS Visio
2 414 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 260 (3.42%) MS Office
4 174 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 129 (1.70%) MS Project
6 34 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.16%) SPSS
8 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.092%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 130 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 31 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 28 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 21 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.26%) Loan IQ
10 19 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 18 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 18 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 17 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
14 14 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
14 14 (0.18%) SAP Retail
14 14 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
14 14 (0.18%) Endur
15 13 (0.17%) SAP HR
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (0.66%) SaaS
2 29 (0.38%) Office 365
3 13 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.14%) Force.com
4 11 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.053%) IaaS
7 3 (0.039%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.039%) Taleo
8 2 (0.026%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.026%) PaaS
8 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.013%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (0.61%) Intranet
2 39 (0.51%) Internet
3 16 (0.21%) WAN
4 14 (0.18%) Firewall
5 13 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (0.17%) Unified Communications
6 12 (0.16%) LAN
6 12 (0.16%) VoIP
7 11 (0.14%) FTP
7 11 (0.14%) HTTP
8 10 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (0.12%) SSL
10 7 (0.092%) LDAP
11 6 (0.079%) MVNO
12 4 (0.053%) NFC
12 4 (0.053%) ATM
12 4 (0.053%) SMS
12 4 (0.053%) Wireless
13 3 (0.039%) DSL
13 3 (0.039%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 192 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 91 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 88 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (0.97%) QlikView
6 70 (0.92%) MS Access
7 68 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 67 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 58 (0.76%) Data Mining
10 35 (0.46%) Big Data
11 31 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
12 30 (0.39%) SAP BW
13 25 (0.33%) EDRMS
14 24 (0.32%) Data Mart
14 24 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
14 24 (0.32%) SAP BI
15 23 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
16 22 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.24%) Oracle Database
17 18 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (1.63%) JIRA
2 38 (0.50%) Rational Rose
3 19 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.21%) Toad
5 15 (0.20%) RequisitePro
6 12 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.16%) ERwin
7 6 (0.079%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.079%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.079%) TestDirector
8 5 (0.066%) ClearQuest
8 5 (0.066%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.053%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.039%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.039%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (0.026%) MSTest
11 2 (0.026%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.026%) LSMW
11 2 (0.026%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.026%) Ant
General
1 2379 (31.30%) Finance
2 1345 (17.70%) Banking
3 867 (11.41%) Retail
4 520 (6.84%) Investment Banking
5 324 (4.26%) Front Office
6 254 (3.34%) Marketing
7 215 (2.83%) Telecoms
8 201 (2.64%) Back Office
9 199 (2.62%) Legal
10 177 (2.33%) Retail Banking
11 125 (1.64%) Publishing
12 111 (1.46%) Manufacturing
13 100 (1.32%) Advertising
14 81 (1.07%) Billing
15 64 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 55 (0.72%) Automotive
17 51 (0.67%) Law
18 48 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 48 (0.63%) Local Government
19 40 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (1.91%) XML
2 109 (1.43%) Web Services
3 86 (1.13%) .NET
4 58 (0.76%) HTML
5 43 (0.57%) FpML
6 39 (0.51%) Middleware
7 28 (0.37%) Mason
8 22 (0.29%) J2EE
9 21 (0.28%) CSS
10 17 (0.22%) SOAP
11 15 (0.20%) MDX
11 15 (0.20%) HTML5
12 12 (0.16%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.14%) JSON
14 10 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (0.13%) Visualforce
14 10 (0.13%) EDI
14 10 (0.13%) XSD
15 9 (0.12%) XSLT
15 9 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 818 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (2.97%) Derivative
3 220 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 175 (2.30%) User Experience
5 157 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 144 (1.89%) NHS
7 143 (1.88%) Credit Risk
8 125 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 122 (1.61%) Market Risk
10 114 (1.50%) Equities
11 105 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 73 (0.96%) Reference Data
13 68 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 58 (0.76%) Open Source
15 51 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
16 46 (0.61%) SWIFT
17 44 (0.58%) Visualisation
18 43 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
18 43 (0.57%) Computer Science
18 43 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 119 (1.57%) Windows
2 47 (0.62%) UNIX
3 45 (0.59%) Windows 7
4 17 (0.22%) Linux
4 17 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.20%) Android
6 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
7 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.092%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.066%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.039%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.026%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.026%) AIX
13 1 (0.013%) Solaris
13 1 (0.013%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.013%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2476 (32.57%) Business Analysis
2 1516 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
3 1240 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 796 (10.47%) Project Management
5 665 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 559 (7.35%) E-Commerce
7 557 (7.33%) Use Case
8 505 (6.64%) UML
9 504 (6.63%) Data Analysis
10 499 (6.56%) Migration
11 484 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
12 459 (6.04%) Scrum
13 458 (6.03%) Data Modelling
14 442 (5.82%) User Stories
15 440 (5.79%) CRM
16 390 (5.13%) Change Management
17 355 (4.67%) Workflow
18 341 (4.49%) GAP Analysis
19 334 (4.39%) PRINCE2
20 282 (3.71%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 766 (10.08%) SQL
2 87 (1.14%) Java
3 82 (1.08%) VBA
4 56 (0.74%) C
5 42 (0.55%) C#
6 37 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 26 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 24 (0.32%) VB
9 15 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.17%) PHP
11 10 (0.13%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.11%) Python
13 6 (0.079%) Scala
13 6 (0.079%) COBOL
14 4 (0.053%) C++
14 4 (0.053%) Perl
15 3 (0.039%) JCL
15 3 (0.039%) ABAP
15 3 (0.039%) Groovy
15 3 (0.039%) R
Qualifications
1 420 (5.53%) Degree
2 340 (4.47%) ISEB
3 179 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 109 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 49 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (0.62%) CBAP
7 32 (0.42%) IIBA
8 31 (0.41%) ACCA
8 31 (0.41%) CIMA
9 30 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 25 (0.33%) PMP
11 16 (0.21%) MBA
12 14 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 10 (0.13%) CCAB
15 9 (0.12%) CISSP
15 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.11%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (2.28%) QA
2 91 (1.20%) EMIR
3 84 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 73 (0.96%) Solvency II
5 58 (0.76%) Basel III
5 58 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 39 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 38 (0.50%) FATCA
8 37 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 36 (0.47%) Basel II
10 24 (0.32%) MiFID
11 21 (0.28%) COREP
12 20 (0.26%) SLA
13 19 (0.25%) FINREP
14 13 (0.17%) AIFMD
15 11 (0.14%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.12%) UCITS
17 8 (0.11%) CRD IV
18 7 (0.092%) COBIT
19 5 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.039%) SCCM
2 3 (0.039%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.039%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.013%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.013%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 463 (6.09%) Microsoft
2 362 (4.76%) SAP
3 315 (4.14%) Oracle
4 146 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 99 (1.30%) Business Objects
6 89 (1.17%) IBM
7 72 (0.95%) Cognos
8 66 (0.87%) Siebel
9 41 (0.54%) Charles River
10 36 (0.47%) Murex
11 35 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
12 30 (0.39%) thinkFolio
12 30 (0.39%) Hyperion
12 30 (0.39%) HP
12 30 (0.39%) ServiceNow
13 29 (0.38%) ATG
14 27 (0.36%) hybris
14 27 (0.36%) Sun
15 26 (0.34%) Teradata
15 26 (0.34%) Bloomberg
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £430 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IPS
Rate: Market Rate DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: Competitive Market Rates offered (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday