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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 20 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3310 3319 3345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.26% 7.44% 8.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.86% 8.03% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 2371 2352
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 35
Average hourly rate £35.75 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.27 £41.00 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -3 1639 £450 -5.26% 408
South East 0 543 £400 +6.66% 117
South West +5 250 £390 -0.63% 84
Yorkshire +8 222 £375 +7.14% 54
North West +2 179 £363 +3.94% 53
East of England -2 154 £413 -2.94% 45
East Midlands +11 135 £425 +6.25% 29
West Midlands -4 132 £360 +2.85% 53
North East +10 35 £400 +10.34% 5
Midlands +9 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2374 (33.71%) Finance
2 2189 (31.08%) Business Analysis
3 1427 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1376 (19.54%) Banking
5 1289 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 814 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
7 766 (10.88%) Project Management
8 742 (10.54%) Retail
9 663 (9.41%) SQL
10 538 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 501 (7.11%) Investment Banking
12 479 (6.80%) Migration
13 478 (6.79%) E-Commerce
14 470 (6.67%) Data Modelling
15 464 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
16 447 (6.35%) Use Case
17 442 (6.28%) Data Analysis
18 425 (6.04%) Microsoft
19 421 (5.98%) Scrum
20 417 (5.92%) MS Visio
21 415 (5.89%) User Stories
22 406 (5.77%) UML
23 391 (5.55%) CRM
24 388 (5.51%) MS Excel
25 381 (5.41%) ISEB
26 362 (5.14%) Degree
27 358 (5.08%) GAP Analysis
28 351 (4.98%) Waterfall
29 340 (4.83%) Change Management
30 333 (4.73%) SAP

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 210 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 81 (1.15%) CMS
3 54 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 51 (0.72%) SAS
5 37 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (0.41%) Lync
6 29 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 22 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
8 18 (0.26%) Confluence
9 12 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.11%) Drupal
11 7 (0.099%) Documentum
12 6 (0.085%) Commerce Server
12 6 (0.085%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.057%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.043%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.028%) CICS
15 2 (0.028%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.028%) Smallworld
15 2 (0.028%) FileNet
Applications
1 417 (5.92%) MS Visio
2 388 (5.51%) MS Excel
3 221 (3.14%) MS Office
4 172 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 109 (1.55%) MS Project
6 32 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.099%) Shockwave
9 5 (0.071%) SPSS
10 4 (0.057%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.057%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 111 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 21 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 21 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.27%) Loan IQ
8 18 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 16 (0.23%) Maximo
9 16 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 14 (0.20%) Endur
10 14 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
11 13 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
11 13 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 53 (0.75%) SaaS
2 23 (0.33%) Office 365
3 14 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
4 11 (0.16%) Force.com
5 8 (0.11%) IaaS
6 4 (0.057%) Taleo
7 3 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.043%) PaaS
8 2 (0.028%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.014%) Responsys
9 1 (0.014%) Yammer
9 1 (0.014%) Trello
9 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.78%) Intranet
2 22 (0.31%) Internet
3 21 (0.30%) WAN
4 16 (0.23%) LAN
4 16 (0.23%) HTTP
5 11 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (0.16%) Firewall
6 10 (0.14%) FTP
6 10 (0.14%) MVNO
7 9 (0.13%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.11%) ATM
9 7 (0.099%) Network Security
9 7 (0.099%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.099%) VoIP
10 6 (0.085%) Broadband
11 5 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.071%) SSL
12 4 (0.057%) DSL
12 4 (0.057%) GPRS
12 4 (0.057%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 160 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 74 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 69 (0.98%) QlikView
5 67 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 46 (0.65%) Big Data
7 46 (0.65%) MS Access
8 43 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 23 (0.33%) SAP BW
11 21 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (0.28%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.26%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
15 17 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
17 15 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 111 (1.58%) JIRA
2 16 (0.23%) Rational Rose
2 16 (0.23%) Toad
3 14 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.099%) RequisitePro
5 6 (0.085%) TestDirector
5 6 (0.085%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.057%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.057%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.057%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.043%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.043%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.043%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.028%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.028%) Ant
8 2 (0.028%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.014%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.014%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2374 (33.71%) Finance
2 1376 (19.54%) Banking
3 742 (10.54%) Retail
4 501 (7.11%) Investment Banking
5 302 (4.29%) Front Office
6 236 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 201 (2.85%) Marketing
8 197 (2.80%) Legal
9 192 (2.73%) Retail Banking
10 176 (2.50%) Back Office
11 114 (1.62%) Manufacturing
12 104 (1.48%) Publishing
13 100 (1.42%) Advertising
14 66 (0.94%) Law
15 63 (0.89%) Automotive
16 60 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
17 54 (0.77%) Billing
18 53 (0.75%) Financial Institution
19 41 (0.58%) Local Government
20 40 (0.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (1.79%) Web Services
2 110 (1.56%) XML
3 88 (1.25%) .NET
4 64 (0.91%) HTML
5 54 (0.77%) Middleware
6 40 (0.57%) FpML
7 26 (0.37%) HTML5
8 25 (0.36%) Mason
9 15 (0.21%) Visualforce
10 13 (0.18%) CSS
11 11 (0.16%) SOAP
11 11 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.13%) RESTful
13 8 (0.11%) EDI
14 7 (0.099%) Flash
14 7 (0.099%) CGI
14 7 (0.099%) WSDL
14 7 (0.099%) XSD
14 7 (0.099%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 814 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (3.38%) Derivative
3 204 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 175 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 170 (2.41%) User Experience
6 138 (1.96%) NHS
7 131 (1.86%) Market Risk
7 131 (1.86%) Credit Risk
8 121 (1.72%) Equities
9 108 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 88 (1.25%) Open Source
11 81 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 63 (0.89%) Reference Data
13 50 (0.71%) Visualisation
14 49 (0.70%) SWIFT
14 49 (0.70%) Data Integration
15 46 (0.65%) Data Structures
15 46 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
16 44 (0.62%) Computer Science
17 39 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 124 (1.76%) Windows
2 50 (0.71%) UNIX
2 50 (0.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (0.17%) Linux
3 12 (0.17%) Android
4 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
4 11 (0.16%) Windows XP
5 10 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.099%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.043%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.014%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.014%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.014%) AIX
11 1 (0.014%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2189 (31.08%) Business Analysis
2 1427 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1289 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 766 (10.88%) Project Management
5 538 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 479 (6.80%) Migration
7 478 (6.79%) E-Commerce
8 470 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 464 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
10 447 (6.35%) Use Case
11 442 (6.28%) Data Analysis
12 421 (5.98%) Scrum
13 415 (5.89%) User Stories
14 406 (5.77%) UML
15 391 (5.55%) CRM
16 358 (5.08%) GAP Analysis
17 351 (4.98%) Waterfall
18 340 (4.83%) Change Management
19 326 (4.63%) PRINCE2
20 314 (4.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 663 (9.41%) SQL
2 95 (1.35%) Java
3 70 (0.99%) VBA
4 54 (0.77%) C
5 28 (0.40%) PL/SQL
6 27 (0.38%) C#
7 24 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.31%) VB
9 21 (0.30%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.21%) Apex Code
11 12 (0.17%) R
12 9 (0.13%) PHP
13 8 (0.11%) Python
13 8 (0.11%) Groovy
14 7 (0.099%) Scala
14 7 (0.099%) C++
15 6 (0.085%) VBScript
16 5 (0.071%) ABAP
16 5 (0.071%) Perl
17 4 (0.057%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 381 (5.41%) ISEB
2 362 (5.14%) Degree
3 189 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 95 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 58 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 42 (0.60%) CBAP
7 33 (0.47%) IIBA
8 28 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 26 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.34%) PMP
11 23 (0.33%) ACCA
12 21 (0.30%) CIMA
13 14 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.18%) MBA
15 11 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.13%) CCA
17 8 (0.11%) CFA
18 7 (0.099%) BC Cleared
19 6 (0.085%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (2.84%) QA
2 87 (1.24%) EMIR
3 68 (0.97%) Solvency II
4 61 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 59 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 49 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 48 (0.68%) FATCA
8 47 (0.67%) Basel III
9 45 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 31 (0.44%) MiFID
11 28 (0.40%) SLA
12 26 (0.37%) COREP
13 25 (0.36%) Basel II
14 21 (0.30%) FINREP
15 14 (0.20%) GAMP
16 12 (0.17%) CRD IV
17 10 (0.14%) PCI DSS
18 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 4 (0.057%) AIFMD
19 4 (0.057%) UCITS
System Software
1 25 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.043%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.11%) SCCM
3 6 (0.085%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.057%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.028%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.014%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.014%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.014%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.014%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 425 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 333 (4.73%) SAP
3 268 (3.81%) Oracle
4 140 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 105 (1.49%) Business Objects
6 67 (0.95%) IBM
7 58 (0.82%) Cognos
8 56 (0.80%) Siebel
9 36 (0.51%) hybris
10 34 (0.48%) Murex
11 33 (0.47%) Bloomberg
12 31 (0.44%) thinkFolio
13 30 (0.43%) Hyperion
14 29 (0.41%) Adobe
15 28 (0.40%) Calypso
15 28 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
15 28 (0.40%) ServiceNow
16 26 (0.37%) Tableau
17 25 (0.36%) ATG
18 24 (0.34%) Citrix
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