The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 18 April 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 Essex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 56 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.40% 15.57% 13.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.91% 16.98% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 28
Average daily rate £400 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £178 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Average hourly rate £30.41 £33.00 £28.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £28.40 £27.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.48 £37.20 £32.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.66 £32.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.48% +12.93%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.53% 91.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon 0 10 £450 +20.00%
Brentwood -1 9 £238 -3.06%
Chelmsford -10 3 £400 +166.66%
Colchester -12 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Harlow - - - -
Purfleet - - - - 3
Saffron Walden - - - -
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 41 (38.32%) Business Analysis
2 31 (28.97%) Finance
3 29 (27.10%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (27.10%) ERP
4 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
4 24 (22.43%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (19.63%) MS Office
5 21 (19.63%) Project Management
6 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
7 18 (16.82%) Use Case
8 16 (14.95%) Oracle
9 14 (13.08%) Procure-to-pay
10 12 (11.21%) RequisitePro
11 11 (10.28%) Performance Management
11 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (9.35%) SQL
13 9 (8.41%) Automotive
14 8 (7.48%) Banking
14 8 (7.48%) Degree
15 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
15 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
15 7 (6.54%) UML
15 7 (6.54%) Business Transformation
16 6 (5.61%) Risk Management
16 6 (5.61%) Data Analysis
16 6 (5.61%) Validation
16 6 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
17 5 (4.67%) Wealth Management
17 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.63%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.87%) BASE24
4 1 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.67%) Essbase
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.87%) MS Access
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.93%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) RequisitePro
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (28.97%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Automotive
3 8 (7.48%) Banking
4 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) J2EE
2 3 (2.80%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.74%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.87%) EPoS
3 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.87%) Windows
1 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) Business Analysis
2 29 (27.10%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (27.10%) ERP
3 21 (19.63%) Project Management
4 18 (16.82%) Use Case
5 14 (13.08%) Procure-to-pay
6 11 (10.28%) Performance Management
6 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.54%) UML
7 7 (6.54%) Business Transformation
8 6 (5.61%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.61%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.61%) Validation
8 6 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (4.67%) Wealth Management
9 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.74%) CRM
10 4 (3.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.67%) VB
4 2 (1.87%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.95%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) SAP
4 3 (2.80%) webMethods
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) JD Edwards