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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 14 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 45 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.28% 6.81% 8.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.25% 7.43% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 20
Average daily rate
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£380 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £276 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £510 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 15
Average hourly rate £37.78 £29.32 £32.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £27.97 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £30.66 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -14.98%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
439 417 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.52% 91.65% 97.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 204 245
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £38.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Brentwood +4 9 £236 -47.02%
Basildon -3 3 - -
Chelmsford 0 2 £370 +8.02%
Colchester -9 1 - -
Purfleet - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 29 (29.00%) Business Analysis
2 28 (28.00%) Use Case
3 20 (20.00%) Finance
4 17 (17.00%) MS Excel
5 16 (16.00%) Project Management
6 15 (15.00%) MS Office
7 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.00%) RequisitePro
10 9 (9.00%) SQL
10 9 (9.00%) Oracle
10 9 (9.00%) Marketing
11 8 (8.00%) Migration
11 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.00%) VB
12 7 (7.00%) J2EE
12 7 (7.00%) Essbase
12 7 (7.00%) Degree
13 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (6.00%) Data Analysis
13 6 (6.00%) UML
13 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (6.00%) Mainframe
13 6 (6.00%) Change Management
14 5 (5.00%) Internet
14 5 (5.00%) ERP
14 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
14 5 (5.00%) Scrum
14 5 (5.00%) Automotive
14 5 (5.00%) Time Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.00%) Apache
1 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.00%) MS Office
3 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) BASE24
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Essbase
2 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) MS Access
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) RequisitePro
2 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Marketing
3 5 (5.00%) Automotive
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Local Government
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) J2EE
2 3 (3.00%) XML
3 2 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) Middleware
4 1 (1.00%) SOAP
4 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Windows
1 3 (3.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.00%) UNIX
2 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) Business Analysis
2 28 (28.00%) Use Case
3 16 (16.00%) Project Management
4 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.00%) Migration
5 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.00%) Change Management
6 6 (6.00%) UML
6 6 (6.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.00%) Scrum
7 5 (5.00%) ERP
7 5 (5.00%) Time Management
8 4 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.00%) System Testing
8 4 (4.00%) Requirements Management
8 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.00%) VB
3 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Java
4 2 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (1.00%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.00%) webMethods
4 2 (2.00%) FatWire
5 1 (1.00%) HP
5 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss