The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 41 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 26.80% 12.24% 19.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.29% 13.14% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 20
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£425 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Business Analyst
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
140 137 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 91.50% 93.20% 90.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 103 79
Average daily rate £400 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 45 (67.16%) Finance
2 42 (62.69%) Retail
3 36 (53.73%) Banking
4 33 (49.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (31.34%) Retail Banking
6 17 (25.37%) Validation
6 17 (25.37%) Business Analysis
7 14 (20.90%) Requirements Management
8 13 (19.40%) UML
9 11 (16.42%) Migration
9 11 (16.42%) Workflow
9 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (13.43%) Use Case
10 9 (13.43%) Pega
10 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
10 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
11 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Analysis
12 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
12 7 (10.45%) SQL
12 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.96%) ISEB
13 6 (8.96%) SAS
14 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
15 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
15 4 (5.97%) TIBCO
15 4 (5.97%) SOA
15 4 (5.97%) BPMN
16 3 (4.48%) Customer Insight
16 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (8.96%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) Essbase
General
1 45 (67.16%) Finance
2 42 (62.69%) Retail
3 36 (53.73%) Banking
4 21 (31.34%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) XML
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (25.37%) Validation
2 17 (25.37%) Business Analysis
3 14 (20.90%) Requirements Management
4 13 (19.40%) UML
5 11 (16.42%) Migration
5 11 (16.42%) Workflow
6 9 (13.43%) Use Case
6 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (5.97%) SOA
10 4 (5.97%) BPMN
11 3 (4.48%) Customer Insight
11 3 (4.48%) Project Management
12 2 (2.99%) Mobile Commerce
12 2 (2.99%) Change Management
12 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) VBA
3 2 (2.99%) PL/1
4 1 (1.49%) R
4 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (8.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Pega
2 4 (5.97%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Teradata
4 1 (1.49%) Tableau
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) HP
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