The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 34 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 21 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.65% 4.57% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.72% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 22
Average daily rate £375 £380 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £318 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.93 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.43 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+44.76% +7.14%
Business Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
532 615 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.36% 96.85% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 325 316
Average daily rate £385 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 44 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Watford +2 7 £400 +33.33% 3
St Albans - 3 £365 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 2 £375 -16.66%
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (24.19%) Retail
2 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Project Management
2 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
3 11 (17.74%) Use Case
3 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.13%) Change Management
4 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.52%) MS Project
6 8 (12.90%) SQL
6 8 (12.90%) Validation
6 8 (12.90%) BPMN
7 7 (11.29%) Data Migration
7 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
7 7 (11.29%) Change Control
7 7 (11.29%) Release Management
7 7 (11.29%) Migration
8 6 (9.68%) SAP
8 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
8 6 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (9.68%) JDA
8 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (8.06%) FMCG
9 5 (8.06%) ISEB
9 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.06%) Advertising
10 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
10 4 (6.45%) Maximo

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (3.23%) CMS
1 2 (3.23%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.61%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.61%) DNN
2 1 (1.61%) Documentum
2 1 (1.61%) Drupal
2 1 (1.61%) Kentico
2 1 (1.61%) Sitefinity
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Project
2 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (6.45%) Maximo
2 2 (3.23%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.61%) GSM
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.23%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) EDMS
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (24.19%) Retail
2 12 (19.35%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (8.06%) Advertising
5 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.23%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Billing
7 1 (1.61%) Electronics
7 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) FMCG
3 3 (4.84%) Life Science
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) AS400
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
1 12 (19.35%) Project Management
2 11 (17.74%) Use Case
3 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.13%) Change Management
4 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.90%) BPMN
5 8 (12.90%) Validation
6 7 (11.29%) Change Control
6 7 (11.29%) Data Migration
6 7 (11.29%) Migration
6 7 (11.29%) Release Management
6 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.45%) CRM
8 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.45%) Logistics
8 4 (6.45%) Time Management
9 3 (4.84%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) ISEB
2 3 (4.84%) IIBA
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) JDA
2 6 (9.68%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.61%) ATG
5 1 (1.61%) BT
5 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.61%) Huawei
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) Nokia
5 1 (1.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.61%) Siemens