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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 21 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 64 14 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.55% 2.84% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.94% 3.00% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 7 30
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£388 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
806 466 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.05% 94.52% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 224 419
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
Watford +9 19 £388 -3.12% 8
Hitchin -6 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - - 2
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 35 (31.53%) Finance
1 35 (31.53%) Retail
2 27 (24.32%) E-Commerce
3 26 (23.42%) Project Management
3 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.02%) SQL
5 19 (17.12%) Business Analysis
6 16 (14.41%) Change Management
7 14 (12.61%) Oracle
7 14 (12.61%) Time Management
7 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (11.71%) QA
8 13 (11.71%) MS Visio
8 13 (11.71%) Manufacturing
8 13 (11.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (9.91%) MS Office
9 11 (9.91%) Line Management
10 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (7.21%) SPSS
12 8 (7.21%) SAS
12 8 (7.21%) MS Project
12 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
12 8 (7.21%) Teradata
12 8 (7.21%) Analytics
12 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.31%) Test Planning
13 7 (6.31%) Product Management
13 7 (6.31%) Use Case

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (7.21%) SAS
2 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.91%) MS Office
3 8 (7.21%) SPSS
3 8 (7.21%) MS Project
4 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) TrackWise
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.80%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.80%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) OLAP
3 1 (0.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Rational Rose
General
1 35 (31.53%) Finance
1 35 (31.53%) Retail
2 13 (11.71%) Manufacturing
2 13 (11.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (6.31%) Legal
4 5 (4.50%) Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Games
7 1 (0.90%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) XML
2 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (0.90%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.90%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.70%) EPoS
3 3 (2.70%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Informatics
5 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) E-Commerce
2 26 (23.42%) Project Management
2 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) Business Analysis
4 16 (14.41%) Change Management
5 14 (12.61%) Time Management
6 11 (9.91%) Line Management
7 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.21%) Analytics
9 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.31%) Product Management
10 7 (6.31%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.31%) Use Case
10 7 (6.31%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.41%) User Stories
12 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (4.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) ISEB
3 1 (0.90%) MBA
3 1 (0.90%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.71%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.70%) GxP
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Oracle
2 8 (7.21%) Teradata
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.60%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.70%) SAP
5 3 (2.70%) Remedy
5 3 (2.70%) Niku
6 1 (0.90%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.90%) Cognos
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) JDA
6 1 (0.90%) Sage
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
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