The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 43 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.15% 3.69% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 3.80% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Average daily rate £225 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+47.91% +7.14%
Business Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
304 263 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.25% 97.05% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 152 125
Average daily rate £338 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) UML
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 4 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) MS Office
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB
5 3 (12.50%) Local Government
5 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (12.50%) Document Management
5 3 (12.50%) Thunderhead
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (8.33%) Big Data
6 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (8.33%) Information Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Zachman Framework

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) ERwin
1 2 (8.33%) PowerDesigner
1 2 (8.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (12.50%) Local Government
5 2 (8.33%) Automotive
5 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) UML
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 3 (12.50%) Document Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) DSDM
5 2 (8.33%) Information Management
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) RUP
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Thunderhead
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Informatica
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) Casewise