The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 25 26 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 68 59 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.13% 6.28% 12.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 6.59% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 70
Average daily rate
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£346 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £286 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £380
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 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -22.53%
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 Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1021 895 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.06% 95.21% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 504 504
Average daily rate £338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 64 (40.51%) Finance
2 47 (29.75%) Business Analysis
3 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (12.66%) Project Management
8 16 (10.13%) Technical Analysis
8 16 (10.13%) Banking
8 16 (10.13%) Systems Analysis
9 15 (9.49%) Retail
9 15 (9.49%) Migration
9 15 (9.49%) Scrum
9 15 (9.49%) SharePoint
10 14 (8.86%) Hyperion
11 13 (8.23%) ISEB
12 12 (7.59%) Telecoms
12 12 (7.59%) UML
12 12 (7.59%) User Stories
13 11 (6.96%) QlikView
14 10 (6.33%) Data Modelling
15 8 (5.06%) Degree
15 8 (5.06%) CRM
15 8 (5.06%) Microsoft
15 8 (5.06%) Web Services
16 7 (4.43%) SQL
16 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (4.43%) Business Transformation
17 6 (3.80%) Business Process Mapping

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) MS Project
1 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) QlikView
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.27%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) JIRA
1 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) RequisitePro
General
1 64 (40.51%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Banking
3 15 (9.49%) Retail
4 12 (7.59%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.16%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.06%) Web Services
2 3 (1.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.27%) Open Source
4 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Online Games
5 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.63%) Windows
1 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.75%) Business Analysis
2 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (12.66%) Project Management
6 16 (10.13%) Systems Analysis
6 16 (10.13%) Technical Analysis
7 15 (9.49%) Scrum
7 15 (9.49%) Migration
8 12 (7.59%) UML
8 12 (7.59%) User Stories
9 10 (6.33%) Data Modelling
10 8 (5.06%) CRM
11 7 (4.43%) Business Transformation
12 6 (3.80%) Business Process Mapping
12 6 (3.80%) Waterfall
12 6 (3.80%) Validation
13 5 (3.16%) Logistics
13 5 (3.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.43%) SQL
2 3 (1.90%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.63%) LINC
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) ISEB
2 8 (5.06%) Degree
3 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
1 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
1 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.86%) Hyperion
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.27%) Citrix
3 2 (1.27%) BMC
3 2 (1.27%) SAP
3 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.27%) Remedy
4 1 (0.63%) hybris
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