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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 19 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 76 48 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.90% 4.98% 9.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.52% 5.25% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 50
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£365 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £370
% change year-on-year
- +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -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 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
1010 914 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.65% 94.81% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 576 348
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 45
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £27.00 £111.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 51 (38.64%) Business Analysis
2 49 (37.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (34.85%) Finance
4 39 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (17.42%) Project Management
6 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (11.36%) Systems Analysis
7 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (9.85%) Web Services
9 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 11 (8.33%) CRM
10 11 (8.33%) User Stories
11 10 (7.58%) Change Management
11 10 (7.58%) BDD
12 9 (6.82%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.82%) Open Source
12 9 (6.82%) Logistics
13 8 (6.06%) Retail
13 8 (6.06%) Scrum
13 8 (6.06%) Hyperion
14 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
14 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (5.30%) Validation
14 7 (5.30%) ISEB
14 7 (5.30%) Banking
14 7 (5.30%) Supplier Management
14 7 (5.30%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (5.30%) Business Transformation
15 6 (4.55%) Line Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.03%) Maximo
3 1 (0.76%) BPCS
3 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) GPRS
1 4 (3.03%) LAN
1 4 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.03%) QlikView
2 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) MS Access
3 1 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) RequisitePro
General
1 46 (34.85%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Retail
3 7 (5.30%) Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.79%) Legal
5 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.79%) Advertising
6 3 (2.27%) Local Government
6 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Web Services
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Open Source
3 4 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (2.27%) NHS
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Statistics
5 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) Informatics
6 1 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Windows
1 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.64%) Business Analysis
2 49 (37.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (17.42%) Project Management
5 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (11.36%) Systems Analysis
6 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.33%) CRM
7 11 (8.33%) User Stories
8 10 (7.58%) BDD
8 10 (7.58%) Change Management
9 9 (6.82%) Logistics
9 9 (6.82%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.06%) Scrum
11 7 (5.30%) Validation
11 7 (5.30%) Supplier Management
11 7 (5.30%) Business Transformation
11 7 (5.30%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (4.55%) Line Management
12 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.27%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (0.76%) ABAP
3 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) ISEB
2 3 (2.27%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) VCP4
3 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.06%) Hyperion
3 3 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle
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