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 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 18 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 81 72 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.08% 8.11% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 8.57% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £375
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
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
921 840 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.92% 94.59% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 463 566
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.75% +88.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.25 £21.96
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 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 71 (44.65%) Finance
2 57 (35.85%) Business Analysis
3 54 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (16.35%) Scrum
7 20 (12.58%) Project Management
8 18 (11.32%) Migration
8 18 (11.32%) Banking
8 18 (11.32%) Retail
9 17 (10.69%) UML
10 15 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.55%) ISEB
12 12 (7.55%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
13 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
13 11 (6.92%) User Stories
13 11 (6.92%) Technical Analysis
14 8 (5.03%) Hyperion
14 8 (5.03%) QlikView
14 8 (5.03%) Waterfall
15 7 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (4.40%) Business Transformation
15 7 (4.40%) Degree
15 7 (4.40%) Data Modelling
15 7 (4.40%) SQL
15 7 (4.40%) Web Services
15 7 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
16 6 (3.77%) Validation

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Project
1 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
2 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) QlikView
2 5 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.26%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) JIRA
1 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) RequisitePro
General
1 71 (44.65%) Finance
2 18 (11.32%) Banking
2 18 (11.32%) Retail
3 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.14%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.40%) Web Services
2 2 (1.26%) XML
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.52%) NHS
4 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.89%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.26%) Open Source
5 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.26%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) IVR
6 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (35.85%) Business Analysis
2 54 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (16.35%) Scrum
5 20 (12.58%) Project Management
6 18 (11.32%) Migration
7 17 (10.69%) UML
8 15 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.55%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (6.92%) User Stories
11 11 (6.92%) Technical Analysis
12 8 (5.03%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.40%) Business Transformation
13 7 (4.40%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (3.77%) Validation
14 6 (3.77%) E-Commerce
15 5 (3.14%) CRM
15 5 (3.14%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.40%) SQL
2 2 (1.26%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.63%) LINC
Qualifications
1 12 (7.55%) ISEB
2 7 (4.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) FATCA
1 3 (1.89%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.03%) Hyperion
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.14%) JD Edwards
4 3 (1.89%) SAP
5 2 (1.26%) BMC
5 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.26%) Remedy
5 2 (1.26%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Avaya
6 1 (0.63%) Genesys
6 1 (0.63%) hybris
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco
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