The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 21 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 14 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.95% 3.90% 18.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.19% 4.05% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
171 74 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 97.16% 96.10% 90.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 55 61
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -60.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £7.75 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £37.90 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 22 (52.38%) Retail
2 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.81%) Change Management
6 8 (19.05%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 7 (16.67%) Use Case
8 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 6 (14.29%) ERP
8 6 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 5 (11.90%) SAP
10 4 (9.52%) Oracle
10 4 (9.52%) Agresso
11 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
11 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (7.14%) Information Management
11 3 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
11 3 (7.14%) WFM
11 3 (7.14%) FMCG
11 3 (7.14%) Demand Management
11 3 (7.14%) SaaS
11 3 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Agresso
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (52.38%) Retail
2 15 (35.71%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) EDI
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) FMCG
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.81%) Change Management
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
6 7 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 7 (16.67%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) ERP
7 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 3 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) WFM
8 3 (7.14%) Demand Management
8 3 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) SAP
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft