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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.59% 4.50% 9.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.75% 4.67% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
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£425 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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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
160 107 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 98.16% 96.40% 90.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 79 50
Average daily rate £425 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -60.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Luton region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 2015, 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 16 (51.61%) Retail
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
5 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) SAP
7 5 (16.13%) ERP
7 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.90%) Agresso
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Use Case
9 3 (9.68%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.45%) SaaS
10 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
10 2 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
10 2 (6.45%) WFM
10 2 (6.45%) JIRA
10 2 (6.45%) Information Management
10 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
10 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Agresso
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (51.61%) Retail
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) SAP XI
2 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
4 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) ERP
6 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.90%) Use Case
8 3 (9.68%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
9 2 (6.45%) WFM
9 2 (6.45%) Information Management
10 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) SAP
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore