The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 12 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.66% 2.30% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 2.35% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +16.66%
Business Analyst
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
197 213 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.92% 98.16% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 123 138
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 38
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.10 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (37.04%) Business Analysis
2 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Publishing
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) APMG
5 3 (11.11%) Finance
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.41%) Cognos
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) User Stories
7 1 (3.70%) Information Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Logistics
7 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) Joomla!
7 1 (3.70%) Drupal
7 1 (3.70%) Test Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.70%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) TeamSite
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Business Analysis
2 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) User Stories
6 1 (3.70%) Information Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) E-Procurement
6 1 (3.70%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) APMG
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Cognos
1 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.70%) Open Text
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP