The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 48 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 122 178 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.01% 5.55% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 5.81% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 143 174
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.98% +3.65%
Business Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2887 3062 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.84% 95.51% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1948 1858
Median daily rate £365 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -12 45 £389 -2.81% 10
Devon +3 17 £350 +11.11% 2
Wiltshire -22 17 £425 +3.28% 4
Gloucestershire +1 16 £390 -4.00% 5
Dorset -7 14 £375 -6.25% 3
Somerset +2 4 - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 98 (36.57%) Business Analysis
2 96 (35.82%) Finance
3 69 (25.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (10.07%) Banking
6 27 (10.07%) Security Cleared
6 27 (10.07%) SAP
7 26 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (9.70%) Migration
7 26 (9.70%) Retail
7 26 (9.70%) Waterfall
8 23 (8.58%) Project Management
9 21 (7.84%) SQL
9 21 (7.84%) Scrum
10 20 (7.46%) User Stories
11 18 (6.72%) Data Analysis
11 18 (6.72%) Telecoms
12 17 (6.34%) Marketing
12 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared
13 16 (5.97%) DV Cleared
13 16 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (5.97%) Microsoft
14 15 (5.60%) Manufacturing
14 15 (5.60%) Use Case
15 14 (5.22%) Requirements Management
15 14 (5.22%) ISEB
15 14 (5.22%) UML
15 14 (5.22%) MS Excel
16 13 (4.85%) CRM

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.37%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.37%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) SAS
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.99%) MS Office
4 4 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.75%) MS Project
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (2.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.75%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.37%) Sonata
5 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) Internet
1 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.61%) Data Mining
2 6 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.12%) Big Data
4 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.12%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.37%) OLAP
6 1 (0.37%) OLTP
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.37%) ProC
General
1 96 (35.82%) Finance
2 27 (10.07%) Banking
3 26 (9.70%) Retail
4 18 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 17 (6.34%) Marketing
6 15 (5.60%) Manufacturing
7 11 (4.10%) Electronics
8 7 (2.61%) Billing
9 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.49%) Back Office
11 3 (1.12%) Legal
12 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.37%) Automotive
13 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Web Services
2 4 (1.49%) .NET
3 2 (0.75%) Mason
3 2 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.36%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.36%) User Experience
3 7 (2.61%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.49%) Life Science
7 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) NHS
8 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.37%) Economics
9 1 (0.37%) EPoS
9 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.37%) RIA
9 1 (0.37%) Telematics
9 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.75%) Android
1 2 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.57%) Business Analysis
2 69 (25.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (9.70%) Migration
4 26 (9.70%) Waterfall
5 23 (8.58%) Project Management
6 21 (7.84%) Scrum
7 20 (7.46%) User Stories
8 18 (6.72%) Data Analysis
9 16 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (5.60%) Use Case
11 14 (5.22%) Requirements Management
11 14 (5.22%) UML
12 13 (4.85%) CRM
12 13 (4.85%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.85%) ERP
13 12 (4.48%) Change Management
13 12 (4.48%) Programme Management
14 11 (4.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.84%) SQL
2 8 (2.99%) C
3 3 (1.12%) VB
4 2 (0.75%) VBA
5 1 (0.37%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) C++
5 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.37%) PROC SQL
5 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.97%) DV Cleared
4 14 (5.22%) ISEB
5 13 (4.85%) Degree
6 2 (0.75%) ACCA
6 2 (0.75%) CIMA
7 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.37%) CBAP
7 1 (0.37%) CCA
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Basel II
2 1 (0.37%) Basel III
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 27 (10.07%) SAP
2 16 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.10%) Oracle
4 9 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.24%) Vermilion
6 2 (0.75%) Anaplan
6 2 (0.75%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.75%) Teradata
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) BT
7 1 (0.37%) Capita
7 1 (0.37%) Civica
7 1 (0.37%) Epicor
7 1 (0.37%) FNZ
7 1 (0.37%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.37%) Infor
7 1 (0.37%) Murex
7 1 (0.37%) VMware
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