The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 14 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 264 132 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.96% 5.98% 8.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 6.44% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 109 189
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£380 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
3101 2051 2874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.49% 92.97% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1308 1677
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 163 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 73 £380 - 9
Wiltshire +4 49 £413 +3.12% 10
Somerset +6 41 £358 -9.20% 6
Dorset +12 37 £393 +4.66% 7
Gloucestershire -4 23 £395 +6.75% 4
Devon -1 21 £330 +20.00% 6
Cornwall - 1 £238 -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 193 (42.79%) Finance
2 161 (35.70%) Business Analysis
3 100 (22.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 71 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 68 (15.08%) MS Visio
6 61 (13.53%) SAP
7 60 (13.30%) Banking
8 56 (12.42%) UML
9 49 (10.86%) Requirements Analysis
10 48 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 47 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
11 47 (10.42%) Security Cleared
12 45 (9.98%) BPMN
13 43 (9.53%) Use Case
13 43 (9.53%) Project Management
13 43 (9.53%) SQL
14 39 (8.65%) Data Modelling
15 37 (8.20%) Retail
15 37 (8.20%) Business Transformation
16 35 (7.76%) Migration
17 33 (7.32%) Data Analysis
17 33 (7.32%) SC Cleared
18 31 (6.87%) ISEB
19 27 (5.99%) Data Migration
20 26 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (5.54%) Microsoft
22 23 (5.10%) Oracle
22 23 (5.10%) BPR
23 22 (4.88%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (3.33%) SAS
2 10 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.44%) CMS
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.22%) Drupal
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Connections
4 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Applications
1 68 (15.08%) MS Visio
2 17 (3.77%) MS Project
3 12 (2.66%) MS Office
4 11 (2.44%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.22%) SAP SD
2 7 (1.55%) SAP PM
3 6 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.67%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) Summit
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.11%) SaaS
2 5 (1.11%) Office 365
3 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.44%) Intranet
1 2 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.22%) Firewall
2 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
3 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (0.44%) OLAP
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.44%) OLTP
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Rational Rose
1 4 (0.89%) RequisitePro
2 2 (0.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 193 (42.79%) Finance
2 60 (13.30%) Banking
3 37 (8.20%) Retail
4 17 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 16 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.33%) Legal
7 14 (3.10%) Marketing
8 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.11%) Military
10 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
10 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.22%) Web Services
2 9 (2.00%) .NET
3 4 (0.89%) HTML
3 4 (0.89%) CSS
4 3 (0.67%) RESTful
4 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.33%) GIS
3 10 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.22%) User Experience
4 9 (2.00%) NHS
4 9 (2.00%) CMDB
5 3 (0.67%) SWIFT
5 3 (0.67%) DTV
5 3 (0.67%) APACS
5 3 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.44%) Kindle
7 1 (0.22%) Replication
7 1 (0.22%) Statistics
7 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.22%) Informatics
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.22%) PMI
7 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (35.70%) Business Analysis
2 100 (22.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 71 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 56 (12.42%) UML
5 49 (10.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 48 (10.64%) PRINCE2
7 47 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
8 45 (9.98%) BPMN
9 43 (9.53%) Project Management
9 43 (9.53%) Use Case
10 39 (8.65%) Data Modelling
11 37 (8.20%) Business Transformation
12 35 (7.76%) Migration
13 33 (7.32%) Data Analysis
14 27 (5.99%) Data Migration
15 23 (5.10%) BPR
16 22 (4.88%) Test Planning
17 21 (4.66%) SSADM
17 21 (4.66%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.53%) SQL
2 7 (1.55%) C
3 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.44%) Java
5 1 (0.22%) C#
5 1 (0.22%) VB
5 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.87%) ISEB
4 22 (4.88%) Degree
5 15 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.77%) ACCA
6 8 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.55%) CIMA
8 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.67%) CBAP
10 2 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) IIBA
11 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.88%) Solvency II
2 16 (3.55%) Basel III
3 15 (3.33%) Basel II
4 9 (2.00%) FATCA
4 9 (2.00%) FINREP
5 8 (1.77%) COREP
6 7 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.33%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.33%) SLA
8 5 (1.11%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 61 (13.53%) SAP
2 25 (5.54%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.10%) Oracle
4 10 (2.22%) Casewise
5 9 (2.00%) SolarWinds
5 9 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.11%) Hyperion
7 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.67%) Informatica
8 3 (0.67%) Cognos
9 2 (0.44%) Baan
9 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.44%) IBM
9 2 (0.44%) Capita
10 1 (0.22%) Google
10 1 (0.22%) Pega
10 1 (0.22%) hybris
10 1 (0.22%) Sage
10 1 (0.22%) Open Text
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