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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 169 228 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.67% 7.07% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 7.38% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 179 138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.59 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+45.30% +7.14%
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 64 £355 -6.51% 21
Dorset +3 28 £450 +20.00% 4
Wiltshire -24 26 £450 -5.26% 6
Somerset +9 21 £388 +3.33% 6
Gloucestershire +9 16 £390 -9.82% 5
Devon -2 5 £335 +0.75%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (43.17%) Finance
2 141 (38.52%) Business Analysis
3 98 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (16.12%) Banking
6 53 (14.48%) ISEB
7 50 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (13.11%) PRINCE2
9 42 (11.48%) UML
10 40 (10.93%) MS Visio
10 40 (10.93%) Project Management
11 37 (10.11%) Waterfall
12 36 (9.84%) SQL
13 34 (9.29%) MS Excel
14 29 (7.92%) Scrum
14 29 (7.92%) Telecoms
14 29 (7.92%) Security Cleared
15 28 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (6.83%) Microsoft
16 25 (6.83%) SAP
16 25 (6.83%) BPMN
17 24 (6.56%) Marketing
17 24 (6.56%) Data Modelling
18 23 (6.28%) Migration
18 23 (6.28%) Retail
19 21 (5.74%) NHS
19 21 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (5.74%) Use Case
20 20 (5.46%) Digital Marketing
20 20 (5.46%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.82%) SAS
3 2 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.27%) JBoss
4 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (10.93%) MS Visio
2 34 (9.29%) MS Excel
3 20 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.19%) MS Office
5 5 (1.37%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Hi Portfolio
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.27%) ATM
1 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.37%) Data Mart
5 4 (1.09%) Big Data
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.82%) MS Access
6 3 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Toad
2 4 (1.09%) JIRA
3 2 (0.55%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.27%) Ant
4 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 158 (43.17%) Finance
2 59 (16.12%) Banking
3 29 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.56%) Marketing
5 23 (6.28%) Retail
6 18 (4.92%) Manufacturing
7 16 (4.37%) Electronics
8 8 (2.19%) Legal
9 6 (1.64%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.09%) Front Office
11 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.55%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Automotive
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.19%) .NET
2 7 (1.91%) Web Services
2 7 (1.91%) XML
3 2 (0.55%) HTML
3 2 (0.55%) HTML5
3 2 (0.55%) Mason
4 1 (0.27%) COM
4 1 (0.27%) GWT
4 1 (0.27%) Java EE
4 1 (0.27%) jQuery
4 1 (0.27%) JSF
4 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.74%) NHS
3 7 (1.91%) Derivative
4 6 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.64%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.09%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.82%) User Experience
8 2 (0.55%) APACS
8 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.27%) PKI
9 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (38.52%) Business Analysis
2 98 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (13.11%) PRINCE2
5 42 (11.48%) UML
6 40 (10.93%) Project Management
7 37 (10.11%) Waterfall
8 29 (7.92%) Scrum
9 28 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (6.83%) BPMN
11 24 (6.56%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.28%) Migration
13 21 (5.74%) Use Case
14 20 (5.46%) Data Analysis
14 20 (5.46%) Digital Marketing
14 20 (5.46%) Programme Management
15 18 (4.92%) Requirements Analysis
15 18 (4.92%) Target Operating Model
15 18 (4.92%) User Stories
16 16 (4.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.84%) SQL
2 5 (1.37%) VBA
3 4 (1.09%) C
4 3 (0.82%) VB
5 2 (0.55%) COBOL
6 1 (0.27%) C#
6 1 (0.27%) Java
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (14.48%) ISEB
2 29 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.55%) Degree
5 7 (1.91%) CBAP
5 7 (1.91%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.09%) APMG
7 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MOS
8 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.55%) Solvency II
2 10 (2.73%) QA
3 9 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.64%) Basel II
4 6 (1.64%) Basel III
4 6 (1.64%) EMIR
4 6 (1.64%) MiFID
5 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) SEPA
7 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.27%) FATCA
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (6.83%) Microsoft
1 25 (6.83%) SAP
2 11 (3.01%) Teradata
3 10 (2.73%) Oracle
4 4 (1.09%) Casewise
5 2 (0.55%) Capita
5 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.55%) Tableau
6 1 (0.27%) Apple
6 1 (0.27%) EMC
6 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.27%) Rally
6 1 (0.27%) Saba
6 1 (0.27%) Sage
6 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.27%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) Syclo
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.27%) webMethods
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