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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 16 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 234 179 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.11% 7.99% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 8.64% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 141 112
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £36.44
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -17.67%
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 2072 2627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.28% 92.46% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2026 1298 1498
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 182 213
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.63 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.34% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.17 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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 +2 80 £387 -1.96% 27
Wiltshire -15 46 £434 +4.51% 12
Dorset +11 28 £300 -30.63% 3
Gloucestershire -3 27 £375 -7.97% 17
Somerset -17 21 £400 +3.22% 4
Devon -14 12 £350 -16.16% 3
Cornwall - - - - 2
Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 217 (46.07%) Finance
2 159 (33.76%) Business Analysis
3 98 (20.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (13.16%) Banking
6 54 (11.46%) Retail
7 50 (10.62%) MS Visio
8 45 (9.55%) SAP
9 43 (9.13%) UML
9 43 (9.13%) GAP Analysis
10 40 (8.49%) BPMN
11 39 (8.28%) Data Modelling
12 38 (8.07%) Requirements Analysis
13 37 (7.86%) SQL
13 37 (7.86%) Migration
14 35 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (7.22%) Security Cleared
16 33 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (6.79%) E-Commerce
17 32 (6.79%) Data Analysis
18 31 (6.58%) Data Migration
19 29 (6.16%) Project Management
20 28 (5.94%) Business Transformation
21 25 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 25 (5.31%) Solvency II
21 25 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
21 25 (5.31%) PRINCE2
22 22 (4.67%) BPR
22 22 (4.67%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (2.12%) SAS
2 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.85%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.21%) Drupal
4 1 (0.21%) TPMS
4 1 (0.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Connections
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (10.62%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.82%) MS Office
4 9 (1.91%) MS Project
5 5 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) SAP SD
2 7 (1.49%) SAP PM
3 6 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.06%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.64%) Summit
7 2 (0.42%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.21%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.06%) SaaS
2 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.42%) VoIP
2 1 (0.21%) Intranet
2 1 (0.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.64%) OLAP
6 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.42%) QlikView
7 2 (0.42%) OLTP
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.21%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.64%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 217 (46.07%) Finance
2 62 (13.16%) Banking
3 54 (11.46%) Retail
4 21 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.46%) Marketing
5 17 (3.61%) Retail Banking
6 12 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.91%) Legal
8 6 (1.27%) Electronics
9 4 (0.85%) Billing
10 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.06%) .NET
2 3 (0.64%) RESTful
2 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.42%) Mason
4 1 (0.21%) Web Services
4 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.12%) NHS
4 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.27%) DTV
6 5 (1.06%) User Experience
7 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.42%) APACS
8 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.42%) Kindle
8 2 (0.42%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.21%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.21%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.21%) Statistics
9 1 (0.21%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.42%) Android
1 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.76%) Business Analysis
2 98 (20.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (9.13%) GAP Analysis
4 43 (9.13%) UML
5 40 (8.49%) BPMN
6 39 (8.28%) Data Modelling
7 38 (8.07%) Requirements Analysis
8 37 (7.86%) Migration
9 35 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (6.79%) E-Commerce
11 32 (6.79%) Data Analysis
12 31 (6.58%) Data Migration
13 29 (6.16%) Project Management
14 28 (5.94%) Business Transformation
15 25 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 25 (5.31%) PRINCE2
16 22 (4.67%) BPR
16 22 (4.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.86%) SQL
2 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.64%) C
4 2 (0.42%) Java
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.46%) ISEB
3 18 (3.82%) Degree
4 15 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.49%) ACCA
5 7 (1.49%) CIMA
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.21%) IIBA
6 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.31%) Solvency II
2 18 (3.82%) Basel III
3 17 (3.61%) Basel II
4 10 (2.12%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.70%) COREP
7 7 (1.49%) FINREP
7 7 (1.49%) FATCA
7 7 (1.49%) SLA
8 6 (1.27%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.64%) QA
11 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 45 (9.55%) SAP
2 22 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.82%) Oracle
4 13 (2.76%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.27%) hybris
5 6 (1.27%) IBM
6 5 (1.06%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.06%) Casewise
7 4 (0.85%) ATG
8 3 (0.64%) Cognos
9 2 (0.42%) Informatica
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.21%) Open Text
10 1 (0.21%) Teradata
10 1 (0.21%) Capita
10 1 (0.21%) Google
10 1 (0.21%) Pega
10 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix
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