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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 19 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 236 180 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.17% 8.05% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.61% 8.70% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 143 108
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£383 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £307
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 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
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
3102 2068 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.23% 92.49% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1303 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £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 218 177 211
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.04 £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 21 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 21 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 -1 77 £387 -1.08% 28
Wiltshire -15 49 £430 +3.61% 14
Dorset +10 29 £305 -29.47% 3
Gloucestershire +3 28 £375 -7.97% 17
Somerset -16 21 £400 +3.22% 4
Devon -12 12 £350 -16.16% 4
Cornwall - - - - 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 215 (45.84%) Finance
2 159 (33.90%) Business Analysis
3 97 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (13.01%) Banking
6 54 (11.51%) Retail
7 50 (10.66%) MS Visio
8 44 (9.38%) SAP
8 44 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
9 43 (9.17%) UML
10 40 (8.53%) BPMN
11 39 (8.32%) Data Modelling
12 38 (8.10%) Requirements Analysis
13 37 (7.89%) SQL
14 36 (7.68%) Migration
15 35 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (7.25%) Security Cleared
17 33 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (6.82%) E-Commerce
18 32 (6.82%) Data Analysis
19 30 (6.40%) Data Migration
20 29 (6.18%) Project Management
21 28 (5.97%) Business Transformation
22 25 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 25 (5.33%) Solvency II
22 25 (5.33%) PRINCE2
23 24 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
24 22 (4.69%) BPR
24 22 (4.69%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (2.13%) SAS
2 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.07%) 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 (10.66%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.84%) MS Office
4 9 (1.92%) MS Project
5 5 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.13%) SAP SD
2 7 (1.49%) SAP PM
3 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.07%) 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 (0.43%) 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 (1.07%) SaaS
2 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.43%) VoIP
2 1 (0.21%) Intranet
2 1 (0.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.64%) OLAP
6 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.43%) QlikView
7 2 (0.43%) 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
1 215 (45.84%) Finance
2 61 (13.01%) Banking
3 54 (11.51%) Retail
4 22 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.48%) Marketing
6 17 (3.62%) Retail Banking
7 12 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.92%) Legal
9 6 (1.28%) Electronics
10 4 (0.85%) Billing
11 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
11 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.07%) .NET
2 3 (0.64%) RESTful
2 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.43%) Mason
4 1 (0.21%) Web Services
4 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.13%) NHS
4 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.28%) DTV
6 5 (1.07%) User Experience
7 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.43%) APACS
8 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.43%) Kindle
8 2 (0.43%) 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 (0.43%) Android
1 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.90%) Business Analysis
2 97 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
5 43 (9.17%) UML
6 40 (8.53%) BPMN
7 39 (8.32%) Data Modelling
8 38 (8.10%) Requirements Analysis
9 36 (7.68%) Migration
10 35 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 32 (6.82%) Data Analysis
13 30 (6.40%) Data Migration
14 29 (6.18%) Project Management
15 28 (5.97%) Business Transformation
16 25 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 25 (5.33%) PRINCE2
17 22 (4.69%) BPR
17 22 (4.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.89%) SQL
2 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.64%) C
4 2 (0.43%) Java
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.48%) ISEB
3 18 (3.84%) Degree
4 15 (3.20%) 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 (5.33%) Solvency II
2 18 (3.84%) Basel III
3 17 (3.62%) Basel II
4 10 (2.13%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.71%) COREP
7 7 (1.49%) FINREP
7 7 (1.49%) FATCA
7 7 (1.49%) SLA
8 6 (1.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.64%) QA
11 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 44 (9.38%) SAP
2 22 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.84%) Oracle
4 13 (2.77%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.28%) hybris
5 6 (1.28%) IBM
6 5 (1.07%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.07%) Casewise
7 4 (0.85%) ATG
8 3 (0.64%) Cognos
9 2 (0.43%) Informatica
9 2 (0.43%) 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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