The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling 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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 9 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 18 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 16.07% 15.28% 9.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.51% 15.94% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -8.10%
Business Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling 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
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109 69 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 97.32% 95.83% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 50
Average daily rate £415 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 20 (86.96%) Banking
2 17 (73.91%) Investment Banking
3 15 (65.22%) Business Analysis
4 10 (43.48%) Validation
5 9 (39.13%) Back Office
5 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (39.13%) Use Case
5 9 (39.13%) Reference Data
6 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
7 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
7 4 (17.39%) Derivative
7 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.04%) Charles River
8 3 (13.04%) MiFID
8 3 (13.04%) Front Office
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) thinkFolio
8 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
8 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) EMIR
9 2 (8.70%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) Toad
9 2 (8.70%) OO
10 1 (4.35%) Cognos
10 1 (4.35%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Toad
General
1 20 (86.96%) Banking
2 17 (73.91%) Investment Banking
3 9 (39.13%) Back Office
4 3 (13.04%) Front Office
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Reference Data
2 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
3 4 (17.39%) Derivative
3 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Business Analysis
2 10 (43.48%) Validation
3 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (39.13%) Use Case
4 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Process Management
7 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) MiFID
2 2 (8.70%) EMIR
2 2 (8.70%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Charles River
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Informatica
2 1 (4.35%) Pega