The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 16 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 15 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.07% 11.54% 10.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.49% 11.76% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£488 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £381 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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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 Taunton 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
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
143 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 95.97% 98.08% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 33 22
Average daily rate £404 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.16% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +103.15%
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 Taunton

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 21 (65.63%) SAP
2 19 (59.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (53.13%) PRINCE2
4 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
5 14 (43.75%) Business Analysis
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) Test Planning
8 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
9 10 (31.25%) SAP SD
10 9 (28.13%) UML
10 9 (28.13%) ITIL
11 8 (25.00%) Web Services
11 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (25.00%) GIS
11 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 8 (25.00%) Capacity Management
11 8 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
11 8 (25.00%) Operations Management
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (25.00%) CMDB
12 7 (21.88%) Project Management
13 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
14 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
15 4 (12.50%) MS Office
15 4 (12.50%) Use Case
15 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (31.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) GIS
1 8 (25.00%) CMDB
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (53.13%) PRINCE2
3 14 (43.75%) Business Analysis
4 12 (37.50%) Test Planning
5 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
6 9 (28.13%) UML
6 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 8 (25.00%) Capacity Management
7 8 (25.00%) Operations Management
7 8 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (21.88%) Project Management
9 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
11 4 (12.50%) Use Case
12 2 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
12 2 (6.25%) BPMN
12 2 (6.25%) Workflow
13 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) SAP
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds