The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4629 4125 4181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.38% 8.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.54% 8.02% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3374 2867 2947
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 34
Average hourly rate £32.65 £30.58 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +14.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £14.87 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £55.20 £88.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £30.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +11.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
England +1 4129 £425 - 757
London +3 2083 £463 +2.77% 379
South East -9 583 £400 +6.66% 95
City of London -1 449 £475 +5.55% 110
Scotland +11 382 £360 -4.00% 44
North West -1 354 £375 +11.11% 72
South West -4 245 £400 +5.26% 44
East of England +2 243 £413 - 28
Yorkshire -8 219 £396 +5.60% 39
Edinburgh +2 215 £384 +0.39% 28
West Midlands +19 204 £375 -1.31% 58
West Yorkshire -7 168 £396 +5.60% 23
East Midlands -2 141 £400 -11.11% 30
Berkshire +4 137 £365 -8.75% 31
Glasgow +22 126 £350 - 13
Manchester -8 120 £350 +7.69% 44
Leeds -11 110 £400 +10.34% 14
Cheshire +18 109 £425 +13.33% 5
Hampshire +21 108 £400 +3.55% 12
Buckinghamshire -9 92 £375 +2.04% 8
Bristol -5 91 £400 +6.10% 18
Milton Keynes -10 71 £388 +6.16% 7
Oxfordshire +8 70 £375 - 6
Wales -13 69 £384 +2.33% 15
Surrey -1 65 £425 +6.25% 19
Northamptonshire -2 64 £425 -5.55% 10
North East +3 61 £440 +23.94% 9
Bedfordshire +4 60 £411 -0.30% 10
East Sussex +5 57 £400 +14.28% 5
South Wales -18 56 £380 +1.33% 15

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3358 (37.55%) Finance
2 2981 (33.34%) Business Analysis
3 1892 (21.16%) Banking
4 1873 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
5 1823 (20.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 1057 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
7 884 (9.89%) Retail
8 881 (9.85%) Project Management
9 860 (9.62%) SQL
10 667 (7.46%) Use Case
11 644 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 609 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
13 607 (6.79%) User Stories
14 593 (6.63%) Migration
15 572 (6.40%) Data Analysis
16 563 (6.30%) Scrum
17 562 (6.28%) Microsoft
18 548 (6.13%) Investment Banking
19 536 (5.99%) Waterfall
20 531 (5.94%) Data Modelling
21 523 (5.85%) CRM
22 492 (5.50%) MS Excel
23 486 (5.44%) MS Visio
24 458 (5.12%) Change Management
25 450 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
26 413 (4.62%) ISEB
27 397 (4.44%) PRINCE2
28 388 (4.34%) GAP Analysis
29 383 (4.28%) E-Commerce
30 380 (4.25%) UML

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 217 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 97 (1.08%) CMS
3 78 (0.87%) SAS
4 49 (0.55%) Confluence
5 38 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 27 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 26 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 18 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.16%) LiveLink
13 12 (0.13%) Lync
14 11 (0.12%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.11%) Commerce Server
15 10 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.11%) Drupal
16 6 (0.067%) Documentum
17 5 (0.056%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.056%) WorkSite
Applications
1 492 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 486 (5.44%) MS Visio
3 291 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 281 (3.14%) MS Office
5 90 (1.01%) MS Project
6 41 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.13%) SPSS
8 11 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.034%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.022%) Mingle
11 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.011%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 174 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 32 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 29 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 29 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 28 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
7 28 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.30%) Markit EDM
9 25 (0.28%) Summit
10 23 (0.26%) thinkFolio
11 18 (0.20%) Agresso
12 15 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
13 14 (0.16%) SAP SD
13 14 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
14 13 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
15 12 (0.13%) Magento
16 11 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
16 11 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (0.51%) Office 365
2 40 (0.45%) SaaS
3 14 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
4 11 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.11%) Yammer
6 9 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.078%) Taleo
8 6 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.056%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.056%) Force.com
10 4 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.045%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.034%) PaaS
12 2 (0.022%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.022%) IaaS
12 2 (0.022%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.011%) Silverpop
13 1 (0.011%) Boomi
13 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 61 (0.68%) Internet
2 37 (0.41%) Intranet
3 18 (0.20%) Network Security
4 14 (0.16%) MVNO
5 12 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (0.12%) Firewall
6 11 (0.12%) ATM
6 11 (0.12%) Broadband
6 11 (0.12%) WAN
7 8 (0.089%) HTTP
8 6 (0.067%) LAN
8 6 (0.067%) CTI
9 5 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.056%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.045%) DSL
10 4 (0.045%) SSH
10 4 (0.045%) SAN
10 4 (0.045%) Extranet
11 3 (0.034%) SMS
11 3 (0.034%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
2 202 (2.26%) SQL Server
3 157 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
4 113 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 99 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 84 (0.94%) QlikView
7 79 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 69 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 66 (0.74%) MS Access
10 61 (0.68%) Big Data
11 59 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
13 44 (0.49%) Oracle Database
14 28 (0.31%) OLAP
15 25 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (0.28%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.22%) EDRMS
16 20 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (0.21%) SAP BW
18 18 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 202 (2.26%) JIRA
2 35 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
3 31 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (0.34%) Rational Rose
5 27 (0.30%) Axure RP
6 21 (0.23%) Toad
7 12 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 10 (0.11%) ERwin
9 7 (0.078%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.078%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.067%) PowerDesigner
11 5 (0.056%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.045%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.045%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.045%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.045%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.022%) JBehave
13 2 (0.022%) Redmine
13 2 (0.022%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.022%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3358 (37.55%) Finance
2 1892 (21.16%) Banking
3 884 (9.89%) Retail
4 548 (6.13%) Investment Banking
5 288 (3.22%) Front Office
6 282 (3.15%) Retail Banking
7 280 (3.13%) Telecoms
8 217 (2.43%) Back Office
8 217 (2.43%) Legal
9 205 (2.29%) Marketing
10 114 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 107 (1.20%) Advertising
12 104 (1.16%) Billing
13 99 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 89 (1.00%) Law
15 84 (0.94%) Publishing
16 74 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 61 (0.68%) Automotive
18 52 (0.58%) General Ledger
19 42 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (1.51%) Web Services
2 111 (1.24%) XML
2 111 (1.24%) .NET
3 47 (0.53%) HTML
4 29 (0.32%) Middleware
5 27 (0.30%) FpML
6 21 (0.23%) Gherkin
7 19 (0.21%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
9 17 (0.19%) HTML5
10 15 (0.17%) JSON
10 15 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (0.16%) CSS
12 12 (0.13%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.078%) MDX
13 7 (0.078%) RESTful
13 7 (0.078%) CSS3
14 6 (0.067%) Mason
14 6 (0.067%) XSD
14 6 (0.067%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 1057 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (3.30%) Derivative
3 243 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 219 (2.45%) Fixed Income
5 209 (2.34%) User Experience
6 192 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 182 (2.04%) Equities
8 124 (1.39%) NHS
9 119 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 103 (1.15%) Reference Data
11 84 (0.94%) Market Risk
12 76 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 63 (0.70%) Data Centre
14 62 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 57 (0.64%) SWIFT
16 55 (0.62%) Visualisation
17 54 (0.60%) Computer Science
18 53 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
19 43 (0.48%) Data Integration
19 43 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 73 (0.82%) Windows
2 38 (0.42%) UNIX
3 18 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 17 (0.19%) Android
5 13 (0.15%) Windows 7
5 13 (0.15%) Linux
6 12 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.067%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.045%) AIX
9 3 (0.034%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.022%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.022%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.011%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.011%) Solaris
11 1 (0.011%) VMS
11 1 (0.011%) OS/390
11 1 (0.011%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2981 (33.34%) Business Analysis
2 1873 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
3 1823 (20.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 881 (9.85%) Project Management
5 667 (7.46%) Use Case
6 644 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 609 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
8 607 (6.79%) User Stories
9 593 (6.63%) Migration
10 572 (6.40%) Data Analysis
11 563 (6.30%) Scrum
12 536 (5.99%) Waterfall
13 531 (5.94%) Data Modelling
14 523 (5.85%) CRM
15 458 (5.12%) Change Management
16 397 (4.44%) PRINCE2
17 388 (4.34%) GAP Analysis
18 383 (4.28%) E-Commerce
19 380 (4.25%) UML
20 360 (4.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 860 (9.62%) SQL
2 101 (1.13%) Java
3 97 (1.08%) VBA
4 68 (0.76%) T-SQL
5 52 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 50 (0.56%) C
6 50 (0.56%) C#
7 26 (0.29%) VB
8 20 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 14 (0.16%) Python
10 12 (0.13%) R
11 10 (0.11%) PHP
12 6 (0.067%) ABAP
12 6 (0.067%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.067%) VBScript
12 6 (0.067%) C++
13 5 (0.056%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.056%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.056%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.056%) Scala
Qualifications
1 413 (4.62%) ISEB
2 365 (4.08%) Degree
3 307 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 169 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.46%) IIBA
6 38 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 37 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 33 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (0.34%) CBAP
10 30 (0.34%) CIMA
11 29 (0.32%) ACCA
12 28 (0.31%) PMP
13 27 (0.30%) APMP
14 25 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (0.15%) CISSP
16 13 (0.15%) CISA
16 13 (0.15%) MCTS
17 11 (0.12%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (2.78%) QA
2 132 (1.48%) EMIR
3 104 (1.16%) MiFID
4 103 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 76 (0.85%) Solvency II
6 67 (0.75%) FATCA
7 65 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 47 (0.53%) Basel III
9 29 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 28 (0.31%) SLA
10 28 (0.31%) PCI DSS
11 27 (0.30%) COREP
12 23 (0.26%) GAAP
13 22 (0.25%) AIFMD
14 20 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 16 (0.18%) FINREP
16 15 (0.17%) CRD IV
17 13 (0.15%) Basel II
17 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
18 6 (0.067%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 26 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.022%) XenApp
3 2 (0.022%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.022%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.011%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.011%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.011%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.067%) SCCM
3 3 (0.034%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.034%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.022%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.022%) systemd
4 2 (0.022%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.011%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.011%) Netcool
5 1 (0.011%) OpenView
5 1 (0.011%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.011%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.011%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.011%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.011%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.011%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 562 (6.28%) Microsoft
2 365 (4.08%) Oracle
3 350 (3.91%) SAP
4 104 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (0.95%) Cognos
6 80 (0.89%) IBM
7 59 (0.66%) Informatica
8 51 (0.57%) Tableau
8 51 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 49 (0.55%) Teradata
10 43 (0.48%) hybris
11 41 (0.46%) HP
11 41 (0.46%) Guidewire
12 38 (0.42%) Murex
12 38 (0.42%) Pega
13 35 (0.39%) Charles River
14 33 (0.37%) Bloomberg
15 32 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
16 30 (0.34%) ATG
17 28 (0.31%) Calypso
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Rate: £650 - £750 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £473.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
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London
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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City, London
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