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 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 22 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4010 4250 4633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.03% 8.18% 9.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.75% 8.82% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2918 3017 3148
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 40
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £42.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £16.55 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 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
England -4 3652 £413 -6.25% 783
London -6 1898 £450 -8.16% 329
South East 0 644 £385 +2.66% 138
City of London -7 458 £450 -10.00% 127
Scotland +4 250 £380 - 30
South West -4 236 £383 -4.37% 76
North West +1 196 £375 +7.14% 48
Yorkshire +5 191 £375 +1.35% 62
Edinburgh +4 160 £380 - 7
West Midlands -9 153 £380 +4.10% 47
East of England -14 146 £400 +1.26% 48
Berkshire +6 134 £400 - 47
East Midlands +15 131 £425 +15.25% 24
Buckinghamshire +8 123 £350 +7.69% 14
West Yorkshire +4 121 £375 +1.35% 38
Milton Keynes +8 105 £350 +7.69% 9
Hampshire +5 99 £375 -16.66% 14
Manchester +1 91 £350 +1.44% 32
Oxfordshire +18 82 £400 +8.10% 13
Bristol -1 77 £387 -1.08% 28
Surrey -18 76 £425 +13.33% 27
Birmingham -2 65 £400 +14.28% 18
Cheshire +15 59 £400 +6.66% 7
Wales -19 59 £386 +3.00% 19
South Wales -11 58 £385 +2.66% 18
Cardiff -3 56 £386 +3.00% 11
Leeds -12 55 £350 -2.77% 25
Oxford +13 54 £414 +11.82% 5
Northamptonshire +3 54 £425 -2.85% 6
Wiltshire -15 49 £430 +3.61% 14

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2714 (33.01%) Finance
2 2620 (31.87%) Business Analysis
3 1624 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
4 1515 (18.43%) Banking
5 1378 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 928 (11.29%) Retail
7 886 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
8 854 (10.39%) Project Management
9 788 (9.59%) SQL
10 684 (8.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 616 (7.49%) Use Case
12 570 (6.93%) Migration
13 562 (6.84%) E-Commerce
14 549 (6.68%) UML
15 541 (6.58%) Investment Banking
16 526 (6.40%) Data Analysis
17 499 (6.07%) Data Modelling
17 499 (6.07%) Scrum
18 497 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
19 496 (6.03%) Microsoft
20 476 (5.79%) MS Visio
21 462 (5.62%) User Stories
22 454 (5.52%) MS Excel
23 436 (5.30%) Degree
24 419 (5.10%) CRM
25 398 (4.84%) Change Management
26 392 (4.77%) SAP
27 385 (4.68%) Workflow
28 380 (4.62%) ISEB
29 358 (4.35%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 234 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.29%) CMS
3 89 (1.08%) SAS
4 69 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 51 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 41 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (0.39%) Lync
8 21 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
9 20 (0.24%) Confluence
10 12 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.11%) Commerce Server
12 9 (0.11%) Drupal
13 7 (0.085%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.085%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.073%) Documentum
15 5 (0.061%) IIS
16 4 (0.049%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.036%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2 (0.024%) Apache
Applications
1 476 (5.79%) MS Visio
2 454 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 296 (3.60%) MS Office
4 216 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 130 (1.58%) MS Project
6 36 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.17%) SPSS
8 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.085%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 133 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 37 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 33 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 29 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 26 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 22 (0.27%) SAP SD
8 22 (0.27%) Loan IQ
9 20 (0.24%) SAP CO
10 19 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 19 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 16 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 16 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
12 15 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (0.18%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.18%) Endur
13 14 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 58 (0.71%) SaaS
2 27 (0.33%) Office 365
3 13 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.11%) Force.com
6 6 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.049%) IaaS
8 3 (0.036%) Taleo
9 2 (0.024%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.024%) PaaS
9 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.012%) Trello
10 1 (0.012%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 47 (0.57%) Intranet
2 38 (0.46%) Internet
3 19 (0.23%) WAN
4 17 (0.21%) HTTP
5 14 (0.17%) LAN
6 13 (0.16%) Firewall
7 12 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 12 (0.15%) VoIP
8 11 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (0.12%) SSL
10 8 (0.097%) LDAP
11 7 (0.085%) FTP
11 7 (0.085%) MVNO
12 6 (0.073%) ATM
13 5 (0.061%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.049%) SMS
14 4 (0.049%) Wireless
15 3 (0.036%) DSL
15 3 (0.036%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
2 206 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 98 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 89 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (0.95%) QlikView
6 69 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (0.84%) MS Access
7 68 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 36 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
9 36 (0.44%) Big Data
10 27 (0.33%) EDRMS
10 27 (0.33%) SAP BW
11 26 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 23 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
12 23 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (0.28%) Data Mart
13 22 (0.27%) SAP BI
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 136 (1.65%) JIRA
2 38 (0.46%) Rational Rose
3 17 (0.21%) Toad
4 16 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 11 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 10 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.11%) ERwin
9 6 (0.073%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.073%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.061%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.049%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.049%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (0.049%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.036%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.036%) Lombardi
13 2 (0.024%) Ant
13 2 (0.024%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 2 (0.024%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.024%) SpecFlow
General
1 2714 (33.01%) Finance
2 1515 (18.43%) Banking
3 928 (11.29%) Retail
4 541 (6.58%) Investment Banking
5 317 (3.86%) Front Office
6 241 (2.93%) Marketing
7 224 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 218 (2.65%) Legal
9 215 (2.62%) Retail Banking
10 209 (2.54%) Back Office
11 131 (1.59%) Publishing
12 112 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 105 (1.28%) Advertising
14 88 (1.07%) Billing
15 65 (0.79%) Automotive
16 63 (0.77%) Financial Institution
17 57 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
18 56 (0.68%) Law
19 50 (0.61%) Local Government
20 42 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (1.96%) XML
2 111 (1.35%) Web Services
3 87 (1.06%) .NET
4 61 (0.74%) HTML
5 48 (0.58%) FpML
6 42 (0.51%) Middleware
7 29 (0.35%) Mason
8 19 (0.23%) CSS
9 18 (0.22%) HTML5
10 15 (0.18%) EDI
11 13 (0.16%) SOAP
11 13 (0.16%) J2EE
12 12 (0.15%) MDX
13 11 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (0.13%) RESTful
13 11 (0.13%) Visualforce
14 10 (0.12%) JSON
15 9 (0.11%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.11%) XSD
16 8 (0.097%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 886 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 228 (2.77%) Derivative
4 172 (2.09%) User Experience
5 171 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 153 (1.86%) Credit Risk
7 129 (1.57%) NHS
8 118 (1.44%) Equities
8 118 (1.44%) Market Risk
9 116 (1.41%) Fixed Income
10 103 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 85 (1.03%) Reference Data
12 66 (0.80%) Open Source
12 66 (0.80%) Data Structures
13 53 (0.64%) Data Integration
14 50 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
15 48 (0.58%) SWIFT
16 43 (0.52%) Computer Science
17 41 (0.50%) Visualisation
18 38 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 134 (1.63%) Windows
2 57 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 50 (0.61%) UNIX
4 20 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 18 (0.22%) Android
6 15 (0.18%) Linux
7 11 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.049%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.036%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.024%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.012%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.012%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.012%) AIX
14 1 (0.012%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2620 (31.87%) Business Analysis
2 1624 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1378 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 854 (10.39%) Project Management
5 684 (8.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 616 (7.49%) Use Case
7 570 (6.93%) Migration
8 562 (6.84%) E-Commerce
9 549 (6.68%) UML
10 526 (6.40%) Data Analysis
11 499 (6.07%) Data Modelling
11 499 (6.07%) Scrum
12 497 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
13 462 (5.62%) User Stories
14 419 (5.10%) CRM
15 398 (4.84%) Change Management
16 385 (4.68%) Workflow
17 358 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
18 346 (4.21%) PRINCE2
19 322 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 788 (9.59%) SQL
2 84 (1.02%) Java
3 82 (1.00%) VBA
4 58 (0.71%) C
5 41 (0.50%) C#
6 34 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 31 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 20 (0.24%) VB
9 19 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.13%) PHP
10 11 (0.13%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.061%) R
11 5 (0.061%) Groovy
11 5 (0.061%) Scala
11 5 (0.061%) COBOL
12 4 (0.049%) Perl
12 4 (0.049%) Python
13 3 (0.036%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.036%) JCL
14 2 (0.024%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 436 (5.30%) Degree
2 380 (4.62%) ISEB
3 190 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 108 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 52 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (0.57%) CBAP
7 41 (0.50%) IIBA
8 33 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 29 (0.35%) CIMA
10 28 (0.34%) ACCA
10 28 (0.34%) PMP
11 20 (0.24%) CCA
11 20 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.19%) MBA
13 11 (0.13%) CCAB
14 10 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.085%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.30%) QA
2 90 (1.09%) EMIR
3 79 (0.96%) Solvency II
4 77 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 64 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.69%) Basel III
7 48 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 46 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 41 (0.50%) FATCA
10 34 (0.41%) Basel II
11 25 (0.30%) MiFID
11 25 (0.30%) COREP
12 20 (0.24%) FINREP
12 20 (0.24%) SLA
13 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 12 (0.15%) AIFMD
15 9 (0.11%) UCITS
16 8 (0.097%) CRD IV
17 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 6 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.061%) SCCM
2 5 (0.061%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.049%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.024%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.024%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.012%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.012%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 496 (6.03%) Microsoft
2 392 (4.77%) SAP
3 339 (4.12%) Oracle
4 141 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 111 (1.35%) Business Objects
6 88 (1.07%) IBM
7 74 (0.90%) Cognos
8 46 (0.56%) Siebel
9 45 (0.55%) Charles River
10 38 (0.46%) Murex
11 32 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
11 32 (0.39%) HP
12 31 (0.38%) hybris
13 30 (0.36%) Calypso
14 29 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 28 (0.34%) thinkFolio
15 28 (0.34%) ATG
15 28 (0.34%) Bloomberg
16 27 (0.33%) Hyperion
17 26 (0.32%) Sun
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £430 per day + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago