The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4321 4216 6065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.68% 8.70% 10.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 9.41% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3023 2861 4054
Average daily rate £421 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 40
Average hourly rate £25.10 £32.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.71 £17.40 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.14 £43.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.66 £32.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.48% +11.01%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -4 3949 £425 - 313
London -6 2195 £463 -7.50% 151
City of London 0 670 £500 - 49
South East +5 584 £388 +1.97% 46
East of England -5 279 £413 +3.12% 26
Scotland -3 226 £384 +9.64% 13
North West -1 216 £360 +15.20% 16
South West +9 202 £380 +1.33% 24
Berkshire +13 176 £400 +6.66% 4
East Midlands +2 147 £425 +21.42% 14
Yorkshire -14 144 £375 +3.44% 15
Hampshire -1 131 £388 -4.32% 9
West Midlands -16 125 £375 - 14
Edinburgh +1 124 £400 +5.26% 8
West Yorkshire -10 120 £375 +3.44% 9
Manchester -1 102 £350 +12.90% 11
Bedfordshire +15 99 £425 +21.42% 5
Northamptonshire +1 88 £450 +18.81% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 84 £375 +13.20% 3
Bristol -3 76 £378 +0.66% 14
Wales -2 74 £375 - 8
Milton Keynes +2 68 £388 +19.23% 2
Leeds -8 67 £375 - 8
South Wales 0 63 £375 - 6
Surrey -8 61 £394 +8.54% 17
Hertfordshire +1 55 £400 - 10
Wiltshire +7 54 £410 +7.18% 2
Glasgow -10 54 £375 +15.38% 4
Essex -14 54 £400 +1.26% 2
Cheshire +15 52 £370 +18.40% 1

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2731 (34.58%) Finance
2 2554 (32.34%) Business Analysis
3 1736 (21.98%) Banking
4 1308 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 861 (10.90%) Project Management
6 825 (10.45%) SQL
7 782 (9.90%) Retail
8 689 (8.72%) UML
9 685 (8.67%) Investment Banking
10 672 (8.51%) Use Case
11 664 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
12 636 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 551 (6.98%) CRM
14 499 (6.32%) E-Commerce
15 472 (5.98%) Data Analysis
16 454 (5.75%) MS Excel
17 450 (5.70%) Microsoft
18 434 (5.50%) Migration
19 432 (5.47%) Front Office
20 424 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
21 415 (5.25%) Degree
22 411 (5.20%) Data Modelling
23 410 (5.19%) Scrum
24 399 (5.05%) Change Management
25 388 (4.91%) ISEB
26 377 (4.77%) MS Visio
26 377 (4.77%) Derivative
27 372 (4.71%) Oracle
28 349 (4.42%) User Stories
29 346 (4.38%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 230 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 83 (1.05%) CMS
3 46 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 45 (0.57%) SAS
5 38 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 28 (0.35%) Drupal
8 20 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.23%) Lync
10 14 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 12 (0.15%) FileNet
12 11 (0.14%) IIS
13 9 (0.11%) Documentum
13 9 (0.11%) Alfresco
13 9 (0.11%) Confluence
14 8 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (0.10%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.10%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.063%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.063%) WorkSite
Applications
1 454 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 377 (4.77%) MS Visio
3 274 (3.47%) MS Office
4 200 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 145 (1.84%) MS Project
6 49 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.076%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.063%) Mingle
10 4 (0.051%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.025%) SPSS
12 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.013%) InDesign
12 1 (0.013%) DOC1
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) Casewise Modeler
12 1 (0.013%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 110 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 32 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 25 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 24 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 23 (0.29%) Markit EDM
8 20 (0.25%) SAP SRM
8 20 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (0.23%) Summit
10 16 (0.20%) Loan IQ
10 16 (0.20%) Magento
11 15 (0.19%) Endur
12 14 (0.18%) SAP HR
13 13 (0.16%) MultiFonds
14 12 (0.15%) Agresso
15 11 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 68 (0.86%) SaaS
2 20 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.089%) Force.com
5 5 (0.063%) Office 365
6 4 (0.051%) PaaS
6 4 (0.051%) Taleo
6 4 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (0.90%) Internet
2 48 (0.61%) Intranet
3 14 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
3 14 (0.18%) ATM
4 13 (0.16%) FTP
5 10 (0.13%) Unified Communications
6 9 (0.11%) VoIP
6 9 (0.11%) Broadband
7 8 (0.10%) LDAP
7 8 (0.10%) VPN
8 7 (0.089%) HTTP
8 7 (0.089%) LAN
8 7 (0.089%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.076%) DSL
9 6 (0.076%) Extranet
10 5 (0.063%) WAN
10 5 (0.063%) SMS
10 5 (0.063%) MPLS
10 5 (0.063%) Wireless
11 4 (0.051%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 158 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 82 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 53 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 52 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 45 (0.57%) MS Access
9 38 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 37 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (0.44%) QlikView
12 31 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
13 25 (0.32%) Big Data
14 21 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.24%) SAP BW
16 19 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.19%) EDRMS
17 15 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 87 (1.10%) JIRA
2 41 (0.52%) Rational Rose
3 26 (0.33%) RequisitePro
4 16 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 9 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.10%) Axure RP
7 8 (0.10%) Toad
8 7 (0.089%) TestDirector
9 6 (0.076%) ERwin
10 4 (0.051%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.038%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.025%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.025%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.013%) Ant
13 1 (0.013%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.013%) ProC
13 1 (0.013%) PowerDesigner
13 1 (0.013%) Selenium
General
1 2731 (34.58%) Finance
2 1736 (21.98%) Banking
3 782 (9.90%) Retail
4 685 (8.67%) Investment Banking
5 432 (5.47%) Front Office
6 280 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 276 (3.49%) Back Office
8 238 (3.01%) Legal
9 182 (2.30%) Marketing
10 180 (2.28%) Retail Banking
11 112 (1.42%) Publishing
12 96 (1.22%) Billing
13 89 (1.13%) Advertising
14 87 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 85 (1.08%) Manufacturing
16 81 (1.03%) Law
17 57 (0.72%) Automotive
18 56 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
19 53 (0.67%) Games
20 44 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (1.96%) .NET
2 74 (0.94%) XML
3 38 (0.48%) HTML
4 37 (0.47%) Web Services
5 26 (0.33%) J2EE
5 26 (0.33%) Middleware
6 22 (0.28%) FpML
7 16 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.19%) Mason
9 12 (0.15%) CSS
10 11 (0.14%) MDX
11 8 (0.10%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.089%) WCF
13 6 (0.076%) REST
13 6 (0.076%) Spring
13 6 (0.076%) WPF
14 5 (0.063%) SOAP
14 5 (0.063%) Ruby on Rails
15 4 (0.051%) Gherkin
15 4 (0.051%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 377 (4.77%) Derivative
2 224 (2.84%) Fixed Income
3 205 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 202 (2.56%) Equities
5 194 (2.46%) Credit Risk
6 190 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 105 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 104 (1.32%) Market Risk
9 100 (1.27%) Reference Data
10 96 (1.22%) NHS
11 70 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
12 49 (0.62%) FMCG
13 45 (0.57%) SWIFT
14 44 (0.56%) EPoS
15 43 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
16 42 (0.53%) Smart Meter
17 38 (0.48%) Statistics
18 37 (0.47%) Data Integration
19 36 (0.46%) Computer Science
20 35 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 82 (1.04%) Windows
2 45 (0.57%) UNIX
3 27 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 23 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 17 (0.22%) Android
6 7 (0.089%) Linux
6 7 (0.089%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.051%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.013%) VMS
9 1 (0.013%) zOS
9 1 (0.013%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2554 (32.34%) Business Analysis
2 1308 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 861 (10.90%) Project Management
4 689 (8.72%) UML
5 672 (8.51%) Use Case
6 664 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
7 636 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 551 (6.98%) CRM
9 499 (6.32%) E-Commerce
10 472 (5.98%) Data Analysis
11 434 (5.50%) Migration
12 424 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
13 411 (5.20%) Data Modelling
14 410 (5.19%) Scrum
15 399 (5.05%) Change Management
16 349 (4.42%) User Stories
17 346 (4.38%) GAP Analysis
18 337 (4.27%) PRINCE2
19 333 (4.22%) Asset Management
20 322 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 825 (10.45%) SQL
2 102 (1.29%) Java
3 86 (1.09%) VBA
4 55 (0.70%) C
5 45 (0.57%) C#
5 45 (0.57%) PL/SQL
6 42 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 35 (0.44%) VB
8 21 (0.27%) PHP
9 16 (0.20%) VB.NET
10 13 (0.16%) C++
11 8 (0.10%) R
11 8 (0.10%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.10%) Perl
11 8 (0.10%) RPG
11 8 (0.10%) Python
12 6 (0.076%) ActionScript 2.0
12 6 (0.076%) Ruby
12 6 (0.076%) VB6
12 6 (0.076%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 415 (5.25%) Degree
2 388 (4.91%) ISEB
3 207 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 144 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 45 (0.57%) IIBA
7 45 (0.57%) ACCA
8 40 (0.51%) CBAP
9 38 (0.48%) CIMA
10 23 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 22 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.28%) PMP
12 17 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (0.22%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 12 (0.15%) CISA
14 12 (0.15%) CISSP
15 9 (0.11%) GIAC
16 8 (0.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (3.15%) QA
2 150 (1.90%) EMIR
3 127 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 113 (1.43%) Basel III
5 54 (0.68%) FATCA
6 50 (0.63%) CRD IV
7 48 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 46 (0.58%) COREP
9 42 (0.53%) FINREP
10 41 (0.52%) ISO 9001
11 39 (0.49%) MiFID
12 35 (0.44%) Data Quality
13 31 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 31 (0.39%) Solvency II
14 25 (0.32%) Basel II
15 14 (0.18%) SLA
16 12 (0.15%) GxP
17 8 (0.10%) ISO 8583
18 7 (0.089%) GAAP
19 6 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (0.063%) UAG
3 2 (0.025%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.025%) XenApp
3 2 (0.025%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.013%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.013%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 10 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.025%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.025%) SCCM
5 1 (0.013%) OpenView
5 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.013%) Netcool
5 1 (0.013%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.013%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 450 (5.70%) Microsoft
2 372 (4.71%) Oracle
3 309 (3.91%) SAP
4 147 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
5 114 (1.44%) Business Objects
6 67 (0.85%) IBM
6 67 (0.85%) Siebel
7 51 (0.65%) Cognos
8 50 (0.63%) ATG
8 50 (0.63%) hybris
9 45 (0.57%) Charles River
10 39 (0.49%) Murex
11 35 (0.44%) Remedy
12 31 (0.39%) Bloomberg
13 29 (0.37%) Calypso
14 25 (0.32%) Fidessa
15 24 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
15 24 (0.30%) Hyperion
16 23 (0.29%) HP
16 23 (0.29%) Reuters
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 minutes ago
Havant, Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: 475
Posted: 31 minutes ago
London
Handle Bearing Limited
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Walter Samuel Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wakefield, Yorkshire
Fuel Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £365 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago