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 18 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
18 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 4319 4170 6068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 8.74% 10.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.31% 9.45% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3016 2848 4057
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £303 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 43
Average hourly rate £25.10 £32.13 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.86% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.71 £17.33 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.74 £43.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.66 £32.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.48% +12.93%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
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
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 3947 £425 - 762
London -6 2191 £454 -9.15% 391
City of London 0 664 £498 -0.50% 169
South East +4 590 £388 +1.97% 87
East of England -6 276 £400 - 46
Scotland -3 227 £389 +11.07% 39
North West +4 226 £355 +13.60% 46
South West +3 203 £380 +1.33% 74
Berkshire +14 183 £400 +6.66% 11
East Midlands +2 145 £425 +20.56% 29
Yorkshire -13 142 £370 +2.06% 43
Hampshire -1 131 £388 -3.72% 22
Edinburgh -4 121 £400 +10.34% 19
West Midlands -17 119 £375 +7.14% 31
West Yorkshire -10 118 £375 +3.44% 22
Manchester +2 110 £350 +12.90% 21
Bedfordshire +15 102 £425 +21.42% 9
Northamptonshire 0 87 £450 +18.81% 12
Buckinghamshire 0 85 £375 +13.20% 8
Bristol -3 76 £378 +0.66% 27
Wales -2 72 £375 - 23
Milton Keynes 0 68 £388 +19.23% 4
Leeds -10 64 £373 -0.66% 12
South Wales -1 61 £375 - 18
Surrey -12 61 £394 +5.00% 22
Essex -13 56 £400 +1.26% 8
Cheshire +12 54 £370 +9.62% 6
Wiltshire +3 54 £410 +7.18% 3
Hertfordshire -3 53 £400 - 13
Glasgow -11 53 £375 +15.38% 10

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 2746 (34.55%) Finance
2 2566 (32.29%) Business Analysis
3 1755 (22.08%) Banking
4 1320 (16.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 864 (10.87%) Project Management
6 821 (10.33%) SQL
7 791 (9.95%) Retail
8 698 (8.78%) Investment Banking
9 687 (8.64%) UML
10 676 (8.51%) Use Case
11 670 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
12 646 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 558 (7.02%) CRM
14 505 (6.35%) E-Commerce
15 483 (6.08%) Data Analysis
16 461 (5.80%) MS Excel
17 454 (5.71%) Microsoft
18 437 (5.50%) Migration
19 433 (5.45%) Front Office
20 429 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
21 415 (5.22%) Degree
22 413 (5.20%) Change Management
23 411 (5.17%) Scrum
24 408 (5.13%) Data Modelling
25 393 (4.95%) ISEB
26 384 (4.83%) Derivative
27 379 (4.77%) MS Visio
28 369 (4.64%) Oracle
29 354 (4.45%) GAP Analysis
30 348 (4.38%) User Stories

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 233 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 83 (1.04%) CMS
3 47 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 44 (0.55%) SAS
5 39 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.34%) Drupal
8 20 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.23%) Lync
10 15 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 12 (0.15%) FileNet
11 12 (0.15%) IIS
12 9 (0.11%) Documentum
12 9 (0.11%) Alfresco
12 9 (0.11%) Confluence
13 8 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.10%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.10%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.063%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.063%) WorkSite
Applications
1 461 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 379 (4.77%) MS Visio
3 278 (3.50%) MS Office
4 199 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 143 (1.80%) MS Project
6 49 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.076%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.063%) Mingle
10 4 (0.050%) 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%) Casewise Modeler
12 1 (0.013%) DOC1
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 113 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 27 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 24 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 24 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 24 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (0.28%) SAP SRM
8 20 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (0.23%) Summit
10 16 (0.20%) Magento
10 16 (0.20%) Loan IQ
11 15 (0.19%) Endur
12 14 (0.18%) SAP HR
13 13 (0.16%) MultiFonds
13 13 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (0.87%) SaaS
2 20 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.076%) Force.com
5 5 (0.063%) Office 365
6 4 (0.050%) PaaS
6 4 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.050%) Taleo
7 2 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (0.92%) Internet
2 50 (0.63%) Intranet
3 14 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (0.16%) ATM
5 12 (0.15%) FTP
6 10 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 9 (0.11%) VoIP
7 9 (0.11%) Broadband
8 8 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (0.10%) LDAP
8 8 (0.10%) VPN
8 8 (0.10%) CTI
9 7 (0.088%) HTTP
9 7 (0.088%) LAN
10 6 (0.076%) MVNO
10 6 (0.076%) DSL
10 6 (0.076%) Extranet
11 5 (0.063%) MPLS
11 5 (0.063%) WAN
11 5 (0.063%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 156 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 82 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 53 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 53 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 50 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (0.57%) MS Access
8 38 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 36 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 35 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 35 (0.44%) QlikView
11 26 (0.33%) Big Data
12 22 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (0.26%) SAP BW
14 19 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.19%) EDRMS
15 15 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 90 (1.13%) JIRA
2 37 (0.47%) 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 6 (0.076%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.076%) ERwin
9 4 (0.050%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.038%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.025%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.025%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.013%) ProC
12 1 (0.013%) Ant
12 1 (0.013%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.013%) Maven
12 1 (0.013%) Selenium
General
1 2746 (34.55%) Finance
2 1755 (22.08%) Banking
3 791 (9.95%) Retail
4 698 (8.78%) Investment Banking
5 433 (5.45%) Front Office
6 286 (3.60%) Back Office
7 281 (3.54%) Telecoms
8 236 (2.97%) Legal
9 195 (2.45%) Marketing
10 183 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 116 (1.46%) Publishing
12 99 (1.25%) Billing
13 90 (1.13%) Advertising
14 89 (1.12%) Financial Institution
15 87 (1.09%) Manufacturing
16 79 (0.99%) Law
17 57 (0.72%) Automotive
18 56 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
19 55 (0.69%) Games
20 44 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (1.95%) .NET
2 76 (0.96%) XML
3 38 (0.48%) Web Services
4 37 (0.47%) HTML
5 26 (0.33%) Middleware
6 24 (0.30%) J2EE
7 23 (0.29%) FpML
8 18 (0.23%) ASP.NET
9 15 (0.19%) Mason
10 12 (0.15%) CSS
11 11 (0.14%) MDX
12 9 (0.11%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.10%) WCF
14 7 (0.088%) WPF
15 6 (0.076%) REST
15 6 (0.076%) Spring
16 5 (0.063%) SOAP
16 5 (0.063%) Ruby on Rails
17 4 (0.050%) Gherkin
17 4 (0.050%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 384 (4.83%) Derivative
2 221 (2.78%) Fixed Income
3 209 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 202 (2.54%) Equities
5 194 (2.44%) Credit Risk
6 190 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 107 (1.35%) Market Risk
8 104 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 102 (1.28%) Reference Data
10 96 (1.21%) NHS
11 73 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
12 53 (0.67%) FMCG
13 47 (0.59%) EPoS
14 45 (0.57%) SWIFT
15 44 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
16 42 (0.53%) Smart Meter
17 41 (0.52%) Hedge funds
18 38 (0.48%) Statistics
19 37 (0.47%) Data Integration
20 35 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 85 (1.07%) Windows
2 44 (0.55%) UNIX
3 28 (0.35%) Windows 7
4 24 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 17 (0.21%) Android
6 7 (0.088%) Linux
6 7 (0.088%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.050%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.013%) zOS
9 1 (0.013%) VMS
9 1 (0.013%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2566 (32.29%) Business Analysis
2 1320 (16.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 864 (10.87%) Project Management
4 687 (8.64%) UML
5 676 (8.51%) Use Case
6 670 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 646 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 558 (7.02%) CRM
9 505 (6.35%) E-Commerce
10 483 (6.08%) Data Analysis
11 437 (5.50%) Migration
12 429 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
13 413 (5.20%) Change Management
14 411 (5.17%) Scrum
15 408 (5.13%) Data Modelling
16 354 (4.45%) GAP Analysis
17 348 (4.38%) User Stories
18 338 (4.25%) PRINCE2
19 336 (4.23%) Asset Management
20 328 (4.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 821 (10.33%) SQL
2 102 (1.28%) Java
3 86 (1.08%) VBA
4 57 (0.72%) C
5 48 (0.60%) C#
6 44 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 43 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 37 (0.47%) VB
9 22 (0.28%) PHP
10 16 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 14 (0.18%) C++
12 8 (0.10%) R
12 8 (0.10%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.10%) Perl
12 8 (0.10%) RPG
12 8 (0.10%) Python
13 6 (0.076%) ActionScript 2.0
13 6 (0.076%) VB6
13 6 (0.076%) Ruby
13 6 (0.076%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 415 (5.22%) Degree
2 393 (4.95%) ISEB
3 205 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 142 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.63%) PMI Certification
6 48 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 46 (0.58%) IIBA
7 46 (0.58%) ACCA
8 40 (0.50%) CBAP
9 38 (0.48%) CIMA
10 25 (0.31%) PMP
11 22 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 22 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.21%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 12 (0.15%) CISA
15 12 (0.15%) CISSP
16 9 (0.11%) GIAC
17 8 (0.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (3.15%) QA
2 154 (1.94%) EMIR
3 130 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 115 (1.45%) Basel III
5 51 (0.64%) FATCA
5 51 (0.64%) CRD IV
6 48 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.58%) COREP
8 42 (0.53%) FINREP
9 40 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 39 (0.49%) MiFID
11 32 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 27 (0.34%) Solvency II
13 25 (0.31%) Basel II
14 13 (0.16%) SLA
15 12 (0.15%) GxP
16 9 (0.11%) GAAP
17 8 (0.10%) COBIT
17 8 (0.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 31 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.063%) UAG
3 4 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.025%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.025%) XenApp
4 2 (0.025%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.013%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.013%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (0.50%) 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%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.013%) Netcool
5 1 (0.013%) OpenView
5 1 (0.013%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.013%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 454 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 369 (4.64%) Oracle
3 316 (3.98%) SAP
4 145 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 116 (1.46%) Business Objects
6 74 (0.93%) Siebel
7 67 (0.84%) IBM
8 52 (0.65%) Cognos
9 50 (0.63%) hybris
10 49 (0.62%) ATG
11 42 (0.53%) Charles River
12 38 (0.48%) Murex
13 37 (0.47%) Remedy
14 29 (0.36%) Calypso
14 29 (0.36%) Bloomberg
15 28 (0.35%) Fidessa
16 24 (0.30%) Hyperion
16 24 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
17 22 (0.28%) HP
18 21 (0.26%) Reuters
Berkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 a day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day to £450 day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday