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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4382 4282 4105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.68% 7.83% 8.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.31% 8.46% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 2979 2835
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 21 37
Average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.93 £15.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £34.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.30% +53.33%

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 3875 £423 +0.71% 778
London +2 2038 £450 - 370
City of London -3 517 £475 - 138
South East -8 507 £380 +2.70% 85
Scotland +12 387 £369 -1.60% 47
North West 0 304 £370 +10.03% 75
Yorkshire -7 225 £375 - 53
South West -1 218 £400 +1.91% 54
East of England -6 205 £413 -0.60% 49
Edinburgh +4 202 £365 -3.94% 33
West Midlands +15 186 £365 -2.66% 45
West Yorkshire -3 182 £389 +2.30% 37
Berkshire +2 138 £375 - 30
Glasgow +20 132 £373 +6.57% 8
East Midlands -10 128 £400 -5.88% 39
Leeds -3 121 £400 +6.66% 25
Cheshire +22 109 £425 +28.78% 20
Hampshire +19 100 £375 -3.22% 12
Manchester -11 97 £350 +3.70% 29
Buckinghamshire -9 76 £375 +7.14% 8
Wales -7 70 £379 +1.00% 20
Bristol -3 64 £400 +6.66% 32
Surrey -11 62 £400 +1.26% 9
Milton Keynes -9 59 £388 +10.71% 5
Essex -3 57 £425 +13.33% 6
South Wales -9 57 £376 +0.33% 19
Northamptonshire -3 55 £425 -5.55% 13
Birmingham +10 53 £365 +5.79% 15
Oxfordshire -10 50 £375 +4.16% 12
North East -9 49 £414 +10.70% 4

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3285 (37.45%) Finance
2 2897 (33.03%) Business Analysis
3 1815 (20.69%) Banking
4 1803 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1791 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
6 958 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
7 860 (9.80%) SQL
8 851 (9.70%) Project Management
9 845 (9.63%) Retail
10 635 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 627 (7.15%) Use Case
12 595 (6.78%) Migration
13 574 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
14 566 (6.45%) Microsoft
15 563 (6.42%) Investment Banking
16 554 (6.32%) Data Analysis
17 546 (6.22%) User Stories
18 542 (6.18%) Scrum
19 521 (5.94%) Data Modelling
20 518 (5.91%) CRM
21 487 (5.55%) MS Visio
22 476 (5.43%) MS Excel
23 451 (5.14%) Waterfall
24 440 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
25 424 (4.83%) Change Management
26 411 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
27 402 (4.58%) E-Commerce
28 398 (4.54%) ISEB
29 388 (4.42%) UML
30 370 (4.22%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 209 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 94 (1.07%) CMS
3 65 (0.74%) SAS
4 46 (0.52%) Confluence
5 42 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 31 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (0.21%) Lync
10 14 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.13%) Drupal
13 9 (0.10%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.091%) LiveLink
14 8 (0.091%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.080%) Documentum
15 7 (0.080%) Commerce Server
16 6 (0.068%) FileNet
17 4 (0.046%) Umbraco
Applications
1 487 (5.55%) MS Visio
2 476 (5.43%) MS Excel
3 288 (3.28%) MS Office
4 267 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 85 (0.97%) MS Project
6 42 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.16%) SPSS
8 7 (0.080%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.034%) Mingle
10 2 (0.023%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.011%) Casewise Modeler
11 1 (0.011%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 188 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 32 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 32 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 31 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 30 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
8 29 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 29 (0.33%) thinkFolio
9 27 (0.31%) Markit EDM
10 20 (0.23%) Summit
11 18 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
11 18 (0.21%) Agresso
12 17 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 16 (0.18%) SAP HR
14 14 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
15 12 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
16 11 (0.13%) SAP SD
16 11 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.42%) SaaS
2 36 (0.41%) Office 365
3 18 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
4 9 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.091%) Yammer
6 7 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.068%) Force.com
7 6 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.057%) Taleo
8 5 (0.057%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.046%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.034%) IaaS
10 3 (0.034%) Silverpop
11 2 (0.023%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.023%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.023%) PaaS
12 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.011%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 61 (0.70%) Internet
2 45 (0.51%) Intranet
3 23 (0.26%) Network Security
4 15 (0.17%) MVNO
5 14 (0.16%) ATM
6 13 (0.15%) WAN
6 13 (0.15%) Firewall
7 12 (0.14%) Broadband
8 9 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (0.091%) LAN
9 8 (0.091%) CTI
10 7 (0.080%) HTTP
11 6 (0.068%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.057%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.046%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.046%) SMS
14 3 (0.034%) GSM
14 3 (0.034%) SAN
14 3 (0.034%) Extranet
14 3 (0.034%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
2 211 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 136 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
4 101 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 93 (1.06%) QlikView
6 92 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 74 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 69 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 60 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 58 (0.66%) MS Access
11 53 (0.60%) Big Data
12 42 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
13 41 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 25 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (0.28%) OLAP
14 25 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.25%) DataStage
16 19 (0.22%) EDRMS
17 18 (0.21%) SAP BW
18 17 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 196 (2.23%) JIRA
2 31 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (0.35%) Axure RP
3 27 (0.31%) Rational Rose
4 19 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 15 (0.17%) Toad
7 10 (0.11%) ERwin
8 7 (0.080%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.068%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.068%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.057%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.023%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.023%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.023%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.023%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.023%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.023%) CaliberRM
13 1 (0.011%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3285 (37.45%) Finance
2 1815 (20.69%) Banking
3 845 (9.63%) Retail
4 563 (6.42%) Investment Banking
5 295 (3.36%) Front Office
6 281 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 259 (2.95%) Retail Banking
8 234 (2.67%) Back Office
9 203 (2.31%) Legal
10 198 (2.26%) Marketing
11 115 (1.31%) Advertising
12 107 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 106 (1.21%) Billing
14 85 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 81 (0.92%) Law
16 73 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 70 (0.80%) Automotive
18 60 (0.68%) Publishing
19 54 (0.62%) General Ledger
20 48 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (1.38%) .NET
2 114 (1.30%) XML
3 112 (1.28%) Web Services
4 51 (0.58%) HTML
5 34 (0.39%) Middleware
6 31 (0.35%) FpML
7 20 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.22%) HTML5
9 18 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 18 (0.21%) Gherkin
9 18 (0.21%) JSON
10 15 (0.17%) .NET Framework
11 14 (0.16%) Application Packaging
11 14 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (0.15%) CSS
13 10 (0.11%) RESTful
14 9 (0.10%) MDX
15 7 (0.080%) jQuery
16 6 (0.068%) Mason
16 6 (0.068%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 958 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (3.09%) Derivative
3 242 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 223 (2.54%) Fixed Income
5 215 (2.45%) User Experience
6 195 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 176 (2.01%) Equities
8 122 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 102 (1.16%) NHS
10 97 (1.11%) Reference Data
11 95 (1.08%) Market Risk
12 85 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 70 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 67 (0.76%) Visualisation
15 65 (0.74%) SWIFT
16 59 (0.67%) Mobile App
17 48 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
18 44 (0.50%) FMCG
19 42 (0.48%) Computer Science
20 38 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 77 (0.88%) Windows
2 54 (0.62%) UNIX
3 17 (0.19%) Windows 7
3 17 (0.19%) Android
4 16 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.15%) Linux
6 8 (0.091%) Windows XP
6 8 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (0.057%) AIX
9 3 (0.034%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.023%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.011%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.011%) Solaris
11 1 (0.011%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2897 (33.03%) Business Analysis
2 1803 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1791 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
4 851 (9.70%) Project Management
5 635 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 627 (7.15%) Use Case
7 595 (6.78%) Migration
8 574 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
9 554 (6.32%) Data Analysis
10 546 (6.22%) User Stories
11 542 (6.18%) Scrum
12 521 (5.94%) Data Modelling
13 518 (5.91%) CRM
14 451 (5.14%) Waterfall
15 424 (4.83%) Change Management
16 411 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
17 402 (4.58%) E-Commerce
18 388 (4.42%) UML
19 370 (4.22%) PRINCE2
20 363 (4.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 860 (9.80%) SQL
2 105 (1.20%) Java
3 88 (1.00%) VBA
4 67 (0.76%) T-SQL
5 57 (0.65%) C
6 54 (0.62%) C#
7 41 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 24 (0.27%) PL/SQL
9 19 (0.22%) VB
10 10 (0.11%) Python
11 9 (0.10%) R
12 6 (0.068%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.057%) Scala
13 5 (0.057%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.057%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.057%) C++
14 4 (0.046%) ABAP
14 4 (0.046%) PHP
14 4 (0.046%) PL/1
15 3 (0.034%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 398 (4.54%) ISEB
2 360 (4.10%) Degree
3 294 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 176 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 42 (0.48%) IIBA
6 41 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 38 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 32 (0.36%) CIMA
9 31 (0.35%) PMP
9 31 (0.35%) CBAP
10 30 (0.34%) ACCA
11 28 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 27 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.19%) MCTS
14 17 (0.19%) APMP
15 14 (0.16%) CISSP
16 12 (0.14%) CISA
17 11 (0.13%) MCAD
17 11 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (2.51%) QA
2 120 (1.37%) EMIR
3 99 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 87 (0.99%) MiFID
5 79 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 75 (0.85%) FATCA
7 61 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 46 (0.52%) Basel III
9 37 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (0.38%) SLA
11 31 (0.35%) COREP
12 27 (0.31%) PCI DSS
13 25 (0.28%) GAAP
14 21 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 19 (0.22%) FINREP
16 18 (0.21%) Basel II
17 16 (0.18%) AIFMD
18 14 (0.16%) CRD IV
19 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
20 12 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 33 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.023%) XenApp
3 2 (0.023%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.023%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.011%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.011%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.034%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.034%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.023%) SCCM
3 2 (0.023%) systemd
3 2 (0.023%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.023%) Netcool
3 2 (0.023%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.011%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.011%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.011%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.011%) Control-M
4 1 (0.011%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.011%) OpenView
4 1 (0.011%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.011%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.011%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 566 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 370 (4.22%) Oracle
3 332 (3.78%) SAP
4 95 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (0.91%) IBM
6 77 (0.88%) Cognos
7 50 (0.57%) Teradata
8 48 (0.55%) Informatica
9 46 (0.52%) ServiceNow
10 43 (0.49%) Charles River
11 42 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
11 42 (0.48%) Pega
12 41 (0.47%) Tableau
12 41 (0.47%) HP
13 39 (0.44%) hybris
14 37 (0.42%) Guidewire
15 34 (0.39%) Bloomberg
16 33 (0.38%) Hyperion
16 33 (0.38%) Siebel
17 31 (0.35%) Murex
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