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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 21 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4134 4257 5697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.12% 8.06% 9.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.86% 8.70% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2912 2990 3975
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 45
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £83.41 £49.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.62
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -0.41%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -6 3735 £420 -1.29% 753
London -5 1942 £450 -5.26% 323
South East +10 610 £388 - 122
City of London -6 479 £450 -10.00% 108
South West +9 256 £375 -2.59% 65
Scotland 0 235 £380 +3.47% 34
North West +4 212 £350 +5.26% 53
East of England -3 204 £400 - 51
Yorkshire +5 183 £364 -3.00% 63
West Midlands -10 143 £386 +3.00% 48
Edinburgh +10 141 £400 +8.84% 20
West Yorkshire +8 137 £370 -1.33% 46
Berkshire +16 134 £400 +14.28% 25
East Midlands +4 131 £425 +11.11% 22
Manchester +4 121 £338 +3.84% 29
Buckinghamshire +23 116 £375 +7.14% 24
Milton Keynes +22 97 £375 +7.14% 12
Hampshire -19 88 £400 -13.51% 14
Wales -4 86 £375 - 8
South Wales +4 84 £375 - 8
Cardiff +6 76 £375 - 8
Leeds +8 74 £350 -0.14% 27
Bristol +1 72 £384 +0.98% 21
Bedfordshire +21 69 £425 +27.81% 7
Hertfordshire +9 60 £398 +3.92% 16
Northamptonshire +5 57 £425 -1.44% 10
Birmingham -6 57 £400 +6.66% 21
Surrey -19 57 £400 +14.28% 21
Oxfordshire +17 56 £340 -9.33% 15
Glasgow -12 46 £350 -6.60% 3

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2745 (32.42%) Business Analysis
2 2676 (31.61%) Finance
3 1637 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1540 (18.19%) Banking
5 1399 (16.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 947 (11.18%) Retail
7 897 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
8 894 (10.56%) Project Management
9 847 (10.00%) SQL
10 743 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 667 (7.88%) Use Case
12 650 (7.68%) UML
13 584 (6.90%) E-Commerce
14 579 (6.84%) Migration
15 561 (6.63%) Investment Banking
16 549 (6.48%) Data Analysis
17 512 (6.05%) Microsoft
18 503 (5.94%) Scrum
19 493 (5.82%) Data Modelling
20 492 (5.81%) User Stories
21 481 (5.68%) MS Visio
22 479 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
23 454 (5.36%) MS Excel
24 451 (5.33%) Degree
25 445 (5.26%) CRM
26 444 (5.24%) Change Management
27 408 (4.82%) SAP
28 389 (4.59%) Workflow
29 385 (4.55%) ISEB
30 379 (4.48%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 251 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.49%) CMS
3 88 (1.04%) SAS
4 60 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 56 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (0.34%) Drupal
8 28 (0.33%) Lync
9 21 (0.25%) Confluence
10 18 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.083%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.083%) Documentum
15 5 (0.059%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.059%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.047%) IIS
16 4 (0.047%) Magnolia
16 4 (0.047%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 481 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 454 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 299 (3.53%) MS Office
4 215 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 150 (1.77%) MS Project
6 33 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.13%) SPSS
8 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.071%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.035%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 121 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 38 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 34 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 24 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 23 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (0.27%) SAP HR
9 22 (0.26%) SAP SD
9 22 (0.26%) Loan IQ
9 22 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 21 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 21 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 20 (0.24%) SAP SRM
11 20 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
12 18 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 17 (0.20%) Agresso
14 15 (0.18%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.58%) SaaS
2 31 (0.37%) Office 365
3 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.13%) Force.com
5 11 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 5 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.047%) IaaS
7 4 (0.047%) Taleo
8 3 (0.035%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.024%) PaaS
10 1 (0.012%) Heroku
10 1 (0.012%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (0.61%) Internet
2 48 (0.57%) Intranet
3 17 (0.20%) WAN
4 14 (0.17%) Unified Communications
5 13 (0.15%) Firewall
5 13 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (0.13%) VoIP
6 11 (0.13%) LAN
7 10 (0.12%) HTTP
8 9 (0.11%) SSL
8 9 (0.11%) FTP
9 8 (0.094%) ATM
10 7 (0.083%) MVNO
11 6 (0.071%) Wireless
12 5 (0.059%) DSL
12 5 (0.059%) LDAP
13 4 (0.047%) SMS
13 4 (0.047%) NFC
14 3 (0.035%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
2 202 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 95 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 93 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 80 (0.94%) MS Access
6 74 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 70 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 60 (0.71%) QlikView
10 29 (0.34%) SAP BW
11 28 (0.33%) Big Data
12 27 (0.32%) EDRMS
13 25 (0.30%) Data Mart
14 23 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
14 23 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 21 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
16 20 (0.24%) SAP BI
17 18 (0.21%) OLAP
17 18 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 128 (1.51%) JIRA
2 45 (0.53%) Rational Rose
3 19 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.19%) RequisitePro
5 15 (0.18%) Toad
5 15 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.14%) ERwin
7 8 (0.094%) TestDirector
8 7 (0.083%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.071%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.059%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.047%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.035%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.035%) Lombardi
12 3 (0.035%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.035%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.035%) LSMW
13 2 (0.024%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.024%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 2 (0.024%) MSTest
General
1 2676 (31.61%) Finance
2 1540 (18.19%) Banking
3 947 (11.18%) Retail
4 561 (6.63%) Investment Banking
5 353 (4.17%) Front Office
6 262 (3.09%) Marketing
7 243 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 227 (2.68%) Back Office
9 226 (2.67%) Legal
10 193 (2.28%) Retail Banking
11 118 (1.39%) Publishing
12 110 (1.30%) Billing
13 102 (1.20%) Advertising
14 101 (1.19%) Manufacturing
15 81 (0.96%) Financial Institution
16 53 (0.63%) Automotive
17 51 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 50 (0.59%) Local Government
19 48 (0.57%) Law
20 39 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (1.62%) XML
2 105 (1.24%) .NET
3 96 (1.13%) Web Services
4 55 (0.65%) HTML
5 38 (0.45%) FpML
6 37 (0.44%) J2EE
7 29 (0.34%) Mason
8 26 (0.31%) Middleware
9 21 (0.25%) CSS
10 17 (0.20%) MDX
11 16 (0.19%) SOAP
12 13 (0.15%) HTML5
13 12 (0.14%) JSON
13 12 (0.14%) EDI
14 11 (0.13%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.11%) XSLT
16 8 (0.094%) RESTful
17 7 (0.083%) Visualforce
17 7 (0.083%) jQuery
17 7 (0.083%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 897 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (3.01%) Derivative
3 250 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 187 (2.21%) User Experience
5 167 (1.97%) Credit Risk
6 164 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 161 (1.90%) Fixed Income
8 140 (1.65%) NHS
9 131 (1.55%) Equities
10 128 (1.51%) Market Risk
11 120 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 90 (1.06%) Reference Data
13 71 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 61 (0.72%) Open Source
15 54 (0.64%) Data Integration
16 50 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
17 48 (0.57%) Computer Science
17 48 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
18 44 (0.52%) FMCG
19 38 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (1.38%) Windows
2 43 (0.51%) Windows 7
3 41 (0.48%) UNIX
4 25 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 21 (0.25%) Android
6 16 (0.19%) Linux
7 10 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.083%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.047%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.024%) AIX
13 1 (0.012%) Solaris
13 1 (0.012%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2745 (32.42%) Business Analysis
2 1637 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1399 (16.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 894 (10.56%) Project Management
5 743 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 667 (7.88%) Use Case
7 650 (7.68%) UML
8 584 (6.90%) E-Commerce
9 579 (6.84%) Migration
10 549 (6.48%) Data Analysis
11 503 (5.94%) Scrum
12 493 (5.82%) Data Modelling
13 492 (5.81%) User Stories
14 479 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
15 445 (5.26%) CRM
16 444 (5.24%) Change Management
17 389 (4.59%) Workflow
18 379 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
19 332 (3.92%) PRINCE2
20 330 (3.90%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 847 (10.00%) SQL
2 88 (1.04%) VBA
3 87 (1.03%) Java
4 60 (0.71%) C
5 45 (0.53%) C#
6 42 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 29 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 25 (0.30%) VB
9 15 (0.18%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.14%) Python
11 11 (0.13%) PHP
12 9 (0.11%) C++
13 8 (0.094%) Scala
14 7 (0.083%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.071%) COBOL
16 4 (0.047%) Perl
16 4 (0.047%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.047%) PowerHouse
17 3 (0.035%) JCL
17 3 (0.035%) R
Qualifications
1 451 (5.33%) Degree
2 385 (4.55%) ISEB
3 181 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 117 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 60 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 55 (0.65%) CBAP
7 40 (0.47%) IIBA
8 36 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 33 (0.39%) ACCA
10 31 (0.37%) CIMA
11 30 (0.35%) PMP
12 22 (0.26%) CCA
13 16 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 12 (0.14%) CISSP
16 11 (0.13%) CCAB
16 11 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.21%) QA
2 110 (1.30%) EMIR
3 94 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 75 (0.89%) Solvency II
5 74 (0.87%) Basel III
6 59 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (0.52%) FATCA
8 39 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 37 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 36 (0.43%) Basel II
11 28 (0.33%) MiFID
12 27 (0.32%) COREP
13 24 (0.28%) FINREP
14 23 (0.27%) SLA
15 21 (0.25%) AIFMD
16 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
17 10 (0.12%) CRD IV
18 9 (0.11%) UCITS
19 7 (0.083%) COBIT
20 5 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (0.047%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.035%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.024%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.024%) SCCM
4 1 (0.012%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.012%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 512 (6.05%) Microsoft
2 408 (4.82%) SAP
3 356 (4.20%) Oracle
4 150 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 103 (1.22%) Business Objects
6 82 (0.97%) IBM
7 69 (0.81%) Cognos
8 61 (0.72%) Charles River
9 59 (0.70%) Siebel
10 39 (0.46%) ATG
11 37 (0.44%) Bloomberg
12 34 (0.40%) HP
12 34 (0.40%) hybris
13 31 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
14 30 (0.35%) Murex
15 29 (0.34%) Sun
15 29 (0.34%) Calypso
15 29 (0.34%) thinkFolio
16 28 (0.33%) Teradata
17 27 (0.32%) ServiceNow
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