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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4391 4278 4235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.86% 7.59% 8.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.50% 8.22% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3154 2984 2892
Average daily rate
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£425 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £554 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £371
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 16 37
Average hourly rate £42.97 £24.75 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.59% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.51 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+51.85% -18.18%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 3911 £425 - 800
London +1 2064 £475 +2.70% 371
South East -5 594 £400 +3.22% 113
City of London -1 563 £475 -5.00% 158
Scotland +7 340 £375 -3.84% 44
North West 0 260 £400 +12.67% 76
South West +14 258 £410 +7.89% 72
Yorkshire +7 234 £375 +1.35% 54
Edinburgh +4 188 £350 -12.50% 28
Berkshire -3 174 £400 - 32
West Yorkshire +5 168 £375 +0.67% 39
East of England -11 164 £400 - 36
West Midlands +5 137 £380 +1.33% 37
East Midlands -1 137 £415 -2.35% 35
Glasgow +12 115 £375 - 10
Hampshire -6 114 £425 +9.67% 20
Manchester -2 111 £373 +6.42% 29
Wiltshire +17 86 £425 +3.65% 18
Leeds +2 86 £375 +1.35% 29
Cheshire +13 85 £425 +11.84% 29
Wales -3 74 £423 +12.66% 5
Oxfordshire +8 73 £380 +11.76% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 73 £388 +1.63% 8
Bristol 0 70 £375 -0.66% 24
Surrey +6 67 £400 +1.58% 22
Swindon +12 63 £470 +14.51% 15
Northamptonshire -5 56 £425 -5.55% 17
Reading +21 50 £375 -11.76% 7
Birmingham 0 45 £375 +7.14% 9
Milton Keynes -11 45 £368 -6.66% 6

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2890 (35.96%) Finance
2 2557 (31.82%) Business Analysis
3 1618 (20.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1604 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
5 1600 (19.91%) Banking
6 870 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
7 825 (10.27%) Project Management
8 762 (9.48%) Retail
9 728 (9.06%) SQL
10 542 (6.74%) Migration
11 535 (6.66%) Investment Banking
12 531 (6.61%) Use Case
12 531 (6.61%) Data Modelling
13 509 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 491 (6.11%) Data Analysis
15 490 (6.10%) Microsoft
16 489 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
17 488 (6.07%) MS Visio
18 465 (5.79%) User Stories
19 464 (5.77%) E-Commerce
19 464 (5.77%) CRM
20 450 (5.60%) UML
21 448 (5.57%) MS Excel
22 444 (5.52%) Scrum
23 420 (5.23%) ISEB
24 411 (5.11%) GAP Analysis
25 406 (5.05%) Change Management
26 397 (4.94%) Waterfall
27 391 (4.86%) Degree
28 367 (4.57%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 187 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 87 (1.08%) CMS
3 57 (0.71%) SAS
4 49 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 41 (0.51%) Confluence
6 27 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
7 19 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (0.17%) Lync
10 13 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.087%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.087%) FileNet
14 6 (0.075%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.075%) Documentum
15 5 (0.062%) Commerce Server
16 4 (0.050%) MTS
17 3 (0.037%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.037%) Drupal
Applications
1 488 (6.07%) MS Visio
2 448 (5.57%) MS Excel
3 242 (3.01%) MS Office
4 218 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 99 (1.23%) MS Project
6 33 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.087%) Shockwave
8 6 (0.075%) SPSS
9 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.012%) Mingle
10 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 143 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.39%) thinkFolio
2 31 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 30 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 27 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 24 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 22 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 21 (0.26%) Maximo
10 20 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
12 17 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
14 15 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
15 11 (0.14%) Agresso
15 11 (0.14%) SAP SD
15 11 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
15 11 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 47 (0.58%) SaaS
2 18 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
3 16 (0.20%) Office 365
4 13 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.12%) Force.com
6 6 (0.075%) IaaS
7 4 (0.050%) FinancialForce.com
8 3 (0.037%) Silverpop
8 3 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.037%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.025%) Taleo
9 2 (0.025%) Veeva
10 1 (0.012%) Responsys
10 1 (0.012%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.012%) Yammer
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.012%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (0.58%) Intranet
2 30 (0.37%) Internet
3 19 (0.24%) Network Security
4 18 (0.22%) Broadband
5 15 (0.19%) WAN
6 14 (0.17%) ATM
7 13 (0.16%) Firewall
7 13 (0.16%) MVNO
8 12 (0.15%) HTTP
9 10 (0.12%) FTP
9 10 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.12%) LAN
10 9 (0.11%) WebEx
11 6 (0.075%) CTI
11 6 (0.075%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (0.062%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.050%) LDAP
13 4 (0.050%) SMS
13 4 (0.050%) GPRS
14 3 (0.037%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 173 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 82 (1.02%) QlikView
4 80 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 55 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 53 (0.66%) Big Data
8 48 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (0.56%) MS Access
10 43 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
11 31 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 25 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
13 21 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.21%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.19%) OLAP
17 15 (0.19%) Hadoop
18 14 (0.17%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 160 (1.99%) JIRA
2 29 (0.36%) Axure RP
3 21 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.22%) Rational Rose
5 10 (0.12%) Toad
6 8 (0.100%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.075%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.062%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.062%) RequisitePro
8 5 (0.062%) ERwin
9 4 (0.050%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.037%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.037%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.037%) Selenium
11 2 (0.025%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.025%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.025%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.025%) CaliberRM
11 2 (0.025%) SpecFlow
General
1 2890 (35.96%) Finance
2 1600 (19.91%) Banking
3 762 (9.48%) Retail
4 535 (6.66%) Investment Banking
5 297 (3.70%) Front Office
6 277 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 220 (2.74%) Retail Banking
8 219 (2.72%) Back Office
9 202 (2.51%) Marketing
10 158 (1.97%) Legal
11 124 (1.54%) Advertising
12 114 (1.42%) Manufacturing
13 78 (0.97%) Automotive
13 78 (0.97%) Publishing
14 76 (0.95%) Law
15 71 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 69 (0.86%) Billing
17 64 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
18 51 (0.63%) General Ledger
19 43 (0.54%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (1.64%) Web Services
2 122 (1.52%) XML
3 111 (1.38%) .NET
4 60 (0.75%) HTML
5 46 (0.57%) Middleware
6 32 (0.40%) FpML
7 29 (0.36%) HTML5
8 18 (0.22%) Mason
9 16 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 15 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (0.15%) Application Packaging
11 12 (0.15%) Visualforce
12 10 (0.12%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.12%) CSS
13 9 (0.11%) Gherkin
14 8 (0.100%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (0.100%) RESTful
14 8 (0.100%) XSLT
15 7 (0.087%) XSD
15 7 (0.087%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 870 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 270 (3.36%) Derivative
3 217 (2.70%) User Experience
4 213 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 182 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 165 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 155 (1.93%) Equities
8 124 (1.54%) NHS
9 107 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 100 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 88 (1.09%) Open Source
12 79 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 71 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 69 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 66 (0.82%) Visualisation
15 66 (0.82%) SWIFT
16 54 (0.67%) Data Integration
17 52 (0.65%) Computer Science
18 47 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
19 41 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 110 (1.37%) Windows
2 54 (0.67%) UNIX
3 37 (0.46%) Windows 7
4 17 (0.21%) Android
5 14 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.17%) Linux
6 12 (0.15%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.100%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.062%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.037%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.025%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.025%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.025%) AIX
11 1 (0.012%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.012%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.012%) VMS
11 1 (0.012%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2557 (31.82%) Business Analysis
2 1618 (20.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 1604 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
4 825 (10.27%) Project Management
5 542 (6.74%) Migration
6 531 (6.61%) Data Modelling
6 531 (6.61%) Use Case
7 509 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 491 (6.11%) Data Analysis
9 489 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
10 465 (5.79%) User Stories
11 464 (5.77%) CRM
11 464 (5.77%) E-Commerce
12 450 (5.60%) UML
13 444 (5.52%) Scrum
14 411 (5.11%) GAP Analysis
15 406 (5.05%) Change Management
16 397 (4.94%) Waterfall
17 367 (4.57%) PRINCE2
18 323 (4.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 728 (9.06%) SQL
2 135 (1.68%) Java
3 55 (0.68%) C
3 55 (0.68%) VBA
4 42 (0.52%) C#
4 42 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 35 (0.44%) PL/SQL
6 33 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 18 (0.22%) VB
8 14 (0.17%) Apex Code
9 13 (0.16%) R
10 11 (0.14%) Python
11 10 (0.12%) C++
12 7 (0.087%) PHP
12 7 (0.087%) Groovy
13 6 (0.075%) Scala
13 6 (0.075%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.075%) VBScript
14 5 (0.062%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 3 (0.037%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 420 (5.23%) ISEB
2 391 (4.86%) Degree
3 250 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 147 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 48 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 40 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 40 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 39 (0.49%) IIBA
8 34 (0.42%) CBAP
9 31 (0.39%) PMP
10 28 (0.35%) CIMA
11 25 (0.31%) ACCA
12 20 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.20%) MCAD
13 16 (0.20%) MCSD
13 16 (0.20%) MCTS
13 16 (0.20%) MCPD
14 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.14%) MBA
15 11 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (2.79%) QA
2 83 (1.03%) EMIR
3 79 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 75 (0.93%) FATCA
5 68 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 61 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
7 41 (0.51%) MiFID
8 40 (0.50%) Basel III
9 35 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 29 (0.36%) SLA
11 29 (0.36%) COREP
12 26 (0.32%) GAMP
13 25 (0.31%) Basel II
14 24 (0.30%) FINREP
15 21 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
17 12 (0.15%) CRD IV
18 10 (0.12%) AIFMD
18 10 (0.12%) GAAP
System Software
1 35 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.037%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.025%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.100%) SCCM
3 4 (0.050%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.050%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.025%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.025%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.025%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.012%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.012%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.012%) Netcool
5 1 (0.012%) Control-M
5 1 (0.012%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.012%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 490 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 350 (4.35%) Oracle
3 312 (3.88%) SAP
4 129 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 118 (1.47%) Business Objects
6 90 (1.12%) IBM
7 78 (0.97%) Cognos
8 46 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
8 46 (0.57%) Tableau
9 43 (0.54%) hybris
10 42 (0.52%) Pega
11 39 (0.49%) Siebel
12 38 (0.47%) Hyperion
13 34 (0.42%) Adobe
14 32 (0.40%) Citrix
14 32 (0.40%) Bloomberg
15 31 (0.39%) JD Edwards
15 31 (0.39%) Remedy
15 31 (0.39%) Murex
16 30 (0.37%) Calypso
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £396 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Fusion Experience
Rate: £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £342 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago