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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 22 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3992 4132 4481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.02% 8.10% 8.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.73% 8.74% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2924 2943 3054
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 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 45
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £16.55 £22.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.32% -16.66%

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -4 3651 £415 -5.68% 712
London -6 1883 £450 -8.16% 287
South East +1 643 £389 +3.66% 132
City of London -6 457 £450 -10.00% 107
South West -2 234 £380 -5.00% 62
Scotland 0 232 £380 -4.10% 31
Yorkshire +11 202 £375 +1.35% 59
North West 0 191 £375 +7.14% 45
West Midlands -9 155 £380 +4.10% 47
Edinburgh +5 150 £383 +0.65% 12
East of England -10 149 £413 +5.76% 43
Berkshire +9 139 £400 - 39
East Midlands +23 138 £425 +13.33% 23
Buckinghamshire +7 125 £350 +7.69% 19
West Yorkshire +1 125 £375 - 42
Milton Keynes +7 105 £350 +7.69% 10
Hampshire +5 93 £375 -11.76% 13
Oxfordshire +26 86 £403 +8.78% 14
Manchester -3 83 £350 +1.44% 35
Surrey -20 80 £425 +6.25% 27
Bristol 0 78 £387 -1.08% 17
Birmingham +4 67 £400 +14.28% 19
Cheshire +9 59 £400 +5.96% 3
Wales -17 59 £385 +2.66% 22
South Wales -10 58 £385 +2.66% 21
Oxford +14 57 £414 +11.82% 5
Northamptonshire +6 56 £425 -2.85% 6
Leeds -14 56 £370 +0.33% 25
Cardiff -1 55 £386 +3.00% 13
Wiltshire -13 48 £434 +4.51% 14

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2701 (33.27%) Finance
2 2601 (32.04%) Business Analysis
3 1609 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
4 1497 (18.44%) Banking
5 1378 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 903 (11.12%) Retail
7 874 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 850 (10.47%) Project Management
9 783 (9.65%) SQL
10 683 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 597 (7.35%) Use Case
12 556 (6.85%) Migration
13 551 (6.79%) E-Commerce
14 540 (6.65%) UML
15 527 (6.49%) Investment Banking
16 514 (6.33%) Data Analysis
17 496 (6.11%) Data Modelling
18 493 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
19 490 (6.04%) Scrum
20 488 (6.01%) Microsoft
21 473 (5.83%) MS Visio
22 464 (5.72%) User Stories
23 450 (5.54%) MS Excel
24 435 (5.36%) Degree
25 411 (5.06%) CRM
26 392 (4.83%) Change Management
27 388 (4.78%) SAP
27 388 (4.78%) ISEB
28 379 (4.67%) Workflow
29 357 (4.40%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 237 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 103 (1.27%) CMS
3 91 (1.12%) SAS
4 68 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 51 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 42 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (0.41%) Lync
8 21 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
9 20 (0.25%) Confluence
10 12 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.11%) Drupal
12 9 (0.11%) Commerce Server
13 7 (0.086%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.074%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.074%) Documentum
15 5 (0.062%) IIS
16 4 (0.049%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.037%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2 (0.025%) Smallworld
Applications
1 473 (5.83%) MS Visio
2 450 (5.54%) MS Excel
3 290 (3.57%) MS Office
4 218 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 133 (1.64%) MS Project
6 37 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.17%) SPSS
8 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.086%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.037%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 132 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 37 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 30 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 28 (0.34%) SAP FI
7 23 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 22 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 20 (0.25%) Loan IQ
10 19 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 18 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 17 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 16 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.18%) Endur
14 15 (0.18%) SAP HR
14 15 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 14 (0.17%) SAP Retail
15 14 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.75%) SaaS
2 27 (0.33%) Office 365
3 14 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
5 10 (0.12%) Force.com
6 6 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.049%) IaaS
8 3 (0.037%) Taleo
9 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.025%) PaaS
9 2 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.012%) Trello
10 1 (0.012%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 45 (0.55%) Intranet
2 37 (0.46%) Internet
3 23 (0.28%) WAN
4 18 (0.22%) LAN
5 16 (0.20%) HTTP
6 14 (0.17%) Firewall
7 12 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 12 (0.15%) VoIP
8 11 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (0.12%) SSL
10 8 (0.099%) LDAP
11 7 (0.086%) FTP
12 6 (0.074%) MVNO
12 6 (0.074%) ATM
13 5 (0.062%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.049%) Wireless
14 4 (0.049%) GPRS
14 4 (0.049%) SMS
15 3 (0.037%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 207 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 94 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 90 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (0.91%) QlikView
6 69 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 67 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (0.78%) MS Access
9 53 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 36 (0.44%) Big Data
11 35 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 28 (0.34%) SAP BW
13 26 (0.32%) EDRMS
14 25 (0.31%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
16 23 (0.28%) SAP BI
17 22 (0.27%) Data Mart
18 20 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
19 19 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 134 (1.65%) JIRA
2 37 (0.46%) Rational Rose
3 16 (0.20%) Toad
4 15 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 10 (0.12%) TestDirector
7 9 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.099%) ERwin
9 6 (0.074%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.062%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.062%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.049%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.049%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (0.049%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.037%) Lombardi
12 3 (0.037%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 2 (0.025%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.025%) MSTest
13 2 (0.025%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.025%) Ant
General
1 2701 (33.27%) Finance
2 1497 (18.44%) Banking
3 903 (11.12%) Retail
4 527 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 312 (3.84%) Front Office
6 226 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 225 (2.77%) Marketing
8 219 (2.70%) Legal
9 211 (2.60%) Retail Banking
10 207 (2.55%) Back Office
11 132 (1.63%) Publishing
12 117 (1.44%) Manufacturing
13 107 (1.32%) Advertising
14 76 (0.94%) Billing
15 67 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 64 (0.79%) Automotive
17 57 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 56 (0.69%) Law
19 46 (0.57%) Local Government
20 42 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (1.96%) XML
2 114 (1.40%) Web Services
3 88 (1.08%) .NET
4 60 (0.74%) HTML
5 49 (0.60%) FpML
6 44 (0.54%) Middleware
7 29 (0.36%) Mason
8 18 (0.22%) HTML5
8 18 (0.22%) CSS
9 15 (0.18%) EDI
10 14 (0.17%) SOAP
11 12 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (0.15%) Visualforce
12 11 (0.14%) RESTful
12 11 (0.14%) J2EE
13 10 (0.12%) JSON
13 10 (0.12%) MDX
14 9 (0.11%) XSD
14 9 (0.11%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.099%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 874 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (2.82%) Management Information System
2 229 (2.82%) Derivative
3 172 (2.12%) User Experience
4 169 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 149 (1.84%) Credit Risk
6 121 (1.49%) Market Risk
6 121 (1.49%) Equities
7 120 (1.48%) NHS
8 108 (1.33%) Fixed Income
9 101 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 84 (1.03%) Reference Data
11 68 (0.84%) Open Source
12 65 (0.80%) Data Structures
13 53 (0.65%) Data Integration
14 50 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
15 47 (0.58%) SWIFT
16 42 (0.52%) Computer Science
17 41 (0.51%) Visualisation
18 36 (0.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 136 (1.68%) Windows
2 57 (0.70%) Windows 7
3 50 (0.62%) UNIX
4 20 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 18 (0.22%) Android
6 15 (0.18%) Linux
7 11 (0.14%) Windows XP
7 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.049%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.037%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.012%) AIX
13 1 (0.012%) Solaris
13 1 (0.012%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.012%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2601 (32.04%) Business Analysis
2 1609 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1378 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 850 (10.47%) Project Management
5 683 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 597 (7.35%) Use Case
7 556 (6.85%) Migration
8 551 (6.79%) E-Commerce
9 540 (6.65%) UML
10 514 (6.33%) Data Analysis
11 496 (6.11%) Data Modelling
12 493 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
13 490 (6.04%) Scrum
14 464 (5.72%) User Stories
15 411 (5.06%) CRM
16 392 (4.83%) Change Management
17 379 (4.67%) Workflow
18 357 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
19 355 (4.37%) PRINCE2
20 338 (4.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 783 (9.65%) SQL
2 84 (1.03%) Java
3 81 (1.00%) VBA
4 55 (0.68%) C
5 40 (0.49%) C#
6 32 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 31 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 19 (0.23%) VB
9 18 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.14%) Apex Code
11 9 (0.11%) PHP
12 5 (0.062%) Groovy
12 5 (0.062%) Scala
12 5 (0.062%) COBOL
12 5 (0.062%) Python
12 5 (0.062%) R
13 4 (0.049%) Perl
14 3 (0.037%) JCL
14 3 (0.037%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.037%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 435 (5.36%) Degree
2 388 (4.78%) ISEB
3 196 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 109 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 53 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 48 (0.59%) CBAP
7 39 (0.48%) IIBA
8 31 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.33%) CIMA
10 26 (0.32%) PMP
10 26 (0.32%) ACCA
11 21 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.23%) CCA
13 15 (0.18%) MBA
14 11 (0.14%) CCAB
15 10 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
17 7 (0.086%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.33%) QA
2 92 (1.13%) EMIR
3 80 (0.99%) Solvency II
4 77 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
5 63 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.70%) Basel III
7 50 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 47 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 41 (0.51%) FATCA
10 33 (0.41%) Basel II
11 28 (0.34%) MiFID
12 25 (0.31%) COREP
13 21 (0.26%) SLA
14 20 (0.25%) FINREP
15 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.11%) AIFMD
17 8 (0.099%) CRD IV
18 7 (0.086%) UCITS
19 6 (0.074%) COBIT
19 6 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.086%) SCCM
3 5 (0.062%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.049%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.025%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.012%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.012%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 488 (6.01%) Microsoft
2 388 (4.78%) SAP
3 327 (4.03%) Oracle
4 139 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.36%) Business Objects
6 83 (1.02%) IBM
7 71 (0.87%) Cognos
8 44 (0.54%) Siebel
9 42 (0.52%) Charles River
10 39 (0.48%) Murex
11 31 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
11 31 (0.38%) HP
12 28 (0.34%) Bloomberg
12 28 (0.34%) hybris
13 27 (0.33%) ServiceNow
13 27 (0.33%) Hyperion
13 27 (0.33%) thinkFolio
14 26 (0.32%) ATG
14 26 (0.32%) Sun
14 26 (0.32%) Calypso
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liphook, Hampshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £440 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago