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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4193 3863 4039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.44% 8.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.45% 8.06% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2981 2650 2803
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 16 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £24.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.65% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £24.75 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+58.58% -22.95%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 3747 £425 - 817
London +2 1958 £465 -2.10% 420
South East +2 568 £400 - 100
City of London -1 502 £475 -5.00% 145
Scotland +3 307 £375 -1.31% 32
South West +16 266 £403 +3.20% 61
North West 0 242 £400 +6.66% 76
Yorkshire +8 211 £375 +3.44% 63
Edinburgh +4 177 £365 -7.00% 18
Berkshire -9 164 £400 - 23
East of England -12 157 £413 -2.94% 33
West Yorkshire +4 150 £375 +3.44% 39
East Midlands +2 146 £425 - 29
West Midlands -1 136 £388 +7.63% 30
Manchester +3 119 £363 +3.57% 34
Hampshire -3 107 £425 +9.67% 17
Glasgow +16 97 £375 - 7
Wiltshire +16 86 £425 +3.65% 16
Bristol +12 81 £378 +0.66% 21
Buckinghamshire +1 81 £375 - 11
Wales -1 78 £418 +11.33% 8
Surrey +14 74 £400 -10.11% 17
Leeds -3 69 £375 +3.44% 21
Cheshire +12 63 £425 +13.33% 30
Northamptonshire -4 62 £425 -5.55% 11
Swindon +13 57 £475 +15.85% 11
Oxfordshire +8 54 £380 +13.85% 13
Milton Keynes 0 52 £375 - 8
Birmingham -2 47 £388 +3.33% 8
Reading +4 40 £375 -11.76% 8

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2845 (35.83%) Finance
2 2504 (31.53%) Business Analysis
3 1605 (20.21%) Banking
4 1576 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1546 (19.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 829 (10.44%) Project Management
7 827 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
8 774 (9.75%) Retail
9 745 (9.38%) SQL
10 561 (7.06%) Investment Banking
11 548 (6.90%) Data Modelling
12 531 (6.69%) Migration
13 522 (6.57%) Use Case
14 509 (6.41%) Data Analysis
15 505 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 489 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
17 473 (5.96%) MS Visio
18 466 (5.87%) E-Commerce
19 462 (5.82%) Microsoft
20 457 (5.75%) User Stories
21 453 (5.70%) CRM
21 453 (5.70%) UML
22 434 (5.47%) Scrum
23 433 (5.45%) MS Excel
24 418 (5.26%) ISEB
25 404 (5.09%) GAP Analysis
26 400 (5.04%) Change Management
27 379 (4.77%) Waterfall
28 378 (4.76%) Degree
29 374 (4.71%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 194 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 90 (1.13%) CMS
3 56 (0.71%) SAS
4 52 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 34 (0.43%) Confluence
6 31 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 27 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
8 25 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (0.21%) Lync
10 10 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.10%) Documentum
11 8 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.088%) FileNet
13 6 (0.076%) Commerce Server
14 4 (0.050%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.050%) MTS
14 4 (0.050%) Drupal
15 3 (0.038%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.038%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 473 (5.96%) MS Visio
2 433 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 257 (3.24%) MS Office
4 202 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 103 (1.30%) MS Project
6 37 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.088%) Shockwave
7 7 (0.088%) SPSS
8 4 (0.050%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.013%) Mingle
9 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.013%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 136 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.45%) thinkFolio
3 33 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 32 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 27 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 24 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 22 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (0.23%) Maximo
10 17 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 17 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
13 13 (0.16%) SAP CRM
14 12 (0.15%) Agresso
15 11 (0.14%) Summit
15 11 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 48 (0.60%) SaaS
2 15 (0.19%) Office 365
2 15 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
3 12 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.13%) Force.com
5 6 (0.076%) IaaS
6 3 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.025%) Taleo
8 1 (0.013%) Responsys
8 1 (0.013%) Yammer
8 1 (0.013%) PaaS
8 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.013%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (0.71%) Intranet
2 25 (0.31%) Internet
3 17 (0.21%) Broadband
3 17 (0.21%) WAN
4 15 (0.19%) Network Security
5 14 (0.18%) ATM
6 13 (0.16%) LAN
6 13 (0.16%) HTTP
6 13 (0.16%) Firewall
7 12 (0.15%) MVNO
8 11 (0.14%) FTP
9 10 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (0.063%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.050%) CTI
12 4 (0.050%) LDAP
12 4 (0.050%) SMS
12 4 (0.050%) GPRS
13 3 (0.038%) SSL
13 3 (0.038%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 176 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 85 (1.07%) QlikView
4 74 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 70 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (0.60%) MS Access
8 47 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 47 (0.59%) Big Data
9 43 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 31 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
12 29 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
13 22 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (0.24%) Hadoop
14 19 (0.24%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
16 17 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
18 14 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 154 (1.94%) JIRA
2 24 (0.30%) Axure RP
3 20 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.23%) Rational Rose
5 13 (0.16%) Toad
6 9 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.088%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.076%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.063%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.050%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.050%) ERwin
11 3 (0.038%) Selenium
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.025%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.025%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.025%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.025%) ClearCase
General
1 2845 (35.83%) Finance
2 1605 (20.21%) Banking
3 774 (9.75%) Retail
4 561 (7.06%) Investment Banking
5 316 (3.98%) Front Office
6 264 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 230 (2.90%) Retail Banking
8 225 (2.83%) Back Office
9 214 (2.69%) Marketing
10 163 (2.05%) Legal
11 122 (1.54%) Manufacturing
12 114 (1.44%) Advertising
13 88 (1.11%) Publishing
14 84 (1.06%) Automotive
15 77 (0.97%) Law
16 61 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 60 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 57 (0.72%) Billing
19 45 (0.57%) Local Government
20 41 (0.52%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (1.61%) Web Services
2 127 (1.60%) XML
3 102 (1.28%) .NET
4 60 (0.76%) HTML
5 51 (0.64%) Middleware
6 36 (0.45%) FpML
7 28 (0.35%) HTML5
8 20 (0.25%) Mason
9 14 (0.18%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (0.16%) Visualforce
11 12 (0.15%) Application Packaging
12 10 (0.13%) CSS
13 9 (0.11%) XSD
13 9 (0.11%) Gherkin
14 8 (0.10%) RESTful
14 8 (0.10%) Apache Flex
14 8 (0.10%) XSLT
14 8 (0.10%) WSDL
14 8 (0.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 827 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (3.45%) Derivative
3 212 (2.67%) User Experience
4 210 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 184 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 148 (1.86%) Equities
7 147 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 132 (1.66%) NHS
9 115 (1.45%) Market Risk
10 107 (1.35%) Credit Risk
11 84 (1.06%) Open Source
12 79 (0.99%) Reference Data
13 75 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 73 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 70 (0.88%) Visualisation
16 62 (0.78%) SWIFT
17 53 (0.67%) Data Integration
18 51 (0.64%) Computer Science
19 47 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
20 44 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 114 (1.44%) Windows
2 57 (0.72%) UNIX
3 40 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 17 (0.21%) Android
5 14 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.18%) Linux
6 13 (0.16%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.063%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.038%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.038%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.025%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.025%) AIX
10 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.013%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.013%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.013%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2504 (31.53%) Business Analysis
2 1576 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1546 (19.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 829 (10.44%) Project Management
5 548 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 531 (6.69%) Migration
7 522 (6.57%) Use Case
8 509 (6.41%) Data Analysis
9 505 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 489 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
11 466 (5.87%) E-Commerce
12 457 (5.75%) User Stories
13 453 (5.70%) CRM
13 453 (5.70%) UML
14 434 (5.47%) Scrum
15 404 (5.09%) GAP Analysis
16 400 (5.04%) Change Management
17 379 (4.77%) Waterfall
18 374 (4.71%) PRINCE2
19 325 (4.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 745 (9.38%) SQL
2 134 (1.69%) Java
3 58 (0.73%) VBA
4 55 (0.69%) C
5 40 (0.50%) PL/SQL
6 38 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 35 (0.44%) C#
8 26 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 20 (0.25%) VB
10 14 (0.18%) Apex Code
11 13 (0.16%) R
12 11 (0.14%) Python
13 10 (0.13%) C++
14 9 (0.11%) PHP
15 8 (0.10%) Groovy
16 7 (0.088%) Scala
17 6 (0.076%) VBScript
18 5 (0.063%) ABAP
19 4 (0.050%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.050%) Perl
Qualifications
1 418 (5.26%) ISEB
2 378 (4.76%) Degree
3 247 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 149 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 45 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 44 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 37 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 36 (0.45%) IIBA
9 32 (0.40%) CBAP
10 30 (0.38%) PMP
11 22 (0.28%) CIMA
12 20 (0.25%) ACCA
12 20 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.20%) MCAD
13 16 (0.20%) MCSD
13 16 (0.20%) MCPD
13 16 (0.20%) MCTS
14 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.14%) MBA
15 11 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (2.76%) QA
2 79 (0.99%) Solvency II
2 79 (0.99%) EMIR
3 68 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 64 (0.81%) FATCA
5 59 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
6 42 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 40 (0.50%) Basel III
8 39 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.45%) MiFID
10 29 (0.37%) SLA
11 26 (0.33%) GAMP
11 26 (0.33%) Basel II
11 26 (0.33%) COREP
12 21 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (0.25%) FINREP
14 13 (0.16%) PCI DSS
15 12 (0.15%) CRD IV
16 6 (0.076%) GAAP
17 5 (0.063%) AIFMD
System Software
1 36 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.038%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.025%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.10%) 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
5 1 (0.013%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.013%) Netcool
5 1 (0.013%) Control-M
5 1 (0.013%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.013%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 462 (5.82%) Microsoft
2 343 (4.32%) Oracle
3 313 (3.94%) SAP
4 134 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 116 (1.46%) Business Objects
6 83 (1.05%) IBM
7 72 (0.91%) Cognos
8 46 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
9 45 (0.57%) Siebel
10 44 (0.55%) Tableau
11 41 (0.52%) hybris
12 40 (0.50%) Pega
13 39 (0.49%) Hyperion
14 36 (0.45%) Adobe
15 34 (0.43%) Murex
15 34 (0.43%) Bloomberg
16 32 (0.40%) Citrix
17 31 (0.39%) Calypso
17 31 (0.39%) JD Edwards
18 30 (0.38%) ATG
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Ipswich, Suffolk
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