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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4283 4303 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.78% 8.01% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.41% 8.65% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3086 3011 2823
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 42
Average hourly rate £43.43 £28.66 £24.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.52% +18.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £17.39 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £39.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.22 £30.91 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -0.28%

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3761 £414 -1.48% 786
London -2 1982 £450 - 395
City of London -1 542 £475 - 164
South East -7 506 £388 +6.89% 98
Scotland +16 414 £375 -0.66% 37
North West -4 281 £363 +7.40% 58
Yorkshire -2 248 £375 - 57
Edinburgh +7 214 £370 -2.63% 21
South West 0 213 £388 -0.64% 54
West Yorkshire -2 191 £375 - 41
West Midlands +15 186 £375 - 43
East of England -13 183 £400 -3.61% 38
Glasgow +18 137 £375 +2.73% 11
Berkshire +7 136 £375 +2.73% 25
Leeds +3 129 £385 +2.66% 25
East Midlands -16 99 £419 -1.47% 34
Hampshire +4 93 £380 -5.00% 17
Cheshire +12 88 £413 +23.13% 13
Manchester -12 87 £350 +5.66% 28
Oxfordshire -8 62 £378 +11.02% 11
Buckinghamshire -19 57 £389 +11.07% 5
Bristol -7 55 £375 +1.01% 21
Surrey -17 55 £400 +2.89% 21
Wales -12 53 £375 - 9
North East 0 52 £400 +10.34% 6
Birmingham +6 50 £375 +14.50% 15
Hertfordshire -5 49 £400 +3.22% 16
Wiltshire -7 49 £408 -5.87% 7
Reading +20 47 £375 -6.25% 9
West Sussex +2 47 £400 +11.11% 8

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 3244 (37.24%) Finance
2 2871 (32.95%) Business Analysis
3 1833 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 1797 (20.63%) Banking
5 1722 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
6 943 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
7 842 (9.66%) SQL
8 836 (9.60%) Project Management
9 826 (9.48%) Retail
10 598 (6.86%) Use Case
11 590 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 585 (6.71%) Migration
13 570 (6.54%) Investment Banking
14 565 (6.49%) Microsoft
15 554 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
16 551 (6.32%) Data Analysis
17 542 (6.22%) Data Modelling
18 530 (6.08%) CRM
19 515 (5.91%) User Stories
20 497 (5.70%) Scrum
21 496 (5.69%) MS Visio
22 471 (5.41%) MS Excel
23 439 (5.04%) Change Management
24 435 (4.99%) GAP Analysis
25 431 (4.95%) E-Commerce
26 430 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
27 419 (4.81%) UML
28 415 (4.76%) ISEB
29 406 (4.66%) Waterfall
30 378 (4.34%) Degree

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 203 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 86 (0.99%) CMS
3 74 (0.85%) SAS
4 46 (0.53%) Confluence
5 42 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 35 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 25 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (0.21%) Lync
10 13 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.10%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.092%) Documentum
13 8 (0.092%) Drupal
14 7 (0.080%) LiveLink
15 6 (0.069%) FileNet
16 5 (0.057%) Commerce Server
17 4 (0.046%) MTS
Applications
1 496 (5.69%) MS Visio
2 471 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 273 (3.13%) MS Office
4 259 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 87 (1.00%) MS Project
6 44 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.16%) SPSS
8 7 (0.080%) Shockwave
9 5 (0.057%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.046%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.023%) Mingle
12 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.011%) Casewise Modeler
12 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 180 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 32 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 32 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 28 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 28 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 28 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 26 (0.30%) Markit EDM
9 21 (0.24%) Summit
10 19 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 18 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 17 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
13 16 (0.18%) Agresso
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
15 12 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
15 12 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (0.40%) SaaS
2 33 (0.38%) Office 365
3 20 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.092%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.092%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.080%) IaaS
6 6 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.069%) Yammer
6 6 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.057%) Taleo
8 4 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.046%) Force.com
9 3 (0.034%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.023%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.023%) PaaS
10 2 (0.023%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.011%) Boomi
11 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.63%) Internet
2 44 (0.51%) Intranet
3 23 (0.26%) Network Security
4 19 (0.22%) MVNO
5 17 (0.20%) ATM
6 13 (0.15%) Broadband
6 13 (0.15%) WAN
7 12 (0.14%) Firewall
8 8 (0.092%) LAN
8 8 (0.092%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (0.080%) HTTP
9 7 (0.080%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.069%) WebEx
11 5 (0.057%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.057%) CTI
11 5 (0.057%) FTP
12 4 (0.046%) 4G
13 3 (0.034%) Skype
13 3 (0.034%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
2 196 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 95 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (1.01%) QlikView
6 72 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 69 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 60 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (0.64%) Big Data
10 54 (0.62%) MS Access
11 39 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
12 32 (0.37%) Oracle Database
12 32 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.25%) OLAP
14 22 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.24%) EDRMS
16 19 (0.22%) DataStage
17 18 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 188 (2.16%) JIRA
2 33 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (0.37%) Axure RP
4 26 (0.30%) Rational Rose
5 19 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 14 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.10%) Toad
7 9 (0.10%) ERwin
8 6 (0.069%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.069%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.046%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.034%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.023%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.023%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.023%) Selenium
12 2 (0.023%) CaliberRM
12 2 (0.023%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.011%) SpecFlow
General
1 3244 (37.24%) Finance
2 1797 (20.63%) Banking
3 826 (9.48%) Retail
4 570 (6.54%) Investment Banking
5 302 (3.47%) Front Office
6 301 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 251 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 223 (2.56%) Back Office
9 203 (2.33%) Marketing
10 198 (2.27%) Legal
11 113 (1.30%) Advertising
12 106 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 104 (1.19%) Billing
14 87 (1.00%) Law
15 85 (0.98%) Financial Institution
16 71 (0.81%) Automotive
17 68 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 68 (0.78%) Publishing
18 57 (0.65%) General Ledger
19 47 (0.54%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (1.47%) .NET
2 120 (1.38%) Web Services
3 118 (1.35%) XML
4 57 (0.65%) HTML
5 37 (0.42%) Middleware
6 33 (0.38%) FpML
7 23 (0.26%) ASP.NET
8 22 (0.25%) HTML5
9 18 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
10 16 (0.18%) JSON
11 15 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (0.15%) Application Packaging
12 13 (0.15%) Gherkin
13 12 (0.14%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.13%) RESTful
15 9 (0.10%) MDX
15 9 (0.10%) CSS
16 7 (0.080%) Flash
16 7 (0.080%) REST
17 6 (0.069%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 943 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 259 (2.97%) Derivative
3 228 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 221 (2.54%) User Experience
5 205 (2.35%) Fixed Income
6 178 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 176 (2.02%) Equities
8 121 (1.39%) NHS
9 120 (1.38%) Credit Risk
10 101 (1.16%) Market Risk
11 96 (1.10%) Reference Data
12 85 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 71 (0.81%) Data Centre
14 70 (0.80%) SWIFT
15 68 (0.78%) Visualisation
16 57 (0.65%) Mobile App
17 48 (0.55%) Computer Science
18 46 (0.53%) FMCG
19 43 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
20 37 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 66 (0.76%) Windows
2 55 (0.63%) UNIX
3 17 (0.20%) Windows 7
4 13 (0.15%) Android
5 10 (0.11%) Linux
5 10 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.092%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.034%) AIX
7 3 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.023%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.023%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.023%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.011%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.011%) Solaris
9 1 (0.011%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2871 (32.95%) Business Analysis
2 1833 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 1722 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 836 (9.60%) Project Management
5 598 (6.86%) Use Case
6 590 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 585 (6.71%) Migration
8 554 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
9 551 (6.32%) Data Analysis
10 542 (6.22%) Data Modelling
11 530 (6.08%) CRM
12 515 (5.91%) User Stories
13 497 (5.70%) Scrum
14 439 (5.04%) Change Management
15 435 (4.99%) GAP Analysis
16 431 (4.95%) E-Commerce
17 419 (4.81%) UML
18 406 (4.66%) Waterfall
19 366 (4.20%) PRINCE2
20 340 (3.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 842 (9.66%) SQL
2 117 (1.34%) Java
3 79 (0.91%) VBA
4 59 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 56 (0.64%) C
6 52 (0.60%) C#
7 43 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 26 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.26%) VB
10 13 (0.15%) Python
11 11 (0.13%) C++
11 11 (0.13%) R
12 6 (0.069%) Scala
12 6 (0.069%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.057%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.057%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.046%) PHP
14 4 (0.046%) PL/1
14 4 (0.046%) Groovy
15 3 (0.034%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 415 (4.76%) ISEB
2 378 (4.34%) Degree
3 270 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 161 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 40 (0.46%) DV Cleared
5 40 (0.46%) IIBA
5 40 (0.46%) PMI Certification
6 31 (0.36%) CBAP
7 30 (0.34%) CIMA
8 29 (0.33%) PMP
9 28 (0.32%) ACCA
9 28 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 28 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (0.23%) MCTS
12 16 (0.18%) MCPD
12 16 (0.18%) MCAD
12 16 (0.18%) MCSD
13 14 (0.16%) APMP
14 13 (0.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (2.63%) QA
2 111 (1.27%) EMIR
3 88 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
4 85 (0.98%) FATCA
5 78 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 77 (0.88%) MiFID
7 67 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 42 (0.48%) Basel III
9 35 (0.40%) SLA
9 35 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 28 (0.32%) COREP
11 25 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 24 (0.28%) GAAP
13 21 (0.24%) GAMP
14 20 (0.23%) FINREP
15 19 (0.22%) Basel II
16 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 16 (0.18%) ISO 9001
18 13 (0.15%) CRD IV
19 11 (0.13%) AIFMD
System Software
1 35 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.023%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.023%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (0.31%) 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%) Netcool
4 1 (0.011%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.011%) Control-M
4 1 (0.011%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.011%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.011%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.011%) OpenView
4 1 (0.011%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.011%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.011%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.011%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.011%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.011%) systemd
Vendors
1 565 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 367 (4.21%) Oracle
3 330 (3.79%) SAP
4 129 (1.48%) Business Objects
5 105 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (1.02%) IBM
7 72 (0.83%) Cognos
8 47 (0.54%) Charles River
8 47 (0.54%) Teradata
9 43 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
10 42 (0.48%) Pega
11 41 (0.47%) hybris
12 40 (0.46%) Siebel
12 40 (0.46%) Informatica
13 38 (0.44%) HP
13 38 (0.44%) Tableau
14 36 (0.41%) Hyperion
15 35 (0.40%) ServiceNow
16 34 (0.39%) Adobe
16 34 (0.39%) Guidewire
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