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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 22 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3613 3636 3647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.21% 7.44% 8.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.80% 8.04% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2573 2563 2520
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 37
Average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.03% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.72 £20.00 £15.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.12 £40.75 £51.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 3310 £415 -2.35% 870
London -3 1639 £450 -5.26% 428
South East 0 543 £400 +6.66% 107
City of London -4 393 £450 -10.00% 172
South West +5 250 £390 -0.63% 78
Yorkshire +8 222 £375 +7.14% 59
Scotland -5 206 £355 -8.97% 44
North West +2 179 £363 +3.94% 57
East of England -2 154 £413 -2.94% 49
West Yorkshire +4 139 £378 +7.85% 44
East Midlands +11 135 £425 +6.25% 34
Edinburgh +3 134 £380 - 19
West Midlands -4 132 £360 +2.85% 53
Berkshire +7 119 £400 - 22
Surrey +2 105 £425 -10.52% 25
Buckinghamshire -9 89 £375 +15.38% 12
Bristol +9 88 £380 +1.33% 30
Hampshire -1 86 £381 -0.65% 18
Manchester +2 78 £325 -4.05% 34
Milton Keynes +1 66 £368 +13.07% 5
Leeds +2 65 £375 +7.14% 25
Wiltshire +9 63 £475 +11.76% 20
Cheshire +5 58 £398 +6.00% 9
Birmingham +7 53 £368 +5.00% 17
Northamptonshire -3 52 £425 -2.85% 10
Glasgow -6 52 £350 - 16
Oxfordshire +11 51 £450 +33.33% 9
Wales -13 51 £375 - 15
South Wales -7 44 £375 - 15
West Sussex -1 43 £400 +6.73% 5

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2668 (34.55%) Finance
2 2404 (31.13%) Business Analysis
3 1537 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
4 1531 (19.82%) Banking
5 1430 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 864 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
7 843 (10.92%) Project Management
8 805 (10.42%) Retail
9 716 (9.27%) SQL
10 565 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 538 (6.97%) Migration
12 529 (6.85%) Investment Banking
13 508 (6.58%) Data Modelling
14 495 (6.41%) Use Case
15 494 (6.40%) E-Commerce
16 484 (6.27%) Data Analysis
17 476 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
18 464 (6.01%) MS Visio
19 462 (5.98%) Microsoft
20 453 (5.87%) UML
21 442 (5.72%) Scrum
22 435 (5.63%) User Stories
23 434 (5.62%) MS Excel
24 420 (5.44%) CRM
25 419 (5.43%) ISEB
26 390 (5.05%) Change Management
27 385 (4.99%) GAP Analysis
28 383 (4.96%) Degree
29 376 (4.87%) Waterfall
30 369 (4.78%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 221 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 84 (1.09%) CMS
3 72 (0.93%) SAS
4 54 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 39 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 29 (0.38%) Lync
7 23 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
8 18 (0.23%) Confluence
9 12 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.10%) Drupal
11 7 (0.091%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.091%) Documentum
12 6 (0.078%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.052%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.039%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.026%) IIS
15 2 (0.026%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.026%) CICS
15 2 (0.026%) Smallworld
Applications
1 464 (6.01%) MS Visio
2 434 (5.62%) MS Excel
3 249 (3.22%) MS Office
4 202 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 115 (1.49%) MS Project
6 33 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.091%) Shockwave
9 6 (0.078%) SPSS
10 4 (0.052%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.052%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 118 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 28 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 23 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 22 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.26%) Loan IQ
9 17 (0.22%) SAP HR
10 16 (0.21%) Maximo
11 15 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.18%) Agresso
12 14 (0.18%) Endur
12 14 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
12 14 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.79%) SaaS
2 25 (0.32%) Office 365
3 14 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
4 11 (0.14%) Force.com
5 8 (0.10%) IaaS
6 4 (0.052%) Taleo
6 4 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.039%) PaaS
8 2 (0.026%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.013%) Responsys
9 1 (0.013%) Trello
9 1 (0.013%) Yammer
9 1 (0.013%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.71%) Intranet
2 25 (0.32%) Internet
3 24 (0.31%) WAN
4 18 (0.23%) LAN
5 16 (0.21%) HTTP
6 11 (0.14%) MVNO
6 11 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (0.14%) Firewall
6 11 (0.14%) FTP
7 9 (0.12%) Unified Communications
7 9 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.10%) ATM
9 7 (0.091%) Network Security
9 7 (0.091%) VoIP
10 6 (0.078%) Broadband
11 5 (0.065%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.065%) SSL
12 4 (0.052%) GPRS
12 4 (0.052%) LDAP
12 4 (0.052%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 180 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 81 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 79 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (0.92%) QlikView
7 60 (0.78%) MS Access
8 51 (0.66%) Data Mining
9 46 (0.60%) Big Data
9 46 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
11 24 (0.31%) SAP BW
12 23 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
13 22 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 21 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (0.23%) Hadoop
17 16 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
18 15 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 118 (1.53%) JIRA
2 18 (0.23%) Rational Rose
2 18 (0.23%) Toad
3 15 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.10%) RequisitePro
4 8 (0.10%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.091%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.065%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (0.052%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.052%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.052%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.052%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.039%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.026%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.026%) Ant
9 2 (0.026%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.026%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.026%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.026%) Selenium
10 1 (0.013%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2668 (34.55%) Finance
2 1531 (19.82%) Banking
3 805 (10.42%) Retail
4 529 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 316 (4.09%) Front Office
6 253 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 226 (2.93%) Retail Banking
8 217 (2.81%) Marketing
9 204 (2.64%) Legal
10 190 (2.46%) Back Office
11 117 (1.51%) Manufacturing
12 109 (1.41%) Advertising
13 105 (1.36%) Publishing
14 67 (0.87%) Law
15 64 (0.83%) Automotive
16 61 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (0.74%) Billing
17 57 (0.74%) Financial Institution
18 42 (0.54%) Games
19 41 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (1.70%) Web Services
2 126 (1.63%) XML
3 94 (1.22%) .NET
4 64 (0.83%) HTML
5 54 (0.70%) Middleware
6 40 (0.52%) FpML
7 26 (0.34%) Mason
7 26 (0.34%) HTML5
8 15 (0.19%) Visualforce
9 13 (0.17%) CSS
10 11 (0.14%) SOAP
10 11 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.12%) RESTful
11 9 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.12%) EDI
12 8 (0.10%) XSD
13 7 (0.091%) CGI
13 7 (0.091%) WSDL
13 7 (0.091%) Flash
13 7 (0.091%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 864 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (3.17%) Derivative
3 211 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 176 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 173 (2.24%) User Experience
6 144 (1.86%) Credit Risk
7 140 (1.81%) NHS
8 131 (1.70%) Market Risk
9 128 (1.66%) Equities
10 114 (1.48%) Fixed Income
11 90 (1.17%) Open Source
12 86 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 80 (1.04%) Reference Data
14 57 (0.74%) Data Integration
15 53 (0.69%) SWIFT
16 50 (0.65%) Visualisation
17 48 (0.62%) Computer Science
18 47 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
18 47 (0.61%) Data Structures
19 41 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 127 (1.64%) Windows
2 51 (0.66%) Windows 7
3 50 (0.65%) UNIX
4 16 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.19%) Android
6 12 (0.16%) Linux
7 11 (0.14%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.091%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.065%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.039%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.013%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.013%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.013%) AIX
14 1 (0.013%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2404 (31.13%) Business Analysis
2 1537 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1430 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 843 (10.92%) Project Management
5 565 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 538 (6.97%) Migration
7 508 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 495 (6.41%) Use Case
9 494 (6.40%) E-Commerce
10 484 (6.27%) Data Analysis
11 476 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
12 453 (5.87%) UML
13 442 (5.72%) Scrum
14 435 (5.63%) User Stories
15 420 (5.44%) CRM
16 390 (5.05%) Change Management
17 385 (4.99%) GAP Analysis
18 376 (4.87%) Waterfall
19 369 (4.78%) PRINCE2
20 338 (4.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 716 (9.27%) SQL
2 110 (1.42%) Java
3 76 (0.98%) VBA
4 56 (0.73%) C
5 36 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 28 (0.36%) C#
7 24 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.28%) VB
9 21 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.19%) Apex Code
11 12 (0.16%) R
12 9 (0.12%) PHP
13 8 (0.10%) Python
13 8 (0.10%) Groovy
14 7 (0.091%) Scala
14 7 (0.091%) C++
15 6 (0.078%) VBScript
16 5 (0.065%) ABAP
16 5 (0.065%) Perl
17 4 (0.052%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 419 (5.43%) ISEB
2 383 (4.96%) Degree
3 205 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 108 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 64 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 44 (0.57%) CBAP
7 36 (0.47%) IIBA
8 32 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 24 (0.31%) PMP
11 23 (0.30%) ACCA
12 21 (0.27%) CIMA
13 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.18%) CCA
14 14 (0.18%) MBA
15 11 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
17 8 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (0.10%) CFA
18 7 (0.091%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (2.72%) QA
2 87 (1.13%) EMIR
3 70 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 69 (0.89%) Solvency II
5 61 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
6 53 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 49 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 49 (0.63%) Basel III
8 48 (0.62%) FATCA
9 33 (0.43%) MiFID
10 30 (0.39%) SLA
11 26 (0.34%) COREP
12 25 (0.32%) Basel II
13 21 (0.27%) FINREP
14 14 (0.18%) GAMP
15 12 (0.16%) CRD IV
16 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
17 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 4 (0.052%) P3O
18 4 (0.052%) AIFMD
System Software
1 25 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.039%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.10%) SCCM
3 6 (0.078%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.052%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.026%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.013%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.013%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 462 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 352 (4.56%) SAP
3 301 (3.90%) Oracle
4 150 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
5 111 (1.44%) Business Objects
6 73 (0.95%) IBM
7 59 (0.76%) Cognos
8 56 (0.73%) Siebel
9 36 (0.47%) hybris
10 35 (0.45%) Bloomberg
10 35 (0.45%) Murex
11 32 (0.41%) thinkFolio
12 31 (0.40%) Hyperion
12 31 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
13 30 (0.39%) Calypso
14 29 (0.38%) Adobe
15 28 (0.36%) Tableau
15 28 (0.36%) ServiceNow
16 27 (0.35%) HP
16 27 (0.35%) Charles River
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + MAX!
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £850 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £420 per annum 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £270 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - 350 per day + Contract - Day Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago