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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 22 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3804 4043 4087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.89% 7.83% 8.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.51% 8.47% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2795 2903 2780
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 45
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £15.50 £20.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 3489 £415 -5.68% 649
London -8 1780 £450 -7.69% 315
South East +2 582 £388 +3.33% 86
City of London -8 418 £450 -10.00% 123
Yorkshire +12 237 £375 +7.06% 49
Scotland +1 227 £380 -2.56% 22
South West -6 221 £400 - 52
North West -2 175 £365 +4.35% 43
East of England -3 163 £413 +3.12% 34
West Yorkshire +4 147 £375 +4.16% 31
West Midlands -6 146 £375 +2.73% 43
Edinburgh +4 145 £380 -2.56% 9
East Midlands +29 136 £425 +13.33% 19
Berkshire +10 132 £400 - 21
Buckinghamshire +4 115 £350 +7.69% 13
Milton Keynes +6 92 £350 +7.69% 9
Hampshire +9 87 £375 -6.25% 17
Surrey -12 85 £425 +6.25% 17
Oxfordshire +16 77 £425 +14.86% 8
Bristol +3 74 £400 +5.26% 22
Leeds +1 71 £375 +7.14% 20
Manchester -9 68 £338 -3.57% 24
Cheshire +9 63 £389 +3.66% 10
Birmingham +3 58 £400 +14.28% 14
Northamptonshire +2 54 £425 -5.55% 8
Glasgow -3 52 £338 -14.55% 8
Wiltshire -8 52 £445 +7.87% 8
Oxford +13 50 £440 +17.33% 4
South Wales -15 45 £350 -6.66% 19
Wales -20 45 £350 -6.66% 20

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2692 (33.88%) Finance
2 2527 (31.80%) Business Analysis
3 1601 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 1490 (18.75%) Banking
5 1380 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 865 (10.89%) Retail
7 860 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
8 848 (10.67%) Project Management
9 777 (9.78%) SQL
10 616 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 567 (7.14%) Use Case
12 545 (6.86%) Migration
13 538 (6.77%) E-Commerce
14 521 (6.56%) Investment Banking
15 507 (6.38%) UML
16 499 (6.28%) Data Modelling
17 495 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
17 495 (6.23%) Data Analysis
18 475 (5.98%) Scrum
19 465 (5.85%) Microsoft
20 456 (5.74%) MS Visio
21 454 (5.71%) User Stories
22 445 (5.60%) MS Excel
23 411 (5.17%) Degree
24 409 (5.15%) Change Management
25 407 (5.12%) CRM
26 397 (5.00%) ISEB
27 374 (4.71%) SAP
28 370 (4.66%) Waterfall
29 358 (4.51%) Workflow

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 239 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 95 (1.20%) CMS
3 84 (1.06%) SAS
4 66 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 40 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (0.40%) Lync
8 22 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
9 18 (0.23%) Confluence
10 11 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.11%) Commerce Server
11 9 (0.11%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.11%) Drupal
12 7 (0.088%) Documentum
12 7 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.076%) IIS
14 4 (0.050%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.038%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.025%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.025%) TPMS
Applications
1 456 (5.74%) MS Visio
2 445 (5.60%) MS Excel
3 261 (3.28%) MS Office
4 203 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 116 (1.46%) MS Project
6 32 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.18%) SPSS
8 9 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.063%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.038%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.038%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 124 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 37 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 32 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 25 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 21 (0.26%) Maximo
8 21 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 21 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 20 (0.25%) Loan IQ
9 20 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 18 (0.23%) SAP SD
12 15 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (0.19%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.19%) Endur
13 14 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
14 13 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.81%) SaaS
2 24 (0.30%) Office 365
3 16 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.14%) Force.com
5 10 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 5 (0.063%) Taleo
7 4 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.050%) IaaS
8 2 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.025%) PaaS
9 1 (0.013%) Responsys
9 1 (0.013%) Trello
9 1 (0.013%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (0.58%) Intranet
2 33 (0.42%) Internet
3 24 (0.30%) WAN
4 19 (0.24%) LAN
5 16 (0.20%) HTTP
6 14 (0.18%) Firewall
7 12 (0.15%) VoIP
8 11 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (0.14%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.10%) SSL
10 7 (0.088%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.088%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.076%) FTP
11 6 (0.076%) ATM
11 6 (0.076%) LDAP
11 6 (0.076%) MVNO
12 4 (0.050%) Wireless
12 4 (0.050%) Broadband
12 4 (0.050%) GPRS
13 3 (0.038%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 203 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 90 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 82 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (0.93%) QlikView
6 70 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (0.83%) MS Access
8 58 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 54 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 41 (0.52%) Big Data
11 34 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 24 (0.30%) SAP BW
12 24 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 23 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
14 21 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (0.26%) SAP BI
14 21 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 18 (0.23%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 124 (1.56%) JIRA
2 30 (0.38%) Rational Rose
3 17 (0.21%) Toad
4 15 (0.19%) RequisitePro
5 14 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.11%) TestDirector
7 8 (0.10%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.088%) ERwin
9 5 (0.063%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.050%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.050%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.050%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.038%) Lombardi
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.025%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.025%) Ant
12 2 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.025%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2692 (33.88%) Finance
2 1490 (18.75%) Banking
3 865 (10.89%) Retail
4 521 (6.56%) Investment Banking
5 314 (3.95%) Front Office
6 233 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 220 (2.77%) Legal
8 218 (2.74%) Marketing
9 217 (2.73%) Retail Banking
10 212 (2.67%) Back Office
11 125 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 114 (1.43%) Publishing
13 107 (1.35%) Advertising
14 69 (0.87%) Automotive
15 65 (0.82%) Billing
16 64 (0.81%) Financial Institution
17 56 (0.70%) Law
18 54 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.57%) Local Government
20 40 (0.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (1.98%) XML
2 130 (1.64%) Web Services
3 93 (1.17%) .NET
4 67 (0.84%) HTML
5 48 (0.60%) Middleware
6 45 (0.57%) FpML
7 27 (0.34%) Mason
8 21 (0.26%) HTML5
9 18 (0.23%) CSS
10 13 (0.16%) XSLT
10 13 (0.16%) Visualforce
11 12 (0.15%) EDI
12 11 (0.14%) SOAP
13 10 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
13 10 (0.13%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.13%) J2EE
14 9 (0.11%) MDX
15 8 (0.10%) RESTful
15 8 (0.10%) XSD
16 7 (0.088%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 860 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 244 (3.07%) Derivative
3 217 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 181 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 170 (2.14%) User Experience
6 152 (1.91%) Credit Risk
7 129 (1.62%) Market Risk
8 126 (1.59%) Equities
9 120 (1.51%) NHS
10 113 (1.42%) Fixed Income
11 89 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 89 (1.12%) Open Source
12 80 (1.01%) Reference Data
13 60 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 57 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 49 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
16 48 (0.60%) SWIFT
17 45 (0.57%) Visualisation
18 43 (0.54%) Computer Science
19 41 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 134 (1.69%) Windows
2 55 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 45 (0.57%) UNIX
4 18 (0.23%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.20%) Android
6 13 (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 (0.088%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.063%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.050%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.013%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.013%) AIX
14 1 (0.013%) Solaris
14 1 (0.013%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2527 (31.80%) Business Analysis
2 1601 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1380 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 848 (10.67%) Project Management
5 616 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 567 (7.14%) Use Case
7 545 (6.86%) Migration
8 538 (6.77%) E-Commerce
9 507 (6.38%) UML
10 499 (6.28%) Data Modelling
11 495 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
11 495 (6.23%) Data Analysis
12 475 (5.98%) Scrum
13 454 (5.71%) User Stories
14 409 (5.15%) Change Management
15 407 (5.12%) CRM
16 370 (4.66%) Waterfall
17 358 (4.51%) Workflow
18 356 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
19 349 (4.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 777 (9.78%) SQL
2 92 (1.16%) Java
3 84 (1.06%) VBA
4 56 (0.70%) C
5 38 (0.48%) C#
6 32 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 31 (0.39%) T-SQL
8 21 (0.26%) VB
8 21 (0.26%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.16%) Apex Code
10 9 (0.11%) R
11 8 (0.10%) PHP
12 6 (0.076%) Groovy
12 6 (0.076%) Python
13 5 (0.063%) VBScript
13 5 (0.063%) Perl
13 5 (0.063%) Scala
14 4 (0.050%) COBOL
14 4 (0.050%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.038%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 411 (5.17%) Degree
2 397 (5.00%) ISEB
3 204 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 110 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 43 (0.54%) CBAP
7 39 (0.49%) IIBA
8 27 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 26 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.30%) ACCA
11 23 (0.29%) CIMA
12 22 (0.28%) PMP
13 16 (0.20%) CCA
14 14 (0.18%) MBA
15 11 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.14%) CCAB
15 11 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.088%) BC Cleared
16 7 (0.088%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.35%) QA
2 85 (1.07%) EMIR
3 71 (0.89%) Solvency II
4 65 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
5 60 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 56 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 54 (0.68%) Basel III
8 49 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 39 (0.49%) FATCA
10 31 (0.39%) Basel II
11 29 (0.36%) COREP
12 26 (0.33%) MiFID
12 26 (0.33%) SLA
13 24 (0.30%) FINREP
14 11 (0.14%) PCI DSS
15 10 (0.13%) CRD IV
16 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (0.10%) AIFMD
17 6 (0.076%) COBIT
17 6 (0.076%) UCITS
System Software
1 27 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 31 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.10%) SCCM
3 6 (0.076%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.050%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.038%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.025%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.013%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 465 (5.85%) Microsoft
2 374 (4.71%) SAP
3 324 (4.08%) Oracle
4 139 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 108 (1.36%) Business Objects
6 87 (1.09%) IBM
7 67 (0.84%) Cognos
8 46 (0.58%) Siebel
9 39 (0.49%) Murex
10 37 (0.47%) Bloomberg
11 33 (0.42%) hybris
12 29 (0.36%) Charles River
12 29 (0.36%) ServiceNow
13 28 (0.35%) Tableau
13 28 (0.35%) thinkFolio
13 28 (0.35%) HP
13 28 (0.35%) Hyperion
13 28 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
13 28 (0.35%) ATG
14 25 (0.31%) Teradata
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