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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 19 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4126 4278 5621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 8.02% 9.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 8.64% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2849 2994 3888
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 48
Average hourly rate £30.58 £26.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -24.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £17.30 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £86.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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 27 August 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 August 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 August 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 -2 3728 £425 - 695
London -5 1905 £450 -5.26% 345
South East +10 559 £375 -1.31% 105
City of London -6 498 £463 -2.63% 143
East of England +6 262 £413 +3.12% 33
South West +4 239 £388 +3.33% 51
North West +8 229 £338 +3.84% 49
Scotland -4 225 £380 +8.57% 43
Yorkshire +8 200 £375 +2.73% 39
West Yorkshire +3 170 £375 +2.17% 28
West Midlands -9 139 £380 +1.33% 41
Edinburgh +2 137 £380 +1.33% 24
East Midlands +2 135 £444 +18.33% 19
Manchester +8 129 £331 +3.51% 32
Berkshire +12 122 £400 +6.66% 30
Buckinghamshire +23 113 £365 +12.30% 13
Bedfordshire +23 96 £413 +15.38% 10
Milton Keynes +17 96 £350 +8.52% 8
Leeds +10 91 £363 +11.53% 15
Wales +1 89 £375 - 20
South Wales +4 88 £375 - 19
Bristol -2 74 £377 +0.53% 22
Cardiff +5 71 £375 - 13
Hampshire -22 70 £388 -13.88% 18
Surrey -2 68 £400 +14.28% 13
Hertfordshire +20 67 £388 +6.89% 9
Northamptonshire +4 63 £450 +5.88% 10
Wiltshire +3 54 £415 +10.66% 4
Glasgow -10 53 £350 -3.44% 11
Oxfordshire +7 44 £375 -3.22% 7

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2718 (32.36%) Business Analysis
2 2640 (31.43%) Finance
3 1533 (18.25%) Banking
4 1353 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 943 (11.23%) Retail
6 898 (10.69%) Project Management
7 840 (10.00%) SQL
8 779 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
9 726 (8.64%) Use Case
10 719 (8.56%) UML
11 710 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 576 (6.86%) E-Commerce
13 565 (6.73%) Investment Banking
14 559 (6.66%) Data Analysis
15 554 (6.60%) Migration
16 538 (6.41%) Scrum
17 507 (6.04%) Microsoft
18 499 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
19 488 (5.81%) MS Visio
19 488 (5.81%) User Stories
20 487 (5.80%) CRM
21 486 (5.79%) Data Modelling
22 483 (5.75%) Degree
23 467 (5.56%) MS Excel
24 444 (5.29%) Change Management
25 390 (4.64%) SAP
26 389 (4.63%) ISEB
27 385 (4.58%) Workflow
28 378 (4.50%) Oracle
29 366 (4.36%) Front Office

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 229 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 133 (1.58%) CMS
3 78 (0.93%) SAS
4 58 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 50 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 29 (0.35%) Drupal
6 29 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (0.21%) Lync
7 18 (0.21%) Confluence
7 18 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 17 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
9 14 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.12%) Documentum
11 9 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.083%) IIS
13 6 (0.071%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.048%) Magnolia
15 4 (0.048%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 488 (5.81%) MS Visio
2 467 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 301 (3.58%) MS Office
4 206 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 157 (1.87%) MS Project
6 43 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.13%) SPSS
8 6 (0.071%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.071%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 116 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 44 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 28 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 27 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 26 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 26 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 25 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 24 (0.29%) SAP SD
10 23 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 22 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
12 19 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
13 17 (0.20%) Agresso
13 17 (0.20%) Endur
14 16 (0.19%) LatentZero
14 16 (0.19%) SAP SRM
14 16 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (0.61%) SaaS
2 24 (0.29%) Office 365
3 16 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.13%) Force.com
6 10 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.024%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.024%) Taleo
8 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.012%) Heroku
9 1 (0.012%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (0.68%) Internet
2 51 (0.61%) Intranet
3 15 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (0.17%) HTTP
5 13 (0.15%) Firewall
5 13 (0.15%) Unified Communications
6 11 (0.13%) FTP
7 10 (0.12%) ATM
8 9 (0.11%) SSL
9 8 (0.095%) VoIP
10 7 (0.083%) WAN
11 6 (0.071%) LAN
11 6 (0.071%) MVNO
11 6 (0.071%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.060%) Wireless
12 5 (0.060%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (0.060%) SMS
12 5 (0.060%) Broadband
12 5 (0.060%) LDAP
13 4 (0.048%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 210 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 94 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 80 (0.95%) MS Access
6 76 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 62 (0.74%) QlikView
10 33 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 29 (0.35%) Data Mart
12 28 (0.33%) EDRMS
12 28 (0.33%) Big Data
13 27 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (0.26%) SAP BW
15 21 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (0.24%) DB2
17 19 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (1.51%) JIRA
2 52 (0.62%) Rational Rose
3 20 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (0.19%) ERwin
5 12 (0.14%) RequisitePro
6 9 (0.11%) Toad
7 8 (0.095%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.083%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.083%) TestDirector
9 5 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.048%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.036%) ProC
11 3 (0.036%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.036%) LSMW
11 3 (0.036%) Lombardi
11 3 (0.036%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.036%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.036%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.024%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2640 (31.43%) Finance
2 1533 (18.25%) Banking
3 943 (11.23%) Retail
4 565 (6.73%) Investment Banking
5 366 (4.36%) Front Office
6 259 (3.08%) Marketing
7 244 (2.91%) Back Office
8 242 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 214 (2.55%) Legal
10 176 (2.10%) Retail Banking
11 124 (1.48%) Publishing
12 112 (1.33%) Billing
13 109 (1.30%) Advertising
14 105 (1.25%) Manufacturing
15 86 (1.02%) Financial Institution
16 60 (0.71%) Law
17 51 (0.61%) Local Government
18 49 (0.58%) Automotive
19 44 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
20 41 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (1.49%) XML
2 120 (1.43%) .NET
3 78 (0.93%) Web Services
4 62 (0.74%) HTML
5 38 (0.45%) J2EE
6 30 (0.36%) FpML
7 28 (0.33%) CSS
8 25 (0.30%) Middleware
8 25 (0.30%) Mason
9 23 (0.27%) MDX
10 16 (0.19%) SOAP
11 13 (0.15%) HTML5
12 12 (0.14%) JSON
12 12 (0.14%) XSLT
13 11 (0.13%) EDI
14 9 (0.11%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.095%) jQuery
15 8 (0.095%) Oracle Fusion
16 7 (0.083%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.083%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 291 (3.46%) Derivative
2 235 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 189 (2.25%) Fixed Income
4 182 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 179 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 142 (1.69%) Equities
7 134 (1.60%) NHS
8 114 (1.36%) Market Risk
9 112 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 79 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 56 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
12 51 (0.61%) Computer Science
13 50 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
14 48 (0.57%) Data Integration
15 46 (0.55%) Open Source
16 42 (0.50%) FMCG
17 38 (0.45%) Social Media
17 38 (0.45%) EPoS
18 35 (0.42%) iPad
19 34 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 105 (1.25%) Windows
2 44 (0.52%) UNIX
3 32 (0.38%) Windows 7
4 21 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.24%) Android
6 16 (0.19%) Linux
7 8 (0.095%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.083%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.060%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.012%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.012%) AIX
11 1 (0.012%) VMS
11 1 (0.012%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2718 (32.36%) Business Analysis
2 1353 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 898 (10.69%) Project Management
4 779 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 726 (8.64%) Use Case
6 719 (8.56%) UML
7 710 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 576 (6.86%) E-Commerce
9 559 (6.66%) Data Analysis
10 554 (6.60%) Migration
11 538 (6.41%) Scrum
12 499 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
13 488 (5.81%) User Stories
14 487 (5.80%) CRM
15 486 (5.79%) Data Modelling
16 444 (5.29%) Change Management
17 385 (4.58%) Workflow
18 356 (4.24%) GAP Analysis
19 337 (4.01%) Systems Analysis
20 321 (3.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 840 (10.00%) SQL
2 99 (1.18%) Java
3 89 (1.06%) VBA
4 48 (0.57%) C#
5 47 (0.56%) C
6 46 (0.55%) T-SQL
7 31 (0.37%) PL/SQL
8 23 (0.27%) VB
9 17 (0.20%) Python
10 16 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.15%) C++
11 13 (0.15%) PHP
12 8 (0.095%) Perl
12 8 (0.095%) Scala
13 7 (0.083%) RPG
14 6 (0.071%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.060%) R
15 5 (0.060%) COBOL
16 4 (0.048%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (0.048%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 483 (5.75%) Degree
2 389 (4.63%) ISEB
3 171 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 115 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 54 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 50 (0.60%) CBAP
7 44 (0.52%) IIBA
8 41 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 31 (0.37%) PMP
10 27 (0.32%) CIMA
10 27 (0.32%) ACCA
11 22 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (0.24%) CCA
13 17 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (0.19%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 11 (0.13%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.13%) CCAB
17 10 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (2.45%) QA
2 121 (1.44%) EMIR
3 92 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 91 (1.08%) Basel III
5 74 (0.88%) Solvency II
6 48 (0.57%) FATCA
6 48 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (0.52%) Basel II
8 43 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 35 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 34 (0.40%) MiFID
11 25 (0.30%) AIFMD
12 23 (0.27%) COREP
12 23 (0.27%) FINREP
12 23 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 19 (0.23%) CRD IV
14 16 (0.19%) SLA
15 6 (0.071%) COBIT
15 6 (0.071%) UCITS
16 5 (0.060%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.036%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.024%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.012%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.012%) SCCM
4 1 (0.012%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.012%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 507 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 390 (4.64%) SAP
3 378 (4.50%) Oracle
4 152 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 98 (1.17%) Business Objects
6 82 (0.98%) IBM
7 77 (0.92%) Cognos
8 62 (0.74%) Charles River
9 56 (0.67%) Siebel
10 50 (0.60%) ATG
11 46 (0.55%) hybris
12 35 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
13 33 (0.39%) Remedy
13 33 (0.39%) Bloomberg
14 32 (0.38%) Murex
14 32 (0.38%) HP
15 30 (0.36%) Calypso
16 28 (0.33%) Sun
16 28 (0.33%) Teradata
17 26 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Viridor
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 360 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago