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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3851 3748 3784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 7.36% 8.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 7.97% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2772 2582 2636
Average daily rate
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£423 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £390 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 36
Average hourly rate £41.00 £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £16.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.47 £40.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.83 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+31.51% -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
47659 47013 42321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.36% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29398 27746 24152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1803 2001 2307
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 3495 £425 - 846
London 0 1795 £460 -3.15% 443
South East -1 531 £400 - 119
City of London -3 432 £461 -7.75% 161
Scotland +2 252 £375 -5.66% 34
South West +12 248 £400 - 61
Yorkshire +16 235 £373 +6.42% 45
North West +1 221 £375 +8.30% 61
West Yorkshire +10 151 £375 +7.14% 27
Edinburgh +1 150 £375 -5.66% 22
East of England -6 147 £413 -2.94% 31
Berkshire -2 144 £401 +0.12% 22
East Midlands +8 134 £425 +0.59% 27
West Midlands -1 122 £375 +5.26% 53
Manchester +6 107 £338 -1.81% 36
Hampshire -9 90 £425 +11.84% 28
Surrey +16 88 £400 -15.78% 21
Buckinghamshire -2 80 £375 +7.14% 15
Glasgow +10 79 £375 -6.25% 8
Wiltshire +13 75 £470 +14.63% 13
Leeds +11 74 £370 +5.71% 19
Bristol +2 70 £380 +1.33% 20
Cheshire +18 65 £400 +6.66% 9
Northamptonshire -3 60 £440 -4.86% 9
Wales -6 56 £393 +4.66% 15
Milton Keynes +3 55 £370 +5.71% 7
Swindon +6 48 £488 +18.90% 10
Birmingham +7 43 £375 - 15
Oxfordshire +2 41 £400 +23.07% 10
South Wales -4 41 £380 +1.33% 9

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2746 (34.97%) Finance
2 2475 (31.52%) Business Analysis
3 1581 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1559 (19.85%) Banking
5 1512 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 840 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
7 829 (10.56%) Project Management
8 774 (9.86%) Retail
9 742 (9.45%) SQL
10 545 (6.94%) Migration
11 544 (6.93%) Data Modelling
12 537 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 531 (6.76%) Investment Banking
14 493 (6.28%) Data Analysis
15 490 (6.24%) E-Commerce
16 478 (6.09%) Use Case
17 468 (5.96%) MS Visio
18 457 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
19 452 (5.76%) Microsoft
20 446 (5.68%) CRM
21 429 (5.46%) UML
22 426 (5.42%) User Stories
23 420 (5.35%) Scrum
24 416 (5.30%) Change Management
25 415 (5.28%) MS Excel
26 410 (5.22%) ISEB
27 398 (5.07%) Waterfall
28 391 (4.98%) GAP Analysis
29 379 (4.83%) PRINCE2
30 365 (4.65%) Degree

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 214 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 93 (1.18%) CMS
3 60 (0.76%) SAS
4 57 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 37 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 32 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 29 (0.37%) Lync
8 28 (0.36%) Confluence
9 22 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
10 13 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.089%) Commerce Server
11 7 (0.089%) Documentum
12 6 (0.076%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.064%) FileNet
13 5 (0.064%) Drupal
13 5 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.051%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.025%) MTS
15 2 (0.025%) IIS
15 2 (0.025%) MQSeries
Applications
1 468 (5.96%) MS Visio
2 415 (5.28%) MS Excel
3 253 (3.22%) MS Office
4 205 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 108 (1.38%) MS Project
6 32 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.10%) SPSS
8 7 (0.089%) Shockwave
9 5 (0.064%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.064%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.025%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.013%) Mingle
11 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 129 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.48%) thinkFolio
3 35 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 34 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 31 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 23 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 21 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 20 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 18 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 17 (0.22%) Loan IQ
12 15 (0.19%) Maximo
13 14 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 14 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 14 (0.18%) Agresso
14 13 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
14 13 (0.17%) Summit
14 13 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
15 12 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 56 (0.71%) SaaS
2 21 (0.27%) Office 365
3 15 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
4 12 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.13%) Force.com
6 9 (0.11%) IaaS
7 4 (0.051%) Taleo
8 3 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.038%) PaaS
9 1 (0.013%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.013%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.013%) Responsys
9 1 (0.013%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (0.78%) Intranet
2 28 (0.36%) Internet
3 21 (0.27%) WAN
4 17 (0.22%) LAN
5 13 (0.17%) HTTP
6 12 (0.15%) FTP
6 12 (0.15%) Network Security
7 11 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (0.14%) MVNO
7 11 (0.14%) Broadband
8 10 (0.13%) ATM
8 10 (0.13%) Firewall
9 9 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.10%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.076%) VoIP
12 5 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.051%) CTI
13 4 (0.051%) SMS
13 4 (0.051%) LDAP
13 4 (0.051%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 167 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 77 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 74 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (0.83%) QlikView
7 50 (0.64%) Big Data
8 48 (0.61%) MS Access
9 47 (0.60%) Data Mining
10 45 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
12 28 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 24 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (0.24%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.24%) SAP BW
16 18 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
17 17 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 124 (1.58%) JIRA
2 18 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.22%) Rational Rose
4 13 (0.17%) Toad
5 9 (0.11%) Axure RP
6 8 (0.10%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.10%) RequisitePro
7 7 (0.089%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.076%) TestDirector
9 5 (0.064%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.038%) ERwin
11 2 (0.025%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.025%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.025%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.025%) Ant
11 2 (0.025%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.025%) Selenium
11 2 (0.025%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.013%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2746 (34.97%) Finance
2 1559 (19.85%) Banking
3 774 (9.86%) Retail
4 531 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 317 (4.04%) Front Office
6 248 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 228 (2.90%) Marketing
8 226 (2.88%) Retail Banking
9 203 (2.58%) Back Office
10 192 (2.44%) Legal
11 117 (1.49%) Manufacturing
12 107 (1.36%) Advertising
13 95 (1.21%) Publishing
14 84 (1.07%) Automotive
15 73 (0.93%) Law
16 62 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (0.73%) Financial Institution
18 53 (0.67%) Billing
19 45 (0.57%) Local Government
20 44 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (1.68%) XML
2 128 (1.63%) Web Services
3 89 (1.13%) .NET
4 63 (0.80%) HTML
5 52 (0.66%) Middleware
6 37 (0.47%) FpML
7 28 (0.36%) HTML5
8 24 (0.31%) Mason
9 14 (0.18%) Visualforce
10 12 (0.15%) CSS
10 12 (0.15%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.13%) SOAP
12 9 (0.11%) XSD
12 9 (0.11%) Application Packaging
12 9 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.10%) WSDL
13 8 (0.10%) XSLT
13 8 (0.10%) Gherkin
13 8 (0.10%) RESTful
14 7 (0.089%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 840 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (3.29%) Derivative
3 211 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 188 (2.39%) User Experience
5 172 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 140 (1.78%) NHS
7 134 (1.71%) Equities
8 127 (1.62%) Market Risk
9 125 (1.59%) Credit Risk
10 122 (1.55%) Fixed Income
11 93 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 91 (1.16%) Open Source
13 82 (1.04%) Reference Data
14 63 (0.80%) Visualisation
15 59 (0.75%) Data Integration
16 56 (0.71%) SWIFT
17 51 (0.65%) Data Structures
18 48 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
19 46 (0.59%) Computer Science
20 43 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 121 (1.54%) Windows
2 54 (0.69%) UNIX
3 48 (0.61%) Windows 7
4 20 (0.25%) Android
5 18 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.19%) Windows XP
7 14 (0.18%) Linux
8 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.064%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.064%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.038%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.025%) AIX
12 2 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.013%) Solaris
13 1 (0.013%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.013%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.013%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2475 (31.52%) Business Analysis
2 1581 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1512 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 829 (10.56%) Project Management
5 545 (6.94%) Migration
6 544 (6.93%) Data Modelling
7 537 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 493 (6.28%) Data Analysis
9 490 (6.24%) E-Commerce
10 478 (6.09%) Use Case
11 457 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
12 446 (5.68%) CRM
13 429 (5.46%) UML
14 426 (5.42%) User Stories
15 420 (5.35%) Scrum
16 416 (5.30%) Change Management
17 398 (5.07%) Waterfall
18 391 (4.98%) GAP Analysis
19 379 (4.83%) PRINCE2
20 341 (4.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 742 (9.45%) SQL
2 117 (1.49%) Java
3 69 (0.88%) VBA
4 60 (0.76%) C
5 41 (0.52%) PL/SQL
6 33 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (0.32%) C#
8 24 (0.31%) VB
9 20 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.18%) Apex Code
11 13 (0.17%) R
12 9 (0.11%) Groovy
12 9 (0.11%) Python
12 9 (0.11%) PHP
13 8 (0.10%) Scala
14 7 (0.089%) C++
15 6 (0.076%) VBScript
16 5 (0.064%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.064%) ABAP
16 5 (0.064%) Perl
Qualifications
1 410 (5.22%) ISEB
2 365 (4.65%) Degree
3 225 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 131 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 65 (0.83%) VCP4
6 55 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 41 (0.52%) CBAP
7 41 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 36 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 33 (0.42%) IIBA
10 28 (0.36%) PMP
11 20 (0.25%) ACCA
11 20 (0.25%) CIMA
12 19 (0.24%) 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%) MBA
14 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (2.58%) QA
2 82 (1.04%) EMIR
3 74 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 67 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 67 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
5 52 (0.66%) FATCA
6 47 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 42 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 42 (0.53%) Basel III
8 35 (0.45%) SLA
9 32 (0.41%) MiFID
10 27 (0.34%) COREP
11 25 (0.32%) Basel II
12 21 (0.27%) FINREP
13 19 (0.24%) GAMP
14 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 11 (0.14%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.14%) CRD IV
16 4 (0.051%) UCITS
16 4 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.038%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (0.038%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.11%) SCCM
3 5 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.051%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.025%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.025%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.013%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.013%) Netcool
6 1 (0.013%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 452 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 313 (3.99%) SAP
3 311 (3.96%) Oracle
4 148 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
5 105 (1.34%) Business Objects
6 79 (1.01%) IBM
7 65 (0.83%) Cognos
8 60 (0.76%) Siebel
9 39 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 38 (0.48%) Tableau
11 35 (0.45%) hybris
11 35 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
11 35 (0.45%) Citrix
12 33 (0.42%) Murex
13 31 (0.39%) Hyperion
14 30 (0.38%) HP
14 30 (0.38%) Calypso
14 30 (0.38%) Charles River
15 29 (0.37%) Adobe
16 28 (0.36%) SunGard
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