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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 21 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4142 4248 5629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.19% 8.05% 9.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 8.68% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 2979 3903
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £584 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 49
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.62% -27.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.55 £87.00 £49.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.40 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+24.06% -3.23%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -3 3753 £420 -1.17% 766
London -4 1959 £450 -5.26% 351
South East +9 588 £395 +3.94% 119
City of London -4 498 £450 -10.00% 129
South West +8 253 £380 - 47
Scotland -4 222 £380 +7.42% 50
North West +3 220 £359 +10.38% 64
East of England -3 216 £400 - 49
Yorkshire +7 191 £373 -0.66% 61
West Yorkshire +10 150 £370 +1.09% 42
West Midlands -11 139 £383 +2.00% 45
Edinburgh +8 135 £400 +5.26% 26
Manchester +2 127 £350 +7.69% 36
East Midlands -1 126 £425 +13.33% 23
Berkshire +10 123 £405 +15.71% 27
Buckinghamshire +23 115 £375 +7.14% 19
Milton Keynes +22 99 £375 +7.14% 8
Wales -2 90 £375 - 4
South Wales +3 88 £375 - 4
Hampshire -17 86 £400 -11.11% 19
Leeds +4 83 £350 - 28
Cardiff +5 78 £375 - 3
Bristol +6 71 £380 - 10
Bedfordshire +24 68 £413 +55.66% 5
Hertfordshire +18 63 £393 +2.95% 16
Surrey -19 59 £400 +14.28% 15
Northamptonshire +4 56 £450 +5.88% 10
Birmingham -5 51 £400 +6.66% 16
Wiltshire +4 47 £413 +3.12% 10
Oxfordshire +13 46 £375 - 13

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2746 (32.29%) Business Analysis
2 2668 (31.38%) Finance
3 1655 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
4 1523 (17.91%) Banking
5 1414 (16.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 945 (11.11%) Retail
7 916 (10.77%) Project Management
8 897 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
9 853 (10.03%) SQL
10 745 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 691 (8.13%) Use Case
12 678 (7.97%) UML
13 588 (6.92%) E-Commerce
14 573 (6.74%) Migration
15 557 (6.55%) Investment Banking
16 547 (6.43%) Data Analysis
17 523 (6.15%) Scrum
18 505 (5.94%) Microsoft
19 498 (5.86%) User Stories
20 494 (5.81%) Data Modelling
21 490 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
22 479 (5.63%) MS Visio
23 464 (5.46%) Degree
24 457 (5.37%) CRM
25 454 (5.34%) MS Excel
26 450 (5.29%) Change Management
27 395 (4.65%) Workflow
28 394 (4.63%) SAP
29 391 (4.60%) ISEB
30 372 (4.37%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 253 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.48%) CMS
3 87 (1.02%) SAS
4 64 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 55 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 35 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (0.35%) Drupal
8 26 (0.31%) Lync
9 21 (0.25%) Confluence
10 19 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 19 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
11 14 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.094%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.082%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.082%) Documentum
15 6 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.059%) Commerce Server
17 4 (0.047%) Magnolia
17 4 (0.047%) IIS
Applications
1 479 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 454 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 293 (3.45%) MS Office
4 205 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 153 (1.80%) MS Project
6 37 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.13%) SPSS
8 9 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.071%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 124 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 42 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 37 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 37 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 25 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 25 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 22 (0.26%) SAP SD
9 22 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 21 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 21 (0.25%) Loan IQ
11 20 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
12 19 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.19%) LatentZero
13 16 (0.19%) Agresso
14 15 (0.18%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 51 (0.60%) SaaS
2 33 (0.39%) Office 365
3 16 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
5 12 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.13%) Force.com
7 7 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.047%) IaaS
8 4 (0.047%) Taleo
9 2 (0.024%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.024%) PaaS
9 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.012%) Trello
10 1 (0.012%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 54 (0.64%) Internet
2 51 (0.60%) Intranet
3 17 (0.20%) WAN
4 14 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (0.15%) Firewall
6 11 (0.13%) LAN
6 11 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 9 (0.11%) VoIP
7 9 (0.11%) SSL
7 9 (0.11%) HTTP
8 8 (0.094%) FTP
8 8 (0.094%) ATM
9 7 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.071%) MVNO
10 6 (0.071%) Wireless
11 5 (0.059%) DSL
11 5 (0.059%) SMS
11 5 (0.059%) LDAP
12 3 (0.035%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.035%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 208 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 95 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 77 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (0.91%) MS Access
6 73 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 61 (0.72%) QlikView
9 29 (0.34%) Data Mart
9 29 (0.34%) EDRMS
9 29 (0.34%) Big Data
10 28 (0.33%) SAP BW
11 25 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
12 22 (0.26%) Oracle Database
13 20 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (0.24%) SAP BI
14 19 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (0.21%) DB2
15 18 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 131 (1.54%) JIRA
2 45 (0.53%) Rational Rose
3 20 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (0.19%) RequisitePro
6 15 (0.18%) Toad
7 14 (0.16%) ERwin
8 8 (0.094%) TestDirector
9 7 (0.082%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.071%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.071%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.047%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.035%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.035%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.035%) LSMW
12 3 (0.035%) Lombardi
12 3 (0.035%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 2 (0.024%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.024%) MSTest
13 2 (0.024%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2668 (31.38%) Finance
2 1523 (17.91%) Banking
3 945 (11.11%) Retail
4 557 (6.55%) Investment Banking
5 352 (4.14%) Front Office
6 265 (3.12%) Marketing
7 242 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 226 (2.66%) Back Office
9 220 (2.59%) Legal
10 187 (2.20%) Retail Banking
11 124 (1.46%) Publishing
12 116 (1.36%) Billing
13 105 (1.23%) Advertising
14 100 (1.18%) Manufacturing
15 85 (1.00%) Financial Institution
16 55 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 54 (0.64%) Local Government
18 50 (0.59%) Automotive
19 47 (0.55%) Law
20 41 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (1.58%) XML
2 107 (1.26%) .NET
3 91 (1.07%) Web Services
4 59 (0.69%) HTML
5 38 (0.45%) J2EE
6 35 (0.41%) FpML
7 27 (0.32%) Mason
7 27 (0.32%) Middleware
8 26 (0.31%) CSS
9 23 (0.27%) MDX
10 15 (0.18%) SOAP
11 13 (0.15%) HTML5
12 12 (0.14%) JSON
13 11 (0.13%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.13%) EDI
14 9 (0.11%) XSLT
15 8 (0.094%) jQuery
16 7 (0.082%) XML Messaging
16 7 (0.082%) Visualforce
16 7 (0.082%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 897 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (3.14%) Derivative
3 245 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 190 (2.23%) User Experience
5 176 (2.07%) Credit Risk
6 174 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 168 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 146 (1.72%) NHS
9 134 (1.58%) Equities
10 123 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 118 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 90 (1.06%) Reference Data
13 57 (0.67%) Open Source
14 51 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
15 50 (0.59%) Computer Science
16 48 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
17 45 (0.53%) Data Integration
18 43 (0.51%) FMCG
19 41 (0.48%) Social Media
20 37 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 115 (1.35%) Windows
2 44 (0.52%) UNIX
3 41 (0.48%) Windows 7
4 23 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.24%) Android
6 17 (0.20%) Linux
7 10 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.094%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.047%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.024%) AIX
13 1 (0.012%) VMS
13 1 (0.012%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2746 (32.29%) Business Analysis
2 1655 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 1414 (16.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 916 (10.77%) Project Management
5 745 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 691 (8.13%) Use Case
7 678 (7.97%) UML
8 588 (6.92%) E-Commerce
9 573 (6.74%) Migration
10 547 (6.43%) Data Analysis
11 523 (6.15%) Scrum
12 498 (5.86%) User Stories
13 494 (5.81%) Data Modelling
14 490 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
15 457 (5.37%) CRM
16 450 (5.29%) Change Management
17 395 (4.65%) Workflow
18 372 (4.37%) GAP Analysis
19 327 (3.85%) PRINCE2
20 323 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 853 (10.03%) SQL
2 94 (1.11%) Java
3 88 (1.03%) VBA
4 54 (0.64%) C
5 47 (0.55%) C#
6 44 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 29 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 27 (0.32%) VB
9 16 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.18%) Python
11 12 (0.14%) C++
12 11 (0.13%) PHP
13 8 (0.094%) Scala
14 7 (0.082%) Perl
14 7 (0.082%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.059%) COBOL
16 4 (0.047%) R
16 4 (0.047%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.047%) PowerHouse
17 2 (0.024%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 464 (5.46%) Degree
2 391 (4.60%) ISEB
3 172 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 114 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 57 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 49 (0.58%) CBAP
7 39 (0.46%) IIBA
8 38 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 33 (0.39%) ACCA
10 31 (0.36%) CIMA
11 30 (0.35%) PMP
12 22 (0.26%) CCA
13 19 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.16%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.15%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 11 (0.13%) MBA
18 11 (0.13%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.32%) QA
2 114 (1.34%) EMIR
3 97 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 81 (0.95%) Basel III
5 75 (0.88%) Solvency II
6 53 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 43 (0.51%) FATCA
8 41 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 37 (0.44%) Basel II
10 36 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 29 (0.34%) MiFID
12 23 (0.27%) FINREP
12 23 (0.27%) AIFMD
13 22 (0.26%) COREP
13 22 (0.26%) SLA
14 17 (0.20%) PCI DSS
15 15 (0.18%) CRD IV
16 8 (0.094%) UCITS
17 7 (0.082%) COBIT
18 5 (0.059%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (0.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (0.047%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.035%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.024%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.024%) SCCM
4 1 (0.012%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.012%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 505 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 394 (4.63%) SAP
3 364 (4.28%) Oracle
4 156 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 101 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 84 (0.99%) IBM
7 72 (0.85%) Cognos
8 66 (0.78%) Charles River
9 56 (0.66%) Siebel
10 43 (0.51%) ATG
11 39 (0.46%) hybris
12 37 (0.44%) Bloomberg
13 33 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
14 32 (0.38%) HP
14 32 (0.38%) Murex
15 31 (0.36%) Remedy
16 30 (0.35%) Sun
17 29 (0.34%) Calypso
17 29 (0.34%) Teradata
18 28 (0.33%) thinkFolio
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
RBW Consulting
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday