The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business System Analyst
Rank 464 431 416
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 148 163 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 105 74
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£383 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £311 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +97.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £30.13
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +57.67%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Business Systems Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Systems Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Systems Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Systems Analyst within the UK.

Business Systems Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Business Systems Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Systems Analyst within the UK.

Business Systems Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 -44 127 £375 -6.25% 30
London -30 47 £440 +3.77% 10
South East +3 30 £355 -5.33% 6
Scotland +11 15 £396 +11.61% 2
East of England -4 15 £375 -9.63% 4
Berkshire +4 12 £344 -11.29% 1
East Midlands -5 12 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire -8 11 £300 -20.00% 2
City of London +12 10 £463 +2.20% 1
Glasgow - 9 £371 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 6 £300 -20.00% 2
Edinburgh -11 6 £425 +32.81% 1
Surrey +8 5 £350 - 1
South West +6 5 £381 +17.30% 1
Derbyshire +5 5 £403 +0.62%
Wales +1 5 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire -16 5 £360 +8.67% 3
Basingstoke +7 4 £360 +10.76%
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £265 -18.46%
Reading +3 4 £338 -15.62%
Hertfordshire -5 4 £500 +17.64% 2
North West -27 4 £340 +0.74% 5
West Sussex - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £375 -
Nottingham - 4 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £373 - 2
Chesterfield +7 3 £403 -
Peterborough +6 3 £265 -
Essex 0 3 £303 -27.10%
South Yorkshire -8 3 £300 -

Business Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title.

1 78 (29.66%) Finance
1 78 (29.66%) Systems Analysis
2 54 (20.53%) Business Analysis
3 52 (19.77%) SQL
4 44 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (11.79%) Migration
7 31 (11.79%) UML
8 28 (10.65%) Project Management
9 27 (10.27%) Oracle
10 24 (9.13%) Data Modelling
11 20 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (7.22%) Data Migration
12 19 (7.22%) Banking
12 19 (7.22%) ITIL
13 18 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.84%) Retail
14 17 (6.46%) Use Case
14 17 (6.46%) User Stories
15 16 (6.08%) Data Structures
15 16 (6.08%) Test Scripting
15 16 (6.08%) BPMN
15 16 (6.08%) Data Analysis
15 16 (6.08%) MS Excel
15 16 (6.08%) Management Information System
16 15 (5.70%) PRINCE2
16 15 (5.70%) Derivative
16 15 (5.70%) Degree
17 14 (5.32%) Scrum

Business Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.28%) Confluence
2 5 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.90%) CMS
3 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.38%) Documentum
4 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 16 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.90%) MS Office
4 3 (1.14%) MS Project
4 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Agresso
2 4 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.76%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.38%) HFM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.38%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.38%) OPENContractor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) BT 21CN
2 1 (0.38%) Skype
2 1 (0.38%) ATM
2 1 (0.38%) Broadband
2 1 (0.38%) LAN
2 1 (0.38%) WAN
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) VPN
2 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.38%) SSL
2 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.52%) MS Access
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.14%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.76%) OLAP
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (0.76%) QlikView
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.28%) JIRA
1 6 (2.28%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Rational Rose
General
1 78 (29.66%) Finance
2 19 (7.22%) Banking
3 18 (6.84%) Retail
4 10 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.42%) Back Office
6 8 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.66%) Marketing
8 6 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.90%) Automotive
10 4 (1.52%) Electronics
10 4 (1.52%) Advertising
11 3 (1.14%) Publishing
11 3 (1.14%) Local Government
11 3 (1.14%) Billing
11 3 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.14%) Legal
12 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.38%) Law
13 1 (0.38%) Front Office
13 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.80%) XML
2 5 (1.90%) Middleware
3 4 (1.52%) .NET
4 3 (1.14%) HTML
4 3 (1.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) XSD
6 1 (0.38%) WSDL
6 1 (0.38%) MDX
6 1 (0.38%) WF
6 1 (0.38%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.08%) Data Structures
2 16 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.70%) Derivative
4 12 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.04%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.90%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.90%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.52%) DTV
8 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.52%) iSeries
8 4 (1.52%) User Experience
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.76%) Swaptions
9 2 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.04%) UNIX
2 7 (2.66%) Windows
3 3 (1.14%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.66%) Systems Analysis
2 54 (20.53%) Business Analysis
3 44 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (11.79%) Migration
5 31 (11.79%) UML
6 28 (10.65%) Project Management
7 24 (9.13%) Data Modelling
8 20 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (7.22%) ITIL
9 19 (7.22%) Data Migration
10 18 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (6.46%) Use Case
11 17 (6.46%) User Stories
12 16 (6.08%) BPMN
12 16 (6.08%) Test Scripting
12 16 (6.08%) Data Analysis
13 15 (5.70%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.32%) Scrum
15 13 (4.94%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.77%) SQL
2 8 (3.04%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (1.14%) VB
4 2 (0.76%) C
4 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.76%) VBA
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (5.70%) Degree
2 10 (3.80%) ISEB
3 7 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.28%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) HND
6 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) CIMA
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) CISSP
7 1 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.38%) CISA
7 1 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (10.27%) Oracle
2 12 (4.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.18%) SAP
4 7 (2.66%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.76%) hybris
6 2 (0.76%) Tableau
6 2 (0.76%) QAD
6 2 (0.76%) Civica
6 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.76%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.76%) JDA
6 2 (0.76%) Siebel
6 2 (0.76%) IBM
6 2 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix
7 1 (0.38%) BMC
7 1 (0.38%) Sun
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