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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business System Analyst
Rank 427 461 450
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 205 157 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 102 75
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£389 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.94 £55.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.93% +52.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £55.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.93% +52.77%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +22 173 £390 -2.50% 26
London +19 59 £425 +3.03% 9
South East +4 41 £358 -10.62% 5
Scotland +15 31 £325 -13.90% 1
North West -21 24 £350 - 3
Glasgow +25 23 £323 -16.23% 1
East Midlands +7 17 £350 +29.62% 1
Berkshire +1 13 £340 -24.44% 2
East of England -9 12 £398 -6.47% 1
West Midlands +7 11 £425 -15.00% 5
Hampshire -2 11 £431 -
Cheshire -2 9 £363 -3.33% 1
City of London -7 8 £415 -2.35% 1
Manchester -18 8 £344 +1.85% 1
Warrington - 8 £350 - 1
Reading -2 7 £340 - 1
Nottinghamshire -5 7 £350 +29.62%
Nottingham -6 7 £350 +29.62%
Northamptonshire - 7 £350 -
Surrey - 7 £390 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 6 £398 - 1
West Yorkshire -24 6 £365 -2.66%
Yorkshire -32 6 £365 -2.66% 1
Edinburgh -17 5 £425 +14.86%
East Sussex - 5 £340 -
Brighton - 5 £340 -
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £300 -6.25% 2
Leeds -27 4 £365 -2.66%
Northampton - 4 £350 -
Suffolk -10 3 £390 -15.67%

Business Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 104 (30.06%) Finance
2 77 (22.25%) Business Analysis
3 74 (21.39%) Systems Analysis
4 67 (19.36%) SQL
5 62 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (13.87%) Migration
7 42 (12.14%) Oracle
7 42 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (11.85%) Data Modelling
9 40 (11.56%) SDLC
10 36 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (10.40%) Telecoms
10 36 (10.40%) Retail
11 35 (10.12%) User Stories
12 33 (9.54%) Use Case
13 32 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (8.67%) Project Management
15 26 (7.51%) Microsoft
16 25 (7.23%) SQL Server
17 24 (6.94%) Security Cleared
18 23 (6.65%) MS Excel
19 22 (6.36%) ITIL
19 22 (6.36%) Data Analysis
19 22 (6.36%) Banking
20 21 (6.07%) CRM
20 21 (6.07%) ERP
20 21 (6.07%) Change Management
21 20 (5.78%) UML
22 19 (5.49%) Data Protection
23 18 (5.20%) Billing

Business Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.45%) WorkSite
3 3 (0.87%) Confluence
4 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.29%) WordPress
5 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Project
5 4 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.87%) OPENHousing
3 2 (0.58%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.58%) Agresso
3 2 (0.58%) MFGPRO
3 2 (0.58%) Academy Housing
3 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.58%) BPCS
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.29%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) PaaS
2 1 (0.29%) IaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) Intranet
2 2 (0.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) Skype
3 1 (0.29%) FTP
3 1 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.45%) MS Access
7 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.16%) QlikView
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.87%) OLAP
10 2 (0.58%) OLTP
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.29%) dBASE
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.73%) JIRA
3 4 (1.16%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.58%) Toad
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 104 (30.06%) Finance
2 36 (10.40%) Retail
2 36 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 22 (6.36%) Banking
4 18 (5.20%) Billing
5 12 (3.47%) Marketing
6 11 (3.18%) Legal
7 6 (1.73%) Automotive
7 6 (1.73%) Law
7 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.16%) Local Government
10 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.60%) HTML
1 9 (2.60%) XML
2 7 (2.02%) .NET
3 6 (1.73%) Web Services
4 5 (1.45%) Middleware
5 4 (1.16%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.16%) RESTful
6 3 (0.87%) JSON
6 3 (0.87%) Java EE 5
7 2 (0.58%) EDI
7 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.58%) CSS
7 2 (0.58%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.29%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.29%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.29%) MDX
8 1 (0.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.18%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.31%) Data Extraction
4 8 (2.31%) Derivative
5 7 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.73%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.45%) User Experience
7 5 (1.45%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.16%) iSeries
8 4 (1.16%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.87%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.58%) Replication
10 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.76%) Windows
2 5 (1.45%) UNIX
3 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.16%) AIX
3 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.87%) Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.25%) Business Analysis
2 74 (21.39%) Systems Analysis
3 62 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (13.87%) Migration
5 41 (11.85%) Data Modelling
6 40 (11.56%) SDLC
7 36 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (10.12%) User Stories
9 33 (9.54%) Use Case
10 32 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (8.67%) Project Management
12 22 (6.36%) ITIL
12 22 (6.36%) Data Analysis
13 21 (6.07%) CRM
13 21 (6.07%) ERP
13 21 (6.07%) Change Management
14 20 (5.78%) UML
15 19 (5.49%) Data Protection
16 18 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (4.91%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.36%) SQL
2 7 (2.02%) VB
2 7 (2.02%) VBA
3 6 (1.73%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.45%) Java
4 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.87%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.58%) VBScript
7 1 (0.29%) Perl
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.20%) ISEB
3 9 (2.60%) Degree
4 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.87%) HND
7 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) CIMA
8 1 (0.29%) MOS
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) CISA
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.05%) QA
2 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) EMIR
4 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (1.45%) SCCM
2 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (12.14%) Oracle
2 26 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.31%) SAP
4 7 (2.02%) HP
5 6 (1.73%) Tableau
6 4 (1.16%) Northgate
6 4 (1.16%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.16%) ATG
7 3 (0.87%) Cognos
7 3 (0.87%) Civica
7 3 (0.87%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.58%) Remedy
8 2 (0.58%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.58%) Capita
8 2 (0.58%) Orchard
8 2 (0.58%) Aquila
8 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.58%) Aareon
8 2 (0.58%) Siebel
8 2 (0.58%) QAD
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