The table below looks at the statistics for CBAP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CBAP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
Rank 618 588 568
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -20
Contract jobs citing CBAP 13 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.043% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 13
Average daily rate
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£488 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £312 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £471 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £431
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £43.43 £55.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.03% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.43 £55.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-21.03% -21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

CBAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CBAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CBAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CBAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

CBAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CBAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CBAP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

CBAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CBAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CBAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CBAP
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CBAP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 -40 13 £488 +14.70% 5
London +6 10 £488 +8.33% 1
City of London -4 2 £388 -20.10% 1
North West -31 2 £425 -4.49%
East of England +5 1 £425 +18.05% 2
Lancashire -9 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £593 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -

CBAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CBAP also 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 that cited CBAP.

1 28 (84.85%) Business Analysis
2 20 (60.61%) ISEB
3 16 (48.48%) Finance
4 15 (45.45%) IIBA
5 13 (39.39%) Banking
6 12 (36.36%) Use Case
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Retail
10 5 (15.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (15.15%) Change Management
10 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
10 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.15%) User Stories
11 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL V2
11 4 (12.12%) SDLC
11 4 (12.12%) UML
11 4 (12.12%) eTOM
11 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
11 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
12 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
12 3 (9.09%) Decision Table
12 3 (9.09%) Derivative

CBAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CBAP also 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 that cited CBAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Loan IQ
1 1 (3.03%) ACBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
1 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.03%) LTE
2 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (15.15%) Retail
5 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (6.06%) Front Office
7 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.03%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Business Analyst
1 31 (93.94%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Business Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Banking Business Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Process Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
1 5 (15.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Equities
2 3 (9.09%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Business Analysis
2 12 (36.36%) Use Case
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 5 (15.15%) Change Management
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) User Stories
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL V2
7 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) UML
7 4 (12.12%) eTOM
8 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 3 (9.09%) BCP
8 3 (9.09%) Decision Table
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) ISEB
2 15 (45.45%) IIBA
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) MBA
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) MiFID
2 1 (3.03%) EMIR
2 1 (3.03%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.03%) Misys
2 1 (3.03%) Lotus