The table below looks at the statistics for IIBA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IIBA over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
Rank 593 568 538
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -30
Contract jobs citing IIBA 20 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.045% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
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£463 £410 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -24.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £330 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £482 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £424
% change year-on-year
+4.30% -9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £43.43 £62.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.43 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year
-30.51% -

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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

IIBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IIBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IIBA
Daily Rate Trend

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

IIBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IIBA
Daily Rate Histogram

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

IIBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IIBA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IIBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IIBA
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIBA within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -33 19 £450 +9.75% 5
London -6 12 £500 +8.69% 1
Staines +4 3 £400 -
Surrey -5 3 £400 -
City of London -7 3 £525 +37.70%
South East -19 3 £400 -5.88%
Paddington - 3 £500 -
North West -15 2 - -
Lancashire +5 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £200 -
Yorkshire - 1 £200 -
Durham - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 £200 -
Darlington - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -

IIBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IIBA 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 IIBA.

1 33 (78.57%) Business Analysis
2 27 (64.29%) Finance
3 24 (57.14%) ISEB
4 19 (45.24%) Degree
5 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (30.95%) CBAP
6 13 (30.95%) UML
6 13 (30.95%) Banking
7 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
9 8 (19.05%) Use Case
10 7 (16.67%) SDLC
11 6 (14.29%) Project Management
11 6 (14.29%) Validation
12 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
12 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (11.90%) SWIFT
12 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
13 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
13 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
13 4 (9.52%) QA
13 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
13 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 4 (9.52%) MS Office
13 4 (9.52%) Fixed Income
13 4 (9.52%) Equities
13 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
13 4 (9.52%) Change Management

IIBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IIBA 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 IIBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.38%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.38%) ACBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (64.29%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Front Office
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
5 2 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.38%) German Language
6 1 (2.38%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Analyst
2 40 (95.24%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Business Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Market Risk Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Project Officer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.38%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Business Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Project Officer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Business Systems Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) CGI
1 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) SWIFT
3 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (9.52%) Fixed Income
3 4 (9.52%) Equities
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Derivative
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Business Analysis
2 13 (30.95%) UML
3 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (19.05%) Use Case
5 7 (16.67%) SDLC
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
8 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 3 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (7.14%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) ISEB
2 19 (45.24%) Degree
3 13 (30.95%) CBAP
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) MiFID
3 1 (2.38%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle
1 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Misys
2 1 (2.38%) BEA
2 1 (2.38%) Lotus