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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
Rank 612 597 570
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing IIBA 14 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.029% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 13
Average daily rate £275 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £368 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.39 - -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 19 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 13 £275 -37.14% 11
London +7 7 £175 -68.18% 5
City of London +35 3 £175 -68.18% 2
South East +16 2 £375 -14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £458 +24.48%
East of England 0 2 £458 +24.48%
Hampshire +4 1 £375 -14.28% 1
Scotland -4 1 - -
Cambridge -9 1 £458 +24.48%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £375 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

IIBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (39.29%) Use Case
4 10 (35.71%) Validation
4 10 (35.71%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) Project Management
5 9 (32.14%) ISEB
5 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
5 9 (32.14%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) MS Project
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
7 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (21.43%) CBAP
8 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 6 (21.43%) Banking
8 6 (21.43%) Migration
8 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 4 (14.29%) Change Management
10 4 (14.29%) Contact Management
10 4 (14.29%) CRM
10 4 (14.29%) Law
10 4 (14.29%) Legal
10 4 (14.29%) Advertising
10 4 (14.29%) Requirements Management

IIBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (28.57%) MS Project
3 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Aligne
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Advertising
3 4 (14.29%) Law
3 4 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Analyst
1 27 (96.43%) Business Analyst
2 2 (7.14%) MiFID Business Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Cryptocurrency
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (39.29%) Use Case
4 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 10 (35.71%) Validation
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 6 (21.43%) Migration
7 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (14.29%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) Contact Management
9 4 (14.29%) CRM
9 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (14.29%) Requirements Management
9 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 6 (21.43%) CBAP
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) MiFID
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle