The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Business 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 IT Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Business Analyst
Rank 501 453 482
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Business Analyst 106 125 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 61
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£450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +22.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £47.50

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

IT Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

IT Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Business 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 IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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 98 £463 +8.82% 17
London -20 57 £563 +12.50% 9
South East -9 25 £325 -11.86% 1
City of London -3 19 £563 +7.04% 5
Scotland -11 8 £400 +14.28%
Hampshire -14 7 £340 -6.20%
West Sussex +2 6 £250 -21.56%
Yorkshire -6 4 £440 +60.00% 2
Berkshire +7 3 £379 -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £350 +12.00%
Edinburgh -12 3 £450 +28.57%
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 -
Birmingham -2 2 - -
Bristol -15 2 £325 - 2
Surrey -15 2 - - 1
West Midlands -19 2 - -
South West -31 2 £325 - 3
North West -10 1 £380 +26.66%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

IT Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Business 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 IT Business Analyst in their job title.

1 79 (36.74%) Business Analysis
2 67 (31.16%) Banking
3 58 (26.98%) Investment Banking
4 51 (23.72%) SQL
5 46 (21.40%) Finance
6 35 (16.28%) Data Modelling
7 33 (15.35%) Front Office
7 33 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (14.88%) Market Risk
9 28 (13.02%) Risk Management
9 28 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (13.02%) Degree
9 28 (13.02%) Stress Testing
10 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (9.77%) Data Analysis
12 20 (9.30%) Integration Testing
13 19 (8.84%) ITIL
14 18 (8.37%) UML
15 17 (7.91%) Project Management
15 17 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (6.98%) Use Case
16 15 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (6.98%) PRINCE2
17 14 (6.51%) GAP Analysis
18 13 (6.05%) Derivative
19 12 (5.58%) MS Office
19 12 (5.58%) Oracle
20 10 (4.65%) MS Excel
20 10 (4.65%) E-Commerce
20 10 (4.65%) Credit Risk

IT Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Business 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 IT Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.40%) Lync
2 1 (0.47%) SAS
2 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.58%) MS Office
2 10 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Global One
1 3 (1.40%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.47%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) DHCP
1 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.47%) DNS
1 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.33%) QlikView
3 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.40%) Big Data
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.93%) MS Access
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Essbase
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Toad
3 1 (0.47%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.47%) ERwin
General
1 67 (31.16%) Banking
2 58 (26.98%) Investment Banking
3 46 (21.40%) Finance
4 33 (15.35%) Front Office
5 9 (4.19%) Back Office
5 9 (4.19%) Legal
6 8 (3.72%) Retail
7 4 (1.86%) Marketing
8 3 (1.40%) Law
9 2 (0.93%) German Language
9 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.93%) Local Government
9 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.33%) FpML
2 4 (1.86%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) J2EE
4 1 (0.47%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.88%) Market Risk
2 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (6.05%) Derivative
5 10 (4.65%) Credit Risk
6 8 (3.72%) Equities
7 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.79%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.86%) FMCG
10 3 (1.40%) SCADA
11 2 (0.93%) Open Source
11 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.47%) EPoS
12 1 (0.47%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.47%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.26%) Windows
2 3 (1.40%) UNIX
2 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.74%) Business Analysis
2 35 (16.28%) Data Modelling
3 33 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (13.02%) Risk Management
4 28 (13.02%) Stress Testing
5 21 (9.77%) Data Analysis
6 20 (9.30%) Integration Testing
7 19 (8.84%) ITIL
8 18 (8.37%) UML
9 17 (7.91%) Project Management
9 17 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (6.98%) Use Case
10 15 (6.98%) PRINCE2
11 14 (6.51%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (4.65%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.65%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.19%) Migration
14 8 (3.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.72%) SQL
2 2 (0.93%) C#
2 2 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.47%) VB
3 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (13.02%) Degree
2 8 (3.72%) ISEB
3 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (2.79%) PMP
4 6 (2.79%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.93%) ACCA
5 2 (0.93%) CIMA
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.79%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) EMIR
2 3 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.93%) Basel III
3 2 (0.93%) Basel II
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) FATCA
4 1 (0.47%) COREP
4 1 (0.47%) CRD IV
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (5.58%) Oracle
2 5 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.86%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.40%) Murex
4 3 (1.40%) SunGard
4 3 (1.40%) SAP
4 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.93%) Charles River
5 2 (0.93%) Mantas
5 2 (0.93%) Actimize
5 2 (0.93%) Pegasus
5 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.47%) Retalix
6 1 (0.47%) Yardi
6 1 (0.47%) Palantir
6 1 (0.47%) Kofax
6 1 (0.47%) Open Text
6 1 (0.47%) VMware
6 1 (0.47%) Reuters
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