The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Business Analyst
Rank 505 498 535
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 109 80 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 45 43
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£470 £475 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £438
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Lead Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Lead Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lead Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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 0 87 £473 -0.52% 11
London +10 38 £515 +3.00% 7
South East +7 23 £475 +5.55% 2
South Wales +2 13 £475 +5.55% 1
Wales -19 13 £475 -24.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 10 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £443 -
Cardiff - 8 £475 - 1
City of London +12 7 £520 -5.45% 1
Milton Keynes +6 7 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £475 - 1
Scotland -7 7 £420 +8.38% 1
Halifax - 7 £443 -
Berkshire +14 5 £388 - 1
South West -24 5 £455 +13.75% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £450 -
North West +1 4 £408 -10.19%
Hampshire -13 4 £475 +2.70%
West Midlands -11 3 £469 -
Bristol -13 3 £435 +8.07%
East of England - 3 £440 - 1
Reading +12 2 £400 +23.07%
Cheshire +6 2 £390 -7.14%
Surrey -2 2 £371 -13.66%
Birmingham -2 2 £469 -
Southampton -12 2 £475 +2.70%
Dorset 0 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £575 +109.09%
Manchester -11 1 £425 -12.82%
Glasgow -20 1 £375 -3.22% 1

Lead Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title.

1 83 (39.15%) Finance
2 66 (31.13%) Business Analysis
3 56 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (21.70%) Banking
5 45 (21.23%) Retail
6 40 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (10.38%) User Stories
8 20 (9.43%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (8.02%) Use Case
10 17 (8.02%) Project Management
11 15 (7.08%) SQL
11 15 (7.08%) UML
11 15 (7.08%) Scrum
12 14 (6.60%) Validation
12 14 (6.60%) CRM
13 12 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
13 12 (5.66%) Retail Banking
14 11 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (4.72%) SAS
15 10 (4.72%) Data Analysis
15 10 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (4.72%) Waterfall
16 9 (4.25%) Migration
16 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
16 9 (4.25%) Investment Banking
16 9 (4.25%) Microsoft
16 9 (4.25%) SAP
17 8 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (3.77%) Risk Management

Lead Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.72%) SAS
2 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) Lync
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.89%) MS Office
4 2 (0.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.47%) Agresso
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.47%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Force.com
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.36%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.94%) MS Access
3 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) JIRA
1 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (39.15%) Finance
2 46 (21.70%) Banking
3 45 (21.23%) Retail
4 12 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 9 (4.25%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.77%) Marketing
7 6 (2.83%) Back Office
8 5 (2.36%) Billing
9 4 (1.89%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.89%) Advertising
9 4 (1.89%) Automotive
9 4 (1.89%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.94%) Front Office
11 2 (0.94%) Electronics
11 2 (0.94%) Legal
11 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.47%) COM
1 1 (0.47%) XML
1 1 (0.47%) FpML
1 1 (0.47%) Mason
1 1 (0.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.83%) FMCG
2 6 (2.83%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.83%) Credit Risk
3 4 (1.89%) Derivative
4 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.94%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.94%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) GIS
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.47%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.94%) Windows
1 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.13%) Business Analysis
2 56 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (10.38%) User Stories
5 20 (9.43%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.02%) Project Management
6 17 (8.02%) Use Case
7 15 (7.08%) UML
7 15 (7.08%) Scrum
8 14 (6.60%) Validation
8 14 (6.60%) CRM
9 12 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
10 10 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.72%) Data Analysis
10 10 (4.72%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.25%) Migration
12 8 (3.77%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.30%) Change Management
13 7 (3.30%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.08%) SQL
2 2 (0.94%) VBA
3 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
3 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.83%) ISEB
3 4 (1.89%) Degree
3 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ACCA
5 1 (0.47%) CIMA
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.47%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) Basel III
2 2 (0.94%) FATCA
2 2 (0.94%) EMIR
2 2 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.47%) COREP
3 1 (0.47%) FINREP
3 1 (0.47%) UCITS
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (4.25%) SAP
1 9 (4.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.36%) Siebel
3 4 (1.89%) Teradata
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle
3 4 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.94%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.94%) Cognos
5 2 (0.94%) IBM
5 2 (0.94%) Citrix
6 1 (0.47%) CA
6 1 (0.47%) Actimize
6 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.47%) Ceridian
6 1 (0.47%) Palantir
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe
6 1 (0.47%) Murex
6 1 (0.47%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.47%) SmartStream
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