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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Business Analyst
Rank 508 497 485
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 99 85 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 63 50
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£460 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £396 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 -18 80 £473 +3.38% 26
London -9 33 £475 +1.06% 9
Scotland +3 16 £438 -2.77% 2
South West +20 14 £398 -17.29% 2
Edinburgh +4 14 £446 -0.83% 2
West Yorkshire -2 12 £473 +5.11% 5
Yorkshire -7 12 £473 +5.11% 6
City of London +10 10 £600 +20.00% 4
South East -24 10 £488 +2.63% 4
Leeds -6 9 £525 +26.50% 2
Bristol +5 8 £421 -6.38% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £475 +8.57% 3
North West -21 4 £575 +43.75% 2
Cardiff +14 3 £455 -
Reading +11 3 £475 +8.57% 3
Wales +6 3 £455 -
South Wales +3 3 £455 -
Halifax -2 3 £405 -12.66% 3
Cheshire -11 3 £700 +75.00% 1
Glasgow - 3 £438 -
East of England - 3 £363 -
Nottingham -6 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £400 -
West Midlands -8 2 £405 +102.50% 1
East Midlands -11 2 £400 -27.27%
Southampton -11 2 - -
Hampshire -12 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £363 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £363 -

Lead Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 98 (49.25%) Finance
2 64 (32.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 59 (29.65%) Business Analysis
4 43 (21.61%) Banking
5 36 (18.09%) Project Management
6 29 (14.57%) Change Management
6 29 (14.57%) Retail
6 29 (14.57%) Validation
7 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (13.07%) MS Visio
9 23 (11.56%) Requirements Management
10 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (8.04%) SQL
12 15 (7.54%) UML
12 15 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.04%) ERP
14 12 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (6.03%) ISEB
14 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
15 11 (5.53%) Use Case
15 11 (5.53%) Data Analysis
16 10 (5.03%) Investment Banking
16 10 (5.03%) Telecoms
16 10 (5.03%) Workflow
16 10 (5.03%) SAS
16 10 (5.03%) E-Commerce
16 10 (5.03%) Business Transformation
16 10 (5.03%) Analytics
17 9 (4.52%) Line Management

Lead Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (5.03%) SAS
2 2 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Lync
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (13.07%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.51%) MS Project
3 3 (1.51%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.50%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.50%) Summit
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
1 1 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.01%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 98 (49.25%) Finance
2 43 (21.61%) Banking
3 29 (14.57%) Retail
4 10 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.02%) Legal
5 6 (3.02%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.51%) Back Office
6 5 (2.51%) Publishing
7 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.01%) Advertising
7 4 (2.01%) Front Office
8 3 (1.51%) Billing
9 2 (1.01%) Games
9 2 (1.01%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.02%) User Experience
3 5 (2.51%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.51%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.51%) FMCG
5 3 (1.51%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.51%) Equities
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.01%) Derivative
7 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 59 (29.65%) Business Analysis
3 36 (18.09%) Project Management
4 29 (14.57%) Change Management
4 29 (14.57%) Validation
5 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (11.56%) Requirements Management
7 15 (7.54%) UML
7 15 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (7.04%) ERP
9 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.53%) Use Case
10 11 (5.53%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.03%) Workflow
11 10 (5.03%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.03%) Business Transformation
11 10 (5.03%) Analytics
12 9 (4.52%) Line Management
12 9 (4.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.04%) SQL
2 3 (1.51%) PL/1
2 3 (1.51%) VBA
3 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (6.03%) ISEB
2 4 (2.01%) Degree
3 3 (1.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.52%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) MiFID
2 5 (2.51%) EMIR
3 3 (1.51%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.50%) COREP
5 1 (0.50%) FINREP
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (3.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.02%) SAP
3 5 (2.51%) Oracle
4 4 (2.01%) Pega
5 3 (1.51%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.01%) Calypso
6 2 (1.01%) HP
6 2 (1.01%) IBM
6 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.01%) Tableau
7 1 (0.50%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.50%) Sage
7 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.50%) Trillium
7 1 (0.50%) Murex
7 1 (0.50%) Ariba
7 1 (0.50%) Siemens
7 1 (0.50%) Siebel
7 1 (0.50%) Teradata
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