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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Business Analyst
Rank 509 500 502
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 122 113 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 47
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£473 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £338 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £627
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +7.14%
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -19 103 £491 +4.46% 19
London +35 64 £513 +2.50% 14
Scotland +2 20 £450 +7.14% 2
City of London +9 16 £556 +8.00% 1
Edinburgh -5 14 £455 +1.11% 2
South East -40 13 £500 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -32 9 £453 -5.23%
Yorkshire -33 9 £453 -5.23%
Hampshire -5 8 £500 +5.26%
Glasgow +4 6 £450 +31.38%
Halifax -1 6 £455 -7.37%
South West -2 6 £455 -9.90%
Northamptonshire +3 5 £500 +11.11%
Southampton +1 5 £500 -
Bristol -3 5 £455 -3.19%
East Midlands -5 5 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands -2 4 £425 -12.82%
Northampton - 4 £500 -
Manchester -16 3 - -
Leeds -24 3 £405 -10.00%
North West -39 3 - - 1
Berkshire -7 2 - - 1
Reading -12 2 - - 1
Coventry -2 1 £450 -
Cardiff -15 1 £405 -14.73%
Wales -19 1 £405 -10.00%
South Wales -21 1 £405 -10.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £535 -
Swindon - 1 £535 -
East Sussex - 1 £513 -

Lead Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 143 (64.41%) Finance
2 90 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (38.74%) Banking
4 83 (37.39%) Business Analysis
5 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (10.36%) MS Visio
8 20 (9.01%) Project Management
8 20 (9.01%) Retail
9 18 (8.11%) Equities
10 17 (7.66%) Investment Banking
11 16 (7.21%) Migration
11 16 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (6.31%) Change Management
12 14 (6.31%) SQL
13 13 (5.86%) MS Excel
13 13 (5.86%) Fixed Income
13 13 (5.86%) Requirements Management
13 13 (5.86%) EMIR
14 12 (5.41%) MiFID
15 11 (4.95%) Data Analysis
15 11 (4.95%) Validation
15 11 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (4.95%) Workflow
15 11 (4.95%) Front Office
15 11 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (4.50%) Scrum
16 10 (4.50%) Use Case
16 10 (4.50%) Target Operating Model
17 9 (4.05%) Waterfall

Lead Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (2.70%) SAS
2 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (10.36%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.80%) MS Office
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.90%) Agresso
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.45%) Summit
3 1 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
1 1 (0.45%) Office 365
1 1 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.45%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Rational Rose
General
1 143 (64.41%) Finance
2 86 (38.74%) Banking
3 20 (9.01%) Retail
4 17 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.95%) Front Office
6 9 (4.05%) Legal
7 6 (2.70%) Back Office
7 6 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.25%) Advertising
8 5 (2.25%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.90%) Publishing
10 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.90%) Billing
11 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) Middleware
2 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.11%) Equities
3 13 (5.86%) Fixed Income
4 11 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.05%) Derivative
5 9 (4.05%) Contract for Difference
6 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 83 (37.39%) Business Analysis
3 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.01%) Project Management
5 16 (7.21%) Migration
5 16 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (6.31%) Change Management
7 13 (5.86%) Requirements Management
8 11 (4.95%) Workflow
8 11 (4.95%) Validation
8 11 (4.95%) Data Analysis
9 10 (4.50%) Scrum
9 10 (4.50%) Use Case
9 10 (4.50%) Target Operating Model
10 9 (4.05%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.15%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.70%) Six Sigma
12 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2
12 6 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.31%) SQL
2 3 (1.35%) VBA
3 2 (0.90%) PL/1
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.60%) Degree
2 4 (1.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (1.80%) ISEB
3 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) EMIR
2 12 (5.41%) MiFID
3 9 (4.05%) QA
4 5 (2.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.45%) FATCA
6 1 (0.45%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (3.60%) SAP
2 5 (2.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle
3 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (1.35%) HP
3 3 (1.35%) Actimize
4 2 (0.90%) Tableau
4 2 (0.90%) Calypso
5 1 (0.45%) SmartStream
5 1 (0.45%) Murex
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
5 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
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