The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 10 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 18 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.95% 5.00% 12.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.06% 5.06% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
Business Analyst
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
128 79 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 99.22% 98.75% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 21 34
Average daily rate £343 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Watford region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Business Analyst in their job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Retail
2 22 (59.46%) E-Commerce
3 16 (43.24%) Project Management
4 14 (37.84%) Time Management
5 13 (35.14%) Finance
5 13 (35.14%) Change Management
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 11 (29.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
9 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
9 4 (10.81%) Degree
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) System Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Use Case
10 3 (8.11%) Release Management
10 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Rational Rose
10 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) MS Project
10 3 (8.11%) MS Office
10 3 (8.11%) UML
10 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
10 3 (8.11%) Remedy
10 3 (8.11%) Niku
11 2 (5.41%) BPR
11 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
11 2 (5.41%) Games
11 2 (5.41%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.11%) MS Project
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (67.57%) Retail
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 11 (29.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) E-Commerce
2 16 (43.24%) Project Management
3 14 (37.84%) Time Management
4 13 (35.14%) Change Management
5 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Use Case
8 3 (8.11%) Release Management
8 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.11%) UML
9 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.41%) BPR
9 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
10 1 (2.70%) Requirements Engineering
10 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.70%) WFM
10 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy
1 3 (8.11%) Niku
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Cognos
3 1 (2.70%) HP