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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 14 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 9 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.04% 12.79% 15.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 12.79% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £333 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £393 £368
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 £34.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.32% -16.66%
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
140 86 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 93.96% 100.00% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 42
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.13 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% +38.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 15 (53.57%) Retail
2 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) Time Management
5 4 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) UML
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Rational Rose
6 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Use Case
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Games
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) MS Office
8 1 (3.57%) SAP

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ResourceLink
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 15 (53.57%) Retail
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) EPoS
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Time Management
4 3 (10.71%) UML
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Business Transformation
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
5 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) WFM
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) HP