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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.73% 12.33% 10.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 13.33% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
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£313 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £438 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £24.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+34.63% -25.38%
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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
101 135 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 97.12% 92.47% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 43
Average daily rate £388 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
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 5 March 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) B2C
5 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ResourceLink
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (52.94%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) B2C
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
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