The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Watford region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 7 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 13 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.75% 5.88% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.40% 5.94% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £345 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £387
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.61 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +12.01%

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
97 101 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 95.10% 99.02% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 49
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Watford region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 8 (38.10%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) Time Management
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
6 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
6 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (19.05%) NGA Human Resources
7 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) MS Project
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Change Control

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
General
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Change Management
2 7 (33.33%) Time Management
3 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
5 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (4.76%) BPR
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) NGA Human Resources