The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 6 13 3
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.33% 4.26% 18.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 4.44% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £385 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.63% +24.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £28.82
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -0.22%
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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 West Lothian 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
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
34 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 94.44% 95.74% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Business Analyst
Top 20 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CBAP
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) CBAP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft