The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Analyst
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 21 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.95% 9.66% 9.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 10.20% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 25
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.11% +19.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 340 304 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.32% 94.70% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 204 237
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Bedfordshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -12 11 £438 +9.37% 4
Bedford - 1 £450 - 1
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (37.50%) Use Case
4 11 (27.50%) Migration
4 11 (27.50%) User Stories
5 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 8 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 7 (17.50%) Data Flow Diagram
7 7 (17.50%) UML
7 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 6 (15.00%) Retail
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
9 5 (12.50%) GDPR
9 5 (12.50%) Data Structures
9 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Data Mapping
9 5 (12.50%) Change Management
9 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.00%) ISEB
10 4 (10.00%) CMS
10 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
10 4 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (10.00%) DSDM
10 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) ERwin
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) REST
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (37.50%) Use Case
4 11 (27.50%) Migration
4 11 (27.50%) User Stories
5 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 10 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 8 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 7 (17.50%) Data Flow Diagram
7 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.50%) UML
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
9 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
9 5 (12.50%) Change Management
9 5 (12.50%) Data Mapping
9 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.00%) SIPOC
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
1 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) GDPR
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Citrix
1 2 (5.00%) Cognos
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.50%) IBM
2 1 (2.50%) Tableau
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