Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 34 6
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 62 26 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.05% 4.15% 11.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.48% 4.40% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 61
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +5.45% -2.94%
10th Percentile £401 £392 £320
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £15.50
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £23.41
% change year-on-year -8.33% +53.80% -38.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 654 591 649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 94.41% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 380 432
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £576 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 38 £440 -4.92%
Dunstable -2 2 £431 +1.47% 1
Bedford - 1 £450 -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (32.26%) Business Analysis
4 19 (30.65%) User Stories
5 18 (29.03%) Retail
6 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
6 15 (24.19%) Use Case
7 13 (20.97%) CRM
7 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (19.35%) Migration
9 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
9 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Data Flow Diagram
10 10 (16.13%) Waterfall
10 10 (16.13%) Scrum
11 9 (14.52%) Change Management
11 9 (14.52%) Revenue Management
12 8 (12.90%) Finance
12 8 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (11.29%) GDPR
13 7 (11.29%) SQL
13 7 (11.29%) Data Integration
14 6 (9.68%) Yield Management
14 6 (9.68%) Financial Modelling
14 6 (9.68%) JIRA
14 6 (9.68%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (9.68%) Workflow
15 5 (8.06%) Prototyping
15 5 (8.06%) Information Security
15 5 (8.06%) IVR

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 3 (4.84%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle CRM On Demand
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) ERwin
General
1 18 (29.03%) Retail
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
1 1 (1.61%) REST
1 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
1 5 (8.06%) IVR
2 3 (4.84%) RIA
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (32.26%) Business Analysis
4 19 (30.65%) User Stories
5 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
5 15 (24.19%) Use Case
6 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (20.97%) CRM
7 12 (19.35%) Migration
8 11 (17.74%) Data Flow Diagram
8 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
8 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 10 (16.13%) Waterfall
10 9 (14.52%) Change Management
10 9 (14.52%) Revenue Management
11 8 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (11.29%) Data Integration
13 6 (9.68%) Financial Modelling
13 6 (9.68%) Yield Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
1 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.61%) PMP
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) GDPR
2 4 (6.45%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Cognos
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
2 2 (3.23%) Pegasus
3 1 (1.61%) hybris
3 1 (1.61%) Tableau
3 1 (1.61%) Workday