Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £346 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 24 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 10 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.30% 7.09% 7.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 7.36% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 29
Dorset median daily rate £346 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £250
90th Percentile £468 £438 £450
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Dorset median hourly rate - - £20.63
South West median hourly rate - £28.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year - +38.18% -63.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 296 421 403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 96.34% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 289 206
Dorset median daily rate £415 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £531
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.43 £14.50 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.00% -64.84% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.68 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.33 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Dorset

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Dorset

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Dorset

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Dorset

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bournemouth +3 4 £404 +7.67% 4
Poole +4 1 £450 +80.00% 1
Business Analyst
South West

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

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

1 8 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Document Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Workload Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) RAD
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Intranet
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) VLE
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Document Management
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Workload Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) RAD
5 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT