Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 22 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 > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 31 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.16% 4.06% 6.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.44% 4.23% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 36
Somerset median daily rate £350 £500 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +36.99% +1.39%
10th Percentile £310 £355 £298
90th Percentile £403 £650 £600
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
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 Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 481 449 675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 95.94% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 231 387
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £149 £175 £256
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 76 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% -33.12% +95.96%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.75 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Somerset

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Somerset

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Somerset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Somerset

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Somerset

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 22 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
Taunton +14 14 £350 +7.69% 1
Bath -10 7 £356 -12.31% 3
Yeovil - 1 £290 -
Business Analyst
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Somerset region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Business Analysis
2 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (19.35%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) ISEB
3 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Coaching
5 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
5 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) iTrent
6 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Retail
7 2 (6.45%) Degree
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.23%) ERP

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) iTrent
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) QlikView
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Renewable Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Business Analysis
2 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (19.35%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Coaching
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
8 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.23%) ERP
8 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) SAP