The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
England / South West
Rank 73 57 46
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 64 92 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.46% 3.17% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 3.97% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 91
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £390
% change year-on-year +0.62% +1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.48 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.83%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2116 2318 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.48% 79.88% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1528 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the South West

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the South West

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the South West

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the South West

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Wiltshire +9 22 £453 +13.18% 1
Bristol -15 18 £381 -5.27% 10
Gloucestershire +10 14 £400 -11.11%
Dorset 0 5 £390 -2.50% 5
Devon -6 1 - - 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 69 (43.95%) Finance
2 42 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (20.38%) ISEB
5 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
6 26 (16.56%) PRINCE2
7 23 (14.65%) Scrum
8 22 (14.01%) SC Cleared
9 17 (10.83%) Process Improvement
10 15 (9.55%) Oracle
10 15 (9.55%) PRINCE
11 14 (8.92%) ERP
11 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
11 14 (8.92%) Service Delivery
11 14 (8.92%) APMG
12 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (8.28%) Project Management
13 11 (7.01%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (7.01%) Business Process Improvement
14 10 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.37%) User Stories
14 10 (6.37%) Oracle EBS R12
14 10 (6.37%) Retail
14 10 (6.37%) Target Operating Model
15 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (5.73%) SAP
15 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (5.73%) Marketing
16 8 (5.10%) Digital Marketing

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (4.46%) Confluence
2 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (5.10%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (3.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.64%) Maximo
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.64%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
1 2 (1.27%) Slack
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) DMZ
2 2 (1.27%) Intranet
2 2 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.27%) OLAP
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.27%) ERwin
3 2 (1.27%) Rational Rose
General
1 69 (43.95%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.37%) Retail
4 9 (5.73%) Marketing
5 5 (3.18%) Electronics
5 5 (3.18%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.55%) Banking
6 4 (2.55%) Billing
7 2 (1.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) International Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (77.07%) Analyst
2 109 (69.43%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.46%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 11 (7.01%) Consultant
4 11 (7.01%) Security Analyst
5 10 (6.37%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (6.37%) Senior Business Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Architect
6 9 (5.73%) Oracle Consultant
7 8 (5.10%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Business Change Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Business IT Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) IT Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Business Change Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Finance Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Information Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) .NET
1 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Flex
2 2 (1.27%) CSS
2 2 (1.27%) HTML
2 2 (1.27%) HTML5
3 1 (0.64%) Angular 2
3 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.27%) PMI
3 2 (1.27%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.64%) Derivative
4 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (16.56%) PRINCE2
4 23 (14.65%) Scrum
5 17 (10.83%) Process Improvement
6 15 (9.55%) PRINCE
7 14 (8.92%) ERP
7 14 (8.92%) Service Delivery
8 13 (8.28%) Project Management
9 11 (7.01%) Business Process Improvement
10 10 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.37%) Target Operating Model
10 10 (6.37%) User Stories
10 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.10%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (5.10%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (5.10%) Information Security
12 8 (5.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.82%) C
2 5 (3.18%) SQL
3 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.27%) VBA
4 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (20.38%) ISEB
2 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
3 22 (14.01%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.92%) APMG
5 8 (5.10%) IIBA
6 7 (4.46%) Degree
7 6 (3.82%) CISA
7 6 (3.82%) CISSP
8 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.91%) ACCA
9 3 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.91%) CIMA
10 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.64%) CISM
11 1 (0.64%) CITP
11 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) IFRS
2 3 (1.91%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.27%) MiFID
3 2 (1.27%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (9.55%) Oracle
2 9 (5.73%) SAP
3 3 (1.91%) Epicor
3 3 (1.91%) Hyperion
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.27%) IBM
4 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.64%) Capita
5 1 (0.64%) Citrix
5 1 (0.64%) Cognos
5 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.64%) Northgate
5 1 (0.64%) Sage
5 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com