Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Business Analysis
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 71 59
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 135 150 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 2.62% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.28% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 122 160
South West median daily rate £383 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £294 £297 £290
90th Percentile £498 £536 £526
England median daily rate £450 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £32.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.39% +27.28% -19.06%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the South West

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -11 49 £403 +7.33% 9
Wiltshire -15 18 £400 -8.57% 5
Devon -8 17 £295 -28.05%
Somerset +5 13 £355 -11.25% 2
Dorset +2 13 £440 +17.33%
Gloucestershire +17 12 £405 -16.92% 1
Cornwall - 7 £173 -
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 52 (38.52%) Finance
2 45 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (18.52%) SQL
4 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (17.78%) Banking
6 21 (15.56%) SDLC
7 20 (14.81%) Data Analysis
7 20 (14.81%) Project Management
8 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.37%) ISEB
9 14 (10.37%) Requirements Management
10 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
10 12 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.15%) QA
11 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.15%) Scrum
11 11 (8.15%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.41%) User Stories
12 10 (7.41%) Oracle
12 10 (7.41%) Programme Management
12 10 (7.41%) Use Case
12 10 (7.41%) Degree
12 10 (7.41%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.67%) Marketing
13 9 (6.67%) Data Management
13 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
13 9 (6.67%) ERP
13 9 (6.67%) Telecoms

Business Analysis
Co-occurring 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 3 (2.22%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) Confluence
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.93%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) SAP CO
1 5 (3.70%) SAP FI
1 5 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.22%) SAP FI-AP
2 3 (2.22%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.48%) iTrent
4 1 (0.74%) Maximo
4 1 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Firewall
1 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.48%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.48%) LDAP
2 2 (1.48%) Network Security
3 1 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.48%) Big Data
5 2 (1.48%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.96%) JIRA
3 3 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.22%) ERwin
4 2 (1.48%) ProC
5 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.74%) Toad
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.74%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (38.52%) Finance
2 24 (17.78%) Banking
3 9 (6.67%) Marketing
3 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.70%) Electronics
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.96%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Military
8 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (77.78%) Analyst
2 81 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) Business Systems Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Systems Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Banking Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Business IT Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) IT Business Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.93%) Transformation Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Architect
10 6 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) SAP Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) SAP FI Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) SAP Financial Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.48%) SAML
2 2 (1.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (0.74%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) JFC
3 1 (0.74%) jQuery
3 1 (0.74%) LINQ
3 1 (0.74%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) Spring
3 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.44%) Data Structures
2 6 (4.44%) User Experience
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) NHS
4 2 (1.48%) PKI
4 2 (1.48%) Social Media
5 1 (0.74%) Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) PMI
5 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.74%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.70%) Windows
2 3 (2.22%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.56%) SDLC
4 20 (14.81%) Data Analysis
4 20 (14.81%) Project Management
5 14 (10.37%) Requirements Management
6 12 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.15%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.15%) Scrum
8 10 (7.41%) Programme Management
8 10 (7.41%) Use Case
8 10 (7.41%) User Stories
9 9 (6.67%) Data Management
9 9 (6.67%) ERP
9 9 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (6.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.93%) ITIL
11 7 (5.19%) Change Management
11 7 (5.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.52%) SQL
2 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.22%) C#
4 2 (1.48%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.48%) PROC SQL
4 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.48%) VBA
5 1 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.74%) C++
5 1 (0.74%) Delphi
5 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) ISEB
2 10 (7.41%) Degree
2 10 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.22%) CISM
5 3 (2.22%) CISSP
5 3 (2.22%) HND
5 3 (2.22%) IIBA
6 2 (1.48%) OSCP
6 2 (1.48%) SANS
7 1 (0.74%) CASP
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.74%) MBA
7 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) QA
2 6 (4.44%) GDPR
3 5 (3.70%) PMO
4 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.74%) FINREP
6 1 (0.74%) MiFID
6 1 (0.74%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.74%) Kibana
1 1 (0.74%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.41%) Oracle
3 7 (5.19%) SAP
4 3 (2.22%) Netezza
5 2 (1.48%) ATG
5 2 (1.48%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.48%) Teradata
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco
6 1 (0.74%) FNZ
6 1 (0.74%) Lotus
6 1 (0.74%) Pegasus