The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / South West
Rank 28 31 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 141 156 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.51% 5.44% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 5.63% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 122 207
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.32% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2439 2772 2969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.31% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1791 1866
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 182 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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 +16 47 £431 +7.81% 3
Bristol -17 33 £375 - 16
Gloucestershire +24 28 £400 +2.43% 2
Devon +1 11 £300 -10.44% 8
Dorset -5 7 £410 -8.88% 1
Somerset -15 1 £425 +6.25% 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 110 (39.57%) Finance
2 109 (39.21%) Business Analysis
3 91 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (16.55%) PRINCE2
7 38 (13.67%) Scrum
8 36 (12.95%) Project Management
9 34 (12.23%) ISEB
10 30 (10.79%) Security Cleared
11 29 (10.43%) Process Improvement
12 22 (7.91%) User Stories
13 21 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (6.83%) SC Cleared
15 18 (6.47%) SAP
16 16 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (5.40%) Waterfall
17 15 (5.40%) Retail
17 15 (5.40%) PRINCE
17 15 (5.40%) Workflow
18 14 (5.04%) Change Management
18 14 (5.04%) SQL
18 14 (5.04%) Oracle
18 14 (5.04%) Requirements Management
18 14 (5.04%) APMG
19 13 (4.68%) QA
19 13 (4.68%) E-Commerce
20 12 (4.32%) Migration
20 12 (4.32%) Use Case
20 12 (4.32%) Marketing

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 (2.52%) Confluence
2 5 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (2.88%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.80%) SAP PM
2 4 (1.44%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.36%) Maximo
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) Slack
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.16%) Intranet
2 4 (1.44%) Internet
2 4 (1.44%) LDAP
3 2 (0.72%) DMZ
4 1 (0.36%) Broadband
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.52%) OLAP
2 6 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.08%) Big Data
3 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.36%) GIS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) QlikView
5 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.36%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (4.32%) JIRA
2 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 110 (39.57%) Finance
2 15 (5.40%) Retail
3 12 (4.32%) Marketing
4 11 (3.96%) Banking
4 11 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.24%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.80%) Electronics
7 5 (1.80%) Law
8 4 (1.44%) Back Office
9 3 (1.08%) Advertising
9 3 (1.08%) Billing
9 3 (1.08%) Publishing
10 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) International Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.72%) .NET
1 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.24%) User Experience
3 5 (1.80%) RIA
4 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.08%) Derivative
5 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.72%) Equities
5 2 (0.72%) PMI
6 1 (0.36%) CCTV
6 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.36%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (39.21%) Business Analysis
2 91 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (16.55%) PRINCE2
5 38 (13.67%) Scrum
6 36 (12.95%) Project Management
7 29 (10.43%) Process Improvement
8 22 (7.91%) User Stories
9 21 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (5.40%) PRINCE
11 15 (5.40%) Waterfall
11 15 (5.40%) Workflow
12 14 (5.04%) Change Management
12 14 (5.04%) Requirements Management
13 13 (4.68%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.32%) Migration
14 12 (4.32%) Use Case
15 11 (3.96%) Data Analysis
15 11 (3.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.04%) SQL
2 5 (1.80%) C
3 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.72%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (12.23%) ISEB
2 30 (10.79%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.04%) APMG
5 10 (3.60%) Degree
6 8 (2.88%) IIBA
7 6 (2.16%) CISA
7 6 (2.16%) CISSP
8 5 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) ACCA
10 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.08%) CIMA
11 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.36%) CISM
12 1 (0.36%) CITP
12 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.68%) QA
2 8 (2.88%) IFRS
2 8 (2.88%) IFRS 9
3 6 (2.16%) MiFID
4 4 (1.44%) PMO
5 3 (1.08%) GDPR
5 3 (1.08%) SEPA
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (6.47%) SAP
2 14 (5.04%) Oracle
3 11 (3.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.16%) IBM
5 4 (1.44%) IBM Sterling
5 4 (1.44%) Pegasus
6 3 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.72%) Google
7 2 (0.72%) Workday
8 1 (0.36%) Capita
8 1 (0.36%) Cognos
8 1 (0.36%) Epicor
8 1 (0.36%) Northgate
8 1 (0.36%) Sage
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.36%) VMware
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