The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Business Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analytics over the 3 months to 28 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.

Business Analytics
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 146
Contract jobs citing Business Analytics 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.043% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £440
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 -

Business Analytics 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 2099 2325 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.64% 79.84% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1533 1602
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 £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 138 87
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 £55.20 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Business Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analytics in the South West

Business Analytics
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 Analytics in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analytics in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 5 (100.00%) SAS
1 5 (100.00%) ILOG
1 5 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Analytics
1 5 (100.00%) CPLEX
1 5 (100.00%) Constraint Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere

Business Analytics
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 5 (100.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) CPLEX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Analytics
1 5 (100.00%) Constraint Programming
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) ILOG