The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CBAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 615 628
Rank change year-on-year +33 +13  
Contract jobs citing CBAP 26 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 6
Median daily rate £475 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £341 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £488 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £454 -
% change year-on-year +10.19% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

CBAP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

CBAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CBAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CBAP in the UK

CBAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CBAP in the UK

CBAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CBAP over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CBAP in the UK

CBAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CBAP in the UK

CBAP
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CBAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +32 24 £500 +11.11% 1
London +26 10 £438 -2.77%
North West +35 8 - -
Lancashire - 8 - -
South East +12 4 £550 +29.41% 1
City of London -6 3 £475 +5.55%
Surrey +15 2 £525 +23.52%
East Midlands -7 2 - -
Wales - 2 £323 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £323 -
Preston - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Berkshire +23 1 £305 -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Oxford - 1 £550 -
Blackburn - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CBAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CBAP.

1 43 (79.63%) Business Analysis
2 37 (68.52%) ISEB
3 30 (55.56%) IIBA
4 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) Use Case
6 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (31.48%) Six Sigma
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
9 15 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (27.78%) PRINCE2
9 15 (27.78%) DV Cleared
10 14 (25.93%) Lean Six Sigma
10 14 (25.93%) UML
11 13 (24.07%) ITIL
12 11 (20.37%) Project Management
12 11 (20.37%) BPMN
13 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (18.52%) SWOT Analysis
13 10 (18.52%) Swim Lanes
14 9 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
14 9 (16.67%) Degree
14 9 (16.67%) CITP
14 9 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
14 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 8 (14.81%) JIRA
16 7 (12.96%) Migration
16 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
17 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
17 6 (11.11%) Confluence
17 6 (11.11%) SDLC

CBAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (11.11%) Confluence
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.85%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Force.com
1 1 (1.85%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) JIRA
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (94.44%) Business Analyst
2 47 (87.04%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Business Transformation Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Transformation Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Business Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Retail Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Workday Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Workday Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Asset Management Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Big Data Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) COM
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.70%) RIA
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Life Science
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (79.63%) Business Analysis
2 22 (40.74%) Use Case
3 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (31.48%) Six Sigma
5 15 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 15 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (25.93%) Lean Six Sigma
6 14 (25.93%) UML
7 13 (24.07%) ITIL
8 11 (20.37%) BPMN
8 11 (20.37%) Project Management
9 10 (18.52%) Swim Lanes
9 10 (18.52%) SWOT Analysis
10 9 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (12.96%) Migration
12 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
12 6 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
12 6 (11.11%) SDLC
13 5 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) C
2 2 (3.70%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) Perl
2 2 (3.70%) Python
2 2 (3.70%) R
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (68.52%) ISEB
2 30 (55.56%) IIBA
3 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (27.78%) DV Cleared
5 9 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 9 (16.67%) CITP
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) CISM
6 3 (5.56%) CISSP
6 3 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) PMO
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) HP
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle
1 2 (3.70%) Thunderhead
1 2 (3.70%) Varonis
1 2 (3.70%) Workday
2 1 (1.85%) Apttus
2 1 (1.85%) Conga
2 1 (1.85%) Informatica
2 1 (1.85%) Pardot
2 1 (1.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.85%) SAP
2 1 (1.85%) Symantec