Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Business Analyst
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 40 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.07% 5.63% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.76% 5.78% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 8
Watford median daily rate £395 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £363 £359 £281
90th Percentile £575 £494 £550
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £20.94

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 410 277 245
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 97.54% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 145 131
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £206 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -14.71% +9.68%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Watford

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Watford

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Watford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Watford

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Watford

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Watford region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (60.00%) Retail
2 16 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 10 (25.00%) Time Management
3 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (25.00%) User Stories
4 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.00%) DNA
5 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (15.00%) JIRA
5 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Confluence
5 6 (15.00%) Games
5 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
7 4 (10.00%) Avaloq
7 4 (10.00%) EPoS
7 4 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (10.00%) FNZ
7 4 (10.00%) Sonata
8 3 (7.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (7.50%) Adobe
8 3 (7.50%) ERP
8 3 (7.50%) Finance
8 3 (7.50%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.50%) Force.com
8 3 (7.50%) Banking

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (15.00%) Confluence
1 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Sonata
2 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Force.com
2 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
General
1 24 (60.00%) Retail
2 6 (15.00%) Games
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) PRADO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) EPoS
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (25.00%) Time Management
2 10 (25.00%) User Stories
3 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (15.00%) DNA
4 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.50%) ERP
7 3 (7.50%) Logistics
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) Data Security
8 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PSD2
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Avaloq
1 4 (10.00%) FNZ
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe
2 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) SAP