The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 22 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3630 3455 3300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.06% 6.70% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.47% 7.09% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2661 2486 2351
Average daily rate £414 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £314 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £19.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+45.83% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 3329 £425 - 752
London +5 1795 £475 +5.55% 407
South East -2 430 £380 -5.00% 81
City of London +7 312 £525 +16.66% 105
North West +6 253 £375 -6.25% 76
Yorkshire -3 221 £375 - 59
Scotland +1 192 £375 - 38
South West -12 175 £389 -2.81% 42
West Midlands +5 157 £375 - 37
West Yorkshire -2 152 £375 - 36
East of England +4 132 £403 -2.42% 27
Manchester +9 129 £370 -1.33% 48
Edinburgh -5 129 £385 +1.31% 21
Berkshire 0 107 £400 - 19
Leeds +13 100 £375 - 31
Hampshire +16 93 £390 +0.64% 13
Surrey -2 84 £395 -7.05% 16
East Midlands -16 81 £375 -11.76% 16
North East +4 71 £380 +1.33% 6
Wales +1 68 £325 -16.12% 9
Bristol -8 67 £360 -5.19% 16
Tyne and Wear +9 59 £378 -5.62% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 58 £378 -5.62% 4
Cheshire +4 57 £400 - 14
South Wales -3 57 £325 -15.58% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 55 £350 -6.66% 11
Cardiff -2 50 £325 -17.46% 6
Birmingham -4 45 £378 +0.66% 14
Glasgow +8 42 £325 -7.14% 15
Milton Keynes -11 34 £350 -4.10% 7

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 2593 (34.31%) Business Analysis
2 2555 (33.81%) Finance
3 1791 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1627 (21.53%) Banking
5 1420 (18.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 891 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
7 814 (10.77%) Project Management
8 629 (8.32%) Retail
9 603 (7.98%) SQL
10 601 (7.95%) User Stories
11 535 (7.08%) Investment Banking
12 529 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 528 (6.99%) Use Case
14 500 (6.62%) Migration
15 494 (6.54%) Waterfall
16 468 (6.19%) Scrum
17 460 (6.09%) Data Analysis
18 448 (5.93%) Change Management
19 428 (5.66%) Data Modelling
20 425 (5.62%) CRM
21 402 (5.32%) MS Visio
22 376 (4.97%) Microsoft
23 372 (4.92%) MS Excel
24 368 (4.87%) ISEB
25 366 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
26 365 (4.83%) Asset Management
27 357 (4.72%) Front Office
27 357 (4.72%) UML
28 354 (4.68%) Derivative
29 326 (4.31%) Degree

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 156 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.38%) CMS
3 62 (0.82%) SAS
4 61 (0.81%) Confluence
5 24 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.11%) LiveLink
13 8 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.093%) JBoss
15 5 (0.066%) Apache
15 5 (0.066%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.066%) Drupal
15 5 (0.066%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.053%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 402 (5.32%) MS Visio
2 372 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 223 (2.95%) MS Office
4 203 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 112 (1.48%) MS Project
6 23 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.040%) Casewise Modeler
8 2 (0.026%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.026%) SPSS
9 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.013%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 138 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 32 (0.42%) Summit
4 31 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 28 (0.37%) Markit EDM
7 23 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 22 (0.29%) Endur
9 19 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 19 (0.25%) Temenos T24
10 18 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 17 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 16 (0.21%) Sonata
13 13 (0.17%) Tercero
14 12 (0.16%) Bankmaster
14 12 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
14 12 (0.16%) Finacle
14 12 (0.16%) Hi Portfolio
14 12 (0.16%) SAP CO
14 12 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (0.60%) Office 365
2 27 (0.36%) SaaS
3 15 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.093%) Taleo
8 6 (0.079%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.066%) Yammer
10 4 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.053%) IaaS
10 4 (0.053%) PaaS
11 3 (0.040%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.026%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.026%) Force.com
12 2 (0.026%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.013%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.52%) Intranet
2 34 (0.45%) Internet
3 17 (0.22%) VoIP
4 13 (0.17%) DNS
5 11 (0.15%) Firewall
5 11 (0.15%) WAN
6 10 (0.13%) MVNO
6 10 (0.13%) VPN
7 9 (0.12%) LAN
7 9 (0.12%) WebEx
8 8 (0.11%) ATM
9 6 (0.079%) SSH
9 6 (0.079%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.066%) FTP
10 5 (0.066%) HTTP
10 5 (0.066%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.066%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.053%) CTI
11 4 (0.053%) Network Security
12 3 (0.040%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 129 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 77 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
4 65 (0.86%) Data Mining
5 62 (0.82%) Big Data
6 45 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (0.46%) MS Access
7 35 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 26 (0.34%) QlikView
10 25 (0.33%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 19 (0.25%) GIS
13 18 (0.24%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.17%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.17%) SAP BI
15 12 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.16%) Spotfire
16 11 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 139 (1.84%) JIRA
2 19 (0.25%) Rational Rose
3 15 (0.20%) CA Gen
3 15 (0.20%) Toad
4 13 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (0.093%) ERwin
7 6 (0.079%) Axure RP
7 6 (0.079%) JIRA Agile
7 6 (0.079%) PowerDesigner
8 5 (0.066%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.053%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.053%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.053%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.040%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.040%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.040%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.040%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.026%) PeopleTools
11 2 (0.026%) PowerBuilder
General
1 2555 (33.81%) Finance
2 1627 (21.53%) Banking
3 629 (8.32%) Retail
4 535 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 357 (4.72%) Front Office
6 223 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 218 (2.88%) Legal
8 192 (2.54%) Back Office
9 191 (2.53%) Retail Banking
10 183 (2.42%) Marketing
11 108 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 89 (1.18%) Advertising
13 81 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 74 (0.98%) Law
15 73 (0.97%) Publishing
16 64 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
17 50 (0.66%) Electronics
18 47 (0.62%) Local Government
19 42 (0.56%) Billing
20 38 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (2.21%) Web Services
2 107 (1.42%) XML
3 84 (1.11%) .NET
4 34 (0.45%) Middleware
5 28 (0.37%) FpML
6 24 (0.32%) HTML
7 22 (0.29%) Gherkin
8 19 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.19%) Velocity
10 11 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.15%) JSF
11 10 (0.13%) HTML5
12 9 (0.12%) CSS
12 9 (0.12%) EDI
12 9 (0.12%) jQuery
13 8 (0.11%) FIXML
13 8 (0.11%) REST
13 8 (0.11%) SOAP
14 7 (0.093%) JMS
14 7 (0.093%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 891 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 354 (4.68%) Derivative
3 238 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 226 (2.99%) User Experience
5 213 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 187 (2.47%) Equities
7 152 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 137 (1.81%) NHS
9 135 (1.79%) Market Risk
10 110 (1.46%) Credit Risk
11 88 (1.16%) Reference Data
12 75 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 71 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
14 60 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 57 (0.75%) Visualisation
16 51 (0.67%) Computer Science
17 48 (0.64%) Data Centre
17 48 (0.64%) Reinsurance
18 37 (0.49%) Hedge funds
18 37 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 80 (1.06%) Windows
2 32 (0.42%) Linux
3 27 (0.36%) Unix
4 17 (0.22%) Android
4 17 (0.22%) Apple iOS
4 17 (0.22%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.15%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.093%) Windows Vista
6 7 (0.093%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.040%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.026%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.026%) Solaris
8 2 (0.026%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.026%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.013%) AIX
9 1 (0.013%) OS/390
9 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.013%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2593 (34.31%) Business Analysis
2 1791 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1420 (18.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 814 (10.77%) Project Management
5 601 (7.95%) User Stories
6 529 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 528 (6.99%) Use Case
8 500 (6.62%) Migration
9 494 (6.54%) Waterfall
10 468 (6.19%) Scrum
11 460 (6.09%) Data Analysis
12 448 (5.93%) Change Management
13 428 (5.66%) Data Modelling
14 425 (5.62%) CRM
15 366 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
16 365 (4.83%) Asset Management
17 357 (4.72%) UML
18 319 (4.22%) GAP Analysis
19 310 (4.10%) SDLC
20 307 (4.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 603 (7.98%) SQL
2 106 (1.40%) Java
3 62 (0.82%) C#
4 45 (0.60%) VBA
5 36 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 30 (0.40%) C
7 22 (0.29%) Python
8 21 (0.28%) C++
9 16 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.19%) VB
11 12 (0.16%) PHP
12 9 (0.12%) R
13 5 (0.066%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.066%) VBScript
14 4 (0.053%) AWK
14 4 (0.053%) sed
15 3 (0.040%) ABAP
15 3 (0.040%) Scala
15 3 (0.040%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 368 (4.87%) ISEB
2 326 (4.31%) Degree
3 226 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 117 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 38 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 37 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 31 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.38%) ACCA
9 27 (0.36%) CBAP
9 27 (0.36%) IIBA
9 27 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 25 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.32%) CIMA
12 18 (0.24%) PMP
13 12 (0.16%) CCA
14 11 (0.15%) CISSP
14 11 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (3.19%) QA
2 238 (3.15%) MiFID
3 144 (1.91%) EMIR
4 138 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 95 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 81 (1.07%) Solvency II
7 75 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
8 71 (0.94%) FATCA
9 38 (0.50%) AIFMD
10 35 (0.46%) SLA
11 33 (0.44%) Basel III
12 29 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (0.26%) Basel II
14 17 (0.22%) SEPA
15 16 (0.21%) CRD IV
16 13 (0.17%) PCI DSS
16 13 (0.17%) UCITS
17 12 (0.16%) GAAP
17 12 (0.16%) GxP
17 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.026%) RACF
2 2 (0.026%) UAG
3 1 (0.013%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.013%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 13 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.079%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.053%) Oracle EDQ
3 4 (0.053%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (0.053%) vRealize
4 3 (0.040%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.026%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.026%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.026%) SCCM
5 2 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.013%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.013%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.013%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.013%) QRadar
6 1 (0.013%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 376 (4.97%) Microsoft
2 299 (3.96%) Oracle
3 278 (3.68%) SAP
4 132 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 87 (1.15%) Murex
6 50 (0.66%) Calypso
7 49 (0.65%) Tableau
8 48 (0.64%) IBM
9 47 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 44 (0.58%) Charles River
11 42 (0.56%) Cognos
12 38 (0.50%) hybris
13 37 (0.49%) Bloomberg
14 31 (0.41%) Adobe
15 28 (0.37%) Pega
16 25 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
17 24 (0.32%) Informatica
17 24 (0.32%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.30%) HP
19 22 (0.29%) Avaloq
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago