The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 27 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3564 3947 3851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.63% 7.27% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 7.68% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2557 2858 2730
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 9
Median hourly rate £36.75 £46.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.44% +105.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £57.50 £54.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +70.58%

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 3266 £425 - 486
London -4 1606 £463 -2.63% 242
South East +5 610 £410 +2.50% 68
North West -1 261 £375 -3.53% 37
City of London -10 261 £475 -5.00% 76
Scotland -20 218 £375 - 21
East of England +17 195 £425 +6.78% 27
West Midlands +6 163 £400 - 30
Yorkshire -9 154 £376 +0.33% 35
Edinburgh -5 153 £375 +7.14% 12
Buckinghamshire +39 141 £400 +3.22% 8
Berkshire +3 140 £400 +7.38% 18
Manchester +10 132 £375 - 26
South West -27 119 £375 -4.45% 24
Milton Keynes +33 114 £400 +6.66% 4
East Midlands +10 113 £389 -8.52% 13
Hampshire +9 111 £400 -4.76% 15
West Yorkshire -15 110 £394 +1.67% 24
Surrey +8 75 £438 +9.37% 9
West Sussex -13 63 £425 +6.25% 1
Cheshire -11 59 £375 -16.66% 5
Leeds -27 59 £399 +2.30% 21
Reading +3 55 £370 +1.36% 2
Birmingham +12 53 £397 -0.81% 12
Hertfordshire +21 47 £425 +8.97% 11
Glasgow -16 47 £350 -6.66% 6
Northamptonshire +5 42 £450 +5.88% 3
Essex +2 41 £380 -5.00% 3
Bristol -22 40 £368 -1.34% 11
Suffolk +9 36 £475 +11.76% 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2368 (32.93%) Business Analysis
2 2226 (30.96%) Finance
3 1830 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1390 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1260 (17.52%) Banking
6 819 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
7 767 (10.67%) Project Management
8 669 (9.30%) Retail
9 655 (9.11%) User Stories
10 532 (7.40%) Use Case
11 506 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 491 (6.83%) Scrum
13 475 (6.61%) SQL
14 464 (6.45%) Migration
15 445 (6.19%) Data Analysis
16 437 (6.08%) CRM
17 425 (5.91%) Waterfall
18 409 (5.69%) Change Management
19 391 (5.44%) SDLC
20 388 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
21 386 (5.37%) UML
21 386 (5.37%) Investment Banking
22 366 (5.09%) Data Modelling
23 337 (4.69%) Asset Management
24 336 (4.67%) ISEB
25 333 (4.63%) MS Visio
26 326 (4.53%) Microsoft
27 317 (4.41%) SAP
28 308 (4.28%) GAP Analysis
29 300 (4.17%) MS Excel

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 173 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.49%) CMS
3 83 (1.15%) Confluence
4 67 (0.93%) SAS
5 33 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 23 (0.32%) Apache
8 19 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.18%) Drupal
10 12 (0.17%) Documentum
11 9 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.11%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.083%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.083%) JBoss
13 6 (0.083%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.056%) IIS
14 4 (0.056%) OpenEdge
14 4 (0.056%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.042%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 333 (4.63%) MS Visio
2 300 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 198 (2.75%) MS Office
4 151 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (1.08%) MS Project
6 26 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.042%) Casewise Modeler
8 3 (0.042%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.028%) SPSS
10 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 133 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 27 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.32%) thinkFolio
7 22 (0.31%) Sonata
8 20 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 19 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.22%) SAP FI
11 16 (0.22%) Summit
11 16 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 15 (0.21%) Maximo
12 15 (0.21%) SAP CO
12 15 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
12 15 (0.21%) Tercero
13 14 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
14 13 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.56%) SaaS
2 33 (0.46%) Office 365
3 27 (0.38%) IaaS
4 24 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 19 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.13%) PaaS
8 8 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.097%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.097%) Taleo
10 5 (0.070%) Lucidchart
11 4 (0.056%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.042%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.042%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.042%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.028%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.028%) Force.com
14 1 (0.014%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.014%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (0.60%) Internet
2 23 (0.32%) Intranet
3 19 (0.26%) WAN
4 18 (0.25%) Network Security
5 16 (0.22%) LAN
6 12 (0.17%) Firewall
7 10 (0.14%) ATM
8 9 (0.13%) MPLS
9 8 (0.11%) VoIP
10 7 (0.097%) BGP
10 7 (0.097%) MVNO
11 6 (0.083%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.070%) Skype
13 4 (0.056%) FTP
13 4 (0.056%) SMS
13 4 (0.056%) WebEx
14 3 (0.042%) Extranet
14 3 (0.042%) SAN
14 3 (0.042%) SSH
14 3 (0.042%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
2 109 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 75 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 70 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 58 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 50 (0.70%) Big Data
7 44 (0.61%) QlikView
8 36 (0.50%) MS Access
9 29 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
11 21 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 20 (0.28%) MySQL
13 18 (0.25%) GIS
13 18 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.22%) Data Mart
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.19%) Spotfire
17 12 (0.17%) Hadoop
17 12 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 213 (2.96%) JIRA
2 14 (0.19%) Axure RP
3 13 (0.18%) Rational Rose
3 13 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (0.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
6 7 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.097%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (0.083%) Toad
8 4 (0.056%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.056%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.056%) ERwin
8 4 (0.056%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.056%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.042%) CaliberRM
9 3 (0.042%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.042%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.028%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.028%) TestDirector
General
1 2226 (30.96%) Finance
2 1260 (17.52%) Banking
3 669 (9.30%) Retail
4 386 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 252 (3.50%) Front Office
6 235 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 186 (2.59%) Legal
8 181 (2.52%) Marketing
9 179 (2.49%) Retail Banking
10 163 (2.27%) Back Office
11 97 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 76 (1.06%) Advertising
13 73 (1.02%) Law
14 58 (0.81%) Billing
15 53 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 50 (0.70%) Publishing
17 47 (0.65%) Games
18 46 (0.64%) Local Government
19 43 (0.60%) Financial Institution
20 33 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (1.72%) Web Services
2 101 (1.40%) XML
3 67 (0.93%) .NET
4 34 (0.47%) FpML
5 25 (0.35%) Gherkin
6 23 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
7 20 (0.28%) Middleware
8 19 (0.26%) HTML
9 13 (0.18%) FIXML
10 12 (0.17%) Velocity
11 8 (0.11%) CSS
11 8 (0.11%) Mason
12 7 (0.097%) Apache Flex
12 7 (0.097%) EDI
12 7 (0.097%) HTML5
12 7 (0.097%) XBRL
13 6 (0.083%) JSF
13 6 (0.083%) XML Schema
14 5 (0.070%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.070%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 819 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (3.16%) User Experience
3 213 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 201 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 186 (2.59%) Derivative
6 116 (1.61%) Credit Risk
7 111 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 109 (1.52%) Equities
9 97 (1.35%) NHS
10 94 (1.31%) Market Risk
11 68 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 66 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 60 (0.83%) Reference Data
14 56 (0.78%) Computer Science
14 56 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 54 (0.75%) Visualisation
16 39 (0.54%) Data Integration
17 36 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
17 36 (0.50%) SWIFT
18 35 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 83 (1.15%) Windows
2 41 (0.57%) Unix
3 38 (0.53%) Linux
4 16 (0.22%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.14%) Android
5 10 (0.14%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.11%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.083%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.070%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.042%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.028%) AIX
10 2 (0.028%) VMS
11 1 (0.014%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.014%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.014%) Solaris
11 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.014%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2368 (32.93%) Business Analysis
2 1830 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1390 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 767 (10.67%) Project Management
5 655 (9.11%) User Stories
6 532 (7.40%) Use Case
7 506 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 491 (6.83%) Scrum
9 464 (6.45%) Migration
10 445 (6.19%) Data Analysis
11 437 (6.08%) CRM
12 425 (5.91%) Waterfall
13 409 (5.69%) Change Management
14 391 (5.44%) SDLC
15 388 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
16 386 (5.37%) UML
17 366 (5.09%) Data Modelling
18 337 (4.69%) Asset Management
19 308 (4.28%) GAP Analysis
20 298 (4.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 475 (6.61%) SQL
2 124 (1.72%) Java
3 59 (0.82%) C#
4 45 (0.63%) C
4 45 (0.63%) Python
4 45 (0.63%) VBA
5 35 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 34 (0.47%) C++
7 18 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 17 (0.24%) PHP
8 17 (0.24%) VB
9 11 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.11%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.097%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.083%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.083%) R
13 4 (0.056%) sed
14 3 (0.042%) AWK
14 3 (0.042%) COBOL
14 3 (0.042%) Scala
Qualifications
1 336 (4.67%) ISEB
2 300 (4.17%) Degree
3 267 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 152 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 51 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 34 (0.47%) IIBA
9 29 (0.40%) ACCA
9 29 (0.40%) CBAP
9 29 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 28 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 26 (0.36%) CIMA
12 19 (0.26%) PMP
13 16 (0.22%) CISSP
13 16 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 14 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 11 (0.15%) CISA
16 11 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.36%) QA
2 136 (1.89%) MiFID
3 125 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 64 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 63 (0.88%) EMIR
6 56 (0.78%) FATCA
7 52 (0.72%) Solvency II
8 44 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
9 29 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 24 (0.33%) Basel III
11 22 (0.31%) AIFMD
11 22 (0.31%) SEPA
12 20 (0.28%) SLA
13 19 (0.26%) Basel II
14 16 (0.22%) COREP
14 16 (0.22%) CRD IV
15 12 (0.17%) UCITS
16 8 (0.11%) FINREP
17 7 (0.097%) PCI DSS
17 7 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.056%) RACF
3 3 (0.042%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.028%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.028%) UAG
4 2 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.014%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
1 18 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (0.25%) Puppet
2 4 (0.056%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.056%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (0.056%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.042%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (0.042%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.042%) MOM
4 2 (0.028%) Control-M
4 2 (0.028%) SCCM
5 1 (0.014%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.014%) logstash
5 1 (0.014%) QRadar
5 1 (0.014%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.014%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.014%) vRealize
Vendors
1 326 (4.53%) Microsoft
2 317 (4.41%) SAP
3 280 (3.89%) Oracle
4 141 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 92 (1.28%) Murex
6 88 (1.22%) ServiceNow
7 54 (0.75%) IBM
7 54 (0.75%) Pega
8 37 (0.51%) hybris
9 36 (0.50%) Calypso
9 36 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 35 (0.49%) Adobe
10 35 (0.49%) Bloomberg
10 35 (0.49%) Cognos
10 35 (0.49%) Tableau
11 28 (0.39%) Charles River
12 27 (0.38%) Avaloq
12 27 (0.38%) HP
13 25 (0.35%) Hyperion
13 25 (0.35%) Vermilion
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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London
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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