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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3014 3755 3647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.08% 6.81% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 7.19% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2642 2679
Median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 13
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.97 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £20.44 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £41.32 £98.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £25.44 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+80.81% -25.17%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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
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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 2820 £450 +5.88% 386
London -3 1586 £490 +3.15% 167
South East +5 403 £400 - 49
City of London -11 265 £525 +5.00% 48
West Midlands +2 180 £406 +8.33% 31
North West -12 164 £380 +1.33% 37
South West -5 138 £403 +7.33% 29
Yorkshire -11 115 £400 - 24
East of England -13 102 £425 -2.85% 23
Berkshire -3 100 £413 +12.70% 8
East Midlands 0 98 £419 +11.66% 24
Scotland -23 91 £380 +1.33% 11
Manchester -17 78 £380 +5.03% 21
Hampshire +18 75 £400 +6.66% 12
West Yorkshire -16 66 £384 -4.06% 21
Surrey +3 59 £450 -5.26% 6
Wales -4 59 £369 +5.28% 6
Bristol +3 53 £388 +3.33% 12
South Wales +7 52 £375 - 5
Cheshire +8 50 £375 -9.09% 7
Coventry +1 48 £425 +7.59% 2
Edinburgh -14 48 £400 +6.02% 7
West Sussex +27 47 £375 -3.22% 6
Cardiff +12 40 £382 +1.05% 4
Warwickshire -2 39 £350 +8.52% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 39 £376 +5.98% 4
Leeds -24 39 £378 -4.43% 16
Northamptonshire -4 37 £425 -1.44% 10
North East -45 34 £340 -15.00% 2
Essex -2 33 £425 - 5

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 2215 (35.26%) Business Analysis
2 1949 (31.03%) Finance
3 1893 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1321 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1013 (16.13%) Banking
6 747 (11.89%) User Stories
7 708 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
8 648 (10.32%) Project Management
9 615 (9.79%) Scrum
10 550 (8.76%) Retail
11 522 (8.31%) Use Case
12 449 (7.15%) SQL
13 441 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 440 (7.00%) Data Analysis
15 439 (6.99%) Change Management
16 416 (6.62%) Waterfall
17 401 (6.38%) Migration
18 351 (5.59%) CRM
19 328 (5.22%) SDLC
20 326 (5.19%) UML
21 316 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
22 312 (4.97%) Data Modelling
23 311 (4.95%) Microsoft
24 302 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
25 300 (4.78%) MS Visio
26 293 (4.66%) ISEB
27 281 (4.47%) MS Excel
28 280 (4.46%) User Experience
29 269 (4.28%) Investment Banking
30 268 (4.27%) Front Office

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
1 134 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.21%) Confluence
3 74 (1.18%) CMS
4 19 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (0.27%) SAS
6 12 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.11%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.096%) Apache
8 6 (0.096%) Drupal
8 6 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.080%) FileNet
9 5 (0.080%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.080%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.064%) Documentum
10 4 (0.064%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.064%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.048%) IIS
11 3 (0.048%) JBoss
11 3 (0.048%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 300 (4.78%) MS Visio
2 281 (4.47%) MS Excel
3 201 (3.20%) MS Office
4 156 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 84 (1.34%) MS Project
6 41 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.016%) Mingle
9 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 104 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 37 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 24 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 21 (0.33%) thinkFolio
8 18 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
9 16 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
10 15 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 14 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 14 (0.22%) SAP HR
11 14 (0.22%) Summit
12 13 (0.21%) SAP FI
12 13 (0.21%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 11 (0.18%) Sage X3
14 11 (0.18%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 45 (0.72%) Office 365
2 31 (0.49%) SaaS
3 29 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
4 28 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (0.22%) IaaS
6 14 (0.22%) PaaS
7 9 (0.14%) G Suite
8 8 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.080%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.080%) Force.com
9 5 (0.080%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.080%) Trello
10 3 (0.048%) BlueKai
11 2 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.032%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.032%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.032%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (0.80%) Internet
2 15 (0.24%) Intranet
3 11 (0.18%) Network Security
3 11 (0.18%) WebEx
4 10 (0.16%) Skype
5 8 (0.13%) Broadband
5 8 (0.13%) Firewall
6 7 (0.11%) NAS
7 6 (0.096%) DSL
8 5 (0.080%) ATM
9 4 (0.064%) LAN
9 4 (0.064%) LDAP
9 4 (0.064%) RFID
9 4 (0.064%) VoIP
9 4 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.064%) Wireless
10 3 (0.048%) DMZ
10 3 (0.048%) MPLS
10 3 (0.048%) MVNO
10 3 (0.048%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 63 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (0.94%) Big Data
5 53 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 34 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (0.40%) QlikView
10 24 (0.38%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.29%) DB2
12 15 (0.24%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.21%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.19%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.18%) MS Access
17 10 (0.16%) GIS
17 10 (0.16%) Power BI
18 8 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 223 (3.55%) JIRA
2 39 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
3 16 (0.25%) Rational Rose
4 15 (0.24%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.080%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.080%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.048%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.048%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.032%) ERwin
8 2 (0.032%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.032%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.016%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.016%) gulp
9 1 (0.016%) LSMW
9 1 (0.016%) ProC
9 1 (0.016%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.016%) TestRail
General
1 1949 (31.03%) Finance
2 1013 (16.13%) Banking
3 550 (8.76%) Retail
4 269 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 268 (4.27%) Front Office
6 197 (3.14%) Marketing
7 175 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 141 (2.24%) Legal
9 135 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 134 (2.13%) Back Office
11 109 (1.74%) Retail Banking
12 76 (1.21%) Advertising
13 56 (0.89%) Publishing
14 51 (0.81%) Billing
15 50 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 39 (0.62%) Local Government
18 38 (0.60%) Law
19 34 (0.54%) Electronics
19 34 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (1.86%) Web Services
2 103 (1.64%) XML
3 54 (0.86%) .NET
4 43 (0.68%) HTML
5 35 (0.56%) Gherkin
6 30 (0.48%) FpML
7 21 (0.33%) CSS
7 21 (0.33%) Middleware
8 18 (0.29%) RESTful
9 13 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (0.18%) JSON
11 9 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.14%) Mason
12 8 (0.13%) MDX
12 8 (0.13%) OAuth
12 8 (0.13%) SAP XI
12 8 (0.13%) XML Messaging
13 7 (0.11%) Sensu
14 6 (0.096%) EDI
14 6 (0.096%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 708 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.46%) User Experience
3 199 (3.17%) Derivative
4 198 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 186 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 165 (2.63%) Equities
7 162 (2.58%) Fixed Income
8 87 (1.38%) Credit Risk
9 80 (1.27%) NHS
10 67 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 66 (1.05%) Market Risk
12 64 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 55 (0.88%) Fintech
14 51 (0.81%) Reinsurance
15 41 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 38 (0.60%) Visualisation
17 34 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
17 34 (0.54%) Minimum Viable Product
17 34 (0.54%) Smart Meter
18 33 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 79 (1.26%) Windows
2 39 (0.62%) Linux
3 26 (0.41%) Unix
4 15 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.18%) Android
6 10 (0.16%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.11%) MVS
8 7 (0.11%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.064%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.032%) AIX
11 2 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.016%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.016%) Solaris
12 1 (0.016%) SUSE
12 1 (0.016%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.016%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2215 (35.26%) Business Analysis
2 1893 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1321 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 747 (11.89%) User Stories
5 648 (10.32%) Project Management
6 615 (9.79%) Scrum
7 522 (8.31%) Use Case
8 441 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 440 (7.00%) Data Analysis
10 439 (6.99%) Change Management
11 416 (6.62%) Waterfall
12 401 (6.38%) Migration
13 351 (5.59%) CRM
14 328 (5.22%) SDLC
15 326 (5.19%) UML
16 316 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
17 312 (4.97%) Data Modelling
18 302 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
19 267 (4.25%) Target Operating Model
20 264 (4.20%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 449 (7.15%) SQL
2 82 (1.31%) Java
3 73 (1.16%) C
4 52 (0.83%) VBA
5 35 (0.56%) T-SQL
6 31 (0.49%) Python
7 29 (0.46%) C#
8 21 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 19 (0.30%) C++
9 19 (0.30%) COBOL
10 18 (0.29%) VB
11 16 (0.25%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.19%) PHP
13 10 (0.16%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.11%) JCL
14 7 (0.11%) VC++
15 6 (0.096%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.096%) VBScript
16 5 (0.080%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.080%) VB6
Qualifications
1 293 (4.66%) ISEB
2 263 (4.19%) Degree
3 250 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 168 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 55 (0.88%) CBAP
7 39 (0.62%) IIBA
8 37 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 33 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 32 (0.51%) CISSP
11 29 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.30%) CISM
13 17 (0.27%) PMI Certification
13 17 (0.27%) PMP
14 15 (0.24%) CISA
15 14 (0.22%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
16 13 (0.21%) CITP
17 12 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 11 (0.18%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (3.72%) MiFID
2 159 (2.53%) QA
3 67 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 60 (0.96%) EMIR
5 55 (0.88%) Solvency II
6 47 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
7 32 (0.51%) FATCA
8 30 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 29 (0.46%) SEPA
10 23 (0.37%) SLA
11 18 (0.29%) Basel III
12 14 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 12 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (0.11%) Basel II
16 6 (0.096%) AIFMD
16 6 (0.096%) GxP
17 5 (0.080%) FINREP
17 5 (0.080%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.080%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (0.11%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (0.048%) HDFS
2 3 (0.048%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.016%) RACF
3 1 (0.016%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.016%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.11%) logstash
2 7 (0.11%) Nagios
3 6 (0.096%) Kibana
4 5 (0.080%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.080%) Puppet
4 5 (0.080%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.064%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.064%) Control-M
5 4 (0.064%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 3 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.048%) SCCM
6 3 (0.048%) SCOM
7 1 (0.016%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.016%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.016%) Netcool
7 1 (0.016%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.016%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.016%) WSUS
Vendors
1 311 (4.95%) Microsoft
2 238 (3.79%) SAP
3 221 (3.52%) Oracle
4 128 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 48 (0.76%) Google
7 44 (0.70%) Tableau
8 42 (0.67%) Charles River
9 36 (0.57%) Adobe
10 34 (0.54%) Murex
11 29 (0.46%) Bloomberg
11 29 (0.46%) Guidewire
11 29 (0.46%) IBM
11 29 (0.46%) Workday
12 27 (0.43%) HP
13 25 (0.40%) Cognos
14 23 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.37%) Sage
15 21 (0.33%) hybris
15 21 (0.33%) Splunk
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