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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3447 4000 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.38% 7.02% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 7.41% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2908 2746
Median daily rate £425 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 12
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £34.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% -5.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £20.94 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £55.00 £56.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.98% +3.65%

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 3198 £425 - 452
London -3 1621 £473 +2.27% 204
South East +6 519 £411 +6.12% 62
City of London -4 261 £488 - 74
West Midlands 0 213 £388 +7.63% 31
North West -6 211 £375 - 48
East of England +8 189 £425 +3.03% 23
Yorkshire -7 166 £375 -2.91% 33
Scotland -21 156 £375 - 17
West Yorkshire -5 128 £375 -5.30% 22
Berkshire +8 123 £413 +10.00% 18
South West -21 122 £375 -6.25% 25
Hampshire +13 117 £400 - 8
East Midlands +1 110 £425 +4.29% 20
Manchester +4 101 £375 -5.06% 23
Edinburgh -12 98 £375 - 12
West Sussex +31 82 £425 +6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +15 75 £425 +10.38% 7
Leeds -18 72 £375 -6.25% 16
Milton Keynes +10 62 £425 +10.38% 5
Surrey -6 58 £425 +6.25% 12
Birmingham -4 57 £343 -7.43% 13
Essex +6 52 £400 -5.88% 4
Cheshire -13 50 £375 -9.09% 8
Hertfordshire +12 47 £425 -5.55% 9
Northamptonshire +1 46 £475 +11.76% 4
Bristol -12 45 £389 -2.81% 13
Wales +4 44 £375 -3.53% 5
South Wales +7 43 £375 -1.31% 5
Glasgow -20 42 £331 -11.66% 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2430 (33.86%) Business Analysis
2 2186 (30.46%) Finance
3 1937 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
4 1518 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 1210 (16.86%) Banking
6 806 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
7 753 (10.49%) Project Management
8 742 (10.34%) User Stories
9 694 (9.67%) Retail
10 574 (8.00%) Use Case
11 530 (7.39%) Scrum
12 517 (7.20%) SQL
13 494 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 480 (6.69%) Data Analysis
15 473 (6.59%) Migration
16 450 (6.27%) Waterfall
17 415 (5.78%) Change Management
18 414 (5.77%) CRM
19 413 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
20 408 (5.69%) SDLC
21 402 (5.60%) UML
22 353 (4.92%) Investment Banking
23 351 (4.89%) Data Modelling
24 347 (4.84%) MS Visio
25 338 (4.71%) Microsoft
26 330 (4.60%) ISEB
27 325 (4.53%) SAP
28 308 (4.29%) GAP Analysis
29 302 (4.21%) PRINCE2
30 299 (4.17%) E-Commerce

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
1 180 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 100 (1.39%) CMS
3 84 (1.17%) Confluence
4 50 (0.70%) SAS
5 26 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (0.26%) Apache
7 14 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.18%) Documentum
8 13 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (0.15%) Drupal
10 10 (0.14%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.098%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.084%) IIS
12 6 (0.084%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.084%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.084%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.056%) JBoss
13 4 (0.056%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.042%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 347 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 291 (4.06%) MS Excel
3 204 (2.84%) MS Office
4 175 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 81 (1.13%) MS Project
6 35 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.028%) SPSS
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) Casewise Modeler
10 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.014%) Mingle
10 1 (0.014%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 120 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.28%) Sonata
6 19 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 19 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 18 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 17 (0.24%) Maximo
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
10 15 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.21%) Summit
10 15 (0.21%) thinkFolio
11 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.18%) Tercero
12 12 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.56%) SaaS
2 33 (0.46%) Office 365
3 27 (0.38%) IaaS
4 24 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 21 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
5 21 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.17%) PaaS
8 10 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.098%) Lucidchart
10 6 (0.084%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.056%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.042%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.042%) Force.com
13 3 (0.042%) Trello
14 2 (0.028%) Silverpop
14 2 (0.028%) Taleo
14 2 (0.028%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 44 (0.61%) Internet
2 21 (0.29%) Network Security
3 20 (0.28%) Intranet
4 14 (0.20%) ATM
4 14 (0.20%) LAN
4 14 (0.20%) MPLS
5 12 (0.17%) WAN
6 9 (0.13%) BGP
7 8 (0.11%) Firewall
7 8 (0.11%) WebEx
8 6 (0.084%) Broadband
8 6 (0.084%) NAS
8 6 (0.084%) Wireless
9 4 (0.056%) FTP
9 4 (0.056%) LDAP
9 4 (0.056%) SAN
9 4 (0.056%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.056%) VoIP
9 4 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.042%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
2 99 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 77 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 64 (0.89%) Data Mining
5 57 (0.79%) Big Data
6 51 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 45 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (0.57%) QlikView
9 28 (0.39%) MS Access
10 27 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 27 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.33%) GIS
12 23 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (0.31%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.24%) Data Mart
15 17 (0.24%) MySQL
16 13 (0.18%) EDRMS
16 13 (0.18%) SAP HANA
17 12 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 232 (3.23%) JIRA
2 18 (0.25%) Rational Rose
3 17 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.20%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.098%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.084%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (0.084%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.070%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.056%) CaliberRM
11 4 (0.056%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.056%) RequisitePro
11 4 (0.056%) Toad
12 2 (0.028%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.028%) ERwin
12 2 (0.028%) Subversion
12 2 (0.028%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.028%) Visual Studio
General
1 2186 (30.46%) Finance
2 1210 (16.86%) Banking
3 694 (9.67%) Retail
4 353 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 232 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 226 (3.15%) Front Office
7 195 (2.72%) Marketing
8 185 (2.58%) Legal
9 172 (2.40%) Retail Banking
10 165 (2.30%) Back Office
11 115 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 75 (1.05%) Advertising
13 70 (0.98%) Billing
13 70 (0.98%) Law
14 60 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 46 (0.64%) Games
16 43 (0.60%) Publishing
17 41 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 38 (0.53%) General Ledger
18 38 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (1.66%) Web Services
2 104 (1.45%) XML
3 61 (0.85%) .NET
4 43 (0.60%) Gherkin
5 33 (0.46%) HTML
6 29 (0.40%) FpML
7 17 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (0.22%) Middleware
9 13 (0.18%) CSS
10 11 (0.15%) HTML5
11 10 (0.14%) EDI
12 9 (0.13%) Mason
13 8 (0.11%) FIXML
14 7 (0.098%) Apache Flex
14 7 (0.098%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.098%) JSON
14 7 (0.098%) XBRL
15 6 (0.084%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.084%) Murex MxML
15 6 (0.084%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 806 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (3.30%) User Experience
3 226 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 160 (2.23%) Derivative
4 160 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 126 (1.76%) Credit Risk
6 119 (1.66%) Equities
7 117 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 86 (1.20%) NHS
9 80 (1.11%) Market Risk
10 79 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 65 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 57 (0.79%) Reference Data
13 53 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 53 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 51 (0.71%) Visualisation
15 38 (0.53%) Data Integration
15 38 (0.53%) Reinsurance
16 36 (0.50%) SWIFT
16 36 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (1.20%) Windows
2 46 (0.64%) Unix
3 39 (0.54%) Linux
4 19 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.17%) Android
5 12 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.098%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.070%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.056%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.042%) AIX
10 2 (0.028%) VMS
10 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.028%) zOS
11 1 (0.014%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.014%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.014%) SUSE
11 1 (0.014%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2430 (33.86%) Business Analysis
2 1937 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1518 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 753 (10.49%) Project Management
5 742 (10.34%) User Stories
6 574 (8.00%) Use Case
7 530 (7.39%) Scrum
8 494 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 480 (6.69%) Data Analysis
10 473 (6.59%) Migration
11 450 (6.27%) Waterfall
12 415 (5.78%) Change Management
13 414 (5.77%) CRM
14 413 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
15 408 (5.69%) SDLC
16 402 (5.60%) UML
17 351 (4.89%) Data Modelling
18 308 (4.29%) GAP Analysis
19 302 (4.21%) PRINCE2
20 299 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 517 (7.20%) SQL
2 132 (1.84%) Java
3 64 (0.89%) VBA
4 49 (0.68%) C
4 49 (0.68%) C#
5 44 (0.61%) Python
6 40 (0.56%) C++
7 35 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 23 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 20 (0.28%) PHP
10 18 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 17 (0.24%) VB
12 15 (0.21%) COBOL
12 15 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.084%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.070%) Perl
15 4 (0.056%) R
15 4 (0.056%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.042%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.042%) Scala
Qualifications
1 330 (4.60%) ISEB
2 283 (3.94%) Degree
3 278 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 170 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 59 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 58 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 41 (0.57%) CBAP
8 34 (0.47%) IIBA
9 33 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 23 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 22 (0.31%) CISSP
13 18 (0.25%) PMP
14 17 (0.24%) ACCA
14 17 (0.24%) CISM
15 15 (0.21%) CIMA
16 14 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 13 (0.18%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.49%) QA
2 135 (1.88%) MiFID
3 106 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.72%) EMIR
4 52 (0.72%) Solvency II
5 51 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 41 (0.57%) FATCA
7 39 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
8 33 (0.46%) SEPA
9 24 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 23 (0.32%) Basel III
10 23 (0.32%) SLA
11 15 (0.21%) AIFMD
11 15 (0.21%) COREP
12 14 (0.20%) Basel II
13 11 (0.15%) CRD IV
13 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
14 10 (0.14%) UCITS
15 7 (0.098%) FINREP
16 6 (0.084%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (0.070%) RACF
4 3 (0.042%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.014%) Samba
6 1 (0.014%) UAG
6 1 (0.014%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (0.25%) Puppet
3 6 (0.084%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.056%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.056%) Control-M
4 4 (0.056%) MOM
4 4 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.042%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.042%) SCCM
6 1 (0.014%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.014%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.014%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.014%) logstash
6 1 (0.014%) Netcool
6 1 (0.014%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 338 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 325 (4.53%) SAP
3 272 (3.79%) Oracle
4 147 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 90 (1.25%) ServiceNow
6 74 (1.03%) Murex
7 52 (0.72%) Pega
8 49 (0.68%) IBM
9 39 (0.54%) hybris
10 38 (0.53%) HP
11 36 (0.50%) Bloomberg
12 35 (0.49%) Adobe
13 33 (0.46%) Cognos
14 32 (0.45%) Sitecore
14 32 (0.45%) Tableau
15 31 (0.43%) Calypso
16 30 (0.42%) Guidewire
17 24 (0.33%) Charles River
17 24 (0.33%) Teradata
18 23 (0.32%) Google
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £360 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2i Resourcing
Rate: From £325 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago