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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 29 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3314 4274 3821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.20% 7.36% 6.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 7.75% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 3128 2700
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 14
Median hourly rate £35.50 £34.50 £37.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.39 £21.00 £24.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £82.50 £55.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -12.46%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 3102 £425 - 380
London -7 1579 £475 - 169
South East 0 491 £425 +6.25% 50
City of London -3 264 £500 +5.26% 44
North West -8 205 £375 -2.59% 43
West Midlands -6 203 £400 +1.58% 34
Yorkshire -6 171 £375 -2.91% 19
East of England -14 143 £425 - 25
West Yorkshire -1 133 £376 -3.52% 14
South West -17 130 £393 -1.87% 21
East Midlands -4 128 £400 +6.66% 19
Hampshire +13 117 £400 - 9
Scotland -25 113 £350 -6.66% 11
Leeds 0 97 £375 -6.25% 11
Berkshire -3 93 £425 +13.33% 17
Manchester -18 88 £375 +1.35% 23
Cheshire +6 80 £388 -11.93% 12
West Sussex +35 76 £400 -5.88% 5
Edinburgh -11 67 £370 -2.11% 3
Wales +21 63 £375 -6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 60 £400 +3.89% 8
Surrey -2 60 £425 -5.55% 4
South Wales +23 58 £375 -1.31% 6
Birmingham +5 58 £375 +2.73% 6
Milton Keynes +5 52 £400 - 6
Essex +4 46 £324 -23.70% 3
Nottinghamshire -12 46 £393 +12.14% 8
Cardiff +22 45 £375 -0.39% 4
North East -27 43 £400 -
Northamptonshire -3 42 £450 +2.85% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 2407 (35.37%) Business Analysis
2 2062 (30.30%) Finance
3 2032 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1449 (21.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1152 (16.93%) Banking
6 788 (11.58%) User Stories
7 781 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
8 700 (10.29%) Project Management
9 643 (9.45%) Retail
10 601 (8.83%) Scrum
11 583 (8.57%) Use Case
12 503 (7.39%) SQL
13 496 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 475 (6.98%) Waterfall
15 473 (6.95%) Data Analysis
16 449 (6.60%) Change Management
17 441 (6.48%) Migration
18 418 (6.14%) UML
19 393 (5.77%) CRM
20 363 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
21 360 (5.29%) SDLC
22 338 (4.97%) Data Modelling
23 333 (4.89%) Microsoft
24 330 (4.85%) MS Visio
25 327 (4.80%) ISEB
25 327 (4.80%) GAP Analysis
26 304 (4.47%) Degree
27 286 (4.20%) MS Excel
28 285 (4.19%) Investment Banking
29 284 (4.17%) SAP

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
1 169 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.48%) CMS
3 85 (1.25%) Confluence
4 30 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 27 (0.40%) SAS
6 25 (0.37%) Apache
7 19 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.21%) Documentum
9 12 (0.18%) Drupal
10 10 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.12%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.088%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.088%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.073%) IIS
14 4 (0.059%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.059%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.044%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.044%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 330 (4.85%) MS Visio
2 286 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 201 (2.95%) MS Office
4 186 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 86 (1.26%) MS Project
6 32 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) Mingle
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 105 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 36 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 19 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 18 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 17 (0.25%) thinkFolio
8 17 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
9 13 (0.19%) Maximo
9 13 (0.19%) Sonata
10 12 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.16%) SAP CRM
11 11 (0.16%) Summit
12 10 (0.15%) Magento
12 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 10 (0.15%) SAP SD
13 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (0.69%) Office 365
2 34 (0.50%) SaaS
3 27 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
4 26 (0.38%) IaaS
5 24 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
5 24 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.13%) PaaS
8 8 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.088%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.088%) Lucidchart
10 4 (0.059%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.044%) BlueKai
11 3 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.044%) Force.com
11 3 (0.044%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.044%) Trello
12 2 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.029%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.029%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.57%) Internet
2 17 (0.25%) Network Security
3 15 (0.22%) Intranet
4 12 (0.18%) ATM
4 12 (0.18%) LAN
4 12 (0.18%) MPLS
4 12 (0.18%) WebEx
5 10 (0.15%) Skype
6 9 (0.13%) NAS
6 9 (0.13%) WAN
7 8 (0.12%) BGP
8 7 (0.10%) Broadband
8 7 (0.10%) DSL
8 7 (0.10%) Firewall
9 5 (0.073%) Wireless
10 4 (0.059%) LDAP
10 4 (0.059%) MVNO
10 4 (0.059%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.044%) Multicast
11 3 (0.044%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 65 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 64 (0.94%) Big Data
5 57 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (0.59%) Data Mining
7 37 (0.54%) QlikView
8 36 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.32%) MS Access
11 22 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.28%) GIS
13 16 (0.24%) DB2
13 16 (0.24%) EDRMS
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (0.15%) MySQL
17 10 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 242 (3.56%) JIRA
2 24 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (0.29%) Rational Rose
5 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 12 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.16%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.088%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.088%) JIRA Agile
8 6 (0.088%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.059%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.044%) CaliberRM
10 3 (0.044%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.044%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.029%) ERwin
11 2 (0.029%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.015%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.015%) JBehave
General
1 2062 (30.30%) Finance
2 1152 (16.93%) Banking
3 643 (9.45%) Retail
4 285 (4.19%) Investment Banking
5 223 (3.28%) Front Office
6 215 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 187 (2.75%) Marketing
8 154 (2.26%) Retail Banking
9 151 (2.22%) Legal
10 130 (1.91%) Manufacturing
11 124 (1.82%) Back Office
12 78 (1.15%) Advertising
13 65 (0.96%) Billing
14 59 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 57 (0.84%) Publishing
16 46 (0.68%) Automotive
17 43 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 43 (0.63%) Games
18 42 (0.62%) Law
18 42 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (1.98%) Web Services
2 125 (1.84%) XML
3 57 (0.84%) .NET
4 42 (0.62%) Gherkin
5 38 (0.56%) FpML
6 37 (0.54%) HTML
7 23 (0.34%) Middleware
8 17 (0.25%) CSS
9 13 (0.19%) RESTful
10 11 (0.16%) JSON
11 10 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.13%) EDI
13 7 (0.10%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.10%) HTML5
14 6 (0.088%) GWT
14 6 (0.088%) OAuth
14 6 (0.088%) XML Messaging
15 5 (0.073%) Mason
15 5 (0.073%) MDX
15 5 (0.073%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 781 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 260 (3.82%) User Experience
3 232 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 171 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 144 (2.12%) Fixed Income
6 143 (2.10%) Derivative
7 137 (2.01%) Equities
8 90 (1.32%) NHS
9 88 (1.29%) Credit Risk
10 80 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 57 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 55 (0.81%) Market Risk
13 48 (0.71%) Reinsurance
14 47 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 46 (0.68%) Computer Science
16 44 (0.65%) Visualisation
17 42 (0.62%) SWIFT
18 38 (0.56%) Data Structures
19 36 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
20 35 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (1.35%) Windows
2 51 (0.75%) Linux
3 45 (0.66%) Unix
4 16 (0.24%) Windows 10
5 14 (0.21%) Android
6 13 (0.19%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.10%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.088%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.059%) AIX
12 3 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.029%) zOS
14 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.015%) MVS
14 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.015%) Solaris
14 1 (0.015%) SUSE
14 1 (0.015%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.015%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2407 (35.37%) Business Analysis
2 2032 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1449 (21.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 788 (11.58%) User Stories
5 700 (10.29%) Project Management
6 601 (8.83%) Scrum
7 583 (8.57%) Use Case
8 496 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 475 (6.98%) Waterfall
10 473 (6.95%) Data Analysis
11 449 (6.60%) Change Management
12 441 (6.48%) Migration
13 418 (6.14%) UML
14 393 (5.77%) CRM
15 363 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
16 360 (5.29%) SDLC
17 338 (4.97%) Data Modelling
18 327 (4.80%) GAP Analysis
19 280 (4.11%) E-Commerce
20 275 (4.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 503 (7.39%) SQL
2 113 (1.66%) Java
3 65 (0.96%) C
4 64 (0.94%) VBA
5 45 (0.66%) Python
6 34 (0.50%) C#
7 31 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 28 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 25 (0.37%) C++
9 25 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 22 (0.32%) COBOL
11 21 (0.31%) PL/SQL
12 19 (0.28%) PHP
13 15 (0.22%) VB
14 8 (0.12%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.10%) VBScript
16 6 (0.088%) Perl
16 6 (0.088%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.073%) VB6
18 4 (0.059%) RPG
Qualifications
1 327 (4.80%) ISEB
2 304 (4.47%) Degree
3 251 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 148 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 40 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (0.57%) CBAP
8 36 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 34 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 28 (0.41%) IIBA
11 19 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 17 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.24%) CISSP
14 15 (0.22%) CISM
15 14 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (0.19%) PMP
17 9 (0.13%) ACCA
17 9 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
18 8 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (2.54%) QA
2 167 (2.45%) MiFID
3 92 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 50 (0.73%) EMIR
4 50 (0.73%) Solvency II
5 48 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 45 (0.66%) SEPA
7 39 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
8 32 (0.47%) FATCA
9 25 (0.37%) Basel III
10 21 (0.31%) SLA
11 16 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.19%) Basel II
14 11 (0.16%) COREP
15 10 (0.15%) UCITS
16 9 (0.13%) AIFMD
16 9 (0.13%) GxP
17 6 (0.088%) CRD IV
17 6 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.044%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.044%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.029%) HDFS
4 2 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.015%) RACF
5 1 (0.015%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (0.34%) Puppet
3 7 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.073%) SCCM
5 4 (0.059%) Control-M
5 4 (0.059%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.059%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.044%) SCOM
7 2 (0.029%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.015%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.015%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.015%) logstash
8 1 (0.015%) MOM
8 1 (0.015%) Netcool
8 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.015%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.015%) WSUS
Vendors
1 333 (4.89%) Microsoft
2 284 (4.17%) SAP
3 232 (3.41%) Oracle
4 122 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (1.18%) ServiceNow
6 49 (0.72%) Tableau
7 44 (0.65%) Murex
8 40 (0.59%) Guidewire
9 37 (0.54%) HP
9 37 (0.54%) Sitecore
10 33 (0.48%) Bloomberg
10 33 (0.48%) Google
11 31 (0.46%) IBM
12 30 (0.44%) Adobe
13 29 (0.43%) hybris
13 29 (0.43%) Pega
14 24 (0.35%) Charles River
14 24 (0.35%) Cognos
15 22 (0.32%) Atlassian
15 22 (0.32%) Cisco
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Wales
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
University of Greenwich
Rate: From £31,656 to £36,672 per annum plus £4497 London weighting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
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Wembley, Middlesex
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
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London
PCR
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Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
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West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
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Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
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Lutterworth, Leicestershire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
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London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
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