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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK
Rank 28 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2811 3660 3514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.20% 7.04% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 7.41% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 2673 2530
Median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% -0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £47.29 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.63 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.60 £54.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 2637 £430 +1.17% 426
London -5 1403 £475 - 206
South East -6 342 £425 +6.25% 55
City of London -7 245 £500 -4.76% 51
South West +3 175 £400 - 33
West Midlands +4 163 £400 +3.22% 19
North West -11 141 £375 - 25
East of England +6 135 £425 - 26
Yorkshire -6 135 £375 - 44
Scotland -7 103 £408 +8.66% 16
East Midlands +11 92 £400 +6.66% 11
West Yorkshire -10 79 £381 +1.66% 31
Edinburgh -3 74 £415 +9.21% 13
Berkshire -1 71 £425 +6.25% 8
Surrey -1 59 £450 -1.09% 10
Hampshire -17 59 £420 +7.69% 7
Manchester -20 56 £363 -3.33% 16
Bristol -4 55 £390 +8.18% 15
Leeds -20 55 £385 +6.57% 22
Coventry +13 50 £425 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +19 46 £444 -8.97% 8
Wiltshire +17 45 £425 -5.55% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 42 £360 +2.49% 9
Essex +14 39 £375 -6.25% 4
Swindon +21 37 £425 -5.66% 3
Gloucestershire +20 35 £400 +2.56% 2
Northamptonshire +8 35 £450 - 4
Birmingham -4 33 £365 -8.75% 10
Wales -10 31 £293 -9.92% 4
North East -30 31 £363 -3.33% 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 2027 (34.12%) Business Analysis
2 1898 (31.95%) Finance
3 1795 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1181 (19.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 875 (14.73%) Banking
6 697 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
7 652 (10.98%) Project Management
8 646 (10.88%) User Stories
9 595 (10.02%) Scrum
10 499 (8.40%) Use Case
11 444 (7.47%) Retail
12 415 (6.99%) SQL
13 386 (6.50%) Data Analysis
14 385 (6.48%) Change Management
15 381 (6.41%) Waterfall
16 376 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 373 (6.28%) Migration
18 339 (5.71%) MiFID
19 315 (5.30%) Front Office
20 311 (5.24%) Security Cleared
21 308 (5.19%) CRM
22 302 (5.08%) Data Modelling
23 301 (5.07%) UML
24 298 (5.02%) GAP Analysis
25 297 (5.00%) SDLC
26 295 (4.97%) Degree
27 293 (4.93%) Microsoft
28 291 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
29 286 (4.81%) ISEB
30 281 (4.73%) Process Improvement

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
1 132 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 92 (1.55%) Confluence
3 78 (1.31%) CMS
4 29 (0.49%) SAS
5 20 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.12%) Apache
12 6 (0.10%) Drupal
12 6 (0.10%) FileNet
12 6 (0.10%) JCAPS
12 6 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.067%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.067%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.067%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.051%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 252 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 250 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 174 (2.93%) MS Office
4 122 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 77 (1.30%) MS Project
6 34 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.051%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 106 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 25 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 25 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 21 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 20 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.30%) Loan IQ
8 18 (0.30%) Sonata
9 17 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.25%) Markit EDM
10 15 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
11 14 (0.24%) SAP FI
12 13 (0.22%) Endur
12 13 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 13 (0.22%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.20%) Maximo
13 12 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.01%) Office 365
2 32 (0.54%) SaaS
3 21 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
5 15 (0.25%) IaaS
6 13 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
7 11 (0.19%) G Suite
8 10 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.15%) PaaS
10 8 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.12%) Trello
12 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.084%) Force.com
14 3 (0.051%) GitHub
14 3 (0.051%) Veeva
15 2 (0.034%) Google Drive
15 2 (0.034%) Slack
16 1 (0.017%) CallidusCloud
16 1 (0.017%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.69%) Internet
2 19 (0.32%) Intranet
3 14 (0.24%) Network Security
4 10 (0.17%) Firewall
5 9 (0.15%) Skype
6 7 (0.12%) LDAP
6 7 (0.12%) WAN
7 6 (0.10%) DSL
8 5 (0.084%) VoIP
9 4 (0.067%) LAN
9 4 (0.067%) MVNO
9 4 (0.067%) RFID
9 4 (0.067%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.067%) WebEx
10 3 (0.051%) ATM
10 3 (0.051%) DMZ
10 3 (0.051%) IMAP
10 3 (0.051%) NAS
10 3 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.034%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
2 119 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 71 (1.20%) Big Data
4 50 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 44 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 36 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 32 (0.54%) QlikView
9 27 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (0.35%) DB2
11 17 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.24%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.22%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.22%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.19%) OLAP
14 11 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.17%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.15%) MS Access
17 8 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 227 (3.82%) JIRA
2 39 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.19%) Eclipse
4 10 (0.17%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.15%) Rational Rose
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.10%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.067%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.051%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.051%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.051%) Toad
9 3 (0.051%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.017%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.017%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.017%) LSMW
10 1 (0.017%) Subversion
10 1 (0.017%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.017%) Xcode
General
1 1898 (31.95%) Finance
2 875 (14.73%) Banking
3 444 (7.47%) Retail
4 315 (5.30%) Front Office
5 252 (4.24%) Investment Banking
6 191 (3.22%) Marketing
7 149 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 131 (2.21%) Back Office
9 126 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 125 (2.10%) Legal
11 79 (1.33%) Retail Banking
12 76 (1.28%) Advertising
13 59 (0.99%) Publishing
14 47 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 42 (0.71%) Law
16 38 (0.64%) Billing
17 37 (0.62%) Automotive
18 30 (0.51%) Electronics
18 30 (0.51%) Local Government
18 30 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (1.85%) Web Services
2 90 (1.52%) XML
3 54 (0.91%) .NET
4 32 (0.54%) HTML
5 29 (0.49%) FpML
6 24 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
7 22 (0.37%) Gherkin
8 16 (0.27%) Middleware
9 15 (0.25%) CSS
10 12 (0.20%) OAuth
10 12 (0.20%) RESTful
11 11 (0.19%) JSON
11 11 (0.19%) MDX
12 10 (0.17%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.13%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.13%) Mason
13 8 (0.13%) SAP XI
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (0.12%) Velocity
14 7 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 697 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 260 (4.38%) User Experience
3 228 (3.84%) Derivative
4 198 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 182 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 179 (3.01%) Fixed Income
7 156 (2.63%) Equities
8 67 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 65 (1.09%) Fintech
10 60 (1.01%) Reference Data
11 51 (0.86%) NHS
12 48 (0.81%) Market Risk
13 43 (0.72%) Data Centre
14 40 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 39 (0.66%) Reinsurance
16 35 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
17 34 (0.57%) SWIFT
18 33 (0.56%) Data Structures
19 31 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
20 29 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (1.48%) Windows
2 37 (0.62%) Linux
3 21 (0.35%) Unix
4 10 (0.17%) Windows 10
4 10 (0.17%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.15%) Android
6 8 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.12%) MVS
7 7 (0.12%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.067%) AIX
9 2 (0.034%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.017%) Solaris
10 1 (0.017%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.017%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2027 (34.12%) Business Analysis
2 1795 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1181 (19.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 652 (10.98%) Project Management
5 646 (10.88%) User Stories
6 595 (10.02%) Scrum
7 499 (8.40%) Use Case
8 386 (6.50%) Data Analysis
9 385 (6.48%) Change Management
10 381 (6.41%) Waterfall
11 376 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 373 (6.28%) Migration
13 308 (5.19%) CRM
14 302 (5.08%) Data Modelling
15 301 (5.07%) UML
16 298 (5.02%) GAP Analysis
17 297 (5.00%) SDLC
18 291 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
19 281 (4.73%) Process Improvement
20 264 (4.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 415 (6.99%) SQL
2 72 (1.21%) C
3 64 (1.08%) Java
4 41 (0.69%) T-SQL
5 31 (0.52%) VBA
6 28 (0.47%) C#
6 28 (0.47%) Python
7 23 (0.39%) PL/SQL
8 17 (0.29%) VB
9 13 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.20%) C++
11 9 (0.15%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.15%) JCL
12 8 (0.13%) COBOL
12 8 (0.13%) R
13 7 (0.12%) Perl
13 7 (0.12%) VC++
14 6 (0.10%) PHP
15 5 (0.084%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.084%) VB6
Qualifications
1 311 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 295 (4.97%) Degree
3 286 (4.81%) ISEB
4 228 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 51 (0.86%) CBAP
6 49 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 49 (0.82%) IIBA
7 43 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 33 (0.56%) CISSP
9 27 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 24 (0.40%) PMP
11 20 (0.34%) ACCA
12 19 (0.32%) CIMA
13 17 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.27%) CISA
14 16 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 15 (0.25%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
16 13 (0.22%) CISM
17 12 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (5.71%) MiFID
2 147 (2.47%) QA
3 80 (1.35%) EMIR
4 70 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 61 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 49 (0.82%) Solvency II
7 45 (0.76%) GDPR
8 42 (0.71%) IFRS
9 29 (0.49%) FATCA
10 27 (0.45%) IFRS 9
11 24 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
12 21 (0.35%) SLA
13 20 (0.34%) SEPA
14 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.24%) Basel III
16 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
17 10 (0.17%) AIFMD
18 8 (0.13%) GxP
18 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 7 (0.12%) GAAP
System Software
1 5 (0.084%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.084%) Shibboleth
2 4 (0.067%) Docker
3 2 (0.034%) Dovecot
3 2 (0.034%) HDFS
4 1 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.12%) logstash
2 7 (0.12%) Nagios
3 6 (0.10%) Kibana
4 5 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.084%) Puppet
4 5 (0.084%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.067%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.051%) SCOM
6 3 (0.051%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.034%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.034%) Control-M
7 2 (0.034%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.017%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.017%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.017%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.017%) Netcool
8 1 (0.017%) SCCM
Vendors
1 293 (4.93%) Microsoft
2 230 (3.87%) SAP
3 224 (3.77%) Oracle
4 89 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 53 (0.89%) ServiceNow
6 50 (0.84%) Charles River
7 42 (0.71%) Google
8 38 (0.64%) Bloomberg
9 35 (0.59%) Tableau
10 33 (0.56%) Adobe
10 33 (0.56%) Murex
11 31 (0.52%) IBM
12 27 (0.45%) FNZ
12 27 (0.45%) Guidewire
12 27 (0.45%) Workday
13 25 (0.42%) Cognos
14 24 (0.40%) Atlassian
15 23 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
15 23 (0.39%) Sage
16 19 (0.32%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Flex upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Sandy, Bedfordshire
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £400 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday