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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK
Rank 28 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2722 3474 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.18% 6.84% 6.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 7.22% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 2487 2442
Median daily rate £428 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 9
Median hourly rate £32.75 £33.71 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +12.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £20.63 £22.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £53.00 £77.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.71 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +19.32%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -6 2537 £450 +5.88% 419
London -5 1417 £475 - 189
South East +2 333 £415 +6.41% 65
City of London -10 230 £509 -0.73% 64
West Midlands +5 164 £413 +10.00% 25
South West +8 155 £400 +2.56% 32
North West -13 121 £375 +3.44% 32
Yorkshire -8 118 £375 - 39
East of England +1 100 £420 +5.00% 25
Berkshire +9 87 £419 +9.75% 12
Scotland -13 87 £385 +3.35% 13
East Midlands +7 83 £400 +8.10% 9
West Yorkshire -12 67 £375 - 24
Manchester -16 59 £370 +2.06% 14
Surrey -3 54 £450 - 15
Wales +4 53 £350 +7.69% 3
Bristol -7 53 £388 +3.33% 14
Hampshire -8 50 £420 +6.32% 14
Edinburgh -11 49 £413 +8.55% 9
Coventry +7 47 £425 +6.25% 1
South Wales +8 46 £363 +11.53% 3
Essex +14 41 £450 +12.50% 4
Leeds -23 41 £375 - 13
Oxfordshire +15 39 £444 +4.41% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 37 £368 +5.00% 10
Cardiff +11 36 £375 +15.38% 3
Warwickshire -2 36 £356 +9.38% 2
Wiltshire +19 35 £425 -5.60% 3
North East -36 32 £350 -12.50% 1
Northamptonshire -6 31 £450 - 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 2032 (34.36%) Business Analysis
2 1868 (31.59%) Finance
3 1809 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 1180 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 907 (15.34%) Banking
6 678 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
7 672 (11.36%) User Stories
8 632 (10.69%) Project Management
9 602 (10.18%) Scrum
10 470 (7.95%) Use Case
11 453 (7.66%) Retail
12 425 (7.19%) SQL
13 400 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 389 (6.58%) Waterfall
14 389 (6.58%) Data Analysis
15 388 (6.56%) Change Management
16 370 (6.26%) Migration
17 315 (5.33%) CRM
18 311 (5.26%) SDLC
19 309 (5.22%) Data Modelling
20 299 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
21 292 (4.94%) UML
22 288 (4.87%) Front Office
23 287 (4.85%) Degree
24 286 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
25 279 (4.72%) Security Cleared
26 272 (4.60%) MiFID
27 268 (4.53%) Process Improvement
28 267 (4.51%) User Experience
28 267 (4.51%) Microsoft

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
1 131 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 84 (1.42%) Confluence
3 71 (1.20%) CMS
4 23 (0.39%) SAS
5 17 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.14%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.12%) Apache
12 6 (0.10%) Drupal
12 6 (0.10%) FileNet
12 6 (0.10%) JCAPS
13 4 (0.068%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.051%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.051%) Documentum
14 3 (0.051%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.051%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 255 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 254 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 188 (3.18%) MS Office
4 138 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (1.29%) MS Project
6 38 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 107 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 24 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 23 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 19 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.32%) thinkFolio
8 16 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (0.27%) Sonata
9 14 (0.24%) Loan IQ
10 13 (0.22%) Maximo
10 13 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.22%) SAP PP
11 12 (0.20%) Endur
11 12 (0.20%) Markit EDM
11 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 50 (0.85%) Office 365
2 27 (0.46%) SaaS
3 22 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
6 13 (0.22%) IaaS
7 11 (0.19%) PaaS
8 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.085%) Force.com
11 5 (0.085%) Trello
12 4 (0.068%) Veeva
13 3 (0.051%) G Suite
13 3 (0.051%) GitHub
14 2 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.034%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.034%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.034%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (0.85%) Internet
2 15 (0.25%) Intranet
3 11 (0.19%) Skype
4 10 (0.17%) Firewall
4 10 (0.17%) Network Security
5 8 (0.14%) WebEx
6 6 (0.10%) Broadband
6 6 (0.10%) DSL
6 6 (0.10%) WAN
7 5 (0.085%) LDAP
8 4 (0.068%) MVNO
8 4 (0.068%) RFID
8 4 (0.068%) VoIP
9 3 (0.051%) DMZ
9 3 (0.051%) IMAP
9 3 (0.051%) LAN
9 3 (0.051%) NAS
10 2 (0.034%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.034%) NFC
10 2 (0.034%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
2 110 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 55 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (0.88%) Big Data
5 49 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 34 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (0.52%) QlikView
9 25 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 25 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.37%) DB2
11 17 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.24%) Data Mining
12 14 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.22%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.15%) OLAP
16 8 (0.14%) Power BI
17 7 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 6 (0.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 217 (3.67%) JIRA
2 43 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 12 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (0.15%) Rational Rose
6 6 (0.10%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.10%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.051%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.051%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.034%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.034%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.034%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.034%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.017%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.017%) Grunt
9 1 (0.017%) gulp
9 1 (0.017%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.017%) SonarQube
General
1 1868 (31.59%) Finance
2 907 (15.34%) Banking
3 453 (7.66%) Retail
4 288 (4.87%) Front Office
5 245 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 175 (2.96%) Marketing
7 161 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 135 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 131 (2.22%) Back Office
10 120 (2.03%) Legal
11 79 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 78 (1.32%) Advertising
13 61 (1.03%) Publishing
14 44 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.69%) Billing
16 36 (0.61%) Local Government
17 34 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 31 (0.52%) Automotive
18 31 (0.52%) Electronics
18 31 (0.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (1.96%) Web Services
2 91 (1.54%) XML
3 50 (0.85%) .NET
4 34 (0.57%) HTML
5 28 (0.47%) Gherkin
6 26 (0.44%) FpML
7 21 (0.36%) Middleware
8 17 (0.29%) CSS
8 17 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (0.29%) RESTful
9 12 (0.20%) OAuth
10 11 (0.19%) MDX
11 10 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.15%) JSON
13 8 (0.14%) Mason
13 8 (0.14%) SAP XI
14 7 (0.12%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.12%) Sensu
14 7 (0.12%) XSLT
15 6 (0.10%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 678 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (4.51%) User Experience
3 212 (3.58%) Derivative
4 203 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 177 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 165 (2.79%) Fixed Income
7 160 (2.71%) Equities
8 71 (1.20%) NHS
9 67 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 67 (1.13%) Fintech
10 60 (1.01%) Reference Data
11 51 (0.86%) Market Risk
12 50 (0.85%) Mobile App
13 44 (0.74%) Reinsurance
14 36 (0.61%) Data Centre
15 35 (0.59%) SWIFT
16 33 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 32 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
18 31 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
19 29 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (1.49%) Windows
2 39 (0.66%) Linux
3 22 (0.37%) Unix
4 13 (0.22%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.17%) Android
7 8 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.12%) MVS
8 7 (0.12%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.051%) AIX
10 2 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.034%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.017%) Solaris
11 1 (0.017%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.017%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2032 (34.36%) Business Analysis
2 1809 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1180 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 672 (11.36%) User Stories
5 632 (10.69%) Project Management
6 602 (10.18%) Scrum
7 470 (7.95%) Use Case
8 400 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 389 (6.58%) Data Analysis
9 389 (6.58%) Waterfall
10 388 (6.56%) Change Management
11 370 (6.26%) Migration
12 315 (5.33%) CRM
13 311 (5.26%) SDLC
14 309 (5.22%) Data Modelling
15 299 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
16 292 (4.94%) UML
17 286 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
18 268 (4.53%) Process Improvement
19 241 (4.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 425 (7.19%) SQL
2 70 (1.18%) C
3 61 (1.03%) Java
4 40 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 38 (0.64%) VBA
6 31 (0.52%) Python
7 27 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 25 (0.42%) C#
9 18 (0.30%) VB
10 13 (0.22%) C++
10 13 (0.22%) COBOL
10 13 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.19%) PHP
12 9 (0.15%) JCL
13 7 (0.12%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.12%) VC++
14 6 (0.10%) Perl
14 6 (0.10%) VBScript
15 5 (0.085%) VB6
Qualifications
1 287 (4.85%) Degree
2 279 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 260 (4.40%) ISEB
4 196 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 51 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 44 (0.74%) CBAP
7 42 (0.71%) IIBA
8 36 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 30 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 29 (0.49%) CISSP
11 20 (0.34%) PMP
12 17 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.27%) CISA
14 15 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.24%) ACCA
15 14 (0.24%) CISM
16 13 (0.22%) CIMA
16 13 (0.22%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (4.60%) MiFID
2 149 (2.52%) QA
3 69 (1.17%) EMIR
4 58 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 57 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
6 50 (0.85%) Solvency II
7 30 (0.51%) FATCA
8 26 (0.44%) SEPA
9 25 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 25 (0.42%) SLA
10 19 (0.32%) GDPR
11 18 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.27%) Basel III
13 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.14%) AIFMD
15 7 (0.12%) GAAP
16 6 (0.10%) Basel II
16 6 (0.10%) GxP
16 6 (0.10%) HL7
16 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.085%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.085%) Shibboleth
2 3 (0.051%) HDFS
3 2 (0.034%) Dovecot
3 2 (0.034%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.017%) RACF
4 1 (0.017%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.12%) logstash
2 7 (0.12%) Nagios
3 6 (0.10%) Kibana
4 5 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.085%) Puppet
4 5 (0.085%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.068%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.068%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 3 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.051%) SCOM
7 2 (0.034%) Control-M
7 2 (0.034%) SCCM
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%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.017%) WSUS
Vendors
1 267 (4.51%) Microsoft
2 221 (3.74%) SAP
3 213 (3.60%) Oracle
4 100 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 43 (0.73%) Charles River
7 41 (0.69%) Tableau
8 40 (0.68%) Google
9 34 (0.57%) Adobe
10 32 (0.54%) IBM
11 31 (0.52%) Bloomberg
12 29 (0.49%) Murex
13 28 (0.47%) Cognos
13 28 (0.47%) Guidewire
14 25 (0.42%) FNZ
15 24 (0.41%) Atlassian
15 24 (0.41%) Splunk
16 23 (0.39%) Sage
17 22 (0.37%) Workday
18 19 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
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