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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 29 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3492 3940 3955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.48% 7.15% 7.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.85% 7.54% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2491 2873 2797
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 £315 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 9
Median hourly rate £36.75 £45.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +101.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.94 £17.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £80.00 £54.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% +57.14%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -5 3222 £425 - 425
London -3 1574 £475 +2.15% 214
South East +8 574 £400 - 56
City of London -6 249 £500 - 82
North West 0 239 £375 -3.22% 29
West Midlands -3 202 £397 +3.38% 23
East of England +13 186 £425 +6.25% 24
Scotland -25 186 £375 - 11
Berkshire +10 158 £400 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire -13 152 £375 -0.33% 33
South West -14 131 £369 -4.83% 29
Edinburgh -7 127 £375 +2.73% 11
Hampshire +25 120 £400 - 9
East Midlands +13 120 £400 -5.88% 13
Manchester +9 108 £375 -3.84% 20
West Yorkshire -17 107 £379 -2.25% 28
Buckinghamshire +24 94 £400 +3.22% 8
Milton Keynes +17 78 £400 +6.66% 6
West Sussex +12 77 £425 +6.25% 6
Surrey +10 64 £428 +6.87% 13
Birmingham +10 63 £375 -6.25% 8
Cheshire -4 60 £374 -12.05% 2
Reading +8 57 £379 +0.93% 4
Leeds -37 55 £398 +3.04% 22
Northamptonshire +5 48 £450 +5.88% 4
Hertfordshire +10 46 £425 +6.25% 7
Bristol -7 44 £360 -4.00% 18
Essex +5 43 £375 -6.25% 1
Lancashire -2 39 £399 +14.00% 2
Suffolk +7 35 £475 +18.75% 10

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2398 (33.51%) Business Analysis
2 2186 (30.55%) Finance
3 1845 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1496 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 1229 (17.17%) Banking
6 808 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
7 734 (10.26%) Project Management
8 682 (9.53%) Retail
9 668 (9.33%) User Stories
10 533 (7.45%) Use Case
11 505 (7.06%) SQL
12 504 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 496 (6.93%) Scrum
14 460 (6.43%) Migration
15 456 (6.37%) Data Analysis
16 446 (6.23%) Waterfall
17 435 (6.08%) CRM
18 404 (5.65%) UML
19 401 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
20 396 (5.53%) SDLC
21 379 (5.30%) Change Management
22 367 (5.13%) Investment Banking
23 354 (4.95%) SAP
24 352 (4.92%) Data Modelling
25 335 (4.68%) MS Visio
26 333 (4.65%) Microsoft
27 321 (4.49%) ISEB
28 309 (4.32%) Asset Management
29 299 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
30 292 (4.08%) MS Excel

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
1 185 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.51%) CMS
3 86 (1.20%) Confluence
4 64 (0.89%) SAS
5 36 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 28 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 21 (0.29%) Apache
8 18 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (0.17%) Documentum
10 12 (0.17%) Drupal
11 11 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.098%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.070%) IIS
14 4 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.056%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.056%) OpenEdge
14 4 (0.056%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.056%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.042%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 335 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 292 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 200 (2.79%) MS Office
4 160 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 90 (1.26%) MS Project
6 29 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.028%) Casewise Modeler
9 2 (0.028%) SPSS
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.014%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 134 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 27 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 23 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 22 (0.31%) Sonata
7 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 19 (0.27%) thinkFolio
9 19 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
10 18 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.24%) Maximo
12 16 (0.22%) SAP FI
13 15 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
13 15 (0.21%) SAP CO
13 15 (0.21%) SAP CRM
13 15 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
13 15 (0.21%) Tercero
14 13 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 42 (0.59%) Office 365
2 36 (0.50%) SaaS
3 26 (0.36%) IaaS
4 21 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
5 20 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.15%) PaaS
8 9 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
9 7 (0.098%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.070%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.070%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.070%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.056%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.042%) Trello
14 2 (0.028%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.028%) Force.com
14 2 (0.028%) Silverpop
14 2 (0.028%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 43 (0.60%) Internet
2 22 (0.31%) Network Security
3 19 (0.27%) Intranet
4 16 (0.22%) LAN
5 14 (0.20%) MPLS
5 14 (0.20%) WAN
6 11 (0.15%) ATM
7 10 (0.14%) Firewall
8 9 (0.13%) BGP
9 6 (0.084%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.084%) WebEx
9 6 (0.084%) Wireless
10 5 (0.070%) FTP
11 4 (0.056%) Broadband
11 4 (0.056%) MVNO
11 4 (0.056%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.056%) VoIP
11 4 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.042%) Multicast
12 3 (0.042%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
2 91 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 70 (0.98%) Data Mining
3 70 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 53 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 44 (0.61%) Big Data
6 43 (0.60%) QlikView
7 34 (0.48%) MS Access
8 31 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 22 (0.31%) GIS
11 19 (0.27%) MySQL
11 19 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 19 (0.27%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (0.22%) Data Mart
15 14 (0.20%) SAP HANA
16 12 (0.17%) Spotfire
17 11 (0.15%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 222 (3.10%) JIRA
2 14 (0.20%) Axure RP
2 14 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (0.20%) Rational Rose
2 14 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.15%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.098%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (0.098%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.098%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (0.084%) ERwin
7 5 (0.070%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.070%) Toad
8 4 (0.056%) CaliberRM
8 4 (0.056%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.042%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.042%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.028%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.028%) Subversion
10 2 (0.028%) TestDirector
General
1 2186 (30.55%) Finance
2 1229 (17.17%) Banking
3 682 (9.53%) Retail
4 367 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 245 (3.42%) Front Office
6 243 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 195 (2.72%) Marketing
8 184 (2.57%) Retail Banking
9 179 (2.50%) Back Office
10 168 (2.35%) Legal
11 119 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 76 (1.06%) Advertising
13 71 (0.99%) Law
14 68 (0.95%) Billing
15 53 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 45 (0.63%) Games
16 45 (0.63%) Publishing
17 43 (0.60%) Local Government
18 39 (0.54%) Electronics
19 36 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (1.68%) Web Services
2 102 (1.43%) XML
3 58 (0.81%) .NET
4 31 (0.43%) Gherkin
5 29 (0.41%) FpML
6 27 (0.38%) HTML
7 20 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
8 15 (0.21%) Middleware
9 11 (0.15%) EDI
9 11 (0.15%) FIXML
10 9 (0.13%) CSS
10 9 (0.13%) Velocity
11 8 (0.11%) HTML5
11 8 (0.11%) Mason
12 7 (0.098%) Apache Flex
12 7 (0.098%) Murex MxML
12 7 (0.098%) XBRL
13 6 (0.084%) JSON
14 5 (0.070%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.070%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 808 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (3.30%) User Experience
3 214 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 193 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 173 (2.42%) Derivative
6 127 (1.77%) Credit Risk
7 113 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 112 (1.57%) Equities
9 86 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 82 (1.15%) NHS
11 69 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 64 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 60 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 58 (0.81%) Reference Data
15 52 (0.73%) Computer Science
16 50 (0.70%) Visualisation
17 38 (0.53%) Video on Demand
18 35 (0.49%) Data Integration
18 35 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
18 35 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 81 (1.13%) Windows
2 40 (0.56%) Unix
3 37 (0.52%) Linux
4 18 (0.25%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.15%) Android
5 11 (0.15%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.11%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.070%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.056%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.042%) AIX
11 2 (0.028%) VMS
11 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.028%) zOS
12 1 (0.014%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.014%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.014%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2398 (33.51%) Business Analysis
2 1845 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1496 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 734 (10.26%) Project Management
5 668 (9.33%) User Stories
6 533 (7.45%) Use Case
7 504 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 496 (6.93%) Scrum
9 460 (6.43%) Migration
10 456 (6.37%) Data Analysis
11 446 (6.23%) Waterfall
12 435 (6.08%) CRM
13 404 (5.65%) UML
14 401 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
15 396 (5.53%) SDLC
16 379 (5.30%) Change Management
17 352 (4.92%) Data Modelling
18 309 (4.32%) Asset Management
19 299 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
20 287 (4.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 505 (7.06%) SQL
2 138 (1.93%) Java
3 55 (0.77%) C#
4 52 (0.73%) VBA
5 47 (0.66%) C
6 41 (0.57%) Python
7 37 (0.52%) C++
8 35 (0.49%) JavaScript
9 18 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 18 (0.25%) PHP
10 17 (0.24%) VB
11 13 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.17%) COBOL
12 12 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.098%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.070%) Perl
15 4 (0.056%) R
15 4 (0.056%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.042%) RPG
16 3 (0.042%) Scala
Qualifications
1 321 (4.49%) ISEB
2 282 (3.94%) Degree
3 271 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 164 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 55 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 53 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (0.49%) IIBA
8 30 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 30 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 29 (0.41%) CBAP
9 29 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 23 (0.32%) ACCA
11 21 (0.29%) CIMA
12 20 (0.28%) CISSP
13 19 (0.27%) PMP
14 15 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 13 (0.18%) CISM
17 12 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (2.28%) QA
2 126 (1.76%) MiFID
3 113 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.78%) EMIR
5 50 (0.70%) Solvency II
6 49 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 45 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
8 42 (0.59%) FATCA
9 28 (0.39%) SEPA
10 27 (0.38%) Basel III
10 27 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 23 (0.32%) SLA
12 18 (0.25%) AIFMD
12 18 (0.25%) Basel II
13 17 (0.24%) COREP
14 12 (0.17%) UCITS
15 11 (0.15%) CRD IV
15 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.11%) FINREP
17 5 (0.070%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.084%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.056%) RACF
4 3 (0.042%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.028%) UAG
5 2 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.014%) Samba
6 1 (0.014%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (0.28%) 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%) MOM
4 4 (0.056%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.042%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.042%) Control-M
6 2 (0.028%) SCCM
7 1 (0.014%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.014%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.014%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.014%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.014%) logstash
7 1 (0.014%) Netcool
7 1 (0.014%) QRadar
7 1 (0.014%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 354 (4.95%) SAP
2 333 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 286 (4.00%) Oracle
4 149 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 87 (1.22%) Murex
5 87 (1.22%) ServiceNow
6 58 (0.81%) IBM
6 58 (0.81%) Pega
7 38 (0.53%) Bloomberg
7 38 (0.53%) hybris
8 36 (0.50%) Adobe
9 35 (0.49%) Cognos
10 34 (0.48%) HP
10 34 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 33 (0.46%) Tableau
12 30 (0.42%) Calypso
12 30 (0.42%) Guidewire
13 26 (0.36%) Charles River
14 25 (0.35%) Hyperion
15 24 (0.34%) Avaloq
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