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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3323 4193 3861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.15% 7.29% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 7.68% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2347 3068 2684
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 9
Median hourly rate £32.34 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £20.65 £18.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £70.50 £83.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.26% -18.37%

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 3096 £425 - 379
London -7 1600 £475 +0.52% 183
South East 0 481 £414 +3.43% 57
City of London -4 261 £500 +5.26% 55
West Midlands -8 217 £400 +6.66% 33
North West -6 185 £375 -6.25% 31
Yorkshire -5 171 £375 -5.77% 31
East of England -3 159 £425 - 14
Scotland -16 137 £350 -6.66% 12
West Yorkshire -1 130 £375 -3.84% 24
South West -11 119 £375 -6.25% 20
Hampshire +7 117 £410 +1.23% 12
East Midlands +1 113 £400 -5.88% 9
Berkshire -3 105 £425 +16.43% 14
Manchester -2 98 £375 -6.25% 14
Leeds -8 86 £375 -6.25% 19
Edinburgh -11 82 £360 -9.09% 7
West Sussex +30 74 £406 -16.66% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 64 £425 +10.38% 4
Surrey +8 61 £400 -3.61% 6
Birmingham +3 58 £350 -3.44% 13
Cheshire -10 58 £366 -13.82% 8
Essex +12 55 £325 -22.61% 1
Milton Keynes +1 55 £425 +6.25% 3
Wales +5 47 £350 -9.96% 6
Coventry +2 47 £440 -2.22% 3
South Wales +9 44 £350 -7.89% 5
Nottinghamshire -7 41 £368 +2.08% 4
Bristol -23 39 £375 -6.25% 10
Glasgow -17 38 £325 -7.14% 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 2399 (34.84%) Business Analysis
2 2120 (30.79%) Finance
3 1940 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1499 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 1184 (17.20%) Banking
6 789 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
7 760 (11.04%) User Stories
8 726 (10.54%) Project Management
9 689 (10.01%) Retail
10 568 (8.25%) Use Case
11 550 (7.99%) Scrum
12 506 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 501 (7.28%) SQL
14 480 (6.97%) Data Analysis
15 458 (6.65%) Waterfall
16 447 (6.49%) Migration
17 427 (6.20%) Change Management
18 389 (5.65%) CRM
19 386 (5.61%) UML
20 376 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
21 370 (5.37%) SDLC
22 334 (4.85%) Microsoft
23 331 (4.81%) MS Visio
24 327 (4.75%) Data Modelling
25 322 (4.68%) ISEB
26 320 (4.65%) GAP Analysis
27 302 (4.39%) Investment Banking
28 292 (4.24%) PRINCE2
29 287 (4.17%) SAP
29 287 (4.17%) 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
1 174 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.54%) CMS
3 81 (1.18%) Confluence
4 38 (0.55%) SAS
5 28 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (0.28%) Apache
6 19 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.20%) Documentum
8 12 (0.17%) Drupal
9 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.10%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.087%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.087%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.073%) IIS
14 4 (0.058%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.044%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.044%) JBoss
Applications
1 331 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 287 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 216 (3.14%) MS Office
4 184 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 81 (1.18%) MS Project
6 37 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.015%) Mingle
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 98 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 18 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 17 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.23%) Maximo
8 15 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
9 14 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.20%) Sonata
10 12 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.17%) SAP FI
10 12 (0.17%) Summit
11 11 (0.16%) thinkFolio
12 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.15%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 10 (0.15%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 38 (0.55%) Office 365
2 36 (0.52%) SaaS
3 28 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
4 25 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
5 24 (0.35%) IaaS
6 21 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.15%) PaaS
9 7 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.087%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.087%) Lucidchart
11 5 (0.073%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.058%) Trello
13 3 (0.044%) BlueKai
13 3 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.044%) Force.com
14 2 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.029%) Veeva
15 1 (0.015%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.015%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.60%) Internet
2 21 (0.31%) Network Security
3 15 (0.22%) Intranet
3 15 (0.22%) LAN
4 14 (0.20%) ATM
5 13 (0.19%) MPLS
6 12 (0.17%) WAN
6 12 (0.17%) WebEx
7 10 (0.15%) Firewall
8 9 (0.13%) BGP
9 8 (0.12%) Broadband
10 7 (0.10%) NAS
10 7 (0.10%) Skype
11 6 (0.087%) Wireless
12 5 (0.073%) LDAP
12 5 (0.073%) VoIP
13 4 (0.058%) FTP
13 4 (0.058%) SAN
13 4 (0.058%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.058%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
2 88 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 67 (0.97%) Big Data
4 64 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 56 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 39 (0.57%) QlikView
8 35 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.33%) MS Access
12 20 (0.29%) GIS
13 18 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
13 18 (0.26%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.25%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.25%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.23%) DB2
16 15 (0.22%) EDRMS
17 12 (0.17%) MySQL
17 12 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 223 (3.24%) JIRA
2 25 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (0.29%) Rational Rose
5 13 (0.19%) Cucumber
5 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (0.16%) Axure RP
7 10 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.087%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.087%) JIRA Agile
8 6 (0.087%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.073%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.058%) CaliberRM
10 4 (0.058%) RequisitePro
11 3 (0.044%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.044%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.029%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.029%) ERwin
12 2 (0.029%) Subversion
12 2 (0.029%) Toad
General
1 2120 (30.79%) Finance
2 1184 (17.20%) Banking
3 689 (10.01%) Retail
4 302 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 219 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 206 (2.99%) Front Office
7 198 (2.88%) Marketing
8 172 (2.50%) Retail Banking
9 158 (2.29%) Legal
10 140 (2.03%) Back Office
11 125 (1.82%) Manufacturing
12 77 (1.12%) Advertising
13 65 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 60 (0.87%) Billing
15 54 (0.78%) Law
16 49 (0.71%) Publishing
17 45 (0.65%) Games
18 40 (0.58%) Automotive
19 38 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 38 (0.55%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (1.87%) Web Services
2 116 (1.68%) XML
3 62 (0.90%) .NET
4 45 (0.65%) Gherkin
5 34 (0.49%) HTML
6 33 (0.48%) FpML
7 17 (0.25%) CSS
7 17 (0.25%) Middleware
8 11 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.13%) EDI
10 8 (0.12%) RESTful
11 7 (0.10%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.10%) FIXML
11 7 (0.10%) HTML5
12 6 (0.087%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.087%) Apache Flex
12 6 (0.087%) JSON
12 6 (0.087%) Murex MxML
12 6 (0.087%) XML Messaging
13 5 (0.073%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 789 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (3.70%) User Experience
3 241 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 145 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 142 (2.06%) Derivative
6 117 (1.70%) Equities
6 117 (1.70%) Fixed Income
7 109 (1.58%) Credit Risk
8 80 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 80 (1.16%) NHS
9 66 (0.96%) Market Risk
10 54 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 53 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 48 (0.70%) Reference Data
13 46 (0.67%) Visualisation
14 40 (0.58%) Virtual Team
15 38 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 38 (0.55%) Reinsurance
15 38 (0.55%) SWIFT
16 35 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 76 (1.10%) Windows
2 42 (0.61%) Linux
3 41 (0.60%) Unix
4 16 (0.23%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.16%) Android
6 10 (0.15%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.12%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.087%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.044%) AIX
11 3 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.029%) VMS
12 2 (0.029%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.029%) zOS
13 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.015%) SUSE
13 1 (0.015%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2399 (34.84%) Business Analysis
2 1940 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1499 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 760 (11.04%) User Stories
5 726 (10.54%) Project Management
6 568 (8.25%) Use Case
7 550 (7.99%) Scrum
8 506 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 480 (6.97%) Data Analysis
10 458 (6.65%) Waterfall
11 447 (6.49%) Migration
12 427 (6.20%) Change Management
13 389 (5.65%) CRM
14 386 (5.61%) UML
15 376 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
16 370 (5.37%) SDLC
17 327 (4.75%) Data Modelling
18 320 (4.65%) GAP Analysis
19 292 (4.24%) PRINCE2
20 277 (4.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 501 (7.28%) SQL
2 116 (1.68%) Java
3 66 (0.96%) VBA
4 55 (0.80%) C
5 45 (0.65%) Python
6 43 (0.62%) C#
7 35 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 31 (0.45%) C++
9 26 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 23 (0.33%) PHP
11 21 (0.31%) Bash Shell
11 21 (0.31%) PL/SQL
12 20 (0.29%) COBOL
13 14 (0.20%) VB
14 7 (0.10%) Perl
15 6 (0.087%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.087%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.073%) R
16 5 (0.073%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.058%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 322 (4.68%) ISEB
2 285 (4.14%) Degree
3 254 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 148 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 57 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 46 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 31 (0.45%) CBAP
8 30 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 28 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (0.38%) IIBA
11 24 (0.35%) CISSP
12 23 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 22 (0.32%) CISM
14 19 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 15 (0.22%) ACCA
17 15 (0.22%) PMP
18 13 (0.19%) CIMA
19 12 (0.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.60%) QA
2 134 (1.95%) MiFID
3 94 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 48 (0.70%) Solvency II
6 41 (0.60%) EMIR
6 41 (0.60%) SEPA
7 36 (0.52%) FATCA
8 33 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
9 23 (0.33%) Basel III
10 22 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (0.29%) SLA
12 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.20%) Basel II
14 13 (0.19%) COREP
15 11 (0.16%) AIFMD
16 10 (0.15%) UCITS
17 8 (0.12%) CRD IV
17 8 (0.12%) GxP
18 7 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 20 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.044%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.015%) HDFS
5 1 (0.015%) RACF
5 1 (0.015%) Samba
Systems Management
1 29 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (0.26%) Puppet
3 7 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.073%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.073%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.058%) Control-M
5 4 (0.058%) SCCM
6 3 (0.044%) MOM
7 2 (0.029%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.015%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.015%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.015%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.015%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.015%) Netcool
8 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.015%) WSUS
Vendors
1 334 (4.85%) Microsoft
2 287 (4.17%) SAP
3 243 (3.53%) Oracle
4 132 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 83 (1.21%) ServiceNow
6 54 (0.78%) Murex
7 48 (0.70%) IBM
8 43 (0.62%) Tableau
9 42 (0.61%) HP
10 40 (0.58%) hybris
11 39 (0.57%) Pega
12 35 (0.51%) Guidewire
12 35 (0.51%) Sitecore
13 29 (0.42%) Adobe
14 28 (0.41%) Google
15 26 (0.38%) Bloomberg
15 26 (0.38%) Cognos
16 24 (0.35%) Charles River
17 23 (0.33%) Remedy
18 22 (0.32%) Cisco
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £360 to £360 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £500.00 - £520.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £370 - £382 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 day rate max
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £270.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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onezeero.
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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Midlands
onezeero.
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onezeero.
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Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen
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Hydrogen
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
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London
TEKsystems
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London
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London
Red10
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Chester, Cheshire
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