The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Business Analyst
Rank 446 502 464
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -38
Contract jobs requiring an IT Business Analyst 218 161 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 112 119
Median daily rate £450 £443 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - £25.73

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
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 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

IT Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Business Analyst in the job title.

IT Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Business Analyst within the UK.

IT Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

IT Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Business Analyst within the UK.

IT Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +54 203 £450 - 26
London +34 119 £500 -3.84% 10
City of London +28 21 £525 +0.96% 5
South East +22 21 £390 +0.64% 1
North West +19 16 £388 +64.89% 4
West Midlands -30 14 £330 -19.01% 4
East of England +16 13 £469 +10.29% 1
East Midlands +6 9 £375 +19.04% 1
Yorkshire +5 8 £275 -38.88% 4
Berkshire +12 7 £394 -
Manchester -7 7 £413 +75.53% 3
Cheshire +4 6 - - 1
Ipswich - 6 £475 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £475 - 1
Scotland +7 5 £425 +12.58% 2
Birmingham -9 5 £330 -12.00% 2
Hertfordshire +9 4 £425 +88.88%
Hampshire +1 4 £475 +18.75%
Edinburgh -3 4 £425 +3.03% 2
Wales - 4 £375 -
Cardiff - 4 £375 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
West Yorkshire +10 3 - - 2
Surrey +7 3 £350 -
West Sussex +4 3 £390 -8.23%
South Yorkshire -2 3 £275 -50.00%
Coventry -15 3 £400 -11.11%
Derbyshire - 3 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +20 2 £463 +17.46%
Cambridge +16 2 £463 +17.46%

IT Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT 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 IT Business Analyst in the job title.

1 132 (34.92%) Business Analysis
2 112 (29.63%) Finance
3 96 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (21.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (19.05%) Banking
6 61 (16.14%) Data Analysis
7 38 (10.05%) SDLC
8 35 (9.26%) SQL
9 33 (8.73%) Project Management
9 33 (8.73%) Scrum
10 31 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (7.94%) Investment Banking
12 26 (6.88%) Use Case
13 25 (6.61%) Front Office
14 24 (6.35%) ISEB
15 23 (6.08%) Retail
15 23 (6.08%) Migration
15 23 (6.08%) UML
16 21 (5.56%) MS Visio
16 21 (5.56%) Waterfall
17 20 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 20 (5.29%) Process Improvement
18 19 (5.03%) Degree
18 19 (5.03%) SharePoint
19 18 (4.76%) Microsoft
19 18 (4.76%) PRINCE2
19 18 (4.76%) Risk Management
19 18 (4.76%) User Stories
19 18 (4.76%) Credit Risk

IT 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 19 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) CMS
2 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.53%) Documentum
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) CICS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.44%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.85%) MS Office
5 5 (1.32%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) SAP WM
1 3 (0.79%) Summit
2 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Hi Portfolio
3 1 (0.26%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.26%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.26%) SunGard Stream Ubix
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.32%) IBM Blueworks
1 5 (1.32%) SaaS
1 5 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.06%) Office 365
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.06%) NAS
1 4 (1.06%) Network Security
2 2 (0.53%) Intranet
2 2 (0.53%) LAN
2 2 (0.53%) VoIP
2 2 (0.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.26%) BGP
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.26%) Firewall
3 1 (0.26%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.26%) MPLS
3 1 (0.26%) Multicast
3 1 (0.26%) OSPF
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.06%) QlikView
3 3 (0.79%) Big Data
3 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.53%) DB2
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) JIRA
2 6 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.26%) TestRail
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (29.63%) Finance
2 72 (19.05%) Banking
3 30 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.61%) Front Office
5 23 (6.08%) Retail
6 14 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 13 (3.44%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.85%) Legal
9 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.32%) Back Office
10 5 (1.32%) Marketing
10 5 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.06%) Advertising
11 4 (1.06%) Law
12 3 (0.79%) Automotive
12 3 (0.79%) Billing
12 3 (0.79%) German Language
13 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.59%) Web Services
1 6 (1.59%) XML
2 5 (1.32%) FpML
3 4 (1.06%) .NET
4 2 (0.53%) Middleware
4 2 (0.53%) Velocity
4 2 (0.53%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 16 (4.23%) Equities
4 15 (3.97%) Market Risk
5 14 (3.70%) Derivative
6 13 (3.44%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.12%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.32%) User Experience
10 4 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (1.06%) PMI
11 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.79%) NHS
11 3 (0.79%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.79%) Robotics
11 3 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.12%) Windows
2 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.53%) Android
3 2 (0.53%) Linux
3 2 (0.53%) Unix
4 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.92%) Business Analysis
2 96 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (21.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (16.14%) Data Analysis
5 38 (10.05%) SDLC
6 33 (8.73%) Project Management
6 33 (8.73%) Scrum
7 31 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (6.88%) Use Case
9 23 (6.08%) Migration
9 23 (6.08%) UML
10 21 (5.56%) Waterfall
11 20 (5.29%) Process Improvement
11 20 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 18 (4.76%) PRINCE2
12 18 (4.76%) Risk Management
12 18 (4.76%) User Stories
13 16 (4.23%) Change Management
14 15 (3.97%) ITIL
14 15 (3.97%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.26%) SQL
2 6 (1.59%) Java
3 5 (1.32%) C++
3 5 (1.32%) Python
4 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.79%) PHP
6 2 (0.53%) C#
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.26%) COBOL
7 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
7 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (6.35%) ISEB
2 19 (5.03%) Degree
3 10 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.53%) CBAP
5 2 (0.53%) CISA
5 2 (0.53%) CISM
5 2 (0.53%) CISSP
5 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) IIBA
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (1.59%) FATCA
2 6 (1.59%) MiFID
3 5 (1.32%) EMIR
4 3 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) COREP
6 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) GAMP
6 1 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.65%) SAP
3 7 (1.85%) Splunk
3 7 (1.85%) Symantec
4 6 (1.59%) IBM
4 6 (1.59%) Varonis
5 4 (1.06%) hybris
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle
5 4 (1.06%) Saba
6 3 (0.79%) Calypso
6 3 (0.79%) Cisco
6 3 (0.79%) Murex
6 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.53%) Algorithmics
7 2 (0.53%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.53%) Charles River
7 2 (0.53%) Kofax
7 2 (0.53%) Microgen
7 2 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
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