Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Analyst
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 54 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 -21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 92 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.60% 3.51% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 3.68% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 69
Bristol median daily rate £405 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.80% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £329 £281
90th Percentile £500 £489 £472
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £379
% change year-on-year +9.33% -0.99% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £50.00 - £28.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £27.75
90th Percentile £52.50 - £29.25
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - £28.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,911 1,713 1,712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.48% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,277 1,145 1,220
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £237 £213 £231
90th Percentile £535 £530 £550
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 81
Bristol median hourly rate £40.75 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.83% +20.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.30 £50.25 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +10.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Bristol

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Bristol

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Bristol

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Bristol

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.96%) Finance
3 33 (35.87%) Business Analysis
4 22 (23.91%) User Stories
5 19 (20.65%) Scrum
6 16 (17.39%) Migration
6 16 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.96%) ISEB
8 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (10.87%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (9.78%) Information Security
10 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (8.70%) Asset Management
12 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (6.52%) Analytics
13 6 (6.52%) Banking
13 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
13 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
13 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
13 6 (6.52%) SQL
13 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
14 5 (5.43%) Confluence
14 5 (5.43%) Requirements Management
14 5 (5.43%) Statistics
14 5 (5.43%) Degree
14 5 (5.43%) JIRA

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 5 (5.43%) Confluence
2 2 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Power BI
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (1.09%) ArangoDB
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (36.96%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Law
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.09%) Derivative
5 1 (1.09%) Fintech
5 1 (1.09%) Robotics
5 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) Business Analysis
3 22 (23.91%) User Stories
4 19 (20.65%) Scrum
5 16 (17.39%) Migration
6 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.87%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (9.78%) Information Security
10 8 (8.70%) Asset Management
11 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (6.52%) Analytics
12 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.43%) Conceptual Models
13 5 (5.43%) Kanban
13 5 (5.43%) Requirements Management
13 5 (5.43%) Statistics
14 4 (4.35%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) ISEB
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) IFRS
2 2 (2.17%) GDPR
3 1 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) SAP
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe
3 1 (1.09%) hybris
3 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.09%) Tableau
3 1 (1.09%) Teradata