Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 44 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 87 79 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.97% 4.03% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 4.25% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 65
Bristol median daily rate £425 £383 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% -1.16% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £499 £482 £465
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
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 2,092 1,861 1,597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 94.85% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,259 1,121
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £238
90th Percentile £550 £525 £560
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 62 81
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -27.08% +47.69%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.23 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.63 £27.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +29.55% +4.76% -12.50%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 35 (40.23%) Finance
2 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) Business Analysis
4 19 (21.84%) User Stories
5 17 (19.54%) Scrum
6 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
7 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (13.79%) Workshop Facilitation
9 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (11.49%) ISEB
11 9 (10.34%) SQL
11 9 (10.34%) Information Security
11 9 (10.34%) Migration
11 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (9.20%) Acceptance Criteria
12 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
13 7 (8.05%) Banking
13 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
13 7 (8.05%) Power BI
14 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (6.90%) JIRA
14 6 (6.90%) Confluence
15 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
15 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (5.75%) Change Management
15 5 (5.75%) User Experience

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 6 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) Power BI
2 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.15%) QlikView
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (40.23%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Law
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Fintech
4 1 (1.15%) FMCG
4 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) Business Analysis
3 19 (21.84%) User Stories
4 17 (19.54%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.79%) Workshop Facilitation
7 9 (10.34%) Information Security
7 9 (10.34%) Migration
7 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.20%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
9 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.75%) Change Management
12 4 (4.60%) Data Analysis
12 4 (4.60%) Programme Management
12 4 (4.60%) Requirements Management
12 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
12 4 (4.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) VBA
3 1 (1.15%) C#
3 1 (1.15%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.49%) ISEB
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) IFRS
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Tableau
3 3 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) Cognos
4 1 (1.15%) Pega
4 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.15%) Teradata