Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 48 39
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 248 302 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.53% 4.54% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 5.19% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 219 320
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £345
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 - £13.00
10th Percentile £19.25 - £12.50
90th Percentile £21.75 - £17.14
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 - £13.00

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6210 5816 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.39% 87.43% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4932 4656 6127
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 73
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.87
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.06% -5.07% +13.92%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the City of London

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the City of London

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the City of London

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 99 (39.92%) Finance
2 89 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.81%) Banking
4 60 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.95%) SQL
6 43 (17.34%) Project Management
7 37 (14.92%) Investment Banking
8 35 (14.11%) Waterfall
9 33 (13.31%) Front Office
10 31 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (11.69%) Derivative
11 29 (11.69%) Fixed Income
12 28 (11.29%) Asset Management
13 26 (10.48%) GAP Analysis
13 26 (10.48%) Use Case
14 25 (10.08%) Data Analysis
15 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
15 23 (9.27%) Investment Management
15 23 (9.27%) QA
15 23 (9.27%) SDLC
16 22 (8.87%) User Stories
16 22 (8.87%) MiFID
17 20 (8.06%) UML
18 19 (7.66%) Equities
19 18 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
20 17 (6.85%) Back Office
21 16 (6.45%) CRM
21 16 (6.45%) GDPR
22 15 (6.05%) MS Visio

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (2.82%) Confluence
2 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 3 (1.21%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.81%) Summit
3 2 (0.81%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Trello
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.42%) SMS
2 1 (0.40%) Extranet
2 1 (0.40%) Firewall
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.40%) VLAN
2 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.03%) SQL Server
1 10 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.02%) Big Data
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.21%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.81%) MS Access
7 2 (0.81%) QlikView
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (6.05%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.81%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.40%) Grunt
4 1 (0.40%) gulp
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (39.92%) Finance
2 64 (25.81%) Banking
3 37 (14.92%) Investment Banking
4 33 (13.31%) Front Office
5 17 (6.85%) Back Office
6 11 (4.44%) Advertising
7 10 (4.03%) Retail
8 9 (3.63%) Marketing
9 7 (2.82%) Legal
10 5 (2.02%) Law
10 5 (2.02%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.21%) International Banking
11 3 (1.21%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.81%) Automotive
12 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.81%) Publishing
13 1 (0.40%) Billing
13 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 194 (78.23%) Analyst
2 180 (72.58%) Business Analyst
3 28 (11.29%) IT Business Analyst
4 26 (10.48%) Business IT Analyst
4 26 (10.48%) IT Analyst
5 16 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.05%) Data Business Analyst
7 14 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (5.65%) Senior Business Analyst
8 13 (5.24%) Banking Analyst
8 13 (5.24%) Data Analyst
8 13 (5.24%) Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Business Systems Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Consultant
9 12 (4.84%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 11 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Finance Business Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.42%) XML
2 4 (1.61%) D3.js
3 3 (1.21%) Spring
3 3 (1.21%) Spring Boot
3 3 (1.21%) Visualforce
3 3 (1.21%) Web Services
4 2 (0.81%) .NET
4 2 (0.81%) CSS
4 2 (0.81%) FpML
4 2 (0.81%) J2EE
4 2 (0.81%) JSON
4 2 (0.81%) RESTful
5 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.40%) CSS3
5 1 (0.40%) GWT
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.40%) Murex MxML
5 1 (0.40%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (11.69%) Derivative
1 29 (11.69%) Fixed Income
2 19 (7.66%) Equities
3 15 (6.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.82%) OTC Derivatives
5 6 (2.42%) Swaptions
6 5 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.61%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.61%) User Experience
8 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.81%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.81%) Robotics
9 2 (0.81%) Social Media
10 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.40%) Linux
1 1 (0.40%) Unix
1 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (17.34%) Project Management
4 35 (14.11%) Waterfall
5 31 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (11.29%) Asset Management
7 26 (10.48%) GAP Analysis
7 26 (10.48%) Use Case
8 25 (10.08%) Data Analysis
9 23 (9.27%) Investment Management
9 23 (9.27%) SDLC
10 22 (8.87%) User Stories
11 20 (8.06%) UML
12 16 (6.45%) CRM
13 15 (6.05%) Migration
13 15 (6.05%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.65%) Electronic Trading
14 14 (5.65%) Scrum
15 13 (5.24%) Data Modelling
15 13 (5.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.95%) SQL
2 11 (4.44%) Java
3 6 (2.42%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.02%) VBA
5 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.61%) R
6 3 (1.21%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.21%) PHP
7 2 (0.81%) SOQL
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) C++
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) SOSL
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (4.44%) ISEB
1 11 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.03%) Degree
3 7 (2.82%) CBAP
3 7 (2.82%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.42%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (2.42%) CITP
5 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.21%) PMP
5 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.81%) IIBA
6 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.27%) QA
2 22 (8.87%) MiFID
3 16 (6.45%) GDPR
4 14 (5.65%) EMIR
5 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.61%) AIFMD
6 4 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.61%) PMO
7 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.81%) SLA
8 2 (0.81%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.40%) Basel III
9 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.40%) FATCA
9 1 (0.40%) PSD2
9 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (4.03%) Bloomberg
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle
4 6 (2.42%) Tableau
5 5 (2.02%) Charles River
6 4 (1.61%) SAP
7 3 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.21%) Murex
7 3 (1.21%) Temenos
8 2 (0.81%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.81%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.81%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.81%) FireEye
8 2 (0.81%) Google
8 2 (0.81%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.81%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.81%) Reuters
8 2 (0.81%) SimCorp
8 2 (0.81%) Yardi