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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
London / City of London
Rank 49 46 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 117 137 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.86% 4.12% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 4.69% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 172
Median daily rate £500 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £363 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £638 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £390
% change year-on-year +0.62% +1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.35 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.03% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.48 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.83%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis in the City of London.

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

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 105 (38.32%) Finance
2 75 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (23.72%) Banking
4 59 (21.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (15.33%) MiFID
6 41 (14.96%) Use Case
7 40 (14.60%) Investment Banking
8 36 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (12.77%) SQL
10 34 (12.41%) Project Management
11 33 (12.04%) Front Office
12 32 (11.68%) Microsoft
13 29 (10.58%) Asset Management
14 28 (10.22%) Fixed Income
15 27 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (9.85%) SDLC
16 25 (9.12%) Change Management
17 24 (8.76%) Investment Management
18 23 (8.39%) Data Modelling
18 23 (8.39%) UML
19 22 (8.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 21 (7.66%) SQL Server
20 21 (7.66%) Business Process Analysis
21 20 (7.30%) Derivative
22 19 (6.93%) Process Improvement
23 18 (6.57%) Scrum
23 18 (6.57%) ISEB
24 17 (6.20%) Analytics
24 17 (6.20%) Wealth Management
25 16 (5.84%) Security Cleared

Business Analysis
Top Related 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 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.82%) Confluence
2 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.73%) Apache
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.73%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Documentum
4 1 (0.36%) FileNet
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.74%) MS Excel
1 13 (4.74%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.19%) MS Office
4 4 (1.46%) MS Project
5 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.73%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.73%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) RMDS
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.36%) Sonata
3 1 (0.36%) Summit
3 1 (0.36%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.46%) GitHub
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) G Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Heroku
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) LDAP
2 2 (0.73%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.19%) Big Data
4 5 (1.82%) Power BI
5 4 (1.46%) QlikView
6 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.09%) VLDB
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.73%) SSDT
8 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (4.74%) JIRA
2 8 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.09%) Grunt
5 3 (1.09%) gulp
5 3 (1.09%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.09%) Mocha
5 3 (1.09%) webpack
6 2 (0.73%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.73%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
General
1 105 (38.32%) Finance
2 65 (23.72%) Banking
3 40 (14.60%) Investment Banking
4 33 (12.04%) Front Office
5 15 (5.47%) Retail
6 13 (4.74%) Games
7 8 (2.92%) Advertising
7 8 (2.92%) Legal
8 6 (2.19%) Back Office
8 6 (2.19%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.82%) Marketing
9 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.46%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) French Language
11 1 (0.36%) International Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 214 (78.10%) Analyst
2 197 (71.90%) Business Analyst
3 33 (12.04%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 27 (9.85%) Senior Business Analyst
5 26 (9.49%) Senior Analyst
6 23 (8.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 20 (7.30%) Developer
8 17 (6.20%) Banking Analyst
9 16 (5.84%) IT Business Analyst
10 15 (5.47%) Business IT Analyst
10 15 (5.47%) IT Analyst
11 12 (4.38%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.38%) Risk Analyst
11 12 (4.38%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) Risk Business Analyst
13 10 (3.65%) Consultant
13 10 (3.65%) Technical Business Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) Banking Business Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) Business Systems Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.47%) .NET
2 8 (2.92%) AngularJS
2 8 (2.92%) FpML
3 5 (1.82%) HTML
3 5 (1.82%) HTML5
4 4 (1.46%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.46%) XML
5 3 (1.09%) Angular 2
5 3 (1.09%) CSS
5 3 (1.09%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.09%) LESS
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (1.09%) Sass
6 2 (0.73%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (0.73%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.73%) Middleware
6 2 (0.73%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.73%) Web Services
6 2 (0.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.22%) Fixed Income
3 22 (8.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (7.30%) Derivative
5 14 (5.11%) Equities
5 14 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.19%) User Experience
7 5 (1.82%) Market Risk
7 5 (1.82%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.46%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.46%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.46%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.09%) Fintech
9 3 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.73%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.73%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.01%) Windows
2 4 (1.46%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) Unix
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.73%) Android
4 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (14.96%) Use Case
4 34 (12.41%) Project Management
5 29 (10.58%) Asset Management
6 27 (9.85%) SDLC
6 27 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (9.12%) Change Management
8 24 (8.76%) Investment Management
9 23 (8.39%) Data Modelling
9 23 (8.39%) UML
10 21 (7.66%) Business Process Analysis
11 19 (6.93%) Process Improvement
12 18 (6.57%) Scrum
13 17 (6.20%) Analytics
13 17 (6.20%) Wealth Management
14 16 (5.84%) GAP Analysis
14 16 (5.84%) Target Operating Model
15 15 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.77%) SQL
2 16 (5.84%) C#
3 7 (2.55%) Java
4 5 (1.82%) C
4 5 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.46%) Scala
5 4 (1.46%) VBA
6 3 (1.09%) R
6 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (6.57%) ISEB
2 16 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.38%) Degree
4 11 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.92%) CBAP
6 7 (2.55%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (2.55%) CITP
7 4 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.73%) IIBA
9 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ACCA
10 1 (0.36%) CIMA
10 1 (0.36%) CISA
10 1 (0.36%) CISSP
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.33%) MiFID
2 12 (4.38%) QA
3 7 (2.55%) EMIR
4 4 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.46%) SEPA
4 4 (1.46%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.09%) PMO
5 3 (1.09%) SLA
6 2 (0.73%) COBIT
6 2 (0.73%) FATCA
6 2 (0.73%) UCITS
7 1 (0.36%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.92%) Oracle
3 6 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.82%) Bloomberg
4 5 (1.82%) HP
5 4 (1.46%) Charles River
5 4 (1.46%) SAP
5 4 (1.46%) Tableau
5 4 (1.46%) WorldPay
6 3 (1.09%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.09%) Murex
6 3 (1.09%) Splunk
7 2 (0.73%) Cognos
7 2 (0.73%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.73%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.73%) jBASE
7 2 (0.73%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.73%) Talend
7 2 (0.73%) Temenos
8 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
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