Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 18 16
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 472 498 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.77% 8.08% 8.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 8.44% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 373 466
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £371 £370 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £490 £488
% change year-on-year -3.06% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £55.59 £17.44 £53.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.72% -67.09% -42.70%
10th Percentile £44.43 £17.44 £45.30
90th Percentile £69.03 £17.44 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £55.59 £17.44 £53.00
% change year-on-year +218.72% -67.09% -42.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,610 5,900 6,194
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.78% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,199 4,537 4,947
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £292
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 65 82
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.99% +6.94%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.80 £30.07 £46.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.44% -15.43% +6.95%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the City of London

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the City of London.

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

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the City of London.

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

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 City of London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 182 (38.56%) Business Analysis
2 173 (36.65%) Finance
3 117 (24.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 115 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (14.62%) Banking
6 56 (11.86%) Project Management
6 56 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (11.44%) MS Visio
8 53 (11.23%) SQL
9 51 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 50 (10.59%) Asset Management
10 50 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (10.17%) Microsoft
12 45 (9.53%) Front Office
13 43 (9.11%) Data Analysis
13 43 (9.11%) Use Case
14 42 (8.90%) Legal
15 41 (8.69%) Migration
15 41 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
16 40 (8.47%) GDPR
17 34 (7.20%) User Stories
17 34 (7.20%) Retail
17 34 (7.20%) Fixed Income
18 32 (6.78%) Target Operating Model
19 30 (6.36%) Change Management
19 30 (6.36%) GAP Analysis
20 29 (6.14%) E-Commerce
20 29 (6.14%) Waterfall
21 27 (5.72%) Data Modelling
22 26 (5.51%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 16 (3.39%) Confluence
2 7 (1.48%) CMS
3 5 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.64%) Apache
4 3 (0.64%) SAS
5 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 54 (11.44%) MS Visio
2 41 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.21%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.48%) Actimize
2 7 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.48%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.06%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.64%) Magento
5 3 (0.64%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.42%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.42%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.69%) Office 365
3 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.21%) G Suite
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.12%) SMS
2 3 (0.64%) Firewall
2 3 (0.64%) Internet
2 3 (0.64%) Intranet
2 3 (0.64%) SSL
3 2 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.21%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.12%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.06%) Big Data
4 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.64%) Data Mart
5 3 (0.64%) DB2
5 3 (0.64%) Power BI
5 3 (0.64%) QlikView
6 2 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.21%) MS Access
7 1 (0.21%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (4.45%) JIRA
2 7 (1.48%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.64%) ERwin
3 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 173 (36.65%) Finance
2 69 (14.62%) Banking
3 45 (9.53%) Front Office
4 42 (8.90%) Legal
5 34 (7.20%) Retail
6 25 (5.30%) Back Office
7 24 (5.08%) Law
8 18 (3.81%) Investment Banking
8 18 (3.81%) Marketing
9 14 (2.97%) Advertising
10 12 (2.54%) Financial Institution
11 11 (2.33%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.48%) French Language
13 3 (0.64%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.64%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Automotive
14 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.21%) Billing
15 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (0.64%) Middleware
2 3 (0.64%) REST
2 3 (0.64%) SAML
3 2 (0.42%) HTML
3 2 (0.42%) RESTful
3 2 (0.42%) Swagger
3 2 (0.42%) Web Services
3 2 (0.42%) XML
4 1 (0.21%) COM
4 1 (0.21%) FpML
4 1 (0.21%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.20%) Fixed Income
3 26 (5.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (3.81%) Equities
5 9 (1.91%) Reinsurance
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 8 (1.69%) Derivative
7 7 (1.48%) Fintech
7 7 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.06%) iPad
8 5 (1.06%) NHS
8 5 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.85%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
10 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.87%) Windows
2 17 (3.60%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.06%) Linux
4 3 (0.64%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (38.56%) Business Analysis
2 117 (24.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 115 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (11.86%) Project Management
5 51 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 50 (10.59%) Asset Management
6 50 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (9.11%) Data Analysis
7 43 (9.11%) Use Case
8 41 (8.69%) Migration
9 34 (7.20%) User Stories
10 32 (6.78%) Target Operating Model
11 30 (6.36%) Change Management
11 30 (6.36%) GAP Analysis
12 29 (6.14%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.14%) Waterfall
13 27 (5.72%) Data Modelling
14 26 (5.51%) PRINCE2
14 26 (5.51%) Scrum
15 24 (5.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.23%) SQL
2 6 (1.27%) Java
3 4 (0.85%) C
3 4 (0.85%) Python
4 2 (0.42%) R
5 1 (0.21%) Scala
5 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (3.39%) Degree
2 11 (2.33%) ISEB
3 8 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.06%) CBAP
4 5 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (0.85%) APMP
5 4 (0.85%) IIBA
6 3 (0.64%) PMP
7 2 (0.42%) ACCA
7 2 (0.42%) CIMA
7 2 (0.42%) OCA
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.47%) GDPR
2 20 (4.24%) MiFID
3 13 (2.75%) QA
4 5 (1.06%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.64%) IFRS
5 3 (0.64%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.64%) PMO
5 3 (0.64%) PSD2
6 2 (0.42%) EMIR
6 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) SEPA
7 1 (0.21%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.21%) FATCA
7 1 (0.21%) GAAP
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (3.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (0.64%) CASB
1 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.42%) PingFederate
2 2 (0.42%) Terraform
3 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.03%) Oracle
3 17 (3.60%) Citrix
3 17 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.12%) Charles River
4 10 (2.12%) iManage
5 7 (1.48%) Murex
6 6 (1.27%) Informatica
6 6 (1.27%) SAP
6 6 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.06%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.06%) IBM
7 5 (1.06%) Intapp
7 5 (1.06%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.85%) Calypso
8 4 (0.85%) ION Trading
8 4 (0.85%) Tableau
9 3 (0.64%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.64%) FactSet
9 3 (0.64%) Remedy