Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 352 545 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.99% 7.69% 7.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 8.12% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 425 421
City of London median daily rate £475 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +4.44%
10th Percentile £369 £369 £373
90th Percentile £625 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -55.71% - -

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 6,726 6,715 6,308
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.30% 94.70% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,336 5,304 5,018
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £677 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £27.30 £29.29 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 20 November 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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -50 1 £425 -5.56%
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Business Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (36.93%) Finance
3 125 (35.51%) Business Analysis
4 97 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (17.05%) Banking
6 43 (12.22%) Asset Management
6 43 (12.22%) Data Analysis
7 41 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (10.80%) Migration
9 35 (9.94%) User Stories
10 34 (9.66%) Scrum
11 33 (9.38%) SQL
11 33 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 33 (9.38%) Project Management
12 30 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (7.67%) Front Office
14 26 (7.39%) JIRA
15 25 (7.10%) Change Management
15 25 (7.10%) SAP
16 24 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
17 23 (6.53%) Back Office
17 23 (6.53%) Target Operating Model
18 22 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (6.25%) E-Commerce
19 21 (5.97%) MS Visio
19 21 (5.97%) Fixed Income
20 20 (5.68%) Degree
20 20 (5.68%) SDLC
21 19 (5.40%) Windows
22 18 (5.11%) Oracle

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 12 (3.41%) Confluence
2 10 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.56%) SAS
4 6 (1.70%) CMS
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.57%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.57%) Documentum
5 2 (0.57%) Drupal
5 2 (0.57%) FileNet
5 2 (0.57%) OnBase
Applications
1 22 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.99%) Actimize
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (1.14%) SAP SRM
3 4 (1.14%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.57%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.57%) Summit
5 2 (0.57%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.28%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.28%) Magento
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.56%) Office 365
2 7 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.70%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.85%) Apple Pay
4 3 (0.85%) GitHub
4 3 (0.85%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) Slack
5 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.42%) Big Data
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.14%) Power BI
5 3 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.57%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.28%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.28%) GIS
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) QlikView
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (7.39%) JIRA
2 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 130 (36.93%) Finance
2 60 (17.05%) Banking
3 27 (7.67%) Front Office
4 23 (6.53%) Back Office
5 18 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.11%) Retail
6 15 (4.26%) Legal
7 14 (3.98%) Law
8 13 (3.69%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.70%) French Language
9 6 (1.70%) Marketing
9 6 (1.70%) Publishing
10 4 (1.14%) Advertising
11 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.57%) German Language
12 2 (0.57%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.57%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.84%) XML
2 8 (2.27%) Middleware
3 7 (1.99%) HTML
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.85%) .NET
6 2 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.57%) FpML
6 2 (0.57%) RESTful
7 1 (0.28%) IDoc
7 1 (0.28%) JSON
7 1 (0.28%) REST
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.97%) Fixed Income
3 17 (4.83%) Derivative
4 16 (4.55%) Equities
5 13 (3.69%) Tandem
6 12 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.56%) User Experience
8 8 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.14%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.85%) Fintech
11 3 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.85%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.57%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.40%) Windows
2 9 (2.56%) Unix
2 9 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.57%) Android
4 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.57%) Linux
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (35.51%) Business Analysis
3 97 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (12.22%) Asset Management
4 43 (12.22%) Data Analysis
5 38 (10.80%) Migration
6 35 (9.94%) User Stories
7 34 (9.66%) Scrum
8 33 (9.38%) Project Management
9 30 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (7.10%) Change Management
11 24 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
12 23 (6.53%) Target Operating Model
13 22 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.68%) SDLC
15 18 (5.11%) Data Management
16 17 (4.83%) Analytics
16 17 (4.83%) CRM
16 17 (4.83%) Waterfall
16 17 (4.83%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.38%) SQL
2 10 (2.84%) Java
3 4 (1.14%) C
3 4 (1.14%) Python
4 3 (0.85%) C#
4 3 (0.85%) R
5 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) C++
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (5.68%) Degree
2 7 (1.99%) ISEB
2 7 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.14%) IIBA
5 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ACCA
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) CIMA
6 1 (0.28%) CISM
6 1 (0.28%) CISSP
6 1 (0.28%) ISACA
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.27%) MiFID
2 7 (1.99%) QA
3 4 (1.14%) EMIR
3 4 (1.14%) GDPR
4 3 (0.85%) PMO
4 3 (0.85%) SEPA
5 1 (0.28%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) FATCA
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) PSD2
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.42%) SCCM
2 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.10%) SAP
3 18 (5.11%) Oracle
4 10 (2.84%) IBM
5 9 (2.56%) Google
6 8 (2.27%) Charles River
7 7 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.99%) Tableau
7 7 (1.99%) Workday
8 4 (1.14%) hybris
9 3 (0.85%) Adobe
9 3 (0.85%) Apple
9 3 (0.85%) Calypso
9 3 (0.85%) iManage
9 3 (0.85%) Infor
9 3 (0.85%) Murex
9 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix
10 2 (0.57%) New Relic
10 2 (0.57%) PeopleSoft