Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 35 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 62 23 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.63% 4.49% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 4.73% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 14 54
10th Percentile £345 £253 £327
25th Percentile £381 £263 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £458 £300 £423
Median % change year-on-year +52.50% -28.99% -0.59%
75th Percentile £517 £391 £488
90th Percentile £570 £423 £550
England median daily rate £480 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.08 - -
England median hourly rate £41.30 £30.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +37.67% -40.00% +38.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,282 486 1,906
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 94.92% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 312 1,160
10th Percentile £153 £150 £185
25th Percentile £300 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
75th Percentile £500 £438 £488
90th Percentile £588 £524 £560
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 32 123
10th Percentile £9.28 £9.59 £10.36
25th Percentile £11.40 £11.48 £11.17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.26
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.19% -8.00%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.22 £18.63
90th Percentile £42.48 £43.75 £44.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the East Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the East Midlands

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the East Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the East Midlands

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -4 24 £510 +38.31%
Northamptonshire -5 13 £400 +45.45% 4
Derbyshire -9 8 £350 -10.26% 2
Leicestershire -14 8 £403 -3.59% 1
Lincolnshire -5 3 £475 +26.67%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 East Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (45.16%) Finance
2 24 (38.71%) Business Analysis
3 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) Social Skills
5 11 (17.74%) Workshop Facilitation
5 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 9 (14.52%) Scrum
7 9 (14.52%) Business Transformation
8 8 (12.90%) JIRA
8 8 (12.90%) SDLC
9 7 (11.29%) Banking
9 7 (11.29%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
10 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.68%) Migration
10 6 (9.68%) Target Operating Model
10 6 (9.68%) Requirements Gathering
11 5 (8.06%) Business Case
11 5 (8.06%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (8.06%) Power Platform
11 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.06%) Power BI
11 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
11 5 (8.06%) Aerospace
11 5 (8.06%) ERP
11 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (8.06%) SAP
11 5 (8.06%) User Stories

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) AWS
1 5 (8.06%) Power Platform
2 2 (3.23%) Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.23%) GCP
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Power BI
2 2 (3.23%) Tableau
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.61%) Metadata
3 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.61%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (45.16%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Social Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Aerospace
4 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.45%) Legal
5 4 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (6.45%) Retail
6 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.61%) Equities
3 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Business Analysis
2 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.74%) Workshop Facilitation
4 10 (16.13%) Data Analysis
5 9 (14.52%) Business Transformation
5 9 (14.52%) Scrum
6 8 (12.90%) SDLC
7 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
7 7 (11.29%) Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.68%) Migration
8 6 (9.68%) Requirements Gathering
8 6 (9.68%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (8.06%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (8.06%) BDD
9 5 (8.06%) Business Case
9 5 (8.06%) ERP
9 5 (8.06%) User Stories
10 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C#
1 1 (1.61%) Java
1 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
2 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.23%) GRC
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards