Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 July 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 78 67
Rank change year-on-year -20 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2,059 2,940 2,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 3.09% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 3.57% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 2,081 2,103
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £329 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £619
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 47
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.60% +15.66%
10th Percentile £12.83 £23.80 £24.27
90th Percentile £55.80 £67.52 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +16.46%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 74,170 82,455 75,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.30% 86.76% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,374 54,863 49,622
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,024 2,283 1,952
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.14% +4.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.45 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.90% -12.20% +4.17%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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 -16 1,071 £500 - 118
South East -8 378 £450 - 39
North of England -34 229 £425 +6.25% 64
North West -10 147 £450 +12.50% 37
Midlands -46 142 £400 -5.88% 46
South West -36 135 £425 +6.25% 25
East of England -23 98 £450 - 31
West Midlands -50 92 £400 -11.11% 31
Yorkshire -45 70 £405 +1.25% 22
East Midlands -18 45 £362 -2.16% 15
North East -2 12 £325 -23.53% 5
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 832 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (29.48%) Finance
3 442 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 355 (17.24%) Project Management
5 275 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
6 273 (13.26%) User Stories
7 237 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
8 228 (11.07%) Scrum
9 226 (10.98%) Microsoft
10 224 (10.88%) Banking
11 184 (8.94%) SQL
11 184 (8.94%) JIRA
12 179 (8.69%) Migration
13 173 (8.40%) Waterfall
14 163 (7.92%) Degree
15 162 (7.87%) Security Cleared
16 155 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 155 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
17 154 (7.48%) SDLC
18 147 (7.14%) Data Analysis
19 142 (6.90%) Workshop Facilitation
20 139 (6.75%) Data Modelling
21 138 (6.70%) Analytics
22 131 (6.36%) PRINCE2
23 127 (6.17%) Workflow
24 126 (6.12%) Change Management
25 124 (6.02%) SAP
26 119 (5.78%) User Experience
27 118 (5.73%) Retail
28 117 (5.68%) Acceptance Criteria

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 116 (5.63%) Confluence
2 76 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (0.63%) CMS
5 7 (0.34%) IIS
6 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.24%) CICS
6 5 (0.24%) Jupyter
6 5 (0.24%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.24%) SAS
6 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.19%) Apache
7 4 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.15%) Drupal
8 3 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.097%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.097%) LiveLink
Applications
1 115 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.18%) MS Visio
3 84 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
4 59 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.097%) InVision
7 2 (0.097%) Sketch
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.049%) InDesign
8 1 (0.049%) Marvel
8 1 (0.049%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 52 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 21 (1.02%) NetSuite
4 20 (0.97%) SAP FI
5 17 (0.83%) SAP CO
5 17 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.63%) SAP PS
7 11 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 10 (0.49%) SAP MM
9 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
9 8 (0.39%) Visualfiles
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.29%) Aligne
11 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
12 5 (0.24%) Actimize
13 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
13 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.96%) Power Platform
3 53 (2.57%) Office 365
4 50 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
5 37 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.12%) Google Sheets
8 20 (0.97%) SaaS
9 13 (0.63%) IaaS
9 13 (0.63%) PaaS
9 13 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.49%) PowerApps
11 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.29%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.78%) Internet
1 16 (0.78%) WAN
2 11 (0.53%) LAN
3 9 (0.44%) Firewall
4 6 (0.29%) Intranet
4 6 (0.29%) Network Security
5 5 (0.24%) HTTP
5 5 (0.24%) Skype
6 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.097%) NAS
7 2 (0.097%) RTP
7 2 (0.097%) SAN
7 2 (0.097%) SMS
7 2 (0.097%) WPA
8 1 (0.049%) BGP
8 1 (0.049%) DNS
8 1 (0.049%) Extranet
8 1 (0.049%) MPLS
8 1 (0.049%) VPN
8 1 (0.049%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (2.82%) Power BI
4 42 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (1.41%) Big Data
9 23 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.68%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.63%) MS Access
14 12 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.58%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.49%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.49%) QlikView
16 9 (0.44%) OLAP
17 8 (0.39%) DB2
17 8 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 184 (8.94%) JIRA
2 20 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.29%) ScriptRunner
7 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.24%) Selenium
9 3 (0.15%) Balsamiq
9 3 (0.15%) Hudson
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.097%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.097%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.097%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.097%) git-flow
11 1 (0.049%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle APEX
General
1 607 (29.48%) Finance
2 224 (10.88%) Banking
3 118 (5.73%) Retail
4 76 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.91%) Marketing
6 53 (2.57%) Front Office
7 46 (2.23%) Legal
8 44 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 32 (1.55%) Retail Banking
11 28 (1.36%) Back Office
12 22 (1.07%) Publishing
13 21 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.87%) Law
15 17 (0.83%) Billing
16 16 (0.78%) Advertising
17 14 (0.68%) Electronics
18 13 (0.63%) French Language
19 12 (0.58%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,363 (66.20%) Analyst
2 1,215 (59.01%) Business Analyst
3 147 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 114 (5.54%) Developer
5 96 (4.66%) Architect
6 86 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
7 85 (4.13%) Consultant
8 81 (3.93%) Senior Business Analyst
9 79 (3.84%) Technical Analyst
10 75 (3.64%) Agile Business Analyst
11 74 (3.59%) IT Analyst
12 73 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
12 73 (3.55%) Project Analyst
13 71 (3.45%) Finance Business Analyst
13 71 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
14 68 (3.30%) Business IT Analyst
15 67 (3.25%) IT Business Analyst
16 64 (3.11%) Data Analyst
17 63 (3.06%) Data Business Analyst
18 51 (2.48%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.11%) .NET
2 44 (2.14%) JSON
3 40 (1.94%) Web Services
4 35 (1.70%) HTML
5 30 (1.46%) XML
6 29 (1.41%) REST
7 28 (1.36%) CSS
8 21 (1.02%) SOAP
9 18 (0.87%) AngularJS
9 18 (0.87%) Middleware
10 17 (0.83%) ASP.NET
10 17 (0.83%) Swagger
11 16 (0.78%) GeoJSON
11 16 (0.78%) JSON Schema
11 16 (0.78%) PostGIS
12 13 (0.63%) jQuery
12 13 (0.63%) RESTful
13 11 (0.53%) Node.js
13 11 (0.53%) SAML
14 9 (0.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 275 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.78%) User Experience
3 86 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (1.80%) Derivative
7 35 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 35 (1.70%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.31%) Equities
8 27 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.07%) NHS
10 20 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 20 (0.97%) PMI
11 19 (0.92%) Fixed Income
11 19 (0.92%) Tandem
12 13 (0.63%) Data Centre
12 13 (0.63%) Exotic Derivative
12 13 (0.63%) SWIFT
13 12 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 70 (3.40%) Windows
2 42 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.83%) Unix
4 12 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.39%) Android
7 7 (0.34%) Linux
8 5 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.049%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 355 (17.24%) Project Management
4 273 (13.26%) User Stories
5 237 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
6 228 (11.07%) Scrum
7 179 (8.69%) Migration
8 173 (8.40%) Waterfall
9 155 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
9 155 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 154 (7.48%) SDLC
11 147 (7.14%) Data Analysis
12 142 (6.90%) Workshop Facilitation
13 139 (6.75%) Data Modelling
14 138 (6.70%) Analytics
15 131 (6.36%) PRINCE2
16 127 (6.17%) Workflow
17 126 (6.12%) Change Management
18 117 (5.68%) Acceptance Criteria
19 112 (5.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 184 (8.94%) SQL
2 55 (2.67%) C#
3 49 (2.38%) Java
4 44 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.55%) C
6 28 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.26%) Python
8 23 (1.12%) VBA
9 19 (0.92%) VB
10 14 (0.68%) R
11 9 (0.44%) C++
12 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.24%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.24%) COBOL
13 5 (0.24%) JCL
13 5 (0.24%) PHP
13 5 (0.24%) Ruby
13 5 (0.24%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.19%) RPG
14 4 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 163 (7.92%) Degree
2 162 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 110 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 81 (3.93%) ISEB
5 35 (1.70%) PMI Certification
6 30 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.31%) PMP
8 22 (1.07%) IIBA
9 17 (0.83%) CBAP
10 15 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.68%) CISM
11 14 (0.68%) CISSP
12 13 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.53%) CISA
15 10 (0.49%) FFIEC
16 9 (0.44%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.39%) APMP
18 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.03%) QA
2 55 (2.67%) PMO
3 30 (1.46%) GDPR
4 27 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.83%) MiFID
7 16 (0.78%) SLA
8 15 (0.73%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.53%) EMIR
10 10 (0.49%) SEPA
11 9 (0.44%) GxP
12 7 (0.34%) PSD2
13 6 (0.29%) ISO 8583
13 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.19%) AIFMD
15 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.15%) UCITS
16 2 (0.097%) COBIT
16 2 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.39%) Docker
4 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (1.02%) SCCM
2 18 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.29%) Ansible
3 6 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.29%) QRadar
4 5 (0.24%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.15%) Grafana
5 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.15%) Kibana
6 2 (0.097%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.097%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.097%) SCSM
6 2 (0.097%) Terraform
7 1 (0.049%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.049%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.049%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.049%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 226 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 124 (6.02%) SAP
3 72 (3.50%) Oracle
4 69 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (2.43%) ServiceNow
6 33 (1.60%) Google
7 29 (1.41%) Tableau
8 24 (1.17%) Sparx
9 20 (0.97%) IBM
10 18 (0.87%) Blue Prism
11 16 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.78%) JD Edwards
11 16 (0.78%) VMware
12 14 (0.68%) BMC
13 12 (0.58%) hybris
13 12 (0.58%) Informatica
13 12 (0.58%) Workday
14 11 (0.53%) Citrix
15 10 (0.49%) HP
15 10 (0.49%) MuleSoft