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 3 months to 27 June 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.

Business Analysis
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 59 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1448 1769 1882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.57% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 4.27% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1259 1328
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £381
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 24
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.40 £40.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -19.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £25.30 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.80 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £44.22
% change year-on-year +17.54% -35.54%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 788 £500 +5.26% 173
South East -21 232 £425 +6.25% 50
North West -12 91 £375 - 23
South West +11 82 £375 - 26
West Midlands -5 70 £350 -9.67% 36
Yorkshire +9 61 £388 +1.63% 38
East of England -44 54 £405 +1.25% 21
East Midlands -24 47 £450 +5.88% 12
North East +56 11 £385 -9.41% 7
Midlands +7 5 £375 -21.05% 48
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 962 (33.59%) Finance
2 853 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (21.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 499 (17.42%) Project Management
5 453 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
6 452 (15.78%) Banking
7 399 (13.93%) SQL
8 282 (9.85%) SDLC
9 271 (9.46%) Use Case
10 253 (8.83%) Change Management
11 252 (8.80%) Data Analysis
12 250 (8.73%) Oracle
13 246 (8.59%) Microsoft
14 243 (8.48%) User Stories
15 239 (8.34%) Degree
16 230 (8.03%) Waterfall
17 225 (7.86%) Retail
18 224 (7.82%) Scrum
19 210 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
20 200 (6.98%) Migration
21 197 (6.88%) CRM
22 193 (6.74%) ISEB
23 191 (6.67%) PRINCE2
24 186 (6.49%) Data Modelling
25 180 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
26 179 (6.25%) MS Visio
27 175 (6.11%) Investment Banking
28 174 (6.08%) ITIL
28 174 (6.08%) Analytics
29 172 (6.01%) Workflow

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 94 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.34%) Confluence
3 32 (1.12%) CMS
4 20 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 18 (0.63%) Documentum
6 15 (0.52%) SAS
7 13 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.28%) DNN
12 7 (0.24%) Apache
13 6 (0.21%) JBoss
13 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.14%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.14%) Moodle
14 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 179 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 127 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 71 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.10%) SPSS
8 2 (0.070%) Stata
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 85 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.59%) SAP CO
6 16 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 16 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.49%) Maximo
8 13 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 12 (0.42%) Sonata
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.35%) SAP HCM
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.28%) NetSuite
14 7 (0.24%) iTrent
14 7 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
15 6 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.23%) Office 365
2 47 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.36%) SaaS
4 16 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.38%) PaaS
6 10 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.31%) IaaS
7 9 (0.31%) Yammer
8 7 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
9 6 (0.21%) G Suite
9 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.17%) Force.com
10 5 (0.17%) Trello
11 4 (0.14%) BPaaS
11 4 (0.14%) GitHub
12 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.070%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.035%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.56%) Intranet
2 15 (0.52%) Internet
3 12 (0.42%) Skype
4 10 (0.35%) Firewall
4 10 (0.35%) HTTP
5 8 (0.28%) LDAP
6 6 (0.21%) WAN
6 6 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.17%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.17%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.17%) Wireless
8 4 (0.14%) Broadband
8 4 (0.14%) Extranet
8 4 (0.14%) LAN
8 4 (0.14%) SMS
8 4 (0.14%) VPN
9 3 (0.10%) FTP
9 3 (0.10%) SAN
9 3 (0.10%) SSL
9 3 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (4.16%) Relational Database
2 96 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 60 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (1.82%) Big Data
5 39 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (1.05%) DB2
9 26 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (0.63%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.59%) NoSQL
17 14 (0.49%) SAP BW
17 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 124 (4.33%) JIRA
2 20 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.35%) NUnit
6 9 (0.31%) MSTest
7 8 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.28%) Subversion
8 7 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.21%) Selenium
10 5 (0.17%) ERwin
11 4 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.14%) JUnit
11 4 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
11 4 (0.14%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 962 (33.59%) Finance
2 452 (15.78%) Banking
3 225 (7.86%) Retail
4 175 (6.11%) Investment Banking
5 155 (5.41%) Front Office
6 122 (4.26%) Marketing
7 97 (3.39%) Telecoms
8 86 (3.00%) Legal
9 78 (2.72%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.99%) Back Office
11 49 (1.71%) Law
12 38 (1.33%) Advertising
13 35 (1.22%) Financial Institution
14 31 (1.08%) Publishing
15 28 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (0.87%) Private Banking
17 23 (0.80%) Automotive
17 23 (0.80%) Billing
17 23 (0.80%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2081 (72.66%) Analyst
2 1835 (64.07%) Business Analyst
3 226 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 157 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
5 152 (5.31%) Consultant
6 150 (5.24%) Senior Business Analyst
7 149 (5.20%) IT Analyst
8 147 (5.13%) Business IT Analyst
9 142 (4.96%) IT Business Analyst
10 122 (4.26%) Developer
11 117 (4.09%) Architect
12 116 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
12 116 (4.05%) Banking Analyst
13 112 (3.91%) Data Business Analyst
14 110 (3.84%) Project Analyst
15 107 (3.74%) Digital Analyst
16 105 (3.67%) Digital Business Analyst
17 102 (3.56%) MiFID Business Analyst
18 101 (3.53%) Financial Analyst
19 97 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.63%) XML
2 85 (2.97%) Web Services
3 70 (2.44%) .NET
4 68 (2.37%) HTML
5 45 (1.57%) CSS
6 27 (0.94%) HTML5
7 24 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 23 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 22 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 21 (0.73%) SOAP
11 19 (0.66%) Middleware
12 16 (0.56%) REST
13 15 (0.52%) jQuery
14 14 (0.49%) Node.js
15 13 (0.45%) CSS3
16 11 (0.38%) JSON
17 10 (0.35%) Entity Framework
17 10 (0.35%) FpML
18 9 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (0.31%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 453 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 106 (3.70%) Derivative
4 90 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 71 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 69 (2.41%) User Experience
7 59 (2.06%) Equities
8 36 (1.26%) Reference Data
9 34 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 31 (1.08%) Fintech
10 31 (1.08%) Market Risk
11 30 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 30 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
12 28 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 28 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 26 (0.91%) PMI
14 25 (0.87%) Credit Risk
14 25 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
15 24 (0.84%) Computer Science
16 20 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 75 (2.62%) Windows
2 55 (1.92%) Unix
3 30 (1.05%) Linux
4 13 (0.45%) Windows Vista
5 10 (0.35%) Android
6 8 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.17%) Solaris
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.10%) CentOS
10 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.10%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.070%) AIX
11 2 (0.070%) VMS
12 1 (0.035%) HPUX
12 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (21.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 499 (17.42%) Project Management
4 282 (9.85%) SDLC
5 271 (9.46%) Use Case
6 253 (8.83%) Change Management
7 252 (8.80%) Data Analysis
8 243 (8.48%) User Stories
9 230 (8.03%) Waterfall
10 224 (7.82%) Scrum
11 210 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 200 (6.98%) Migration
13 197 (6.88%) CRM
14 191 (6.67%) PRINCE2
15 186 (6.49%) Data Modelling
16 180 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
17 174 (6.08%) Analytics
17 174 (6.08%) ITIL
18 172 (6.01%) Workflow
19 154 (5.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 399 (13.93%) SQL
2 70 (2.44%) Python
3 67 (2.34%) Java
4 66 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 63 (2.20%) C#
6 46 (1.61%) C
7 24 (0.84%) R
8 23 (0.80%) VBA
9 21 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.38%) Scala
10 11 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.35%) C++
12 8 (0.28%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.24%) ABAP
13 7 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.21%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.17%) PHP
15 5 (0.17%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.14%) Perl
16 4 (0.14%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 239 (8.34%) Degree
2 193 (6.74%) ISEB
3 131 (4.57%) Security Cleared
4 82 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.75%) IIBA
6 48 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 34 (1.19%) CBAP
8 33 (1.15%) PMP
9 26 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (0.38%) ACCA
12 11 (0.38%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.35%) CIMA
13 10 (0.35%) CITP
14 9 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.90%) MiFID
2 120 (4.19%) QA
3 55 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 46 (1.61%) GDPR
5 45 (1.57%) EMIR
6 44 (1.54%) PMO
7 36 (1.26%) SLA
8 29 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
9 24 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (0.45%) Solvency II
11 12 (0.42%) Basel III
11 12 (0.42%) IFRS
11 12 (0.42%) SEPA
12 11 (0.38%) GxP
12 11 (0.38%) IFRS 9
12 11 (0.38%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.21%) FATCA
15 5 (0.17%) Basel II
15 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.14%) Docker
4 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.070%) Xen
6 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.035%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.035%) HDFS
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.035%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.035%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.035%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.035%) XenApp
6 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.31%) SCCM
2 9 (0.31%) SCOM
3 3 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
3 3 (0.10%) PowerCLI
3 3 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.070%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.070%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.070%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.035%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.035%) Control-M
5 1 (0.035%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.035%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.035%) Oozie
5 1 (0.035%) OpenView
5 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.035%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 250 (8.73%) Oracle
2 246 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 141 (4.92%) SAP
4 68 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (1.29%) ServiceNow
6 34 (1.19%) IBM
7 30 (1.05%) HP
8 26 (0.91%) Cognos
8 26 (0.91%) Tableau
9 21 (0.73%) Workday
10 20 (0.70%) Bloomberg
11 19 (0.66%) Pega
12 16 (0.56%) Informatica
12 16 (0.56%) Murex
13 14 (0.49%) Cisco
14 13 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
14 13 (0.45%) Sybase
15 12 (0.42%) Adobe
15 12 (0.42%) Google
15 12 (0.42%) JD Edwards
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
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City, London
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Clearwater People Solutions
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Rate: From £400 to £463 per day
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London
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Colston Consulting
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £430 to £463 per day
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London
JM
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Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
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Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
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West Midlands
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Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
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London
Experis Ltd
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London
McGregor Boyall
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CoreCom Consulting
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London
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London
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Essex
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Hampshire
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