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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1412 1641 1746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.39% 3.32% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 4.00% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1190 1240
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +2.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 18
Median hourly rate £43.48 £40.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.68% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.74 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +12.22%  

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 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -12 658 £475 +5.55% 140
South East +13 287 £425 +6.25% 48
East of England +3 90 £423 -0.58% 13
Yorkshire +3 81 £385 +2.66% 16
North West +6 77 £425 +13.33% 22
East Midlands +9 70 £375 -6.25% 13
West Midlands -17 68 £390 -5.45% 29
South West -25 62 £400 - 18
North East -25 11 £363 -9.37% 7
Midlands +9 3 £500 +33.33%
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 964 (33.43%) Finance
2 832 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 593 (20.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 459 (15.92%) Project Management
5 422 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
6 411 (14.25%) Banking
7 387 (13.42%) SQL
8 274 (9.50%) SDLC
9 254 (8.81%) Data Analysis
10 250 (8.67%) Use Case
10 250 (8.67%) Microsoft
11 244 (8.46%) Change Management
12 243 (8.43%) Degree
13 238 (8.25%) Scrum
14 236 (8.18%) Oracle
15 227 (7.87%) Retail
16 218 (7.56%) CRM
17 211 (7.32%) Waterfall
18 202 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 201 (6.97%) User Stories
20 193 (6.69%) ISEB
21 191 (6.62%) Data Modelling
22 187 (6.48%) MS Excel
23 183 (6.35%) Migration
23 183 (6.35%) PRINCE2
24 179 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
25 167 (5.79%) Security Cleared
26 162 (5.62%) Process Improvement
27 158 (5.48%) ITIL
28 154 (5.34%) 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
1 116 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.94%) Confluence
3 35 (1.21%) CMS
4 23 (0.80%) Skype for Business
5 18 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (0.45%) SAS
7 13 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.31%) Documentum
10 8 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.17%) Apache
12 5 (0.17%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.14%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 187 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 143 (4.96%) MS Visio
3 112 (3.88%) MS Office
4 56 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 50 (1.73%) MS Project
6 19 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.10%) SPSS
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.069%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.069%) Stata
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 95 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.73%) Sonata
4 20 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 13 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.35%) SAP HCM
9 9 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.28%) Tercero
11 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.43%) Office 365
2 40 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.07%) SaaS
4 13 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
4 13 (0.45%) PaaS
5 12 (0.42%) Yammer
6 10 (0.35%) IaaS
7 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.24%) Force.com
8 7 (0.24%) GitHub
9 6 (0.21%) G Suite
9 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.069%) Slack
12 2 (0.069%) Trello
13 1 (0.035%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.035%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (0.94%) Internet
2 17 (0.59%) Intranet
3 15 (0.52%) LDAP
4 11 (0.38%) HTTP
5 9 (0.31%) Skype
6 7 (0.24%) Firewall
7 6 (0.21%) WAN
8 5 (0.17%) Network Security
8 5 (0.17%) SSL
8 5 (0.17%) VoIP
9 4 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.14%) DMZ
9 4 (0.14%) Extranet
9 4 (0.14%) LAN
9 4 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.14%) VPN
10 3 (0.10%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.10%) DNS
10 3 (0.10%) FTP
10 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 85 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 48 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.63%) Big Data
7 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
9 31 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
10 30 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 29 (1.01%) DB2
11 29 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 22 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
13 20 (0.69%) Power BI
13 20 (0.69%) QlikView
14 19 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 17 (0.59%) SAP BW
15 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (3.92%) JIRA
2 28 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.59%) Eclipse
5 15 (0.52%) NUnit
5 15 (0.52%) Selenium
6 14 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.38%) JUnit
9 10 (0.35%) Subversion
10 9 (0.31%) MSTest
11 8 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.24%) ERwin
13 5 (0.17%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.17%) Rational Rose
13 5 (0.17%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.14%) JDeveloper
14 4 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
General
1 964 (33.43%) Finance
2 411 (14.25%) Banking
3 227 (7.87%) Retail
4 134 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 125 (4.33%) Marketing
6 120 (4.16%) Front Office
7 103 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 88 (3.05%) Manufacturing
9 73 (2.53%) Legal
10 57 (1.98%) Back Office
11 35 (1.21%) Publishing
12 34 (1.18%) Advertising
13 30 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 29 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (0.87%) Automotive
16 24 (0.83%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.73%) Billing
17 21 (0.73%) Electronics
18 20 (0.69%) Law
19 19 (0.66%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2009 (69.66%) Analyst
2 1769 (61.34%) Business Analyst
3 184 (6.38%) Consultant
4 181 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
5 179 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 174 (6.03%) Senior Business Analyst
7 155 (5.37%) Developer
8 143 (4.96%) Digital Analyst
9 138 (4.79%) Architect
10 136 (4.72%) Digital Business Analyst
11 119 (4.13%) Data Business Analyst
12 116 (4.02%) Agile Business Analyst
13 102 (3.54%) IT Analyst
14 101 (3.50%) Business IT Analyst
14 101 (3.50%) IT Business Analyst
15 93 (3.22%) Financial Analyst
16 91 (3.16%) Finance Business Analyst
16 91 (3.16%) Project Analyst
17 88 (3.05%) Insurance Business Analyst
18 87 (3.02%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (3.88%) Web Services
2 106 (3.68%) XML
3 97 (3.36%) .NET
4 56 (1.94%) HTML
5 29 (1.01%) SOAP
6 28 (0.97%) CSS
7 26 (0.90%) AngularJS
7 26 (0.90%) HTML5
8 22 (0.76%) REST
9 21 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 19 (0.66%) WCF
11 18 (0.62%) Spring
12 17 (0.59%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.52%) jQuery
14 14 (0.49%) COM
14 14 (0.49%) JSON
15 13 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
16 12 (0.42%) Entity Framework
16 12 (0.42%) FpML
17 10 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 422 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.36%) Derivative
4 86 (2.98%) User Experience
5 83 (2.88%) Fixed Income
6 63 (2.18%) Equities
6 63 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 39 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 38 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 38 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
10 26 (0.90%) Market Risk
10 26 (0.90%) Reference Data
11 24 (0.83%) Computer Science
12 23 (0.80%) Fintech
12 23 (0.80%) SWIFT
13 21 (0.73%) iPad
13 21 (0.73%) PMI
13 21 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 94 (3.26%) Windows
2 60 (2.08%) Unix
3 42 (1.46%) Linux
4 20 (0.69%) Android
5 17 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.42%) Windows Vista
8 10 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.17%) HPUX
11 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.10%) CentOS
12 3 (0.10%) MVS
13 2 (0.069%) AIX
13 2 (0.069%) Solaris
13 2 (0.069%) VMS
14 1 (0.035%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (20.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 459 (15.92%) Project Management
4 274 (9.50%) SDLC
5 254 (8.81%) Data Analysis
6 250 (8.67%) Use Case
7 244 (8.46%) Change Management
8 238 (8.25%) Scrum
9 218 (7.56%) CRM
10 211 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 202 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 201 (6.97%) User Stories
13 191 (6.62%) Data Modelling
14 183 (6.35%) Migration
14 183 (6.35%) PRINCE2
15 179 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 162 (5.62%) Process Improvement
17 158 (5.48%) ITIL
18 154 (5.34%) Workflow
19 147 (5.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 387 (13.42%) SQL
2 89 (3.09%) Java
3 87 (3.02%) C#
4 71 (2.46%) Python
5 58 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 56 (1.94%) C
7 27 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 26 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 21 (0.73%) VBA
10 16 (0.55%) ABAP
11 15 (0.52%) Scala
12 14 (0.49%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.35%) C++
13 10 (0.35%) Perl
13 10 (0.35%) R
14 9 (0.31%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.24%) Ruby
16 5 (0.17%) COBOL
16 5 (0.17%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 243 (8.43%) Degree
2 193 (6.69%) ISEB
3 167 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 119 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.66%) IIBA
6 41 (1.42%) CBAP
6 41 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 38 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 30 (1.04%) PMP
9 22 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (0.59%) CISSP
11 16 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.52%) CISA
13 14 (0.49%) ACCA
13 14 (0.49%) APMG
14 13 (0.45%) CIMA
15 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.38%) CITP
16 11 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.03%) MiFID
2 109 (3.78%) QA
3 56 (1.94%) PMO
4 52 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 37 (1.28%) EMIR
6 25 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
6 25 (0.87%) SLA
7 24 (0.83%) FATCA
8 19 (0.66%) IFRS
9 18 (0.62%) GDPR
9 18 (0.62%) Solvency II
10 16 (0.55%) IFRS 9
11 13 (0.45%) Basel III
11 13 (0.45%) SEPA
12 11 (0.38%) COBIT
13 10 (0.35%) GxP
13 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.10%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.069%) Docker
5 2 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.035%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.035%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.24%) SCCM
3 6 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.21%) Puppet
3 6 (0.21%) SCOM
4 5 (0.17%) Control-M
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.10%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.035%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.035%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.035%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.035%) MOM
6 1 (0.035%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 250 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 236 (8.18%) Oracle
3 148 (5.13%) SAP
4 60 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 36 (1.25%) HP
7 31 (1.07%) IBM
8 29 (1.01%) Cognos
8 29 (1.01%) Tableau
9 23 (0.80%) Adobe
10 22 (0.76%) Informatica
11 20 (0.69%) FNZ
12 19 (0.66%) Google
12 19 (0.66%) Infor
13 18 (0.62%) Pega
14 17 (0.59%) Avaloq
14 17 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (0.59%) Workday
15 14 (0.49%) Hyperion
16 13 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
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