Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 66 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3046 3276 3720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.22% 3.33% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 3.95% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2200 2348 2693
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 35
England median hourly rate £32.00 £34.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.57% +14.17% -4.76%
10th Percentile £18.03 £16.50 £18.72
90th Percentile £67.75 £46.88 £47.39
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £34.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.84% +14.17% -4.76%

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 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -7 1660 £500 +5.26% 94
South East -10 468 £425 +3.66% 35
North of England +8 332 £400 +1.59% 45
Midlands -6 270 £400 -3.03% 23
North West +6 176 £420 +8.39% 21
East of England -20 168 £425 +14.86% 10
Yorkshire +9 137 £400 +0.63% 21
West Midlands -4 137 £388 -3.13% 18
South West -9 137 £375 -6.25% 17
East Midlands -7 120 £425 - 5
North East +35 20 £385 -14.44% 3
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1067 (35.03%) Finance
2 986 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
3 703 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 508 (16.68%) Banking
5 480 (15.76%) Project Management
6 444 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
7 401 (13.16%) SQL
8 311 (10.21%) Scrum
9 292 (9.59%) User Stories
10 282 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 271 (8.90%) Change Management
12 258 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 254 (8.34%) Microsoft
14 249 (8.17%) Data Analysis
15 248 (8.14%) Use Case
16 222 (7.29%) Retail
16 222 (7.29%) SDLC
17 219 (7.19%) MS Visio
18 216 (7.09%) Degree
19 211 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
20 197 (6.47%) Oracle
21 196 (6.43%) Data Modelling
22 195 (6.40%) Migration
23 177 (5.81%) Investment Banking
23 177 (5.81%) Analytics
24 176 (5.78%) ISEB
25 173 (5.68%) GDPR
26 171 (5.61%) JIRA
27 169 (5.55%) CRM
28 164 (5.38%) Microsoft Office

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 82 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.59%) Confluence
3 34 (1.12%) CMS
4 24 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.43%) JBoss
6 13 (0.43%) SAS
7 11 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.33%) Documentum
9 8 (0.26%) DNN
9 8 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.16%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.16%) Smallworld
12 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 219 (7.19%) MS Visio
2 164 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 137 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 67 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
5 65 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.098%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 72 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.92%) Temenos T24
3 17 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.43%) Maximo
6 13 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.23%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.20%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.67%) Office 365
2 38 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.95%) SaaS
4 21 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.26%) PaaS
10 7 (0.23%) Yammer
11 6 (0.20%) GitHub
11 6 (0.20%) IaaS
12 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.13%) BPaaS
13 4 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.13%) Trello
14 3 (0.098%) Algolia
14 3 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.098%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.85%) Internet
1 26 (0.85%) SMS
2 13 (0.43%) Intranet
3 8 (0.26%) Firewall
3 8 (0.26%) HTTP
4 7 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.20%) Broadband
5 6 (0.20%) Skype
5 6 (0.20%) WAN
6 5 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.16%) Wireless
7 3 (0.098%) iBeacon
7 3 (0.098%) NAS
7 3 (0.098%) Network Security
7 3 (0.098%) SAN
7 3 (0.098%) VoIP
8 2 (0.066%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.066%) LAN
8 2 (0.066%) LDAP
8 2 (0.066%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (2.27%) Big Data
4 56 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 50 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (1.05%) QlikView
9 31 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 22 (0.72%) Blockchain
11 18 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.56%) DB2
13 16 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.43%) MS Access
15 13 (0.43%) NoSQL
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
16 11 (0.36%) Essbase
16 11 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 171 (5.61%) JIRA
2 31 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.39%) MSTest
7 12 (0.39%) Selenium
8 11 (0.36%) JUnit
8 11 (0.36%) NUnit
9 9 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.26%) gulp
11 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.23%) ERwin
11 7 (0.23%) Maven
12 6 (0.20%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 1067 (35.03%) Finance
2 508 (16.68%) Banking
3 222 (7.29%) Retail
4 177 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 156 (5.12%) Front Office
6 108 (3.55%) Marketing
7 106 (3.48%) Telecoms
8 82 (2.69%) Legal
9 75 (2.46%) Manufacturing
10 74 (2.43%) Back Office
11 69 (2.27%) Retail Banking
12 47 (1.54%) Law
13 36 (1.18%) Advertising
13 36 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.85%) Publishing
16 23 (0.76%) Electronics
17 21 (0.69%) Billing
18 14 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
18 14 (0.46%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2288 (75.11%) Analyst
2 2074 (68.09%) Business Analyst
3 196 (6.43%) Project Manager
4 192 (6.30%) Developer
5 157 (5.15%) Agile Business Analyst
6 148 (4.86%) Banking Analyst
7 147 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
8 143 (4.69%) IT Business Analyst
9 140 (4.60%) IT Analyst
10 138 (4.53%) Business IT Analyst
11 136 (4.46%) Senior Business Analyst
12 135 (4.43%) Digital Business Analyst
13 132 (4.33%) Digital Analyst
14 130 (4.27%) Data Business Analyst
15 119 (3.91%) Financial Analyst
16 104 (3.41%) Architect
16 104 (3.41%) Finance Business Analyst
17 103 (3.38%) Banking Business Analyst
18 101 (3.32%) Consultant
19 100 (3.28%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (2.92%) .NET
2 63 (2.07%) HTML
3 50 (1.64%) CSS
4 48 (1.58%) XML
5 39 (1.28%) Web Services
6 31 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 31 (1.02%) CSS3
6 31 (1.02%) HTML5
7 30 (0.98%) RESTful
8 27 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 26 (0.85%) SOAP
10 25 (0.82%) jQuery
11 24 (0.79%) JSON
12 23 (0.76%) Spring
13 22 (0.72%) .NET Framework
14 20 (0.66%) J2EE
14 20 (0.66%) Middleware
14 20 (0.66%) REST
15 19 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 444 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.14%) Fixed Income
3 125 (4.10%) Derivative
3 125 (4.10%) User Experience
4 112 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 69 (2.27%) Equities
7 61 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 43 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 34 (1.12%) Market Risk
10 34 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.05%) OTC Derivatives
12 28 (0.92%) Computer Science
13 25 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 25 (0.82%) Fintech
14 23 (0.76%) Credit Risk
15 22 (0.72%) NHS
15 22 (0.72%) Reference Data
16 20 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 69 (2.27%) Windows
2 68 (2.23%) Unix
3 31 (1.02%) Linux
4 10 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.26%) Solaris
6 6 (0.20%) Android
6 6 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.20%) HPUX
6 6 (0.20%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.098%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.033%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.033%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 480 (15.76%) Project Management
4 311 (10.21%) Scrum
5 292 (9.59%) User Stories
6 282 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 271 (8.90%) Change Management
8 258 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 249 (8.17%) Data Analysis
10 248 (8.14%) Use Case
11 222 (7.29%) SDLC
12 211 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
13 196 (6.43%) Data Modelling
14 195 (6.40%) Migration
15 177 (5.81%) Analytics
16 169 (5.55%) CRM
17 159 (5.22%) PRINCE2
18 157 (5.15%) GAP Analysis
19 149 (4.89%) Asset Management
20 145 (4.76%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 401 (13.16%) SQL
2 102 (3.35%) Java
3 71 (2.33%) C#
4 67 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 38 (1.25%) Python
6 31 (1.02%) C
7 30 (0.98%) R
7 30 (0.98%) VBA
8 26 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 25 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.43%) PHP
11 12 (0.39%) Scala
12 8 (0.26%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.20%) Perl
14 5 (0.16%) ABAP
14 5 (0.16%) C++
14 5 (0.16%) VB
15 4 (0.13%) RPG
16 3 (0.098%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.098%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 216 (7.09%) Degree
2 176 (5.78%) ISEB
3 142 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 91 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.58%) IIBA
6 40 (1.31%) PMP
7 37 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 32 (1.05%) CBAP
9 28 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.46%) CISM
14 14 (0.46%) CISSP
14 14 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
17 9 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (5.68%) GDPR
2 140 (4.60%) MiFID
3 135 (4.43%) QA
4 67 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 55 (1.81%) EMIR
6 51 (1.67%) PMO
7 47 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.95%) SLA
9 22 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
10 19 (0.62%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
12 10 (0.33%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.26%) GxP
13 8 (0.26%) PSD2
14 7 (0.23%) COBIT
14 7 (0.23%) FATCA
15 6 (0.20%) COREP
15 6 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
16 5 (0.16%) FINREP
16 5 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.098%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (0.098%) XenApp
3 3 (0.098%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.066%) IAG
4 2 (0.066%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.033%) Docker
5 1 (0.033%) Firmware
5 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.36%) SCCM
3 9 (0.30%) SCOM
4 3 (0.098%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.098%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.066%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.033%) Control-M
6 1 (0.033%) Kibana
6 1 (0.033%) logstash
6 1 (0.033%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 254 (8.34%) Microsoft
2 197 (6.47%) Oracle
3 119 (3.91%) SAP
4 74 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (1.81%) ServiceNow
6 50 (1.64%) Tableau
7 41 (1.35%) Bloomberg
8 36 (1.18%) IBM
9 27 (0.89%) Charles River
10 25 (0.82%) Google
10 25 (0.82%) HP
11 24 (0.79%) Temenos
12 19 (0.62%) Adobe
12 19 (0.62%) Workday
13 17 (0.56%) Informatica
14 16 (0.53%) hybris
15 15 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (0.43%) Progress
17 12 (0.39%) JDA
17 12 (0.39%) Netezza