Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 106 75
Rank change year-on-year +11 -31 -9
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1,024 2,037 2,974
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.43% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.77% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 1,395 2,133
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £340 £331
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -24.53% +2.19%
10th Percentile £25.46 £11.85 £24.03
90th Percentile £55.63 £53.00 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.50% -24.53% -

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 36,647 73,475 80,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.67% 87.67% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,439 48,915 53,681
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 1,906 2,134
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -13.08%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.21 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis in England.

Daily rate trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analysis in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis in England.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in England

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analysis in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +6 513 £525 +5.00% 26
South East +15 185 £446 -5.11% 11
North of England +19 149 £440 +3.53% 7
South West +11 81 £500 +17.65% 14
North West -6 68 £413 -4.35% 4
Yorkshire +45 65 £450 +11.11% 3
East of England +21 48 £445 -1.11% 3
Midlands -14 43 £444 +7.25% 10
West Midlands +5 31 £450 +5.88% 8
North East +25 16 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands +17 11 £401 +7.72% 2
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 491 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (30.47%) Finance
3 206 (20.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 159 (15.53%) Banking
5 149 (14.55%) Requirements Gathering
6 146 (14.26%) Security Cleared
7 140 (13.67%) DevOps
8 129 (12.60%) AWS
9 124 (12.11%) Java
10 123 (12.01%) Asset Management
11 122 (11.91%) Front Office
12 121 (11.82%) Project Management
12 121 (11.82%) User Stories
13 119 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
14 116 (11.33%) SQL
14 116 (11.33%) Decision-Making
15 115 (11.23%) Derivative
15 115 (11.23%) Azure
16 111 (10.84%) Migration
17 109 (10.64%) Fixed Income
18 108 (10.55%) Hedge funds
19 107 (10.45%) JavaScript
19 107 (10.45%) Web Services
20 106 (10.35%) Public Sector
21 103 (10.06%) Python
22 101 (9.86%) Investment Banking
23 100 (9.77%) Software Engineering
23 100 (9.77%) Equities
23 100 (9.77%) Project Delivery
24 99 (9.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 53 (5.18%) Confluence
2 31 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.27%) CMS
4 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.20%) Apache
6 2 (0.20%) Documentum
6 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle 10gAS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.20%) SAS
6 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.098%) IIS
7 1 (0.098%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 37 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.59%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.098%) Figma
Business Applications
1 23 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.98%) PolarLake
3 8 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
4 7 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.29%) Endur
6 3 (0.29%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.098%) Magento
8 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.098%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.098%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.098%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 129 (12.60%) AWS
2 115 (11.23%) Azure
3 65 (6.35%) GCP
4 27 (2.64%) Office 365
5 19 (1.86%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.27%) GitHub
8 11 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.98%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.78%) SaaS
11 7 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
11 7 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.68%) Serverless
12 5 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.39%) Trello
14 3 (0.29%) G Suite
15 2 (0.20%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.78%) Skype
2 7 (0.68%) Firewall
3 4 (0.39%) Intranet
3 4 (0.39%) WAN
4 3 (0.29%) DNS
4 3 (0.29%) Network Security
4 3 (0.29%) SMTP
4 3 (0.29%) VPN
5 2 (0.20%) Extranet
5 2 (0.20%) LAN
5 2 (0.20%) NAS
5 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.20%) WebEx
6 1 (0.098%) 4G
6 1 (0.098%) 5G
6 1 (0.098%) Internet
6 1 (0.098%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.098%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.098%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 32 (3.13%) Big Data
4 18 (1.76%) Power BI
5 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.98%) Data Lake
6 10 (0.98%) OLAP
6 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.88%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.59%) MySQL
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Smart View
10 5 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (9.38%) JIRA
2 38 (3.71%) RStudio
3 28 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 11 (1.07%) GitLab
6 8 (0.78%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.59%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.59%) Rational Rose
7 6 (0.59%) Selenium
8 5 (0.49%) Subversion
8 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.39%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
9 4 (0.39%) Snyk
9 4 (0.39%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
10 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.29%) Postman
10 3 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 312 (30.47%) Finance
2 159 (15.53%) Banking
3 122 (11.91%) Front Office
4 106 (10.35%) Public Sector
5 101 (9.86%) Investment Banking
6 43 (4.20%) Marketing
7 40 (3.91%) Retail
8 29 (2.83%) Legal
9 23 (2.25%) Telecoms
10 22 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (1.66%) Back Office
12 15 (1.46%) Local Government
13 12 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.98%) Advertising
14 10 (0.98%) Law
15 8 (0.78%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.68%) Electronics
17 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
18 4 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 597 (58.30%) Analyst
2 539 (52.64%) Business Analyst
3 153 (14.94%) Developer
4 83 (8.11%) AWS Developer
5 53 (5.18%) AWS Engineer
6 46 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 43 (4.20%) Architect
8 41 (4.00%) Consultant
9 37 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
9 37 (3.61%) Senior Business Analyst
10 35 (3.42%) Java Developer
11 32 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 31 (3.03%) IT Analyst
12 31 (3.03%) Python Developer
13 29 (2.83%) Business IT Analyst
14 28 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
14 28 (2.73%) Technical Analyst
15 27 (2.64%) Digital Business Analyst
15 27 (2.64%) IT Business Analyst
16 26 (2.54%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (10.45%) Web Services
2 72 (7.03%) AngularJS
3 67 (6.54%) React
4 59 (5.76%) Vue.js
5 37 (3.61%) Node.js
6 36 (3.52%) .NET
7 28 (2.73%) J2EE
8 22 (2.15%) RESTful
9 21 (2.05%) XML
10 20 (1.95%) HTML
11 17 (1.66%) ASP.NET
12 16 (1.56%) CSS
13 15 (1.46%) REST
13 15 (1.46%) SOAP
14 13 (1.27%) Gherkin
15 11 (1.07%) Middleware
16 9 (0.88%) HTML5
17 7 (0.68%) .NET Framework
17 7 (0.68%) Entity Framework
17 7 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (11.23%) Derivative
3 109 (10.64%) Fixed Income
4 108 (10.55%) Hedge funds
5 100 (9.77%) Equities
6 99 (9.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (3.61%) User Experience
8 33 (3.22%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.66%) NHS
11 15 (1.46%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.37%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
14 12 (1.17%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.78%) Credit Risk
16 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.56%) Windows
2 8 (0.78%) Unix
3 6 (0.59%) Android
3 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.39%) Android TV
4 4 (0.39%) tvOS
5 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.20%) Linux
6 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (20.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 149 (14.55%) Requirements Gathering
4 140 (13.67%) DevOps
5 123 (12.01%) Asset Management
6 121 (11.82%) Project Management
6 121 (11.82%) User Stories
7 116 (11.33%) Decision-Making
8 111 (10.84%) Migration
9 100 (9.77%) Project Delivery
9 100 (9.77%) Software Engineering
10 95 (9.28%) Scrum
11 88 (8.59%) Investment Management
12 82 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (7.52%) Waterfall
14 75 (7.32%) Change Management
15 67 (6.54%) Data Analysis
16 66 (6.45%) Data Modelling
17 65 (6.35%) Portfolio Management
18 60 (5.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 124 (12.11%) Java
2 116 (11.33%) SQL
3 107 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 103 (10.06%) Python
5 29 (2.83%) C#
6 26 (2.54%) C
7 22 (2.15%) VBA
8 20 (1.95%) R
9 14 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.98%) MATLAB
12 7 (0.68%) Go
13 4 (0.39%) C++
13 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.29%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.29%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.29%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 98 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.27%) Degree
4 41 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 39 (3.81%) ISEB
6 19 (1.86%) IIBA
7 15 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.88%) CBAP
10 8 (0.78%) CISM
10 8 (0.78%) CISSP
11 7 (0.68%) CRISC
12 6 (0.59%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.59%) PMP
13 5 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.39%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.91%) QA
2 21 (2.05%) GDPR
3 20 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.07%) PMO
5 8 (0.78%) SLA
6 5 (0.49%) MiFID
7 4 (0.39%) GxP
7 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.29%) EMIR
8 3 (0.29%) NCSC
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.20%) GAAP
9 2 (0.20%) RMADS
9 2 (0.20%) SEPA
10 1 (0.098%) GMP
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.07%) Docker
2 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) HDFS
4 1 (0.098%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (1.07%) Terraform
2 4 (0.39%) Ansible
2 4 (0.39%) Puppet
3 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.098%) Control-M
5 1 (0.098%) Grafana
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 83 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 71 (6.93%) Google
3 48 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (4.49%) Bloomberg
5 41 (4.00%) Oracle
6 35 (3.42%) SAP
7 19 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.27%) Cognos
9 12 (1.17%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.88%) Tableau
11 8 (0.78%) HP
11 8 (0.78%) IBM
11 8 (0.78%) Reuters
12 7 (0.68%) Remedy
13 6 (0.59%) Adobe
13 6 (0.59%) Pega
14 5 (0.49%) Blue Prism
15 4 (0.39%) hybris
15 4 (0.39%) Sybase
15 4 (0.39%) Trayport