Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 110 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 -39 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1,389 2,113 3,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 2.37% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.70% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 1,428 2,145
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £335 £340
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 43
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.36 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -8.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £24.23 £15.25 £20.75
90th Percentile £56.13 £78.17 £60.70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.68 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.92% -8.68% -8.45%

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 52,301 78,206 80,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.23% 87.56% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,244 52,324 53,839
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,684 1,958 1,947
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.79 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -0.86% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.56 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -0.59% -2.04%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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 +8 688 £500 - 105
South East +26 227 £446 -4.34% 66
North of England +21 213 £413 +1.85% 52
South West +8 119 £469 +10.29% 33
North West +13 115 £383 -10.00% 25
Yorkshire +34 81 £425 +4.94% 19
Midlands -45 76 £450 +5.88% 46
East of England +5 61 £450 +12.50% 14
West Midlands -20 53 £450 +5.88% 28
East Midlands +2 22 £450 +20.00% 18
North East +6 17 £425 +13.33% 8
South Coast +3 1 - -
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 560 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (25.20%) Finance
3 302 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 215 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
5 212 (15.26%) Project Management
6 190 (13.68%) User Stories
7 170 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
8 151 (10.87%) Public Sector
9 145 (10.44%) JIRA
10 143 (10.30%) Security Cleared
11 139 (10.01%) Microsoft
12 132 (9.50%) Scrum
13 127 (9.14%) Data Modelling
14 125 (9.00%) SQL
15 122 (8.78%) Data Analysis
16 120 (8.64%) Project Delivery
17 116 (8.35%) Migration
18 115 (8.28%) Banking
19 113 (8.14%) Analytics
20 109 (7.85%) Workshop Facilitation
21 107 (7.70%) Azure
22 102 (7.34%) SC Cleared
23 97 (6.98%) Waterfall
24 96 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
25 91 (6.55%) Degree
26 88 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
27 83 (5.98%) Acceptance Criteria
28 82 (5.90%) Change Management
29 81 (5.83%) Confluence
29 81 (5.83%) Decision-Making

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 81 (5.83%) Confluence
2 50 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.65%) SAS
4 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.43%) CMS
6 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
6 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.22%) Documentum
7 3 (0.22%) IIS
7 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.14%) Appian
8 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.072%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.072%) Camunda
9 1 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.072%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (5.18%) MS Visio
3 49 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 34 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.86%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.72%) PolarLake
5 9 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.29%) Magento
8 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.14%) Maximo
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.14%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 107 (7.70%) Azure
2 63 (4.54%) AWS
3 49 (3.53%) Power Platform
4 35 (2.52%) Office 365
5 29 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (1.37%) GCP
7 18 (1.30%) SaaS
8 8 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.43%) Google Drive
10 6 (0.43%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Flow
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.29%) G Suite
12 4 (0.29%) PaaS
12 4 (0.29%) Slack
13 3 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.50%) Internet
2 5 (0.36%) DNS
2 5 (0.36%) WAN
3 4 (0.29%) Intranet
3 4 (0.29%) Network Security
3 4 (0.29%) Skype
4 3 (0.22%) LAN
4 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.22%) VPN
5 2 (0.14%) Extranet
5 2 (0.14%) Firewall
5 2 (0.14%) NAS
5 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.14%) WebEx
6 1 (0.072%) 4G
6 1 (0.072%) 5G
6 1 (0.072%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.072%) MVNO
6 1 (0.072%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.072%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 48 (3.46%) Power BI
4 37 (2.66%) Big Data
5 24 (1.73%) Data Lake
6 23 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.72%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.58%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.58%) OLAP
14 8 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.50%) DB2
15 7 (0.50%) MySQL
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (10.44%) JIRA
2 24 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.58%) PowerDesigner
5 6 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.43%) RStudio
5 6 (0.43%) Selenium
5 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.36%) Postman
6 5 (0.36%) SpecFlow
6 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.29%) Android Studio
7 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.22%) Maven
8 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (0.22%) webpack
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 350 (25.20%) Finance
2 151 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 115 (8.28%) Banking
4 59 (4.25%) Marketing
5 54 (3.89%) Front Office
6 53 (3.82%) Retail
7 40 (2.88%) Investment Banking
8 34 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 33 (2.38%) Legal
10 27 (1.94%) Back Office
11 25 (1.80%) Local Government
12 24 (1.73%) Law
13 20 (1.44%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.79%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.58%) Advertising
17 8 (0.58%) Electronics
17 8 (0.58%) Publishing
18 6 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 908 (65.37%) Analyst
2 815 (58.68%) Business Analyst
3 98 (7.06%) Developer
4 75 (5.40%) Project Manager
5 73 (5.26%) Architect
6 59 (4.25%) Data Analyst
7 56 (4.03%) Agile Business Analyst
8 52 (3.74%) Data Business Analyst
8 52 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
9 45 (3.24%) Technical Business Analyst
10 43 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
11 40 (2.88%) Digital Analyst
11 40 (2.88%) Digital Business Analyst
12 38 (2.74%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 35 (2.52%) Consultant
13 35 (2.52%) Project Analyst
14 34 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
15 33 (2.38%) Salesforce Analyst
16 32 (2.30%) Salesforce Business Analyst
17 29 (2.09%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.03%) Web Services
2 34 (2.45%) XML
3 29 (2.09%) .NET
4 24 (1.73%) AngularJS
5 21 (1.51%) React
6 19 (1.37%) RESTful
7 14 (1.01%) Gherkin
7 14 (1.01%) REST
7 14 (1.01%) Vue.js
8 13 (0.94%) Node.js
9 11 (0.79%) SOAP
10 10 (0.72%) HTML
11 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.58%) HTML5
11 8 (0.58%) Middleware
12 7 (0.50%) CSS
12 7 (0.50%) Entity Framework
12 7 (0.50%) J2EE
12 7 (0.50%) MDX
12 7 (0.50%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 215 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.89%) Derivative
4 48 (3.46%) Equities
5 47 (3.38%) User Experience
6 40 (2.88%) Hedge funds
7 39 (2.81%) Fixed Income
8 32 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 32 (2.30%) NHS
9 30 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.08%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.94%) Reference Data
14 11 (0.79%) Smart Meter
15 10 (0.72%) SWIFT
16 8 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.66%) Windows
2 10 (0.72%) Android
3 7 (0.50%) Unix
4 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.29%) Android TV
5 4 (0.29%) tvOS
6 3 (0.22%) Linux
7 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.072%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 212 (15.26%) Project Management
4 190 (13.68%) User Stories
5 170 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
6 132 (9.50%) Scrum
7 127 (9.14%) Data Modelling
8 122 (8.78%) Data Analysis
9 120 (8.64%) Project Delivery
10 116 (8.35%) Migration
11 113 (8.14%) Analytics
12 109 (7.85%) Workshop Facilitation
13 97 (6.98%) Waterfall
14 96 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
15 83 (5.98%) Acceptance Criteria
16 82 (5.90%) Change Management
17 81 (5.83%) Decision-Making
18 80 (5.76%) Asset Management
18 80 (5.76%) Use Case
19 77 (5.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 125 (9.00%) SQL
2 42 (3.02%) Java
2 42 (3.02%) Python
3 36 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.16%) C
5 26 (1.87%) C#
6 24 (1.73%) T-SQL
7 12 (0.86%) C++
8 11 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.79%) R
9 10 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (0.50%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.43%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.43%) Scala
12 5 (0.36%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.36%) VBA
13 4 (0.29%) Delphi
14 3 (0.22%) ABAP
14 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 102 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 91 (6.55%) Degree
4 64 (4.61%) ISEB
5 36 (2.59%) IIBA
6 29 (2.09%) CBAP
7 21 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.58%) CCNA
11 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.43%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.43%) PMP
13 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.36%) MBA
15 4 (0.29%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.46%) QA
2 32 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.94%) PMO
4 17 (1.22%) GDPR
5 8 (0.58%) MiFID
5 8 (0.58%) SEPA
6 7 (0.50%) SLA
7 5 (0.36%) COBIT
7 5 (0.36%) EMIR
7 5 (0.36%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.36%) TARGET2
8 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.14%) Basel III
9 2 (0.14%) COREP
9 2 (0.14%) FINREP
9 2 (0.14%) GAAP
9 2 (0.14%) GxP
9 2 (0.14%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 9 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.072%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.072%) HDFS
4 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.29%) Ansible
2 3 (0.22%) Control-M
2 3 (0.22%) Puppet
3 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (0.14%) WMI
4 1 (0.072%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.072%) SCCM
4 1 (0.072%) Terraform
Vendors
1 139 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
3 55 (3.96%) Oracle
4 53 (3.82%) SAP
5 30 (2.16%) Google
6 25 (1.80%) ServiceNow
6 25 (1.80%) Tableau
7 18 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 16 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.94%) Cisco
10 11 (0.79%) IBM
11 10 (0.72%) VMware
12 9 (0.65%) Adobe
12 9 (0.65%) Reuters
13 7 (0.50%) HP
14 6 (0.43%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.43%) hybris
14 6 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (0.43%) Remedy
14 6 (0.43%) Sitecore