Period
to 22 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,427 1,657 3,990
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.84% 4.39% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 4.68% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 1,224 2,899
10th Percentile £340 £338 £331
25th Percentile £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 22
10th Percentile £21.99 £23.35 £19.41
25th Percentile £24.08 £25.38 £24.61
Median hourly rate £36.50 £52.50 £43.45
Median % change year-on-year -30.48% +20.84% -3.45%
75th Percentile £51.50 £55.00 £52.81
90th Percentile £56.20 £58.75 £55.78
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £39.24 £43.45
% change year-on-year +9.58% -9.68% -3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 46,520 35,396 78,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 93.75% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,129 23,943 53,016
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,519 1,182 2,379
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.40
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.28% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.31 £42.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.95% +5.41% +5.71%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 22 June 2021. 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 +13 1,422 £500 - 98
South East -5 287 £438 +3.06% 41
North of England +10 232 £428 +3.71% 33
Midlands +2 166 £425 - 20
North West +9 128 £438 +14.38% 21
West Midlands +8 122 £425 - 15
South West +13 112 £423 -3.98% 7
Yorkshire -1 80 £413 -1.49% 12
East of England -6 64 £425 -3.41% 9
East Midlands +6 44 £435 +16.00% 5
North East +18 24 £469 +10.29%
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 937 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (31.69%) Business Analysis
3 768 (31.64%) Finance
4 605 (24.93%) Social Skills
5 465 (19.16%) Requirements Gathering
5 465 (19.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 378 (15.57%) User Stories
7 292 (12.03%) Banking
8 286 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
9 242 (9.97%) SQL
10 232 (9.56%) Workshop Facilitation
11 212 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
12 206 (8.49%) JIRA
13 203 (8.36%) Migration
14 193 (7.95%) Scrum
15 184 (7.58%) Waterfall
16 182 (7.50%) Change Management
17 176 (7.25%) Security Cleared
18 175 (7.21%) Project Management
18 175 (7.21%) Data Analysis
19 171 (7.05%) User Acceptance Testing
20 170 (7.00%) GAP Analysis
21 164 (6.76%) Acceptance Criteria
22 162 (6.67%) Business Case
23 151 (6.22%) Project Delivery
24 144 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
24 144 (5.93%) Retail
24 144 (5.93%) Asset Management
25 143 (5.89%) Azure
26 138 (5.69%) Use Case

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 (4.78%) Confluence
2 35 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.87%) CMS
4 7 (0.29%) SAS
5 4 (0.16%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.12%) Apache
6 3 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.12%) Camunda
7 2 (0.082%) Jadu
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.082%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.082%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.041%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.041%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.041%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.041%) Liferay
8 1 (0.041%) Mule
8 1 (0.041%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.041%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 110 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 76 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
4 70 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.041%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (0.66%) Magento
2 16 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 15 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 11 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
8 7 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 143 (5.89%) Azure
2 62 (2.55%) AWS
3 60 (2.47%) Power Platform
4 41 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
5 38 (1.57%) SaaS
6 29 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
7 24 (0.99%) GCP
8 23 (0.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 14 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.25%) Apigee
11 6 (0.25%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 6 (0.25%) Miro
11 6 (0.25%) Serverless
12 5 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.21%) GitHub
13 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.16%) Force.com
14 3 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.62%) 5G
2 13 (0.54%) 2G
2 13 (0.54%) GSM
2 13 (0.54%) MVNO
3 12 (0.49%) Internet
3 12 (0.49%) WAN
4 11 (0.45%) Packet Switching
5 9 (0.37%) SD-WAN
6 7 (0.29%) DNS
7 5 (0.21%) LAN
7 5 (0.21%) Network Security
7 5 (0.21%) VPN
8 4 (0.16%) DHCP
8 4 (0.16%) Firewall
8 4 (0.16%) SMS
9 2 (0.082%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.082%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.082%) Intranet
9 2 (0.082%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.082%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (2.43%) Power BI
3 19 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
4 18 (0.74%) Big Data
5 17 (0.70%) Data Lake
6 16 (0.66%) SQL Server
7 13 (0.54%) Tableau
8 12 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.37%) QlikView
10 8 (0.33%) Essbase
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.29%) GIS
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 206 (8.49%) JIRA
2 21 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 12 (0.49%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.16%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.12%) Postman
7 2 (0.082%) Balsamiq
7 2 (0.082%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.082%) Selenium
7 2 (0.082%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.041%) Hudson
8 1 (0.041%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.041%) SonarQube
General
1 768 (31.64%) Finance
2 605 (24.93%) Social Skills
3 292 (12.03%) Banking
4 286 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (5.93%) Retail
6 126 (5.19%) Public Sector
7 121 (4.99%) Presentation Skills
8 118 (4.86%) Front Office
9 90 (3.71%) Investment Banking
10 61 (2.51%) Back Office
11 60 (2.47%) Manufacturing
12 58 (2.39%) Legal
12 58 (2.39%) Marketing
13 54 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
13 54 (2.22%) Telecoms
14 47 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
15 32 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
16 25 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.95%) General Ledger
17 23 (0.95%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.07%) XML
2 14 (0.58%) Web Services
3 13 (0.54%) .NET
3 13 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 11 (0.45%) FpML
5 9 (0.37%) JSON
5 9 (0.37%) REST
6 8 (0.33%) SailPoint
6 8 (0.33%) Swagger
7 7 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.29%) Middleware
8 6 (0.25%) EDI
8 6 (0.25%) XSLT
9 5 (0.21%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.21%) HTML
9 5 (0.21%) Node.js
9 5 (0.21%) YAML
10 4 (0.16%) Kafka
10 4 (0.16%) LDAP
11 3 (0.12%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.54%) User Experience
2 70 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 64 (2.64%) Derivative
4 46 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 38 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 37 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 35 (1.44%) Equities
9 32 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.28%) NHS
11 30 (1.24%) Reinsurance
11 30 (1.24%) Tandem
12 25 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 24 (0.99%) Market Risk
14 23 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (0.82%) Credit Risk
15 20 (0.82%) Reference Data
16 16 (0.66%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.66%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (1.32%) Windows
2 9 (0.37%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.21%) Linux
4 4 (0.16%) AIX
5 3 (0.12%) Unix
6 2 (0.082%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.041%) Android
7 1 (0.041%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.041%) VMS
7 1 (0.041%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (31.69%) Business Analysis
3 465 (19.16%) Requirements Gathering
3 465 (19.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 378 (15.57%) User Stories
5 232 (9.56%) Workshop Facilitation
6 212 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
7 203 (8.36%) Migration
8 193 (7.95%) Scrum
9 184 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 182 (7.50%) Change Management
11 175 (7.21%) Data Analysis
11 175 (7.21%) Project Management
12 171 (7.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 170 (7.00%) GAP Analysis
14 164 (6.76%) Acceptance Criteria
15 162 (6.67%) Business Case
16 151 (6.22%) Project Delivery
17 144 (5.93%) Asset Management
18 138 (5.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 242 (9.97%) SQL
2 35 (1.44%) Python
3 27 (1.11%) C
4 19 (0.78%) Java
5 12 (0.49%) C#
6 10 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.33%) VBA
8 6 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.21%) ABAP
10 3 (0.12%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.082%) PHP
11 2 (0.082%) R
12 1 (0.041%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.041%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.041%) Perl
12 1 (0.041%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.041%) Ruby
12 1 (0.041%) SQR
12 1 (0.041%) VB
12 1 (0.041%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 131 (5.40%) SC Cleared
3 94 (3.87%) Degree
4 46 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.85%) ISEB
6 16 (0.66%) IIBA
7 15 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.49%) PMP
9 11 (0.45%) ACCA
9 11 (0.45%) CBAP
9 11 (0.45%) CIMA
10 8 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.29%) MBA
12 6 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.16%) FFIEC
13 4 (0.16%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.54%) QA
2 29 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.11%) MiFID
4 19 (0.78%) GDPR
4 19 (0.78%) PMO
5 18 (0.74%) IFRS
6 12 (0.49%) ISO 20022
7 11 (0.45%) FATCA
8 8 (0.33%) EMIR
9 7 (0.29%) GRC
10 6 (0.25%) COBIT
10 6 (0.25%) COREP
10 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.25%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.21%) GAAP
11 5 (0.21%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.21%) NIST
11 5 (0.21%) PSD2
11 5 (0.21%) SLA
12 4 (0.16%) Accessibility
System Software
1 10 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.082%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.041%) HDFS
3 1 (0.041%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.21%) HP ALM
1 5 (0.21%) SCCM
2 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.16%) RSA Archer
2 4 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.082%) Terraform
4 1 (0.041%) CASB
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.041%) vMotion
Vendors
1 144 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
2 124 (5.11%) SAP
3 116 (4.78%) Microsoft
4 80 (3.30%) Oracle
5 29 (1.19%) ServiceNow
6 24 (0.99%) hybris
7 23 (0.95%) Workday
8 22 (0.91%) MuleSoft
9 21 (0.87%) Murex
10 16 (0.66%) Bloomberg
11 14 (0.58%) Databricks
12 11 (0.45%) Charles River
13 10 (0.41%) Google
14 9 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.37%) Hyperion
14 9 (0.37%) IBM
15 6 (0.25%) CyberArk
15 6 (0.25%) Guidewire
15 6 (0.25%) Informatica
15 6 (0.25%) JD Edwards