Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6148 6045 7133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.48% 6.17% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 6.51% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 4391 5332
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 34
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £20.12 £17.00 £19.66
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -11.56%

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor 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 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 0 3496 £488 +2.63% 184
South East -8 792 £425 +6.25% 63
North of England +5 717 £388 +3.33% 93
Midlands -3 551 £400 - 38
Yorkshire +16 350 £388 +3.33% 44
East of England +1 324 £425 - 15
North West -6 306 £400 +5.26% 36
West Midlands -4 283 £400 - 24
East Midlands +5 248 £403 +0.63% 14
South West +5 246 £375 -6.25% 24
North East +66 60 £350 -3.78% 13
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2068 (33.64%) Business Analysis
2 1947 (31.67%) Finance
3 1869 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
4 1251 (20.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1002 (16.30%) Banking
6 735 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
7 722 (11.74%) User Stories
8 573 (9.32%) Scrum
9 545 (8.86%) Project Management
10 501 (8.15%) SQL
11 481 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 451 (7.34%) Retail
13 428 (6.96%) Use Case
14 417 (6.78%) Waterfall
15 380 (6.18%) CRM
16 368 (5.99%) Microsoft
17 366 (5.95%) GDPR
18 364 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
19 361 (5.87%) Migration
20 355 (5.77%) Change Management
21 352 (5.73%) Investment Banking
21 352 (5.73%) MS Visio
22 345 (5.61%) Front Office
23 330 (5.37%) GAP Analysis
23 330 (5.37%) Data Analysis
24 328 (5.34%) JIRA
25 322 (5.24%) SDLC
26 317 (5.16%) Acceptance Criteria
27 314 (5.11%) Degree
28 311 (5.06%) Analytics

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
1 132 (2.15%) Confluence
2 120 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 71 (1.15%) CMS
4 31 (0.50%) SAS
5 26 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (0.36%) Documentum
7 14 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.21%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.13%) Drupal
12 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.081%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.065%) Apache
15 3 (0.049%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.049%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.049%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.049%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.033%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 352 (5.73%) MS Visio
2 276 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 247 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
4 148 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 79 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) InDesign
8 4 (0.065%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.049%) SPSS
9 3 (0.049%) Stata
10 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.016%) Mingle
11 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 110 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.78%) thinkFolio
3 33 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 29 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.36%) Markit EDM
9 17 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.28%) Temenos T24
10 15 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 14 (0.23%) Primavera
12 13 (0.21%) Maximo
12 13 (0.21%) Summit
13 12 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
14 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.99%) Office 365
2 40 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (0.63%) SaaS
4 34 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 26 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 17 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
9 15 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
9 15 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 14 (0.23%) Trello
11 12 (0.20%) Slack
12 10 (0.16%) Force.com
13 9 (0.15%) IaaS
13 9 (0.15%) PaaS
13 9 (0.15%) Yammer
14 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.081%) Veeva
16 3 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 45 (0.73%) SMS
2 31 (0.50%) Internet
3 25 (0.41%) Intranet
4 19 (0.31%) WAN
5 12 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.16%) Skype
7 7 (0.11%) Firewall
8 5 (0.081%) FTP
8 5 (0.081%) LAN
8 5 (0.081%) NAS
8 5 (0.081%) SAN
9 4 (0.065%) MPLS
10 3 (0.049%) ATM
10 3 (0.049%) DHCP
10 3 (0.049%) Network Security
10 3 (0.049%) VPN
11 2 (0.033%) Broadband
11 2 (0.033%) DMZ
11 2 (0.033%) Extranet
11 2 (0.033%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
2 92 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 84 (1.37%) Big Data
4 49 (0.80%) QlikView
5 48 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 42 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 41 (0.67%) Blockchain
7 41 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.44%) Power BI
9 24 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.29%) Data Mining
12 17 (0.28%) Essbase
13 15 (0.24%) DB2
14 14 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.21%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.21%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 328 (5.34%) JIRA
2 25 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.28%) Cucumber
4 16 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 13 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.18%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.18%) Rational Rose
7 8 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.081%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.081%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.065%) ERwin
10 3 (0.049%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.033%) JBehave
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.033%) ProC
11 2 (0.033%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.033%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.033%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.033%) Zephyr
General
1 1947 (31.67%) Finance
2 1002 (16.30%) Banking
3 451 (7.34%) Retail
4 352 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 345 (5.61%) Front Office
6 227 (3.69%) Marketing
7 162 (2.64%) Legal
8 139 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 137 (2.23%) Telecoms
10 132 (2.15%) Retail Banking
11 119 (1.94%) Back Office
12 68 (1.11%) Law
13 65 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 60 (0.98%) Billing
15 58 (0.94%) Advertising
16 54 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 39 (0.63%) Electronics
18 38 (0.62%) Publishing
19 34 (0.55%) Automotive
19 34 (0.55%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (1.71%) XML
2 72 (1.17%) Web Services
3 46 (0.75%) .NET
4 32 (0.52%) FpML
5 31 (0.50%) Middleware
6 23 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 23 (0.37%) XSLT
7 20 (0.33%) REST
8 18 (0.29%) JSON
9 16 (0.26%) Gherkin
10 15 (0.24%) Mason
11 14 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 14 (0.23%) SOAP
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (0.20%) HTML
14 11 (0.18%) XSD
15 10 (0.16%) WSDL
16 8 (0.13%) .NET Framework
17 7 (0.11%) CSS
18 6 (0.098%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 735 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (4.08%) User Experience
3 246 (4.00%) Derivative
4 239 (3.89%) Fixed Income
5 186 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 177 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 152 (2.47%) Equities
8 90 (1.46%) Market Risk
9 87 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 82 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 70 (1.14%) Credit Risk
12 59 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
13 55 (0.89%) Fintech
14 52 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 50 (0.81%) Computer Science
16 49 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 47 (0.76%) FMCG
17 47 (0.76%) Reference Data
18 42 (0.68%) Data Centre
19 37 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 75 (1.22%) Windows
2 24 (0.39%) Unix
3 15 (0.24%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.18%) Android
4 11 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.15%) Linux
6 8 (0.13%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.098%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.049%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.016%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.016%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.016%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2068 (33.64%) Business Analysis
2 1869 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1251 (20.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 722 (11.74%) User Stories
5 573 (9.32%) Scrum
6 545 (8.86%) Project Management
7 481 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 428 (6.96%) Use Case
9 417 (6.78%) Waterfall
10 380 (6.18%) CRM
11 364 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
12 361 (5.87%) Migration
13 355 (5.77%) Change Management
14 330 (5.37%) Data Analysis
14 330 (5.37%) GAP Analysis
15 322 (5.24%) SDLC
16 317 (5.16%) Acceptance Criteria
17 311 (5.06%) Analytics
18 297 (4.83%) Asset Management
19 293 (4.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 501 (8.15%) SQL
2 77 (1.25%) Java
3 68 (1.11%) C
4 62 (1.01%) VBA
5 47 (0.76%) R
6 35 (0.57%) Python
7 34 (0.55%) C#
8 15 (0.24%) T-SQL
9 14 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.20%) C++
12 11 (0.18%) VB
13 9 (0.15%) Apex Code
14 8 (0.13%) PHP
15 7 (0.11%) Perl
16 5 (0.081%) RPG
16 5 (0.081%) Scala
17 4 (0.065%) ABAP
17 4 (0.065%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.065%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 314 (5.11%) Degree
2 262 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 215 (3.50%) ISEB
4 187 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 67 (1.09%) PMP
6 66 (1.07%) IIBA
7 55 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 46 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 42 (0.68%) CBAP
10 37 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.18%) CISSP
15 11 (0.18%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.16%) ACCA
16 10 (0.16%) CIMA
16 10 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
16 10 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (5.95%) GDPR
2 276 (4.49%) MiFID
3 211 (3.43%) QA
4 99 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 99 (1.61%) EMIR
5 80 (1.30%) PMO
6 52 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 36 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 35 (0.57%) SLA
9 24 (0.39%) PSD2
10 23 (0.37%) GxP
10 23 (0.37%) Solvency II
11 22 (0.36%) IFRS
12 17 (0.28%) FATCA
13 16 (0.26%) PCI DSS
14 15 (0.24%) COREP
14 15 (0.24%) SEPA
15 14 (0.23%) FINREP
16 13 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (0.20%) Basel II
System Software
1 29 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.098%) Docker
2 6 (0.098%) XenApp
3 4 (0.065%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (0.065%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.033%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.033%) vSphere
5 2 (0.033%) Xen
6 1 (0.016%) Firmware
6 1 (0.016%) vCloud
6 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.065%) Kibana
4 3 (0.049%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.033%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.033%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.033%) Nagios
5 2 (0.033%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.016%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.016%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.016%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.016%) logstash
6 1 (0.016%) MOM
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.016%) QRadar
6 1 (0.016%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 368 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 250 (4.07%) SAP
3 231 (3.76%) Oracle
4 183 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 57 (0.93%) Tableau
7 50 (0.81%) Google
8 45 (0.73%) Bloomberg
9 43 (0.70%) Adobe
10 39 (0.63%) Workday
11 37 (0.60%) Charles River
11 37 (0.60%) IBM
12 36 (0.59%) Progress
13 26 (0.42%) Cognos
14 25 (0.41%) Murex
15 23 (0.37%) HP
15 23 (0.37%) hybris
15 23 (0.37%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 20 (0.33%) JD Edwards
17 19 (0.31%) Pega