Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,062 5,552 5,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.88% 5.98% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.16% 6.30% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 3,967 3,929
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £338 £325 £315
90th Percentile £613 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 32
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +40.63% -25.95%
10th Percentile £19.23 £24.05 £24.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £63.00 £52.95
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +40.63% -26.86%

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 78,751 88,070 79,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.80% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,426 58,355 52,016
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,422 2,756 2,674
England median hourly rate £19.36 £18.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -2.57% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 2,168 £500 +5.26% 174
South East -10 603 £450 +5.88% 71
North of England -8 542 £400 - 97
Midlands -22 281 £425 +3.03% 37
North West +5 273 £400 - 44
South West -24 242 £400 -1.23% 38
Yorkshire -15 236 £406 +1.56% 52
East of England -5 203 £450 +5.88% 29
West Midlands -19 188 £425 +3.03% 22
East Midlands -31 71 £360 -15.41% 15
North East -18 33 £400 - 1
South Coast -1 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 1,483 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,183 (29.12%) Business Analysis
3 1,180 (29.05%) Finance
4 789 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 593 (14.60%) User Stories
6 489 (12.04%) Banking
7 455 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
8 410 (10.09%) Scrum
9 351 (8.64%) Retail
10 325 (8.00%) JIRA
11 323 (7.95%) Project Management
11 323 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
12 312 (7.68%) Migration
13 296 (7.29%) Workshop Facilitation
14 282 (6.94%) Microsoft
15 278 (6.84%) Waterfall
16 277 (6.82%) Security Cleared
16 277 (6.82%) Data Analysis
17 265 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 257 (6.33%) CRM
19 249 (6.13%) SQL
20 245 (6.03%) Use Case
21 233 (5.74%) SDLC
22 229 (5.64%) Analytics
23 227 (5.59%) Acceptance Criteria
24 219 (5.39%) Data Modelling
25 210 (5.17%) SAP
26 201 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
27 194 (4.78%) Change Management
27 194 (4.78%) SC Cleared

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
1 163 (4.01%) Confluence
2 68 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.21%) CMS
4 15 (0.37%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.34%) SAS
6 9 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.098%) Documentum
12 3 (0.074%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.074%) Camunda
12 3 (0.074%) Drupal
12 3 (0.074%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.049%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.049%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.049%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.049%) Liferay
13 2 (0.049%) Tomcat
Applications
1 191 (4.70%) MS Visio
2 189 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 151 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
4 104 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.074%) InVision
7 3 (0.074%) Sketch
8 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 69 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.37%) Actimize
5 15 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.25%) Endur
10 10 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
11 9 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.17%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 144 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.45%) Office 365
3 59 (1.45%) Power Platform
4 48 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (0.71%) SaaS
6 24 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 24 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 16 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 15 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
10 10 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.25%) Taleo
11 9 (0.22%) Slack
11 9 (0.22%) Trello
11 9 (0.22%) Yammer
12 7 (0.17%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.74%) WAN
2 24 (0.59%) LAN
3 17 (0.42%) Firewall
4 16 (0.39%) Internet
5 12 (0.30%) Skype
6 10 (0.25%) Network Security
7 8 (0.20%) Intranet
8 6 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.12%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.12%) WebEx
10 4 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.098%) SAN
10 4 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.074%) FTP
11 3 (0.074%) NAS
11 3 (0.074%) VoIP
12 2 (0.049%) ATM
12 2 (0.049%) HTTP
12 2 (0.049%) RFID
12 2 (0.049%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (1.72%) Big Data
3 60 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 57 (1.40%) Power BI
5 26 (0.64%) Data Lake
6 24 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 22 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 18 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.34%) Data Mining
11 14 (0.34%) QlikView
12 12 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.25%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.25%) SAP HANA
15 8 (0.20%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.20%) GIS
16 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 325 (8.00%) JIRA
2 20 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (0.44%) Rational Rose
4 12 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.12%) Hudson
7 3 (0.074%) Balsamiq
7 3 (0.074%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.049%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.049%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.049%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.049%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.025%) ERwin
9 1 (0.025%) Pivotal Tracker
9 1 (0.025%) Selenium
9 1 (0.025%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.025%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.025%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.025%) Subversion
9 1 (0.025%) VersionOne
General
1 1,180 (29.05%) Finance
2 489 (12.04%) Banking
3 351 (8.64%) Retail
4 120 (2.95%) Marketing
5 118 (2.90%) Front Office
6 96 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 89 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 74 (1.82%) Back Office
9 68 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 65 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 57 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 56 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 55 (1.35%) Law
14 51 (1.26%) Billing
14 51 (1.26%) Legal
15 29 (0.71%) General Ledger
16 27 (0.66%) Private Banking
17 24 (0.59%) Publishing
18 22 (0.54%) Electronics
19 21 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.18%) XML
2 39 (0.96%) Web Services
3 32 (0.79%) JSON
4 28 (0.69%) .NET
4 28 (0.69%) REST
5 27 (0.66%) Middleware
6 19 (0.47%) SOAP
7 16 (0.39%) HTML
8 14 (0.34%) SAML
9 12 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (0.27%) RESTful
11 8 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (0.17%) CSS
13 5 (0.12%) Gherkin
14 4 (0.098%) EDI
14 4 (0.098%) Natural Language Processing
14 4 (0.098%) OpenID
14 4 (0.098%) Spring
15 3 (0.074%) Flash
15 3 (0.074%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 455 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (4.16%) User Experience
3 101 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
4 88 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 76 (1.87%) Fintech
5 76 (1.87%) Fixed Income
6 69 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (1.53%) Derivative
8 58 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 53 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 52 (1.28%) Equities
11 46 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 37 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 37 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 36 (0.89%) SWIFT
14 34 (0.84%) FMCG
15 23 (0.57%) Tandem
16 22 (0.54%) NHS
16 22 (0.54%) Reinsurance
16 22 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (2.34%) Windows
2 47 (1.16%) Windows 10
3 20 (0.49%) Unix
4 16 (0.39%) Linux
5 12 (0.30%) Android
6 11 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.17%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,483 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,183 (29.12%) Business Analysis
3 789 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 593 (14.60%) User Stories
5 410 (10.09%) Scrum
6 323 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
6 323 (7.95%) Project Management
7 312 (7.68%) Migration
8 296 (7.29%) Workshop Facilitation
9 278 (6.84%) Waterfall
10 277 (6.82%) Data Analysis
11 265 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 257 (6.33%) CRM
13 245 (6.03%) Use Case
14 233 (5.74%) SDLC
15 229 (5.64%) Analytics
16 227 (5.59%) Acceptance Criteria
17 219 (5.39%) Data Modelling
18 201 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
19 194 (4.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (6.13%) SQL
2 35 (0.86%) Java
3 31 (0.76%) C
4 25 (0.62%) VBA
5 20 (0.49%) C#
6 14 (0.34%) Python
7 12 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.22%) R
10 7 (0.17%) VB
11 6 (0.15%) PHP
11 6 (0.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.074%) C++
13 2 (0.049%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.049%) XPath
13 2 (0.049%) XQuery
14 1 (0.025%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.025%) Scala
14 1 (0.025%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.025%) VB6
Qualifications
1 277 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 194 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 159 (3.91%) Degree
4 104 (2.56%) ISEB
5 41 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.59%) IIBA
7 19 (0.47%) CBAP
8 18 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.39%) ACCA
9 16 (0.39%) CISM
9 16 (0.39%) CISSP
9 16 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
9 16 (0.39%) MBA
10 15 (0.37%) PMP
11 12 (0.30%) CIMA
12 11 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.20%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.54%) QA
2 62 (1.53%) GDPR
3 60 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 38 (0.94%) PSD2
5 34 (0.84%) MiFID
6 30 (0.74%) PMO
7 21 (0.52%) IFRS
8 17 (0.42%) IFRS 9
8 17 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.37%) SEPA
10 13 (0.32%) EMIR
10 13 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.30%) Basel III
12 7 (0.17%) GxP
13 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.15%) SLA
13 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.098%) CRD IV
14 4 (0.098%) Dublin Core
14 4 (0.098%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 54 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.025%) Docker
4 1 (0.025%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (0.17%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.15%) Ansible
3 6 (0.15%) QRadar
4 4 (0.098%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.098%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.074%) Control-M
6 2 (0.049%) CASB
6 2 (0.049%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (0.049%) SCCM
7 1 (0.025%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.025%) IBM Guardium
7 1 (0.025%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.025%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.025%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.025%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 282 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 210 (5.17%) SAP
3 164 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
4 145 (3.57%) Oracle
5 94 (2.31%) ServiceNow
6 54 (1.33%) Google
7 50 (1.23%) Tableau
8 30 (0.74%) Charles River
9 24 (0.59%) IBM
10 23 (0.57%) Workday
11 21 (0.52%) Murex
12 19 (0.47%) hybris
13 17 (0.42%) Blue Prism
14 16 (0.39%) Adobe
15 15 (0.37%) UiPath
16 14 (0.34%) Concur
16 14 (0.34%) Guidewire
16 14 (0.34%) Remedy
17 13 (0.32%) Alteryx
18 10 (0.25%) Bloomberg