Period
to 18 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 42 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,802 5,054 5,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.65% 5.37% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 5.67% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,729 3,660 4,158
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
90th Percentile £588 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 26
England median hourly rate £44.45 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.99% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £18.27 £19.25 £22.25
90th Percentile £66.35 £56.04 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +4.17%

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 76,939 89,109 85,512
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 94.71% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,159 59,149 56,325
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,553 2,854 2,553
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -5.89% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -4 1,993 £500 +5.26% 68
South East -9 553 £425 -5.56% 30
North of England -7 483 £425 +7.59% 68
South West -9 314 £413 +0.61% 22
Midlands -20 245 £425 - 17
North West -2 227 £425 +6.25% 34
Yorkshire -11 216 £408 +3.16% 29
East of England -3 192 £450 +5.88% 10
West Midlands -21 162 £425 - 12
East Midlands -15 75 £423 -0.29% 4
North East +18 40 £425 +7.94% 5
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,349 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,179 (31.01%) Business Analysis
3 1,100 (28.93%) Finance
4 770 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 593 (15.60%) User Stories
6 431 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
7 420 (11.05%) Scrum
7 420 (11.05%) Banking
8 373 (9.81%) JIRA
9 307 (8.07%) Migration
10 305 (8.02%) Workshop Facilitation
11 303 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
12 295 (7.76%) Microsoft
13 291 (7.65%) Project Management
14 278 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 272 (7.15%) Waterfall
16 263 (6.92%) Retail
17 241 (6.34%) Acceptance Criteria
18 238 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
18 238 (6.26%) Analytics
19 236 (6.21%) Use Case
20 229 (6.02%) Public Sector
21 228 (6.00%) CRM
22 227 (5.97%) SQL
23 224 (5.89%) SDLC
24 217 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
24 217 (5.71%) Data Analysis
25 213 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
26 212 (5.58%) Change Management
27 209 (5.50%) Data Modelling

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
1 186 (4.89%) Confluence
2 103 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.10%) CMS
4 27 (0.71%) SAS
5 10 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.18%) Camunda
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.11%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.11%) Documentum
8 4 (0.11%) LiveLink
8 4 (0.11%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.079%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.053%) Drupal
10 2 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.053%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.026%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.026%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.026%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 238 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 181 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 159 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
4 137 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.053%) Snagit
7 2 (0.053%) Windchill
8 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.026%) SPSS
8 1 (0.026%) Stata
Business Applications
1 91 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.37%) Endur
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.29%) Magento
9 10 (0.26%) SAP FI
10 9 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.21%) Actimize
11 8 (0.21%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.18%) Aligne
12 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 153 (4.02%) Azure
2 78 (2.05%) AWS
3 76 (2.00%) Office 365
4 71 (1.87%) Power Platform
5 68 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (1.10%) Google Sheets
7 30 (0.79%) SaaS
8 28 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 24 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 23 (0.60%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.37%) GCP
13 14 (0.37%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (0.24%) PowerApps
16 7 (0.18%) PaaS
17 6 (0.16%) Google Drive
17 6 (0.16%) Trello
18 5 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.47%) Internet
2 17 (0.45%) Firewall
3 11 (0.29%) WAN
4 10 (0.26%) FTP
4 10 (0.26%) LAN
5 9 (0.24%) Softphone
6 8 (0.21%) Network Security
6 8 (0.21%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.18%) Intranet
7 7 (0.18%) Skype
8 6 (0.16%) HTTP
8 6 (0.16%) VoIP
9 5 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.13%) SAN
9 5 (0.13%) Wireless
10 4 (0.11%) DNS
10 4 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.079%) ATM
11 3 (0.079%) NAS
11 3 (0.079%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
2 71 (1.87%) Power BI
3 70 (1.84%) Big Data
4 47 (1.24%) SQL Server
5 22 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 21 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.45%) Data Lake
8 16 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.42%) QlikView
9 15 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
10 14 (0.37%) Essbase
10 14 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (0.34%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.29%) MS Access
12 11 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.24%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 373 (9.81%) JIRA
2 26 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (0.55%) Rational Rose
5 11 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.16%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.13%) Balsamiq
9 5 (0.13%) Selenium
10 4 (0.11%) Hudson
10 4 (0.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.053%) ERwin
11 2 (0.053%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.053%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.053%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.026%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.026%) GitLab
12 1 (0.026%) gulp
12 1 (0.026%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,100 (28.93%) Finance
2 420 (11.05%) Banking
3 263 (6.92%) Retail
4 229 (6.02%) Public Sector
5 125 (3.29%) Front Office
6 97 (2.55%) Marketing
7 82 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 73 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 71 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 71 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 68 (1.79%) Retail Banking
11 65 (1.71%) Legal
12 53 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 52 (1.37%) Back Office
14 45 (1.18%) Local Government
15 43 (1.13%) Advertising
16 36 (0.95%) Law
17 28 (0.74%) Billing
18 20 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 19 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.05%) XML
2 27 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 25 (0.66%) Web Services
4 24 (0.63%) .NET
5 23 (0.60%) Middleware
6 16 (0.42%) REST
6 16 (0.42%) SOAP
7 11 (0.29%) HTML
7 11 (0.29%) JSON
7 11 (0.29%) RESTful
7 11 (0.29%) SAML
8 7 (0.18%) CSS
9 6 (0.16%) Gherkin
9 6 (0.16%) SailPoint
10 5 (0.13%) jBPM
11 4 (0.11%) EDI
12 3 (0.079%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.079%) React
12 3 (0.079%) XML Messaging
13 2 (0.053%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 431 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (4.13%) User Experience
3 127 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 94 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
6 79 (2.08%) Derivative
7 67 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (1.24%) NHS
9 45 (1.18%) Equities
10 43 (1.13%) Fixed Income
11 37 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 29 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 27 (0.71%) SWIFT
14 22 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (0.58%) Virtual Team
15 21 (0.55%) Data Centre
16 20 (0.53%) FMCG
17 19 (0.50%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.50%) Tandem
18 18 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 98 (2.58%) Windows
2 35 (0.92%) Linux
3 32 (0.84%) Windows 10
4 18 (0.47%) Solaris
5 14 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.34%) Unix
7 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.13%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.13%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.079%) Android
9 3 (0.079%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.026%) AIX
10 1 (0.026%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.026%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,349 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,179 (31.01%) Business Analysis
3 770 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 593 (15.60%) User Stories
5 420 (11.05%) Scrum
6 307 (8.07%) Migration
7 305 (8.02%) Workshop Facilitation
8 303 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
9 291 (7.65%) Project Management
10 278 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 272 (7.15%) Waterfall
12 241 (6.34%) Acceptance Criteria
13 238 (6.26%) Analytics
14 236 (6.21%) Use Case
15 228 (6.00%) CRM
16 224 (5.89%) SDLC
17 217 (5.71%) Data Analysis
17 217 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
18 213 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
19 212 (5.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (5.97%) SQL
2 37 (0.97%) C
3 29 (0.76%) Java
4 28 (0.74%) Python
5 24 (0.63%) VBA
6 16 (0.42%) C#
7 14 (0.37%) VB
8 10 (0.26%) R
9 9 (0.24%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.13%) C++
11 5 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.11%) PHP
12 4 (0.11%) XQuery
13 3 (0.079%) Perl
13 3 (0.079%) XPath
14 1 (0.026%) ABAP
14 1 (0.026%) COBOL
14 1 (0.026%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.026%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 203 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 165 (4.34%) Degree
3 155 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 116 (3.05%) ISEB
5 50 (1.32%) IIBA
6 33 (0.87%) CBAP
7 31 (0.82%) CISSP
8 30 (0.79%) CISM
9 26 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.55%) ACCA
12 18 (0.47%) CISA
13 17 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (0.45%) CIMA
13 17 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
14 14 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (0.32%) PMP
16 11 (0.29%) MBA
17 10 (0.26%) FFIEC
17 10 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.37%) QA
2 66 (1.74%) GDPR
3 49 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.05%) PMO
5 34 (0.89%) PSD2
6 26 (0.68%) MiFID
7 15 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.34%) SEPA
10 12 (0.32%) EMIR
11 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.18%) GxP
12 7 (0.18%) SLA
12 7 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.13%) IFRS
14 5 (0.13%) TARGET2
15 4 (0.11%) Basel III
15 4 (0.11%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 61 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.053%) NDS
3 2 (0.053%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.026%) Docker
4 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.026%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.026%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 8 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.18%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.079%) Ansible
5 3 (0.079%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.079%) QRadar
5 3 (0.079%) SCCM
6 2 (0.053%) Control-M
6 2 (0.053%) Nessus
6 2 (0.053%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.026%) CASB
7 1 (0.026%) MOM
7 1 (0.026%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.026%) vRealize
Vendors
1 295 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 197 (5.18%) SAP
3 161 (4.23%) Oracle
4 156 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
5 94 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 83 (2.18%) Google
7 62 (1.63%) Tableau
8 34 (0.89%) Cloudera
9 23 (0.60%) hybris
10 22 (0.58%) Remedy
11 19 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.47%) Charles River
12 18 (0.47%) Splunk
13 17 (0.45%) Workday
14 15 (0.39%) Avaloq
15 14 (0.37%) IBM
15 14 (0.37%) OpenLink
16 13 (0.34%) Adobe
16 13 (0.34%) Pega
17 12 (0.32%) NetIQ