Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 47 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,414 4,278 5,756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.25% 4.81% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 5.08% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,725 3,157 4,097
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £331 £335 £325
90th Percentile £598 £609 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 45
Median hourly rate £46.49 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.83% -2.78% +9.92%
10th Percentile £23.33 £21.25 £22.20
90th Percentile £63.68 £52.00 £62.70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 53,343 84,293 88,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.75% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,384 56,418 58,735
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £243 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £455 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 2,527 2,699
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - +0.05%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.89 £48.51
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £18.63
% change year-on-year +7.76% -0.38% +0.70%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 -9 1,174 £500 - 55
South East +18 460 £425 -5.56% 23
North of England -3 356 £413 +3.13% 26
North West -2 173 £400 - 20
Yorkshire +1 149 £425 +6.25% 5
Midlands -22 146 £425 - 15
South West -24 141 £425 - 10
East of England -3 122 £425 - 4
West Midlands -17 94 £425 - 11
East Midlands 0 50 £418 +18.61% 4
North East +9 35 £413 +6.45% 1
South Coast +2 2 £625 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 894 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (29.29%) Business Analysis
3 551 (22.83%) Finance
4 522 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 345 (14.29%) User Stories
6 281 (11.64%) Scrum
7 278 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
8 230 (9.53%) Workshop Facilitation
9 227 (9.40%) Security Cleared
10 223 (9.24%) Migration
11 203 (8.41%) JIRA
12 200 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
13 193 (8.00%) Microsoft
14 191 (7.91%) Banking
15 189 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 187 (7.75%) Use Case
17 184 (7.62%) Public Sector
18 183 (7.58%) SC Cleared
19 172 (7.13%) Data Analysis
20 169 (7.00%) Project Management
20 169 (7.00%) Analytics
21 159 (6.59%) Data Modelling
22 158 (6.55%) SQL
23 151 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
23 151 (6.26%) Waterfall
24 143 (5.92%) Acceptance Criteria
25 134 (5.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 131 (5.43%) Change Management
27 129 (5.34%) CRM
28 124 (5.14%) Project Delivery

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
1 100 (4.14%) Confluence
2 64 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 20 (0.83%) CMS
4 15 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (0.54%) SAS
6 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.17%) Appian
8 4 (0.17%) Documentum
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.083%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.041%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.041%) IIS
11 1 (0.041%) Moodle
11 1 (0.041%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.041%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.041%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (4.64%) MS Visio
2 105 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
4 65 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.041%) Figma
8 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 53 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 21 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
5 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.46%) Misys Midas
6 11 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.37%) Magento
7 9 (0.37%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.33%) PolarLake
9 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.21%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 114 (4.72%) Azure
2 55 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
3 54 (2.24%) AWS
4 52 (2.15%) Power Platform
5 51 (2.11%) Office 365
6 17 (0.70%) SaaS
7 14 (0.58%) GCP
8 9 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.29%) G Suite
9 7 (0.29%) Google Drive
9 7 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 6 (0.25%) Slack
11 5 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.17%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.17%) Trello
13 3 (0.12%) Force.com
13 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.62%) WAN
2 11 (0.46%) Unified Communications
3 10 (0.41%) Internet
4 8 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.29%) LAN
5 7 (0.29%) VoIP
6 6 (0.25%) Firewall
6 6 (0.25%) HTTP
7 5 (0.21%) Skype
8 4 (0.17%) Intranet
9 3 (0.12%) WebEx
10 2 (0.083%) CTI
10 2 (0.083%) PPP
10 2 (0.083%) VPN
11 1 (0.041%) BGP
11 1 (0.041%) Ethereal
11 1 (0.041%) FTP
11 1 (0.041%) MPLS
11 1 (0.041%) OSPF
11 1 (0.041%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (1.91%) Power BI
3 35 (1.45%) Big Data
4 34 (1.41%) SQL Server
5 24 (0.99%) Data Lake
6 18 (0.75%) SAP BW
7 15 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
8 14 (0.58%) Essbase
9 13 (0.54%) Oracle Smart View
10 11 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.46%) MySQL
10 11 (0.46%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.41%) OLAP
12 9 (0.37%) QlikView
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.25%) MS Access
15 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 203 (8.41%) JIRA
2 16 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.33%) Postman
5 6 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.21%) Balsamiq
6 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.21%) Subversion
7 4 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.083%) ERwin
9 2 (0.083%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.041%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.041%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.041%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.041%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.041%) Zephyr
General
1 551 (22.83%) Finance
2 191 (7.91%) Banking
3 184 (7.62%) Public Sector
4 118 (4.89%) Retail
5 68 (2.82%) Front Office
5 68 (2.82%) Marketing
6 51 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 49 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 49 (2.03%) Legal
8 39 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (1.41%) Back Office
10 30 (1.24%) Local Government
11 28 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.04%) Law
13 22 (0.91%) Automotive
14 21 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.83%) Advertising
16 15 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.58%) General Ledger
18 13 (0.54%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.41%) XML
2 33 (1.37%) Web Services
3 24 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 18 (0.75%) .NET
5 14 (0.58%) REST
6 13 (0.54%) JSON
7 12 (0.50%) Gherkin
8 9 (0.37%) HTML
9 8 (0.33%) Middleware
9 8 (0.33%) SailPoint
10 7 (0.29%) Swagger
11 6 (0.25%) ADO
11 6 (0.25%) WCF
11 6 (0.25%) WPF
12 5 (0.21%) CSS
12 5 (0.21%) LDAP
12 5 (0.21%) RESTful
12 5 (0.21%) SOAP
13 4 (0.17%) SAML
14 3 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 278 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.64%) User Experience
3 73 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.74%) NHS
6 33 (1.37%) Derivative
6 33 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 25 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 24 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 22 (0.91%) Equities
11 17 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.62%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.62%) Reference Data
14 14 (0.58%) Market Risk
15 13 (0.54%) PMI
16 11 (0.46%) Life Science
17 10 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (2.20%) Windows
2 16 (0.66%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.29%) Linux
5 5 (0.21%) Unix
6 4 (0.17%) Android
6 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.12%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.041%) AIX
8 1 (0.041%) Solaris
8 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (29.29%) Business Analysis
3 522 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 345 (14.29%) User Stories
5 281 (11.64%) Scrum
6 230 (9.53%) Workshop Facilitation
7 223 (9.24%) Migration
8 200 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
9 189 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 187 (7.75%) Use Case
11 172 (7.13%) Data Analysis
12 169 (7.00%) Analytics
12 169 (7.00%) Project Management
13 159 (6.59%) Data Modelling
14 151 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
14 151 (6.26%) Waterfall
15 143 (5.92%) Acceptance Criteria
16 134 (5.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 131 (5.43%) Change Management
18 129 (5.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 158 (6.55%) SQL
2 34 (1.41%) C
3 31 (1.28%) Java
4 30 (1.24%) Python
5 15 (0.62%) R
6 12 (0.50%) C#
7 7 (0.29%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.29%) VBA
8 6 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.083%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.083%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.041%) C++
10 1 (0.041%) Ruby
10 1 (0.041%) Scala
10 1 (0.041%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 183 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 99 (4.10%) Degree
4 70 (2.90%) ISEB
5 36 (1.49%) IIBA
6 32 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (0.75%) CBAP
9 15 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.46%) ACCA
10 11 (0.46%) CIMA
11 7 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.21%) CISSP
12 5 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.17%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.44%) QA
2 45 (1.86%) GDPR
3 42 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.41%) PMO
5 14 (0.58%) IFRS
6 11 (0.46%) Basel III
6 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.46%) MiFID
7 10 (0.41%) EMIR
8 9 (0.37%) SEPA
9 8 (0.33%) Basel II
9 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.29%) CRD IV
10 7 (0.29%) GxP
11 6 (0.25%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.21%) RMADS
12 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.17%) COBIT
13 4 (0.17%) COREP
13 4 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 9 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.12%) Docker
3 2 (0.083%) HDFS
3 2 (0.083%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.041%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.041%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.041%) Snort
4 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.083%) Aspera SmartTrack
2 2 (0.083%) FlexNet
2 2 (0.083%) SCCM
3 1 (0.041%) Ansible
3 1 (0.041%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.041%) Nagios
3 1 (0.041%) Nessus
3 1 (0.041%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.041%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.041%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 193 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 108 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
3 104 (4.31%) SAP
4 103 (4.27%) Oracle
5 40 (1.66%) ServiceNow
6 25 (1.04%) Google
7 24 (0.99%) Workday
8 22 (0.91%) Tableau
9 19 (0.79%) Adobe
10 17 (0.70%) Bloomberg
11 14 (0.58%) hybris
11 14 (0.58%) Hyperion
12 12 (0.50%) IBM
12 12 (0.50%) Murex
13 11 (0.46%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.46%) Cognos
14 7 (0.29%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.29%) IFS
14 7 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 6 (0.25%) CA Agile Central