The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 23
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2766 3224 3453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.40% 6.52% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 6.86% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 2325 2579
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £306 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 27
Median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.33% -13.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £18.40 £19.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £52.25 £68.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.11% +21.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 1605 £500 +5.26% 212
South East -15 343 £424 +5.93% 59
North of England +2 309 £388 +3.33% 89
Midlands -2 237 £375 -6.25% 41
Yorkshire +13 154 £388 +3.33% 45
West Midlands +7 151 £375 -5.48% 27
South West +3 146 £388 +3.33% 37
North West -9 141 £375 - 33
East of England -23 113 £450 +5.88% 22
East Midlands -19 80 £400 - 14
North East +69 14 £363 -1.69% 11
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1831 (33.60%) Business Analysis
2 1671 (30.67%) Finance
3 1657 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
4 1031 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 910 (16.70%) Banking
6 641 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 612 (11.23%) User Stories
8 544 (9.98%) Project Management
9 496 (9.10%) Scrum
10 455 (8.35%) Use Case
11 435 (7.98%) Retail
12 434 (7.96%) SQL
13 377 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 372 (6.83%) MiFID
15 346 (6.35%) Migration
15 346 (6.35%) Waterfall
16 325 (5.96%) Front Office
17 320 (5.87%) Microsoft
18 315 (5.78%) Change Management
19 298 (5.47%) Degree
20 297 (5.45%) Investment Banking
21 296 (5.43%) Data Analysis
22 294 (5.40%) CRM
23 287 (5.27%) SDLC
24 286 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
25 278 (5.10%) MS Visio
26 277 (5.08%) Asset Management
27 274 (5.03%) UML
28 269 (4.94%) GAP Analysis
29 265 (4.86%) E-Commerce

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
1 114 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 109 (2.00%) Confluence
3 69 (1.27%) CMS
4 40 (0.73%) SAS
5 22 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.20%) Documentum
7 9 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.092%) Apache
9 5 (0.092%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.073%) Drupal
10 4 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.055%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.055%) CICS
11 3 (0.055%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.055%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.055%) Smallworld
12 2 (0.037%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.037%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 278 (5.10%) MS Visio
2 245 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 183 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
4 129 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.092%) SPSS
7 5 (0.092%) Stata
8 3 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.055%) InDesign
8 3 (0.055%) Mingle
8 3 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.055%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.037%) InVision
Business Applications
1 90 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 18 (0.33%) Maximo
6 17 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.31%) Loan IQ
7 15 (0.28%) Endur
7 15 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.26%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 12 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 12 (0.22%) Temenos T24
10 11 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.18%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (0.17%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.14%) Office 365
2 28 (0.51%) SaaS
3 27 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
5 14 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.17%) G Suite
7 9 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.11%) Trello
10 5 (0.092%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.092%) IaaS
10 5 (0.092%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.073%) Force.com
12 3 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.055%) GitHub
12 3 (0.055%) Yammer
13 2 (0.037%) CloudSense
14 1 (0.018%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.40%) Intranet
2 18 (0.33%) WAN
3 17 (0.31%) Internet
4 13 (0.24%) Firewall
5 9 (0.17%) Network Security
6 8 (0.15%) LAN
7 7 (0.13%) LDAP
7 7 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.11%) SAN
8 6 (0.11%) Skype
8 6 (0.11%) SMS
8 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.092%) Extranet
9 5 (0.092%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.092%) MPLS
9 5 (0.092%) NAS
9 5 (0.092%) VPN
10 3 (0.055%) ATM
10 3 (0.055%) MVNO
10 3 (0.055%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 98 (1.80%) Big Data
3 76 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 70 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 60 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 42 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 27 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 25 (0.46%) DB2
8 25 (0.46%) Power BI
9 24 (0.44%) QlikView
9 24 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.39%) Blockchain
11 19 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.28%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.22%) MS Access
14 12 (0.22%) MySQL
15 11 (0.20%) EDRMS
15 11 (0.20%) Ingres
16 10 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 249 (4.57%) JIRA
2 30 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 12 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 12 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (0.073%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.055%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.055%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.055%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.037%) JBehave
9 2 (0.037%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.037%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.037%) Subversion
9 2 (0.037%) TestRail
9 2 (0.037%) Toad
10 1 (0.018%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.018%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.018%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 1671 (30.67%) Finance
2 910 (16.70%) Banking
3 435 (7.98%) Retail
4 325 (5.96%) Front Office
5 297 (5.45%) Investment Banking
6 209 (3.84%) Marketing
7 143 (2.62%) Legal
8 121 (2.22%) Back Office
9 117 (2.15%) Telecoms
10 94 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 73 (1.34%) Advertising
12 70 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 54 (0.99%) Law
14 50 (0.92%) Publishing
15 49 (0.90%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.77%) Private Banking
17 41 (0.75%) Automotive
18 34 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.51%) Billing
20 25 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (1.52%) XML
2 50 (0.92%) .NET
3 47 (0.86%) Web Services
4 30 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
5 29 (0.53%) Middleware
6 26 (0.48%) FpML
6 26 (0.48%) Gherkin
7 16 (0.29%) HTML
7 16 (0.29%) XSLT
8 13 (0.24%) AngularJS
8 13 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.24%) Node.js
9 11 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 11 (0.20%) JSON
9 11 (0.20%) SAML
10 10 (0.18%) SOAP
11 9 (0.17%) REST
12 8 (0.15%) Mason
12 8 (0.15%) Murex MxML
12 8 (0.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 641 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (3.78%) Derivative
3 164 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 164 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 161 (2.95%) User Experience
5 159 (2.92%) Fixed Income
6 129 (2.37%) Equities
7 75 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 59 (1.08%) Reference Data
9 55 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 53 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 52 (0.95%) Market Risk
12 51 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
13 48 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 45 (0.83%) Fintech
15 44 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 40 (0.73%) Reinsurance
17 37 (0.68%) SWIFT
18 32 (0.59%) Computer Science
18 32 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 74 (1.36%) Windows
2 18 (0.33%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.31%) Unix
4 15 (0.28%) Linux
5 13 (0.24%) Windows Vista
6 10 (0.18%) Android
6 10 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.073%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.037%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.018%) AIX
9 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1831 (33.60%) Business Analysis
2 1657 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 1031 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 612 (11.23%) User Stories
5 544 (9.98%) Project Management
6 496 (9.10%) Scrum
7 455 (8.35%) Use Case
8 377 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 346 (6.35%) Migration
9 346 (6.35%) Waterfall
10 315 (5.78%) Change Management
11 296 (5.43%) Data Analysis
12 294 (5.40%) CRM
13 287 (5.27%) SDLC
14 286 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
15 277 (5.08%) Asset Management
16 274 (5.03%) UML
17 269 (4.94%) GAP Analysis
18 265 (4.86%) E-Commerce
19 264 (4.84%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 434 (7.96%) SQL
2 70 (1.28%) Java
3 48 (0.88%) VBA
4 44 (0.81%) C#
5 42 (0.77%) C
6 41 (0.75%) R
7 21 (0.39%) T-SQL
8 17 (0.31%) Python
9 15 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.15%) C++
11 8 (0.15%) Scala
12 4 (0.073%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.073%) PHP
13 3 (0.055%) ABAP
13 3 (0.055%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.055%) COBOL
14 2 (0.037%) RPG
14 2 (0.037%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.037%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 298 (5.47%) Degree
2 256 (4.70%) ISEB
3 232 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 167 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 58 (1.06%) IIBA
6 47 (0.86%) PMP
7 44 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 41 (0.75%) CBAP
9 30 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (0.39%) CISSP
13 16 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.28%) ACCA
14 15 (0.28%) CIMA
14 15 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.24%) Chartered Engineer
16 12 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 11 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (6.83%) MiFID
2 171 (3.14%) QA
3 116 (2.13%) GDPR
4 103 (1.89%) EMIR
5 74 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 67 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 48 (0.88%) PMO
8 26 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 25 (0.46%) SLA
10 18 (0.33%) IFRS
11 16 (0.29%) Basel III
11 16 (0.29%) SEPA
12 15 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
14 13 (0.24%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.20%) IFRS 9
16 10 (0.18%) FATCA
16 10 (0.18%) GAAP
17 9 (0.17%) Basel II
18 8 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.22%) Docker
3 3 (0.055%) XenApp
4 2 (0.037%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.037%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.037%) Xen
5 1 (0.018%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.018%) HDFS
5 1 (0.018%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.018%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.018%) vCloud
5 1 (0.018%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.018%) vSphere
5 1 (0.018%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.055%) RSA Archer
3 3 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.037%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.037%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.018%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.018%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.018%) Control-M
5 1 (0.018%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.018%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.018%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.018%) Kibana
5 1 (0.018%) logstash
5 1 (0.018%) Nagios
5 1 (0.018%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.018%) SCOM
5 1 (0.018%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 320 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 210 (3.85%) SAP
3 207 (3.80%) Oracle
4 84 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (1.17%) ServiceNow
6 45 (0.83%) Tableau
7 44 (0.81%) Bloomberg
8 41 (0.75%) Murex
9 32 (0.59%) IBM
10 30 (0.55%) Google
11 29 (0.53%) Fidessa
12 28 (0.51%) Adobe
12 28 (0.51%) Workday
13 27 (0.50%) Charles River
14 23 (0.42%) hybris
15 20 (0.37%) HP
16 18 (0.33%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.33%) JD Edwards
16 18 (0.33%) Sophis
17 15 (0.28%) Informatica
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum 400-500pd - 3 month contract, likely to ex
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Recann
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 3 months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Computer People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £390 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £42,773 (12 months fixed term) dep on skills & exp plus exc benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 400-500pd - 3 month contract, likely to exte
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday