Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 31 49 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,365 2,216 1,850
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.26% 4.78% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.71% 5.16% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,266 1,618 1,371
10th Percentile £381 £325 £328
25th Percentile £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £471 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +4.72% -
75th Percentile £598 £550 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
10th Percentile £18.65 £21.66 £22.61
25th Percentile £21.94 £23.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate £26.14 £36.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.40% -30.48% +23.53%
75th Percentile £40.75 £47.25 £55.00
90th Percentile £53.53 £56.17 £61.45
UK median hourly rate £26.27 £39.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -33.49% +2.61% -9.42%

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 65,038 42,984 40,469
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 92.79% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,407 29,686 27,259
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £468
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,777 1,437 1,426
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +14 2,754 £540 +8.00% 136
North of England +9 401 £460 +5.69% 51
South East +8 386 £450 +2.80% 33
Midlands +17 285 £450 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire +19 216 £475 +18.75% 18
West Midlands +8 211 £450 +5.94% 34
North West -7 171 £450 - 31
South West +10 157 £475 +8.57% 13
East of England +17 133 £450 +2.86% 11
East Midlands +8 71 £450 +4.65% 14
North East -10 18 £438 -10.26% 2
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following 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 1,813 (41.53%) Agile
2 1,364 (31.25%) Finance
3 1,336 (30.61%) Business Analysis
4 1,327 (30.40%) Social Skills
5 966 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 853 (19.54%) Requirements Gathering
7 732 (16.77%) User Stories
8 598 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
9 549 (12.58%) Workshop Facilitation
10 491 (11.25%) Banking
11 488 (11.18%) JIRA
12 426 (9.76%) Scrum
13 416 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
14 378 (8.66%) Waterfall
15 369 (8.45%) SQL
16 359 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
17 329 (7.54%) Migration
18 327 (7.49%) Retail
19 323 (7.40%) Project Management
20 321 (7.35%) Business Case
21 306 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
22 301 (6.90%) Use Case
22 301 (6.90%) Change Management
23 293 (6.71%) Data Analysis
24 288 (6.60%) Microsoft
25 285 (6.53%) Confluence
26 280 (6.41%) Security Cleared
27 278 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
28 260 (5.96%) Project Delivery
29 254 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 285 (6.53%) Confluence
2 99 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 46 (1.05%) CMS
4 15 (0.34%) MTS
5 7 (0.16%) SAS
6 5 (0.11%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.092%) Ethereum
7 4 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.092%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.069%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.069%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.046%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.046%) Mendix
9 2 (0.046%) Mule
9 2 (0.046%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.023%) Camunda
10 1 (0.023%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.023%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.023%) Moodle
10 1 (0.023%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 254 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 181 (4.15%) MS Visio
3 127 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 120 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.37%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.046%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.046%) SPSS
10 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 45 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.94%) NetSuite
3 23 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 18 (0.41%) Endur
5 16 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.34%) BondVision
6 15 (0.34%) HiPortfolio
6 15 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (0.27%) Workday HCM
9 11 (0.25%) Misys Midas
9 11 (0.25%) SAP BPC
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 197 (4.51%) Azure
2 146 (3.34%) Power Platform
3 85 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
4 78 (1.79%) SaaS
5 61 (1.40%) AWS
6 56 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (0.57%) Veeva
8 22 (0.50%) GCP
9 21 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 21 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 17 (0.39%) Lucidchart
10 17 (0.39%) Serverless
11 14 (0.32%) Collibra
12 12 (0.27%) Trello
13 10 (0.23%) GitHub
13 10 (0.23%) PowerApps
14 9 (0.21%) Power Automate
14 9 (0.21%) Snowflake
15 8 (0.18%) Miro
15 8 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.37%) Firewall
2 14 (0.32%) Network Security
3 8 (0.18%) Broadband
4 5 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.11%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.092%) 5G
5 4 (0.092%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.092%) RFID
5 4 (0.092%) WAN
6 3 (0.069%) Internet
6 3 (0.069%) Wireless
7 2 (0.046%) 4G
7 2 (0.046%) GSM
7 2 (0.046%) Intranet
7 2 (0.046%) LAN
7 2 (0.046%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.023%) LTE
8 1 (0.023%) Multicast
8 1 (0.023%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.023%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (3.09%) Power BI
2 78 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 44 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 33 (0.76%) Metadata
5 33 (0.76%) Tableau
6 29 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.46%) Big Data
9 19 (0.44%) Data Lake
10 18 (0.41%) MySQL
11 16 (0.37%) DataStage
12 15 (0.34%) Spotfire
13 14 (0.32%) MS Access
14 13 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
15 12 (0.27%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 488 (11.18%) JIRA
2 17 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 16 (0.37%) Balsamiq
4 13 (0.30%) ERwin
5 12 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.18%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.16%) GitLab
10 6 (0.14%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.092%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.092%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.092%) XMLSpy
13 3 (0.069%) Postman
14 2 (0.046%) Axure RP
14 2 (0.046%) JIRA Agile
14 2 (0.046%) SoapUI
15 1 (0.023%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,364 (31.25%) Finance
2 1,327 (30.40%) Social Skills
3 598 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
4 491 (11.25%) Banking
5 327 (7.49%) Retail
6 278 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
7 229 (5.25%) Public Sector
8 173 (3.96%) Front Office
9 144 (3.30%) Investment Banking
10 138 (3.16%) Marketing
11 134 (3.07%) Telecoms
12 117 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
13 90 (2.06%) Back Office
13 90 (2.06%) Legal
14 86 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
15 70 (1.60%) Law
16 62 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
17 59 (1.35%) Manufacturing
18 54 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 49 (1.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (1.28%) XML
2 28 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
3 26 (0.60%) .NET
4 24 (0.55%) JSON
5 15 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
6 14 (0.32%) ADO
6 14 (0.32%) FpML
6 14 (0.32%) Web Services
7 11 (0.25%) XSD
8 9 (0.21%) Gherkin
9 8 (0.18%) REST
9 8 (0.18%) Swagger
10 7 (0.16%) OpenAPI
10 7 (0.16%) SailPoint
10 7 (0.16%) Velocity
11 6 (0.14%) Middleware
12 5 (0.11%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.11%) Kafka
12 5 (0.11%) LDAP
12 5 (0.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 148 (3.39%) User Experience
2 109 (2.50%) Derivative
3 96 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 85 (1.95%) Fixed Income
5 82 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 75 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 73 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 73 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (1.49%) NHS
9 59 (1.35%) Equities
10 57 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 53 (1.21%) Renewable Energy
12 48 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
13 46 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 44 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
15 41 (0.94%) Credit Risk
16 39 (0.89%) SWIFT
17 35 (0.80%) Reinsurance
18 34 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
19 33 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (0.71%) Windows
2 9 (0.21%) Linux
3 8 (0.18%) Unix
4 5 (0.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.069%) Android
5 3 (0.069%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.046%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.023%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.023%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.023%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,813 (41.53%) Agile
2 1,336 (30.61%) Business Analysis
3 966 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 853 (19.54%) Requirements Gathering
5 732 (16.77%) User Stories
6 549 (12.58%) Workshop Facilitation
7 426 (9.76%) Scrum
8 416 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
9 378 (8.66%) Waterfall
10 359 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
11 329 (7.54%) Migration
12 323 (7.40%) Project Management
13 321 (7.35%) Business Case
14 306 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 301 (6.90%) Change Management
15 301 (6.90%) Use Case
16 293 (6.71%) Data Analysis
17 260 (5.96%) Project Delivery
18 254 (5.82%) Data Modelling
19 248 (5.68%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 369 (8.45%) SQL
2 59 (1.35%) Python
3 54 (1.24%) C
4 39 (0.89%) VBA
5 34 (0.78%) Java
6 17 (0.39%) C#
7 13 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 13 (0.30%) T-SQL
8 12 (0.27%) R
9 7 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.14%) ABAP
11 4 (0.092%) DAML
11 4 (0.092%) Solidity
12 3 (0.069%) Groovy
12 3 (0.069%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.069%) VB
13 2 (0.046%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.046%) Scala
13 2 (0.046%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 280 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 249 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 142 (3.25%) Degree
4 63 (1.44%) ISEB
5 56 (1.28%) IIBA
6 40 (0.92%) CBAP
7 37 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 31 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 29 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 27 (0.62%) ACCA
11 23 (0.53%) CIMA
12 13 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.23%) CISA
14 10 (0.23%) CISM
14 10 (0.23%) CISSP
14 10 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.18%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.53%) QA
2 77 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 59 (1.35%) MiFID
4 49 (1.12%) GDPR
5 39 (0.89%) PMO
6 38 (0.87%) EMIR
7 31 (0.71%) IFRS
8 28 (0.64%) ISO 20022
9 26 (0.60%) SEPA
10 22 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 22 (0.50%) Good Clinical Practice
10 22 (0.50%) GxP
10 22 (0.50%) NIST
11 20 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (0.39%) COBIT
13 16 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
14 14 (0.32%) Accessibility
15 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.25%) IFRS 17
17 10 (0.23%) GAAP
System Software
1 38 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.092%) NFS
5 2 (0.046%) Firmware
5 2 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.023%) HDFS
6 1 (0.023%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.16%) Ansible
1 7 (0.16%) SCCM
1 7 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (0.14%) Terraform
3 4 (0.092%) WSUS
4 3 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.046%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.046%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.023%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.023%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.023%) Kibana
6 1 (0.023%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.023%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.023%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 288 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 175 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
3 157 (3.60%) SAP
4 151 (3.46%) Oracle
5 87 (1.99%) ServiceNow
6 45 (1.03%) Workday
7 36 (0.82%) Bloomberg
8 29 (0.66%) Charles River
9 26 (0.60%) Atlassian
10 24 (0.55%) Adobe
10 24 (0.55%) Google
11 22 (0.50%) ION Trading
12 21 (0.48%) Splunk
13 20 (0.46%) Tradeweb
14 18 (0.41%) Informatica
15 17 (0.39%) IBM
15 17 (0.39%) Murex
15 17 (0.39%) SimCorp
16 15 (0.34%) Remedy
16 15 (0.34%) TIBCO