Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 44 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,425 4,687 6,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.48% 4.96% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 5.24% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,454 3,427 4,359
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £342 £337 £325
90th Percentile £588 £596 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 33 32
England median hourly rate £45.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £19.10 £19.01 £20.06
90th Percentile £64.63 £55.33 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% - -2.78%

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 71,894 89,503 88,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 94.78% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,641 59,847 58,957
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £462 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,601 2,744 2,623
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.92% -3.74% +3.89%

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 19 November 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 November 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 November 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 -6 1,754 £500 +5.26% 60
South East +2 526 £434 -3.67% 21
North of England 0 486 £420 +5.00% 33
South West -10 268 £418 -1.76% 5
North West +3 233 £425 +6.25% 10
Midlands -23 212 £420 -1.18% 19
Yorkshire -1 205 £400 - 20
East of England +5 160 £425 - 5
West Midlands -18 146 £425 - 12
East Midlands -25 61 £416 -2.06% 7
North East +15 48 £419 +11.67% 3
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,208 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (31.85%) Business Analysis
3 926 (27.04%) Finance
4 709 (20.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 539 (15.74%) User Stories
6 394 (11.50%) Scrum
7 393 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
8 334 (9.75%) JIRA
9 312 (9.11%) Workshop Facilitation
10 302 (8.82%) Banking
11 294 (8.58%) Microsoft
12 284 (8.29%) Project Management
13 281 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
14 269 (7.85%) Migration
15 259 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 257 (7.50%) Use Case
17 239 (6.98%) Security Cleared
18 238 (6.95%) Public Sector
19 226 (6.60%) Waterfall
19 226 (6.60%) Data Analysis
20 211 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
20 211 (6.16%) Acceptance Criteria
21 209 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
22 205 (5.99%) Analytics
23 200 (5.84%) Retail
23 200 (5.84%) SQL
24 199 (5.81%) CRM
25 194 (5.66%) Data Modelling
26 191 (5.58%) GAP Analysis
26 191 (5.58%) 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
1 174 (5.08%) Confluence
2 107 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 26 (0.76%) SAS
4 24 (0.70%) CMS
5 16 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.15%) Camunda
8 4 (0.12%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.12%) LiveLink
8 4 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.088%) Documentum
9 3 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.058%) Drupal
10 2 (0.058%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.029%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.029%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.029%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.029%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 209 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 186 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 162 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
4 123 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.058%) Snagit
6 2 (0.058%) Windchill
7 1 (0.029%) Figma
7 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.029%) SPSS
7 1 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 96 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
7 11 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.26%) Magento
8 9 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.20%) Endur
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.20%) SAP HR
11 6 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 132 (3.85%) Azure
2 76 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
2 76 (2.22%) Office 365
3 70 (2.04%) AWS
4 63 (1.84%) Power Platform
5 25 (0.73%) Google Sheets
6 23 (0.67%) SaaS
6 23 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 22 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 18 (0.53%) GCP
10 15 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.26%) Google Drive
12 9 (0.26%) PaaS
13 7 (0.20%) Slack
14 6 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.18%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
15 5 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.70%) Internet
2 20 (0.58%) WAN
3 19 (0.55%) Firewall
4 13 (0.38%) LAN
5 11 (0.32%) VoIP
6 10 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.26%) FTP
7 9 (0.26%) Softphone
8 8 (0.23%) HTTP
8 8 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.20%) Intranet
9 7 (0.20%) Network Security
10 6 (0.18%) Skype
11 4 (0.12%) DNS
11 4 (0.12%) Wireless
12 2 (0.058%) ATM
12 2 (0.058%) SAN
12 2 (0.058%) VPN
12 2 (0.058%) WebEx
13 1 (0.029%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (1.84%) Power BI
3 59 (1.72%) Big Data
4 45 (1.31%) SQL Server
5 21 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.47%) Essbase
7 15 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
8 14 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
8 14 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (0.38%) MS Access
10 12 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.32%) Oracle Smart View
11 11 (0.32%) QlikView
12 10 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.26%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.26%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 334 (9.75%) JIRA
2 33 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (0.38%) Rational Rose
5 10 (0.29%) Cucumber
5 10 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.15%) Balsamiq
7 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.12%) Selenium
9 3 (0.088%) Hudson
9 3 (0.088%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.058%) ERwin
11 1 (0.029%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.029%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.029%) Grunt
11 1 (0.029%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.029%) SpecFlow
General
1 926 (27.04%) Finance
2 302 (8.82%) Banking
3 238 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 200 (5.84%) Retail
5 105 (3.07%) Front Office
6 94 (2.74%) Marketing
7 78 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 72 (2.10%) Legal
9 68 (1.99%) Investment Banking
10 66 (1.93%) Manufacturing
11 52 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.40%) Advertising
13 47 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 41 (1.20%) Retail Banking
15 38 (1.11%) Back Office
16 32 (0.93%) Local Government
17 31 (0.91%) Law
18 21 (0.61%) Billing
19 19 (0.55%) Electronics
20 16 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.05%) XML
2 29 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 27 (0.79%) Web Services
4 24 (0.70%) .NET
5 16 (0.47%) HTML
6 12 (0.35%) Middleware
7 11 (0.32%) SOAP
8 10 (0.29%) REST
9 7 (0.20%) CSS
9 7 (0.20%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.20%) JSON
10 6 (0.18%) SailPoint
11 5 (0.15%) RESTful
12 4 (0.12%) EDI
12 4 (0.12%) Velocity
13 3 (0.088%) jBPM
13 3 (0.088%) Kafka
13 3 (0.088%) React
13 3 (0.088%) XML Messaging
14 2 (0.058%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 393 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (4.32%) User Experience
3 117 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 98 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (1.93%) Derivative
6 62 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 54 (1.58%) NHS
8 52 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 42 (1.23%) Equities
10 32 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 32 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 24 (0.70%) Data Centre
11 24 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.70%) PMI
12 22 (0.64%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (0.50%) Exotic Derivative
15 16 (0.47%) SWIFT
16 15 (0.44%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 79 (2.31%) Windows
2 34 (0.99%) Linux
3 20 (0.58%) Solaris
3 20 (0.58%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.26%) Unix
6 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.15%) Android
7 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.058%) AIX
9 2 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,208 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (31.85%) Business Analysis
3 709 (20.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 539 (15.74%) User Stories
5 394 (11.50%) Scrum
6 312 (9.11%) Workshop Facilitation
7 284 (8.29%) Project Management
8 281 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
9 269 (7.85%) Migration
10 259 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 257 (7.50%) Use Case
12 226 (6.60%) Data Analysis
12 226 (6.60%) Waterfall
13 211 (6.16%) Acceptance Criteria
13 211 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
14 205 (5.99%) Analytics
15 199 (5.81%) CRM
16 194 (5.66%) Data Modelling
17 191 (5.58%) GAP Analysis
18 182 (5.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (5.84%) SQL
2 36 (1.05%) C
3 30 (0.88%) Python
4 26 (0.76%) Java
5 19 (0.55%) VBA
6 10 (0.29%) PL/SQL
7 9 (0.26%) C#
7 9 (0.26%) R
7 9 (0.26%) VB
8 7 (0.20%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.12%) C++
10 3 (0.088%) PHP
10 3 (0.088%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.058%) Perl
11 2 (0.058%) XQuery
12 1 (0.029%) ABAP
12 1 (0.029%) COBOL
12 1 (0.029%) JCL
12 1 (0.029%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.029%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 239 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 191 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 153 (4.47%) Degree
4 101 (2.95%) ISEB
5 58 (1.69%) IIBA
6 40 (1.17%) CBAP
7 29 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 27 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (0.64%) CISSP
11 21 (0.61%) CISM
12 20 (0.58%) ACCA
13 18 (0.53%) CIMA
14 17 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
15 13 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.35%) CISA
17 10 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.26%) CCNA
19 8 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
19 8 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.07%) QA
2 75 (2.19%) GDPR
3 46 (1.34%) PMO
4 35 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.70%) MiFID
6 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.47%) PSD2
8 15 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.41%) SEPA
10 12 (0.35%) EMIR
11 11 (0.32%) GxP
12 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.15%) SLA
15 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) TARGET2
16 3 (0.088%) IFRS
16 3 (0.088%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 31 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.058%) NDS
3 2 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.058%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.029%) Docker
4 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.029%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.029%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.15%) SCCM
4 5 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.12%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.088%) Nessus
7 2 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.029%) MOM
8 1 (0.029%) Nagios
8 1 (0.029%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.029%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.029%) vRealize
Vendors
1 294 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 162 (4.73%) SAP
3 147 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
4 144 (4.20%) Oracle
5 65 (1.90%) ServiceNow
6 57 (1.66%) Google
7 51 (1.49%) Tableau
8 35 (1.02%) Cloudera
9 27 (0.79%) hybris
10 23 (0.67%) Workday
11 19 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.53%) Adobe
12 18 (0.53%) Remedy
13 14 (0.41%) Splunk
13 14 (0.41%) VMware
14 13 (0.38%) Cisco
14 13 (0.38%) Hyperion
14 13 (0.38%) IBM
15 12 (0.35%) Avaloq
15 12 (0.35%) Charles River