The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 24 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2671 3311 3523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.44% 6.75% 7.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 7.09% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1944 2413 2571
Median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.39 £42.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £25.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -5 1382 £475 +2.70% 190
South East -4 394 £420 +1.81% 59
Yorkshire +8 163 £388 +3.33% 35
North West -1 151 £375 - 41
East of England -4 150 £425 - 18
West Midlands +8 149 £375 -4.76% 34
South West +6 139 £408 +1.87% 27
East Midlands +9 102 £425 +13.33% 15
North East -29 22 £358 -4.66% 6
Midlands +1 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1767 (32.98%) Business Analysis
2 1703 (31.78%) Finance
3 1569 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
4 1010 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 794 (14.82%) Banking
6 597 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
7 579 (10.81%) User Stories
8 529 (9.87%) Project Management
9 512 (9.56%) Scrum
10 452 (8.44%) Use Case
11 384 (7.17%) SQL
12 376 (7.02%) Retail
13 351 (6.55%) Data Analysis
14 344 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 336 (6.27%) Migration
16 326 (6.08%) MiFID
17 319 (5.95%) Waterfall
18 303 (5.66%) Change Management
19 293 (5.47%) Front Office
19 293 (5.47%) Security Cleared
20 288 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
21 279 (5.21%) CRM
22 274 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
22 274 (5.11%) Microsoft
23 271 (5.06%) SDLC
24 269 (5.02%) Degree
25 262 (4.89%) Data Modelling
26 257 (4.80%) ISEB
27 246 (4.59%) MS Visio
28 245 (4.57%) Asset Management

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
1 125 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 103 (1.92%) Confluence
3 62 (1.16%) CMS
4 37 (0.69%) SAS
5 19 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.15%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.13%) FileNet
10 6 (0.11%) Drupal
10 6 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.093%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.075%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.056%) Apache
13 3 (0.056%) Documentum
14 2 (0.037%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.037%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.037%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 246 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 231 (4.31%) MS Excel
3 163 (3.04%) MS Office
4 113 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (1.16%) MS Project
6 35 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.037%) InVision
8 2 (0.037%) SPSS
8 2 (0.037%) Stata
9 1 (0.019%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 83 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 24 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 22 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 21 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 20 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.32%) Loan IQ
8 16 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.26%) thinkFolio
11 13 (0.24%) Sonata
12 12 (0.22%) Endur
12 12 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
13 11 (0.21%) SAP CO
13 11 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
14 10 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.10%) Office 365
2 29 (0.54%) SaaS
3 23 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 15 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 12 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.19%) G Suite
7 10 (0.19%) IaaS
8 8 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.15%) PaaS
9 7 (0.13%) Trello
10 4 (0.075%) Force.com
11 3 (0.056%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.056%) Veeva
12 2 (0.037%) GitHub
12 2 (0.037%) Slack
13 1 (0.019%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.019%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.019%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.63%) Internet
2 21 (0.39%) Intranet
3 13 (0.24%) Firewall
3 13 (0.24%) Network Security
4 9 (0.17%) LDAP
4 9 (0.17%) WAN
5 7 (0.13%) Skype
6 5 (0.093%) VoIP
7 4 (0.075%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.075%) LAN
7 4 (0.075%) MVNO
7 4 (0.075%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.075%) WebEx
8 3 (0.056%) ATM
8 3 (0.056%) DMZ
8 3 (0.056%) IMAP
8 3 (0.056%) RFID
8 3 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.037%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.037%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 103 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 82 (1.53%) Big Data
4 54 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 41 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
6 40 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.49%) QlikView
9 26 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.41%) DB2
11 17 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.28%) Blockchain
13 14 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.26%) Power BI
14 13 (0.24%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.22%) OLAP
15 12 (0.22%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.21%) EDRMS
16 11 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 221 (4.12%) JIRA
2 36 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.17%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.093%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.075%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.056%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.037%) Subversion
11 2 (0.037%) Toad
12 1 (0.019%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.019%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.019%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.019%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.019%) Xcode
General
1 1703 (31.78%) Finance
2 794 (14.82%) Banking
3 376 (7.02%) Retail
4 293 (5.47%) Front Office
5 242 (4.52%) Investment Banking
6 196 (3.66%) Marketing
7 133 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 122 (2.28%) Back Office
9 119 (2.22%) Legal
10 111 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 66 (1.23%) Advertising
11 66 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 49 (0.91%) Publishing
13 45 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 39 (0.73%) Law
15 36 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 33 (0.62%) Automotive
16 33 (0.62%) Billing
17 27 (0.50%) Electronics
18 23 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (1.61%) Web Services
2 69 (1.29%) XML
3 49 (0.91%) .NET
4 28 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
5 27 (0.50%) HTML
6 22 (0.41%) Gherkin
7 19 (0.35%) Middleware
8 17 (0.32%) FpML
9 12 (0.22%) CSS
10 11 (0.21%) SAML
11 10 (0.19%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.19%) MDX
11 10 (0.19%) Node.js
12 9 (0.17%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.15%) Mason
13 8 (0.15%) SAP XI
14 7 (0.13%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.13%) JSON
15 6 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
15 6 (0.11%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 597 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (4.29%) User Experience
3 217 (4.05%) Derivative
4 164 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 161 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 151 (2.82%) Fixed Income
7 143 (2.67%) Equities
8 61 (1.14%) Credit Risk
9 58 (1.08%) Fintech
10 56 (1.05%) Reference Data
11 46 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 44 (0.82%) Market Risk
13 42 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 40 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
15 35 (0.65%) Reinsurance
16 30 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
17 28 (0.52%) Data Structures
18 27 (0.50%) SWIFT
19 26 (0.49%) FMCG
20 25 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (1.42%) Windows
2 31 (0.58%) Linux
3 20 (0.37%) Unix
4 12 (0.22%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.21%) Android
5 11 (0.21%) Windows Vista
6 10 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.11%) MVS
8 5 (0.093%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.037%) AIX
10 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1767 (32.98%) Business Analysis
2 1569 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1010 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 579 (10.81%) User Stories
5 529 (9.87%) Project Management
6 512 (9.56%) Scrum
7 452 (8.44%) Use Case
8 351 (6.55%) Data Analysis
9 344 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 336 (6.27%) Migration
11 319 (5.95%) Waterfall
12 303 (5.66%) Change Management
13 288 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
14 279 (5.21%) CRM
15 274 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
16 271 (5.06%) SDLC
17 262 (4.89%) Data Modelling
18 245 (4.57%) Asset Management
19 243 (4.54%) E-Commerce
19 243 (4.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 384 (7.17%) SQL
2 63 (1.18%) Java
3 61 (1.14%) C
4 36 (0.67%) T-SQL
5 34 (0.63%) C#
6 30 (0.56%) VBA
7 22 (0.41%) Python
8 21 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.22%) C++
10 10 (0.19%) R
11 8 (0.15%) VB
12 7 (0.13%) COBOL
13 6 (0.11%) JCL
13 6 (0.11%) VC++
14 5 (0.093%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.093%) Perl
15 4 (0.075%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.075%) Scala
16 3 (0.056%) PHP
17 2 (0.037%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 293 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 269 (5.02%) Degree
3 257 (4.80%) ISEB
4 212 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 56 (1.05%) IIBA
6 51 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 49 (0.91%) CBAP
8 35 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 34 (0.63%) CISSP
10 25 (0.47%) PMP
11 21 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 19 (0.35%) ACCA
13 19 (0.35%) CIMA
13 19 (0.35%) CISA
14 17 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
16 14 (0.26%) APMG
17 13 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
18 12 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (6.08%) MiFID
2 140 (2.61%) QA
3 75 (1.40%) EMIR
4 66 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 65 (1.21%) PMO
6 62 (1.16%) GDPR
7 58 (1.08%) Data Quality
8 44 (0.82%) Solvency II
9 33 (0.62%) IFRS
10 28 (0.52%) SLA
11 22 (0.41%) IFRS 9
12 21 (0.39%) FATCA
13 18 (0.34%) Basel III
13 18 (0.34%) SEPA
14 16 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
15 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.17%) GxP
17 7 (0.13%) AIFMD
18 6 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.13%) Docker
2 3 (0.056%) Dovecot
3 2 (0.037%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.019%) HDFS
4 1 (0.019%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.019%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.13%) Nagios
2 6 (0.11%) Kibana
2 6 (0.11%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.11%) logstash
3 5 (0.093%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.056%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.056%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.037%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.019%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.019%) Control-M
6 1 (0.019%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.019%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.019%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.019%) Netcool
6 1 (0.019%) SCOM
Vendors
1 274 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 221 (4.12%) SAP
3 207 (3.86%) Oracle
4 86 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 53 (0.99%) ServiceNow
6 44 (0.82%) Charles River
7 36 (0.67%) Murex
7 36 (0.67%) Tableau
8 35 (0.65%) Google
9 30 (0.56%) Adobe
10 28 (0.52%) Bloomberg
11 27 (0.50%) Workday
12 25 (0.47%) IBM
13 24 (0.45%) hybris
14 21 (0.39%) Fidessa
14 21 (0.39%) FNZ
15 20 (0.37%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.34%) Cognos
16 18 (0.34%) Guidewire
16 18 (0.34%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £275 per day 3 months initially
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago