Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Business Analyst was £464 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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.

Lead Business Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 700 632
Rank change year-on-year -16 -68 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 113 126 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 90 157
England median daily rate £464 £498 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.73% +5.85% -1.05%
10th Percentile £400 £370 £403
90th Percentile £675 £603 £620
UK median daily rate £455 £491 £461
% change year-on-year -7.38% +6.62% -1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Lead Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Business Analyst in England

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Business Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Business Analyst in England

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Business Analyst in England

Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Business Analyst in England

Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 -63 43 £550 +5.26% 5
South East -11 24 £500 +2.56%
North of England +49 22 £455 +12.69% 8
South West +7 16 £400 -1.23% 2
North West +15 15 £425 - 5
Yorkshire +14 6 £455 +13.04% 3
Midlands +2 6 £428 -14.50%
North East - 3 £455 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
West Midlands -2 2 £428 -14.50%
East of England -6 2 £450 - 1
Lead Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Finance
3 42 (37.17%) Business Analysis
4 35 (30.97%) Banking
5 28 (24.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (15.93%) User Stories
8 16 (14.16%) Project Management
9 15 (13.27%) Process Improvement
10 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
10 14 (12.39%) Retail Banking
10 14 (12.39%) JIRA
11 12 (10.62%) BDD
11 12 (10.62%) User Experience
12 11 (9.73%) Confluence
12 11 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
12 11 (9.73%) MS Visio
13 10 (8.85%) Data Modelling
13 10 (8.85%) Scrum
13 10 (8.85%) Requirements Management
13 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
13 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
13 10 (8.85%) Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (7.08%) Programme Delivery
15 7 (6.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 7 (6.19%) SDLC
15 7 (6.19%) Target Operating Model
15 7 (6.19%) Translating Business Requirements
15 7 (6.19%) Business Process Improvement

Lead 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 11 (9.73%) Confluence
2 5 (4.42%) SAS
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.88%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.77%) Big Data
2 2 (1.77%) DB2
2 2 (1.77%) Essbase
2 2 (1.77%) Power BI
2 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.77%) ERwin
General
1 44 (38.94%) Finance
2 35 (30.97%) Banking
3 14 (12.39%) Retail Banking
4 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.42%) Marketing
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 4 (3.54%) Legal
7 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.77%) Front Office
8 2 (1.77%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Automotive
9 1 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Electronics
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.88%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.62%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.65%) Equities
4 3 (2.65%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.77%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.17%) Business Analysis
3 28 (24.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (15.93%) User Stories
5 16 (14.16%) Project Management
6 15 (13.27%) Process Improvement
7 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.62%) BDD
9 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
9 11 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.85%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (8.85%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.85%) Requirements Management
10 10 (8.85%) Scrum
10 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
11 8 (7.08%) Programme Delivery
12 7 (6.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (6.19%) SDLC
12 7 (6.19%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) R
2 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) Degree
3 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 6 (5.31%) PMO
3 5 (4.42%) GDPR
4 2 (1.77%) MiFID
5 1 (0.88%) EMIR
5 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (5.31%) SAP
2 3 (2.65%) CyberArk
2 3 (2.65%) IBM
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.77%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.77%) Cloudera
3 2 (1.77%) Embarcadero
3 2 (1.77%) Hyperion
3 2 (1.77%) Informatica
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle
4 1 (0.88%) Capita
4 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.88%) Siebel
4 1 (0.88%) Tableau
4 1 (0.88%) Temenos