Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 January 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 41 14
Rank change year-on-year -24 -27 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 43 49 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.24% 7.11% 10.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 7.31% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 55
Essex median daily rate £468 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £266 £380 £240
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Essex median hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £21.25 £29.70 £34.57
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.50 £48.10
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -31.82% -8.33% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 972 670 750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 97.24% 97.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 472 473
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.38% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 112
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.52% +3.14%
10th Percentile £10.42 £15.63 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% -2.50% -11.11%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Southend-on-Sea -20 8 £350 -17.65% 1
Colchester +2 5 - -
Brentwood +10 3 £250 -44.44%
Harlow - 2 £335 -
Witham 0 1 £468 -15.00%
Chelmsford -3 1 £520 +15.56% 2
Maldon - 1 - -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Essex region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) Business Analysis
3 14 (32.56%) User Stories
4 11 (25.58%) Data Munging
4 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) MySQL
4 11 (25.58%) Oracle
4 11 (25.58%) Ingres
5 9 (20.93%) XML
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Validation
5 9 (20.93%) Data Transformation
5 9 (20.93%) Wireframes
5 9 (20.93%) Marketing
5 9 (20.93%) Hadoop
6 8 (18.60%) Data Flow Diagram
6 8 (18.60%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (18.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) Statistical Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) Requirements Management
6 8 (18.60%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) SAP
7 7 (16.28%) SOAP
7 7 (16.28%) Web Services
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.28%) TDD

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Ingres
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 9 (20.93%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Marketing
3 7 (16.28%) Electronics
3 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
3 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) XML
2 7 (16.28%) REST
2 7 (16.28%) RESTful
2 7 (16.28%) SOAP
2 7 (16.28%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) React
4 1 (2.33%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Equities
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Business Analysis
2 14 (32.56%) User Stories
3 11 (25.58%) Data Munging
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) Data Transformation
4 9 (20.93%) Validation
4 9 (20.93%) Wireframes
5 8 (18.60%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (18.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Data Flow Diagram
5 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (18.60%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Requirements Management
5 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.60%) Statistical Analysis
6 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (16.28%) Programme Management
6 7 (16.28%) SOA
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) SAP
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.65%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.33%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.33%) Tableau