Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 27 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.47% 5.01% 7.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 5.29% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 59
Essex median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £311 £323 £346
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £45.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year -53.09% - -

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 741 945 833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 94.59% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 569 560
Essex median daily rate £445 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 68
Essex median hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% -10.24% +58.75%
10th Percentile £10.65 £14.95 £11.83
90th Percentile £42.60 £56.91 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.57% -2.14% -12.50%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +10 6 £435 +19.18%
Harlow +1 5 £423 +30.00% 1
Brentwood +5 2 £275 -37.14%
Maldon +1 1 £325 -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 11 (40.74%) Public Sector
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (29.63%) XML
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) SDLC
4 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 5 (18.52%) RUP
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Marketing
4 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.81%) REST
5 4 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (14.81%) RESTful
5 4 (14.81%) Confluence
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) SAP
5 4 (14.81%) SOAP
5 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
5 4 (14.81%) Electronics
5 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum

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 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
General
1 11 (40.74%) Public Sector
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Marketing
4 4 (14.81%) Electronics
4 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (11.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) REST
2 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
2 6 (22.22%) SDLC
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) RUP
3 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) CRM
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (14.81%) Product Roadmap
4 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) Sequence Diagram
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
4 4 (14.81%) Workshop Facilitation
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) IFS