Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -30 +7 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 57 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.19% 9.34% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 9.62% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 70
Essex median daily rate £470 £296 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.92% -28.95% +11.00%
10th Percentile £377 £224 £240
90th Percentile £575 £488 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -19.29%
10th Percentile £29.70 £32.37 £31.73
90th Percentile £35.50 £48.20 £34.20
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £23.41
% change year-on-year -8.33% +53.80% -38.03%

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 769 842 1178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 97.12% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 497 666
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £227
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 151 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +8.14% +42.17%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.68
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -21 18 £425 -15.00%
Witham - 4 £550 -
Colchester +11 3 £475 +4.11%
Basildon +9 2 £488 +87.50%
Chelmsford +5 1 £470 +4.44%
Brentwood -17 1 £450 +45.63%
Canvey Island - 1 £500 -
Harlow - 1 £288 -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Essex region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Scrum
3 24 (42.11%) XML
4 20 (35.09%) Data Mapping
5 19 (33.33%) Middleware
6 18 (31.58%) XSLT
6 18 (31.58%) UML
6 18 (31.58%) Data Integration
7 16 (28.07%) Business Analysis
8 15 (26.32%) Wireframes
9 14 (24.56%) Validation
10 13 (22.81%) Project Management
11 11 (19.30%) Change Management
11 11 (19.30%) Wealth Management
11 11 (19.30%) Data Flow Diagram
12 10 (17.54%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 9 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (15.79%) Data Transformation
13 9 (15.79%) Finance
13 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
14 8 (14.04%) SQL
14 8 (14.04%) Statistical Analysis
14 8 (14.04%) Requirements Management
14 8 (14.04%) Business Process Modelling
15 7 (12.28%) Data Munging
15 7 (12.28%) MySQL
15 7 (12.28%) Oracle
15 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
15 7 (12.28%) Ingres
15 7 (12.28%) Data Mining

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 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.75%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Data Mining
1 7 (12.28%) Ingres
1 7 (12.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (1.75%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
1 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.53%) Marketing
3 5 (8.77%) Electronics
3 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) XML
2 19 (33.33%) Middleware
3 18 (31.58%) XSLT
4 6 (10.53%) REST
4 6 (10.53%) SOAP
4 6 (10.53%) WSDL
5 5 (8.77%) JSON
5 5 (8.77%) JSON Schema
5 5 (8.77%) XSD
6 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Scrum
3 20 (35.09%) Data Mapping
4 18 (31.58%) Data Integration
4 18 (31.58%) UML
5 16 (28.07%) Business Analysis
6 15 (26.32%) Wireframes
7 14 (24.56%) Validation
8 13 (22.81%) Project Management
9 11 (19.30%) Change Management
9 11 (19.30%) Data Flow Diagram
9 11 (19.30%) Wealth Management
10 10 (17.54%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 9 (15.79%) Data Transformation
11 9 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (14.04%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (14.04%) Requirements Management
12 8 (14.04%) Statistical Analysis
13 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
13 7 (12.28%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Northgate