Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Business Analyst
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 37 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 77 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.80% 4.72% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 5.08% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 39 57
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.34% +11.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £306
90th Percentile £550 £545 £555
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £36.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 - £36.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,512 1,200 1,390
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 92.88% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 626 734
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £576 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 123 76
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +6.70% -8.70%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.60 £9.13
90th Percentile £46.65 £40.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Hertfordshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Watford +4 28 £400 -20.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City -9 8 £500 +8.40%
Hatfield 0 6 £550 +31.74% 1
Hitchin - 3 £415 -
Stevenage -16 2 £413 +17.86% 1
St Albans - 2 £238 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £438 - 1
Letchworth -1 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.87%) Finance
4 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (24.68%) Retail
6 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (14.29%) Oracle
8 9 (11.69%) SAP
8 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.69%) ERP
8 9 (11.69%) Change Management
9 8 (10.39%) Project Management
9 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.09%) User Stories
10 7 (9.09%) Migration
11 6 (7.79%) Middleware
11 6 (7.79%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (7.79%) Data Mapping
11 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.49%) Cross-Platform Development
12 5 (6.49%) Business Process Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
12 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) Data Migration
12 5 (6.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (6.49%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) Management Information System

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (2.60%) SAP EP
1 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.60%) ResourceLink
3 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (2.60%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.60%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.30%) Lorenzo
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
1 2 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.30%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.30%) MS Access
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 19 (24.68%) Retail
3 5 (6.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (7.79%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Android
1 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.69%) Change Management
5 9 (11.69%) ERP
5 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.39%) Project Management
6 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
7 7 (9.09%) Migration
7 7 (9.09%) User Stories
8 6 (7.79%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (7.79%) Data Mapping
8 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
9 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.49%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) ISEB
2 2 (2.60%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.60%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.90%) GDPR
3 2 (2.60%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (1.30%) SEPA
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) Cognos
4 3 (3.90%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.90%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.60%) JDA
6 1 (1.30%) Capita
6 1 (1.30%) Cerner
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.30%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Sony