Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 36 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 58 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.31% 4.72% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 4.96% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 42
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £450 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +17.26% -4.06%
10th Percentile £280 £335 £325
90th Percentile £538 £525 £613
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 £41.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +9.93% +15.62%

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 1,385 1,169 1,280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.20% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 641 624
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £185 £191 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 89 95
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.45 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.08 £52.40 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.83% -3.20% +2.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 27 £400 -15.79% 1
Hatfield -1 6 £450 +5.88%
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £225 -
Stevenage -12 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -14 1 £475 +35.71%
Hitchin - 1 £475 -
Letchworth - 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 25 May 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 26 (41.27%) Business Analysis
2 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) Retail
3 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (19.05%) Finance
6 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 9 (14.29%) Time Management
7 9 (14.29%) User Stories
8 8 (12.70%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) Change Management
9 7 (11.11%) SAP
9 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Confluence
9 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 7 (11.11%) JIRA
10 6 (9.52%) Supplier Management
10 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 6 (9.52%) Law
11 5 (7.94%) Commercial Awareness
11 5 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (7.94%) Legal
11 5 (7.94%) Oracle
11 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
11 5 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (7.94%) Process Improvement
12 4 (6.35%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (6.35%) Tableau

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 7 (11.11%) Confluence
1 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.59%) SAP EP
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.17%) ResourceLink
2 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (3.17%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.17%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.59%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.59%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Power BI
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 14 (22.22%) Retail
2 12 (19.05%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Law
4 5 (7.94%) Legal
4 5 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (6.35%) Games
5 4 (6.35%) Marketing
6 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.59%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Android
1 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Business Analysis
2 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 9 (14.29%) Time Management
6 9 (14.29%) User Stories
7 8 (12.70%) Change Management
7 8 (12.70%) Project Management
8 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.52%) Supplier Management
10 5 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (7.94%) Commercial Awareness
10 5 (7.94%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.35%) Analytics
11 4 (6.35%) DNA
11 4 (6.35%) ITIL
11 4 (6.35%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.17%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.76%) GDPR
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.35%) Tableau
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Capita
5 1 (1.59%) Cognos
5 1 (1.59%) hybris
5 1 (1.59%) JDA
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud