Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 March 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 54 84 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.02% 5.52% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 5.79% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 42
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £358 £350 £313
90th Percentile £488 £549 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% -13.25% +3.75%

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 1,242 1,451 1,206
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.41% 95.27% 96.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 760 692
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 111 92
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £43.75 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -16.67% -2.33%

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 March 2019.

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 March 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
Watford -10 20 £450 +12.50% 2
Welwyn Garden City +9 3 £425 -
Hatfield +4 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £388 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 £363 -4.61%
Stevenage -11 1 £400 -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (35.19%) Finance
1 19 (35.19%) Retail
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (24.07%) JIRA
4 11 (20.37%) User Stories
5 10 (18.52%) Analytics
5 10 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 7 (12.96%) Multichannel Retail
8 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
8 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 6 (11.11%) Law
8 6 (11.11%) Change Management
8 6 (11.11%) Data Security
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.26%) SAP
9 5 (9.26%) Workshop Facilitation
9 5 (9.26%) Threat Management
9 5 (9.26%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (7.41%) Slack
10 4 (7.41%) GDPR
10 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.41%) Traceability Matrix
10 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel

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 4 (7.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP SCM
1 3 (5.56%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.70%) NetSuite
2 2 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Slack
2 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.70%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
1 19 (35.19%) Retail
2 6 (11.11%) Law
3 3 (5.56%) French Language
4 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) EDI
1 3 (5.56%) LDAP
1 3 (5.56%) OpenID
1 3 (5.56%) SAML
1 3 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Android
1 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.37%) User Stories
4 10 (18.52%) Analytics
4 10 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Multichannel Retail
6 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.11%) Change Management
7 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.11%) Data Security
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.26%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (9.26%) Threat Management
8 5 (9.26%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.41%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (7.41%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ACCA
1 2 (3.70%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.85%) CASB
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) SAP
2 2 (3.70%) Epicor
2 2 (3.70%) JD Edwards
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft