The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 22 25 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 36 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.83% 5.26% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 5.51% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 19
Median daily rate £450 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 598 653 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.92% 95.33% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 320 338
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.18 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +14 19 £463 +32.14% 3
Hatfield -10 4 £463 +24.16% 1
Hemel Hempstead +7 3 £350 +12.00% 2
Stevenage +1 2 £488 +2.63%
Business Analyst
East of England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Business Analysis
3 16 (24.62%) Retail
4 12 (18.46%) Finance
4 12 (18.46%) Project Management
5 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.31%) Change Management
6 8 (12.31%) SAP
7 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.77%) Time Management
7 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (9.23%) User Stories
8 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (9.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (9.23%) Use Case
8 6 (9.23%) ITSM
8 6 (9.23%) BMC
8 6 (9.23%) Remedy
9 5 (7.69%) SQL
9 5 (7.69%) .NET
9 5 (7.69%) Oracle
9 5 (7.69%) ITIL
9 5 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (6.15%) Order to Cash
10 4 (6.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (6.15%) Big Data
10 4 (6.15%) Requirements Engineering
10 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
10 4 (6.15%) Degree

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.54%) SAS
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project
2 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (4.62%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.54%) Endur
4 1 (1.54%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.54%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Big Data
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (24.62%) Retail
2 12 (18.46%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.08%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.08%) EPoS
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Pricing Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Business Analysis
3 12 (18.46%) Project Management
4 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.31%) Change Management
6 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.77%) Time Management
7 6 (9.23%) ITSM
7 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (9.23%) Use Case
7 6 (9.23%) User Stories
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (6.15%) BPR
9 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.15%) ERP
9 4 (6.15%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (6.15%) Scrum
9 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) Java
3 2 (3.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ISEB
2 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.54%) PMP
2 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) SAP
2 6 (9.23%) BMC
2 6 (9.23%) Remedy
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.54%) Ariba
6 1 (1.54%) Cognos
6 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.54%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.54%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow