Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 October 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 24 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 25 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.69% 7.84% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 8.21% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 13
Kent median daily rate £456 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £290 £250 £302
90th Percentile £650 £581 £485
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.62% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year +12.12% +20.55% +3.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 426 487 490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 95.49% 98.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 373 335
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £170 £153 £180
90th Percentile £600 £586 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 18
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% +42.72% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.88 £10.63
90th Percentile £56.25 £132.44 £69.95
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Kent

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Kent

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Kent over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Kent

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Kent

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Maidstone +14 3 £475 +47.86%
Folkestone - 2 £293 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 -
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Kent region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (56.00%) Business Analysis
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 5 (20.00%) ISEB
4 5 (20.00%) BMC
4 5 (20.00%) Remedy
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Advertising
6 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (12.00%) CMDB
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Confluence
6 3 (12.00%) Swim Lanes
6 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (8.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (8.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 2 (8.00%) GDPR

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (12.00%) Swim Lanes
6 2 (8.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) BMC
1 5 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (4.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.00%) SAP