Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 22 39
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 118 160 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.97% 7.32% 5.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 7.51% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 118 105
Leeds median daily rate £400 £386 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +1.64% -3.80%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -41.82% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,270 2,131 2,653
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.48% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,480 1,775
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £281
90th Percentile £575 £545 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 47
Leeds median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +18.52% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.02
90th Percentile £30.30 £27.30 £31.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £13.78 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +6.00% -4.38%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Leeds

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Leeds

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Leeds

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Leeds region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 63 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.59%) Business Analysis
3 34 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (22.03%) Finance
5 24 (20.34%) User Stories
6 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
7 17 (14.41%) SDLC
8 14 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.17%) Change Control
10 11 (9.32%) Scrum
10 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (8.47%) Requirements Engineering
11 10 (8.47%) Retail
11 10 (8.47%) MS Visio
11 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.63%) GDPR
12 9 (7.63%) Data Analysis
13 8 (6.78%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.78%) Migration
13 8 (6.78%) Software Delivery
14 7 (5.93%) Acceptance Criteria
14 7 (5.93%) JIRA
15 6 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
15 6 (5.08%) Data Protection
15 6 (5.08%) IIBA
15 6 (5.08%) Waterfall
15 6 (5.08%) Information Security

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) CMS
2 4 (3.39%) Confluence
3 3 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.69%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.69%) Jadu
4 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.85%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.69%) Slack
2 2 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.69%) Trello
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) MS Access
2 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) JIRA
2 2 (1.69%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Marketing
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
4 3 (2.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) Middleware
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (5.08%) User Experience
3 5 (4.24%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.59%) Business Analysis
3 34 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (20.34%) User Stories
5 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
6 17 (14.41%) SDLC
7 14 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (10.17%) Change Control
9 11 (9.32%) Scrum
9 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (8.47%) Requirements Engineering
11 9 (7.63%) Data Analysis
12 8 (6.78%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Software Delivery
12 8 (6.78%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (5.93%) Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (5.08%) Business Process Modelling
14 6 (5.08%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (5.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) IIBA
2 2 (1.69%) CBAP
2 2 (1.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) ISEB
2 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) GDPR
2 3 (2.54%) GxP
2 3 (2.54%) PMO
3 1 (0.85%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) SAP
3 3 (2.54%) JDA
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle
4 1 (0.85%) Pega
4 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow