Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,829 2,873 3,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.16% 7.27% 7.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 7.65% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,088 2,142 2,577
London median daily rate £475 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +5.41% -2.63%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £327
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
London median hourly rate £47.50 £17.44 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.36% -58.96% -22.73%
10th Percentile £24.06 £17.44 £24.75
90th Percentile £55.73 £17.44 £54.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +40.63% -25.58% -0.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,576 37,541 41,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.02% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,519 26,769 29,649
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 502 539
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £49.95 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London -10 574 £475 -3.06% 60
West London +7 111 £455 +1.68% 17
South London -41 47 £450 +12.50% 2
East London -21 33 £500 +5.26% 5
North London +6 14 £413 +3.13% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

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 London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 947 (33.47%) Business Analysis
2 899 (31.78%) Finance
3 869 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
4 631 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 497 (17.57%) Banking
6 341 (12.05%) User Stories
7 295 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
8 294 (10.39%) Project Management
9 271 (9.58%) Scrum
10 260 (9.19%) SQL
11 240 (8.48%) Front Office
12 236 (8.34%) Retail
13 235 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 216 (7.64%) Use Case
15 203 (7.18%) Microsoft
16 200 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
17 198 (7.00%) Asset Management
18 197 (6.96%) Waterfall
19 191 (6.75%) GDPR
20 183 (6.47%) MS Visio
21 182 (6.43%) Migration
22 181 (6.40%) JIRA
23 179 (6.33%) Data Analysis
24 174 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
25 169 (5.97%) Change Management
26 160 (5.66%) E-Commerce
27 155 (5.48%) Data Modelling
27 155 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
28 152 (5.37%) Investment Banking
29 145 (5.13%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 88 (3.11%) Confluence
2 68 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.06%) CMS
4 11 (0.39%) SAS
4 11 (0.39%) WordPress
5 8 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.25%) Apache
7 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.071%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.071%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.071%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.071%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.035%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.035%) FileNet
11 1 (0.035%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.035%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 183 (6.47%) MS Visio
2 174 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
4 78 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.14%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.071%) InDesign
9 2 (0.071%) InVision
10 1 (0.035%) SPSS
10 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 41 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 17 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.42%) Bloomberg AIM
6 12 (0.42%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.39%) Loan IQ
7 11 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.35%) Actimize
8 10 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.32%) Endur
9 9 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.21%) Magento
10 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.09%) Office 365
2 37 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (0.71%) SaaS
6 17 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 16 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
9 9 (0.32%) Trello
10 8 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.25%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.14%) PaaS
13 3 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.11%) G Suite
13 3 (0.11%) GitHub
13 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.11%) IaaS
13 3 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.78%) SMS
2 17 (0.60%) Intranet
3 15 (0.53%) Internet
4 12 (0.42%) Firewall
5 9 (0.32%) WAN
6 8 (0.28%) LAN
7 6 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.18%) Broadband
8 5 (0.18%) SSL
8 5 (0.18%) VPN
9 4 (0.14%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.14%) VoIP
9 4 (0.14%) Wireless
10 3 (0.11%) WebEx
11 2 (0.071%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.071%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.071%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.035%) DSL
12 1 (0.035%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (1.20%) Big Data
2 34 (1.20%) Blockchain
3 33 (1.17%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.06%) Power BI
5 28 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 23 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 16 (0.57%) Data Lake
8 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.35%) QlikView
11 8 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (0.21%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.18%) MS Access
14 4 (0.14%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.11%) IBM InfoSphere
15 3 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 181 (6.40%) JIRA
2 16 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.25%) Rational Rose
5 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.14%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.14%) ERwin
6 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.071%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.071%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.071%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.071%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.071%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.035%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.035%) JBehave
9 1 (0.035%) JMeter
9 1 (0.035%) MagicDraw
9 1 (0.035%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.035%) Toad
General
1 899 (31.78%) Finance
2 497 (17.57%) Banking
3 240 (8.48%) Front Office
4 236 (8.34%) Retail
5 152 (5.37%) Investment Banking
6 136 (4.81%) Legal
7 93 (3.29%) Marketing
8 86 (3.04%) Back Office
9 70 (2.47%) Retail Banking
10 64 (2.26%) Law
11 45 (1.59%) Advertising
12 37 (1.31%) Telecoms
13 29 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (0.95%) Private Banking
15 24 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.85%) Publishing
16 16 (0.57%) French Language
17 13 (0.46%) Manufacturing
18 12 (0.42%) Automotive
19 8 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (0.74%) XML
2 18 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (0.49%) Web Services
4 13 (0.46%) .NET
5 10 (0.35%) HTML
6 8 (0.28%) SOAP
7 7 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.25%) FpML
7 7 (0.25%) RESTful
8 6 (0.21%) CSS
8 6 (0.21%) Middleware
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.21%) REST
8 6 (0.21%) Velocity
9 5 (0.18%) SAML
10 3 (0.11%) Mason
10 3 (0.11%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (0.11%) React Native
10 3 (0.11%) Swagger
10 3 (0.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 295 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 109 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 96 (3.39%) User Experience
5 59 (2.09%) Derivative
6 50 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.66%) Fintech
8 44 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
10 40 (1.41%) Credit Risk
10 40 (1.41%) Equities
11 39 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 35 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.78%) Computer Science
14 22 (0.78%) Data Structures
14 22 (0.78%) NHS
15 21 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
16 18 (0.64%) PMI
17 16 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 46 (1.63%) Windows
2 36 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 9 (0.32%) Apple iOS
3 9 (0.32%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.28%) Linux
5 6 (0.21%) Unix
6 4 (0.14%) Android
7 1 (0.035%) MVS
7 1 (0.035%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (33.47%) Business Analysis
2 869 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 631 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 341 (12.05%) User Stories
5 294 (10.39%) Project Management
6 271 (9.58%) Scrum
7 235 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 216 (7.64%) Use Case
9 200 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
10 198 (7.00%) Asset Management
11 197 (6.96%) Waterfall
12 182 (6.43%) Migration
13 179 (6.33%) Data Analysis
14 169 (5.97%) Change Management
15 160 (5.66%) E-Commerce
16 155 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
16 155 (5.48%) Data Modelling
17 145 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
17 145 (5.13%) Investment Management
17 145 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 260 (9.19%) SQL
2 35 (1.24%) C
3 33 (1.17%) Java
4 30 (1.06%) VBA
5 20 (0.71%) Python
6 19 (0.67%) C#
7 7 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.25%) PHP
7 7 (0.25%) R
8 5 (0.18%) VB
9 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.11%) C++
10 3 (0.11%) Java 8
10 3 (0.11%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.11%) Scala
11 2 (0.071%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.071%) Ruby
11 2 (0.071%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.071%) XMLA
12 1 (0.035%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 123 (4.35%) Degree
3 86 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 81 (2.86%) ISEB
5 27 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 19 (0.67%) CBAP
8 16 (0.57%) IIBA
9 15 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.39%) ACCA
12 10 (0.35%) PMP
13 9 (0.32%) APMP
13 9 (0.32%) CIMA
13 9 (0.32%) CISSP
14 8 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 5 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (6.75%) GDPR
2 102 (3.61%) QA
3 84 (2.97%) MiFID
4 30 (1.06%) EMIR
5 23 (0.81%) PMO
6 22 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
7 20 (0.71%) PSD2
8 16 (0.57%) IFRS
9 11 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.39%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.21%) SEPA
12 5 (0.18%) GAAP
12 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.18%) SLA
13 4 (0.14%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.14%) COBIT
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.071%) vCloud
4 1 (0.035%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
2 5 (0.18%) CASB
2 5 (0.18%) SCCM
3 4 (0.14%) PingFederate
3 4 (0.14%) Terraform
4 3 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.071%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.071%) MOM
6 1 (0.035%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.035%) Nessus
6 1 (0.035%) Puppet
6 1 (0.035%) QRadar
Vendors
1 203 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 107 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
3 102 (3.61%) Oracle
4 77 (2.72%) SAP
5 73 (2.58%) ServiceNow
6 36 (1.27%) Charles River
7 29 (1.03%) Citrix
8 25 (0.88%) Tableau
9 24 (0.85%) Yardi
10 23 (0.81%) Murex
11 22 (0.78%) Bloomberg
12 18 (0.64%) Adobe
12 18 (0.64%) iManage
12 18 (0.64%) SimCorp
13 17 (0.60%) Google
14 16 (0.57%) IBM
15 13 (0.46%) Hyperion
16 11 (0.39%) FactSet
17 10 (0.35%) Cognos
17 10 (0.35%) Informatica