Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 April 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 30 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,264 2,894 2,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.35% 6.27% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 6.62% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 2,082 2,246
London median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £363
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
London median hourly rate £40.70 £35.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -19.54% -8.42%
10th Percentile £29.72 £20.80 £22.30
90th Percentile £114.38 £48.75 £48.05
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +29.23% -16.67%

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 39,994 43,740 38,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 94.79% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,612 31,647 27,407
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £303
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 682 503
London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -6.52% +18.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £11.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.41 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -1.58% -

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 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
Central London -22 399 £475 - 60
West London +12 106 £413 -8.84% 14
South London +20 66 £465 +3.33% 6
East London -41 29 £500 - 3
North London -21 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 789 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (31.85%) Finance
3 636 (28.09%) Business Analysis
4 399 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 361 (15.95%) Banking
6 335 (14.80%) User Stories
7 230 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
8 205 (9.05%) Scrum
9 203 (8.97%) Project Management
10 202 (8.92%) Retail
11 199 (8.79%) Data Analysis
12 184 (8.13%) Migration
13 177 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
14 169 (7.46%) Security Cleared
15 166 (7.33%) SQL
16 155 (6.85%) Microsoft
17 153 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 152 (6.71%) Asset Management
19 146 (6.45%) JIRA
19 146 (6.45%) Workshop Facilitation
20 137 (6.05%) Waterfall
21 134 (5.92%) CRM
22 132 (5.83%) Use Case
23 131 (5.79%) GAP Analysis
23 131 (5.79%) SC Cleared
24 124 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
25 122 (5.39%) Acceptance Criteria
26 121 (5.34%) Front Office
27 111 (4.90%) SDLC
28 110 (4.86%) Analytics

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 70 (3.09%) Confluence
2 41 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.50%) CMS
4 15 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.44%) SAS
7 5 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.088%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.088%) Liferay
9 2 (0.088%) WordPress
10 1 (0.044%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.044%) FileNet
10 1 (0.044%) Kentico
10 1 (0.044%) OnBase
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.044%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 124 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 84 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.044%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 43 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.57%) Actimize
3 12 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
4 11 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.40%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.31%) Endur
7 7 (0.31%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.27%) Fredhopper
8 6 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.22%) Aligne
9 5 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (2.08%) Office 365
3 42 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (0.84%) SaaS
6 16 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (0.49%) Taleo
9 10 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.31%) Trello
11 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.22%) Yammer
12 4 (0.18%) Force.com
12 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.18%) IaaS
13 3 (0.13%) PaaS
13 3 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.62%) Firewall
2 9 (0.40%) Internet
2 9 (0.40%) WAN
3 8 (0.35%) LAN
3 8 (0.35%) Network Security
4 3 (0.13%) Intranet
4 3 (0.13%) NAS
4 3 (0.13%) SAN
4 3 (0.13%) Skype
5 2 (0.088%) DKIM
5 2 (0.088%) DMARC
5 2 (0.088%) HTTP
5 2 (0.088%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.088%) SMS
5 2 (0.088%) VoIP
5 2 (0.088%) WebEx
6 1 (0.044%) RTP
6 1 (0.044%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.044%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.044%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (1.86%) Big Data
3 34 (1.50%) SQL Server
4 26 (1.15%) Power BI
5 19 (0.84%) Data Lake
6 15 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 9 (0.40%) GIS
10 7 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.27%) MS Access
11 6 (0.27%) SAP HANA
11 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.22%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 146 (6.45%) JIRA
2 12 (0.53%) Rational Rose
3 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.088%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.088%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.088%) Hudson
6 2 (0.088%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.044%) ERwin
7 1 (0.044%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.044%) JBehave
7 1 (0.044%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.044%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.044%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.044%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.044%) Subversion
7 1 (0.044%) VersionOne
General
1 721 (31.85%) Finance
2 361 (15.95%) Banking
3 202 (8.92%) Retail
4 121 (5.34%) Front Office
5 82 (3.62%) Investment Banking
6 74 (3.27%) Marketing
7 56 (2.47%) Back Office
8 42 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.81%) Retail Banking
10 35 (1.55%) Legal
11 33 (1.46%) Law
12 29 (1.28%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.24%) Private Banking
14 27 (1.19%) General Ledger
15 26 (1.15%) Manufacturing
16 22 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.84%) Billing
18 16 (0.71%) Advertising
19 15 (0.66%) Publishing
20 11 (0.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.55%) XML
2 33 (1.46%) Web Services
3 22 (0.97%) REST
4 20 (0.88%) JSON
5 16 (0.71%) SOAP
6 14 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 13 (0.57%) .NET
8 11 (0.49%) HTML
9 10 (0.44%) CSS
10 8 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (0.35%) RESTful
11 6 (0.27%) Gherkin
11 6 (0.27%) Middleware
11 6 (0.27%) Spring
12 5 (0.22%) HTML5
13 4 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
13 4 (0.18%) React
14 2 (0.088%) jQuery
14 2 (0.088%) Spring Boot
14 2 (0.088%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 230 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.24%) User Experience
3 75 (3.31%) Fixed Income
4 70 (3.09%) Fintech
5 58 (2.56%) Derivative
6 55 (2.43%) Equities
6 55 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 55 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 48 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 45 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.50%) SWIFT
11 32 (1.41%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.10%) Tandem
13 23 (1.02%) FMCG
14 21 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
16 16 (0.71%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.71%) Reinsurance
17 13 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (2.47%) Windows
2 40 (1.77%) Windows 10
3 18 (0.80%) Unix
4 6 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.22%) Linux
6 4 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.13%) Android
8 2 (0.088%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.044%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (28.09%) Business Analysis
3 399 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 335 (14.80%) User Stories
5 205 (9.05%) Scrum
6 203 (8.97%) Project Management
7 199 (8.79%) Data Analysis
8 184 (8.13%) Migration
9 177 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 152 (6.71%) Asset Management
12 146 (6.45%) Workshop Facilitation
13 137 (6.05%) Waterfall
14 134 (5.92%) CRM
15 132 (5.83%) Use Case
16 131 (5.79%) GAP Analysis
17 122 (5.39%) Acceptance Criteria
18 111 (4.90%) SDLC
19 110 (4.86%) Analytics
20 106 (4.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 166 (7.33%) SQL
2 21 (0.93%) Java
3 19 (0.84%) VBA
4 17 (0.75%) C
5 11 (0.49%) C#
6 10 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.27%) Python
8 6 (0.27%) R
9 5 (0.22%) C++
10 3 (0.13%) VB
11 2 (0.088%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.088%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.044%) ABAP
12 1 (0.044%) Java 8
12 1 (0.044%) Korn
12 1 (0.044%) PHP
12 1 (0.044%) Scala
12 1 (0.044%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.044%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 169 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 131 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 97 (4.28%) Degree
4 33 (1.46%) ISEB
5 21 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (0.44%) ACCA
7 10 (0.44%) MBA
8 9 (0.40%) CBAP
9 8 (0.35%) CIMA
9 8 (0.35%) IIBA
10 7 (0.31%) CISM
10 7 (0.31%) CISSP
10 7 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.31%) PMP
11 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.49%) QA
2 37 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.41%) GDPR
4 26 (1.15%) MiFID
4 26 (1.15%) PSD2
5 22 (0.97%) IFRS
6 19 (0.84%) IFRS 9
6 19 (0.84%) PMO
7 15 (0.66%) SEPA
8 10 (0.44%) EMIR
9 9 (0.40%) Basel III
10 5 (0.22%) GxP
10 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.18%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.18%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.18%) SLA
12 2 (0.088%) COREP
12 2 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.088%) FATCA
System Software
1 12 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.044%) Docker
3 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (0.44%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.27%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.27%) QRadar
4 5 (0.22%) SCCM
5 4 (0.18%) Ansible
6 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.088%) Control-M
7 2 (0.088%) Kibana
7 2 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.044%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 155 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 94 (4.15%) SAP
3 93 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
4 74 (3.27%) Oracle
5 60 (2.65%) ServiceNow
6 35 (1.55%) Charles River
7 25 (1.10%) Tableau
8 23 (1.02%) Google
9 21 (0.93%) Adobe
10 20 (0.88%) Murex
11 19 (0.84%) Workday
12 15 (0.66%) hybris
13 12 (0.53%) Concur
13 12 (0.53%) IBM
13 12 (0.53%) UiPath
14 11 (0.49%) Guidewire
15 10 (0.44%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.44%) FactSet
16 8 (0.35%) Ariba
16 8 (0.35%) Blue Prism