Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -22 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,420 3,429 3,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.26% 7.42% 7.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 7.81% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,751 2,504 2,384
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £360 £355 £350
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
London median hourly rate £28.75 £57.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +91.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £17.05 £20.00 £26.13
90th Percentile £134.23 £59.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%

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 43,644 43,909 42,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.97% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,527 31,784 30,401
London median daily rate £500 £493 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +7.07% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 547 557
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.44 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +4.18% +3.24%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.13 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -24 456 £475 -5.00% 73
West London -8 97 £438 +2.94% 18
South London -16 57 £438 - 7
East London -34 41 £484 +7.56% 6
North London -14 6 £370 -17.78% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 849 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (28.93%) Finance
3 693 (28.64%) Business Analysis
4 485 (20.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 375 (15.50%) Banking
6 317 (13.10%) User Stories
7 280 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
8 249 (10.29%) Project Management
9 232 (9.59%) Scrum
10 216 (8.93%) SQL
11 210 (8.68%) Retail
12 195 (8.06%) Migration
13 181 (7.48%) Asset Management
14 169 (6.98%) Microsoft
15 168 (6.94%) Data Analysis
16 167 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
17 155 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 151 (6.24%) CRM
19 148 (6.12%) Analytics
20 142 (5.87%) Waterfall
21 140 (5.79%) Front Office
22 136 (5.62%) Workshop Facilitation
23 135 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
24 134 (5.54%) Use Case
25 130 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
26 128 (5.29%) JIRA
27 127 (5.25%) Oracle
27 127 (5.25%) GAP Analysis
28 125 (5.17%) E-Commerce
29 123 (5.08%) Investment Management

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 62 (2.56%) Confluence
2 46 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.49%) CMS
4 17 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 17 (0.70%) SAS
5 6 (0.25%) Drupal
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.17%) WordPress
8 3 (0.12%) FileNet
8 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.083%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.083%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.083%) Appian
9 2 (0.083%) Documentum
9 2 (0.083%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.083%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.083%) OnBase
Applications
1 135 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 95 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
4 83 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 55 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.70%) thinkFolio
3 14 (0.58%) HiPortfolio
4 13 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
5 11 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.37%) Actimize
6 9 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 7 (0.29%) Loan IQ
8 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 6 (0.25%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.21%) Endur
10 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.65%) Office 365
2 39 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (0.95%) SaaS
5 15 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.37%) Trello
9 7 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.29%) GitHub
9 7 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
9 7 (0.29%) PaaS
10 5 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.21%) Yammer
11 4 (0.17%) IaaS
11 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.33%) WAN
2 7 (0.29%) Internet
2 7 (0.29%) LAN
3 6 (0.25%) Skype
3 6 (0.25%) SMS
4 4 (0.17%) Intranet
4 4 (0.17%) Network Security
5 3 (0.12%) Broadband
5 3 (0.12%) Firewall
5 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.083%) DKIM
6 2 (0.083%) DMARC
6 2 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.041%) CTI
7 1 (0.041%) DSL
7 1 (0.041%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.041%) Extranet
7 1 (0.041%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.041%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
2 44 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 41 (1.69%) Power BI
4 36 (1.49%) Big Data
5 31 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 21 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.50%) Data Lake
9 11 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.33%) MySQL
11 8 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.29%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.29%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
12 7 (0.29%) Riak
13 6 (0.25%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 128 (5.29%) JIRA
2 14 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.45%) Rational Rose
4 10 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.21%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.12%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.12%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.083%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.083%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.041%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.041%) Hudson
11 1 (0.041%) JBehave
11 1 (0.041%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.041%) Toad
11 1 (0.041%) Visual Studio
General
1 700 (28.93%) Finance
2 375 (15.50%) Banking
3 210 (8.68%) Retail
4 140 (5.79%) Front Office
5 101 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 78 (3.22%) Back Office
6 78 (3.22%) Marketing
7 77 (3.18%) Legal
8 44 (1.82%) Law
9 37 (1.53%) Advertising
9 37 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 25 (1.03%) Publishing
11 24 (0.99%) Private Banking
11 24 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 19 (0.79%) French Language
12 19 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.58%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.57%) XML
2 27 (1.12%) Web Services
3 18 (0.74%) HTML
4 17 (0.70%) .NET
4 17 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (0.70%) REST
5 12 (0.50%) SOAP
6 11 (0.45%) CSS
7 10 (0.41%) Middleware
7 10 (0.41%) RESTful
8 9 (0.37%) Gherkin
8 9 (0.37%) JSON
9 8 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.25%) GraphQL
10 6 (0.25%) HTML5
10 6 (0.25%) Velocity
11 5 (0.21%) Spring
12 4 (0.17%) FIXML
13 3 (0.12%) FpML
13 3 (0.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 280 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (4.75%) User Experience
3 96 (3.97%) Fixed Income
4 87 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 72 (2.98%) Derivative
6 60 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.31%) Equities
7 56 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
8 55 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
9 42 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 34 (1.40%) Fintech
11 27 (1.12%) Reinsurance
12 26 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 25 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
14 23 (0.95%) Market Risk
15 20 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 19 (0.79%) Computer Science
17 15 (0.62%) FMCG
18 14 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
18 14 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (2.31%) Windows
2 29 (1.20%) Unix
2 29 (1.20%) Windows 10
3 14 (0.58%) Solaris
4 10 (0.41%) Android
4 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.37%) Linux
6 5 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.083%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.041%) Android TV
8 1 (0.041%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 693 (28.64%) Business Analysis
3 485 (20.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 317 (13.10%) User Stories
5 249 (10.29%) Project Management
6 232 (9.59%) Scrum
7 195 (8.06%) Migration
8 181 (7.48%) Asset Management
9 168 (6.94%) Data Analysis
10 167 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
11 155 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 151 (6.24%) CRM
13 148 (6.12%) Analytics
14 142 (5.87%) Waterfall
15 136 (5.62%) Workshop Facilitation
16 134 (5.54%) Use Case
17 130 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
18 127 (5.25%) GAP Analysis
19 125 (5.17%) E-Commerce
20 123 (5.08%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (8.93%) SQL
2 36 (1.49%) Java
3 21 (0.87%) C
4 19 (0.79%) Python
5 15 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 14 (0.58%) Korn
7 10 (0.41%) C#
8 8 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.33%) VBA
9 7 (0.29%) C++
10 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.21%) R
11 3 (0.12%) Scala
11 3 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.12%) VB
12 2 (0.083%) SOQL
13 1 (0.041%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.041%) Java 8
13 1 (0.041%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.041%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 95 (3.93%) SC Cleared
3 89 (3.68%) Degree
4 47 (1.94%) ISEB
5 21 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.41%) ACCA
6 10 (0.41%) CBAP
6 10 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.37%) IIBA
8 6 (0.25%) CFA
8 6 (0.25%) CIMA
8 6 (0.25%) CISSP
8 6 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.21%) PMP
9 5 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.12%) CISM
11 3 (0.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.01%) QA
2 74 (3.06%) GDPR
3 42 (1.74%) MiFID
4 27 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.70%) PSD2
6 15 (0.62%) EMIR
7 12 (0.50%) PMO
8 10 (0.41%) IFRS
9 8 (0.33%) Basel III
10 7 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.25%) IFRS 9
11 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.21%) AIFMD
12 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.17%) SEPA
14 3 (0.12%) COREP
14 3 (0.12%) FATCA
14 3 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.083%) HDFS
2 2 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.041%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
3 9 (0.37%) SCCM
4 6 (0.25%) Prometheus
4 6 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.083%) Kibana
7 2 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.083%) Terraform
8 1 (0.041%) Ansible
8 1 (0.041%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.041%) Nessus
8 1 (0.041%) Oozie
8 1 (0.041%) QRadar
Vendors
1 169 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.25%) Oracle
3 101 (4.17%) SAP
4 73 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 46 (1.90%) Google
7 39 (1.61%) Tableau
8 36 (1.49%) Charles River
9 32 (1.32%) IBM
10 31 (1.28%) Adobe
11 22 (0.91%) Murex
12 16 (0.66%) hybris
13 14 (0.58%) Citrix
14 13 (0.54%) Workday
15 12 (0.50%) Pega
16 11 (0.45%) Bloomberg
17 10 (0.41%) Sitecore
18 8 (0.33%) Alteryx
18 8 (0.33%) OpenLink
18 8 (0.33%) UiPath