Period
to 9 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 43 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 810 2,164 2,833
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.60% 5.20% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 5.51% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 1,608 2,107
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £358
90th Percentile £650 £638 £658
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.45 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -2.91% -31.15%
10th Percentile £30.40 £35.00 £29.40
90th Percentile £65.50 £73.63 £65.05
England median hourly rate £43.48 £44.45 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.18% -1.23% +22.45%

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 16,471 39,249 44,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 94.29% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,313 28,067 31,861
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 521 676
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.50 £13.06
90th Percentile £54.20 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.73% +6.95% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in London.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in London.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst in London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +18 179 £475 - 6
West London -1 22 £500 +20.48%
East London +44 12 £410 -13.68% 3
South London -3 8 £500 +5.26%
North London +10 1 - - 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 261 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (32.10%) Business Analysis
3 253 (31.23%) Finance
4 169 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 139 (17.16%) Requirements Gathering
6 116 (14.32%) Banking
7 115 (14.20%) User Stories
8 99 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
9 91 (11.23%) SQL
10 87 (10.74%) Security Cleared
11 76 (9.38%) Front Office
12 75 (9.26%) Scrum
13 70 (8.64%) Migration
13 70 (8.64%) JIRA
14 69 (8.52%) SC Cleared
15 61 (7.53%) Project Delivery
16 58 (7.16%) Change Management
16 58 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 56 (6.91%) Public Sector
18 54 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (6.54%) Microsoft
20 48 (5.93%) Asset Management
21 47 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
22 46 (5.68%) Analytics
23 45 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
23 45 (5.56%) Data Modelling
24 43 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
24 43 (5.31%) Project Management
25 42 (5.19%) Business Process Modelling
25 42 (5.19%) Translating Business Requirements

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 34 (4.20%) Confluence
2 10 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.99%) CMS
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.25%) OnBase
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.12%) Documentum
6 1 (0.12%) FileNet
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.12%) Moodle
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Misys Midas
2 11 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.23%) Front Arena
3 10 (1.23%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.99%) PolarLake
5 7 (0.86%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.49%) Endur
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
8 4 (0.49%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.37%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.37%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.21%) Azure
2 16 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (1.85%) AWS
4 12 (1.48%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.11%) Office 365
6 7 (0.86%) SaaS
7 6 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.49%) GCP
9 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Boomi
10 2 (0.25%) Force.com
10 2 (0.25%) GitHub
10 2 (0.25%) Veeva
11 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
1 6 (0.74%) VLAN
2 2 (0.25%) Internet
2 2 (0.25%) WAN
3 1 (0.12%) FTP
3 1 (0.12%) LAN
3 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.12%) Skype
3 1 (0.12%) SMS
3 1 (0.12%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.60%) Big Data
4 12 (1.48%) Power BI
5 11 (1.36%) Data Lake
6 10 (1.23%) MySQL
7 7 (0.86%) Essbase
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.25%) Looker
9 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.12%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 70 (8.64%) JIRA
2 6 (0.74%) Eclipse
2 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.37%) Postman
4 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) TestRail
General
1 253 (31.23%) Finance
2 116 (14.32%) Banking
3 76 (9.38%) Front Office
4 56 (6.91%) Public Sector
5 36 (4.44%) Investment Banking
6 33 (4.07%) Marketing
7 26 (3.21%) Back Office
7 26 (3.21%) Legal
8 24 (2.96%) Retail
9 13 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.48%) Law
11 10 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.99%) Billing
13 7 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.86%) Local Government
13 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.74%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.60%) Web Services
2 10 (1.23%) .NET
3 8 (0.99%) XML
4 7 (0.86%) JSON
5 6 (0.74%) Gherkin
5 6 (0.74%) LDAP
6 5 (0.62%) REST
7 4 (0.49%) ADO
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.49%) SAML
8 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.37%) Swagger
8 3 (0.37%) WCF
8 3 (0.37%) WPF
9 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) HTML
9 2 (0.25%) Kafka
10 1 (0.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.94%) Derivative
3 36 (4.44%) Fixed Income
4 33 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (4.07%) User Experience
5 25 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 18 (2.22%) Credit Risk
7 18 (2.22%) Equities
8 17 (2.10%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.98%) Market Risk
9 16 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.60%) OTC Derivatives
11 13 (1.60%) Reference Data
12 10 (1.23%) Taxonomies
13 9 (1.11%) NHS
14 6 (0.74%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
15 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.23%) Windows
2 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
2 3 (0.37%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.25%) Android
3 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.25%) Linux
3 2 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (32.10%) Business Analysis
3 169 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (17.16%) Requirements Gathering
5 115 (14.20%) User Stories
6 75 (9.26%) Scrum
7 70 (8.64%) Migration
8 61 (7.53%) Project Delivery
9 58 (7.16%) Change Management
9 58 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 54 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (5.93%) Asset Management
12 47 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (5.68%) Analytics
14 45 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
14 45 (5.56%) Data Modelling
15 43 (5.31%) Project Management
16 42 (5.19%) Business Process Modelling
16 42 (5.19%) Translating Business Requirements
17 38 (4.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (11.23%) SQL
2 34 (4.20%) Python
3 17 (2.10%) R
4 16 (1.98%) C
5 11 (1.36%) VBA
6 10 (1.23%) Java
7 6 (0.74%) MATLAB
8 5 (0.62%) C#
8 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) Scala
9 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 69 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.10%) ISEB
5 13 (1.60%) Degree
6 10 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.74%) ACCA
8 5 (0.62%) CIMA
8 5 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.49%) IIBA
10 2 (0.25%) CBAP
10 2 (0.25%) CCNA
10 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.25%) PMP
10 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.12%) AAT
11 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.12%) CSPO
11 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.46%) QA
2 23 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.60%) PMO
4 10 (1.23%) GDPR
5 8 (0.99%) Basel III
6 7 (0.86%) Basel II
6 7 (0.86%) CRD IV
7 5 (0.62%) IFRS
7 5 (0.62%) MiFID
8 4 (0.49%) SEPA
8 4 (0.49%) SLA
9 3 (0.37%) EMIR
10 2 (0.25%) COBIT
10 2 (0.25%) GAAP
11 1 (0.12%) COREP
11 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.12%) FATCA
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.49%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.25%) Aspera SmartTrack
2 2 (0.25%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (6.54%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.32%) Oracle
2 35 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
3 24 (2.96%) Bloomberg
3 24 (2.96%) SAP
4 13 (1.60%) Tableau
5 9 (1.11%) Murex
6 8 (0.99%) ServiceNow
7 7 (0.86%) Cisco
7 7 (0.86%) Hyperion
7 7 (0.86%) OpenLink
8 6 (0.74%) ForeScout
8 6 (0.74%) ION Trading
8 6 (0.74%) Splunk
8 6 (0.74%) Workday
9 5 (0.62%) Google
9 5 (0.62%) HP
9 5 (0.62%) Pega
10 4 (0.49%) SunGard
10 4 (0.49%) Trayport