Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 45 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,327 2,274 3,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.74% 5.20% 6.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 5.49% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,623 2,342
London median daily rate £500 £500 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.04% +0.21%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £625 £638 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 15
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +29.23%
10th Percentile £23.90 £22.84 £21.60
90th Percentile £53.20 £105.88 £58.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.09
% change year-on-year +28.57% -5.64% +3.03%

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 26,225 41,390 44,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.70% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,641 29,729 32,420
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 559 633
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +14 301 £500 +5.26% 37
West London +8 47 £425 +5.26% 8
South London +9 38 £475 +2.15% 4
East London +25 12 £334 -31.24% 3
North London +17 3 £450 - 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 422 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (31.65%) Business Analysis
3 379 (28.56%) Finance
4 247 (18.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 194 (14.62%) User Stories
6 165 (12.43%) Banking
7 155 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
8 137 (10.32%) Security Cleared
9 132 (9.95%) Scrum
10 131 (9.87%) Migration
11 122 (9.19%) Project Management
11 122 (9.19%) SC Cleared
12 116 (8.74%) SQL
13 115 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
14 108 (8.14%) JIRA
15 101 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 96 (7.23%) Microsoft
17 92 (6.93%) Data Analysis
18 86 (6.48%) Workshop Facilitation
19 85 (6.41%) Public Sector
20 81 (6.10%) Use Case
21 76 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
22 75 (5.65%) Acceptance Criteria
23 73 (5.50%) Analytics
23 73 (5.50%) Project Delivery
24 72 (5.43%) CRM
25 71 (5.35%) Asset Management
26 69 (5.20%) Front Office
27 68 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
28 63 (4.75%) Waterfall

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 41 (3.09%) Confluence
2 38 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.13%) SAS
4 11 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.38%) CMS
7 3 (0.23%) Appian
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.15%) Camunda
9 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.075%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.075%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.075%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.075%) Moodle
9 1 (0.075%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 76 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (4.45%) MS Visio
3 49 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
5 23 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.075%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 34 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.38%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.38%) Infor SunSystems
6 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.30%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.30%) PolarLake
8 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.24%) Azure
2 37 (2.79%) Office 365
3 35 (2.64%) Power Platform
4 32 (2.41%) AWS
5 31 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (1.06%) GCP
7 11 (0.83%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.75%) Google Drive
9 8 (0.60%) SaaS
10 7 (0.53%) PowerApps
10 7 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.30%) G Suite
13 3 (0.23%) Force.com
13 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.23%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.75%) Unified Communications
2 8 (0.60%) Internet
2 8 (0.60%) WAN
3 7 (0.53%) Firewall
3 7 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.30%) Skype
4 4 (0.30%) Softphone
5 3 (0.23%) Network Security
5 3 (0.23%) VoIP
6 2 (0.15%) HTTP
6 2 (0.15%) SAN
6 2 (0.15%) WebEx
7 1 (0.075%) Ethereal
7 1 (0.075%) LAN
7 1 (0.075%) NAS
7 1 (0.075%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.075%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (2.64%) Power BI
3 28 (2.11%) Big Data
4 24 (1.81%) SQL Server
5 10 (0.75%) Data Lake
6 8 (0.60%) Essbase
6 8 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.60%) MySQL
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle Smart View
6 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.53%) QlikView
8 5 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.30%) MS Access
10 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 108 (8.14%) JIRA
2 18 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.53%) Postman
5 6 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.38%) Subversion
7 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.075%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.075%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.075%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.075%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.075%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.075%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.075%) Selenium
9 1 (0.075%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.075%) Zephyr
General
1 379 (28.56%) Finance
2 165 (12.43%) Banking
3 85 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 69 (5.20%) Front Office
5 62 (4.67%) Retail
6 51 (3.84%) Investment Banking
7 44 (3.32%) Marketing
8 28 (2.11%) Legal
9 26 (1.96%) Local Government
10 25 (1.88%) Back Office
11 19 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.13%) Law
12 15 (1.13%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.98%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.90%) Publishing
15 11 (0.83%) Advertising
16 9 (0.68%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.53%) Games
18 6 (0.45%) Billing
18 6 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.28%) XML
2 15 (1.13%) .NET
3 14 (1.06%) Web Services
4 13 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (0.83%) JSON
6 9 (0.68%) HTML
7 8 (0.60%) REST
8 7 (0.53%) Swagger
9 6 (0.45%) WCF
9 6 (0.45%) WPF
10 3 (0.23%) ADO
10 3 (0.23%) CSS
10 3 (0.23%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.15%) COM
11 2 (0.15%) J2EE
11 2 (0.15%) Kafka
11 2 (0.15%) LDAP
11 2 (0.15%) Middleware
11 2 (0.15%) SAML
11 2 (0.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 155 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.47%) Derivative
3 44 (3.32%) User Experience
4 39 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.19%) Fixed Income
6 26 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (1.81%) Equities
8 24 (1.81%) NHS
9 22 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.13%) OTC Derivatives
11 14 (1.06%) Credit Risk
12 13 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.75%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.68%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.60%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.53%) Public Cloud
17 7 (0.53%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (0.83%) Windows
2 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.23%) Android
3 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.15%) Unix
4 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.075%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (31.65%) Business Analysis
3 247 (18.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 194 (14.62%) User Stories
5 132 (9.95%) Scrum
6 131 (9.87%) Migration
7 122 (9.19%) Project Management
8 115 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
9 101 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 92 (6.93%) Data Analysis
11 86 (6.48%) Workshop Facilitation
12 81 (6.10%) Use Case
13 75 (5.65%) Acceptance Criteria
14 73 (5.50%) Analytics
14 73 (5.50%) Project Delivery
15 72 (5.43%) CRM
16 71 (5.35%) Asset Management
17 68 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
18 63 (4.75%) Waterfall
19 61 (4.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (8.74%) SQL
2 27 (2.03%) Python
3 14 (1.06%) C
3 14 (1.06%) Java
4 11 (0.83%) C#
5 9 (0.68%) R
5 9 (0.68%) VBA
6 5 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.075%) C++
8 1 (0.075%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 137 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 122 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.84%) Degree
4 21 (1.58%) ISEB
5 13 (0.98%) CBAP
6 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.60%) IIBA
8 7 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.38%) ACCA
10 5 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.30%) CIMA
11 4 (0.30%) CISM
11 4 (0.30%) CISSP
11 4 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.23%) MBA
12 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.62%) QA
2 31 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.26%) PMO
4 12 (0.90%) EMIR
5 11 (0.83%) GDPR
6 10 (0.75%) MiFID
6 10 (0.75%) SEPA
7 8 (0.60%) IFRS
7 8 (0.60%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.45%) Basel III
9 5 (0.38%) SLA
10 4 (0.30%) Basel II
10 4 (0.30%) COREP
10 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.23%) FINREP
12 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.15%) GAAP
12 2 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.075%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.075%) Snort
2 1 (0.075%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.23%) SCCM
2 2 (0.15%) Nessus
3 1 (0.075%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.075%) Nagios
3 1 (0.075%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.075%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 96 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 62 (4.67%) Oracle
3 58 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (1.96%) Google
4 26 (1.96%) SAP
5 21 (1.58%) ServiceNow
6 20 (1.51%) Tableau
7 16 (1.21%) Bloomberg
8 12 (0.90%) Adobe
9 11 (0.83%) Charles River
10 10 (0.75%) Murex
11 9 (0.68%) hybris
12 8 (0.60%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.60%) Hyperion
12 8 (0.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 8 (0.60%) Workday
13 7 (0.53%) Avaloq
13 7 (0.53%) Cognos
14 6 (0.45%) CA
14 6 (0.45%) FactSet