Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 54 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,692 730 2,152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.70% 4.50% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 4.83% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,265 531 1,598
10th Percentile £363 £375 £368
25th Percentile £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £572
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
10th Percentile £36.01 £25.80 £21.63
25th Percentile £41.50 £29.25 £34.81
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £43.45
Median % change year-on-year +24.29% -19.44% +3.45%
75th Percentile £51.50 £44.38 £51.16
90th Percentile £57.40 £50.00 £52.88
England median hourly rate £39.60 £46.74 £51.00
% change year-on-year -15.28% -8.35% +13.33%

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 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 +19 276 £500 +5.26% 25
West London -2 17 £486 +21.56% 6
South London +28 12 £525 +5.00% 1
East London -2 5 £550 +29.41% 4
North London +4 2 £325 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 679 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (38.59%) Finance
3 494 (29.20%) Business Analysis
4 445 (26.30%) Social Skills
5 291 (17.20%) Banking
5 291 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 280 (16.55%) Requirements Gathering
7 254 (15.01%) User Stories
8 207 (12.23%) SQL
9 189 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
10 160 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
11 156 (9.22%) JIRA
12 134 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 130 (7.68%) Change Management
13 130 (7.68%) Workshop Facilitation
14 129 (7.62%) Project Management
15 120 (7.09%) Migration
16 119 (7.03%) Scrum
17 115 (6.80%) Asset Management
17 115 (6.80%) Project Delivery
18 113 (6.68%) Front Office
19 112 (6.62%) Data Analysis
20 105 (6.21%) Acceptance Criteria
21 101 (5.97%) Investment Banking
22 100 (5.91%) SDLC
23 99 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
24 98 (5.79%) Security Cleared
25 95 (5.61%) Waterfall
26 94 (5.56%) Analytics
27 92 (5.44%) Azure

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 91 (5.38%) Confluence
2 16 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.89%) CMS
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.24%) SAS
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.18%) Apache
5 3 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.12%) Camunda
7 1 (0.059%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.059%) Appian
7 1 (0.059%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.059%) Documentum
7 1 (0.059%) FileNet
7 1 (0.059%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.059%) Jadu
7 1 (0.059%) Liferay
7 1 (0.059%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.059%) MTS
Applications
1 77 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.59%) Oracle Smart View
6 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
3 10 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.30%) Shopify
7 4 (0.24%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.18%) Summit
8 3 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 92 (5.44%) Azure
2 48 (2.84%) Power Platform
3 44 (2.60%) AWS
4 25 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
6 20 (1.18%) GCP
7 19 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 14 (0.83%) SaaS
8 14 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.41%) Serverless
11 6 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.35%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 5 (0.30%) Apigee
13 3 (0.18%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.18%) Force.com
13 3 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.18%) Twilio
14 2 (0.12%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.36%) 2G
1 23 (1.36%) 5G
1 23 (1.36%) GSM
1 23 (1.36%) MVNO
2 16 (0.95%) Packet Switching
3 8 (0.47%) Internet
4 5 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.24%) Network Security
5 4 (0.24%) SD-WAN
5 4 (0.24%) SMS
5 4 (0.24%) WAN
6 2 (0.12%) Firewall
6 2 (0.12%) Intranet
6 2 (0.12%) Skype
6 2 (0.12%) WebEx
7 1 (0.059%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.059%) Extranet
7 1 (0.059%) RTP
7 1 (0.059%) SSL
7 1 (0.059%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.72%) Power BI
2 33 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
4 16 (0.95%) SQL Server
5 15 (0.89%) QlikView
6 14 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.77%) Big Data
7 13 (0.77%) Data Lake
8 11 (0.65%) Essbase
9 10 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.53%) Tableau
11 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.35%) Metadata
14 5 (0.30%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.30%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 156 (9.22%) JIRA
2 19 (1.12%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
4 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.18%) Postman
6 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.059%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.059%) Hudson
7 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.059%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.059%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.059%) TestComplete
General
1 653 (38.59%) Finance
2 445 (26.30%) Social Skills
3 291 (17.20%) Banking
4 189 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
5 113 (6.68%) Front Office
6 101 (5.97%) Investment Banking
7 88 (5.20%) Presentation Skills
8 83 (4.91%) Retail
9 52 (3.07%) Back Office
10 47 (2.78%) Public Sector
11 46 (2.72%) Legal
11 46 (2.72%) Marketing
12 38 (2.25%) Telecoms
13 30 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
14 29 (1.71%) Financial Institution
15 25 (1.48%) Manufacturing
16 23 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
17 17 (1.00%) Law
18 15 (0.89%) General Ledger
18 15 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.30%) XML
2 13 (0.77%) .NET
2 13 (0.77%) FpML
3 11 (0.65%) EDI
4 9 (0.53%) Swagger
5 8 (0.47%) Web Services
6 7 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.41%) JSON
7 6 (0.35%) REST
7 6 (0.35%) XSLT
8 5 (0.30%) Node.js
8 5 (0.30%) YAML
9 4 (0.24%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.24%) Murex MxML
9 4 (0.24%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.18%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.12%) COM
11 2 (0.12%) SAML
11 2 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (3.66%) Derivative
1 62 (3.66%) User Experience
2 50 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 47 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 41 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.01%) Equities
6 30 (1.77%) Tandem
7 28 (1.65%) Market Risk
7 28 (1.65%) Reinsurance
8 25 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (1.30%) Reference Data
11 21 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.18%) Credit Risk
13 19 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (0.89%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (0.53%) FMCG
16 9 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (0.59%) Linux
1 10 (0.59%) Unix
1 10 (0.59%) Windows
2 5 (0.30%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.059%) Android
3 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.059%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (29.20%) Business Analysis
3 291 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 280 (16.55%) Requirements Gathering
5 254 (15.01%) User Stories
6 160 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
7 134 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 130 (7.68%) Change Management
8 130 (7.68%) Workshop Facilitation
9 129 (7.62%) Project Management
10 120 (7.09%) Migration
11 119 (7.03%) Scrum
12 115 (6.80%) Asset Management
12 115 (6.80%) Project Delivery
13 112 (6.62%) Data Analysis
14 105 (6.21%) Acceptance Criteria
15 100 (5.91%) SDLC
16 95 (5.61%) Waterfall
17 94 (5.56%) Analytics
18 92 (5.44%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 207 (12.23%) SQL
2 29 (1.71%) C
3 25 (1.48%) Python
4 15 (0.89%) Java
5 14 (0.83%) C#
6 10 (0.59%) VBA
7 4 (0.24%) ABAP
7 4 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.18%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.12%) Lua
9 2 (0.12%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.12%) VB
10 1 (0.059%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.059%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.059%) R
10 1 (0.059%) SQR
10 1 (0.059%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.059%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 81 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.31%) Degree
4 24 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.30%) ISEB
6 14 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.47%) ACCA
7 8 (0.47%) CIMA
8 7 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.24%) FFIEC
10 4 (0.24%) IIBA
11 3 (0.18%) CBAP
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.18%) MBA
12 2 (0.12%) PMP
12 2 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.90%) QA
2 25 (1.48%) MiFID
3 22 (1.30%) IFRS
4 21 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.00%) GDPR
6 14 (0.83%) PMO
7 13 (0.77%) FATCA
8 10 (0.59%) EMIR
9 9 (0.53%) GAAP
9 9 (0.53%) ISO 20022
10 7 (0.41%) COBIT
11 6 (0.35%) COREP
11 6 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.30%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.30%) NIST
12 5 (0.30%) PSD2
12 5 (0.30%) SLA
12 5 (0.30%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.24%) SEPA
14 3 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.24%) HP ALM
1 4 (0.24%) Nagios
2 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
2 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.059%) CASB
3 1 (0.059%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
2 71 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.55%) Oracle
4 57 (3.37%) SAP
5 23 (1.36%) Murex
6 16 (0.95%) Google
6 16 (0.95%) ServiceNow
7 15 (0.89%) Bloomberg
7 15 (0.89%) Databricks
7 15 (0.89%) Workday
8 12 (0.71%) Hyperion
9 10 (0.59%) hybris
9 10 (0.59%) IBM
10 7 (0.41%) Charles River
11 6 (0.35%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.35%) Intapp
11 6 (0.35%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.30%) Informatica
13 4 (0.24%) Adobe
13 4 (0.24%) JD Edwards