Period
to 18 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 53 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,191 675 1,826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.17% 4.89% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.63% 5.33% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 521 1,359
10th Percentile £400 £350 £365
25th Percentile £450 £413 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £610 £575 £568
90th Percentile £661 £638 £631
England median daily rate £490 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.95% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
10th Percentile £34.64 £25.71 "
25th Percentile £41.50 £29.02 £10.25
Median hourly rate £49.00 £34.53 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year +41.91% +4.64% +73.68%
75th Percentile £54.50 £34.77 £42.88
90th Percentile £66.90 £34.91 £48.50
England median hourly rate £39.60 £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +32.00% -38.46% +52.34%

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 33,041 12,663 34,640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 91.81% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,950 9,134 25,287
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 94 439
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.08 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £31.17 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.94% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +16.80% +7.63%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +7 298 £502 +5.68% 35
East London +10 22 £650 +52.94% 5
West London -13 22 £450 +12.50% 2
South London +16 18 £500 -2.44% 2
North London +1 4 £488 - 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 902 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (33.87%) Finance
3 619 (28.25%) Social Skills
4 593 (27.07%) Business Analysis
5 439 (20.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 381 (17.39%) User Stories
7 352 (16.07%) Banking
8 335 (15.29%) Requirements Gathering
9 254 (11.59%) SQL
10 251 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
11 216 (9.86%) Workshop Facilitation
12 213 (9.72%) JIRA
13 195 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 193 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
15 176 (8.03%) Acceptance Criteria
16 172 (7.85%) Scrum
17 168 (7.67%) Data Analysis
18 164 (7.49%) Project Management
19 155 (7.07%) Migration
20 141 (6.44%) Project Delivery
21 134 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
22 133 (6.07%) Investment Banking
23 132 (6.02%) Presentation Skills
24 128 (5.84%) Change Management
25 127 (5.80%) Security Cleared
26 126 (5.75%) Use Case
27 124 (5.66%) Confluence
28 123 (5.61%) SDLC
29 120 (5.48%) Front Office
30 119 (5.43%) Data Modelling

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
1 124 (5.66%) Confluence
2 24 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.73%) CMS
4 7 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (0.32%) SAS
5 3 (0.14%) Alfresco
5 3 (0.14%) Appian
5 3 (0.14%) Documentum
5 3 (0.14%) FileNet
5 3 (0.14%) OnBase
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.091%) Camunda
6 2 (0.091%) Jadu
6 2 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.046%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.046%) Liferay
7 1 (0.046%) Mule
7 1 (0.046%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.046%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 117 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 62 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.046%) Sketch
9 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.46%) Endur
5 8 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.23%) Magento
8 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.18%) Loan IQ
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.56%) Azure
2 86 (3.93%) Power Platform
3 38 (1.73%) AWS
4 31 (1.41%) Microsoft 365
5 29 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (1.05%) GCP
7 20 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 19 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.73%) SaaS
10 12 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 9 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.37%) Collibra
13 7 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.27%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
16 4 (0.18%) Serverless
16 4 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.14%) Lucidchart
17 3 (0.14%) Miro
17 3 (0.14%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.64%) 2G
1 36 (1.64%) 5G
1 36 (1.64%) GSM
1 36 (1.64%) MVNO
2 21 (0.96%) Packet Switching
3 8 (0.37%) WAN
4 5 (0.23%) 3GPP
4 5 (0.23%) SD-WAN
4 5 (0.23%) Skype
4 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.18%) SMS
6 3 (0.14%) Internet
6 3 (0.14%) Intranet
6 3 (0.14%) LAN
6 3 (0.14%) NAS
6 3 (0.14%) SAN
7 2 (0.091%) Firewall
7 2 (0.091%) Network Security
7 2 (0.091%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.56%) Power BI
2 58 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (1.73%) Qlik Sense
4 34 (1.55%) QlikView
5 20 (0.91%) Big Data
5 20 (0.91%) Tableau
6 18 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 16 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.64%) SQL Server
10 12 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.50%) Metadata
12 7 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.32%) Essbase
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.27%) MySQL
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 213 (9.72%) JIRA
2 17 (0.78%) Eclipse
3 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.14%) Postman
6 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.091%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.091%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.091%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.046%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.046%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.046%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.046%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.046%) Storybook
8 1 (0.046%) Toad
8 1 (0.046%) webpack
General
1 742 (33.87%) Finance
2 619 (28.25%) Social Skills
3 352 (16.07%) Banking
4 251 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
5 133 (6.07%) Investment Banking
6 132 (6.02%) Presentation Skills
7 120 (5.48%) Front Office
8 107 (4.88%) Retail
9 78 (3.56%) Marketing
10 73 (3.33%) Public Sector
11 72 (3.29%) Back Office
12 59 (2.69%) Telecoms
13 45 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
13 45 (2.05%) Legal
14 40 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
15 31 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
16 25 (1.14%) Law
16 25 (1.14%) Retail Banking
17 23 (1.05%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.19%) XML
2 20 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (0.73%) Web Services
4 14 (0.64%) FpML
5 13 (0.59%) EDI
6 12 (0.55%) .NET
6 12 (0.55%) JSON
7 9 (0.41%) Gherkin
8 6 (0.27%) Swagger
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.18%) JSON-LD
10 4 (0.18%) SWRL
11 3 (0.14%) Murex MxML
11 3 (0.14%) Node.js
11 3 (0.14%) React
12 2 (0.091%) HTML
12 2 (0.091%) Kafka
12 2 (0.091%) RAML
12 2 (0.091%) REST
12 2 (0.091%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (3.56%) Fixed Income
2 60 (2.74%) User Experience
3 58 (2.65%) Derivative
4 56 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 51 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
6 37 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 33 (1.51%) Equities
8 31 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.32%) Market Risk
9 29 (1.32%) Tandem
10 27 (1.23%) Reference Data
10 27 (1.23%) Reinsurance
10 27 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 20 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.87%) Data Centre
14 15 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
15 14 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 26 (1.19%) Unix
2 18 (0.82%) Linux
3 17 (0.78%) Windows
4 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.14%) VMS
6 2 (0.091%) Android
6 2 (0.091%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.091%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.046%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (27.07%) Business Analysis
3 439 (20.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 381 (17.39%) User Stories
5 335 (15.29%) Requirements Gathering
6 216 (9.86%) Workshop Facilitation
7 195 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 193 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
9 176 (8.03%) Acceptance Criteria
10 172 (7.85%) Scrum
11 168 (7.67%) Data Analysis
12 164 (7.49%) Project Management
13 155 (7.07%) Migration
14 141 (6.44%) Project Delivery
15 134 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
16 128 (5.84%) Change Management
17 126 (5.75%) Use Case
18 123 (5.61%) SDLC
19 119 (5.43%) Data Modelling
20 118 (5.39%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 254 (11.59%) SQL
2 50 (2.28%) C
3 20 (0.91%) Java
4 18 (0.82%) Python
5 16 (0.73%) C#
6 11 (0.50%) VBA
7 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.23%) R
8 4 (0.18%) ABAP
8 4 (0.18%) Lua
8 4 (0.18%) SPARQL
9 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.14%) VB
10 2 (0.091%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.091%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.091%) SOQL
11 1 (0.046%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.046%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.046%) Groovy
11 1 (0.046%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 110 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 84 (3.83%) Degree
4 20 (0.91%) ISEB
5 18 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.59%) CIMA
8 12 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.50%) CBAP
10 10 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.32%) IIBA
11 7 (0.32%) PMP
12 6 (0.27%) ACCA
12 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.23%) MBA
14 4 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.14%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 2 (0.091%) CISSP
16 2 (0.091%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.70%) QA
2 55 (2.51%) MiFID
3 37 (1.69%) EMIR
4 33 (1.51%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.19%) GDPR
6 21 (0.96%) IFRS
7 19 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.82%) GAAP
9 17 (0.78%) FATCA
10 13 (0.59%) Basel III
11 11 (0.50%) PMO
12 8 (0.37%) SLA
13 7 (0.32%) COREP
13 7 (0.32%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.27%) FINREP
15 4 (0.18%) SEPA
16 3 (0.14%) COBIT
16 3 (0.14%) CRD IV
16 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.091%) Docker
4 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.18%) CASB
2 4 (0.18%) Nagios
3 3 (0.14%) SCCM
3 3 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.091%) Kibana
5 1 (0.046%) Control-M
5 1 (0.046%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.046%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.046%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
2 110 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.02%) Oracle
4 82 (3.74%) SAP
5 26 (1.19%) Bloomberg
6 25 (1.14%) Murex
7 23 (1.05%) ServiceNow
8 19 (0.87%) Workday
9 18 (0.82%) Google
10 15 (0.68%) Databricks
11 13 (0.59%) IBM
12 12 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.50%) Adobe
13 11 (0.50%) hybris
14 9 (0.41%) Intapp
15 8 (0.37%) Hyperion
16 7 (0.32%) CA
16 7 (0.32%) Pega
17 6 (0.27%) Avaloq
17 6 (0.27%) Zuora