Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £476 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,221 3,022 3,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.86% 7.31% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.24% 7.70% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,342 2,283 2,742
London median daily rate £476 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £331
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 10
London median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -9.73% -34.54%
10th Percentile £21.60 £19.89 £19.70
90th Percentile £58.75 £49.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £37.09 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +9.09% -19.51%

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 44,488 39,222 42,430
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.93% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,396 27,950 30,088
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 557 649
London median hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.98 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -6 598 £490 -2.00% 70
West London +8 119 £460 +8.24% 17
South London -26 71 £450 +17.65% 5
East London -3 62 £500 +12.68% 2
North London +6 22 £463 +19.35% 4
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,111 (34.49%) Business Analysis
2 1,025 (31.82%) Finance
3 1,005 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 703 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 616 (19.12%) Banking
6 388 (12.05%) User Stories
7 352 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
8 340 (10.56%) Project Management
9 323 (10.03%) SQL
10 295 (9.16%) Scrum
11 293 (9.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 290 (9.00%) Front Office
13 243 (7.54%) Use Case
14 239 (7.42%) Waterfall
15 238 (7.39%) Retail
16 236 (7.33%) GDPR
17 232 (7.20%) Asset Management
18 224 (6.95%) Data Analysis
19 219 (6.80%) Microsoft
20 216 (6.71%) Investment Banking
21 206 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
22 201 (6.24%) Change Management
23 200 (6.21%) MS Visio
24 190 (5.90%) Migration
24 190 (5.90%) JIRA
25 184 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
26 181 (5.62%) CRM
27 179 (5.56%) Security Cleared
28 176 (5.46%) Fixed Income
29 175 (5.43%) SDLC

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 74 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.83%) Confluence
3 37 (1.15%) CMS
4 28 (0.87%) SAS
5 9 (0.28%) WordPress
6 8 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.16%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.16%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.12%) Apache
9 4 (0.12%) Drupal
10 3 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.062%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.062%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.062%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.062%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.062%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.031%) MQSeries
Applications
1 206 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 200 (6.21%) MS Visio
3 139 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 59 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.062%) InDesign
8 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.062%) SPSS
8 2 (0.062%) Stata
Business Applications
1 59 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.55%) thinkFolio
3 19 (0.59%) Elite 3E
3 19 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 17 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.34%) SAP SD
8 10 (0.31%) Bloomberg AIM
8 10 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.28%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.28%) Temenos T24
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
10 8 (0.25%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.22%) Endur
11 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.18%) Office 365
2 35 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (0.56%) SaaS
7 15 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 15 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 14 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (0.25%) Trello
11 7 (0.22%) IaaS
11 7 (0.22%) PaaS
12 6 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.16%) Force.com
13 5 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.093%) Algolia
14 3 (0.093%) Bluemix
14 3 (0.093%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.062%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.68%) Internet
1 22 (0.68%) SMS
2 20 (0.62%) Intranet
3 12 (0.37%) WAN
4 8 (0.25%) LAN
5 7 (0.22%) Firewall
6 6 (0.19%) Broadband
6 6 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.16%) Skype
8 4 (0.12%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.12%) FTP
8 4 (0.12%) SSL
9 3 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.093%) Wireless
10 2 (0.062%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.062%) DNS
10 2 (0.062%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.062%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.062%) VPN
10 2 (0.062%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (1.49%) Blockchain
3 45 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 36 (1.12%) Big Data
5 30 (0.93%) Power BI
6 22 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 21 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.53%) QlikView
10 16 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 13 (0.40%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.25%) MS Access
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.22%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.22%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.19%) Base SAS
14 6 (0.19%) Essbase
14 6 (0.19%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 190 (5.90%) JIRA
2 11 (0.34%) Eclipse
3 9 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (0.25%) Rational Rose
5 5 (0.16%) Axure RP
5 5 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.12%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.12%) ERwin
6 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.093%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.093%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.062%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.062%) ProC
9 1 (0.031%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.031%) Selenium
9 1 (0.031%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.031%) Toad
9 1 (0.031%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.031%) Zephyr
General
1 1,025 (31.82%) Finance
2 616 (19.12%) Banking
3 290 (9.00%) Front Office
4 238 (7.39%) Retail
5 216 (6.71%) Investment Banking
6 123 (3.82%) Legal
7 108 (3.35%) Marketing
8 100 (3.10%) Back Office
9 78 (2.42%) Retail Banking
10 61 (1.89%) Law
11 46 (1.43%) Advertising
12 43 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 42 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.96%) Private Banking
14 31 (0.96%) Publishing
15 29 (0.90%) Manufacturing
16 27 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.59%) Billing
18 15 (0.47%) Automotive
18 15 (0.47%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.09%) XML
2 24 (0.75%) .NET
3 18 (0.56%) Web Services
4 16 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (0.34%) FpML
6 10 (0.31%) HTML
7 9 (0.28%) CSS
8 8 (0.25%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.19%) Gherkin
9 6 (0.19%) Middleware
10 5 (0.16%) Mason
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.16%) SAML
11 4 (0.12%) COM
11 4 (0.12%) JSON
11 4 (0.12%) RESTful
11 4 (0.12%) SOAP
11 4 (0.12%) Spring
12 3 (0.093%) Lucene
12 3 (0.093%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 352 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (5.46%) Fixed Income
3 143 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 129 (4.00%) User Experience
5 121 (3.76%) Derivative
6 80 (2.48%) Equities
7 67 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 63 (1.96%) Credit Risk
9 60 (1.86%) Market Risk
10 52 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 46 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 40 (1.24%) Fintech
14 34 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.02%) Computer Science
16 30 (0.93%) Reinsurance
17 29 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
18 28 (0.87%) EPoS
18 28 (0.87%) FMCG
19 27 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (1.40%) Windows
2 23 (0.71%) Windows 10
3 13 (0.40%) Apple iOS
4 11 (0.34%) Android
4 11 (0.34%) Unix
5 8 (0.25%) Linux
6 3 (0.093%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.093%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,111 (34.49%) Business Analysis
2 1,005 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 703 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 388 (12.05%) User Stories
5 340 (10.56%) Project Management
6 295 (9.16%) Scrum
7 293 (9.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 243 (7.54%) Use Case
9 239 (7.42%) Waterfall
10 232 (7.20%) Asset Management
11 224 (6.95%) Data Analysis
12 201 (6.24%) Change Management
13 190 (5.90%) Migration
14 184 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
15 181 (5.62%) CRM
16 175 (5.43%) SDLC
17 172 (5.34%) GAP Analysis
18 169 (5.25%) Data Modelling
19 167 (5.18%) Investment Management
20 159 (4.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 323 (10.03%) SQL
2 48 (1.49%) VBA
3 41 (1.27%) C
3 41 (1.27%) Java
4 24 (0.75%) Python
5 22 (0.68%) C#
6 12 (0.37%) R
7 10 (0.31%) C++
7 10 (0.31%) PHP
8 8 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.25%) VB
9 5 (0.16%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.093%) ABAP
11 3 (0.093%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.093%) Scala
12 2 (0.062%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.062%) Ruby
12 2 (0.062%) XMLA
12 2 (0.062%) XPath
Qualifications
1 179 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 168 (5.22%) Degree
3 125 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.01%) ISEB
5 34 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 32 (0.99%) CBAP
7 30 (0.93%) IIBA
8 28 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.84%) PMP
10 21 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
12 15 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.34%) APMP
16 9 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
17 8 (0.25%) ACCA
17 8 (0.25%) CIMA
17 8 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (7.33%) GDPR
2 140 (4.35%) QA
3 129 (4.00%) MiFID
4 44 (1.37%) EMIR
5 38 (1.18%) PMO
6 34 (1.06%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.53%) PSD2
9 15 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 13 (0.40%) SEPA
11 12 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.37%) GxP
11 12 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.34%) SLA
13 10 (0.31%) IFRS
13 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
15 7 (0.22%) Basel II
15 7 (0.22%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.062%) vCloud
3 2 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.031%) Docker
4 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.031%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.031%) SCCM
Vendors
1 219 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 129 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 103 (3.20%) SAP
4 94 (2.92%) Oracle
5 82 (2.55%) ServiceNow
6 37 (1.15%) Charles River
7 36 (1.12%) Tableau
8 28 (0.87%) Google
9 27 (0.84%) Bloomberg
10 26 (0.81%) Citrix
11 24 (0.75%) Intapp
12 22 (0.68%) Cognos
12 22 (0.68%) Murex
12 22 (0.68%) Yardi
13 19 (0.59%) Progress
14 17 (0.53%) SimCorp
15 16 (0.50%) Adobe
15 16 (0.50%) ION Trading
16 14 (0.43%) HP
16 14 (0.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud