Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 21 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3496 3219 3817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.42% 7.12% 8.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.82% 7.49% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 2392 2801
London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £353 £350 £325
90th Percentile £656 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
London median hourly rate £57.50 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.67% -16.67% -32.71%
10th Percentile £20.00 £26.13 £19.88
90th Percentile £58.75 £48.75 £116.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 0 605 £500 - 58
West London +7 106 £450 +7.46% 7
East London -1 80 £450 +12.50% 9
South London -5 69 £450 +16.88% 4
North London -1 20 £450 +7.46% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 1156 (33.07%) Business Analysis
2 1150 (32.89%) Finance
3 1057 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 794 (22.71%) Banking
5 677 (19.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 423 (12.10%) User Stories
7 421 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
8 395 (11.30%) SQL
9 343 (9.81%) Front Office
10 334 (9.55%) Investment Banking
11 316 (9.04%) Project Management
12 303 (8.67%) Scrum
13 297 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 260 (7.44%) Asset Management
15 257 (7.35%) MiFID
16 249 (7.12%) Retail
17 243 (6.95%) Derivative
18 238 (6.81%) Fixed Income
19 237 (6.78%) Data Analysis
19 237 (6.78%) Analytics
20 231 (6.61%) Use Case
21 230 (6.58%) CRM
22 225 (6.44%) JIRA
23 215 (6.15%) Waterfall
24 209 (5.98%) Microsoft
25 201 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
26 200 (5.72%) Change Management
27 197 (5.64%) Degree
28 193 (5.52%) MS Visio
28 193 (5.52%) 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 77 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.83%) Confluence
3 51 (1.46%) CMS
4 21 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 21 (0.60%) SAS
5 13 (0.37%) Skype for Business
6 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.14%) Documentum
11 4 (0.11%) Drupal
12 3 (0.086%) Apache
12 3 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.086%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.057%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.029%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.029%) Liferay
14 1 (0.029%) Mule
Applications
1 193 (5.52%) MS Visio
2 182 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
4 86 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) InDesign
8 3 (0.086%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.086%) SPSS
8 3 (0.086%) Stata
9 2 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 69 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.34%) thinkFolio
3 25 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 22 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.49%) Temenos T24
6 13 (0.37%) Summit
7 12 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
9 9 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
10 8 (0.23%) ION MarketView
10 8 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 8 (0.23%) Temenos Globus
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
12 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
13 5 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.14%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.83%) Office 365
2 28 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.77%) SaaS
4 24 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
8 10 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 8 (0.23%) IaaS
11 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 7 (0.20%) Force.com
11 7 (0.20%) PaaS
11 7 (0.20%) Yammer
12 3 (0.086%) Algolia
12 3 (0.086%) Dialogflow
13 2 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.057%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.54%) Internet
2 18 (0.51%) SMS
3 17 (0.49%) Intranet
4 7 (0.20%) Skype
5 6 (0.17%) WAN
6 5 (0.14%) FTP
6 5 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.11%) LAN
8 2 (0.057%) DMZ
8 2 (0.057%) Network Security
8 2 (0.057%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.057%) VoIP
9 1 (0.029%) DNS
9 1 (0.029%) DSL
9 1 (0.029%) Extranet
9 1 (0.029%) Firewall
9 1 (0.029%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.029%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.029%) SMTP
9 1 (0.029%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 55 (1.57%) Big Data
4 41 (1.17%) Blockchain
5 36 (1.03%) QlikView
6 35 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 34 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 32 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (0.49%) Power BI
10 13 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.31%) Essbase
12 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.29%) DB2
14 9 (0.26%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.17%) Base SAS
16 6 (0.17%) Data Mart
16 6 (0.17%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 225 (6.44%) JIRA
2 17 (0.49%) Cucumber
3 12 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 10 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 8 (0.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.086%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.086%) ERwin
10 2 (0.057%) JBehave
10 2 (0.057%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.057%) ProC
10 2 (0.057%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.029%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.029%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.029%) Toad
11 1 (0.029%) YouTrack
11 1 (0.029%) Zephyr
General
1 1150 (32.89%) Finance
2 794 (22.71%) Banking
3 343 (9.81%) Front Office
4 334 (9.55%) Investment Banking
5 249 (7.12%) Retail
6 134 (3.83%) Marketing
7 119 (3.40%) Legal
8 102 (2.92%) Back Office
9 86 (2.46%) Retail Banking
10 56 (1.60%) Law
11 49 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.37%) Advertising
13 40 (1.14%) Telecoms
14 35 (1.00%) Publishing
15 33 (0.94%) Manufacturing
16 31 (0.89%) Private Banking
17 26 (0.74%) Billing
18 24 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.40%) Electronics
20 13 (0.37%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (1.83%) XML
2 32 (0.92%) .NET
2 32 (0.92%) FpML
3 27 (0.77%) Web Services
4 23 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.37%) Gherkin
7 11 (0.31%) Middleware
8 9 (0.26%) JSON
9 7 (0.20%) REST
10 6 (0.17%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.17%) HTML
10 6 (0.17%) Mason
10 6 (0.17%) WinForms
10 6 (0.17%) XSD
11 4 (0.11%) CSS
11 4 (0.11%) SOAP
11 4 (0.11%) Spring
11 4 (0.11%) Visualforce
11 4 (0.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 421 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (6.95%) Derivative
3 238 (6.81%) Fixed Income
4 183 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 151 (4.32%) Equities
6 147 (4.20%) User Experience
7 92 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 89 (2.55%) Market Risk
9 67 (1.92%) Credit Risk
10 62 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 59 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 59 (1.69%) OTC Derivatives
12 51 (1.46%) Fintech
13 41 (1.17%) Reference Data
13 41 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 37 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 36 (1.03%) Reinsurance
16 31 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
17 30 (0.86%) FMCG
17 30 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (1.12%) Windows
2 19 (0.54%) Unix
3 9 (0.26%) Android
3 9 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.17%) Linux
5 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.086%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.057%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.029%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.029%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1156 (33.07%) Business Analysis
2 1057 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 677 (19.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 423 (12.10%) User Stories
5 316 (9.04%) Project Management
6 303 (8.67%) Scrum
7 297 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 260 (7.44%) Asset Management
9 237 (6.78%) Analytics
9 237 (6.78%) Data Analysis
10 231 (6.61%) Use Case
11 230 (6.58%) CRM
12 215 (6.15%) Waterfall
13 201 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
14 200 (5.72%) Change Management
15 193 (5.52%) SDLC
16 192 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
16 192 (5.49%) Migration
17 185 (5.29%) Investment Management
18 173 (4.95%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 395 (11.30%) SQL
2 53 (1.52%) VBA
3 51 (1.46%) Java
4 44 (1.26%) R
5 33 (0.94%) Python
6 31 (0.89%) C
7 22 (0.63%) C#
8 10 (0.29%) C++
9 9 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.14%) Perl
11 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.14%) Scala
12 4 (0.11%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.11%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.086%) ABAP
13 3 (0.086%) PHP
13 3 (0.086%) VB
13 3 (0.086%) XPath
14 2 (0.057%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 197 (5.64%) Degree
2 154 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 120 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 99 (2.83%) ISEB
5 47 (1.34%) PMP
6 45 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 37 (1.06%) IIBA
8 30 (0.86%) CBAP
9 24 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.66%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 7 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.17%) ACCA
16 6 (0.17%) CIMA
17 5 (0.14%) CISM
17 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (7.35%) MiFID
2 183 (5.23%) GDPR
3 166 (4.75%) QA
4 97 (2.77%) EMIR
5 62 (1.77%) Data Quality
6 51 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 40 (1.14%) PMO
8 23 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (0.63%) GxP
9 22 (0.63%) Solvency II
10 16 (0.46%) PSD2
11 15 (0.43%) SEPA
12 14 (0.40%) SLA
13 13 (0.37%) COREP
13 13 (0.37%) FATCA
14 12 (0.34%) FINREP
15 11 (0.31%) Basel II
15 11 (0.31%) IFRS
16 9 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
16 9 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.17%) Docker
3 4 (0.11%) XenApp
4 3 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.057%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.057%) Xen
5 2 (0.057%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.029%) Firmware
6 1 (0.029%) vCloud
6 1 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.086%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.057%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.057%) Nagios
4 2 (0.057%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.029%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.029%) Kibana
5 1 (0.029%) MOM
5 1 (0.029%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 209 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 127 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
3 115 (3.29%) Oracle
4 86 (2.46%) ServiceNow
5 83 (2.37%) SAP
6 44 (1.26%) Bloomberg
7 43 (1.23%) Tableau
8 37 (1.06%) Adobe
9 36 (1.03%) Charles River
10 34 (0.97%) Google
11 28 (0.80%) Progress
12 27 (0.77%) Workday
13 25 (0.72%) Murex
14 24 (0.69%) IBM
15 19 (0.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 18 (0.51%) Sophis
17 17 (0.49%) Cognos
18 16 (0.46%) HP
19 15 (0.43%) Yardi
20 14 (0.40%) hybris