Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 26 45 55
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,888 1,519 823
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.29% 5.49% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.85% 5.91% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,182 1,130 604
10th Percentile £400 £363 £375
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £587
90th Percentile £725 £656 £643
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
10th Percentile £42.85 £36.08 £26.95
25th Percentile £48.25 £41.50 £32.13
Median hourly rate £53.75 £46.50 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +15.59% +6.29% -5.70%
75th Percentile £64.94 £54.00 £56.69
90th Percentile £78.33 £57.50 £61.98
England median hourly rate £24.20 £39.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year -39.12% -24.29% +7.26%

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 36,775 25,700 16,517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.81% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,048 18,512 11,946
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.61 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -7 296 £525 +5.00% 18
West London +17 46 £458 +1.67% 1
South London +1 25 £495 -5.71% 3
East London +11 21 £650 +44.44% 3
North London -2 2 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following 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 1,174 (40.65%) Agile
2 1,042 (36.08%) Finance
3 896 (31.02%) Business Analysis
4 890 (30.82%) Social Skills
5 543 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 467 (16.17%) Banking
7 459 (15.89%) Requirements Gathering
8 419 (14.51%) User Stories
9 402 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
10 347 (12.02%) SQL
11 346 (11.98%) JIRA
12 323 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
13 310 (10.73%) Scrum
14 283 (9.80%) Workshop Facilitation
15 240 (8.31%) Change Management
16 219 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
17 216 (7.48%) Data Analysis
18 213 (7.38%) Project Management
19 211 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
20 209 (7.24%) Front Office
21 199 (6.89%) Migration
22 190 (6.58%) Retail
23 189 (6.54%) Confluence
24 185 (6.41%) Presentation Skills
25 183 (6.34%) Data Modelling
26 175 (6.06%) Use Case
27 173 (5.99%) Waterfall
27 173 (5.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
28 170 (5.89%) Business Case
29 169 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 189 (6.54%) Confluence
2 53 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.07%) CMS
4 10 (0.35%) Ethereum
5 9 (0.31%) MTS
6 5 (0.17%) SAS
7 4 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.10%) Anypoint
8 3 (0.10%) Camunda
8 3 (0.10%) Mule
8 3 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.069%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.035%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.035%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.035%) Drupal
10 1 (0.035%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.035%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.035%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.035%) Moodle
10 1 (0.035%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 169 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (3.98%) MS Visio
3 80 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.38%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.73%) HiPortfolio
3 19 (0.66%) Endur
4 17 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.38%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.31%) BondVision
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.21%) Fidessa
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.77%) Azure
2 89 (3.08%) Power Platform
3 39 (1.35%) AWS
3 39 (1.35%) SaaS
4 35 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
5 32 (1.11%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (0.93%) Azure DevOps
7 19 (0.66%) Veeva
8 16 (0.55%) GCP
9 14 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 12 (0.42%) Trello
12 9 (0.31%) Lucidchart
13 8 (0.28%) BigCommerce
13 8 (0.28%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.28%) Slack
14 7 (0.24%) Collibra
14 7 (0.24%) Commercetools
14 7 (0.24%) Miro
14 7 (0.24%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.28%) Firewall
2 7 (0.24%) Network Security
3 5 (0.17%) Broadband
3 5 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.069%) GSM
5 2 (0.069%) HTTP
5 2 (0.069%) Internet
5 2 (0.069%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.035%) BGP
6 1 (0.035%) DHCP
6 1 (0.035%) DNS
6 1 (0.035%) Intranet
6 1 (0.035%) LAN
6 1 (0.035%) RFID
6 1 (0.035%) SMS
6 1 (0.035%) SNMP
6 1 (0.035%) Softphone
6 1 (0.035%) WAN
6 1 (0.035%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (2.84%) Power BI
2 77 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 38 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 26 (0.90%) Metadata
7 23 (0.80%) Tableau
8 21 (0.73%) DataStage
8 21 (0.73%) Spotfire
9 19 (0.66%) Big Data
9 19 (0.66%) Qlik Sense
10 16 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.48%) Data Lake
12 13 (0.45%) MySQL
13 12 (0.42%) MS Access
14 9 (0.31%) SAP HANA
15 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.24%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.24%) QlikView
16 7 (0.24%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 346 (11.98%) JIRA
2 15 (0.52%) TeamCity
3 14 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 13 (0.45%) ERwin
5 10 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.28%) Balsamiq
7 6 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.14%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.14%) GitLab
10 3 (0.10%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.069%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.069%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.069%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.035%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.035%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.035%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.035%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,042 (36.08%) Finance
2 890 (30.82%) Social Skills
3 467 (16.17%) Banking
4 402 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
5 209 (7.24%) Front Office
6 190 (6.58%) Retail
7 185 (6.41%) Presentation Skills
8 142 (4.92%) Investment Banking
9 111 (3.84%) Public Sector
10 99 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
11 84 (2.91%) Marketing
12 78 (2.70%) Back Office
13 66 (2.29%) Legal
14 64 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 53 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
16 51 (1.77%) Telecoms
17 37 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 32 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
19 29 (1.00%) Financial Institution
19 29 (1.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.56%) XML
2 22 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (0.66%) .NET
3 19 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (0.59%) JSON
5 12 (0.42%) Gherkin
6 11 (0.38%) FpML
7 10 (0.35%) Smart Contracts
7 10 (0.35%) XSD
8 8 (0.28%) ADO
8 8 (0.28%) Web Services
9 7 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.24%) REST
10 6 (0.21%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.21%) Velocity
11 5 (0.17%) MACH
12 4 (0.14%) FIDO
12 4 (0.14%) Kafka
12 4 (0.14%) OpenID
12 4 (0.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 110 (3.81%) Derivative
2 102 (3.53%) User Experience
3 90 (3.12%) Fixed Income
4 71 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 66 (2.29%) Virtual Team
6 62 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 53 (1.84%) Equities
8 52 (1.80%) Renewable Energy
9 39 (1.35%) SWIFT
10 37 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 35 (1.21%) Reinsurance
12 34 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 33 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
13 33 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
14 32 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
15 31 (1.07%) Credit Risk
16 28 (0.97%) Mobile App
17 27 (0.93%) Reference Data
18 21 (0.73%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (0.62%) Windows
2 7 (0.24%) Unix
3 3 (0.10%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.069%) Linux
5 1 (0.035%) Android
5 1 (0.035%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,174 (40.65%) Agile
2 896 (31.02%) Business Analysis
3 543 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 459 (15.89%) Requirements Gathering
5 419 (14.51%) User Stories
6 323 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
7 310 (10.73%) Scrum
8 283 (9.80%) Workshop Facilitation
9 240 (8.31%) Change Management
10 219 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
11 216 (7.48%) Data Analysis
12 213 (7.38%) Project Management
13 211 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 199 (6.89%) Migration
15 183 (6.34%) Data Modelling
16 175 (6.06%) Use Case
17 173 (5.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 173 (5.99%) Waterfall
18 170 (5.89%) Business Case
19 152 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 347 (12.02%) SQL
2 77 (2.67%) Python
3 47 (1.63%) VBA
4 30 (1.04%) C
5 24 (0.83%) Java
6 17 (0.59%) R
7 13 (0.45%) C#
7 13 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.35%) DAML
8 10 (0.35%) Solidity
9 8 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.17%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.14%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.10%) Groovy
13 2 (0.069%) ABAP
13 2 (0.069%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.069%) Scala
14 1 (0.035%) Perl
14 1 (0.035%) PHP
14 1 (0.035%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 136 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 85 (2.94%) Degree
4 39 (1.35%) IIBA
5 33 (1.14%) CBAP
6 30 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.52%) ACCA
9 14 (0.48%) ISEB
10 12 (0.42%) CIMA
10 12 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.35%) CISA
12 10 (0.35%) CISM
12 10 (0.35%) CISSP
13 7 (0.24%) CFA
14 6 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.70%) QA
2 63 (2.18%) MiFID
3 49 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 45 (1.56%) EMIR
5 27 (0.93%) PMO
6 24 (0.83%) ISO 20022
7 22 (0.76%) IFRS
8 21 (0.73%) SEPA
9 19 (0.66%) GDPR
10 18 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 18 (0.62%) Good Clinical Practice
10 18 (0.62%) GxP
11 15 (0.52%) COBIT
11 15 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
12 12 (0.42%) IFRS 17
12 12 (0.42%) NIST
13 9 (0.31%) Accessibility
14 8 (0.28%) Basel III
15 7 (0.24%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.14%) NFS
4 1 (0.035%) Firmware
4 1 (0.035%) HDFS
4 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.10%) Terraform
3 2 (0.069%) Ansible
3 2 (0.069%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.035%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.035%) Kibana
4 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.035%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.035%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.035%) SCCM
4 1 (0.035%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 168 (5.82%) Microsoft
2 117 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
3 101 (3.50%) Oracle
4 56 (1.94%) SAP
5 50 (1.73%) ServiceNow
6 46 (1.59%) Bloomberg
7 29 (1.00%) Charles River
8 23 (0.80%) Google
8 23 (0.80%) Vermilion
9 22 (0.76%) SimCorp
10 21 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 18 (0.62%) Adobe
11 18 (0.62%) Workday
12 16 (0.55%) Murex
13 15 (0.52%) ION Trading
13 15 (0.52%) Splunk
14 14 (0.48%) Tradeweb
15 12 (0.42%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.42%) Pega
16 10 (0.35%) Yardi