Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,602 3,206 3,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.72% 7.48% 7.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 7.87% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,930 2,338 2,420
London median daily rate £475 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £355 £363 £334
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
London median hourly rate £15.50 £57.50 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.04% +108.07% -49.75%
10th Percentile £15.25 £56.25 £26.18
90th Percentile £15.75 £63.13 £37.50
England median hourly rate £36.50 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.96% -6.94% -17.11%

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 43,064 40,715 42,979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.04% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,067 29,026 30,940
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 503 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.57 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 -20 506 £475 -5.00% 46
West London -5 109 £450 - 12
South London -45 46 £450 +5.88% 3
East London -52 22 £469 +4.17% 6
North London +2 12 £370 -7.50% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 870 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (30.82%) Business Analysis
3 780 (29.98%) Finance
4 558 (21.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 420 (16.14%) Banking
6 340 (13.07%) User Stories
7 301 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
8 244 (9.38%) Project Management
9 243 (9.34%) Scrum
10 230 (8.84%) Retail
11 204 (7.84%) SQL
12 189 (7.26%) Migration
13 187 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
14 170 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 168 (6.46%) Use Case
16 164 (6.30%) E-Commerce
17 162 (6.23%) Asset Management
18 160 (6.15%) Front Office
19 155 (5.96%) JIRA
20 153 (5.88%) Waterfall
21 151 (5.80%) Data Analysis
22 150 (5.76%) Microsoft
23 146 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
24 144 (5.53%) GAP Analysis
25 143 (5.50%) Acceptance Criteria
26 142 (5.46%) MS Visio
27 139 (5.34%) CRM
28 137 (5.27%) Change Management
29 128 (4.92%) Analytics
30 126 (4.84%) User Experience

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 84 (3.23%) Confluence
2 48 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.08%) CMS
4 16 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (0.54%) SAS
6 6 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.19%) WordPress
8 4 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.077%) Appian
10 2 (0.077%) FileNet
10 2 (0.077%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.077%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.077%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.038%) Documentum
11 1 (0.038%) Drupal
11 1 (0.038%) OnBase
Applications
1 142 (5.46%) MS Visio
2 107 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.15%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.077%) InVision
9 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS
10 1 (0.038%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
3 15 (0.58%) Actimize
4 13 (0.50%) thinkFolio
5 12 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.38%) Magento
7 10 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.38%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.35%) Eloqua
8 9 (0.35%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 7 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.27%) Temenos T24
11 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.04%) Office 365
2 26 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.00%) SaaS
3 21 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.27%) GitHub
9 7 (0.27%) Yammer
10 6 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (0.19%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.19%) Trello
12 4 (0.15%) PaaS
13 3 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.65%) SMS
2 11 (0.42%) Intranet
3 10 (0.38%) Internet
4 7 (0.27%) Firewall
4 7 (0.27%) LAN
4 7 (0.27%) Skype
4 7 (0.27%) WAN
5 3 (0.12%) Network Security
5 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.12%) VoIP
5 3 (0.12%) VPN
6 2 (0.077%) Broadband
6 2 (0.077%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.038%) CTI
7 1 (0.038%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.038%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.038%) PBX
7 1 (0.038%) SSL
7 1 (0.038%) WebEx
7 1 (0.038%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (1.61%) Big Data
3 40 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 33 (1.27%) Power BI
5 23 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 22 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 20 (0.77%) Data Mining
8 16 (0.61%) Blockchain
8 16 (0.61%) Data Lake
9 10 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
9 10 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.27%) MySQL
10 7 (0.27%) QlikView
11 6 (0.23%) InfluxDB
11 6 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.15%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (5.96%) JIRA
2 16 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 15 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.42%) Rational Rose
5 7 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.15%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.12%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.077%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (0.077%) ERwin
10 2 (0.077%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.077%) Hudson
11 1 (0.038%) JBehave
11 1 (0.038%) JMeter
11 1 (0.038%) MagicDraw
11 1 (0.038%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.038%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.038%) Toad
11 1 (0.038%) Visual Studio
General
1 780 (29.98%) Finance
2 420 (16.14%) Banking
3 230 (8.84%) Retail
4 160 (6.15%) Front Office
5 125 (4.80%) Investment Banking
6 122 (4.69%) Legal
7 81 (3.11%) Back Office
8 80 (3.07%) Marketing
9 63 (2.42%) Law
10 51 (1.96%) Retail Banking
11 47 (1.81%) Advertising
12 31 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 31 (1.19%) Publishing
13 28 (1.08%) Telecoms
14 23 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.73%) Private Banking
16 18 (0.69%) French Language
17 15 (0.58%) German Language
17 15 (0.58%) Spanish Language
18 13 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.96%) XML
2 18 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (0.61%) Web Services
4 13 (0.50%) .NET
4 13 (0.50%) HTML
4 13 (0.50%) REST
5 12 (0.46%) Middleware
5 12 (0.46%) SOAP
6 10 (0.38%) RESTful
7 9 (0.35%) JSON
8 8 (0.31%) FpML
8 8 (0.31%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.27%) GraphQL
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.27%) Velocity
10 4 (0.15%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.15%) CSS
10 4 (0.15%) Kafka
11 3 (0.12%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (0.12%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 301 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.84%) User Experience
3 111 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 84 (3.23%) Fixed Income
5 65 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.34%) Derivative
7 50 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (1.73%) Equities
8 45 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 44 (1.69%) Reinsurance
10 42 (1.61%) Fintech
11 28 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 25 (0.96%) Credit Risk
14 20 (0.77%) NHS
14 20 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
15 19 (0.73%) Computer Science
16 16 (0.61%) Market Risk
17 15 (0.58%) iPad
18 14 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 43 (1.65%) Windows
2 32 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 14 (0.54%) Unix
4 7 (0.27%) Linux
4 7 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.15%) Android
6 4 (0.15%) Solaris
7 1 (0.038%) MVS
7 1 (0.038%) Tizen
7 1 (0.038%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (30.82%) Business Analysis
3 558 (21.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 340 (13.07%) User Stories
5 244 (9.38%) Project Management
6 243 (9.34%) Scrum
7 189 (7.26%) Migration
8 187 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
9 170 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 168 (6.46%) Use Case
11 164 (6.30%) E-Commerce
12 162 (6.23%) Asset Management
13 153 (5.88%) Waterfall
14 151 (5.80%) Data Analysis
15 146 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
16 144 (5.53%) GAP Analysis
17 143 (5.50%) Acceptance Criteria
18 139 (5.34%) CRM
19 137 (5.27%) Change Management
20 128 (4.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 204 (7.84%) SQL
2 30 (1.15%) Java
3 27 (1.04%) Python
4 24 (0.92%) C
5 12 (0.46%) VBA
6 9 (0.35%) R
7 8 (0.31%) C#
8 6 (0.23%) Scala
9 5 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.15%) Korn
11 2 (0.077%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.077%) XMLA
12 1 (0.038%) Caml Language
12 1 (0.038%) Java 8
12 1 (0.038%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.038%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.038%) SOQL
12 1 (0.038%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 116 (4.46%) Degree
2 92 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 73 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 67 (2.57%) ISEB
5 22 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.54%) ACCA
7 14 (0.54%) CBAP
7 14 (0.54%) IIBA
8 12 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.35%) CIMA
10 8 (0.31%) CISSP
11 7 (0.27%) PMP
12 6 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.15%) MBA
14 4 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.84%) GDPR
2 96 (3.69%) QA
3 69 (2.65%) MiFID
4 23 (0.88%) EMIR
5 22 (0.85%) PSD2
6 20 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.54%) IFRS
8 12 (0.46%) PMO
9 9 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.23%) SEPA
11 5 (0.19%) AIFMD
11 5 (0.19%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.19%) SLA
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) FATCA
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.12%) UCITS
13 2 (0.077%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.077%) HDFS
2 2 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.038%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (0.31%) SCCM
2 6 (0.23%) Prometheus
3 5 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (0.15%) Terraform
5 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.077%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.077%) MOM
6 2 (0.077%) Nessus
7 1 (0.038%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.038%) CASB
7 1 (0.038%) Oozie
7 1 (0.038%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.038%) Puppet
7 1 (0.038%) QRadar
7 1 (0.038%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 150 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 105 (4.04%) Oracle
3 80 (3.07%) SAP
4 77 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
5 70 (2.69%) ServiceNow
6 39 (1.50%) Google
7 38 (1.46%) Tableau
8 27 (1.04%) Charles River
9 22 (0.85%) Adobe
10 21 (0.81%) IBM
11 17 (0.65%) Workday
12 15 (0.58%) iManage
13 13 (0.50%) Murex
14 12 (0.46%) Bloomberg
14 12 (0.46%) Citrix
14 12 (0.46%) Yardi
15 11 (0.42%) Pega
15 11 (0.42%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.38%) hybris
16 10 (0.38%) Hyperion