Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,394 3,399 3,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.13% 7.15% 7.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 7.54% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,701 2,479 2,350
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £360 £350 £350
90th Percentile £638 £669 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £436
% change year-on-year - +3.21% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 12
London median hourly rate £28.75 £57.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +98.28% -31.80%
10th Percentile £17.05 £20.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £134.23 £58.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% -

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 44,231 45,102 42,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,926 32,747 30,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 562 565
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -27 440 £475 -5.00% 48
West London -19 87 £425 - 19
South London -16 70 £445 +1.71% 2
East London -45 46 £484 +7.56% 4
North London -22 3 £398 -11.67% 3
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 838 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (30.62%) Finance
3 665 (27.78%) Business Analysis
4 459 (19.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 370 (15.46%) Banking
6 301 (12.57%) User Stories
7 288 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
8 248 (10.36%) Project Management
9 223 (9.31%) Scrum
10 218 (9.11%) Retail
11 205 (8.56%) SQL
12 192 (8.02%) Migration
13 185 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
14 182 (7.60%) Asset Management
15 171 (7.14%) Data Analysis
15 171 (7.14%) Microsoft
16 155 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 152 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
18 148 (6.18%) Waterfall
19 147 (6.14%) CRM
20 144 (6.02%) Workshop Facilitation
21 143 (5.97%) Analytics
22 139 (5.81%) Use Case
23 138 (5.76%) Security Cleared
24 137 (5.72%) JIRA
25 131 (5.47%) MS Visio
26 130 (5.43%) E-Commerce
27 129 (5.39%) GAP Analysis
28 128 (5.35%) Front Office
28 128 (5.35%) Oracle

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 65 (2.72%) Confluence
2 45 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.42%) CMS
4 17 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (0.58%) SAS
6 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.25%) Drupal
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.17%) WordPress
10 3 (0.13%) FileNet
10 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.084%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.084%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.084%) Appian
11 2 (0.084%) Documentum
11 2 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.084%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.084%) OnBase
11 2 (0.084%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.084%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (5.47%) MS Visio
3 96 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
4 90 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 51 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.63%) thinkFolio
3 14 (0.58%) HiPortfolio
4 12 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
5 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.38%) Actimize
8 8 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.25%) Eloqua
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.67%) Office 365
4 32 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (0.79%) SaaS
6 14 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (0.46%) Trello
8 7 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.25%) Yammer
10 5 (0.21%) GitHub
10 5 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.21%) PaaS
11 4 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.38%) Internet
2 8 (0.33%) WAN
3 7 (0.29%) LAN
4 6 (0.25%) Firewall
4 6 (0.25%) SMS
5 3 (0.13%) Broadband
5 3 (0.13%) Intranet
5 3 (0.13%) Network Security
5 3 (0.13%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.084%) DKIM
6 2 (0.084%) DMARC
6 2 (0.084%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.084%) Skype
6 2 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.042%) CTI
7 1 (0.042%) DSL
7 1 (0.042%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.042%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 40 (1.67%) Big Data
4 37 (1.55%) Power BI
5 31 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.46%) Data Lake
9 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.29%) MySQL
11 7 (0.29%) Riak
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.25%) BigQuery
12 6 (0.25%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.25%) InfluxDB
12 6 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 137 (5.72%) JIRA
2 12 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.46%) Rational Rose
4 8 (0.33%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.13%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.13%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.042%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.042%) Hudson
7 1 (0.042%) JBehave
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.042%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.042%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 733 (30.62%) Finance
2 370 (15.46%) Banking
3 218 (9.11%) Retail
4 128 (5.35%) Front Office
5 92 (3.84%) Investment Banking
6 77 (3.22%) Back Office
7 73 (3.05%) Marketing
8 69 (2.88%) Legal
9 42 (1.75%) Law
10 38 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.38%) Advertising
12 32 (1.34%) Retail Banking
13 30 (1.25%) Private Banking
14 24 (1.00%) Publishing
14 24 (1.00%) Telecoms
15 21 (0.88%) Manufacturing
16 18 (0.75%) French Language
17 17 (0.71%) General Ledger
18 15 (0.63%) German Language
19 14 (0.58%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.46%) XML
2 26 (1.09%) Web Services
3 19 (0.79%) HTML
4 18 (0.75%) .NET
4 18 (0.75%) REST
5 16 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (0.54%) CSS
7 10 (0.42%) SOAP
8 9 (0.38%) JSON
8 9 (0.38%) Middleware
9 8 (0.33%) Gherkin
9 8 (0.33%) RESTful
9 8 (0.33%) Velocity
10 6 (0.25%) HTML5
10 6 (0.25%) Spring
11 4 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.17%) FIXML
12 3 (0.13%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.13%) GraphQL
12 3 (0.13%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 288 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (4.59%) User Experience
3 84 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 76 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (2.84%) Derivative
6 65 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 52 (2.17%) Equities
8 52 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 47 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 39 (1.63%) Fintech
11 32 (1.34%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
12 25 (1.04%) Reinsurance
13 23 (0.96%) Market Risk
14 18 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 17 (0.71%) SWIFT
16 16 (0.67%) Tandem
17 15 (0.63%) FMCG
18 14 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 54 (2.26%) Windows
2 29 (1.21%) Unix
3 26 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 14 (0.58%) Solaris
5 11 (0.46%) Android
6 10 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.42%) Linux
7 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.042%) Android TV
9 1 (0.042%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (27.78%) Business Analysis
3 459 (19.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 301 (12.57%) User Stories
5 248 (10.36%) Project Management
6 223 (9.31%) Scrum
7 192 (8.02%) Migration
8 185 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
9 182 (7.60%) Asset Management
10 171 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 155 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 148 (6.18%) Waterfall
13 147 (6.14%) CRM
14 144 (6.02%) Workshop Facilitation
15 143 (5.97%) Analytics
16 139 (5.81%) Use Case
17 130 (5.43%) E-Commerce
18 129 (5.39%) GAP Analysis
19 118 (4.93%) Investment Management
20 113 (4.72%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 205 (8.56%) SQL
2 33 (1.38%) Java
3 19 (0.79%) C
4 14 (0.58%) Korn
4 14 (0.58%) Python
4 14 (0.58%) Shell Script
4 14 (0.58%) VBA
5 11 (0.46%) JavaScript
6 10 (0.42%) C#
7 8 (0.33%) R
8 7 (0.29%) C++
9 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.13%) VB
12 2 (0.084%) SOQL
13 1 (0.042%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.042%) Java 8
13 1 (0.042%) Scala
13 1 (0.042%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.042%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 113 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.97%) Degree
4 46 (1.92%) ISEB
5 17 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.46%) CBAP
6 11 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 9 (0.38%) ACCA
9 8 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.33%) IIBA
10 7 (0.29%) CFA
11 6 (0.25%) CIMA
11 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.21%) CISSP
12 5 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.13%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.43%) QA
2 71 (2.97%) GDPR
3 39 (1.63%) MiFID
4 28 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.96%) PSD2
6 16 (0.67%) IFRS
7 15 (0.63%) EMIR
7 15 (0.63%) PMO
8 13 (0.54%) IFRS 9
9 8 (0.33%) Basel III
10 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.21%) AIFMD
11 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.13%) COREP
13 3 (0.13%) FINREP
13 3 (0.13%) SEPA
13 3 (0.13%) SLA
13 3 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 9 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.042%) HDFS
3 1 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.042%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (0.75%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.25%) Prometheus
4 6 (0.25%) SCCM
5 5 (0.21%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.084%) Ansible
7 2 (0.084%) Kibana
7 2 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.042%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.042%) Nessus
8 1 (0.042%) Oozie
Vendors
1 171 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 128 (5.35%) Oracle
3 106 (4.43%) SAP
4 73 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (2.34%) ServiceNow
6 41 (1.71%) Google
6 41 (1.71%) Tableau
7 33 (1.38%) IBM
8 32 (1.34%) Adobe
9 30 (1.25%) Charles River
10 26 (1.09%) Murex
11 18 (0.75%) hybris
12 14 (0.58%) Citrix
12 14 (0.58%) Workday
13 12 (0.50%) UiPath
14 11 (0.46%) Alteryx
14 11 (0.46%) Pega
15 10 (0.42%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.42%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.38%) Guidewire