Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 48 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,404 919 1,432
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.40% 5.19% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.87% 5.64% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,809 721 1,072
10th Percentile £400 £325 £362
25th Percentile £456 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
10th Percentile £27.12 £27.00 -
25th Percentile £31.25 £28.88 £10.25
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.52 £33.51
Median % change year-on-year -5.23% +14.94% +48.93%
75th Percentile £57.50 £53.31 £45.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.00 £57.30
England median hourly rate £29.39 £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.05% -36.84% +94.43%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +2 269 £525 +7.42% 44
East London +18 37 £650 +31.31% 12
West London -29 22 £450 +5.88% 4
South London +4 16 £525 +10.53% 3
North London 0 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 948 (39.43%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (32.82%) Finance
3 723 (30.07%) Social Skills
4 615 (25.58%) Business Analysis
5 477 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 384 (15.97%) User Stories
7 382 (15.89%) Banking
8 351 (14.60%) Requirements Gathering
9 286 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
10 283 (11.77%) SQL
11 235 (9.78%) Workshop Facilitation
12 219 (9.11%) Acceptance Criteria
13 214 (8.90%) JIRA
14 208 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
15 206 (8.57%) Data Analysis
16 200 (8.32%) Scrum
17 193 (8.03%) Business Case
18 180 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 159 (6.61%) Microsoft
20 156 (6.49%) Change Management
21 154 (6.41%) Investment Banking
22 153 (6.36%) Front Office
23 146 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
24 143 (5.95%) Security Cleared
25 141 (5.87%) Migration
25 141 (5.87%) Project Management
25 141 (5.87%) Presentation Skills
26 137 (5.70%) Data Modelling
27 135 (5.62%) Analytics
28 134 (5.57%) Waterfall

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
1 118 (4.91%) Confluence
2 32 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.67%) CMS
4 9 (0.37%) MTS
5 6 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.17%) SAS
7 3 (0.12%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.12%) Documentum
7 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.083%) Appian
8 2 (0.083%) FileNet
8 2 (0.083%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.083%) Mule
8 2 (0.083%) OnBase
9 1 (0.042%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.042%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.042%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.042%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 146 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (4.03%) MS Visio
3 70 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.58%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.042%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 24 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (0.87%) NetSuite
3 18 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.67%) Endur
5 9 (0.37%) BondVision
6 7 (0.29%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.25%) Aligne
7 6 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.21%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
9 4 (0.17%) Magento
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.17%) Shopify
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 118 (4.91%) Azure
2 113 (4.70%) Power Platform
3 39 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (1.12%) AWS
5 21 (0.87%) SaaS
6 19 (0.79%) Collibra
7 18 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.54%) GCP
9 12 (0.50%) Veeva
10 11 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 8 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.29%) Google Workspace
12 7 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.21%) GitHub
14 5 (0.21%) Serverless
14 5 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.17%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.79%) 2G
1 19 (0.79%) 5G
1 19 (0.79%) GSM
1 19 (0.79%) MVNO
2 13 (0.54%) Firewall
3 11 (0.46%) WAN
4 10 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
5 9 (0.37%) Network Security
6 7 (0.29%) Internet
6 7 (0.29%) Packet Switching
7 6 (0.25%) LAN
7 6 (0.25%) SD-WAN
8 5 (0.21%) 3GPP
8 5 (0.21%) SAN
9 4 (0.17%) Intranet
10 3 (0.12%) NAS
10 3 (0.12%) Skype
10 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.083%) DNS
11 2 (0.083%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (4.24%) Power BI
2 65 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.50%) Qlik Sense
4 34 (1.41%) QlikView
4 34 (1.41%) Tableau
5 18 (0.75%) Big Data
5 18 (0.75%) Data Lake
5 18 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.62%) Metadata
7 14 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.54%) SQL Server
9 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.29%) Data Mart
12 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.21%) MarkLogic
12 5 (0.21%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.21%) Text Mining
12 5 (0.21%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 214 (8.90%) JIRA
2 17 (0.71%) TeamCity
3 12 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (0.29%) GitLab
5 6 (0.25%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.12%) Balsamiq
7 3 (0.12%) ERwin
7 3 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.083%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.083%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.083%) Postman
8 2 (0.083%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.042%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.042%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.042%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.042%) Storybook
9 1 (0.042%) webpack
General
1 789 (32.82%) Finance
2 723 (30.07%) Social Skills
3 382 (15.89%) Banking
4 286 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (6.41%) Investment Banking
6 153 (6.36%) Front Office
7 141 (5.87%) Presentation Skills
8 132 (5.49%) Retail
9 126 (5.24%) Public Sector
10 78 (3.24%) Marketing
11 64 (2.66%) Back Office
12 62 (2.58%) Legal
13 60 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
14 51 (2.12%) Documentation Skills
15 50 (2.08%) Telecoms
16 38 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
17 31 (1.29%) Retail Banking
18 29 (1.21%) General Ledger
19 28 (1.16%) Law
20 21 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.75%) XML
2 25 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (0.79%) JSON
4 15 (0.62%) FpML
5 12 (0.50%) Gherkin
5 12 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.29%) .NET
7 6 (0.25%) REST
7 6 (0.25%) SailPoint
7 6 (0.25%) Web Services
8 5 (0.21%) HTML
8 5 (0.21%) JSON-LD
8 5 (0.21%) Swagger
8 5 (0.21%) SWRL
9 4 (0.17%) ADO
9 4 (0.17%) CSS
9 4 (0.17%) Kafka
9 4 (0.17%) LDAP
10 3 (0.12%) React
11 2 (0.083%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.41%) Fixed Income
2 97 (4.03%) Derivative
3 92 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 74 (3.08%) User Experience
5 48 (2.00%) Equities
6 47 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
7 41 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 33 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 32 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 31 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 29 (1.21%) Data Centre
12 28 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
13 25 (1.04%) Reinsurance
14 24 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
14 24 (1.00%) Reference Data
15 22 (0.92%) Credit Risk
16 20 (0.83%) NHS
17 19 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
17 19 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 29 (1.21%) Unix
2 22 (0.92%) Windows
3 13 (0.54%) Linux
4 5 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.083%) VMS
7 1 (0.042%) Android
7 1 (0.042%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.042%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (39.43%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (25.58%) Business Analysis
3 477 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 384 (15.97%) User Stories
5 351 (14.60%) Requirements Gathering
6 235 (9.78%) Workshop Facilitation
7 219 (9.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 208 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
9 206 (8.57%) Data Analysis
10 200 (8.32%) Scrum
11 193 (8.03%) Business Case
12 180 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 156 (6.49%) Change Management
14 141 (5.87%) Migration
14 141 (5.87%) Project Management
15 137 (5.70%) Data Modelling
16 135 (5.62%) Analytics
17 134 (5.57%) Waterfall
18 133 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
18 133 (5.53%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 283 (11.77%) SQL
2 35 (1.46%) C
3 26 (1.08%) Python
4 19 (0.79%) Java
5 17 (0.71%) VBA
6 12 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.42%) C#
8 8 (0.33%) R
9 5 (0.21%) SPARQL
9 5 (0.21%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.12%) Lua
11 3 (0.12%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.12%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.083%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.083%) SOQL
13 1 (0.042%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.042%) Google Apps Script
13 1 (0.042%) Groovy
13 1 (0.042%) VB
Qualifications
1 143 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 123 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 97 (4.03%) Degree
4 22 (0.92%) PMI Certification
5 20 (0.83%) CBAP
6 19 (0.79%) CIMA
7 17 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.67%) ISEB
9 15 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.42%) ACCA
11 8 (0.33%) IIBA
11 8 (0.33%) PMP
12 7 (0.29%) MBA
13 6 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.17%) CISSP
15 3 (0.12%) CISA
15 3 (0.12%) CISM
15 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.083%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.083%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (5.28%) QA
2 68 (2.83%) MiFID
3 55 (2.29%) EMIR
4 46 (1.91%) Data Quality
5 43 (1.79%) IFRS
6 40 (1.66%) Dodd-Frank
7 27 (1.12%) GAAP
8 23 (0.96%) GDPR
9 14 (0.58%) Basel III
10 12 (0.50%) FATCA
10 12 (0.50%) IFRS 9
11 11 (0.46%) FINREP
12 10 (0.42%) FRS 29
12 10 (0.42%) SLA
13 9 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 9 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
13 9 (0.37%) GxP
13 9 (0.37%) ISO 20022
14 8 (0.33%) SEPA
15 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.083%) Docker
3 2 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.21%) SCCM
2 4 (0.17%) CASB
2 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.17%) Terraform
3 3 (0.12%) Kibana
3 3 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.042%) Control-M
4 1 (0.042%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.042%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 159 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 80 (3.33%) Oracle
3 75 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
3 75 (3.12%) SAP
4 35 (1.46%) Bloomberg
5 25 (1.04%) ServiceNow
6 22 (0.92%) ION Trading
7 21 (0.87%) Murex
8 19 (0.79%) Google
8 19 (0.79%) Tradeweb
9 16 (0.67%) Workday
10 14 (0.58%) Adobe
10 14 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.58%) Databricks
11 11 (0.46%) Guidewire
11 11 (0.46%) IBM
12 10 (0.42%) CA
12 10 (0.42%) MarketAxess
13 9 (0.37%) Splunk
14 8 (0.33%) Pega