Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 40 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,091 2,645 3,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.23% 5.77% 7.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 6.09% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,541 1,955 2,337
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £363
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
London median hourly rate £43.45 £28.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.12% -50.00% +108.07%
10th Percentile £26.18 £17.93 £56.25
90th Percentile £73.63 £39.38 £63.13
England median hourly rate £48.70 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +28.15% +13.43% -6.94%

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 37,659 43,460 40,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.73% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,969 31,370 28,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 629 497
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +11.58%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -7 391 £475 - 19
West London +1 92 £415 -7.78% 9
South London +41 55 £475 +5.56% 3
East London -1 14 £503 +5.79% 2
North London -8 6 £475 +28.38%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 707 (33.81%) Finance
2 699 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 668 (31.95%) Business Analysis
4 404 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 335 (16.02%) User Stories
6 325 (15.54%) Banking
7 224 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
8 207 (9.90%) Scrum
9 204 (9.76%) JIRA
10 183 (8.75%) Migration
11 177 (8.46%) Project Management
11 177 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
12 167 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 153 (7.32%) SQL
13 153 (7.32%) Acceptance Criteria
14 147 (7.03%) Microsoft
15 142 (6.79%) Data Analysis
16 133 (6.36%) Workshop Facilitation
17 131 (6.26%) Retail
17 131 (6.26%) GAP Analysis
18 129 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
19 126 (6.03%) Asset Management
20 124 (5.93%) Front Office
21 122 (5.83%) CRM
21 122 (5.83%) SDLC
22 116 (5.55%) Data Modelling
22 116 (5.55%) Salesforce.com
23 114 (5.45%) Waterfall
24 110 (5.26%) Security Cleared
25 107 (5.12%) E-Commerce

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
1 102 (4.88%) Confluence
2 39 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.05%) CMS
4 16 (0.77%) SAS
5 8 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.19%) LiveLink
8 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.096%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.048%) Drupal
11 1 (0.048%) Kentico
11 1 (0.048%) Liferay
11 1 (0.048%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.048%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 129 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (3.78%) MS Visio
3 64 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.048%) Snagit
7 1 (0.048%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) Stata
Business Applications
1 51 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.62%) Endur
2 13 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.57%) Actimize
4 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.33%) Magento
9 6 (0.29%) Aligne
9 6 (0.29%) Fredhopper
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
10 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.24%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.15%) Google Sheets
4 41 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 30 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
5 30 (1.43%) Office 365
6 25 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 16 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 14 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.57%) SaaS
11 10 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.43%) Taleo
13 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.24%) Force.com
14 5 (0.24%) Trello
15 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.14%) GitHub
16 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
16 3 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.53%) Firewall
1 11 (0.53%) Internet
2 9 (0.43%) LAN
2 9 (0.43%) WAN
3 7 (0.33%) Intranet
4 6 (0.29%) Network Security
5 4 (0.19%) Skype
5 4 (0.19%) Softphone
6 3 (0.14%) ATM
6 3 (0.14%) NAS
6 3 (0.14%) SAN
7 2 (0.096%) HTTP
7 2 (0.096%) RTP
7 2 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.048%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.048%) Broadband
8 1 (0.048%) FTP
8 1 (0.048%) NFC
8 1 (0.048%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.048%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (1.96%) Power BI
3 39 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 38 (1.82%) Big Data
5 20 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.62%) Data Lake
7 11 (0.53%) QlikView
7 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.38%) MS Access
9 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.33%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.33%) SAP HANA
10 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.29%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Smart View
12 5 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 204 (9.76%) JIRA
2 20 (0.96%) Rational Rose
3 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.29%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.19%) Balsamiq
8 4 (0.19%) Selenium
9 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.096%) ERwin
10 2 (0.096%) Hudson
10 2 (0.096%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.096%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.096%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.048%) GitLab
11 1 (0.048%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.048%) TeamCity
General
1 707 (33.81%) Finance
2 325 (15.54%) Banking
3 131 (6.26%) Retail
4 124 (5.93%) Front Office
5 79 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.97%) Marketing
7 53 (2.53%) Back Office
7 53 (2.53%) Retail Banking
8 45 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 39 (1.87%) Legal
10 28 (1.34%) Law
11 27 (1.29%) Advertising
12 23 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 22 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (1.00%) General Ledger
14 21 (1.00%) Telecoms
15 18 (0.86%) Local Government
15 18 (0.86%) Private Banking
16 14 (0.67%) Publishing
17 10 (0.48%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.53%) XML
2 22 (1.05%) SOAP
3 19 (0.91%) Web Services
4 17 (0.81%) Middleware
4 17 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (0.72%) JSON
5 15 (0.72%) REST
6 12 (0.57%) .NET
7 11 (0.53%) SAML
8 10 (0.48%) RESTful
9 6 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (0.24%) HTML
11 3 (0.14%) EDI
11 3 (0.14%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.14%) Spring
12 2 (0.096%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.096%) CSS
12 2 (0.096%) Kafka
12 2 (0.096%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (0.096%) React
Miscellaneous
1 224 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.02%) User Experience
3 71 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (3.25%) Derivative
6 61 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
7 48 (2.30%) Equities
8 47 (2.25%) Fixed Income
9 41 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.53%) SWIFT
12 24 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.00%) Tandem
14 18 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 17 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.72%) NHS
17 14 (0.67%) Hedge funds
18 13 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 36 (1.72%) Windows
2 21 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 16 (0.77%) Unix
4 10 (0.48%) Linux
5 5 (0.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.19%) Solaris
7 3 (0.14%) Android
7 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.096%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.048%) AIX
9 1 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (31.95%) Business Analysis
3 404 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 335 (16.02%) User Stories
5 207 (9.90%) Scrum
6 183 (8.75%) Migration
7 177 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
7 177 (8.46%) Project Management
8 167 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 153 (7.32%) Acceptance Criteria
10 142 (6.79%) Data Analysis
11 133 (6.36%) Workshop Facilitation
12 131 (6.26%) GAP Analysis
13 126 (6.03%) Asset Management
14 122 (5.83%) CRM
14 122 (5.83%) SDLC
15 116 (5.55%) Data Modelling
16 114 (5.45%) Waterfall
17 107 (5.12%) E-Commerce
18 105 (5.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (7.32%) SQL
2 21 (1.00%) C
3 20 (0.96%) Java
3 20 (0.96%) Python
4 11 (0.53%) VBA
5 10 (0.48%) C#
6 8 (0.38%) PL/SQL
7 7 (0.33%) R
7 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.29%) VB
9 4 (0.19%) C++
9 4 (0.19%) XQuery
10 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.14%) PHP
10 3 (0.14%) XPath
11 2 (0.096%) ABAP
12 1 (0.048%) Perl
12 1 (0.048%) SOQL
12 1 (0.048%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 94 (4.50%) Degree
3 84 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.91%) ISEB
5 17 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.81%) IIBA
6 16 (0.77%) ACCA
7 14 (0.67%) CBAP
8 13 (0.62%) CIMA
8 13 (0.62%) CISM
8 13 (0.62%) CISSP
9 10 (0.48%) FFIEC
9 10 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.43%) PMP
11 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.33%) CISA
12 7 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.24%) APMP
13 5 (0.24%) CFA
13 5 (0.24%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.30%) QA
2 36 (1.72%) MiFID
3 31 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.34%) PSD2
5 24 (1.15%) GDPR
6 15 (0.72%) PMO
6 15 (0.72%) SEPA
7 14 (0.67%) EMIR
8 12 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.38%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.33%) Basel III
11 6 (0.29%) IFRS
12 5 (0.24%) GxP
12 5 (0.24%) TARGET2
13 4 (0.19%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.14%) SLA
15 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.048%) Docker
3 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.048%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.048%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (0.33%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.29%) QRadar
4 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.096%) Control-M
6 2 (0.096%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.048%) SCCM
7 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 147 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 116 (5.55%) Salesforce.com
3 93 (4.45%) SAP
4 84 (4.02%) ServiceNow
5 76 (3.63%) Oracle
6 54 (2.58%) Google
7 31 (1.48%) Tableau
8 19 (0.91%) Charles River
9 15 (0.72%) hybris
10 13 (0.62%) OpenLink
11 11 (0.53%) Avaloq
11 11 (0.53%) Murex
12 9 (0.43%) Adobe
12 9 (0.43%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.43%) IBM
13 8 (0.38%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.38%) Workday
14 7 (0.33%) Alteryx
14 7 (0.33%) Blue Prism
14 7 (0.33%) HP