Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 40 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,035 2,586 3,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.17% 5.69% 7.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 6.01% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,916 2,337
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £368 £355 £363
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
London median hourly rate £43.45 £15.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.31% -73.04% +108.07%
10th Percentile £26.18 £15.25 £56.25
90th Percentile £73.63 £15.75 £63.13
England median hourly rate £47.50 £36.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.03% +8.21% -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 37,047 43,018 40,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.67% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,501 31,041 29,057
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
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 490 623 503
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.48 £13.03 £12.52
90th Percentile £60.05 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -8 382 £475 - 22
West London +7 88 £415 -7.78% 7
South London +37 52 £475 +5.56% 3
East London +3 14 £503 +7.20% 2
North London -4 6 £475 +28.38%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 689 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (33.71%) Finance
3 648 (31.84%) Business Analysis
4 391 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 334 (16.41%) User Stories
6 315 (15.48%) Banking
7 219 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
8 207 (10.17%) Scrum
9 205 (10.07%) JIRA
10 179 (8.80%) Migration
11 175 (8.60%) Project Management
12 172 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
13 165 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 154 (7.57%) SQL
15 153 (7.52%) Acceptance Criteria
16 149 (7.32%) Microsoft
17 136 (6.68%) Data Analysis
18 133 (6.54%) GAP Analysis
19 132 (6.49%) Retail
20 131 (6.44%) Workshop Facilitation
21 126 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
22 125 (6.14%) Front Office
23 124 (6.09%) Asset Management
24 123 (6.04%) CRM
25 119 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
25 119 (5.85%) SDLC
26 114 (5.60%) Data Modelling
27 113 (5.55%) Waterfall
28 107 (5.26%) Change Management
29 104 (5.11%) 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 (5.01%) Confluence
2 43 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 18 (0.88%) CMS
4 16 (0.79%) SAS
5 8 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.20%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.20%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.098%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.049%) Drupal
11 1 (0.049%) Kentico
11 1 (0.049%) Liferay
11 1 (0.049%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.049%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.049%) Umbraco
Applications
1 126 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 66 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.049%) Snagit
7 1 (0.049%) SPSS
7 1 (0.049%) Stata
Business Applications
1 52 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.64%) Endur
2 13 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.44%) Actimize
4 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.39%) Magento
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.34%) Aligne
7 6 (0.29%) Fredhopper
7 6 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.15%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.83%) Azure
2 57 (2.80%) AWS
3 43 (2.11%) Google Sheets
4 40 (1.97%) Power Platform
5 31 (1.52%) Office 365
6 29 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 21 (1.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 14 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.64%) SaaS
12 10 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.39%) Taleo
14 7 (0.34%) GCP
15 5 (0.25%) Force.com
15 5 (0.25%) Trello
16 3 (0.15%) GitHub
16 3 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
16 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.49%) Internet
2 9 (0.44%) Firewall
2 9 (0.44%) LAN
2 9 (0.44%) WAN
3 7 (0.34%) Intranet
4 6 (0.29%) Network Security
5 5 (0.25%) Softphone
6 4 (0.20%) Skype
7 3 (0.15%) ATM
7 3 (0.15%) NAS
7 3 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.098%) HTTP
8 2 (0.098%) RTP
8 2 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.049%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.049%) Broadband
9 1 (0.049%) FTP
9 1 (0.049%) NFC
9 1 (0.049%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.049%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (1.97%) Power BI
3 37 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 36 (1.77%) Big Data
5 19 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.59%) Data Lake
7 10 (0.49%) QlikView
7 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.39%) MS Access
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.34%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.34%) SAP HANA
10 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.29%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle Smart View
12 5 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 205 (10.07%) JIRA
2 20 (0.98%) Rational Rose
3 15 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.29%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.20%) Balsamiq
8 4 (0.20%) Selenium
9 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.098%) ERwin
10 2 (0.098%) Hudson
10 2 (0.098%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.098%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.098%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.098%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.049%) GitLab
11 1 (0.049%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.049%) TeamCity
General
1 686 (33.71%) Finance
2 315 (15.48%) Banking
3 132 (6.49%) Retail
4 125 (6.14%) Front Office
5 94 (4.62%) Public Sector
6 75 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 60 (2.95%) Marketing
8 52 (2.56%) Back Office
9 49 (2.41%) Retail Banking
10 43 (2.11%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.72%) Legal
12 27 (1.33%) Advertising
12 27 (1.33%) Local Government
13 23 (1.13%) Law
14 22 (1.08%) Manufacturing
15 20 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.93%) General Ledger
16 19 (0.93%) Telecoms
17 18 (0.88%) Private Banking
18 12 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.57%) XML
2 22 (1.08%) SOAP
3 19 (0.93%) Web Services
4 17 (0.84%) Middleware
4 17 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (0.74%) JSON
5 15 (0.74%) REST
6 11 (0.54%) SAML
7 10 (0.49%) .NET
7 10 (0.49%) RESTful
8 5 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (0.25%) HTML
9 3 (0.15%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.15%) Spring
10 2 (0.098%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.098%) CSS
10 2 (0.098%) EDI
10 2 (0.098%) Kafka
10 2 (0.098%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.098%) React
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.11%) User Experience
3 70 (3.44%) Derivative
3 70 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 70 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (2.41%) Equities
6 45 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 39 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 32 (1.57%) SWIFT
10 30 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.03%) Tandem
12 19 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.84%) NHS
14 17 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.74%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.74%) Reference Data
16 14 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (1.72%) Windows
2 20 (0.98%) Windows 10
3 16 (0.79%) Unix
4 10 (0.49%) Linux
5 5 (0.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.20%) Solaris
7 3 (0.15%) Android
8 2 (0.098%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.098%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.049%) AIX
9 1 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (31.84%) Business Analysis
3 391 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 334 (16.41%) User Stories
5 207 (10.17%) Scrum
6 179 (8.80%) Migration
7 175 (8.60%) Project Management
8 172 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
9 165 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 153 (7.52%) Acceptance Criteria
11 136 (6.68%) Data Analysis
12 133 (6.54%) GAP Analysis
13 131 (6.44%) Workshop Facilitation
14 124 (6.09%) Asset Management
15 123 (6.04%) CRM
16 119 (5.85%) SDLC
17 114 (5.60%) Data Modelling
18 113 (5.55%) Waterfall
19 107 (5.26%) Change Management
20 104 (5.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 154 (7.57%) SQL
2 20 (0.98%) C
2 20 (0.98%) Java
3 18 (0.88%) Python
4 11 (0.54%) VBA
5 10 (0.49%) C#
6 8 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 7 (0.34%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.29%) R
8 6 (0.29%) VB
9 4 (0.20%) C++
9 4 (0.20%) XQuery
10 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.15%) PHP
10 3 (0.15%) XPath
11 2 (0.098%) ABAP
12 1 (0.049%) Perl
12 1 (0.049%) SOQL
12 1 (0.049%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 92 (4.52%) Degree
3 73 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.11%) ISEB
5 17 (0.84%) ACCA
6 16 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.79%) IIBA
7 14 (0.69%) CIMA
8 13 (0.64%) CBAP
8 13 (0.64%) CISM
8 13 (0.64%) CISSP
9 10 (0.49%) FFIEC
10 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.39%) PMP
11 7 (0.34%) CISA
11 7 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.25%) CFA
13 5 (0.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.72%) QA
2 32 (1.57%) MiFID
3 29 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.43%) PSD2
4 24 (1.18%) GDPR
5 15 (0.74%) PMO
5 15 (0.74%) SEPA
6 14 (0.69%) EMIR
7 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.34%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.29%) Basel III
10 5 (0.25%) GxP
10 5 (0.25%) IFRS
10 5 (0.25%) TARGET2
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.15%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.15%) SLA
13 2 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.049%) Docker
3 1 (0.049%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.049%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.34%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.25%) QRadar
5 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.098%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.049%) Control-M
7 1 (0.049%) Nessus
7 1 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.049%) SCCM
7 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 149 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 119 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
3 92 (4.52%) SAP
4 80 (3.93%) ServiceNow
5 76 (3.73%) Oracle
6 51 (2.51%) Google
7 29 (1.43%) Tableau
8 18 (0.88%) Charles River
9 15 (0.74%) hybris
10 13 (0.64%) OpenLink
11 12 (0.59%) Murex
12 11 (0.54%) Avaloq
13 10 (0.49%) HP
13 10 (0.49%) Workday
14 9 (0.44%) Adobe
14 9 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.44%) IBM
15 8 (0.39%) Hyperion
16 7 (0.34%) Alteryx
17 6 (0.29%) Varonis