Period
to 20 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 45 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 -22 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,467 2,258 3,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.87% 5.15% 6.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 5.43% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,075 1,611 2,317
London median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £625 £638 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.43 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.27% -48.57% +46.15%
10th Percentile £23.90 £17.65 £21.64
90th Percentile £53.20 £120.05 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £26.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year +53.10% -25.35% +6.87%

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 28,119 41,551 43,749
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 94.73% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,092 29,820 31,834
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 565 571
London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +1.63% -2.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.44
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.42% -0.34%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 +14 323 £500 +5.26% 39
West London +7 49 £400 -2.14% 7
South London +14 44 £475 +2.15%
East London +13 15 £450 -7.02% 2
North London +15 4 £525 +16.67% 3
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 471 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (30.95%) Business Analysis
3 432 (29.45%) Finance
4 267 (18.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (15.20%) User Stories
6 176 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 173 (11.79%) Banking
8 162 (11.04%) Scrum
9 146 (9.95%) Migration
10 134 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
11 131 (8.93%) Project Management
12 126 (8.59%) JIRA
13 124 (8.45%) Security Cleared
14 122 (8.32%) SQL
15 116 (7.91%) Microsoft
16 115 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 111 (7.57%) Workshop Facilitation
18 107 (7.29%) SC Cleared
19 106 (7.23%) Data Analysis
20 102 (6.95%) Use Case
21 90 (6.13%) Acceptance Criteria
22 88 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
23 85 (5.79%) Public Sector
24 82 (5.59%) Analytics
24 82 (5.59%) Project Delivery
25 81 (5.52%) CRM
26 77 (5.25%) Asset Management
27 75 (5.11%) Waterfall
28 73 (4.98%) Retail
28 73 (4.98%) Front Office

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 56 (3.82%) Confluence
2 51 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.43%) SAS
4 13 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.34%) CMS
7 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.20%) Appian
9 2 (0.14%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.14%) Camunda
9 2 (0.14%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.068%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.068%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.068%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.068%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 88 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (4.77%) MS Visio
3 60 (4.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Snagit
8 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.068%) SPSS
8 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.41%) Magento
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
5 5 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.27%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.27%) Endur
6 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.00%) Azure
2 39 (2.66%) Office 365
3 36 (2.45%) Power Platform
4 34 (2.32%) AWS
4 34 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (0.95%) GCP
6 12 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 11 (0.75%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.68%) Google Drive
8 10 (0.68%) SaaS
8 10 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 8 (0.55%) Google Sheets
10 7 (0.48%) PowerApps
11 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.27%) G Suite
13 4 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.20%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.75%) Internet
2 9 (0.61%) WAN
3 8 (0.55%) Firewall
4 7 (0.48%) Softphone
4 7 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.27%) Network Security
6 4 (0.27%) Skype
7 3 (0.20%) VoIP
8 2 (0.14%) HTTP
8 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 2 (0.14%) SAN
8 2 (0.14%) WebEx
9 1 (0.068%) ATM
9 1 (0.068%) Ethereal
9 1 (0.068%) FTP
9 1 (0.068%) NAS
9 1 (0.068%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.068%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (2.45%) Power BI
3 31 (2.11%) Big Data
4 26 (1.77%) SQL Server
5 9 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.61%) QlikView
5 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.55%) MySQL
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.41%) Essbase
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle Smart View
8 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.34%) MS Access
9 5 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 126 (8.59%) JIRA
2 25 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.89%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.41%) Postman
5 6 (0.41%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.34%) Subversion
7 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.14%) Balsamiq
8 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.068%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.068%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.068%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.068%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.068%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.068%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.068%) Zephyr
General
1 432 (29.45%) Finance
2 173 (11.79%) Banking
3 85 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 73 (4.98%) Front Office
4 73 (4.98%) Retail
5 50 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 46 (3.14%) Marketing
7 30 (2.04%) Legal
8 25 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.64%) Back Office
10 23 (1.57%) Local Government
11 17 (1.16%) Law
11 17 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.02%) Advertising
13 14 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.82%) Publishing
14 12 (0.82%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.55%) Games
16 7 (0.48%) Billing
16 7 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (1.09%) XML
3 15 (1.02%) .NET
4 11 (0.75%) HTML
4 11 (0.75%) JSON
4 11 (0.75%) Web Services
5 10 (0.68%) REST
6 6 (0.41%) Swagger
6 6 (0.41%) WCF
6 6 (0.41%) WPF
7 4 (0.27%) CSS
7 4 (0.27%) SOAP
8 3 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.20%) Middleware
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) EDI
9 2 (0.14%) J2EE
9 2 (0.14%) LDAP
9 2 (0.14%) SAML
9 2 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 176 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.68%) User Experience
3 49 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.20%) Derivative
5 35 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (2.04%) NHS
7 27 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 26 (1.77%) Equities
8 26 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (0.95%) Hedge funds
10 14 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
12 10 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.55%) Exotic Derivative
13 8 (0.55%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.55%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.48%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 13 (0.89%) Windows
2 6 (0.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.27%) Linux
3 4 (0.27%) Solaris
4 3 (0.20%) Unix
5 2 (0.14%) Android
5 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.068%) AIX
6 1 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.068%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (30.95%) Business Analysis
3 267 (18.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (15.20%) User Stories
5 162 (11.04%) Scrum
6 146 (9.95%) Migration
7 134 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
8 131 (8.93%) Project Management
9 115 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 111 (7.57%) Workshop Facilitation
11 106 (7.23%) Data Analysis
12 102 (6.95%) Use Case
13 90 (6.13%) Acceptance Criteria
14 82 (5.59%) Analytics
14 82 (5.59%) Project Delivery
15 81 (5.52%) CRM
16 77 (5.25%) Asset Management
17 75 (5.11%) Waterfall
18 72 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (4.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (8.32%) SQL
2 22 (1.50%) Python
3 19 (1.30%) C
4 14 (0.95%) Java
5 10 (0.68%) C#
5 10 (0.68%) VBA
6 8 (0.55%) R
7 5 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.068%) C++
9 1 (0.068%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 124 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 107 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.43%) Degree
4 22 (1.50%) ISEB
5 14 (0.95%) CBAP
6 8 (0.55%) ACCA
6 8 (0.55%) CIMA
6 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.48%) IIBA
8 6 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.34%) CISM
9 5 (0.34%) CISSP
9 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.20%) MBA
11 3 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.23%) QA
2 29 (1.98%) PMO
3 24 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.16%) EMIR
4 17 (1.16%) MiFID
5 12 (0.82%) GDPR
6 11 (0.75%) SEPA
7 8 (0.55%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.34%) IFRS
9 4 (0.27%) Basel III
9 4 (0.27%) COREP
9 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.27%) SLA
10 3 (0.20%) FINREP
11 2 (0.14%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) NIST
11 2 (0.14%) PSD2
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 8 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.068%) Snort
2 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.20%) Nessus
2 3 (0.20%) SCCM
2 3 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.068%) Nagios
3 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.068%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 116 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
3 62 (4.23%) Oracle
4 38 (2.59%) SAP
5 33 (2.25%) ServiceNow
6 32 (2.18%) Google
7 23 (1.57%) Tableau
8 14 (0.95%) Adobe
8 14 (0.95%) hybris
9 13 (0.89%) Cloudera
10 11 (0.75%) Avaloq
10 11 (0.75%) Charles River
11 9 (0.61%) Bloomberg
11 9 (0.61%) Murex
11 9 (0.61%) Workday
12 7 (0.48%) Cognos
12 7 (0.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (0.41%) CA
13 6 (0.41%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.34%) SmartStream