The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / London
Rank 24 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1369 1764 1852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.11% 7.97% 8.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 8.39% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1343 1406
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 252 £500 - 54
Croydon +16 11 £425 -10.52% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Canary Wharf -8 7 £450 +5.88%
Docklands, London -4 4 £581 +11.24%
Westminster +9 3 £450 -
Bromley - 2 £550 -
Wimbledon - 2 £444 -
Uxbridge +6 1 £530 +69.60%
Hammersmith -3 1 £456 +7.17%
West End of London -5 1 £450 +2.85% 7
Heathrow - 1 £445 -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Greenwich - 1 £373 -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 989 (33.89%) Finance
2 928 (31.80%) Business Analysis
3 789 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
4 635 (21.76%) Banking
5 519 (17.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 311 (10.66%) MiFID
7 297 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
8 287 (9.84%) Front Office
9 273 (9.36%) User Stories
10 267 (9.15%) SQL
11 264 (9.05%) Project Management
12 261 (8.94%) Scrum
13 233 (7.98%) Investment Banking
14 229 (7.85%) Data Analysis
15 221 (7.57%) Use Case
16 212 (7.27%) Derivative
17 208 (7.13%) Asset Management
18 206 (7.06%) Retail
19 200 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
20 177 (6.07%) Change Management
21 174 (5.96%) GAP Analysis
22 165 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 163 (5.59%) Investment Management
23 163 (5.59%) SDLC
24 159 (5.45%) Security Cleared
24 159 (5.45%) Data Modelling
25 158 (5.41%) Migration
26 150 (5.14%) Target Operating Model
26 150 (5.14%) Fixed Income
27 149 (5.11%) Business Intelligence

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 71 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.75%) Confluence
3 42 (1.44%) CMS
4 17 (0.58%) SAS
5 16 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.17%) Drupal
8 5 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.17%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.10%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.10%) Documentum
11 2 (0.069%) Apache
11 2 (0.069%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.069%) FileNet
11 2 (0.069%) Mule
12 1 (0.034%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.034%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 122 (4.18%) MS Visio
3 89 (3.05%) MS Office
4 71 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (1.27%) MS Project
6 17 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.034%) InVision
8 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.58%) Loan IQ
3 15 (0.51%) thinkFolio
4 13 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 11 (0.38%) Endur
7 10 (0.34%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.24%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.24%) Summit
10 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.21%) Sonata
11 5 (0.17%) Minerva
11 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.75%) SaaS
2 18 (0.62%) Office 365
3 11 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
4 10 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.31%) G Suite
6 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.069%) Force.com
9 2 (0.069%) GitHub
10 1 (0.034%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.034%) PaaS
10 1 (0.034%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.62%) Internet
2 9 (0.31%) Firewall
2 9 (0.31%) Network Security
3 8 (0.27%) Intranet
4 5 (0.17%) LDAP
5 4 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.14%) Skype
5 4 (0.14%) VoIP
6 3 (0.10%) IMAP
6 3 (0.10%) MVNO
6 3 (0.10%) RFID
6 3 (0.10%) WebEx
7 2 (0.069%) ATM
7 2 (0.069%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.069%) POP3
7 2 (0.069%) TETRA
7 2 (0.069%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.034%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.034%) LAN
8 1 (0.034%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 53 (1.82%) Big Data
4 31 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 29 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (0.55%) QlikView
10 12 (0.41%) DB2
11 11 (0.38%) Blockchain
11 11 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.27%) Data Lake
13 8 (0.27%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.24%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.21%) MS Access
15 6 (0.21%) OLAP
16 5 (0.17%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 119 (4.08%) JIRA
2 24 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.14%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.069%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.034%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.034%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.034%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.034%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.034%) Rational Software Modeler
9 1 (0.034%) Subversion
9 1 (0.034%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.034%) Xcode
General
1 989 (33.89%) Finance
2 635 (21.76%) Banking
3 287 (9.84%) Front Office
4 233 (7.98%) Investment Banking
5 206 (7.06%) Retail
6 97 (3.32%) Marketing
7 92 (3.15%) Back Office
8 84 (2.88%) Legal
9 46 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 45 (1.54%) Advertising
11 40 (1.37%) Financial Institution
12 30 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 28 (0.96%) Law
14 26 (0.89%) Publishing
15 22 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 20 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.62%) Private Banking
18 17 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
18 17 (0.58%) French Language
18 17 (0.58%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.51%) XML
2 34 (1.17%) Web Services
3 28 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
4 21 (0.72%) .NET
5 20 (0.69%) Gherkin
6 17 (0.58%) FpML
7 12 (0.41%) Middleware
8 11 (0.38%) SAML
9 10 (0.34%) MDX
10 9 (0.31%) HTML
11 8 (0.27%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.21%) Sensu
13 5 (0.17%) Mason
13 5 (0.17%) Velocity
13 5 (0.17%) XML Messaging
14 4 (0.14%) JSON
14 4 (0.14%) Murex MxML
14 4 (0.14%) WinForms
15 3 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 297 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (7.27%) Derivative
3 165 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 150 (5.14%) Fixed Income
5 141 (4.83%) Equities
6 130 (4.46%) User Experience
7 68 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 53 (1.82%) Fintech
9 49 (1.68%) Credit Risk
10 48 (1.64%) Reference Data
11 44 (1.51%) Market Risk
12 38 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
13 29 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
14 24 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.75%) Reinsurance
16 21 (0.72%) Computer Science
16 21 (0.72%) SWIFT
17 19 (0.65%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.58%) iPad
19 14 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (0.99%) Windows
2 16 (0.55%) Linux
3 12 (0.41%) Unix
4 6 (0.21%) Android
4 6 (0.21%) MVS
4 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.034%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.034%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (31.80%) Business Analysis
2 789 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
3 519 (17.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 273 (9.36%) User Stories
5 264 (9.05%) Project Management
6 261 (8.94%) Scrum
7 229 (7.85%) Data Analysis
8 221 (7.57%) Use Case
9 208 (7.13%) Asset Management
10 200 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 177 (6.07%) Change Management
12 174 (5.96%) GAP Analysis
13 163 (5.59%) Investment Management
13 163 (5.59%) SDLC
14 159 (5.45%) Data Modelling
15 158 (5.41%) Migration
16 150 (5.14%) Target Operating Model
17 149 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
18 143 (4.90%) Waterfall
19 138 (4.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 267 (9.15%) SQL
2 42 (1.44%) C
3 36 (1.23%) Java
4 27 (0.93%) VBA
5 24 (0.82%) T-SQL
6 22 (0.75%) C#
6 22 (0.75%) Python
7 17 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 12 (0.41%) C++
9 8 (0.27%) R
10 7 (0.24%) COBOL
10 7 (0.24%) VB
11 6 (0.21%) JCL
11 6 (0.21%) VC++
12 5 (0.17%) Perl
13 4 (0.14%) Scala
14 3 (0.10%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.10%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.069%) ABAP
15 2 (0.069%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 159 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 148 (5.07%) Degree
3 127 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 83 (2.84%) ISEB
5 31 (1.06%) CBAP
6 29 (0.99%) IIBA
7 28 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.75%) CISSP
9 14 (0.48%) PMP
10 13 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
10 13 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
11 11 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 10 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.31%) CIMA
13 9 (0.31%) CISA
13 9 (0.31%) CITP
14 8 (0.27%) ACCA
14 8 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (10.66%) MiFID
2 90 (3.08%) QA
3 74 (2.54%) EMIR
4 64 (2.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 36 (1.23%) Solvency II
6 35 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.99%) GDPR
8 21 (0.72%) FATCA
9 20 (0.69%) PMO
10 18 (0.62%) Basel III
11 14 (0.48%) IFRS
11 14 (0.48%) SEPA
12 9 (0.31%) GxP
12 9 (0.31%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.27%) SLA
14 7 (0.24%) AIFMD
15 6 (0.21%) ISO20022
16 4 (0.14%) EFQM
16 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.10%) Dovecot
4 1 (0.034%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.24%) Nagios
2 6 (0.21%) Kibana
2 6 (0.21%) logstash
3 5 (0.17%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.17%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.034%) Control-M
5 1 (0.034%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.034%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.034%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.034%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 141 (4.83%) Microsoft
2 92 (3.15%) Oracle
3 81 (2.78%) SAP
4 47 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (1.54%) Charles River
6 43 (1.47%) ServiceNow
7 35 (1.20%) Murex
8 28 (0.96%) Bloomberg
9 22 (0.75%) Tableau
10 21 (0.72%) Fidessa
11 18 (0.62%) Adobe
11 18 (0.62%) Google
11 18 (0.62%) Guidewire
12 16 (0.55%) Splunk
13 13 (0.45%) Calypso
13 13 (0.45%) IBM
13 13 (0.45%) Informatica
14 12 (0.41%) Cognos
14 12 (0.41%) HP
14 12 (0.41%) Sitecore
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250 / day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago