Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 76 70
Rank change year-on-year -56 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 340 467 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 2.78% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 3.29% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 327 295
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +4.17% +2.00%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £300
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.30% +12.13% -32.11%
10th Percentile £14.11 £23.02 £17.05
90th Percentile £82.33 £35.42 £50.57
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £34.20
% change year-on-year +6.87% -4.24% +42.50%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,646 14,195 13,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.74% 84.49% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,809 8,538 8,088
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 461 565
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -4.77% -4.84%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.05 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the South East

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the South East

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the South East

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the South East

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the South East

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley -6 130 £450 +5.88% 29
Surrey -22 86 £500 +2.56% 16
Hampshire -51 77 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -47 64 £450 +5.88% 13
Buckinghamshire +25 38 £438 +9.38% 15
Oxfordshire +20 27 £488 -11.36% 2
West Sussex -43 17 £425 +6.25% 6
East Sussex -13 15 £463 +8.82% 4
Kent +6 11 £525 +50.00% 4
Middlesex +13 1 £517 +36.17%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 135 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.24%) Finance
3 67 (19.71%) Project Management
4 61 (17.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (16.18%) SQL
6 51 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (13.53%) User Stories
8 43 (12.65%) Degree
9 40 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (11.18%) Data Analysis
12 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
13 30 (8.82%) Telecoms
14 29 (8.53%) Data Quality
15 28 (8.24%) PRINCE2
16 27 (7.94%) CRM
16 27 (7.94%) Workshop Facilitation
17 25 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (7.35%) ITIL
17 25 (7.35%) Workflow
17 25 (7.35%) Scrum
17 25 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 25 (7.35%) Waterfall
17 25 (7.35%) Use Case
18 24 (7.06%) Migration
19 23 (6.76%) ISEB
19 23 (6.76%) SAP
19 23 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
19 23 (6.76%) SDLC

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.35%) CMS
2 8 (2.35%) SAS
3 7 (2.06%) Confluence
4 4 (1.18%) Drupal
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.29%) Appian
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.59%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle Payroll
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.18%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) HFM
3 2 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.29%) Global One
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.35%) Office 365
3 7 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (1.76%) SaaS
5 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.18%) Internet
1 4 (1.18%) MVNO
2 3 (0.88%) Intranet
2 3 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (0.88%) SMS
2 3 (0.88%) Wireless
3 2 (0.59%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) Broadband
4 1 (0.29%) CTI
4 1 (0.29%) Frame Relay
4 1 (0.29%) FTP
4 1 (0.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.29%) VoIP
4 1 (0.29%) VPN
4 1 (0.29%) WAN
4 1 (0.29%) WebEx
4 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 7 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.06%) SSDT
6 6 (1.76%) Power BI
7 3 (0.88%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.59%) OLTP
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (5.59%) JIRA
2 10 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.76%) Toad
4 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 113 (33.24%) Finance
2 30 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 22 (6.47%) Marketing
3 22 (6.47%) Retail
4 15 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (4.12%) Banking
6 9 (2.65%) Legal
7 7 (2.06%) Automotive
7 7 (2.06%) German Language
7 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.76%) Advertising
8 6 (1.76%) Back Office
9 5 (1.47%) French Language
9 5 (1.47%) Publishing
10 4 (1.18%) Military
11 3 (0.88%) Billing
11 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.88%) Law
12 2 (0.59%) Electronics
12 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 234 (68.82%) Analyst
2 200 (58.82%) Business Analyst
3 25 (7.35%) Architect
3 25 (7.35%) Project Manager
4 19 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (5.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 17 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 17 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 17 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 16 (4.71%) Data Analyst
6 16 (4.71%) Data Business Analyst
6 16 (4.71%) Developer
6 16 (4.71%) Project Analyst
7 14 (4.12%) Consultant
7 14 (4.12%) Finance Business Analyst
7 14 (4.12%) Financial Analyst
8 12 (3.53%) Business Architect
9 11 (3.24%) Financial Business Analyst
9 11 (3.24%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 10 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.65%) HTML
2 8 (2.35%) CSS
3 5 (1.47%) .NET
3 5 (1.47%) Gherkin
3 5 (1.47%) Middleware
3 5 (1.47%) XML
4 4 (1.18%) Laravel
4 4 (1.18%) Symfony
5 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.88%) XSLT
6 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.59%) IDoc
6 2 (0.59%) jQuery
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Business Workflow
6 2 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.59%) Web Services
7 1 (0.29%) CORBA
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.12%) User Experience
4 13 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.35%) PMI
7 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.18%) Life Science
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) CMDB
9 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.59%) EPoS
10 2 (0.59%) NHS
10 2 (0.59%) PKI
10 2 (0.59%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.59%) Robotics
11 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.06%) Windows
2 4 (1.18%) Unix
3 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.29%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.71%) Project Management
3 61 (17.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (13.53%) User Stories
5 40 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (11.18%) Data Analysis
8 28 (8.24%) PRINCE2
9 27 (7.94%) CRM
9 27 (7.94%) Workshop Facilitation
10 25 (7.35%) ITIL
10 25 (7.35%) Scrum
10 25 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 25 (7.35%) Use Case
10 25 (7.35%) Waterfall
10 25 (7.35%) Workflow
11 24 (7.06%) Migration
12 23 (6.76%) SDLC
13 22 (6.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.18%) SQL
2 9 (2.65%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.47%) Java
5 4 (1.18%) PHP
6 3 (0.88%) ABAP
6 3 (0.88%) C#
6 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.29%) C
8 1 (0.29%) Python
8 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (12.65%) Degree
2 23 (6.76%) ISEB
3 19 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.06%) CBAP
8 6 (1.76%) APMP
9 4 (1.18%) PMP
9 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.88%) IIBA
10 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.59%) ACCA
11 2 (0.59%) CIMA
12 1 (0.29%) HNC
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.29%) PhD
12 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.53%) Data Quality
2 18 (5.29%) PMO
3 14 (4.12%) QA
4 10 (2.94%) GDPR
5 5 (1.47%) GxP
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.59%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.76%) SAP
3 21 (6.18%) Oracle
4 16 (4.71%) Workday
5 12 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.06%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.76%) Teradata
8 4 (1.18%) hybris
8 4 (1.18%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.18%) Serena
9 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.88%) BMC
9 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.88%) Remedy
9 3 (0.88%) Tableau
9 3 (0.88%) Trillium
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe
10 2 (0.59%) Cognos
10 2 (0.59%) Google
10 2 (0.59%) JD Edwards