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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 233 315 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.05% 3.58% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 4.36% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 212 168
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £385
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £29.31 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.25 £44.22
% change year-on-year +18.58% -36.10%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Surrey +32 65 £475 +8.57% 8
Berkshire -1 51 £413 -1.78% 13
Hampshire -5 38 £414 -2.64% 11
West Sussex +12 27 £378 -5.62% 3
Buckinghamshire -51 16 £406 +1.56% 4
Oxfordshire -12 15 £390 +11.42% 1
East Sussex +7 10 £433 +44.16% 3
Kent +1 8 £388 +9.92% 3
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 159 (30.46%) Finance
2 151 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (27.97%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (19.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (16.09%) Project Management
6 81 (15.52%) Oracle
7 77 (14.75%) SQL
8 75 (14.37%) Degree
9 69 (13.22%) SDLC
10 68 (13.03%) Relational Database
11 59 (11.30%) Data Analysis
12 54 (10.34%) Scrum
13 52 (9.96%) User Stories
14 48 (9.20%) Change Management
14 48 (9.20%) XML
15 43 (8.24%) Web Services
16 42 (8.05%) Migration
17 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
17 41 (7.85%) ISEB
18 39 (7.47%) PRINCE2
19 38 (7.28%) ITIL
20 37 (7.09%) OO
20 37 (7.09%) ERP
21 36 (6.90%) Python
21 36 (6.90%) OOD
21 36 (6.90%) Workflow
22 35 (6.70%) Waterfall
22 35 (6.70%) Automated Trading
23 31 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
23 31 (5.94%) Marketing

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 17 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.96%) Confluence
3 3 (0.57%) Documentum
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) Smallworld
Applications
1 30 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.98%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Maximo
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.57%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.26%) Office 365
2 7 (1.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.53%) Internet
2 6 (1.15%) Intranet
3 4 (0.77%) Extranet
3 4 (0.77%) HTTP
3 4 (0.77%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.57%) Broadband
4 3 (0.57%) NAS
4 3 (0.57%) SAN
4 3 (0.57%) Wireless
5 2 (0.38%) VoIP
5 2 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.19%) PBX
6 1 (0.19%) PSTN
6 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.19%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.03%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (1.15%) EDRMS
5 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.96%) DB2
6 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.38%) Big Data
7 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.38%) OLTP
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.11%) JIRA
2 6 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.96%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.19%) MorphX
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (30.46%) Finance
2 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.94%) Marketing
4 26 (4.98%) Retail
5 19 (3.64%) Banking
6 13 (2.49%) Publishing
7 8 (1.53%) Back Office
7 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.34%) Billing
8 7 (1.34%) Legal
9 6 (1.15%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 390 (74.71%) Analyst
2 296 (56.70%) Business Analyst
3 60 (11.49%) Systems Analyst
4 58 (11.11%) Pensions Analyst
5 41 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 38 (7.28%) Oracle Analyst
7 34 (6.51%) Insurance Systems Analyst
8 31 (5.94%) Digital Analyst
8 31 (5.94%) IT Analyst
9 30 (5.75%) Digital Business Analyst
10 29 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
11 28 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (5.17%) IT Business Analyst
13 24 (4.60%) Project Analyst
14 21 (4.02%) Agile Business Analyst
14 21 (4.02%) Business Systems Analyst
14 21 (4.02%) Senior Business Analyst
15 20 (3.83%) Developer
15 20 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (3.64%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.20%) XML
2 43 (8.24%) Web Services
3 12 (2.30%) CSS
4 11 (2.11%) HTML
5 10 (1.92%) Node.js
6 7 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.77%) JSON
7 4 (0.77%) SOAP
8 3 (0.57%) .NET
8 3 (0.57%) Middleware
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.57%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.38%) HTML5
9 2 (0.38%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.19%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.19%) CSS3
10 1 (0.19%) REST
10 1 (0.19%) Sass
10 1 (0.19%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 146 (27.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.26%) User Experience
4 13 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.34%) Life Science
7 6 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.96%) iPad
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Frameworx
9 4 (0.77%) iPhone
9 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.57%) Derivative
10 3 (0.57%) FMCG
10 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.07%) Unix
2 6 (1.15%) Windows
3 5 (0.96%) Android
3 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 5 (0.96%) Linux
4 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.19%) VMS
5 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (16.09%) Project Management
4 69 (13.22%) SDLC
5 59 (11.30%) Data Analysis
6 54 (10.34%) Scrum
7 52 (9.96%) User Stories
8 48 (9.20%) Change Management
9 42 (8.05%) Migration
10 39 (7.47%) PRINCE2
11 38 (7.28%) ITIL
12 37 (7.09%) ERP
12 37 (7.09%) OO
13 36 (6.90%) OOD
13 36 (6.90%) Workflow
14 35 (6.70%) Automated Trading
14 35 (6.70%) Waterfall
15 31 (5.94%) GAP Analysis
15 31 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (5.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 77 (14.75%) SQL
2 36 (6.90%) Python
3 9 (1.72%) Java
4 6 (1.15%) C
5 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.77%) Scala
7 3 (0.57%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) ABAP
9 1 (0.19%) COBOL
9 1 (0.19%) JCL
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) R
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 75 (14.37%) Degree
2 41 (7.85%) ISEB
3 15 (2.87%) PMP
4 13 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.30%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.96%) IIBA
7 5 (0.96%) PgMP
7 5 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.77%) ACCA
8 4 (0.77%) CBAP
8 4 (0.77%) CIMA
8 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.83%) QA
2 15 (2.87%) GDPR
3 13 (2.49%) PMO
4 8 (1.53%) SLA
5 6 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 81 (15.52%) Oracle
2 28 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.36%) SAP
3 9 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.34%) IBM
4 7 (1.34%) Pega
5 6 (1.15%) Workday
6 5 (0.96%) Cisco
7 4 (0.77%) HP
7 4 (0.77%) hybris
7 4 (0.77%) Hyperion
7 4 (0.77%) Siebel
8 3 (0.57%) Cognos
8 3 (0.57%) OpenText
8 3 (0.57%) Tableau
9 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.38%) Informatica
9 2 (0.38%) MapR
9 2 (0.38%) Sage
9 2 (0.38%) ServiceNow
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