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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 64 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 287 266 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.66% 2.87% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 3.52% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 185 196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +2.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £31.25 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +12.22%  

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 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 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
Surrey +57 83 £450 - 11
West Sussex +23 49 £436 +12.38% 1
Berkshire +23 48 £449 +5.58% 8
Hampshire +13 48 £388 -8.82% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 33 £413 +0.60% 7
Oxfordshire +1 18 £363 -6.45% 3
Kent +4 5 £538 +65.38%
East Sussex -6 5 £340 +4.61% 5
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 165 (34.30%) Finance
2 145 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (25.16%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (18.30%) Project Management
5 81 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (15.59%) Degree
7 73 (15.18%) Oracle
8 68 (14.14%) SDLC
9 67 (13.93%) SQL
10 64 (13.31%) Data Analysis
11 60 (12.47%) Scrum
12 55 (11.43%) Relational Database
13 48 (9.98%) Change Management
13 48 (9.98%) ISEB
14 45 (9.36%) Web Services
14 45 (9.36%) User Stories
15 43 (8.94%) Telecoms
16 42 (8.73%) Waterfall
17 41 (8.52%) PRINCE2
18 40 (8.32%) XML
19 39 (8.11%) Migration
20 37 (7.69%) OO
21 34 (7.07%) OOD
21 34 (7.07%) ITIL
22 33 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
23 32 (6.65%) Retail
23 32 (6.65%) SAP
23 32 (6.65%) Python
24 31 (6.44%) Analytics
25 30 (6.24%) Business Intelligence

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 24 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.04%) Confluence
3 2 (0.42%) CMS
3 2 (0.42%) Documentum
3 2 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.21%) CICS
4 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server 2007
4 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
Applications
1 23 (4.78%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.12%) MS Office
3 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.83%) MS Project
3 4 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.83%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.12%) Office 365
2 7 (1.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Force.com
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.53%) Internet
2 6 (1.25%) Intranet
3 5 (1.04%) LDAP
4 4 (0.83%) Extranet
5 3 (0.62%) SSL
5 3 (0.62%) VoIP
6 2 (0.42%) FTP
6 2 (0.42%) HTTP
6 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.42%) NAS
6 2 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) GSM
7 1 (0.21%) MPLS
7 1 (0.21%) PBX
7 1 (0.21%) PSTN
7 1 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.21%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.29%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.25%) DB2
5 6 (1.25%) EDRMS
5 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.62%) Big Data
8 3 (0.62%) QlikView
9 2 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.49%) JIRA
2 5 (1.04%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.83%) JUnit
3 4 (0.83%) Subversion
4 3 (0.62%) Ant
4 3 (0.62%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.42%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.42%) NUnit
5 2 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.42%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 165 (34.30%) Finance
2 43 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.65%) Retail
4 26 (5.41%) Marketing
5 25 (5.20%) Banking
6 12 (2.49%) Spanish Language
7 10 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.08%) Publishing
8 9 (1.87%) Back Office
9 8 (1.66%) Legal
10 7 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.25%) Billing
11 6 (1.25%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
12 5 (1.04%) Electronics
13 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Advertising
14 2 (0.42%) Automotive
15 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 337 (70.06%) Analyst
2 250 (51.98%) Business Analyst
3 51 (10.60%) Systems Analyst
4 40 (8.32%) Pensions Analyst
5 37 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
6 34 (7.07%) Project Manager
7 30 (6.24%) Digital Analyst
7 30 (6.24%) Digital Business Analyst
8 29 (6.03%) Insurance Systems Analyst
9 28 (5.82%) Developer
10 27 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (4.78%) Consultant
12 22 (4.57%) Financial Analyst
13 21 (4.37%) Senior Business Analyst
14 19 (3.95%) Business Manager
14 19 (3.95%) Finance Business Analyst
15 18 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
16 17 (3.53%) Project Analyst
17 16 (3.33%) IT Analyst
18 15 (3.12%) Business IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.36%) Web Services
2 40 (8.32%) XML
3 6 (1.25%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.25%) HTML
4 5 (1.04%) CSS
4 5 (1.04%) Node.js
4 5 (1.04%) OAuth
5 4 (0.83%) .NET
5 4 (0.83%) iOS SDK
5 4 (0.83%) SOAP
6 3 (0.62%) Android SDK
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.42%) HTML5
7 2 (0.42%) jQuery
7 2 (0.42%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.42%) WDK
8 1 (0.21%) CSS3
8 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 121 (25.16%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.37%) User Experience
5 12 (2.49%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.66%) Life Science
6 8 (1.66%) PMI
7 6 (1.25%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.25%) iPad
7 6 (1.25%) iPhone
7 6 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.83%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.62%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.49%) Android
2 11 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.66%) Unix
3 8 (1.66%) Windows
4 1 (0.21%) Linux
4 1 (0.21%) MVS
4 1 (0.21%) VMS
4 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (18.30%) Project Management
3 81 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (14.14%) SDLC
5 64 (13.31%) Data Analysis
6 60 (12.47%) Scrum
7 48 (9.98%) Change Management
8 45 (9.36%) User Stories
9 42 (8.73%) Waterfall
10 41 (8.52%) PRINCE2
11 39 (8.11%) Migration
12 37 (7.69%) OO
13 34 (7.07%) ITIL
13 34 (7.07%) OOD
14 33 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (6.44%) Analytics
16 30 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (6.03%) CRM
18 27 (5.61%) ERP
18 27 (5.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 67 (13.93%) SQL
2 32 (6.65%) Python
3 19 (3.95%) Java
4 10 (2.08%) C
5 5 (1.04%) C#
6 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.62%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.42%) ABAP
8 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (0.42%) COBOL
8 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.42%) JCL
8 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (15.59%) Degree
2 48 (9.98%) ISEB
3 25 (5.20%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.87%) PMP
7 7 (1.46%) ACCA
7 7 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.25%) CIMA
8 6 (1.25%) MBA
9 4 (0.83%) AAT
9 4 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.62%) CBAP
10 3 (0.62%) IIBA
10 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.62%) PgMP
11 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.95%) QA
2 15 (3.12%) PMO
3 10 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.04%) SLA
5 4 (0.83%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) COBIT
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.21%) COREP
7 1 (0.21%) FINREP
7 1 (0.21%) GAAP
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.21%) Control-M
1 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (15.18%) Oracle
2 32 (6.65%) SAP
3 26 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.08%) Google
4 10 (2.08%) IBM
5 9 (1.87%) Workday
6 8 (1.66%) Apple
7 7 (1.46%) HP
8 6 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.04%) hybris
9 5 (1.04%) Pega
10 4 (0.83%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.83%) Sage
11 3 (0.62%) Cognos
11 3 (0.62%) Infor
11 3 (0.62%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.62%) Tableau
12 2 (0.42%) Axway
12 2 (0.42%) Informatica
12 2 (0.42%) MapR
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