Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 70 56
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 491 505 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.86% 3.14% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 3.76% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 354 436
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £518
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
South East median hourly rate £30.81 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +12.73% +14.58%
10th Percentile £17.62 £11.17 £22.45
90th Percentile £45.13 £38.75 £32.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.48 £32.40
% change year-on-year -6.60% +15.66% -7.43%

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 14,609 13,414 15,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.51% 82.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,683 7,807 9,484
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 517 563
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -17.08% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.84
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.35 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +3 198 £425 +1.19% 28
Surrey -32 111 £488 +2.63% 9
Berkshire -10 106 £438 +2.94% 12
Hampshire -7 97 £450 +5.88% 12
Buckinghamshire +21 55 £425 +3.03% 9
West Sussex -19 50 £415 -2.35% 3
Oxfordshire +5 37 £438 +16.67% 7
Kent +6 16 £350 -28.21%
East Sussex +2 15 £475 +22.66% 3
Middlesex +7 2 - - 1
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 176 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (27.29%) Finance
3 119 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 108 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (19.96%) Project Management
6 79 (16.09%) Degree
7 66 (13.44%) SQL
8 63 (12.83%) Retail
9 61 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (12.02%) Migration
11 53 (10.79%) Oracle
12 49 (9.98%) Scrum
12 49 (9.98%) User Stories
13 44 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (8.76%) Waterfall
15 41 (8.35%) Management Information System
16 35 (7.13%) Microsoft
16 35 (7.13%) Relational Database
17 34 (6.92%) Telecoms
18 33 (6.72%) Data Analysis
18 33 (6.72%) PRINCE2
19 32 (6.52%) E-Commerce
19 32 (6.52%) ITIL
19 32 (6.52%) Workflow
19 32 (6.52%) Use Case
20 31 (6.31%) Analytics
20 31 (6.31%) ISEB
21 30 (6.11%) Unix
21 30 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
22 29 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 12 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.83%) Confluence
3 8 (1.63%) CMS
4 5 (1.02%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.02%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 3 (0.61%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.20%) Documentum
6 1 (0.20%) Drupal
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) FileNet
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Liferay
6 1 (0.20%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.20%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.20%) Mule
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (5.50%) MS Visio
2 24 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.41%) InDesign
6 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Mingle
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.63%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.81%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.81%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.61%) Global One
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.41%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.41%) HFM
5 2 (0.41%) Primavera
5 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.41%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.07%) SaaS
2 10 (2.04%) PaaS
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.83%) Internet
2 3 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.41%) Broadband
3 2 (0.41%) SMS
4 1 (0.20%) CTI
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.13%) Relational Database
2 21 (4.28%) Power BI
3 15 (3.05%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.43%) Big Data
4 7 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.02%) Endeca
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Power View
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.81%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (0.81%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.61%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.05%) JIRA
2 14 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) ERwin
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) JUnit
7 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.20%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) Xcode
General
1 134 (27.29%) Finance
2 63 (12.83%) Retail
3 34 (6.92%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.28%) Marketing
5 18 (3.67%) Banking
6 16 (3.26%) Legal
7 8 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.43%) Publishing
9 6 (1.22%) Back Office
9 6 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.81%) Advertising
10 4 (0.81%) Games
11 3 (0.61%) Automotive
11 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 3 (0.61%) Law
11 3 (0.61%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.41%) Front Office
12 2 (0.41%) German Language
12 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (71.89%) Analyst
2 289 (58.86%) Business Analyst
3 36 (7.33%) Systems Analyst
4 32 (6.52%) Pensions Analyst
5 29 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (5.30%) Senior Business Analyst
7 25 (5.09%) Project Manager
8 24 (4.89%) IT Business Analyst
9 23 (4.68%) Business IT Analyst
9 23 (4.68%) IT Analyst
10 21 (4.28%) Digital Business Analyst
11 20 (4.07%) Architect
12 19 (3.87%) Digital Analyst
13 17 (3.46%) Oracle Analyst
14 16 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
14 16 (3.26%) Developer
15 15 (3.05%) IT Manager
15 15 (3.05%) Security Analyst
15 15 (3.05%) Service Analyst
16 14 (2.85%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.26%) .NET
2 8 (1.63%) XML
3 7 (1.43%) CSS
3 7 (1.43%) HTML
3 7 (1.43%) Java EE
3 7 (1.43%) Web Services
4 6 (1.22%) XSLT
5 4 (0.81%) jQuery
5 4 (0.81%) Laravel
5 4 (0.81%) Symfony
6 3 (0.61%) SOAP
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) JSON
7 2 (0.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.20%) Node.js
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.20%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.20%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.35%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (4.48%) User Experience
4 8 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.43%) Life Science
6 6 (1.22%) Fintech
7 5 (1.02%) FMCG
7 5 (1.02%) VLE
8 4 (0.81%) PMI
8 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.61%) EPoS
9 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.61%) NHS
9 3 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.11%) Unix
2 12 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.04%) Windows
4 7 (1.43%) Android
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) Linux
6 1 (0.20%) VMS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (19.96%) Project Management
4 61 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (12.02%) Migration
6 49 (9.98%) Scrum
6 49 (9.98%) User Stories
7 44 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (8.76%) Waterfall
9 33 (6.72%) Data Analysis
9 33 (6.72%) PRINCE2
10 32 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.52%) ITIL
10 32 (6.52%) Use Case
10 32 (6.52%) Workflow
11 31 (6.31%) Analytics
12 30 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (5.91%) Change Management
13 29 (5.91%) CRM
13 29 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 66 (13.44%) SQL
2 15 (3.05%) Java
3 14 (2.85%) C#
4 8 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.02%) VBA
6 4 (0.81%) PHP
6 4 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.20%) COBOL
8 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.20%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.20%) Python
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) XAML
8 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 79 (16.09%) Degree
2 31 (6.31%) ISEB
3 26 (5.30%) PMI Certification
4 20 (4.07%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.65%) PMP
7 12 (2.44%) PgMP
8 11 (2.24%) IIBA
9 8 (1.63%) CBAP
10 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.41%) ACCA
12 2 (0.41%) CIMA
12 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.20%) CITP
13 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.91%) GDPR
1 29 (5.91%) PMO
2 21 (4.28%) QA
3 7 (1.43%) SLA
4 4 (0.81%) IFRS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.20%) Ansible
2 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Mesos
2 1 (0.20%) Nagios
2 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (10.79%) Oracle
2 35 (7.13%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.50%) SAP
4 17 (3.46%) Workday
5 15 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.63%) Capita
7 6 (1.22%) Pega
8 5 (1.02%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.02%) Cognos
9 4 (0.81%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.81%) Imperva
9 4 (0.81%) Informatica
9 4 (0.81%) LogRhythm
9 4 (0.81%) Splunk
10 3 (0.61%) Google
10 3 (0.61%) hybris
10 3 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.61%) Serena
10 3 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.61%) Tableau