Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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.

Business Analyst
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 42 34
Rank change year-on-year -21 -8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 646 818 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.80% 4.88% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 5.16% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 616 607
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £305
90th Percentile £562 £538 £513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £429
% change year-on-year - +4.96% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £28.00 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -7.25% +2.33%
10th Percentile £35.60 £21.20 £21.10
90th Percentile £49.75 £36.50 £54.58
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,055 15,839 15,249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.50% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,657 9,414 9,070
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 624 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 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 -9 247 £450 +5.88% 32
Surrey -7 178 £475 - 14
Hampshire -21 140 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire -18 130 £463 +8.82% 17
Oxfordshire +30 62 £475 -13.64% 4
Buckinghamshire -21 54 £435 +7.41% 12
West Sussex -33 43 £414 +3.44% 5
Kent -16 15 £563 +34.33% 6
East Sussex -33 13 £475 +5.56% 2
Middlesex +2 7 £500 +5.26%
Sussex +3 2 £513 +17.14%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 240 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (33.13%) Business Analysis
3 195 (30.19%) Finance
4 131 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (16.25%) User Stories
6 95 (14.71%) Project Management
7 93 (14.40%) Workshop Facilitation
8 86 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
9 80 (12.38%) Scrum
10 66 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
11 63 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (9.44%) Data Modelling
13 57 (8.82%) Use Case
14 54 (8.36%) Workflow
15 52 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (7.89%) Degree
17 49 (7.59%) Business Process Modelling
18 48 (7.43%) Data Analysis
18 48 (7.43%) MS Visio
19 44 (6.81%) Microsoft
20 43 (6.66%) Change Management
20 43 (6.66%) JIRA
21 42 (6.50%) ISEB
22 40 (6.19%) Migration
22 40 (6.19%) Analytics
23 39 (6.04%) Acceptance Criteria
24 36 (5.57%) Retail
24 36 (5.57%) SAP
25 35 (5.42%) Telecoms
26 34 (5.26%) Waterfall

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 27 (4.18%) Confluence
2 9 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.93%) SAS
4 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.31%) CMS
5 2 (0.31%) Documentum
5 2 (0.31%) Drupal
5 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Appian
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (7.43%) MS Visio
2 33 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) PlanetPress Connect
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.62%) Exstream
3 4 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.62%) Maximo
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.31%) Primavera
5 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.31%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.31%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.17%) Office 365
2 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.86%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.31%) SaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.39%) MVNO
2 6 (0.93%) Skype
3 3 (0.46%) Internet
4 2 (0.31%) Firewall
4 2 (0.31%) Intranet
4 2 (0.31%) LAN
4 2 (0.31%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.15%) Broadband
5 1 (0.15%) CTI
5 1 (0.15%) Extranet
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) WAN
5 1 (0.15%) WebEx
5 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.70%) EDMS
3 7 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.77%) Power BI
5 3 (0.46%) Big Data
5 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.31%) Essbase
6 2 (0.31%) MS Access
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (0.31%) Semantic Layer
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Impala
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (6.66%) JIRA
2 9 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 195 (30.19%) Finance
2 36 (5.57%) Retail
3 35 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.02%) Billing
5 22 (3.41%) Marketing
6 14 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.86%) Banking
8 11 (1.70%) Publishing
9 10 (1.55%) Legal
10 9 (1.39%) Automotive
11 7 (1.08%) Back Office
11 7 (1.08%) German Language
12 6 (0.93%) French Language
13 4 (0.62%) Advertising
13 4 (0.62%) Electronics
13 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Law
14 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.08%) Gherkin
1 7 (1.08%) Middleware
2 5 (0.77%) HTML
2 5 (0.77%) Web Services
2 5 (0.77%) XML
3 3 (0.46%) JSON
4 2 (0.31%) CSS
4 2 (0.31%) IDoc
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.15%) .NET
5 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.15%) CORBA
5 1 (0.15%) Flash
5 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.80%) User Experience
3 25 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.70%) Life Science
6 9 (1.39%) PKI
7 8 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.24%) PMI
8 7 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.62%) CMDB
10 4 (0.62%) FMCG
10 4 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.46%) Biotechnology
11 3 (0.46%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.46%) EPoS
11 3 (0.46%) Fintech
11 3 (0.46%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.72%) Windows
2 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.62%) Linux
4 3 (0.46%) Unix
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (33.13%) Business Analysis
3 131 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (16.25%) User Stories
5 95 (14.71%) Project Management
6 93 (14.40%) Workshop Facilitation
7 80 (12.38%) Scrum
8 66 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
9 63 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (9.44%) Data Modelling
11 57 (8.82%) Use Case
12 54 (8.36%) Workflow
13 52 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (7.59%) Business Process Modelling
15 48 (7.43%) Data Analysis
16 43 (6.66%) Change Management
17 40 (6.19%) Analytics
17 40 (6.19%) Migration
18 39 (6.04%) Acceptance Criteria
19 34 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.49%) SQL
2 3 (0.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.31%) ABAP
3 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.15%) C
4 1 (0.15%) Java
4 1 (0.15%) Lingo
4 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.15%) Python
4 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (7.89%) Degree
2 42 (6.50%) ISEB
3 25 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.17%) CBAP
4 14 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.39%) IIBA
7 8 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.31%) ACCA
12 2 (0.31%) APMP
12 2 (0.31%) CIMA
12 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.31%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) MBA
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.56%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.94%) GDPR
2 19 (2.94%) PMO
3 12 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.70%) SLA
5 8 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.93%) QA
7 3 (0.46%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) GAMP
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) IFRS
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.46%) SCCM
2 3 (0.46%) SCOM
2 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.57%) SAP
3 24 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (3.10%) IBM
5 19 (2.94%) Oracle
6 13 (2.01%) Workday
7 11 (1.70%) OpenText
7 11 (1.70%) Xerox
8 8 (1.24%) Imperva
9 7 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.93%) Adobe
11 5 (0.77%) hybris
11 5 (0.77%) Tableau
12 4 (0.62%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.62%) Remedy
13 3 (0.46%) BMC
13 3 (0.46%) HP
13 3 (0.46%) Trillium
13 3 (0.46%) VMware
14 2 (0.31%) Citrix