Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 40 37
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 591 882 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.81% 5.25% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 5.55% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 643 565
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +12.31% +30.16%
10th Percentile £21.08 £22.30 £25.90
90th Percentile £50.07 £63.00 £37.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +36.36% -19.51%

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 14,688 15,881 14,594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,874 9,335 8,372
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £260 £231
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 606 738
South East median hourly rate £19.36 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.63% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.54 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.60 £50.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.91% -1.58% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -12 237 £425 - 19
Berkshire -11 166 £425 - 10
Surrey +2 144 £475 -2.06% 7
Hampshire -47 121 £420 -1.18% 18
Buckinghamshire -10 45 £400 -5.88% 4
West Sussex -23 38 £450 +7.14% 6
East Sussex -3 33 £425 -10.53% 5
Oxfordshire +4 26 £475 - 5
Middlesex +9 6 £475 -5.00%
Kent -15 6 £485 +24.36% 1
Sussex +2 1 £450 -7.22%
Home Counties - 1 £485 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 229 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (33.67%) Business Analysis
3 150 (25.38%) Finance
4 99 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (14.04%) User Stories
7 72 (12.18%) Scrum
8 60 (10.15%) Analytics
8 60 (10.15%) Workshop Facilitation
9 59 (9.98%) Use Case
10 53 (8.97%) Microsoft
10 53 (8.97%) SDLC
11 51 (8.63%) Retail
12 50 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (8.29%) CRM
13 49 (8.29%) Project Management
14 48 (8.12%) Data Modelling
14 48 (8.12%) Telecoms
14 48 (8.12%) JIRA
15 47 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
16 45 (7.61%) Security Cleared
16 45 (7.61%) ERP
17 44 (7.45%) Data Analysis
18 43 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
18 43 (7.28%) Waterfall
19 42 (7.11%) ISEB
20 41 (6.94%) MS Visio
21 40 (6.77%) Business Process Modelling
22 37 (6.26%) ITIL
23 35 (5.92%) Business Intelligence

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 30 (5.08%) Confluence
2 19 (3.21%) CMS
3 16 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.51%) Drupal
4 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.34%) SAS
5 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) Documentum
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 28 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.51%) InVision
6 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.52%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.51%) HFM
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.88%) Office 365
3 15 (2.54%) Google Analytics
4 13 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 5 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.68%) SaaS
7 4 (0.68%) Yammer
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.17%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.17%) IaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.35%) WAN
2 5 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.68%) MVNO
4 3 (0.51%) Internet
4 3 (0.51%) LAN
4 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.34%) 3G
5 2 (0.34%) 4G
5 2 (0.34%) Intranet
5 2 (0.34%) Network Security
5 2 (0.34%) Skype
5 2 (0.34%) VoIP
5 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.17%) Broadband
6 1 (0.17%) RFID
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.18%) Power BI
3 5 (0.85%) Big Data
3 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.68%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Essbase
7 1 (0.17%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.17%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (8.12%) JIRA
2 4 (0.68%) Rational Rose
2 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 150 (25.38%) Finance
2 51 (8.63%) Retail
3 48 (8.12%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.06%) Marketing
5 22 (3.72%) Banking
6 14 (2.37%) Billing
7 13 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.02%) Back Office
9 6 (1.02%) French Language
10 5 (0.85%) German Language
10 5 (0.85%) Law
10 5 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Electronics
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Legal
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.02%) HTML
2 4 (0.68%) Flash
2 4 (0.68%) Web Services
3 3 (0.51%) .NET
3 3 (0.51%) XML
4 2 (0.34%) JSON
4 2 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.17%) COM
5 1 (0.17%) jQuery
5 1 (0.17%) REST
5 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.72%) User Experience
4 18 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.69%) Life Science
7 8 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.02%) CMDB
8 6 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.68%) NGOSS
10 4 (0.68%) Social Media
10 4 (0.68%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.51%) EPoS
11 3 (0.51%) Fintech
11 3 (0.51%) Frameworx
11 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.51%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.23%) Windows
2 6 (1.02%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.34%) Linux
3 2 (0.34%) Unix
3 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (33.67%) Business Analysis
3 99 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (14.04%) User Stories
5 72 (12.18%) Scrum
6 60 (10.15%) Analytics
6 60 (10.15%) Workshop Facilitation
7 59 (9.98%) Use Case
8 53 (8.97%) SDLC
9 50 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (8.29%) CRM
10 49 (8.29%) Project Management
11 48 (8.12%) Data Modelling
12 47 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (7.61%) ERP
14 44 (7.45%) Data Analysis
15 43 (7.28%) Waterfall
16 40 (6.77%) Business Process Modelling
17 37 (6.26%) ITIL
18 35 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.72%) SQL
2 10 (1.69%) Java
3 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.68%) Python
4 3 (0.51%) PHP
5 2 (0.34%) ABAP
5 2 (0.34%) C
5 2 (0.34%) C#
6 1 (0.17%) R
6 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.11%) ISEB
3 29 (4.91%) Degree
4 28 (4.74%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.18%) MBA
7 6 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.85%) IIBA
8 5 (0.85%) PMP
9 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.51%) CBAP
10 3 (0.51%) HND
11 2 (0.34%) ACCA
11 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.34%) CIMA
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.71%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.37%) GDPR
3 9 (1.52%) QA
4 6 (1.02%) PMO
5 4 (0.68%) Dublin Core
5 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.51%) MiFID
6 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.34%) GMP
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) GAMP
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.17%) IBM Guardium
1 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.75%) SAP
3 30 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (4.23%) Oracle
5 17 (2.88%) Google
6 10 (1.69%) Workday
7 9 (1.52%) Tableau
8 6 (1.02%) Adobe
9 5 (0.85%) IBM
9 5 (0.85%) JDA
10 4 (0.68%) BMC
10 4 (0.68%) Casewise
10 4 (0.68%) Pega
10 4 (0.68%) Remedy
11 3 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.51%) Citrix
11 3 (0.51%) hybris
11 3 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.34%) Apttus
12 2 (0.34%) Cognos