Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 41 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 784 727 1,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.69% 4.55% 5.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 4.81% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 532 723
South East median daily rate £439 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £311
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 12
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £31.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -14.86% +9.63%
10th Percentile £32.65 £19.70 £20.75
90th Percentile £52.43 £37.75 £59.75
England median hourly rate £39.00 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +16.42% -6.94% -17.11%

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 15,827 15,130 17,412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.78% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,361 8,705 10,545
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 673 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.05
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +6 291 £435 +3.57% 24
Hampshire +4 201 £425 +6.25% 10
Surrey -5 178 £475 +5.56% 10
Berkshire +3 151 £435 +2.35% 10
Buckinghamshire +14 86 £406 +1.56% 8
West Sussex -9 56 £413 +3.13% 5
Oxfordshire +10 55 £450 +5.88% 6
Kent +2 23 £350 -31.03% 2
East Sussex -23 17 £475 - 2
Middlesex -1 5 - -
Sussex 0 1 £575 +43.75%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 280 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 269 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (25.38%) Finance
4 191 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 117 (14.92%) User Stories
6 116 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
7 110 (14.03%) Project Management
8 79 (10.08%) Scrum
9 77 (9.82%) Use Case
10 66 (8.42%) Retail
11 65 (8.29%) Degree
12 61 (7.78%) Migration
12 61 (7.78%) MS Visio
13 57 (7.27%) Workflow
13 57 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (7.02%) Data Modelling
15 54 (6.89%) Waterfall
16 53 (6.76%) Business Process Modelling
17 49 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
18 48 (6.12%) GDPR
19 44 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (5.36%) User Experience
21 41 (5.23%) E-Commerce
21 41 (5.23%) Microsoft
21 41 (5.23%) ISEB
21 41 (5.23%) Change Management
22 40 (5.10%) GAP Analysis
23 37 (4.72%) Data Analysis
23 37 (4.72%) UML
23 37 (4.72%) Acceptance Criteria

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 18 (2.30%) Confluence
2 13 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.38%) CMS
3 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.26%) Documentum
4 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (7.78%) MS Visio
2 31 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.13%) Mingle
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) PlanetPress Connect
2 11 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.64%) Maximo
4 4 (0.51%) Exstream
4 4 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) Primavera
6 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.26%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.53%) IBM Blueworks
3 10 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.89%) SaaS
5 6 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.51%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Logentries
7 1 (0.13%) Loggly
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.02%) Internet
2 6 (0.77%) SMS
3 5 (0.64%) Intranet
4 4 (0.51%) LAN
4 4 (0.51%) Skype
5 3 (0.38%) Firewall
5 3 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.26%) Extranet
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
6 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) CTI
7 1 (0.13%) MVNO
7 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.79%) Big Data
3 12 (1.53%) EDMS
4 8 (1.02%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.64%) Power BI
6 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.26%) Essbase
9 2 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.26%) Semantic Layer
10 1 (0.13%) DB2
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (4.59%) JIRA
2 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.38%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 199 (25.38%) Finance
2 66 (8.42%) Retail
3 31 (3.95%) Marketing
4 30 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.44%) Billing
6 21 (2.68%) Legal
7 20 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.79%) Banking
10 11 (1.40%) Back Office
11 7 (0.89%) Law
12 6 (0.77%) Automotive
12 6 (0.77%) Publishing
13 5 (0.64%) French Language
14 4 (0.51%) Advertising
15 3 (0.38%) Electronics
15 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.38%) Games
15 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.15%) Web Services
2 4 (0.51%) Gherkin
2 4 (0.51%) Middleware
3 3 (0.38%) .NET
4 2 (0.26%) XML
5 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.13%) HTML
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 116 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.36%) User Experience
3 34 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.79%) Life Science
5 10 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 7 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (0.89%) FMCG
8 6 (0.77%) CMDB
8 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.77%) EPoS
8 6 (0.77%) PMI
9 5 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.64%) VLE
10 4 (0.51%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.51%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.38%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.68%) Windows
2 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
2 8 (1.02%) Linux
3 5 (0.64%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.64%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.13%) AIX
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 269 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 117 (14.92%) User Stories
5 110 (14.03%) Project Management
6 79 (10.08%) Scrum
7 77 (9.82%) Use Case
8 61 (7.78%) Migration
9 57 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (7.27%) Workflow
10 55 (7.02%) Data Modelling
11 54 (6.89%) Waterfall
12 53 (6.76%) Business Process Modelling
13 49 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (5.23%) Change Management
15 41 (5.23%) E-Commerce
16 40 (5.10%) GAP Analysis
17 37 (4.72%) Data Analysis
17 37 (4.72%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.19%) SQL
2 3 (0.38%) C
2 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.26%) VBA
4 1 (0.13%) C#
4 1 (0.13%) Lingo
4 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.29%) Degree
2 41 (5.23%) ISEB
3 28 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.53%) IIBA
6 11 (1.40%) CBAP
7 7 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ACCA
10 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) CIMA
10 2 (0.26%) PMP
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.13%) CITP
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.12%) GDPR
2 20 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.04%) PMO
4 13 (1.66%) SLA
5 11 (1.40%) QA
6 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.38%) GxP
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.38%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) SCOM
3 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.13%) Graylog
4 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) logstash
4 1 (0.13%) QRadar
4 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (5.23%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.46%) SAP
3 34 (4.34%) Oracle
4 18 (2.30%) IBM
5 15 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.53%) Capita
6 12 (1.53%) ServiceNow
6 12 (1.53%) Xerox
7 11 (1.40%) OpenText
7 11 (1.40%) Workday
8 9 (1.15%) Imperva
8 9 (1.15%) Tableau
9 7 (0.89%) Adobe
9 7 (0.89%) Pega
10 6 (0.77%) Google
10 6 (0.77%) hybris
10 6 (0.77%) Splunk
11 5 (0.64%) Casewise
11 5 (0.64%) Remedy
12 4 (0.51%) BMC