Period
to 6 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 53 41
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 331 595 843
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.87% 4.07% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 4.28% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 407 599
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £332 £324
90th Percentile £525 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Median hourly rate £55.00 £27.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -26.17% +16.41%
England median hourly rate £39.24 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.11% -22.22% +42.86%

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 6,374 13,898 15,727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.98% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,732 8,303 9,264
Median daily rate £446 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 603 637
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.40 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.83% +23.69% +3.49%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.17 £10.60
90th Percentile £52.35 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.29% -1.20%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +16 144 £420 -1.18% 5
Berkshire +8 94 £430 +1.18%
Hampshire +29 74 £440 +3.53%
Surrey +7 60 £450 -5.26%
Buckinghamshire +30 41 £400 - 5
West Sussex +21 22 £450 -3.49% 1
Kent +40 18 £440 -9.28%
East Sussex +1 13 £425 -1.16%
Oxfordshire +16 9 £425 -5.56%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 141 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (32.02%) Business Analysis
3 70 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (19.64%) Requirements Gathering
5 59 (17.82%) Finance
6 49 (14.80%) User Stories
7 46 (13.90%) Microsoft
8 44 (13.29%) Analytics
9 43 (12.99%) Scrum
9 43 (12.99%) Use Case
10 41 (12.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 40 (12.08%) Data Modelling
12 38 (11.48%) Migration
12 38 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (10.57%) Workshop Facilitation
14 33 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (9.37%) Waterfall
16 30 (9.06%) SAP
17 28 (8.46%) Change Management
17 28 (8.46%) Azure
18 27 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
19 22 (6.65%) Oracle
20 21 (6.34%) Telecoms
20 21 (6.34%) JIRA
20 21 (6.34%) Process Improvement
21 20 (6.04%) Decision-Making
21 20 (6.04%) Data Analysis
22 19 (5.74%) Data Migration
22 19 (5.74%) CRM

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 17 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.02%) Confluence
3 4 (1.21%) Documentum
4 3 (0.91%) CMS
4 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.83%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (4.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (3.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (2.42%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (2.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.46%) Azure
2 15 (4.53%) Power Platform
3 14 (4.23%) AWS
4 7 (2.11%) Office 365
5 5 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.21%) G Suite
7 3 (0.91%) GCP
8 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.60%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Yammer
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.51%) WAN
2 4 (1.21%) LAN
3 2 (0.60%) Intranet
3 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.60%) VoIP
3 2 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.30%) BGP
4 1 (0.30%) MPLS
4 1 (0.30%) OSPF
4 1 (0.30%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.53%) Power BI
2 14 (4.23%) SAP BW
3 10 (3.02%) OLAP
4 9 (2.72%) Data Lake
5 8 (2.42%) Essbase
6 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.91%) Big Data
8 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.60%) MS Access
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.30%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Impala
10 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (6.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Postman
2 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (17.82%) Finance
2 21 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.63%) Automotive
4 12 (3.63%) Retail
5 5 (1.51%) Billing
5 5 (1.51%) Marketing
5 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.21%) Law
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Local Government
8 2 (0.60%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Police
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.11%) SailPoint
2 5 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.60%) XML
4 1 (0.30%) COM
4 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.02%) User Experience
4 8 (2.42%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.81%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.21%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.91%) Robotics
8 3 (0.91%) Shadow IT
9 2 (0.60%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.30%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.30%) EPoS
10 1 (0.30%) FMCG
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) PMI
10 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.02%) Windows
2 3 (0.91%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (32.02%) Business Analysis
3 70 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (19.64%) Requirements Gathering
5 49 (14.80%) User Stories
6 44 (13.29%) Analytics
7 43 (12.99%) Scrum
7 43 (12.99%) Use Case
8 41 (12.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 40 (12.08%) Data Modelling
10 38 (11.48%) Migration
10 38 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (10.57%) Workshop Facilitation
12 33 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (9.37%) Waterfall
14 28 (8.46%) Change Management
15 22 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
16 21 (6.34%) Process Improvement
17 20 (6.04%) Data Analysis
17 20 (6.04%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.53%) SQL
2 7 (2.11%) Java
3 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.30%) Python
4 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (5.14%) ISEB
1 17 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.32%) Degree
4 5 (1.51%) IIBA
5 4 (1.21%) ACCA
5 4 (1.21%) CBAP
5 4 (1.21%) CIMA
6 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.21%) GDPR
3 4 (1.21%) IFRS
4 3 (0.91%) PMO
4 3 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) HDFS
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.06%) SAP
3 22 (6.65%) Oracle
4 10 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.11%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.51%) Google
7 4 (1.21%) Workday
8 3 (0.91%) Lotus
8 3 (0.91%) OpenText
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) Ariba
9 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix
9 2 (0.60%) EMC
9 2 (0.60%) Facebook
9 2 (0.60%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Sage