Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 792 934 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.70% 5.59% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 5.95% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 632 661
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £305
90th Percentile £538 £506 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £39.44 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.00% +33.69% -13.24%
10th Percentile £21.20 £20.75 £25.44
90th Percentile £36.50 £60.38 £40.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%

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 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -17 310 £425 +1.31% 23
Berkshire -12 157 £425 - 7
Surrey +3 148 £475 +5.56% 13
Hampshire -17 134 £400 -3.03% 17
Buckinghamshire -14 114 £405 +1.25% 9
West Sussex -17 77 £400 - 7
Kent +8 39 £425 +21.43% 1
Oxfordshire -3 38 £550 +24.29% 7
East Sussex -6 34 £463 +19.35% 2
Middlesex +9 17 £475 +19.95%
Sussex - 4 £438 - 1
M4 Corridor +4 3 £350 +1.82%
Home Counties - 3 £350 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 307 (38.76%) Business Analysis
2 253 (31.94%) Finance
3 215 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (10.98%) Project Management
7 77 (9.72%) GDPR
8 71 (8.96%) Scrum
9 68 (8.59%) User Stories
10 63 (7.95%) Oracle
11 58 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (7.32%) Microsoft
12 56 (7.07%) UML
12 56 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 55 (6.94%) GAP Analysis
14 53 (6.69%) ERP
14 53 (6.69%) MS Visio
15 50 (6.31%) Degree
16 49 (6.19%) Security Cleared
16 49 (6.19%) Telecoms
17 47 (5.93%) Marketing
18 45 (5.68%) Change Management
18 45 (5.68%) CRM
19 42 (5.30%) Business Process Mapping
20 41 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
20 41 (5.18%) Migration
21 40 (5.05%) E-Commerce
21 40 (5.05%) ISEB
22 39 (4.92%) ITIL
22 39 (4.92%) Use Case

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 16 (2.02%) Documentum
1 16 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.52%) Confluence
3 9 (1.14%) CMS
4 8 (1.01%) SAS
5 5 (0.63%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 53 (6.69%) MS Visio
2 30 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.77%) Primavera
2 13 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (1.52%) NetSuite
4 8 (1.01%) PlanetPress Connect
5 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.63%) Lawson
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.51%) Maximo
8 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM On Demand
8 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.25%) iTrent
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.39%) Office 365
2 7 (0.88%) SaaS
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.25%) CallidusCloud
5 2 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.25%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) AdSense
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.14%) Internet
2 7 (0.88%) SMS
3 5 (0.63%) NAS
3 5 (0.63%) SAN
3 5 (0.63%) WAN
4 3 (0.38%) ATM
5 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.25%) MVNO
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.13%) LDAP
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) Skype
6 1 (0.13%) SNMP
6 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.64%) Big Data
4 11 (1.39%) QlikView
5 6 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.63%) EDMS
6 5 (0.63%) MS Access
7 4 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.38%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.25%) GIS
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.25%) Power BI
9 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (3.03%) JIRA
2 10 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.88%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.25%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.13%) JMeter
5 1 (0.13%) Mocha
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 253 (31.94%) Finance
2 49 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 47 (5.93%) Marketing
4 30 (3.79%) Retail
5 29 (3.66%) Banking
6 19 (2.40%) Billing
7 17 (2.15%) Legal
8 16 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.14%) Advertising
10 9 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.63%) Electronics
12 5 (0.63%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.51%) Military
14 3 (0.38%) Back Office
14 3 (0.38%) Law
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) Games
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.14%) Web Services
2 4 (0.51%) Mason
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.38%) .NET
3 3 (0.38%) Flash
3 3 (0.38%) HTML
3 3 (0.38%) REST
4 2 (0.25%) Swagger
5 1 (0.13%) GWT
5 1 (0.13%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (0.13%) ISAPI
5 1 (0.13%) Middleware
5 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.13%) SAML
5 1 (0.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.54%) User Experience
3 19 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (0.88%) Frameworx
7 6 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.76%) Internet of Things
8 5 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.51%) EPoS
10 3 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.38%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.38%) Social Media
10 3 (0.38%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.25%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.25%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.25%) Fintech
11 2 (0.25%) Marketing Technology
11 2 (0.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.39%) Windows
2 6 (0.76%) Windows Server
2 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (0.38%) Unix
4 2 (0.25%) Android
4 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (38.76%) Business Analysis
2 215 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (10.98%) Project Management
5 71 (8.96%) Scrum
6 68 (8.59%) User Stories
7 58 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (7.07%) UML
8 56 (7.07%) Waterfall
9 55 (6.94%) GAP Analysis
10 53 (6.69%) ERP
11 45 (5.68%) Change Management
11 45 (5.68%) CRM
12 42 (5.30%) Business Process Mapping
13 41 (5.18%) Migration
13 41 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (5.05%) E-Commerce
15 39 (4.92%) ITIL
15 39 (4.92%) Use Case
16 37 (4.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.91%) SQL
2 16 (2.02%) Java
3 11 (1.39%) C
4 10 (1.26%) C#
5 8 (1.01%) VBA
6 5 (0.63%) Apex Code
6 5 (0.63%) PHP
6 5 (0.63%) VB
7 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.25%) C++
8 2 (0.25%) Perl
8 2 (0.25%) Python
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (6.31%) Degree
2 49 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 40 (5.05%) ISEB
4 38 (4.80%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.39%) PMP
6 9 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.88%) IIBA
7 7 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.38%) ACCA
10 3 (0.38%) CIMA
10 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.25%) AAT
11 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.13%) CBAP
12 1 (0.13%) CISSP
12 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.72%) GDPR
2 16 (2.02%) PMO
3 14 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.52%) QA
4 12 (1.52%) SLA
5 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.14%) IFRS
7 7 (0.88%) MiFID
8 5 (0.63%) P3O
9 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.38%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.38%) PSD2
11 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.13%) EMIR
12 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (7.95%) Oracle
2 58 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.55%) SAP
4 34 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.39%) Workday
6 9 (1.14%) Tableau
7 8 (1.01%) Remedy
7 8 (1.01%) Xerox
8 7 (0.88%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.76%) HP
9 6 (0.76%) OpenText
9 6 (0.76%) Siebel
9 6 (0.76%) Teradata
10 5 (0.63%) BMC
10 5 (0.63%) Google
11 4 (0.51%) IBM
11 4 (0.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.38%) Marketo
12 3 (0.38%) Northgate