Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 40 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 848 738 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.11% 4.76% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 5.04% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 567 735
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £308
90th Percentile £538 £525 £491
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 10
South East median hourly rate £38.00 £32.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -13.51% +64.44%
10th Percentile £33.60 £24.98 £20.73
90th Percentile £63.00 £37.88 £58.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £43.43
% change year-on-year +34.33% -22.86% -

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 15,673 14,639 17,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.49% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,208 8,424 10,393
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £248 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 689 764
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -13.58% +17.60%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.68% +12.06%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +6 311 £425 +1.80% 22
Hampshire +19 225 £425 +4.94% 15
Surrey -15 175 £475 +5.56% 8
Berkshire +4 161 £435 +2.35% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 92 £400 - 10
West Sussex +1 66 £420 +5.00% 8
Oxfordshire +7 58 £450 +5.88% 5
Kent +8 27 £375 -21.05%
East Sussex -18 20 £420 -11.58%
Middlesex +4 8 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £375 -
Sussex - 1 £575 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 298 (35.14%) Business Analysis
2 288 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 178 (20.99%) Finance
5 131 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (13.33%) User Stories
7 90 (10.61%) Project Management
8 77 (9.08%) Scrum
9 72 (8.49%) Retail
10 71 (8.37%) GDPR
11 70 (8.25%) Use Case
12 67 (7.90%) Data Modelling
13 62 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (7.08%) Degree
15 58 (6.84%) Migration
16 56 (6.60%) Waterfall
17 55 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
18 53 (6.25%) MS Visio
19 47 (5.54%) SQL
19 47 (5.54%) Business Process Modelling
20 46 (5.42%) Workflow
20 46 (5.42%) JIRA
21 45 (5.31%) ISEB
22 44 (5.19%) User Experience
22 44 (5.19%) E-Commerce
22 44 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
22 44 (5.19%) Analytics
23 43 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
23 43 (5.07%) ITIL
23 43 (5.07%) UML

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 26 (3.07%) Confluence
2 15 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.35%) CMS
3 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.12%) Documentum
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 32 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.59%) InDesign
6 5 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.83%) Maximo
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.35%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.35%) Exstream
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.35%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.35%) Primavera
4 3 (0.35%) Workfront
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.24%) Sonata
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.30%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (0.94%) SaaS
5 6 (0.71%) Office 365
6 4 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.35%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.12%) Logentries
8 1 (0.12%) Loggly
8 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.06%) Internet
2 8 (0.94%) Firewall
2 8 (0.94%) LAN
3 5 (0.59%) Intranet
3 5 (0.59%) Skype
3 5 (0.59%) SMS
4 3 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.35%) Network Security
5 2 (0.24%) Extranet
5 2 (0.24%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.12%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) CTI
6 1 (0.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.71%) Big Data
2 17 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 8 (0.94%) Power BI
4 8 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.71%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.35%) EDMS
9 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.12%) MySQL
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.12%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (5.42%) JIRA
2 6 (0.71%) Axure RP
2 6 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.35%) Rational Rose
4 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.24%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.12%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 178 (20.99%) Finance
2 72 (8.49%) Retail
3 38 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.07%) Legal
4 26 (3.07%) Marketing
5 23 (2.71%) Banking
6 20 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.24%) Billing
8 15 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.06%) Back Office
10 7 (0.83%) Automotive
10 7 (0.83%) Law
11 6 (0.71%) Advertising
11 6 (0.71%) French Language
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Games
14 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.94%) Web Services
2 3 (0.35%) Gherkin
2 3 (0.35%) XML
3 2 (0.24%) .NET
3 2 (0.24%) Mason
3 2 (0.24%) Middleware
4 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.12%) HTML
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 131 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.19%) User Experience
3 34 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.42%) Life Science
5 11 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.18%) FMCG
7 8 (0.94%) EPoS
8 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.59%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.59%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.59%) VLE
10 4 (0.47%) CMDB
10 4 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.47%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.35%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.35%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.48%) Windows
2 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 7 (0.83%) Linux
3 7 (0.83%) Windows 10
3 7 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.71%) Unix
5 2 (0.24%) AIX
6 1 (0.12%) Android
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (35.14%) Business Analysis
2 288 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (13.33%) User Stories
5 90 (10.61%) Project Management
6 77 (9.08%) Scrum
7 70 (8.25%) Use Case
8 67 (7.90%) Data Modelling
9 62 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (6.84%) Migration
11 56 (6.60%) Waterfall
12 55 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
13 47 (5.54%) Business Process Modelling
14 46 (5.42%) Workflow
15 44 (5.19%) Analytics
15 44 (5.19%) E-Commerce
15 44 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
16 43 (5.07%) ITIL
16 43 (5.07%) UML
16 43 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.54%) SQL
2 7 (0.83%) VBA
3 5 (0.59%) C
4 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.24%) Java
7 1 (0.12%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 60 (7.08%) Degree
2 45 (5.31%) ISEB
3 39 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.42%) IIBA
6 7 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.71%) PMP
8 4 (0.47%) CBAP
8 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.12%) ACCA
11 1 (0.12%) APMP
11 1 (0.12%) CIMA
11 1 (0.12%) CITP
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.37%) GDPR
2 15 (1.77%) QA
3 12 (1.42%) PMO
4 11 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.83%) SLA
6 6 (0.71%) GxP
7 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.12%) Graylog
3 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.12%) logstash
3 1 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 42 (4.95%) Oracle
2 40 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.89%) SAP
4 22 (2.59%) Tableau
5 16 (1.89%) Google
5 16 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.77%) Capita
7 12 (1.42%) Adobe
7 12 (1.42%) Workday
8 10 (1.18%) IBM
9 9 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.94%) Cisco
10 8 (0.94%) Dell
10 8 (0.94%) EMC
11 7 (0.83%) Pega
12 6 (0.71%) Splunk
13 5 (0.59%) Casewise
13 5 (0.59%) Imperva
13 5 (0.59%) Kronos
13 5 (0.59%) OpenText