Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 48 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 555 736 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.81% 4.48% 4.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 4.73% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 528 519
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +10.45% +22.37%
10th Percentile £18.04 £30.95 £19.10
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.78 £38.25
England median hourly rate £44.45 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.47% -4.00% +4.17%

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 13,709 15,570 15,305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.70% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,158 9,321 8,999
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 678 627
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.87 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +2 238 £425 -2.86% 16
Berkshire +1 149 £425 -1.73% 9
Surrey +3 116 £455 -4.21% 2
Hampshire -37 110 £425 - 7
Buckinghamshire +15 77 £413 -2.94% 5
East Sussex +31 48 £430 -11.79%
West Sussex -6 24 £443 +7.27% 2
Oxfordshire -11 12 £413 -8.84% 2
Kent -13 10 £550 +46.67% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 191 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (34.23%) Business Analysis
3 122 (21.98%) Finance
4 107 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (13.51%) Scrum
7 70 (12.61%) User Stories
8 63 (11.35%) Analytics
9 59 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (10.09%) Microsoft
11 55 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (9.91%) Workshop Facilitation
12 48 (8.65%) Use Case
13 47 (8.47%) SAP
13 47 (8.47%) Telecoms
14 42 (7.57%) SDLC
15 41 (7.39%) Project Management
16 38 (6.85%) Waterfall
17 37 (6.67%) Azure
17 37 (6.67%) SQL
17 37 (6.67%) Data Analysis
18 36 (6.49%) Business Process Mapping
19 35 (6.31%) Security Cleared
19 35 (6.31%) ERP
19 35 (6.31%) Acceptance Criteria
20 34 (6.13%) CRM
21 33 (5.95%) Retail
21 33 (5.95%) JIRA
22 32 (5.77%) Oracle

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 23 (4.14%) Confluence
2 21 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.88%) CMS
4 3 (0.54%) Documentum
4 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.18%) CICS
5 1 (0.18%) Drupal
5 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (4.86%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.36%) Windchill
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
1 9 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.72%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.72%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.54%) HFM
6 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.54%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.54%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.54%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.36%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.36%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.67%) Azure
2 20 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (2.70%) Google Analytics
3 15 (2.70%) Power Platform
4 13 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.98%) Office 365
6 5 (0.90%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) GCP
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.18%) npm
9 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.72%) Internet
1 4 (0.72%) LAN
1 4 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (0.72%) WAN
2 3 (0.54%) FTP
2 3 (0.54%) VoIP
3 2 (0.36%) RFID
3 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.36%) Wireless
4 1 (0.18%) MVNO
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.70%) Power BI
3 11 (1.98%) Big Data
4 10 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.26%) Essbase
6 7 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server
9 4 (0.72%) QlikView
10 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.54%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.36%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.18%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 33 (5.95%) JIRA
2 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Grunt
4 1 (0.18%) gulp
4 1 (0.18%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (21.98%) Finance
2 47 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.95%) Retail
4 32 (5.77%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.05%) Banking
6 17 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.06%) Marketing
7 9 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.44%) Automotive
9 7 (1.26%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.26%) Legal
10 6 (1.08%) Advertising
10 6 (1.08%) Electronics
10 6 (1.08%) French Language
11 5 (0.90%) Local Government
12 4 (0.72%) Billing
12 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.90%) REST
1 5 (0.90%) XML
2 4 (0.72%) .NET
3 3 (0.54%) Web Services
3 3 (0.54%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.36%) HTML
4 2 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.18%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) EDI
5 1 (0.18%) Node.js
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.18%) React
5 1 (0.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 107 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (1.98%) User Experience
6 10 (1.80%) Life Science
7 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.72%) NHS
7 4 (0.72%) PMI
7 4 (0.72%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.54%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.54%) FMCG
8 3 (0.54%) Frameworx
8 3 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.36%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.36%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.36%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.36%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 2 (0.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.98%) Windows
2 4 (0.72%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.54%) Linux
3 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.18%) Unix
4 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (34.23%) Business Analysis
3 93 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (13.51%) Scrum
5 70 (12.61%) User Stories
6 63 (11.35%) Analytics
7 59 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 55 (9.91%) Workshop Facilitation
9 48 (8.65%) Use Case
10 42 (7.57%) SDLC
11 41 (7.39%) Project Management
12 38 (6.85%) Waterfall
13 37 (6.67%) Data Analysis
14 36 (6.49%) Business Process Mapping
15 35 (6.31%) Acceptance Criteria
15 35 (6.31%) ERP
16 34 (6.13%) CRM
17 31 (5.59%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.67%) SQL
2 10 (1.80%) Java
3 6 (1.08%) VBA
4 5 (0.90%) C#
5 4 (0.72%) Python
6 3 (0.54%) C
6 3 (0.54%) R
7 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.18%) COBOL
8 1 (0.18%) JCL
8 1 (0.18%) Perl
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.86%) ISEB
2 27 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.50%) Degree
4 12 (2.16%) IIBA
5 7 (1.26%) CBAP
5 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.72%) CCNA
7 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.54%) ACCA
8 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.54%) CIMA
8 3 (0.54%) HND
8 3 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.54%) MBA
9 2 (0.36%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.60%) QA
2 14 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.98%) GDPR
4 8 (1.44%) PMO
5 3 (0.54%) GxP
6 2 (0.36%) GMP
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.47%) SAP
3 32 (5.77%) Oracle
4 27 (4.86%) Tableau
5 22 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.24%) Google
7 5 (0.90%) Cisco
7 5 (0.90%) Informatica
7 5 (0.90%) Remedy
8 4 (0.72%) Kofax
8 4 (0.72%) Pega
8 4 (0.72%) VMware
9 3 (0.54%) BMC
9 3 (0.54%) Planview
9 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.36%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.36%) JDA
10 2 (0.36%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.36%) TIBCO