Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 43 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 728 740 1,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.43% 4.58% 6.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.69% 4.84% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 548 702
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £538 £538 £503
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £33.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +22.37% +3.30%
10th Percentile £30.95 £24.80 £20.75
90th Percentile £54.78 £38.30 £60.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +9.67%

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 15,537 15,284 15,981
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.68% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,303 9,046 9,576
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +4.58%
10th Percentile £255 £243 £230
90th Percentile £576 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 634 783
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +5 277 £438 +6.06% 38
Surrey -6 183 £475 - 10
Hampshire +8 175 £425 +6.25% 10
Berkshire 0 141 £444 +4.41% 17
Buckinghamshire -7 72 £413 +3.13% 13
Oxfordshire +28 63 £450 +5.88% 8
West Sussex -23 44 £413 +4.43% 8
Kent -6 26 £438 -12.50% 3
East Sussex -23 11 £475 +5.56% 6
Middlesex +3 8 £500 +5.26%
Sussex +4 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 15 October 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.

1 253 (34.75%) Business Analysis
2 239 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (28.30%) Finance
4 166 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 109 (14.97%) Project Management
6 108 (14.84%) User Stories
7 88 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
8 71 (9.75%) Scrum
9 63 (8.65%) Workflow
9 63 (8.65%) Degree
10 62 (8.52%) Use Case
11 58 (7.97%) MS Visio
11 58 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (7.83%) Data Modelling
13 56 (7.69%) Migration
14 52 (7.14%) Microsoft
15 51 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (6.59%) Business Process Modelling
16 48 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 47 (6.46%) Retail
17 47 (6.46%) Data Analysis
18 44 (6.04%) Waterfall
19 41 (5.63%) User Experience
20 39 (5.36%) ISEB
21 37 (5.08%) Change Management
21 37 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 36 (4.95%) JIRA
22 36 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
22 36 (4.95%) PRINCE2
23 35 (4.81%) SAP

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 22 (3.02%) Confluence
2 12 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.55%) CMS
3 4 (0.55%) SAS
4 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.27%) Documentum
5 2 (0.27%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (7.97%) MS Visio
2 29 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.65%) PlanetPress Connect
2 9 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.69%) Maximo
3 5 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.55%) Exstream
4 4 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.27%) Primavera
5 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.27%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.27%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.06%) IBM Blueworks
2 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.65%) Office 365
3 5 (0.69%) SaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.96%) Skype
2 6 (0.82%) Intranet
2 6 (0.82%) MVNO
2 6 (0.82%) SMS
3 5 (0.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.27%) Broadband
4 2 (0.27%) Extranet
4 2 (0.27%) Firewall
4 2 (0.27%) Network Security
4 2 (0.27%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) WebEx
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.65%) EDMS
3 9 (1.24%) Big Data
4 7 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.55%) Power BI
6 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.27%) Essbase
7 2 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.27%) Semantic Layer
8 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Impala
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (4.95%) JIRA
2 10 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 206 (28.30%) Finance
2 47 (6.46%) Retail
3 30 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.43%) Billing
5 20 (2.75%) Marketing
6 18 (2.47%) Legal
6 18 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.51%) Banking
9 9 (1.24%) Automotive
9 9 (1.24%) Publishing
10 7 (0.96%) Back Office
11 6 (0.82%) Advertising
11 6 (0.82%) French Language
12 4 (0.55%) German Language
12 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Electronics
13 3 (0.41%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Front Office
14 2 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.24%) Web Services
2 8 (1.10%) Gherkin
3 7 (0.96%) Middleware
4 3 (0.41%) HTML
4 3 (0.41%) XML
5 2 (0.27%) .NET
5 2 (0.27%) CSS
5 2 (0.27%) IDoc
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.14%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.63%) User Experience
3 27 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.92%) Life Science
7 9 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.24%) FMCG
7 9 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.24%) PKI
8 7 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 7 (0.96%) EPoS
8 7 (0.96%) PMI
9 6 (0.82%) CMDB
9 6 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.69%) VLE
11 4 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.41%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.75%) Windows
2 8 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.55%) Linux
4 3 (0.41%) Unix
5 1 (0.14%) Android
5 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (34.75%) Business Analysis
2 239 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (14.97%) Project Management
5 108 (14.84%) User Stories
6 71 (9.75%) Scrum
7 63 (8.65%) Workflow
8 62 (8.52%) Use Case
9 58 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (7.83%) Data Modelling
11 56 (7.69%) Migration
12 51 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (6.59%) Business Process Modelling
13 48 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 47 (6.46%) Data Analysis
15 44 (6.04%) Waterfall
16 37 (5.08%) Change Management
16 37 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 36 (4.95%) PRINCE2
17 36 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.12%) SQL
2 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.14%) C
3 1 (0.14%) C#
3 1 (0.14%) Lingo
3 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (8.65%) Degree
2 39 (5.36%) ISEB
3 22 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.65%) CBAP
5 11 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.69%) IIBA
9 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.41%) APMP
10 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) ACCA
11 2 (0.27%) CIMA
11 2 (0.27%) PMP
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.14%) MBA
12 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.16%) GDPR
2 21 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.75%) PMO
4 12 (1.65%) SLA
5 9 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.96%) QA
8 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.55%) GxP
10 3 (0.41%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.27%) IFRS
11 2 (0.27%) MiFID
12 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
2 3 (0.41%) SCOM
2 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.81%) SAP
3 25 (3.43%) Oracle
4 21 (2.88%) IBM
5 18 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.65%) Xerox
7 11 (1.51%) OpenText
8 10 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.96%) Imperva
9 7 (0.96%) Workday
10 6 (0.82%) Remedy
10 6 (0.82%) Tableau
11 5 (0.69%) BMC
12 4 (0.55%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.41%) Adobe
13 3 (0.41%) Casewise
13 3 (0.41%) JDA
13 3 (0.41%) Trillium
13 3 (0.41%) VMware
14 2 (0.27%) Google