Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 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 West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 41 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 298 259 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.93% 4.70% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 4.94% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 185 196
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £500 £500 £502
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - £28.50
10th Percentile £39.50 - £27.75
90th Percentile £55.33 - £29.25
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,738 5,248 5,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.28% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,529 3,272 3,547
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 243 329
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.37%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 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
Bristol -12 82 £405 +0.93% 9
Wiltshire +15 74 £425 -3.41% 4
Somerset +5 43 £415 +18.57% 2
Gloucestershire -3 35 £438 +18.64% 8
Devon +9 34 £348 -7.33% 1
Dorset -2 11 £370 +4.96% 4
Cornwall -13 7 £438 +94.44%
Avon - 1 £550 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 120 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.21%) Business Analysis
3 67 (22.48%) Finance
3 67 (22.48%) User Stories
4 63 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (13.76%) Migration
9 37 (12.42%) Scrum
10 33 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (11.07%) Waterfall
11 32 (10.74%) Manufacturing
12 28 (9.40%) Security Cleared
13 27 (9.06%) People Management
14 26 (8.72%) Dimensional Modelling
15 25 (8.39%) Data Analysis
15 25 (8.39%) SC Cleared
15 25 (8.39%) Data Mining
16 24 (8.05%) Acceptance Criteria
17 23 (7.72%) GAP Analysis
17 23 (7.72%) Visualisation
18 22 (7.38%) Automotive
18 22 (7.38%) Data Science
19 21 (7.05%) Requirements Management
20 17 (5.70%) Banking
21 16 (5.37%) Validation
21 16 (5.37%) SQL
22 15 (5.03%) Retail
22 15 (5.03%) Information Security

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (2.01%) Confluence
2 5 (1.68%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (1.01%) SAS
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) LAN
1 4 (1.34%) WAN
2 3 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.34%) Broadband
4 1 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (8.39%) Data Mining
3 9 (3.02%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.68%) Power BI
5 4 (1.34%) Big Data
5 4 (1.34%) QlikView
5 4 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.34%) DataStage
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.36%) JIRA
2 5 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (22.48%) Finance
2 32 (10.74%) Manufacturing
3 22 (7.38%) Automotive
4 17 (5.70%) Banking
5 15 (5.03%) Retail
6 9 (3.02%) Law
6 9 (3.02%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Billing
8 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
9 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.35%) REST
2 5 (1.68%) Kafka
2 5 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (1.68%) SOAP
3 2 (0.67%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.36%) User Experience
3 9 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.67%) Fintech
7 2 (0.67%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.34%) Derivative
8 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.34%) iPad
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) PMI
8 1 (0.34%) Robotics
8 1 (0.34%) SCADA
8 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.01%) Windows
2 5 (1.68%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.21%) Business Analysis
3 67 (22.48%) User Stories
4 63 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (13.76%) Migration
8 37 (12.42%) Scrum
9 33 (11.07%) Waterfall
10 27 (9.06%) People Management
11 26 (8.72%) Dimensional Modelling
12 25 (8.39%) Data Analysis
13 24 (8.05%) Acceptance Criteria
14 23 (7.72%) GAP Analysis
14 23 (7.72%) Visualisation
15 22 (7.38%) Data Science
16 21 (7.05%) Requirements Management
17 16 (5.37%) Validation
18 15 (5.03%) Information Security
18 15 (5.03%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.37%) SQL
2 5 (1.68%) Perl
2 5 (1.68%) Python
3 3 (1.01%) VBA
4 2 (0.67%) C
5 1 (0.34%) COBOL
5 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.70%) Degree
4 12 (4.03%) ISEB
5 8 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.68%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.01%) PMP
8 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) IIBA
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.03%) GDPR
2 12 (4.03%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) IFRS
4 2 (0.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) PSD2
5 1 (0.34%) SEPA
5 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.68%) Ansible
1 5 (1.68%) Nagios
1 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (4.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.69%) Oracle
3 8 (2.68%) SAP
4 6 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.01%) Teradata
6 2 (0.67%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.34%) Cadence
7 1 (0.34%) Cognos
7 1 (0.34%) hybris
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Intel
7 1 (0.34%) JDA
7 1 (0.34%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.34%) Misys
7 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.34%) Tableau
7 1 (0.34%) Unisys