Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 251 291 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.77% 5.45% 5.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 5.73% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 229 315
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £302
90th Percentile £475 £525 £513
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South West median hourly rate - - £20.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.77% -9.72%

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 4,998 5,080 5,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.13% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,134 3,302 3,979
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 367 354
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -13.39% +58.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £46.94
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -3 94 £390 +4.00% 26
Wiltshire -10 38 £400 -5.88% 6
Somerset +2 27 £369 -26.25% 6
Gloucestershire 0 23 £390 -2.50% 8
Devon 0 21 £345 +3.37% 2
Dorset -5 15 £368 -2.00% 4
Cornwall - 7 £300 - 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 84 (33.47%) Business Analysis
2 79 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (31.08%) Finance
4 64 (25.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (12.75%) User Stories
6 27 (10.76%) Banking
7 22 (8.76%) CRM
7 22 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (8.37%) SAP
8 21 (8.37%) Manufacturing
9 20 (7.97%) GAP Analysis
9 20 (7.97%) Use Case
9 20 (7.97%) Security Cleared
10 19 (7.57%) Microsoft
11 18 (7.17%) Project Management
12 17 (6.77%) ISEB
12 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
13 16 (6.37%) Scrum
13 16 (6.37%) Process Improvement
14 15 (5.98%) Waterfall
14 15 (5.98%) GDPR
15 14 (5.58%) MS Visio
15 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (5.58%) Requirements Management
16 13 (5.18%) JIRA
16 13 (5.18%) Data Analysis
16 13 (5.18%) Validation
16 13 (5.18%) Migration
17 12 (4.78%) Confluence
18 11 (4.38%) SDLC

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 12 (4.78%) Confluence
2 3 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.58%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Maximo
3 1 (0.40%) BASE24
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) Broadband
1 1 (0.40%) NAS
1 1 (0.40%) SAN
1 1 (0.40%) SMS
1 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.99%) Geospatial Data
1 5 (1.99%) Spatial Data
2 4 (1.59%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.59%) SAP HANA
2 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) LSMW
2 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
General
1 78 (31.08%) Finance
2 27 (10.76%) Banking
3 21 (8.37%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.38%) Law
4 11 (4.38%) Marketing
4 11 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.98%) Retail
5 10 (3.98%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.19%) Automotive
6 8 (3.19%) Electronics
7 5 (1.99%) Billing
8 3 (1.20%) Military
9 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.20%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.59%) User Experience
3 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.59%) Linked Data
4 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.40%) FMCG
7 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.40%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.40%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.40%) Windows
1 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.47%) Business Analysis
2 79 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (12.75%) User Stories
5 22 (8.76%) CRM
5 22 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (7.97%) GAP Analysis
6 20 (7.97%) Use Case
7 18 (7.17%) Project Management
8 16 (6.37%) Process Improvement
8 16 (6.37%) Scrum
9 15 (5.98%) Waterfall
10 14 (5.58%) Requirements Management
11 13 (5.18%) Data Analysis
11 13 (5.18%) Migration
11 13 (5.18%) Validation
12 11 (4.38%) SDLC
12 11 (4.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (3.98%) ERP
14 9 (3.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.19%) C
2 3 (1.20%) SQL
3 2 (0.80%) VBA
4 1 (0.40%) R
4 1 (0.40%) VB
4 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.77%) ISEB
3 10 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.39%) Degree
6 4 (1.59%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.98%) GDPR
2 11 (4.38%) QA
3 9 (3.59%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.99%) PMO
5 3 (1.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 21 (8.37%) SAP
2 19 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle
4 3 (1.20%) CyberArk
4 3 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.80%) Capita
5 2 (0.80%) Google
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe
6 1 (0.40%) FNZ
6 1 (0.40%) IBM
6 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft