Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 June 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 West
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 270 306 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.51% 6.15% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.72% 6.46% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 210 219
South West median daily rate £400 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £337 £313
90th Percentile £519 £488 £502
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
South West median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +42.86% -26.74%

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 5,723 4,734 5,019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.12% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,628 2,836 3,158
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £623 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.81% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 275 281
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -25.97% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.51 £18.98
% change year-on-year +5.33% -2.46% -5.10%

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 18 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 June 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
Bristol -21 87 £413 +0.92% 9
Wiltshire -32 56 £425 -2.86% 5
Gloucestershire -13 33 £425 +1.19% 5
Devon -3 32 £353 -2.76% 3
Somerset -11 26 £403 -3.01% 2
Dorset +12 22 £322 -22.06% 6
Cornwall +5 3 £350 +16.67%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 130 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 62 (22.96%) Finance
4 52 (19.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (16.30%) Security Cleared
6 40 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 30 (11.11%) User Stories
8 29 (10.74%) Migration
9 27 (10.00%) Project Management
10 25 (9.26%) Retail
10 25 (9.26%) SC Cleared
11 24 (8.89%) JIRA
11 24 (8.89%) CRM
12 23 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (8.15%) Microsoft
13 22 (8.15%) Scrum
13 22 (8.15%) Workshop Facilitation
14 21 (7.78%) Acceptance Criteria
15 20 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (6.67%) PRINCE2
16 18 (6.67%) Workflow
16 18 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (5.93%) Requirements Analysis
17 16 (5.93%) DevOps
18 15 (5.56%) Use Case
19 14 (5.19%) Process Improvement
19 14 (5.19%) SAP
20 13 (4.81%) Change Management
20 13 (4.81%) ISEB
20 13 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel

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 10 (3.70%) Confluence
2 7 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Camunda
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Jadu
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.59%) Office 365
3 5 (1.85%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (1.48%) PowerApps
4 4 (1.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (1.11%) SaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.85%) Data Lake
1 5 (1.85%) Power BI
2 4 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.48%) Big Data
2 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.74%) MS Access
5 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (8.89%) JIRA
2 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (22.96%) Finance
2 25 (9.26%) Retail
3 13 (4.81%) Marketing
4 12 (4.44%) Banking
5 8 (2.96%) Law
6 7 (2.59%) Legal
6 7 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.85%) Billing
8 5 (1.85%) Electronics
9 4 (1.48%) Military
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Front Office
10 2 (0.74%) Local Government
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.11%) Middleware
1 3 (1.11%) Web Services
2 2 (0.74%) .NET
2 2 (0.74%) CSS
2 2 (0.74%) HTML
2 2 (0.74%) jBPM
3 1 (0.37%) Angular 2
3 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.37%) HTML5
3 1 (0.37%) Laravel
3 1 (0.37%) REST
3 1 (0.37%) SOAP
3 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.48%) User Experience
4 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.11%) FMCG
4 3 (1.11%) NHS
5 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.74%) Social Media
6 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.74%) Windows
1 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 52 (19.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (14.81%) Waterfall
5 30 (11.11%) User Stories
6 29 (10.74%) Migration
7 27 (10.00%) Project Management
8 24 (8.89%) CRM
9 22 (8.15%) Scrum
9 22 (8.15%) Workshop Facilitation
10 21 (7.78%) Acceptance Criteria
11 20 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 18 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (6.67%) Workflow
13 16 (5.93%) DevOps
13 16 (5.93%) Requirements Analysis
14 15 (5.56%) Use Case
15 14 (5.19%) Process Improvement
16 13 (4.81%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.44%) C
2 9 (3.33%) SQL
3 5 (1.85%) VBA
4 4 (1.48%) VB
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.81%) ISEB
4 12 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Degree
5 1 (0.37%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.22%) GDPR
2 5 (1.85%) PMO
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.19%) SAP
3 9 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.48%) hybris
5 3 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.11%) Cisco
6 2 (0.74%) NetIQ
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe
7 1 (0.37%) Ariba
7 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.37%) JDA
7 1 (0.37%) Mitel
7 1 (0.37%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.37%) Remedy