Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 299 290 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.98% 5.55% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 5.81% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 209 226
South West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £300
90th Percentile £488 £502 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South West median hourly rate - - £28.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £41.63
% change year-on-year +38.46% -21.92% -4.16%

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 4,749 4,995 5,646
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.60% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,845 3,143 3,661
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £238
90th Percentile £550 £538 £548
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 280 323
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.97% +2.67% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.25 £49.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.99
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.46% +14.24%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +15 108 £409 +9.00% 15
Wiltshire -13 48 £431 -1.43% 2
Somerset +33 40 £415 +15.28%
Devon 0 33 £363 -3.33% 1
Gloucestershire -12 28 £420 +5.00% 1
Dorset -2 17 £413 +8.20% 2
Cornwall -7 1 £300 +73.91%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 130 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (33.44%) Business Analysis
3 85 (28.43%) Finance
4 73 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (17.39%) User Stories
6 40 (13.38%) Migration
7 35 (11.71%) Waterfall
8 33 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (10.03%) GDPR
9 30 (10.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (8.03%) Manufacturing
11 24 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (7.36%) Scrum
12 22 (7.36%) PRINCE2
13 21 (7.02%) Requirements Management
13 21 (7.02%) JIRA
14 20 (6.69%) Banking
15 19 (6.35%) Degree
15 19 (6.35%) QA
16 16 (5.35%) SDLC
16 16 (5.35%) Analytics
16 16 (5.35%) Business Process Mapping
16 16 (5.35%) Retail
17 15 (5.02%) Automotive
17 15 (5.02%) Coaching
18 14 (4.68%) People Management
18 14 (4.68%) Law
18 14 (4.68%) Validation
18 14 (4.68%) GAP Analysis

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 3 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (0.33%) SAS
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) MoSes
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.34%) FinancialForce
3 4 (1.34%) Office 365
4 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.67%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.67%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) LAN
1 2 (0.67%) WAN
2 1 (0.33%) Broadband
2 1 (0.33%) NAS
2 1 (0.33%) SAN
2 1 (0.33%) SMS
2 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.34%) Power BI
3 5 (1.67%) EDMS
4 4 (1.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.00%) Big Data
5 3 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.67%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.33%) ArangoDB
7 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (7.02%) JIRA
2 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) LSMW
4 1 (0.33%) Maven
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (28.43%) Finance
2 24 (8.03%) Manufacturing
3 20 (6.69%) Banking
4 16 (5.35%) Retail
5 15 (5.02%) Automotive
6 14 (4.68%) Law
7 9 (3.01%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.34%) Marketing
9 4 (1.34%) Electronics
9 4 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Back Office
10 2 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.67%) Legal
10 2 (0.67%) Military
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.33%) CSS
2 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.33%) HTML
2 1 (0.33%) Kafka
2 1 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.33%) REST
2 1 (0.33%) SOAP
2 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.34%) User Experience
4 3 (1.00%) FMCG
4 3 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Robotics
6 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.33%) NHS
6 1 (0.33%) PMI
6 1 (0.33%) SCADA
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.00%) Windows
2 2 (0.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (33.44%) Business Analysis
3 73 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (17.39%) User Stories
5 40 (13.38%) Migration
6 35 (11.71%) Waterfall
7 33 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (10.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (7.36%) PRINCE2
10 22 (7.36%) Scrum
11 21 (7.02%) Requirements Management
12 16 (5.35%) Analytics
12 16 (5.35%) Business Process Mapping
12 16 (5.35%) SDLC
13 15 (5.02%) Coaching
14 14 (4.68%) Data Mapping
14 14 (4.68%) GAP Analysis
14 14 (4.68%) People Management
14 14 (4.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.68%) SQL
2 4 (1.34%) C
3 3 (1.00%) C#
4 2 (0.67%) VBA
5 1 (0.33%) COBOL
5 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.33%) Perl
5 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.33%) Python
5 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.35%) Degree
2 12 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.34%) ISEB
4 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) PMP
7 2 (0.67%) IIBA
7 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CBAP
8 1 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) CITP
8 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.03%) GDPR
2 19 (6.35%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) PSD2
4 2 (0.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) IFRS
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.33%) Ansible
2 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (4.68%) SAP
2 11 (3.68%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.01%) Oracle
5 4 (1.34%) Tableau
6 2 (0.67%) Capita
6 2 (0.67%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.67%) hybris
6 2 (0.67%) OneTrust
6 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.67%) Teradata
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe
7 1 (0.33%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.33%) FNZ
7 1 (0.33%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.33%) JDA
7 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.33%) Unisys