The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 38 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 146 131 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.33% 4.37% 6.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 4.58% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 160
Median daily rate £388 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £288 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.11% +21.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6431 6439
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 434 790
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £44.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 39 £375 +4.16% 22
Wiltshire +13 33 £450 +5.88% 2
Devon -1 27 £388 +13.13% 2
Gloucestershire +17 21 £350 -12.50% 4
Somerset -7 7 £325 - 2
Dorset -1 6 £353 -9.03% 4
Cornwall - 6 £173 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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.

1 123 (43.16%) Finance
2 105 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 94 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (27.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (11.23%) ISEB
7 31 (10.88%) Project Management
8 28 (9.82%) PRINCE2
8 28 (9.82%) Security Cleared
9 27 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (9.47%) Scrum
9 27 (9.47%) User Stories
10 24 (8.42%) Process Improvement
11 23 (8.07%) Workflow
11 23 (8.07%) SAP
12 22 (7.72%) Use Case
12 22 (7.72%) Microsoft
13 21 (7.37%) MS Visio
13 21 (7.37%) Banking
14 20 (7.02%) Retail
14 20 (7.02%) SDLC
15 18 (6.32%) UML
15 18 (6.32%) Requirements Management
16 17 (5.96%) SC Cleared
16 17 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (4.91%) RIA
17 14 (4.91%) QA
17 14 (4.91%) SQL
18 13 (4.56%) Marketing
18 13 (4.56%) Waterfall

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 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) Apache
2 1 (0.35%) CMS
2 1 (0.35%) Confluence
2 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.35%) IIS
2 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (7.37%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.75%) SAP PM
3 4 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.05%) Maximo
5 2 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.35%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Office 365
2 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) LDAP
2 3 (1.05%) Intranet
2 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) DSL
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.40%) Big Data
2 4 (1.40%) Spatial Data
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.70%) GIS
4 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.70%) Power BI
4 2 (0.70%) QlikView
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.35%) OLAP
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.11%) JIRA
2 4 (1.40%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.70%) TestRail
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
4 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 123 (43.16%) Finance
2 21 (7.37%) Banking
3 20 (7.02%) Retail
4 13 (4.56%) Marketing
5 11 (3.86%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.16%) Retail Banking
6 9 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.46%) Back Office
8 5 (1.75%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.40%) Electronics
10 3 (1.05%) Advertising
10 3 (1.05%) Billing
10 3 (1.05%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.05%) .NET
2 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.70%) Spring
2 2 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.91%) RIA
3 8 (2.81%) PMI
4 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.70%) Linked Data
6 2 (0.70%) NHS
7 1 (0.35%) CCTV
7 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.35%) Social Media
7 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.16%) Windows
2 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 94 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (27.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (10.88%) Project Management
5 28 (9.82%) PRINCE2
6 27 (9.47%) Scrum
6 27 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (9.47%) User Stories
7 24 (8.42%) Process Improvement
8 23 (8.07%) Workflow
9 22 (7.72%) Use Case
10 20 (7.02%) SDLC
11 18 (6.32%) Requirements Management
11 18 (6.32%) UML
12 17 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (4.56%) Waterfall
14 12 (4.21%) Data Analysis
14 12 (4.21%) Data Modelling
14 12 (4.21%) Migration
15 11 (3.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.91%) SQL
2 4 (1.40%) C
3 3 (1.05%) Java
4 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (11.23%) ISEB
2 28 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.21%) IIBA
5 8 (2.81%) APMG
5 8 (2.81%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.40%) Degree
7 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.35%) ACCA
10 1 (0.35%) CBAP
10 1 (0.35%) CIMA
10 1 (0.35%) CITP
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) QA
2 4 (1.40%) GDPR
3 3 (1.05%) MiFID
4 2 (0.70%) PMO
4 2 (0.70%) SEPA
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) FINREP
5 1 (0.35%) IFRS
5 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Kibana
1 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (8.07%) SAP
2 22 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.21%) Oracle
4 6 (2.11%) IBM
5 4 (1.40%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.40%) IBM Sterling
5 4 (1.40%) Pegasus
5 4 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.05%) Anaplan
7 2 (0.70%) Workday
8 1 (0.35%) ATG
8 1 (0.35%) Capita
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos
8 1 (0.35%) Google
8 1 (0.35%) Northgate
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) Samsung
8 1 (0.35%) Teradata
8 1 (0.35%) VMware
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