Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 41 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 298 252 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.45% 4.60% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 4.80% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 187
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £303 £294
90th Percentile £492 £502 £497
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - £33.75
10th Percentile £39.50 - £28.68
90th Percentile £55.33 - £39.83
England median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.43% -6.94% -14.72%

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 5,221 5,251 5,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.82% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,192 3,267 3,600
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £219 £227
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 269 333
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.82 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.05 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 August 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 August 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 +8 91 £425 +13.33% 15
Wiltshire +3 66 £425 -5.56% 3
Somerset +28 44 £415 +21.17% 4
Devon +4 38 £349 -17.94% 4
Gloucestershire -16 22 £400 +11.89% 3
Dorset +1 16 £413 +17.02% 2
Cornwall -9 7 £438 +118.75%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 136 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.88%) Business Analysis
3 75 (25.17%) Finance
4 65 (21.81%) User Stories
5 63 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (14.77%) Waterfall
8 42 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (13.42%) Migration
10 31 (10.40%) Scrum
11 29 (9.73%) Manufacturing
12 24 (8.05%) Acceptance Criteria
13 23 (7.72%) Security Cleared
14 22 (7.38%) Data Analysis
14 22 (7.38%) People Management
15 21 (7.05%) Automotive
15 21 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (6.71%) GAP Analysis
16 20 (6.71%) Retail
16 20 (6.71%) SC Cleared
16 20 (6.71%) Requirements Management
16 20 (6.71%) Visualisation
17 19 (6.38%) JIRA
17 19 (6.38%) Degree
17 19 (6.38%) Dimensional Modelling
17 19 (6.38%) Data Mining
17 19 (6.38%) PRINCE2
17 19 (6.38%) GDPR
18 18 (6.04%) SQL

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 7 (2.35%) Confluence
2 4 (1.34%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (1.01%) SAS
4 2 (0.67%) CMS
4 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.01%) FinancialForce
2 3 (1.01%) Office 365
3 2 (0.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) Internet
1 3 (1.01%) SMS
2 2 (0.67%) Broadband
2 2 (0.67%) LAN
2 2 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (6.38%) Data Mining
3 10 (3.36%) Power BI
3 10 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.01%) Big Data
5 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) EDMS
6 3 (1.01%) QlikView
7 2 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.34%) ArangoDB
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (6.38%) JIRA
2 4 (1.34%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.34%) Maven
3 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (25.17%) Finance
2 29 (9.73%) Manufacturing
3 21 (7.05%) Automotive
4 20 (6.71%) Retail
5 12 (4.03%) Law
6 11 (3.69%) Banking
7 9 (3.02%) Legal
8 7 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.34%) Billing
9 4 (1.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.68%) REST
2 4 (1.34%) Kafka
2 4 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.34%) SOAP
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) RESTful
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.01%) User Experience
4 5 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.67%) FMCG
5 2 (0.67%) Robotics
5 2 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.34%) Derivative
6 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.34%) Fintech
6 1 (0.34%) iPad
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.34%) NHS
6 1 (0.34%) PMI
6 1 (0.34%) SCADA
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
1 136 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.88%) Business Analysis
3 65 (21.81%) User Stories
4 63 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (14.77%) Waterfall
7 42 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (13.42%) Migration
9 31 (10.40%) Scrum
10 24 (8.05%) Acceptance Criteria
11 22 (7.38%) Data Analysis
11 22 (7.38%) People Management
12 20 (6.71%) GAP Analysis
12 20 (6.71%) Requirements Management
12 20 (6.71%) Visualisation
13 19 (6.38%) Dimensional Modelling
13 19 (6.38%) PRINCE2
14 18 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (5.37%) Data Science
16 15 (5.03%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.04%) SQL
2 4 (1.34%) C
2 4 (1.34%) Perl
2 4 (1.34%) Python
3 1 (0.34%) COBOL
3 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.34%) R
3 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.38%) Degree
4 12 (4.03%) ISEB
5 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.34%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.67%) PMP
8 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.34%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) CITP
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) IIBA
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.38%) GDPR
2 11 (3.69%) QA
3 4 (1.34%) SLA
4 3 (1.01%) IFRS
5 2 (0.67%) PSD2
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
6 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) Ansible
1 4 (1.34%) Nagios
1 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.02%) SAP
3 7 (2.35%) Oracle
4 5 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.68%) Tableau
5 3 (1.01%) Teradata
6 2 (0.67%) hybris
6 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.34%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.34%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.34%) JDA
7 1 (0.34%) Unisys