Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 244 247 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.35% 4.35% 5.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.57% 4.59% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 190 327
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £294
90th Percentile £488 £514 £519
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £28.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.18% -63.82%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%

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 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -12 76 £400 +6.67% 9
Wiltshire -1 36 £430 -1.71% 2
Devon -1 34 £375 +7.14%
Somerset +7 31 £350 -30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +20 30 £375 -9.64% 1
Cornwall - 15 £275 -
Dorset -16 10 £346 -7.67% 4
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 80 (32.79%) Business Analysis
2 79 (32.38%) Finance
2 79 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (11.07%) Banking
5 23 (9.43%) Requirements Management
5 23 (9.43%) Use Case
6 22 (9.02%) ISEB
6 22 (9.02%) SDLC
7 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
8 20 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (8.20%) Project Management
9 19 (7.79%) MS Visio
10 18 (7.38%) SAP
10 18 (7.38%) Scrum
10 18 (7.38%) GAP Analysis
10 18 (7.38%) User Stories
11 17 (6.97%) Microsoft
12 14 (5.74%) CRM
12 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (5.74%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (5.33%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (4.92%) Migration
14 12 (4.92%) Data Analysis
14 12 (4.92%) Test Scripting
14 12 (4.92%) JIRA
15 11 (4.51%) DV Cleared
15 11 (4.51%) Retail

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 8 (3.28%) Confluence
2 5 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) iTrent
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) BASE24
3 1 (0.41%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.64%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.41%) Broadband
2 1 (0.41%) DSL
2 1 (0.41%) Intranet
2 1 (0.41%) SMS
2 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.05%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) Big Data
4 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.82%) Power BI
4 2 (0.82%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) QlikView
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.92%) JIRA
2 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.82%) TestRail
5 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.41%) Zephyr
General
1 79 (32.38%) Finance
2 27 (11.07%) Banking
3 11 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.51%) Retail
4 9 (3.69%) Retail Banking
4 9 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.28%) Marketing
6 7 (2.87%) Billing
7 6 (2.46%) Electronics
8 5 (2.05%) Back Office
9 4 (1.64%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.82%) Law
10 2 (0.82%) Local Government
11 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Military
11 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.23%) .NET
2 2 (0.82%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.41%) Spring
3 1 (0.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.64%) User Experience
3 4 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.82%) Linked Data
4 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.82%) NHS
4 2 (0.82%) RIA
5 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.41%) iPad
5 1 (0.41%) PMI
5 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.41%) Social Media
5 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.41%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.46%) Windows
1 6 (2.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (32.79%) Business Analysis
2 79 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (9.43%) Requirements Management
4 23 (9.43%) Use Case
5 22 (9.02%) SDLC
6 20 (8.20%) Project Management
6 20 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (7.38%) GAP Analysis
7 18 (7.38%) Scrum
7 18 (7.38%) User Stories
8 14 (5.74%) Collaborative Working
8 14 (5.74%) CRM
9 13 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.33%) Waterfall
10 12 (4.92%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.92%) Migration
10 12 (4.92%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.10%) Acceptance Criteria
11 10 (4.10%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.51%) SQL
2 9 (3.69%) C
3 2 (0.82%) VB
3 2 (0.82%) VB6
4 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) ISEB
2 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.51%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.28%) Degree
6 3 (1.23%) IIBA
7 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.41%) ACCA
8 1 (0.41%) CIMA
8 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) QA
2 7 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.05%) GDPR
4 3 (1.23%) MiFID
4 3 (1.23%) PMO
5 2 (0.82%) SLA
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) FINREP
6 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.41%) Kibana
1 1 (0.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (7.38%) SAP
2 17 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.46%) Oracle
4 3 (1.23%) CyberArk
5 2 (0.82%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe
6 1 (0.41%) ATG
6 1 (0.41%) BMC
6 1 (0.41%) FNZ
6 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.41%) Remedy