Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 35 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 308 279 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.98% 5.35% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 5.59% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 212 248
South West median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £300
90th Percentile £475 £515 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South West median hourly rate - - £20.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -19.51% -8.89%

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 4,915 4,988 5,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.63% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,998 3,231 3,757
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £242 £213 £238
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 309 350
South West median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.78% -1.33% +78.57%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.00 £12.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.95 £47.63
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +15 121 £405 +6.23% 17
Wiltshire -8 50 £425 - 2
Somerset +20 31 £401 -13.24% 2
Gloucestershire -8 29 £415 +3.75% 3
Devon -10 25 £361 +9.06% 3
Dorset 0 18 £413 +17.02% 5
Cornwall - 5 £300 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 123 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (33.77%) Business Analysis
3 100 (32.47%) Finance
4 74 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (16.88%) User Stories
6 32 (10.39%) Waterfall
7 31 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (9.42%) GDPR
8 29 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (8.77%) Migration
9 27 (8.77%) JIRA
10 24 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (7.47%) Scrum
12 22 (7.14%) Microsoft
13 21 (6.82%) CRM
13 21 (6.82%) SAP
13 21 (6.82%) Banking
13 21 (6.82%) Manufacturing
14 20 (6.49%) Security Cleared
15 19 (6.17%) Analytics
15 19 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (5.84%) Coaching
16 18 (5.84%) Test Scripting
16 18 (5.84%) Project Management
17 17 (5.52%) PRINCE2
17 17 (5.52%) Process Improvement
17 17 (5.52%) QA
18 16 (5.19%) Law
19 15 (4.87%) Retail
19 15 (4.87%) MS Visio

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 13 (4.22%) Confluence
2 4 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (4.87%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) MoSes
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.27%) FinancialForce
3 4 (1.30%) Office 365
4 3 (0.97%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) Broadband
2 1 (0.32%) NAS
2 1 (0.32%) SAN
2 1 (0.32%) WAN
2 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.27%) Power BI
3 5 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.62%) EDMS
4 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.30%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.30%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) ArangoDB
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.32%) GIS
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (8.77%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.32%) LSMW
3 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 100 (32.47%) Finance
2 21 (6.82%) Banking
2 21 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.19%) Law
4 15 (4.87%) Retail
5 14 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.90%) Marketing
7 10 (3.25%) Automotive
8 8 (2.60%) Electronics
9 5 (1.62%) Military
9 5 (1.62%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Billing
11 2 (0.65%) Back Office
11 2 (0.65%) Legal
11 2 (0.65%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.97%) .NET
1 3 (0.97%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.32%) CSS
2 1 (0.32%) HTML
2 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.92%) User Experience
3 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.97%) Linked Data
5 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Robotics
7 1 (0.32%) FMCG
7 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.32%) iPad
7 1 (0.32%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) PMI
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.97%) Windows
2 2 (0.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (33.77%) Business Analysis
3 74 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (16.88%) User Stories
5 32 (10.39%) Waterfall
6 31 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (8.77%) Migration
9 24 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (7.47%) Scrum
11 21 (6.82%) CRM
12 19 (6.17%) Analytics
13 18 (5.84%) Coaching
13 18 (5.84%) Project Management
13 18 (5.84%) Test Scripting
14 17 (5.52%) PRINCE2
14 17 (5.52%) Process Improvement
15 15 (4.87%) Use Case
16 14 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
17 13 (4.22%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.55%) SQL
2 4 (1.30%) C
3 3 (0.97%) C#
4 2 (0.65%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) R
5 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.55%) Degree
3 12 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.25%) ISEB
5 5 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) PMP
7 2 (0.65%) IIBA
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) CBAP
8 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) CITP
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.42%) GDPR
2 17 (5.52%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) PMO
4 3 (0.97%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS
6 1 (0.32%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 22 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.82%) SAP
3 10 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.27%) Oracle
5 4 (1.30%) Tableau
6 2 (0.65%) Capita
6 2 (0.65%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.65%) OneTrust
6 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.65%) Teradata
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe
7 1 (0.32%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.32%) FNZ
7 1 (0.32%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.32%) hybris
7 1 (0.32%) IBM