Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 278 245 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.26% 4.39% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 4.62% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 177 199
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £299
90th Percentile £506 £475 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - £28.50
10th Percentile £39.50 - £27.75
90th Percentile £55.33 - £29.25
England median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% -

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 6,193 5,302 5,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.07% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,960 3,339 3,483
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 255 362
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 87 £425 +10.97% 10
Wiltshire +9 75 £425 -0.58% 6
Gloucestershire -7 38 £450 +20.00% 3
Somerset -10 25 £400 +14.29% 3
Devon -10 20 £344 -8.33% 4
Dorset +2 13 £398 +10.80% 5
Cornwall -7 8 £438 +45.83%
Avon - 1 £550 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 105 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.58%) Business Analysis
3 74 (26.62%) Finance
4 67 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (21.58%) User Stories
6 56 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (19.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (14.39%) Security Cleared
10 35 (12.59%) Scrum
11 33 (11.87%) Migration
11 33 (11.87%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (11.51%) SC Cleared
13 31 (11.15%) Manufacturing
14 30 (10.79%) Waterfall
15 25 (8.99%) Dimensional Modelling
16 24 (8.63%) People Management
17 23 (8.27%) Data Mining
17 23 (8.27%) Microsoft
18 20 (7.19%) Data Analysis
18 20 (7.19%) Visualisation
18 20 (7.19%) Data Science
19 19 (6.83%) Power BI
20 18 (6.47%) Data Modelling
21 17 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
21 17 (6.12%) Workshop Facilitation
21 17 (6.12%) CRM
21 17 (6.12%) Automotive
22 16 (5.76%) DV Cleared
22 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.52%) Confluence
2 4 (1.44%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (0.72%) SAS
3 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.44%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) Internet
2 2 (0.72%) LAN
2 2 (0.72%) SMS
2 2 (0.72%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) Broadband
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.87%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (8.27%) Data Mining
3 19 (6.83%) Power BI
4 9 (3.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.80%) QlikView
6 4 (1.44%) Big Data
7 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.36%) DataStage
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.24%) JIRA
2 4 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.44%) Maven
3 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (26.62%) Finance
2 31 (11.15%) Manufacturing
3 17 (6.12%) Automotive
4 15 (5.40%) Banking
5 10 (3.60%) Legal
5 10 (3.60%) Marketing
5 10 (3.60%) Retail
6 8 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.52%) Billing
7 7 (2.52%) Electronics
8 5 (1.80%) Law
9 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.16%) REST
2 4 (1.44%) Kafka
2 4 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.44%) SOAP
3 3 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) RESTful
4 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.96%) User Experience
3 8 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.16%) AS400
4 6 (2.16%) iSeries
5 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.72%) Fintech
7 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.36%) Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.36%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.16%) Windows
1 6 (2.16%) Windows 10
2 5 (1.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.58%) Business Analysis
3 67 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (21.58%) User Stories
5 53 (19.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (12.59%) Scrum
8 33 (11.87%) Migration
9 30 (10.79%) Waterfall
10 25 (8.99%) Dimensional Modelling
11 24 (8.63%) People Management
12 20 (7.19%) Data Analysis
12 20 (7.19%) Data Science
12 20 (7.19%) Visualisation
13 18 (6.47%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (6.12%) CRM
14 17 (6.12%) Workshop Facilitation
15 15 (5.40%) GAP Analysis
16 14 (5.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.40%) SQL
2 4 (1.44%) Perl
2 4 (1.44%) Python
2 4 (1.44%) VBA
3 2 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) Java
4 1 (0.36%) R
4 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.76%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.68%) ISEB
5 10 (3.60%) Degree
6 5 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.44%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.08%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) CBAP
9 1 (0.36%) CITP
9 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.36%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) GDPR
2 3 (1.08%) IFRS
3 2 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) SEPA
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) Ansible
1 4 (1.44%) Nagios
1 4 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.96%) SAP
3 10 (3.60%) Oracle
4 8 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.44%) Tableau
6 3 (1.08%) Cognos
6 3 (1.08%) Teradata
7 1 (0.36%) Cadence
7 1 (0.36%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Intel
7 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.36%) Misys
7 1 (0.36%) Pega
7 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow