The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 18 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.90% 5.96% 8.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.38% 6.37% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 33
Median daily rate £394 £383 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -27.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £353 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 267 402
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 93.68% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 185 280
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 20
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Southampton

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Southampton

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Southampton

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Southampton

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Southampton region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (35.14%) Business Analysis
2 8 (21.62%) User Stories
3 7 (18.92%) Office 365
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 7 (18.92%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.51%) C
5 5 (13.51%) Windows
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 5 (13.51%) EDRMS
5 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) IaaS
6 4 (10.81%) PaaS
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) ISEB
6 4 (10.81%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) Solvency II
7 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) JIRA

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP cProjects
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) IaaS
2 4 (10.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Business Analysis
2 8 (21.62%) User Stories
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Service Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Records Management
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.41%) Information Management
7 2 (5.41%) ITSM
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) AAT
4 1 (2.70%) ACCA
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Solvency II
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) VMware
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow