Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Agile Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 431 490
Rank change year-on-year -28 +59 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Business Analyst 493 546 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 415 343
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £340 £320
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £43.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +38.89% -
10th Percentile £24.43 £17.00 £30.15
90th Percentile £43.08 £52.25 £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £43.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +38.89% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Agile Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Agile Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Business Analyst in the UK

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Business Analyst in the UK

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Business Analyst in the UK

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Business Analyst in the UK

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Business Analyst in the UK

Agile Business Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -46 430 £430 +1.18% 38
UK excluding London +5 270 £413 - 21
London -38 220 £450 - 20
North of England +49 82 £400 - 5
South East +1 58 £500 +9.17% 4
Yorkshire +35 53 £400 -4.76% 3
Midlands -11 41 £450 +5.26% 6
Scotland +13 38 £400 +4.92% 3
East Midlands -11 24 £450 +7.46% 5
Wales +27 21 £400 -4.19%
North West -11 21 £400 +3.23% 2
East of England -9 18 £285 -40.63%
West Midlands -5 15 £400 -8.83% 1
South West +8 13 £400 - 3
North East +57 8 £368 -3.92%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Agile Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Agile 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 featuring Agile Business Analyst in the job title.

1 493 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (48.28%) User Stories
3 222 (45.03%) Scrum
4 190 (38.54%) Business Analysis
5 118 (23.94%) Finance
6 116 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 109 (22.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 98 (19.88%) JIRA
9 90 (18.26%) User Experience
10 83 (16.84%) Kanban
11 80 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (11.97%) BDD
13 57 (11.56%) SDLC
14 51 (10.34%) Use Case
15 48 (9.74%) Waterfall
16 46 (9.33%) Confluence
17 41 (8.32%) Project Management
17 41 (8.32%) E-Commerce
18 35 (7.10%) Analytics
19 34 (6.90%) Retail
20 33 (6.69%) Banking
20 33 (6.69%) CMS
20 33 (6.69%) Wireframes
21 32 (6.49%) UML
21 32 (6.49%) MS Visio
21 32 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
22 28 (5.68%) TDD
23 27 (5.48%) Data Analysis
24 26 (5.27%) Marketing
24 26 (5.27%) Collaborative Working

Agile Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 46 (9.33%) Confluence
2 33 (6.69%) CMS
3 14 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.42%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.83%) Google Analytics
1 9 (1.83%) Trello
2 7 (1.42%) Lucidchart
2 7 (1.42%) Slack
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.61%) NAS
1 3 (0.61%) SAN
1 3 (0.61%) WAN
2 2 (0.41%) Intranet
2 2 (0.41%) SMS
3 1 (0.20%) DNS
3 1 (0.20%) DSL
3 1 (0.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.62%) Big Data
2 6 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.41%) MySQL
4 2 (0.41%) QlikView
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) Ingres
5 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.20%) OLAP
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (19.88%) JIRA
2 14 (2.84%) Axure RP
3 13 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 11 (2.23%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (23.94%) Finance
2 34 (6.90%) Retail
3 33 (6.69%) Banking
4 26 (5.27%) Marketing
5 19 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.43%) Publishing
7 7 (1.42%) Back Office
7 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.22%) Front Office
8 6 (1.22%) Legal
9 5 (1.01%) Electronics
9 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Advertising
10 4 (0.81%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Games
11 3 (0.61%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.07%) Web Services
2 13 (2.64%) Gherkin
3 11 (2.23%) .NET
4 8 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.62%) XML
5 4 (0.81%) PRADO
6 3 (0.61%) Middleware
6 3 (0.61%) XSLT
7 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.20%) FpML
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) HTML5
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) REST
7 1 (0.20%) RESTful
7 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 90 (18.26%) User Experience
2 80 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.62%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.42%) Fintech
7 6 (1.22%) NHS
8 5 (1.01%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.01%) Social Media
9 4 (0.81%) Derivative
9 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
9 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.61%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.41%) FMCG
11 2 (0.41%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.01%) Windows
2 2 (0.41%) Android
2 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (48.28%) User Stories
3 222 (45.03%) Scrum
4 190 (38.54%) Business Analysis
5 116 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 109 (22.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 83 (16.84%) Kanban
8 59 (11.97%) BDD
9 57 (11.56%) SDLC
10 51 (10.34%) Use Case
11 48 (9.74%) Waterfall
12 41 (8.32%) E-Commerce
12 41 (8.32%) Project Management
13 35 (7.10%) Analytics
14 33 (6.69%) Wireframes
15 32 (6.49%) UML
15 32 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (5.68%) TDD
17 27 (5.48%) Data Analysis
18 26 (5.27%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.85%) SQL
2 9 (1.83%) C#
3 5 (1.01%) Java
4 4 (0.81%) C
4 4 (0.81%) R
5 1 (0.20%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (5.07%) Degree
2 23 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.26%) ISEB
4 20 (4.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.22%) IIBA
7 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.41%) CBAP
10 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) AAT
11 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PMP
11 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.65%) QA
2 6 (1.22%) GDPR
3 4 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.61%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (1.01%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (4.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.04%) Sitecore
3 11 (2.23%) Oracle
4 9 (1.83%) Adobe
4 9 (1.83%) Google
4 9 (1.83%) SAP
5 5 (1.01%) Progress
6 3 (0.61%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.61%) Lotus
6 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.41%) Cognos
7 2 (0.41%) HP
8 1 (0.20%) Cadence
8 1 (0.20%) hybris
8 1 (0.20%) IBM
8 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.20%) Pega
8 1 (0.20%) Sage
8 1 (0.20%) Siebel
8 1 (0.20%) Temenos