Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 60 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3163 3781 4232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 3.49% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 4.18% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2242 2716 3014
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £304
90th Percentile £613 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year - +5.12% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 42
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £31.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +3.75% -0.56%
10th Percentile £24.91 £23.95 £18.78
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.83 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.45 £32.83
% change year-on-year +5.55% -1.14% +4.79%

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 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 -9 2905 £450 +5.88% 315
UK excluding London -13 1579 £400 - 206
London -8 1530 £500 +5.26% 138
South East -16 474 £425 +6.25% 48
North of England +6 363 £400 +6.67% 53
Midlands -14 251 £375 -9.09% 34
North West -2 192 £400 +6.67% 26
Scotland +3 166 £363 -0.68% 25
Yorkshire +21 155 £400 +6.67% 22
South West -5 146 £379 -5.31% 24
West Midlands 0 138 £366 -8.44% 25
East of England -43 130 £425 +6.25% 18
East Midlands -10 102 £425 - 9
Wales +5 47 £375 - 3
North East +17 17 £385 -14.44% 5
Channel Islands +2 3 - -
Northern Ireland -52 2 £375 +38.89% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1104 (34.90%) Finance
2 955 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 711 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 572 (18.08%) Banking
5 542 (17.14%) Project Management
6 472 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
7 439 (13.88%) SQL
8 289 (9.14%) Change Management
9 282 (8.92%) Microsoft
9 282 (8.92%) User Stories
10 273 (8.63%) Retail
11 265 (8.38%) Scrum
12 264 (8.35%) Use Case
13 262 (8.28%) Data Analysis
14 244 (7.71%) Waterfall
15 242 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 241 (7.62%) Degree
17 237 (7.49%) Migration
18 233 (7.37%) SDLC
19 218 (6.89%) Oracle
19 218 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
20 209 (6.61%) MS Visio
20 209 (6.61%) Data Modelling
21 205 (6.48%) CRM
22 195 (6.17%) Investment Banking
23 193 (6.10%) PRINCE2
23 193 (6.10%) Analytics
24 186 (5.88%) ISEB
25 168 (5.31%) ITIL
26 166 (5.25%) Workflow

Business Analysis
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 88 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.40%) Confluence
3 33 (1.04%) CMS
4 21 (0.66%) SAS
5 18 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.44%) Documentum
7 14 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.35%) DNN
9 11 (0.35%) JBoss
10 10 (0.32%) Apache
11 8 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.22%) Smallworld
12 7 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.19%) JCAPS
14 4 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (6.61%) MS Visio
2 154 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 140 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
4 81 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
5 76 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.095%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.063%) SPSS
8 2 (0.063%) Stata
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.032%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 78 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 17 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 15 (0.47%) Maximo
8 13 (0.41%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.28%) iTrent
10 9 (0.28%) Temenos T24
11 8 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
11 8 (0.25%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.25%) Sonata
11 8 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
12 7 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.90%) Office 365
2 50 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.89%) SaaS
4 15 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (0.38%) PaaS
6 10 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
7 9 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.25%) GitHub
8 8 (0.25%) IaaS
9 7 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.22%) Yammer
10 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.13%) BPaaS
11 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.095%) Force.com
12 3 (0.095%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.095%) Trello
13 2 (0.063%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.063%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.54%) Intranet
2 13 (0.41%) Internet
3 11 (0.35%) HTTP
3 11 (0.35%) SMS
4 9 (0.28%) Skype
5 7 (0.22%) Firewall
5 7 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.22%) Wireless
6 5 (0.16%) Broadband
6 5 (0.16%) Extranet
6 5 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.16%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.16%) WAN
7 4 (0.13%) LDAP
7 4 (0.13%) MVNO
8 3 (0.095%) LAN
8 3 (0.095%) NAS
8 3 (0.095%) SAN
8 3 (0.095%) VoIP
8 3 (0.095%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 64 (2.02%) Big Data
5 59 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 35 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (1.07%) Hadoop
9 30 (0.95%) QlikView
10 27 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 25 (0.79%) Data Mining
11 25 (0.79%) DB2
12 20 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.51%) Blockchain
13 16 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.51%) SAP BW
14 14 (0.44%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.41%) Power BI
16 11 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (4.58%) JIRA
2 32 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.41%) MSTest
7 11 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.32%) NUnit
9 9 (0.28%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.25%) JUnit
10 8 (0.25%) Subversion
11 7 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (0.22%) gulp
11 7 (0.22%) Maven
11 7 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 7 (0.22%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.19%) Selenium
12 6 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1104 (34.90%) Finance
2 572 (18.08%) Banking
3 273 (8.63%) Retail
4 195 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 163 (5.15%) Front Office
6 148 (4.68%) Marketing
7 106 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 96 (3.04%) Legal
9 89 (2.81%) Manufacturing
10 70 (2.21%) Back Office
11 49 (1.55%) Law
12 45 (1.42%) Financial Institution
13 40 (1.26%) Advertising
14 34 (1.07%) Retail Banking
15 31 (0.98%) Billing
15 31 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 27 (0.85%) Electronics
17 26 (0.82%) Private Banking
18 23 (0.73%) Publishing
19 22 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2323 (73.44%) Analyst
2 2071 (65.48%) Business Analyst
3 236 (7.46%) Project Manager
4 183 (5.79%) Developer
5 163 (5.15%) Banking Analyst
6 158 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 153 (4.84%) IT Analyst
8 152 (4.81%) Business IT Analyst
9 149 (4.71%) Senior Business Analyst
10 147 (4.65%) IT Business Analyst
11 140 (4.43%) Data Business Analyst
12 136 (4.30%) Agile Business Analyst
13 126 (3.98%) Architect
13 126 (3.98%) Banking Business Analyst
14 122 (3.86%) Consultant
14 122 (3.86%) Digital Analyst
15 121 (3.83%) Digital Business Analyst
15 121 (3.83%) Project Analyst
16 113 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
17 102 (3.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (3.22%) .NET
2 86 (2.72%) HTML
3 77 (2.43%) XML
4 62 (1.96%) CSS
5 60 (1.90%) Web Services
6 41 (1.30%) HTML5
7 40 (1.26%) AngularJS
8 39 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 31 (0.98%) CSS3
10 30 (0.95%) .NET Framework
10 30 (0.95%) jQuery
10 30 (0.95%) SOAP
11 26 (0.82%) JSON
12 25 (0.79%) Middleware
13 23 (0.73%) REST
14 22 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (0.57%) Spring
17 17 (0.54%) Node.js
17 17 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 472 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 123 (3.89%) Derivative
4 109 (3.45%) User Experience
5 103 (3.26%) Fixed Income
6 86 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 69 (2.18%) Equities
8 55 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 54 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (1.17%) Reference Data
11 33 (1.04%) Market Risk
12 30 (0.95%) Computer Science
13 29 (0.92%) Credit Risk
13 29 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.89%) Fintech
14 28 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
14 28 (0.89%) PMI
15 23 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 22 (0.70%) NHS
17 19 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 62 (1.96%) Windows
2 51 (1.61%) Unix
3 34 (1.07%) Linux
4 6 (0.19%) Solaris
4 6 (0.19%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
5 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.13%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.095%) Android
8 2 (0.063%) HPUX
8 2 (0.063%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.032%) AIX
9 1 (0.032%) CentOS
9 1 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 711 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 542 (17.14%) Project Management
4 289 (9.14%) Change Management
5 282 (8.92%) User Stories
6 265 (8.38%) Scrum
7 264 (8.35%) Use Case
8 262 (8.28%) Data Analysis
9 244 (7.71%) Waterfall
10 242 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 237 (7.49%) Migration
12 233 (7.37%) SDLC
13 218 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
14 209 (6.61%) Data Modelling
15 205 (6.48%) CRM
16 193 (6.10%) Analytics
16 193 (6.10%) PRINCE2
17 168 (5.31%) ITIL
18 166 (5.25%) Workflow
19 160 (5.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (13.88%) SQL
2 97 (3.07%) Java
3 84 (2.66%) C#
3 84 (2.66%) JavaScript
4 44 (1.39%) Python
5 39 (1.23%) C
6 32 (1.01%) R
7 27 (0.85%) VBA
8 26 (0.82%) PL/SQL
8 26 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.57%) C++
10 17 (0.54%) Scala
11 9 (0.28%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.25%) Perl
13 6 (0.19%) PHP
13 6 (0.19%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.16%) ABAP
14 5 (0.16%) Ruby
14 5 (0.16%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 241 (7.62%) Degree
2 186 (5.88%) ISEB
3 141 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 90 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.58%) IIBA
6 40 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 32 (1.01%) CBAP
7 32 (1.01%) PMP
8 31 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.44%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.41%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.38%) CISSP
16 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 9 (0.28%) APMP
18 9 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (5.18%) MiFID
2 138 (4.36%) QA
3 90 (2.85%) GDPR
4 82 (2.59%) Data Quality
5 57 (1.80%) EMIR
6 48 (1.52%) PMO
7 33 (1.04%) SLA
8 29 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 28 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
10 25 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.38%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.35%) Basel III
12 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
13 10 (0.32%) GxP
13 10 (0.32%) IFRS
13 10 (0.32%) SEPA
14 9 (0.28%) FATCA
15 8 (0.25%) IFRS 9
16 7 (0.22%) HL7
17 5 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.13%) Docker
5 3 (0.095%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.063%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.063%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.063%) Xen
6 2 (0.063%) XenApp
6 2 (0.063%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.032%) Firmware
7 1 (0.032%) HDFS
7 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.28%) SCCM
2 9 (0.28%) SCOM
3 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.095%) Oracle EDQ
3 3 (0.095%) Puppet
4 2 (0.063%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.063%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.063%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.063%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.032%) Control-M
5 1 (0.032%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.032%) logstash
5 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.032%) OpenView
5 1 (0.032%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.032%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.032%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 282 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 218 (6.89%) Oracle
3 158 (5.00%) SAP
4 74 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (1.58%) IBM
6 49 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 46 (1.45%) Tableau
8 30 (0.95%) HP
9 28 (0.89%) Bloomberg
10 24 (0.76%) Workday
11 23 (0.73%) Cognos
12 21 (0.66%) Pega
13 19 (0.60%) Adobe
14 17 (0.54%) hybris
15 16 (0.51%) Informatica
16 14 (0.44%) JD Edwards
16 14 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
17 13 (0.41%) Cisco
17 13 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
17 13 (0.41%) Murex