Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 64 52
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3293 3533 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.37% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 4.02% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2343 2537 2956
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
90th Percentile £615 £600 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 36
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £34.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +14.17% -4.76%
10th Percentile £18.38 £16.50 £18.73
90th Percentile £66.25 £47.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £34.25 £32.83
% change year-on-year -6.57% +4.34% +4.21%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 -8 2993 £450 +2.27% 228
London -12 1626 £500 +5.26% 99
UK excluding London +3 1618 £400 - 147
South East -8 463 £425 +3.03% 35
North of England +3 327 £400 - 45
Midlands -1 265 £400 -2.44% 23
Scotland +10 210 £375 +7.14% 14
North West +6 173 £415 +7.10% 21
East of England -16 168 £425 +14.86% 9
Yorkshire +4 136 £400 - 21
West Midlands -8 136 £388 -3.13% 18
South West -9 133 £381 -4.75% 17
East Midlands -6 117 £418 -1.76% 5
Wales +1 51 £400 - 4
North East +34 19 £385 -14.44% 3
Northern Ireland -42 3 £488 +80.56%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1184 (35.96%) Finance
2 1092 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
3 762 (23.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 557 (16.91%) Banking
5 522 (15.85%) Project Management
6 478 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
7 425 (12.91%) SQL
8 350 (10.63%) User Stories
9 331 (10.05%) Scrum
10 305 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 297 (9.02%) Change Management
12 274 (8.32%) Data Analysis
13 273 (8.29%) Microsoft
14 266 (8.08%) Use Case
15 264 (8.02%) Waterfall
16 239 (7.26%) MS Visio
17 235 (7.14%) Degree
18 231 (7.01%) Migration
19 226 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
19 226 (6.86%) SDLC
20 224 (6.80%) Retail
21 210 (6.38%) Oracle
22 205 (6.23%) Data Modelling
23 194 (5.89%) ISEB
23 194 (5.89%) JIRA
24 191 (5.80%) CRM
25 185 (5.62%) PRINCE2
26 183 (5.56%) GDPR
27 181 (5.50%) Analytics
28 179 (5.44%) Investment Banking

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 (2.67%) Confluence
2 87 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.52%) CMS
4 25 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (0.49%) SAS
7 14 (0.43%) JBoss
8 13 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 12 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.30%) Documentum
12 9 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.24%) DNN
13 8 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.15%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.15%) Smallworld
Applications
1 239 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 172 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 146 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 72 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 69 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.091%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 75 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.85%) Temenos T24
3 21 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 19 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.52%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.46%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (0.39%) Maximo
9 10 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.18%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.67%) Office 365
2 39 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (0.91%) SaaS
4 21 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.36%) Lucidchart
7 11 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
8 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.21%) PaaS
9 7 (0.21%) Yammer
10 6 (0.18%) GitHub
10 6 (0.18%) IaaS
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.12%) Trello
13 3 (0.091%) Algolia
13 3 (0.091%) Dialogflow
13 3 (0.091%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.91%) SMS
2 28 (0.85%) Internet
3 13 (0.39%) Intranet
4 8 (0.24%) Firewall
4 8 (0.24%) HTTP
5 7 (0.21%) WAN
5 7 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.18%) Broadband
6 6 (0.18%) Skype
7 5 (0.15%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.15%) Wireless
8 4 (0.12%) MVNO
9 3 (0.091%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.091%) NAS
9 3 (0.091%) Network Security
9 3 (0.091%) SAN
9 3 (0.091%) VoIP
10 2 (0.061%) Extranet
10 2 (0.061%) LAN
10 2 (0.061%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (2.19%) Big Data
4 58 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 56 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (1.00%) QlikView
9 31 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 24 (0.73%) Blockchain
11 19 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.49%) DB2
13 16 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.39%) MS Access
15 13 (0.39%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.33%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (5.89%) JIRA
2 31 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 17 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.43%) Axure RP
9 12 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.36%) MSTest
9 12 (0.36%) Selenium
10 11 (0.33%) JUnit
10 11 (0.33%) NUnit
11 9 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.27%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.27%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.24%) gulp
13 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.21%) ERwin
13 7 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 1184 (35.96%) Finance
2 557 (16.91%) Banking
3 224 (6.80%) Retail
4 179 (5.44%) Investment Banking
5 153 (4.65%) Front Office
6 113 (3.43%) Marketing
7 112 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 88 (2.67%) Legal
8 88 (2.67%) Retail Banking
9 82 (2.49%) Manufacturing
10 75 (2.28%) Back Office
11 48 (1.46%) Law
12 40 (1.21%) Financial Institution
13 35 (1.06%) Advertising
14 29 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.79%) Billing
15 26 (0.79%) Electronics
15 26 (0.79%) Publishing
16 15 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
17 14 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2487 (75.52%) Analyst
2 2252 (68.39%) Business Analyst
3 207 (6.29%) Project Manager
4 200 (6.07%) Developer
5 181 (5.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 162 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
7 159 (4.83%) Banking Analyst
7 159 (4.83%) Digital Analyst
8 157 (4.77%) Senior Analyst
9 144 (4.37%) Data Business Analyst
9 144 (4.37%) Senior Business Analyst
10 140 (4.25%) IT Business Analyst
11 138 (4.19%) IT Analyst
12 136 (4.13%) Business IT Analyst
13 125 (3.80%) Financial Analyst
14 113 (3.43%) Banking Business Analyst
15 111 (3.37%) Data Analyst
16 109 (3.31%) Finance Business Analyst
17 108 (3.28%) Consultant
18 107 (3.25%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (2.76%) .NET
2 65 (1.97%) HTML
3 53 (1.61%) Web Services
4 52 (1.58%) XML
5 50 (1.52%) CSS
6 31 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 31 (0.94%) CSS3
6 31 (0.94%) HTML5
7 30 (0.91%) RESTful
7 30 (0.91%) SOAP
8 27 (0.82%) AngularJS
8 27 (0.82%) jQuery
9 25 (0.76%) Spring
10 24 (0.73%) JSON
11 22 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 21 (0.64%) J2EE
13 20 (0.61%) Middleware
13 20 (0.61%) REST
14 19 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (0.52%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 478 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (4.49%) User Experience
3 127 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 124 (3.77%) Derivative
5 123 (3.74%) Fixed Income
6 85 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (2.13%) Equities
8 64 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
9 55 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 43 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 33 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 31 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
14 29 (0.88%) Computer Science
15 25 (0.76%) Credit Risk
15 25 (0.76%) NHS
16 24 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
16 24 (0.73%) Fintech
16 24 (0.73%) Reference Data
17 21 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 71 (2.16%) Windows
2 69 (2.10%) Unix
3 31 (0.94%) Linux
4 10 (0.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.27%) Solaris
6 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.18%) Android
7 6 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.18%) HPUX
8 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.091%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.030%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.030%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.030%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1092 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 762 (23.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 522 (15.85%) Project Management
4 350 (10.63%) User Stories
5 331 (10.05%) Scrum
6 305 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 297 (9.02%) Change Management
8 274 (8.32%) Data Analysis
9 266 (8.08%) Use Case
10 264 (8.02%) Waterfall
11 231 (7.01%) Migration
12 226 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
12 226 (6.86%) SDLC
13 205 (6.23%) Data Modelling
14 191 (5.80%) CRM
15 185 (5.62%) PRINCE2
16 181 (5.50%) Analytics
17 175 (5.31%) GAP Analysis
18 155 (4.71%) Asset Management
19 153 (4.65%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 425 (12.91%) SQL
2 106 (3.22%) Java
3 70 (2.13%) C#
3 70 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 38 (1.15%) Python
5 34 (1.03%) C
6 31 (0.94%) R
7 30 (0.91%) VBA
8 29 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 27 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.39%) PHP
11 12 (0.36%) Scala
12 9 (0.27%) C++
13 8 (0.24%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.18%) Perl
14 6 (0.18%) VB
15 5 (0.15%) ABAP
15 5 (0.15%) RPG
16 3 (0.091%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.091%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 235 (7.14%) Degree
2 194 (5.89%) ISEB
3 144 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.46%) IIBA
6 40 (1.21%) PMP
7 38 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 32 (0.97%) CBAP
9 29 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.43%) CISM
13 14 (0.43%) CISSP
13 14 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.36%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (5.56%) GDPR
2 145 (4.40%) QA
3 143 (4.34%) MiFID
4 72 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 59 (1.79%) EMIR
6 53 (1.61%) PMO
7 47 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 29 (0.88%) SLA
10 25 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
11 17 (0.52%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.30%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.27%) PSD2
14 8 (0.24%) FATCA
14 8 (0.24%) GxP
15 7 (0.21%) COBIT
16 6 (0.18%) COREP
16 6 (0.18%) FINREP
16 6 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
17 5 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.091%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (0.091%) XenApp
3 3 (0.091%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.061%) IAG
4 2 (0.061%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.030%) Docker
5 1 (0.030%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.33%) SCCM
3 9 (0.27%) SCOM
4 5 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.091%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.091%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.061%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.030%) Control-M
7 1 (0.030%) Kibana
7 1 (0.030%) logstash
7 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 273 (8.29%) Microsoft
2 210 (6.38%) Oracle
3 127 (3.86%) SAP
4 83 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (1.64%) ServiceNow
5 54 (1.64%) Tableau
6 43 (1.31%) IBM
7 41 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 28 (0.85%) Charles River
9 25 (0.76%) Google
9 25 (0.76%) HP
10 24 (0.73%) Temenos
11 20 (0.61%) Informatica
12 19 (0.58%) Adobe
12 19 (0.58%) Workday
13 17 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 16 (0.49%) hybris
15 15 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (0.39%) Progress
17 12 (0.36%) Cognos