Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 63 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3,241 3,222 3,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 3.35% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 4.00% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,276 2,334 2,745
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £589 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 33
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.45% +2.29%
10th Percentile £20.75 £17.05 £13.74
90th Percentile £70.00 £47.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year +16.89% -35.59% +35.30%

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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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
England -4 2,892 £450 +2.86% 544
UK excluding London +3 1,661 £420 +5.00% 338
London -7 1,538 £500 +5.26% 248
South East +3 474 £425 +6.25% 72
North of England +5 313 £420 +5.00% 101
Scotland +18 252 £388 +10.71% 34
Midlands -18 245 £424 +6.09% 57
East of England +14 184 £438 +15.13% 30
North West -3 151 £420 +8.39% 56
Yorkshire +8 139 £408 +1.88% 38
South West -20 128 £394 -1.56% 36
West Midlands -14 126 £413 +3.13% 40
East Midlands -14 105 £438 +9.38% 17
Wales -4 60 £425 +13.33% 6
North East +16 25 £455 +12.35% 7
Northern Ireland -22 6 £475 +59.66% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 1,131 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,119 (34.53%) Finance
3 769 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 546 (16.85%) Project Management
5 519 (16.01%) Banking
6 502 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
7 392 (12.10%) SQL
8 376 (11.60%) User Stories
9 352 (10.86%) Scrum
10 309 (9.53%) Microsoft
11 298 (9.19%) Change Management
12 293 (9.04%) Waterfall
13 289 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 286 (8.82%) Data Analysis
15 263 (8.11%) Use Case
16 229 (7.07%) Degree
17 228 (7.03%) MS Visio
18 224 (6.91%) Migration
19 206 (6.36%) Data Modelling
20 204 (6.29%) SDLC
20 204 (6.29%) GDPR
21 203 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
21 203 (6.26%) Oracle
22 201 (6.20%) Retail
23 190 (5.86%) CRM
24 186 (5.74%) JIRA
25 183 (5.65%) PRINCE2
26 182 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
26 182 (5.62%) ISEB
27 169 (5.21%) GAP Analysis

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 91 (2.81%) Confluence
2 89 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.08%) CMS
4 31 (0.96%) SAS
5 25 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (0.46%) JBoss
8 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.22%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.093%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.093%) JCAPS
Applications
1 228 (7.03%) MS Visio
2 182 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 169 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 69 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
5 61 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 87 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.83%) Temenos T24
3 18 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 11 (0.34%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.31%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.28%) SAP MM
9 8 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.22%) Summit
11 6 (0.19%) Maximo
11 6 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.64%) Office 365
2 32 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
3 31 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (0.83%) SaaS
5 18 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
6 12 (0.37%) Lucidchart
7 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.19%) Trello
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.093%) Algolia
12 3 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.093%) IaaS
12 3 (0.093%) PaaS
12 3 (0.093%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.093%) Slack
12 3 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.062%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.02%) Internet
1 33 (1.02%) SMS
2 13 (0.40%) Skype
3 10 (0.31%) Firewall
3 10 (0.31%) Intranet
4 9 (0.28%) Wireless
5 8 (0.25%) Network Security
5 8 (0.25%) VPN
6 6 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.15%) HTTP
7 5 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.15%) WAN
8 4 (0.12%) Broadband
9 3 (0.093%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.093%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.093%) IPsec
9 3 (0.093%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.093%) MPLS
9 3 (0.093%) SSL
9 3 (0.093%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (2.13%) Big Data
4 57 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 47 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (0.93%) QlikView
8 29 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (0.89%) Power BI
9 27 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 27 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 23 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.43%) DB2
14 13 (0.40%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.34%) OLAP
16 10 (0.31%) Essbase
16 10 (0.31%) MS Access
16 10 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 186 (5.74%) JIRA
2 27 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 22 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.56%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (0.52%) Axure RP
6 14 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.37%) Selenium
7 12 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.28%) JUnit
9 8 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.25%) NUnit
9 8 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 6 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.19%) Maven
11 6 (0.19%) MSTest
General
1 1,119 (34.53%) Finance
2 519 (16.01%) Banking
3 201 (6.20%) Retail
4 152 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 135 (4.17%) Front Office
6 101 (3.12%) Marketing
7 99 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 84 (2.59%) Legal
8 84 (2.59%) Retail Banking
9 71 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 70 (2.16%) Back Office
11 52 (1.60%) Law
12 37 (1.14%) Financial Institution
13 34 (1.05%) Advertising
14 31 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (0.93%) Publishing
16 22 (0.68%) Electronics
17 18 (0.56%) French Language
18 14 (0.43%) Billing
18 14 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2,429 (74.95%) Analyst
2 2,193 (67.66%) Business Analyst
3 200 (6.17%) Developer
4 199 (6.14%) Project Manager
5 176 (5.43%) Agile Business Analyst
6 171 (5.28%) Senior Analyst
7 167 (5.15%) Digital Business Analyst
8 164 (5.06%) Digital Analyst
9 163 (5.03%) Senior Business Analyst
10 141 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
11 133 (4.10%) Consultant
12 128 (3.95%) Banking Analyst
13 127 (3.92%) IT Business Analyst
14 126 (3.89%) IT Analyst
15 123 (3.80%) Financial Analyst
16 122 (3.76%) Business IT Analyst
17 118 (3.64%) Data Analyst
18 113 (3.49%) Finance Business Analyst
19 109 (3.36%) Architect
20 106 (3.27%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (2.84%) .NET
2 64 (1.97%) Web Services
3 63 (1.94%) HTML
4 49 (1.51%) XML
5 40 (1.23%) AngularJS
5 40 (1.23%) CSS
6 36 (1.11%) HTML5
7 34 (1.05%) RESTful
8 33 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 32 (0.99%) SOAP
10 27 (0.83%) JSON
10 27 (0.83%) Spring
11 26 (0.80%) CSS3
12 24 (0.74%) REST
13 23 (0.71%) .NET Framework
13 23 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (0.68%) Node.js
15 21 (0.65%) J2EE
16 20 (0.62%) jQuery
17 19 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 502 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (4.60%) User Experience
3 129 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 93 (2.87%) Fixed Income
5 80 (2.47%) Derivative
6 69 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (1.73%) Equities
8 54 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 54 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 37 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 34 (1.05%) NHS
11 33 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 32 (0.99%) Computer Science
13 31 (0.96%) Credit Risk
14 29 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
15 24 (0.74%) PMI
16 21 (0.65%) Fintech
17 20 (0.62%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.62%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 61 (1.88%) Unix
2 55 (1.70%) Windows
3 23 (0.71%) Linux
4 14 (0.43%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.31%) Solaris
5 10 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.22%) HPUX
7 6 (0.19%) Android
7 6 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.062%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.031%) AIX
10 1 (0.031%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,131 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 546 (16.85%) Project Management
4 376 (11.60%) User Stories
5 352 (10.86%) Scrum
6 298 (9.19%) Change Management
7 293 (9.04%) Waterfall
8 289 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 286 (8.82%) Data Analysis
10 263 (8.11%) Use Case
11 224 (6.91%) Migration
12 206 (6.36%) Data Modelling
13 204 (6.29%) SDLC
14 203 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
15 190 (5.86%) CRM
16 183 (5.65%) PRINCE2
17 169 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
18 168 (5.18%) Analytics
19 167 (5.15%) Acceptance Criteria
20 149 (4.60%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 392 (12.10%) SQL
2 120 (3.70%) Java
3 77 (2.38%) C#
4 73 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 44 (1.36%) C
6 40 (1.23%) VBA
7 39 (1.20%) Python
8 26 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 21 (0.65%) R
11 18 (0.56%) TypeScript
12 10 (0.31%) PHP
13 9 (0.28%) C++
14 7 (0.22%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.22%) VB
15 6 (0.19%) ABAP
16 5 (0.15%) Perl
16 5 (0.15%) Scala
17 4 (0.12%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.12%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 229 (7.07%) Degree
2 182 (5.62%) ISEB
3 147 (4.54%) Security Cleared
4 92 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 49 (1.51%) PMI Certification
6 45 (1.39%) IIBA
7 36 (1.11%) PMP
8 35 (1.08%) CBAP
9 28 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 26 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
12 16 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.43%) CISSP
14 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (0.40%) CISM
15 13 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.34%) APMP
16 11 (0.34%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (6.29%) GDPR
2 137 (4.23%) QA
3 95 (2.93%) MiFID
4 56 (1.73%) PMO
5 53 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 45 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 41 (1.27%) EMIR
8 38 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.59%) SLA
10 17 (0.52%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.25%) PSD2
13 7 (0.22%) Basel III
13 7 (0.22%) COBIT
13 7 (0.22%) GxP
13 7 (0.22%) IFRS
14 6 (0.19%) COREP
14 6 (0.19%) FATCA
14 6 (0.19%) FINREP
System Software
1 27 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.12%) XenApp
2 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.062%) IAG
3 2 (0.062%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (0.28%) SCCM
2 7 (0.22%) Ansible
3 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.19%) SCOM
3 6 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.062%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.062%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.062%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.031%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.031%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.031%) Control-M
5 1 (0.031%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.031%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.031%) Puppet
Vendors
1 309 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 203 (6.26%) Oracle
3 122 (3.76%) SAP
4 77 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (1.54%) Tableau
6 47 (1.45%) ServiceNow
7 38 (1.17%) IBM
8 32 (0.99%) Bloomberg
9 31 (0.96%) Charles River
10 25 (0.77%) Temenos
11 22 (0.68%) Google
11 22 (0.68%) HP
12 19 (0.59%) Sitecore
12 19 (0.59%) Workday
13 18 (0.56%) hybris
14 17 (0.52%) Cognos
15 16 (0.49%) Citrix
16 15 (0.46%) Adobe
17 13 (0.40%) Informatica
17 13 (0.40%) MicroStrategy