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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 58 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1525 1811 1965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.38% 3.38% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 4.08% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1309 1366
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +2.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 19
Median hourly rate £43.48 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.47% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.45 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.48 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +12.22%  

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1412 £450 +5.88% 299
London -12 658 £475 +5.55% 138
South East +13 287 £425 +6.25% 44
City of London -15 116 £500 -2.43% 44
East of England +3 90 £423 -0.58% 12
Surrey +57 83 £450 - 11
Yorkshire +3 81 £385 +2.66% 15
North West +6 77 £425 +13.33% 22
Scotland +3 73 £400 +8.10% 11
East Midlands +9 70 £375 -6.25% 13
West Midlands -17 68 £390 -5.45% 30
South West -25 62 £400 - 19
West Yorkshire +7 55 £385 +2.66% 9
Edinburgh +16 51 £400 +6.66% 8
West Sussex +23 49 £436 +12.38% 1
Berkshire +23 48 £449 +5.58% 8
Hampshire +13 48 £388 -8.82% 6
Leeds +11 38 £385 +6.94% 7
Buckinghamshire -16 33 £413 +0.60% 7
Cheshire +12 25 £444 +10.93% 5
Bedfordshire +10 23 £430 -4.44% 3
Wiltshire +6 23 £456 +13.87% 1
Milton Keynes -24 23 £425 +1.79% 3
Derbyshire +5 22 £220 -43.58% 3
Manchester -9 22 £388 +3.33% 13
Northamptonshire +3 21 £425 +6.25% 2
Coventry +13 20 £445 +4.70% 4
Gatwick +8 20 £468 +16.87%
Lancashire +36 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +1 18 £363 -6.45% 3

Business Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1044 (33.67%) Finance
2 903 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 527 (16.99%) Project Management
5 451 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
6 446 (14.38%) Banking
7 412 (13.29%) SQL
8 283 (9.13%) Microsoft
9 282 (9.09%) SDLC
10 275 (8.87%) Change Management
11 270 (8.71%) Data Analysis
12 268 (8.64%) Degree
13 267 (8.61%) Use Case
14 261 (8.42%) Scrum
15 246 (7.93%) Oracle
16 240 (7.74%) Retail
17 222 (7.16%) PRINCE2
18 221 (7.13%) CRM
19 220 (7.09%) User Stories
20 218 (7.03%) Waterfall
21 213 (6.87%) MS Excel
21 213 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
22 210 (6.77%) ISEB
23 198 (6.39%) Data Modelling
23 198 (6.39%) Migration
24 197 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
25 180 (5.80%) Security Cleared
26 179 (5.77%) ITIL
27 172 (5.55%) Process Improvement
28 158 (5.10%) 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
1 122 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.87%) Confluence
3 36 (1.16%) CMS
4 27 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 19 (0.61%) SAS
6 19 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.29%) Documentum
10 8 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.23%) JCAPS
12 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.16%) Apache
13 5 (0.16%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 213 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 150 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 118 (3.81%) MS Office
4 66 (2.13%) MS Project
5 65 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.064%) Stata
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 96 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.74%) Sonata
5 21 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (0.42%) Markit EDM
7 13 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
9 11 (0.35%) SAP HCM
10 9 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.29%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.29%) SAP FI
10 9 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.26%) Tercero
12 7 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.32%) Office 365
2 41 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.03%) SaaS
4 14 (0.45%) PaaS
5 13 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
6 12 (0.39%) Yammer
7 11 (0.35%) IaaS
8 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.23%) Force.com
9 7 (0.23%) GitHub
10 6 (0.19%) G Suite
10 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.13%) Trello
13 3 (0.097%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.064%) Slack
15 1 (0.032%) FinancialForce.com
15 1 (0.032%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.97%) Internet
2 21 (0.68%) Intranet
3 15 (0.48%) LDAP
4 11 (0.35%) HTTP
5 9 (0.29%) Skype
6 7 (0.23%) Firewall
7 6 (0.19%) DNS
7 6 (0.19%) WAN
8 5 (0.16%) Network Security
8 5 (0.16%) SSL
8 5 (0.16%) VoIP
9 4 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.13%) DHCP
9 4 (0.13%) DMZ
9 4 (0.13%) Extranet
9 4 (0.13%) LAN
9 4 (0.13%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.13%) VPN
10 3 (0.097%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.097%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 100 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 59 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.58%) Big Data
7 48 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 32 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
12 29 (0.94%) DB2
12 29 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 28 (0.90%) QlikView
14 23 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
16 20 (0.64%) Power BI
17 19 (0.61%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 119 (3.84%) JIRA
2 39 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.71%) NUnit
4 18 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.52%) MSTest
7 15 (0.48%) Selenium
8 13 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.35%) JUnit
10 10 (0.32%) Subversion
11 9 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.23%) ERwin
12 7 (0.23%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.19%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.16%) FitNesse
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.16%) Rational Rose
15 4 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1044 (33.67%) Finance
2 446 (14.38%) Banking
3 240 (7.74%) Retail
4 139 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 125 (4.03%) Marketing
6 122 (3.93%) Front Office
7 107 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 90 (2.90%) Manufacturing
9 82 (2.64%) Legal
10 58 (1.87%) Back Office
11 36 (1.16%) Publishing
12 35 (1.13%) Advertising
13 31 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
15 28 (0.90%) Retail Banking
16 25 (0.81%) Automotive
17 24 (0.77%) Billing
18 21 (0.68%) Electronics
18 21 (0.68%) Law
19 19 (0.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2146 (69.20%) Analyst
2 1888 (60.88%) Business Analyst
3 211 (6.80%) Project Manager
4 198 (6.39%) Senior Analyst
5 196 (6.32%) Consultant
6 192 (6.19%) Senior Business Analyst
7 168 (5.42%) Developer
8 148 (4.77%) Digital Analyst
9 144 (4.64%) Architect
10 140 (4.51%) Digital Business Analyst
11 127 (4.10%) Data Business Analyst
12 124 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
13 108 (3.48%) IT Analyst
14 105 (3.39%) Business IT Analyst
14 105 (3.39%) IT Business Analyst
15 102 (3.29%) Project Analyst
16 101 (3.26%) Financial Analyst
17 98 (3.16%) Finance Business Analyst
18 92 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
19 91 (2.93%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (3.81%) XML
2 117 (3.77%) Web Services
3 109 (3.51%) .NET
4 58 (1.87%) HTML
5 30 (0.97%) .NET Framework
6 29 (0.94%) CSS
6 29 (0.94%) SOAP
7 26 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 26 (0.84%) HTML5
8 25 (0.81%) ASP.NET
9 22 (0.71%) REST
10 20 (0.64%) Entity Framework
10 20 (0.64%) jQuery
11 19 (0.61%) WCF
12 18 (0.58%) Spring
13 16 (0.52%) Unity DI Container
14 15 (0.48%) JSON
15 14 (0.45%) COM
16 13 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (0.42%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 451 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.13%) Derivative
4 92 (2.97%) User Experience
5 84 (2.71%) Fixed Income
6 64 (2.06%) Equities
7 63 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 44 (1.42%) Credit Risk
9 41 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 31 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
12 27 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 27 (0.87%) Reference Data
13 26 (0.84%) Market Risk
14 24 (0.77%) Fintech
14 24 (0.77%) NHS
14 24 (0.77%) SWIFT
15 22 (0.71%) PMI
15 22 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 100 (3.22%) Windows
2 60 (1.93%) Unix
3 43 (1.39%) Linux
4 20 (0.64%) Android
5 17 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 11 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.16%) HPUX
12 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.097%) CentOS
13 3 (0.097%) MVS
14 2 (0.064%) AIX
14 2 (0.064%) Solaris
14 2 (0.064%) VMS
15 1 (0.032%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 903 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 527 (16.99%) Project Management
4 282 (9.09%) SDLC
5 275 (8.87%) Change Management
6 270 (8.71%) Data Analysis
7 267 (8.61%) Use Case
8 261 (8.42%) Scrum
9 222 (7.16%) PRINCE2
10 221 (7.13%) CRM
11 220 (7.09%) User Stories
12 218 (7.03%) Waterfall
13 213 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 198 (6.39%) Data Modelling
14 198 (6.39%) Migration
15 197 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
16 179 (5.77%) ITIL
17 172 (5.55%) Process Improvement
18 158 (5.10%) Workflow
19 156 (5.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 412 (13.29%) SQL
2 95 (3.06%) Java
3 89 (2.87%) C#
4 72 (2.32%) Python
5 59 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 58 (1.87%) C
7 27 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 26 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.74%) VBA
10 16 (0.52%) ABAP
11 15 (0.48%) Scala
12 14 (0.45%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.42%) Perl
14 10 (0.32%) C++
14 10 (0.32%) R
15 9 (0.29%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.23%) Ruby
17 6 (0.19%) COBOL
17 6 (0.19%) JCL
18 5 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 268 (8.64%) Degree
2 210 (6.77%) ISEB
3 180 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 127 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.55%) IIBA
6 43 (1.39%) CBAP
7 42 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 38 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.97%) PMP
10 29 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.58%) CISSP
13 17 (0.55%) APMP
14 16 (0.52%) CISA
15 14 (0.45%) ACCA
15 14 (0.45%) APMG
16 13 (0.42%) CIMA
17 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.35%) CITP
18 11 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (4.80%) MiFID
2 114 (3.68%) QA
3 59 (1.90%) PMO
4 57 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.23%) EMIR
6 27 (0.87%) FATCA
7 26 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
8 25 (0.81%) SLA
9 19 (0.61%) GDPR
9 19 (0.61%) IFRS
10 18 (0.58%) Solvency II
11 17 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
12 16 (0.52%) IFRS 9
13 13 (0.42%) Basel III
13 13 (0.42%) SEPA
14 12 (0.39%) COBIT
15 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
16 10 (0.32%) GxP
17 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 7 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.097%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.064%) Docker
5 2 (0.064%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.032%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.032%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 19 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.29%) SCCM
3 6 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.19%) Puppet
3 6 (0.19%) SCOM
4 5 (0.16%) Control-M
5 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.097%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.097%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.032%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.032%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.032%) MOM
6 1 (0.032%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 283 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 246 (7.93%) Oracle
3 154 (4.97%) SAP
4 60 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.35%) IBM
6 40 (1.29%) HP
7 39 (1.26%) ServiceNow
8 33 (1.06%) Tableau
9 31 (1.00%) Cognos
10 23 (0.74%) Adobe
11 22 (0.71%) Informatica
12 20 (0.64%) FNZ
12 20 (0.64%) Infor
13 19 (0.61%) Google
14 18 (0.58%) Pega
15 17 (0.55%) Avaloq
15 17 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
15 17 (0.55%) Workday
16 15 (0.48%) Hyperion
17 14 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £450 per day for a 6 month contract with view to extend
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £9999999 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day / c.£50-55,000 per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago