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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 59 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1578 1883 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.55% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.26% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 1348 1507
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -2.50% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 25
Median hourly rate £30.75 £30.50 £38.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -21.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.38 £25.15 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.90 £48.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.25 £43.43
% change year-on-year +18.58% -34.95%  

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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 -7 1443 £450 +5.88% 403
London -4 783 £500 +5.26% 189
South East -18 233 £425 +6.25% 50
City of London +14 148 £513 +7.89% 50
North West -9 90 £375 - 25
South West +15 85 £375 -0.33% 30
Scotland +15 80 £363 - 21
West Midlands -5 69 £350 -9.67% 38
Edinburgh +6 66 £368 +2.22% 12
Surrey +32 65 £475 +8.57% 8
Yorkshire +4 61 £388 +1.63% 31
Manchester +2 53 £375 - 13
East of England -47 53 £413 +3.12% 22
Berkshire +1 51 £413 -1.78% 12
West Yorkshire 0 51 £380 -5.00% 17
East Midlands -24 46 £450 +5.88% 12
Hampshire -4 38 £414 -2.64% 11
Leeds +18 33 £388 -3.12% 14
Wales +14 30 £375 -0.33% 2
Bristol +10 30 £375 -1.96% 14
West Sussex +13 27 £378 -5.62% 3
South Wales +9 27 £375 -0.33% 2
Cardiff +16 23 £375 -7.40% 2
Cheshire +19 21 £400 -3.03% 5
Birmingham +10 21 £325 -7.14% 14
Nottinghamshire -7 17 £300 -22.07% 8
Buckinghamshire -53 16 £406 +1.56% 4
Oxfordshire -8 15 £390 +11.42% 2
Wiltshire +6 14 £425 +6.25% 3
Nottingham -5 14 £300 -23.56% 8

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1051 (33.87%) Finance
2 916 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 668 (21.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 561 (18.08%) Project Management
5 496 (15.98%) Banking
6 476 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
7 420 (13.54%) SQL
8 290 (9.35%) SDLC
9 283 (9.12%) Change Management
10 277 (8.93%) Data Analysis
11 274 (8.83%) Microsoft
12 272 (8.77%) Use Case
13 268 (8.64%) User Stories
14 267 (8.60%) Degree
15 263 (8.48%) Oracle
16 242 (7.80%) Scrum
16 242 (7.80%) Retail
17 236 (7.61%) PRINCE2
18 232 (7.48%) Waterfall
19 227 (7.32%) Migration
20 222 (7.15%) User Acceptance Testing
21 204 (6.57%) CRM
22 202 (6.51%) ITIL
22 202 (6.51%) ISEB
23 200 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
24 197 (6.35%) MS Visio
24 197 (6.35%) Data Modelling
25 177 (5.70%) Analytics
26 176 (5.67%) MiFID
27 175 (5.64%) 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 97 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.32%) Confluence
3 31 (1.00%) CMS
4 25 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (0.74%) SAS
6 20 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.58%) Documentum
8 16 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.32%) JCAPS
11 9 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.26%) DNN
13 7 (0.23%) Apache
13 7 (0.23%) JBoss
13 7 (0.23%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.13%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.13%) Moodle
15 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 197 (6.35%) MS Visio
2 133 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 128 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 89 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
5 76 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.064%) Stata
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 85 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.55%) SAP CO
7 16 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.45%) Maximo
8 14 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.45%) Sonata
9 13 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.32%) SAP HCM
12 9 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.26%) NetSuite
14 7 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
15 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
15 6 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.09%) Office 365
2 47 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.26%) SaaS
4 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.39%) PaaS
6 10 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.32%) IaaS
7 9 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.26%) Yammer
9 7 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.19%) G Suite
10 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.16%) Trello
12 4 (0.13%) BPaaS
12 4 (0.13%) Force.com
12 4 (0.13%) GitHub
13 3 (0.097%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.064%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 1 (0.032%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.48%) Intranet
2 14 (0.45%) Internet
3 11 (0.35%) Skype
4 10 (0.32%) Firewall
4 10 (0.32%) HTTP
5 9 (0.29%) LDAP
6 6 (0.19%) IP Telephony
6 6 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.19%) WAN
6 6 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.16%) Wireless
8 4 (0.13%) Broadband
8 4 (0.13%) Extranet
8 4 (0.13%) LAN
8 4 (0.13%) MVNO
8 4 (0.13%) SMS
8 4 (0.13%) VPN
9 3 (0.097%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.097%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.097%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (3.96%) Relational Database
2 113 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (1.71%) Big Data
5 40 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 39 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 30 (0.97%) DB2
10 26 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 21 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (0.58%) QlikView
16 14 (0.45%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 132 (4.25%) JIRA
2 22 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.32%) NUnit
7 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.29%) MSTest
7 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.26%) Selenium
8 8 (0.26%) Subversion
9 5 (0.16%) ERwin
9 5 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.13%) JUnit
10 4 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (0.13%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 1051 (33.87%) Finance
2 496 (15.98%) Banking
3 242 (7.80%) Retail
4 175 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 154 (4.96%) Front Office
6 125 (4.03%) Marketing
7 106 (3.42%) Telecoms
8 98 (3.16%) Legal
9 79 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 59 (1.90%) Back Office
11 51 (1.64%) Law
12 40 (1.29%) Advertising
13 36 (1.16%) Financial Institution
14 32 (1.03%) Billing
15 30 (0.97%) Publishing
16 29 (0.93%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.84%) Private Banking
19 23 (0.74%) Automotive
20 20 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2254 (72.64%) Analyst
2 1984 (63.94%) Business Analyst
3 254 (8.19%) Project Manager
4 173 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
5 166 (5.35%) Senior Business Analyst
6 159 (5.12%) Consultant
7 155 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 151 (4.87%) Business IT Analyst
9 146 (4.71%) IT Business Analyst
10 128 (4.13%) Developer
11 127 (4.09%) Architect
11 127 (4.09%) Banking Analyst
12 125 (4.03%) Agile Business Analyst
13 123 (3.96%) Data Business Analyst
13 123 (3.96%) Project Analyst
14 114 (3.67%) Digital Analyst
15 112 (3.61%) Digital Business Analyst
16 107 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
16 107 (3.45%) MiFID Business Analyst
17 101 (3.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.83%) XML
2 92 (2.96%) Web Services
3 74 (2.38%) .NET
4 70 (2.26%) HTML
5 45 (1.45%) CSS
6 29 (0.93%) HTML5
7 26 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 24 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 24 (0.77%) SOAP
9 23 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 20 (0.64%) Middleware
11 16 (0.52%) jQuery
11 16 (0.52%) REST
12 15 (0.48%) XSLT
13 14 (0.45%) JSON
13 14 (0.45%) Node.js
14 13 (0.42%) CSS3
15 11 (0.35%) FpML
16 10 (0.32%) Entity Framework
16 10 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 476 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 103 (3.32%) Derivative
4 90 (2.90%) Fixed Income
5 81 (2.61%) User Experience
6 72 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 61 (1.97%) Equities
8 36 (1.16%) Reference Data
9 35 (1.13%) Data Centre
10 33 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.03%) Fintech
11 32 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 32 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 30 (0.97%) Credit Risk
13 29 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 29 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 27 (0.87%) PMI
15 25 (0.81%) Computer Science
16 24 (0.77%) NHS
16 24 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 76 (2.45%) Windows
2 57 (1.84%) Unix
3 34 (1.10%) Linux
4 12 (0.39%) Windows Vista
5 10 (0.32%) Android
6 8 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.19%) Solaris
9 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.097%) CentOS
11 3 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.064%) AIX
12 2 (0.064%) VMS
13 1 (0.032%) HPUX
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (21.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 561 (18.08%) Project Management
4 290 (9.35%) SDLC
5 283 (9.12%) Change Management
6 277 (8.93%) Data Analysis
7 272 (8.77%) Use Case
8 268 (8.64%) User Stories
9 242 (7.80%) Scrum
10 236 (7.61%) PRINCE2
11 232 (7.48%) Waterfall
12 227 (7.32%) Migration
13 222 (7.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 204 (6.57%) CRM
15 202 (6.51%) ITIL
16 200 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
17 197 (6.35%) Data Modelling
18 177 (5.70%) Analytics
19 173 (5.58%) Workflow
20 160 (5.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 420 (13.54%) SQL
2 75 (2.42%) Java
3 74 (2.38%) Python
4 67 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 64 (2.06%) C#
6 46 (1.48%) C
7 25 (0.81%) R
8 24 (0.77%) VBA
9 22 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.45%) C++
11 13 (0.42%) Scala
12 11 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.23%) ABAP
14 7 (0.23%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.23%) Perl
15 6 (0.19%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.16%) PHP
16 5 (0.16%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 267 (8.60%) Degree
2 202 (6.51%) ISEB
3 140 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 88 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 49 (1.58%) IIBA
7 35 (1.13%) CBAP
8 34 (1.10%) PMP
8 34 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 22 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.48%) APMP
13 14 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.35%) ACCA
15 11 (0.35%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.32%) CIMA
16 10 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (5.67%) MiFID
2 126 (4.06%) QA
3 61 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 50 (1.61%) EMIR
5 48 (1.55%) GDPR
6 45 (1.45%) PMO
7 36 (1.16%) SLA
8 32 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
9 28 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
10 25 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (0.42%) IFRS
11 13 (0.42%) Solvency II
12 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
12 12 (0.39%) SEPA
13 11 (0.35%) Basel III
13 11 (0.35%) GxP
13 11 (0.35%) HL7
13 11 (0.35%) IFRS 9
14 9 (0.29%) FATCA
15 6 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.13%) Docker
5 2 (0.064%) Xen
6 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.032%) HDFS
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.032%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.032%) XenApp
6 1 (0.032%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.35%) SCCM
3 9 (0.29%) SCOM
4 4 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.097%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.097%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.097%) Puppet
5 3 (0.097%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.064%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.064%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.064%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.064%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.032%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.032%) Control-M
7 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.032%) Oozie
7 1 (0.032%) OpenView
7 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 274 (8.83%) Microsoft
2 263 (8.48%) Oracle
3 144 (4.64%) SAP
4 68 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (1.51%) IBM
6 37 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 33 (1.06%) HP
8 29 (0.93%) Tableau
9 26 (0.84%) Cognos
10 21 (0.68%) Bloomberg
11 20 (0.64%) Workday
12 19 (0.61%) Pega
13 17 (0.55%) Murex
14 16 (0.52%) Informatica
15 14 (0.45%) Cisco
16 13 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
16 13 (0.42%) Sybase
17 12 (0.39%) Fiorano
17 12 (0.39%) FNZ
17 12 (0.39%) Google
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £463 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £430 to £463 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £598 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FinTech London Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dalkeith, Midlothian
Durham Professional Services Limited
Rate: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago