Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 68 65
Rank change year-on-year -31 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2,657 3,356 3,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 3.25% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.78% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 2,389 2,512
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £324 £325 £300
90th Percentile £625 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 28
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.85% +27.08%
10th Percentile £21.97 £20.75 £16.89
90th Percentile £63.07 £70.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.88 £33.75 £32.40
% change year-on-year +21.13% +4.17% -1.29%

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 91,311 88,763 88,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.89% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,478 59,188 58,099
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,077 2,491
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 -31 2,372 £450 - 399
UK excluding London -28 1,465 £425 +3.66% 267
London -31 1,157 £500 +4.17% 151
South East -42 353 £450 +5.88% 67
North of England -23 316 £405 -1.22% 78
Midlands -1 292 £450 +9.76% 50
Scotland -21 191 £394 +5.13% 13
West Midlands +4 184 £450 +16.13% 26
South West -18 144 £405 +4.52% 37
North West -33 141 £423 +0.60% 47
Yorkshire -31 130 £418 +4.38% 28
East of England -54 101 £435 +2.35% 16
East Midlands -14 88 £425 - 24
Wales -5 60 £475 +15.15% 6
North East +16 45 £400 -4.48% 3
Northern Ireland +31 8 £388 -16.22%
Channel Islands - 3 £625 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1,107 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (35.68%) Finance
3 611 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 435 (16.37%) Project Management
5 433 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
6 350 (13.17%) User Stories
7 341 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
8 340 (12.80%) Banking
9 297 (11.18%) Microsoft
10 283 (10.65%) Scrum
11 281 (10.58%) SQL
12 246 (9.26%) Migration
13 236 (8.88%) Waterfall
14 211 (7.94%) Degree
15 204 (7.68%) Change Management
16 203 (7.64%) Data Analysis
17 192 (7.23%) Oracle
18 189 (7.11%) Workshop Facilitation
19 185 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
20 180 (6.77%) JIRA
20 180 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
21 178 (6.70%) CRM
22 174 (6.55%) SAP
23 172 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
24 170 (6.40%) Retail
25 167 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
26 156 (5.87%) Analytics
27 153 (5.76%) Workflow
28 152 (5.72%) Use Case
29 149 (5.61%) Asset Management

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
1 103 (3.88%) Confluence
2 93 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.24%) CMS
4 25 (0.94%) SAS
5 20 (0.75%) Documentum
6 14 (0.53%) Drupal
7 9 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
8 8 (0.30%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.15%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.15%) IIS
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 3 (0.11%) Appian
11 3 (0.11%) Liferay
11 3 (0.11%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 180 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
3 136 (5.12%) MS Visio
4 94 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) Mingle
9 2 (0.075%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.038%) InVision
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 75 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
9 7 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (1.96%) Office 365
4 36 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (1.02%) SaaS
6 16 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.41%) Trello
9 9 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (0.34%) GitHub
10 8 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (0.26%) PaaS
11 7 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.23%) Yammer
13 5 (0.19%) IaaS
13 5 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
13 5 (0.19%) Slack
14 4 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.56%) Internet
2 13 (0.49%) Network Security
2 13 (0.49%) SMS
3 12 (0.45%) Intranet
4 10 (0.38%) Wireless
5 9 (0.34%) LAN
6 8 (0.30%) Firewall
6 8 (0.30%) WAN
7 7 (0.26%) Skype
7 7 (0.26%) SSL
7 7 (0.26%) VPN
8 6 (0.23%) IPsec
9 5 (0.19%) Extranet
9 5 (0.19%) MVNO
9 5 (0.19%) NAS
10 4 (0.15%) CTI
10 4 (0.15%) HTTP
10 4 (0.15%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 42 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (1.54%) Big Data
6 39 (1.47%) Power BI
7 34 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (0.72%) QlikView
11 17 (0.64%) MS Access
12 16 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.53%) DB2
13 14 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.41%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.41%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 180 (6.77%) JIRA
2 32 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.90%) Maven
5 20 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 20 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.68%) JUnit
7 14 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 13 (0.49%) Subversion
9 12 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.41%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.34%) Selenium
13 7 (0.26%) Hudson
13 7 (0.26%) JMeter
13 7 (0.26%) PVCS
13 7 (0.26%) Toad
14 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 948 (35.68%) Finance
2 340 (12.80%) Banking
3 170 (6.40%) Retail
4 95 (3.58%) Marketing
5 84 (3.16%) Front Office
6 81 (3.05%) Legal
7 74 (2.79%) Investment Banking
8 69 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 67 (2.52%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 42 (1.58%) Back Office
12 29 (1.09%) Retail Banking
13 28 (1.05%) Law
14 25 (0.94%) Advertising
14 25 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.79%) Electronics
16 20 (0.75%) Private Banking
16 20 (0.75%) Publishing
17 19 (0.72%) Automotive
18 16 (0.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,837 (69.14%) Analyst
2 1,628 (61.27%) Business Analyst
3 189 (7.11%) Developer
4 148 (5.57%) Project Manager
5 145 (5.46%) Agile Business Analyst
6 134 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
7 123 (4.63%) Senior Business Analyst
8 115 (4.33%) Consultant
9 103 (3.88%) Architect
9 103 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
10 101 (3.80%) IT Analyst
11 98 (3.69%) IT Business Analyst
12 97 (3.65%) Business IT Analyst
13 94 (3.54%) Data Business Analyst
14 91 (3.42%) Data Analyst
15 86 (3.24%) Finance Business Analyst
16 81 (3.05%) Banking Analyst
16 81 (3.05%) Digital Analyst
17 80 (3.01%) Digital Business Analyst
18 79 (2.97%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.31%) .NET
2 81 (3.05%) HTML
3 74 (2.79%) XML
4 62 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 49 (1.84%) Spring
6 45 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 42 (1.58%) CSS
7 42 (1.58%) HTML5
8 38 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 37 (1.39%) REST
9 37 (1.39%) Web Services
10 32 (1.20%) SOAP
11 31 (1.17%) Entity Framework
11 31 (1.17%) Node.js
11 31 (1.17%) Spring Boot
12 29 (1.09%) Middleware
13 27 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (1.02%) LINQ
13 27 (1.02%) RESTful
14 22 (0.83%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 433 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.49%) User Experience
3 138 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 67 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 37 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 36 (1.35%) Derivative
9 33 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.20%) Equities
11 31 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.13%) Fintech
13 29 (1.09%) NHS
14 27 (1.02%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.83%) FMCG
16 21 (0.79%) Reinsurance
16 21 (0.79%) Tandem
17 19 (0.72%) PMI
18 18 (0.68%) Credit Risk
19 16 (0.60%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 65 (2.45%) Windows
2 30 (1.13%) Linux
3 26 (0.98%) Unix
4 21 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.45%) Android
6 11 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.15%) Solaris
9 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.075%) AIX
11 2 (0.075%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.038%) Android TV
12 1 (0.038%) CentOS
12 1 (0.038%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.038%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.038%) Tizen
12 1 (0.038%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,107 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 435 (16.37%) Project Management
4 350 (13.17%) User Stories
5 341 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
6 283 (10.65%) Scrum
7 246 (9.26%) Migration
8 236 (8.88%) Waterfall
9 204 (7.68%) Change Management
10 203 (7.64%) Data Analysis
11 189 (7.11%) Workshop Facilitation
12 185 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 178 (6.70%) CRM
14 172 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
15 156 (5.87%) Analytics
16 153 (5.76%) Workflow
17 152 (5.72%) Use Case
18 149 (5.61%) Asset Management
19 147 (5.53%) Data Modelling
19 147 (5.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 281 (10.58%) SQL
2 106 (3.99%) Java
3 94 (3.54%) JavaScript
4 84 (3.16%) C#
5 42 (1.58%) Python
6 28 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 25 (0.94%) TypeScript
7 25 (0.94%) VBA
8 24 (0.90%) C
9 17 (0.64%) Perl
10 15 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.49%) R
12 11 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.38%) Scala
14 7 (0.26%) PHP
14 7 (0.26%) VB
15 5 (0.19%) Ruby
16 4 (0.15%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 211 (7.94%) Degree
2 144 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 107 (4.03%) ISEB
4 93 (3.50%) SC Cleared
5 33 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 26 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.94%) CBAP
8 25 (0.94%) IIBA
9 23 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (0.64%) PMP
11 15 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 15 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.49%) APMP
12 13 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.34%) MBA
15 7 (0.26%) CIMA
16 6 (0.23%) CCSE
16 6 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.69%) QA
2 68 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 68 (2.56%) GDPR
3 56 (2.11%) PMO
4 15 (0.56%) PSD2
4 15 (0.56%) SLA
5 13 (0.49%) IFRS
5 13 (0.49%) MiFID
6 11 (0.41%) GxP
7 10 (0.38%) Basel III
8 7 (0.26%) EMIR
8 7 (0.26%) GAAP
8 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.15%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.15%) SEPA
12 3 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.75%) Docker
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.23%) XenApp
4 6 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.075%) Firmware
8 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.038%) HDFS
8 1 (0.038%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (0.72%) SCCM
2 15 (0.56%) Puppet
3 14 (0.53%) HP ALM
4 13 (0.49%) Ansible
5 11 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.34%) SCOM
7 8 (0.30%) Nagios
8 7 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.23%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.19%) vMotion
11 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.075%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.075%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.038%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.038%) Nessus
13 1 (0.038%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.038%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 297 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 192 (7.23%) Oracle
3 174 (6.55%) SAP
4 61 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (1.54%) Tableau
6 37 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 35 (1.32%) Workday
8 29 (1.09%) HP
9 22 (0.83%) VMware
10 20 (0.75%) Sybase
11 19 (0.72%) IBM
12 17 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.64%) Bloomberg
13 15 (0.56%) Google
13 15 (0.56%) OpenText
14 13 (0.49%) Cognos
15 12 (0.45%) Charles River
15 12 (0.45%) Hyperion
15 12 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
15 12 (0.45%) Teradata