Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 69 65
Rank change year-on-year -37 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2,299 3,403 3,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 3.36% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 3.90% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,532 2,372 2,217
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £310
90th Percentile £637 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 47
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £35.00 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% -6.60% +11.52%
10th Percentile £11.85 £22.80 £22.32
90th Percentile £56.75 £60.90 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.42 £35.00 £37.48
% change year-on-year -24.53% -6.60% -11.82%

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 83,154 87,301 78,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,046 57,663 51,906
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.27% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,122 2,245 2,165
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +3.18%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.25 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.01 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% -15.96% -

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -32 2,070 £475 +5.56% 191
UK excluding London -42 1,209 £425 - 134
London -29 1,058 £500 - 68
South East -27 365 £470 +4.44% 30
North of England -32 268 £420 +1.82% 42
Scotland -20 165 £400 +6.67% 7
Midlands -40 151 £425 +3.03% 23
North West -9 140 £425 +1.19% 33
South West -43 133 £425 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire -39 100 £405 -0.55% 8
West Midlands -52 93 £438 +6.06% 19
East of England -29 88 £440 -2.22% 5
East Midlands -22 41 £365 -8.75% 4
North East -11 28 £375 -11.76% 1
Wales -37 28 £450 -5.26% 4
Northern Ireland +11 13 - -
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 976 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 780 (33.93%) Finance
3 512 (22.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 357 (15.53%) Project Management
5 316 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
6 299 (13.01%) User Stories
7 295 (12.83%) Banking
8 273 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
9 246 (10.70%) Microsoft
10 234 (10.18%) Scrum
11 220 (9.57%) SQL
12 195 (8.48%) Migration
13 193 (8.39%) JIRA
14 187 (8.13%) Workshop Facilitation
15 186 (8.09%) Data Analysis
16 173 (7.53%) Waterfall
17 161 (7.00%) Data Modelling
18 160 (6.96%) Degree
19 157 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
20 156 (6.79%) Change Management
21 155 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
21 155 (6.74%) SDLC
22 148 (6.44%) Use Case
23 146 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
24 145 (6.31%) Retail
24 145 (6.31%) Security Cleared
25 144 (6.26%) User Experience
26 135 (5.87%) SAP
27 133 (5.79%) PRINCE2
28 129 (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
1 111 (4.83%) Confluence
2 53 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.57%) CMS
4 10 (0.43%) SAS
5 8 (0.35%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.22%) CICS
7 5 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.13%) Apache
9 3 (0.13%) IIS
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.13%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.087%) FileNet
10 2 (0.087%) LiveLink
Applications
1 146 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 79 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.043%) InDesign
7 1 (0.043%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 45 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.96%) NetSuite
2 22 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 21 (0.91%) SAP CO
4 20 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.57%) Actimize
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.30%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.30%) Visualfiles
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.22%) Aligne
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
12 4 (0.17%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.17%) Office 365
3 44 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
4 37 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (1.13%) SaaS
6 16 (0.70%) PaaS
7 13 (0.57%) IaaS
8 12 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 11 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 9 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
12 6 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.17%) Trello
14 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.78%) WAN
2 14 (0.61%) LAN
3 10 (0.43%) HTTP
4 8 (0.35%) Intranet
4 8 (0.35%) Skype
5 7 (0.30%) NAS
6 5 (0.22%) Firewall
7 4 (0.17%) Internet
7 4 (0.17%) MVNO
7 4 (0.17%) Network Security
7 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.13%) SAN
9 2 (0.087%) BGP
9 2 (0.087%) VoIP
9 2 (0.087%) WPA
10 1 (0.043%) IGMP
10 1 (0.043%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.043%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (2.39%) Power BI
4 50 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (1.91%) Big Data
6 36 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 13 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.52%) Data Lake
12 10 (0.43%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.43%) MySQL
13 9 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.39%) DB2
13 9 (0.39%) MS Access
13 9 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 193 (8.39%) JIRA
2 38 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.48%) Maven
8 10 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.30%) JUnit
10 6 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.26%) ScriptRunner
10 6 (0.26%) Subversion
11 5 (0.22%) git-flow
11 5 (0.22%) Hudson
11 5 (0.22%) Selenium
11 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.13%) GitLab
General
1 780 (33.93%) Finance
2 295 (12.83%) Banking
3 145 (6.31%) Retail
4 76 (3.31%) Marketing
5 68 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 64 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 63 (2.74%) Front Office
8 55 (2.39%) Legal
9 42 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.78%) Back Office
11 32 (1.39%) Retail Banking
12 31 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.17%) Law
14 23 (1.00%) Publishing
15 18 (0.78%) Private Banking
16 16 (0.70%) Billing
17 15 (0.65%) General Ledger
18 14 (0.61%) Electronics
19 13 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,539 (66.94%) Analyst
2 1,368 (59.50%) Business Analyst
3 175 (7.61%) Developer
4 144 (6.26%) Project Manager
5 101 (4.39%) Agile Business Analyst
6 96 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
7 95 (4.13%) Architect
8 92 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
9 87 (3.78%) Consultant
10 80 (3.48%) Data Analyst
10 80 (3.48%) Data Business Analyst
11 77 (3.35%) Digital Analyst
12 74 (3.22%) Digital Business Analyst
13 73 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
14 71 (3.09%) Technical Analyst
15 68 (2.96%) Finance Business Analyst
16 67 (2.91%) Banking Analyst
16 67 (2.91%) IT Analyst
16 67 (2.91%) Technical Business Analyst
17 65 (2.83%) Business IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (3.91%) .NET
2 68 (2.96%) HTML
3 50 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 43 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 41 (1.78%) HTML5
6 39 (1.70%) CSS
6 39 (1.70%) Node.js
7 37 (1.61%) .NET Framework
8 35 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (1.52%) REST
8 35 (1.52%) XML
9 34 (1.48%) Web Services
10 29 (1.26%) JSON
10 29 (1.26%) LINQ
11 28 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
12 27 (1.17%) Entity Framework
12 27 (1.17%) RESTful
12 27 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (1.13%) SOAP
14 25 (1.09%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 316 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (6.26%) User Experience
3 85 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 72 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (1.70%) Data Structures
6 38 (1.65%) Derivative
7 37 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 34 (1.48%) Equities
10 33 (1.44%) Fintech
10 33 (1.44%) Fixed Income
11 31 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 26 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.00%) Tandem
15 20 (0.87%) Data Centre
15 20 (0.87%) SWIFT
16 17 (0.74%) NHS
17 14 (0.61%) PMI
18 11 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (2.83%) Windows
2 29 (1.26%) Windows 10
3 25 (1.09%) Linux
4 23 (1.00%) Unix
5 14 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.43%) Android
6 10 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.087%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.043%) AIX
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (22.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 357 (15.53%) Project Management
4 299 (13.01%) User Stories
5 273 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
6 234 (10.18%) Scrum
7 195 (8.48%) Migration
8 187 (8.13%) Workshop Facilitation
9 186 (8.09%) Data Analysis
10 173 (7.53%) Waterfall
11 161 (7.00%) Data Modelling
12 157 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
13 156 (6.79%) Change Management
14 155 (6.74%) SDLC
14 155 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 148 (6.44%) Use Case
16 133 (5.79%) PRINCE2
17 129 (5.61%) Asset Management
18 128 (5.57%) Analytics
19 118 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 220 (9.57%) SQL
2 89 (3.87%) JavaScript
3 85 (3.70%) C#
4 63 (2.74%) Java
5 41 (1.78%) Python
6 33 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 30 (1.30%) C
8 28 (1.22%) VBA
9 27 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 18 (0.78%) ABAP
11 15 (0.65%) R
12 10 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.39%) ES6
13 9 (0.39%) VB
14 8 (0.35%) Perl
14 8 (0.35%) Ruby
14 8 (0.35%) Scala
15 7 (0.30%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.30%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 160 (6.96%) Degree
2 145 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 95 (4.13%) ISEB
4 85 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 31 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (0.96%) IIBA
8 20 (0.87%) PMP
9 16 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.65%) CBAP
11 14 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.48%) APMP
13 11 (0.48%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.43%) CCA
14 10 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.26%) QA
2 46 (2.00%) PMO
3 42 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.44%) GDPR
5 20 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.83%) SLA
7 16 (0.70%) MiFID
8 15 (0.65%) PSD2
9 13 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.57%) SEPA
10 8 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.35%) EMIR
11 7 (0.30%) COBIT
11 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.22%) IFRS
12 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.17%) GAAP
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.087%) Basel III
System Software
1 37 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.30%) Docker
4 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.13%) XenApp
6 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.043%) HDFS
7 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (0.61%) SCCM
2 13 (0.57%) Ansible
3 9 (0.39%) SCOM
4 7 (0.30%) HP ALM
4 7 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.30%) Puppet
5 6 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.26%) QRadar
6 4 (0.17%) Nagios
6 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.13%) vMotion
7 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.087%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.087%) Grafana
8 2 (0.087%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.087%) Kibana
8 2 (0.087%) SCSM
9 1 (0.043%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 246 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 135 (5.87%) SAP
3 118 (5.13%) Oracle
4 59 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (1.44%) ServiceNow
6 25 (1.09%) Tableau
6 25 (1.09%) Workday
7 24 (1.04%) Blue Prism
7 24 (1.04%) IBM
8 16 (0.70%) HP
9 15 (0.65%) Sybase
10 14 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.57%) Google
11 13 (0.57%) hybris
11 13 (0.57%) JD Edwards
12 12 (0.52%) Adobe
12 12 (0.52%) UiPath
13 10 (0.43%) Cisco
13 10 (0.43%) VMware
14 9 (0.39%) Automation Anywhere