Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 66 63
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2,838 3,293 3,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.31% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.87% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,986 2,332 2,596
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 37
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -0.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £23.00 £19.08 £17.20
90th Percentile £70.52 £63.25 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +32.03% -1.54% -7.14%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 October 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 October 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 21 October 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 -23 2,544 £450 - 456
UK excluding London -14 1,609 £425 +6.25% 295
London -32 1,193 £484 -3.20% 191
South East -13 423 £450 +5.88% 62
North of England -19 331 £405 +1.25% 69
Midlands 0 310 £445 +14.84% 59
West Midlands +10 200 £450 +20.00% 40
Scotland -15 196 £388 +3.33% 16
South West -11 156 £400 +6.67% 40
Yorkshire -2 153 £410 +2.50% 26
North West -32 146 £400 - 39
East of England -22 123 £450 +5.88% 36
East Midlands +6 97 £425 +8.97% 19
Wales -16 56 £475 +26.67% 12
North East +16 32 £400 -1.54% 4
Northern Ireland - 15 £388 - 2
Channel Islands -1 3 £625 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,149 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 985 (34.71%) Finance
3 678 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 512 (18.04%) Project Management
5 444 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
6 361 (12.72%) User Stories
7 349 (12.30%) Banking
8 332 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
9 315 (11.10%) Microsoft
10 305 (10.75%) Scrum
11 298 (10.50%) Migration
12 280 (9.87%) SQL
13 264 (9.30%) Waterfall
14 238 (8.39%) Degree
15 215 (7.58%) Data Analysis
16 208 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
17 207 (7.29%) Change Management
18 193 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 192 (6.77%) Retail
20 186 (6.55%) Oracle
21 179 (6.31%) SAP
21 179 (6.31%) JIRA
22 175 (6.17%) Data Modelling
22 175 (6.17%) Analytics
23 173 (6.10%) CRM
24 168 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
25 162 (5.71%) Workflow
26 159 (5.60%) Management Information System
27 157 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
28 156 (5.50%) MS Visio

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
1 101 (3.56%) Confluence
2 98 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.16%) CMS
4 26 (0.92%) SAS
5 25 (0.88%) Documentum
6 15 (0.53%) Drupal
7 10 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.21%) IIS
9 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.18%) Apache Qpid
10 5 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.14%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.14%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.14%) Liferay
11 4 (0.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 168 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 157 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 156 (5.50%) MS Visio
4 75 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 47 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) Mingle
9 2 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.035%) InVision
10 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.53%) SAP HR
4 14 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.28%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.25%) SAP HCM
10 6 (0.21%) Actimize
10 6 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.55%) Office 365
4 32 (1.13%) SaaS
5 26 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (0.35%) Trello
8 9 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.28%) PaaS
10 7 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
10 7 (0.25%) GitHub
11 6 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
12 5 (0.18%) Slack
12 5 (0.18%) Yammer
13 4 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (0.95%) SMS
2 20 (0.70%) Internet
3 15 (0.53%) Network Security
4 14 (0.49%) Wireless
5 12 (0.42%) Firewall
6 11 (0.39%) SSL
6 11 (0.39%) VPN
7 10 (0.35%) Intranet
7 10 (0.35%) IPsec
8 9 (0.32%) WAN
9 8 (0.28%) LAN
10 7 (0.25%) iSCSI
11 6 (0.21%) Skype
11 6 (0.21%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.18%) Extranet
13 4 (0.14%) Broadband
13 4 (0.14%) CTI
13 4 (0.14%) PBX
13 4 (0.14%) SAN
14 3 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 54 (1.90%) Power BI
5 49 (1.73%) Big Data
6 45 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 25 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
9 25 (0.88%) QlikView
10 22 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.60%) MS Access
13 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (0.49%) SAP HANA
17 13 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 179 (6.31%) JIRA
2 36 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.70%) Cucumber
5 18 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.63%) Maven
6 17 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.53%) Axure RP
8 13 (0.46%) JUnit
8 13 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.42%) PVCS
10 11 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.39%) Subversion
11 10 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.32%) Hudson
12 9 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.25%) Ant
13 7 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 985 (34.71%) Finance
2 349 (12.30%) Banking
3 192 (6.77%) Retail
4 96 (3.38%) Marketing
5 91 (3.21%) Legal
6 87 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 77 (2.71%) Front Office
8 73 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 67 (2.36%) Manufacturing
10 48 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 47 (1.66%) Back Office
12 38 (1.34%) Retail Banking
13 29 (1.02%) Law
14 27 (0.95%) Electronics
15 25 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.85%) Advertising
16 24 (0.85%) Publishing
17 22 (0.78%) Automotive
18 18 (0.63%) Billing
19 15 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,965 (69.24%) Analyst
2 1,729 (60.92%) Business Analyst
3 168 (5.92%) Project Manager
4 167 (5.88%) Developer
5 147 (5.18%) Agile Business Analyst
6 140 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
7 136 (4.79%) Architect
8 124 (4.37%) Consultant
8 124 (4.37%) Senior Business Analyst
9 122 (4.30%) Financial Analyst
10 108 (3.81%) IT Analyst
11 104 (3.66%) Data Analyst
12 103 (3.63%) Finance Business Analyst
13 101 (3.56%) Business IT Analyst
14 100 (3.52%) IT Business Analyst
15 97 (3.42%) Data Business Analyst
16 86 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
17 84 (2.96%) Insurance Business Analyst
18 82 (2.89%) Technical Business Analyst
19 77 (2.71%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.85%) .NET
1 81 (2.85%) XML
2 56 (1.97%) HTML
3 51 (1.80%) Web Services
4 48 (1.69%) Middleware
4 48 (1.69%) Spring
5 45 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 36 (1.27%) REST
7 35 (1.23%) SOAP
8 33 (1.16%) CSS
9 29 (1.02%) Spring Boot
10 26 (0.92%) RESTful
11 25 (0.88%) .NET Framework
11 25 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 25 (0.88%) HTML5
12 19 (0.67%) Entity Framework
13 17 (0.60%) OAuth
14 16 (0.56%) WCF
15 14 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (0.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 444 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 141 (4.97%) User Experience
4 70 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 46 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.41%) Derivative
9 34 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.13%) Fintech
11 31 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.02%) NHS
13 28 (0.99%) Equities
14 27 (0.95%) Reinsurance
15 24 (0.85%) FMCG
16 22 (0.78%) Credit Risk
17 19 (0.67%) PMI
17 19 (0.67%) Robotics
18 17 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 70 (2.47%) Windows
2 34 (1.20%) Linux
3 24 (0.85%) Unix
4 18 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 17 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.49%) Android
7 10 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.18%) Solaris
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.070%) AIX
12 1 (0.035%) CentOS
12 1 (0.035%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.035%) Tizen
12 1 (0.035%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,149 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 512 (18.04%) Project Management
4 361 (12.72%) User Stories
5 332 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
6 305 (10.75%) Scrum
7 298 (10.50%) Migration
8 264 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 215 (7.58%) Data Analysis
10 208 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
11 207 (7.29%) Change Management
12 193 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 175 (6.17%) Analytics
13 175 (6.17%) Data Modelling
14 173 (6.10%) CRM
15 162 (5.71%) Workflow
16 155 (5.46%) SDLC
17 152 (5.36%) PRINCE2
18 149 (5.25%) GAP Analysis
19 146 (5.14%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 280 (9.87%) SQL
2 113 (3.98%) Java
3 71 (2.50%) C#
4 64 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 41 (1.44%) Python
6 34 (1.20%) C
7 25 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 22 (0.78%) VBA
9 19 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.49%) Perl
10 14 (0.49%) R
11 12 (0.42%) Scala
11 12 (0.42%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.28%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.25%) VB
14 6 (0.21%) PHP
15 5 (0.18%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.14%) Ruby
16 4 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 238 (8.39%) Degree
2 139 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 104 (3.66%) ISEB
4 91 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.23%) IIBA
6 34 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 31 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (0.95%) CBAP
10 24 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.85%) PMP
11 17 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (0.53%) APMP
13 13 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.46%) MBA
14 12 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 10 (0.35%) CCNP
16 10 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.88%) QA
2 77 (2.71%) GDPR
3 74 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 68 (2.40%) PMO
5 20 (0.70%) MiFID
6 16 (0.56%) SLA
7 14 (0.49%) IFRS
8 13 (0.46%) PSD2
9 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.39%) GxP
11 10 (0.35%) COBIT
12 9 (0.32%) Basel III
12 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.28%) EMIR
14 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.21%) SEPA
15 5 (0.18%) IFRS 9
16 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
System Software
1 29 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.70%) Docker
3 17 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.11%) XenApp
5 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.070%) Firmware
7 1 (0.035%) HDFS
7 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (0.42%) SCCM
2 11 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.35%) Ansible
3 10 (0.35%) HP ALM
3 10 (0.35%) Kubernetes
3 10 (0.35%) Puppet
4 6 (0.21%) Nagios
4 6 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.14%) Control-M
6 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.11%) SCOM
7 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.11%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.070%) Mesos
8 2 (0.070%) MOM
8 2 (0.070%) vMotion
Vendors
1 315 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 186 (6.55%) Oracle
3 179 (6.31%) SAP
4 64 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.48%) Tableau
6 41 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 36 (1.27%) Workday
8 30 (1.06%) VMware
9 24 (0.85%) Charles River
9 24 (0.85%) HP
10 19 (0.67%) Google
10 19 (0.67%) IBM
11 18 (0.63%) Cisco
12 17 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.60%) Bloomberg
13 16 (0.56%) CheckPoint
13 16 (0.56%) OpenText
14 14 (0.49%) Hyperion
15 13 (0.46%) Informatica
15 13 (0.46%) MicroStrategy