Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 65 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3,406 3,089 3,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.36% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 3.98% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,368 2,198 2,626
UK median daily rate £450 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.24% -
10th Percentile £325 £312 £300
90th Percentile £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 47 36
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.48 £33.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +11.52% -6.65%
10th Percentile £22.80 £22.32 £19.15
90th Percentile £60.90 £53.00 £54.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.48 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.60% -11.82% +30.77%

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 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 16 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 April 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 -4 3,002 £450 - 462
UK excluding London +4 1,819 £425 +6.25% 294
London -12 1,537 £500 +2.56% 199
South East -18 506 £450 +5.88% 62
North of England +11 373 £410 +4.46% 82
Scotland +22 285 £375 - 29
Midlands -17 255 £413 +6.45% 61
Yorkshire +9 175 £407 +5.10% 29
South West +12 166 £400 -3.03% 35
North West -5 166 £420 +5.00% 49
West Midlands -3 159 £413 +8.20% 31
East of England +4 157 £450 +5.88% 23
East Midlands -19 89 £400 +2.24% 30
Wales +5 68 £475 +48.44%
North East +42 35 £425 +6.25% 4
Northern Ireland +10 16 £450 +25.87% 2

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,270 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,117 (32.80%) Finance
3 833 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 642 (18.85%) Project Management
5 542 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
6 435 (12.77%) Banking
7 414 (12.16%) SQL
8 411 (12.07%) User Stories
9 403 (11.83%) Scrum
10 356 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
11 348 (10.22%) Microsoft
12 339 (9.95%) Waterfall
13 309 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 295 (8.66%) Data Analysis
15 284 (8.34%) Change Management
16 280 (8.22%) Use Case
17 272 (7.99%) Degree
18 236 (6.93%) PRINCE2
19 228 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
20 227 (6.66%) Migration
21 226 (6.64%) Oracle
22 223 (6.55%) MS Visio
23 220 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
23 220 (6.46%) Retail
24 217 (6.37%) GDPR
25 216 (6.34%) JIRA
26 215 (6.31%) SDLC
27 213 (6.25%) Data Modelling
28 194 (5.70%) ISEB
29 186 (5.46%) 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
1 112 (3.29%) Confluence
1 112 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.06%) SAS
3 23 (0.68%) CMS
4 12 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 11 (0.32%) Documentum
6 10 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.29%) JBoss
6 10 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.26%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.15%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.15%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.12%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 228 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 223 (6.55%) MS Visio
3 178 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
5 75 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.088%) InDesign
8 3 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 65 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
8 10 (0.29%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.29%) SAP MM
8 10 (0.29%) thinkFolio
9 9 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.26%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.26%) Workday HCM
10 8 (0.23%) SAP SD
11 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.06%) Office 365
2 49 (1.44%) SaaS
3 47 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 43 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
7 10 (0.29%) PaaS
8 9 (0.26%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.21%) Force.com
9 7 (0.21%) Trello
10 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 6 (0.18%) Slack
11 5 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.088%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (0.97%) SMS
2 23 (0.68%) Internet
3 22 (0.65%) Skype
4 12 (0.35%) Network Security
4 12 (0.35%) VPN
5 11 (0.32%) Intranet
6 9 (0.26%) Firewall
6 9 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (0.21%) Wireless
8 6 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.18%) VoIP
9 4 (0.12%) DNS
9 4 (0.12%) IPsec
9 4 (0.12%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.12%) LAN
9 4 (0.12%) SSL
9 4 (0.12%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.088%) ATM
10 3 (0.088%) Broadband
10 3 (0.088%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 99 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 90 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 70 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (1.50%) Big Data
6 49 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (1.26%) Power BI
8 30 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
9 28 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 25 (0.73%) QlikView
11 20 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.53%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.50%) OLAP
14 15 (0.44%) Blockchain
14 15 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.41%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.38%) SAP BW
17 12 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 216 (6.34%) JIRA
2 38 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 19 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 14 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 12 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.32%) Selenium
9 9 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.18%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.18%) JUnit
11 6 (0.18%) Mockito
11 6 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.15%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.15%) Rational Rose
12 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 1,117 (32.80%) Finance
2 435 (12.77%) Banking
3 220 (6.46%) Retail
4 120 (3.52%) Legal
5 118 (3.46%) Front Office
6 104 (3.05%) Investment Banking
7 98 (2.88%) Marketing
8 97 (2.85%) Telecoms
9 85 (2.50%) Retail Banking
10 76 (2.23%) Law
11 60 (1.76%) Back Office
11 60 (1.76%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.12%) Advertising
13 35 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.65%) French Language
16 19 (0.56%) Automotive
17 18 (0.53%) Publishing
18 17 (0.50%) Billing
19 13 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,479 (72.78%) Analyst
2 2,228 (65.41%) Business Analyst
3 198 (5.81%) Project Manager
4 185 (5.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 181 (5.31%) Developer
5 181 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
6 174 (5.11%) Senior Business Analyst
7 138 (4.05%) Data Business Analyst
8 137 (4.02%) Digital Business Analyst
9 132 (3.88%) Architect
9 132 (3.88%) Digital Analyst
10 128 (3.76%) Consultant
10 128 (3.76%) Financial Analyst
11 124 (3.64%) GDPR Business Analyst
12 120 (3.52%) Finance Business Analyst
13 118 (3.46%) IT Analyst
13 118 (3.46%) IT Business Analyst
14 114 (3.35%) Business IT Analyst
15 109 (3.20%) Banking Analyst
16 102 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (2.94%) .NET
2 58 (1.70%) HTML
3 50 (1.47%) XML
4 49 (1.44%) AngularJS
5 46 (1.35%) Web Services
6 40 (1.17%) Node.js
7 39 (1.15%) ASP.NET
8 35 (1.03%) HTML5
9 32 (0.94%) CSS
10 29 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 29 (0.85%) Middleware
10 29 (0.85%) RESTful
11 26 (0.76%) SOAP
11 26 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (0.73%) JSON
12 25 (0.73%) OAuth
13 24 (0.70%) REST
14 23 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (0.62%) Spring
16 16 (0.47%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 542 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (4.87%) User Experience
3 162 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.32%) Fixed Income
5 70 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (1.59%) Derivative
7 52 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 52 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 43 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 42 (1.23%) Fintech
10 40 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 39 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.12%) Equities
13 36 (1.06%) NHS
14 32 (0.94%) Credit Risk
15 29 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 28 (0.82%) PMI
17 26 (0.76%) Data Centre
18 25 (0.73%) Mobile App
18 25 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 75 (2.20%) Unix
2 68 (2.00%) Windows
3 37 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 29 (0.85%) Linux
5 12 (0.35%) Android
5 12 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.23%) Solaris
8 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.088%) HPUX
10 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.059%) AIX
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.029%) VMS
12 1 (0.029%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,270 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 833 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 642 (18.85%) Project Management
4 411 (12.07%) User Stories
5 403 (11.83%) Scrum
6 356 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
7 339 (9.95%) Waterfall
8 309 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 295 (8.66%) Data Analysis
10 284 (8.34%) Change Management
11 280 (8.22%) Use Case
12 236 (6.93%) PRINCE2
13 227 (6.66%) Migration
14 220 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
15 215 (6.31%) SDLC
16 213 (6.25%) Data Modelling
17 186 (5.46%) Workflow
18 181 (5.31%) Acceptance Criteria
19 179 (5.26%) Analytics
20 178 (5.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 414 (12.16%) SQL
2 116 (3.41%) Java
3 82 (2.41%) C#
4 68 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 53 (1.56%) VBA
6 45 (1.32%) C
7 35 (1.03%) Python
8 34 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 26 (0.76%) R
10 24 (0.70%) TypeScript
11 20 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.38%) PHP
12 13 (0.38%) VB
13 11 (0.32%) MATLAB
14 10 (0.29%) XMLA
15 9 (0.26%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.23%) C++
17 7 (0.21%) Scala
18 6 (0.18%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.18%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 272 (7.99%) Degree
2 194 (5.70%) ISEB
3 174 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 109 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 44 (1.29%) IIBA
7 37 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 35 (1.03%) PMP
9 34 (1.00%) CBAP
10 25 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
15 16 (0.47%) CISSP
16 15 (0.44%) APMP
16 15 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
17 14 (0.41%) PgMP
18 13 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (6.37%) GDPR
2 121 (3.55%) QA
3 71 (2.08%) PMO
4 42 (1.23%) MiFID
5 39 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 30 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.50%) EMIR
8 17 (0.50%) SLA
9 11 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
10 10 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.26%) PSD2
12 8 (0.23%) IFRS
13 7 (0.21%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.18%) COBIT
14 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.15%) FATCA
16 4 (0.12%) AIFMD
16 4 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.12%) XenApp
2 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.029%) Docker
5 1 (0.029%) HDFS
5 1 (0.029%) IAG
5 1 (0.029%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (0.32%) Ansible
3 8 (0.23%) SCCM
4 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.088%) Control-M
8 2 (0.059%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.059%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.059%) Puppet
9 1 (0.029%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.029%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.029%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.029%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.029%) MOM
9 1 (0.029%) Oozie
9 1 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.029%) SCOM
9 1 (0.029%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 348 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 226 (6.64%) Oracle
3 130 (3.82%) SAP
4 72 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (1.64%) Tableau
6 43 (1.26%) ServiceNow
7 37 (1.09%) IBM
8 35 (1.03%) Citrix
9 32 (0.94%) Cognos
10 28 (0.82%) Workday
11 26 (0.76%) Informatica
12 24 (0.70%) Charles River
13 22 (0.65%) Yardi
14 21 (0.62%) Bloomberg
15 19 (0.56%) Pega
16 17 (0.50%) Sybase
17 15 (0.44%) Capita
17 15 (0.44%) OpenText
17 15 (0.44%) SimCorp
18 14 (0.41%) hybris