Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 65 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3,305 3,210 3,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 3.38% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.98% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,300 2,274 2,747
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 35
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.74% -7.43%
10th Percentile £24.11 £24.50 £22.45
90th Percentile £66.55 £55.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.40
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.74% -7.43%

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -12 2,958 £450 - 383
UK excluding London -5 1,797 £425 +6.25% 264
London -17 1,463 £500 - 153
South East -17 491 £450 +5.88% 59
North of England +1 395 £400 +2.24% 72
Midlands +4 293 £425 +13.33% 54
Scotland -4 240 £375 +1.35% 29
West Midlands +6 196 £450 +23.71% 30
North West -16 183 £400 - 43
Yorkshire -2 179 £400 +2.56% 23
South West +14 175 £400 +2.56% 22
East of England +3 138 £450 +7.14% 22
East Midlands -16 90 £365 -5.81% 23
Wales -8 50 £410 +13.10% 6
North East +11 34 £425 +16.44% 6
Northern Ireland +38 21 £388 +3.33%
Channel Islands -2 3 £625 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,258 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,126 (34.07%) Finance
3 812 (24.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 632 (19.12%) Project Management
5 498 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
6 382 (11.56%) User Stories
7 380 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
8 377 (11.41%) Banking
9 358 (10.83%) Scrum
10 342 (10.35%) Microsoft
10 342 (10.35%) SQL
11 318 (9.62%) Waterfall
12 312 (9.44%) Migration
13 280 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 273 (8.26%) Degree
15 271 (8.20%) Data Analysis
16 266 (8.05%) Change Management
17 245 (7.41%) Retail
18 231 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
19 227 (6.87%) Use Case
20 224 (6.78%) PRINCE2
21 222 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
22 214 (6.48%) Oracle
23 202 (6.11%) SDLC
24 200 (6.05%) Data Modelling
25 197 (5.96%) MS Visio
26 195 (5.90%) JIRA
27 189 (5.72%) Analytics
28 183 (5.54%) Workflow
29 182 (5.51%) Management Information System

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
1 113 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 95 (2.87%) Confluence
3 29 (0.88%) Documentum
3 29 (0.88%) SAS
4 26 (0.79%) CMS
5 15 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.27%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.12%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.12%) Drupal
11 4 (0.12%) FileNet
11 4 (0.12%) Liferay
11 4 (0.12%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.12%) LiveLink
11 4 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 222 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (5.96%) MS Visio
3 158 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
4 80 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.091%) Mingle
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.061%) InDesign
10 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) SAP FI
2 17 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 16 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 12 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.36%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.27%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.21%) Actimize
10 7 (0.21%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 88 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (1.91%) Office 365
3 61 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (1.60%) SaaS
5 50 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
8 14 (0.42%) PaaS
9 13 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
9 13 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.21%) Force.com
12 7 (0.21%) Slack
12 7 (0.21%) Trello
13 6 (0.18%) GitHub
13 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.18%) Yammer
14 4 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.27%) SMS
2 20 (0.61%) Internet
3 18 (0.54%) Skype
4 17 (0.51%) Network Security
5 12 (0.36%) VPN
6 9 (0.27%) Firewall
6 9 (0.27%) Intranet
6 9 (0.27%) Wireless
7 8 (0.24%) IPsec
7 8 (0.24%) SSL
8 6 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.18%) iSCSI
8 6 (0.18%) LAN
8 6 (0.18%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.15%) VoIP
9 5 (0.15%) WAN
10 4 (0.12%) DNS
10 4 (0.12%) WebEx
11 3 (0.091%) HTTP
11 3 (0.091%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 98 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 65 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (1.69%) Big Data
6 54 (1.63%) Power BI
7 48 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 27 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 24 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 23 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 22 (0.67%) QlikView
14 19 (0.57%) SAP HANA
15 18 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.42%) PowerCenter
17 13 (0.39%) Data Lake
17 13 (0.39%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 195 (5.90%) JIRA
2 37 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 26 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 18 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.36%) Subversion
8 11 (0.33%) Maven
9 10 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.27%) Axure RP
10 9 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.24%) Ant
11 8 (0.24%) JUnit
11 8 (0.24%) Selenium
11 8 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.21%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.21%) Mockito
13 6 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 1,126 (34.07%) Finance
2 377 (11.41%) Banking
3 245 (7.41%) Retail
4 125 (3.78%) Legal
5 111 (3.36%) Marketing
6 96 (2.90%) Front Office
7 92 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 87 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 69 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.72%) Law
11 53 (1.60%) Back Office
12 51 (1.54%) Retail Banking
13 44 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 29 (0.88%) Advertising
15 27 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.64%) Billing
16 21 (0.64%) Electronics
17 19 (0.57%) Games
18 18 (0.54%) Publishing
19 17 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,327 (70.41%) Analyst
2 2,065 (62.48%) Business Analyst
3 197 (5.96%) Project Manager
4 171 (5.17%) Developer
5 168 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
6 161 (4.87%) Architect
7 152 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
8 138 (4.18%) Financial Analyst
9 135 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
10 126 (3.81%) Finance Business Analyst
11 119 (3.60%) Consultant
11 119 (3.60%) Digital Business Analyst
11 119 (3.60%) IT Analyst
12 117 (3.54%) Data Business Analyst
12 117 (3.54%) IT Business Analyst
13 116 (3.51%) Digital Analyst
14 115 (3.48%) Business IT Analyst
15 107 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
16 93 (2.81%) Technical Business Analyst
17 88 (2.66%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (3.12%) .NET
2 67 (2.03%) XML
3 56 (1.69%) Web Services
4 52 (1.57%) HTML
4 52 (1.57%) Middleware
5 46 (1.39%) AngularJS
6 38 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.00%) HTML5
7 33 (1.00%) RESTful
7 33 (1.00%) SOAP
8 29 (0.88%) Node.js
8 29 (0.88%) Spring
9 28 (0.85%) .NET Framework
9 28 (0.85%) OAuth
10 27 (0.82%) CSS
10 27 (0.82%) REST
11 21 (0.64%) JSON
12 18 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (0.54%) Entity Framework
13 17 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 498 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 161 (4.87%) User Experience
4 79 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 50 (1.51%) Fintech
7 49 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 47 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 44 (1.33%) Derivative
9 44 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 33 (1.00%) NHS
12 32 (0.97%) Equities
13 28 (0.85%) FMCG
14 27 (0.82%) Reinsurance
15 25 (0.76%) Credit Risk
15 25 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.67%) PMI
18 21 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 84 (2.54%) Windows
2 59 (1.79%) Unix
3 44 (1.33%) Linux
4 42 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 22 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.48%) Android
7 9 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.12%) Solaris
9 2 (0.061%) AIX
9 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.030%) CentOS
10 1 (0.030%) HPUX
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.030%) VMS
10 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,258 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (24.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 632 (19.12%) Project Management
4 382 (11.56%) User Stories
5 380 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
6 358 (10.83%) Scrum
7 318 (9.62%) Waterfall
8 312 (9.44%) Migration
9 280 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 271 (8.20%) Data Analysis
11 266 (8.05%) Change Management
12 231 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
13 227 (6.87%) Use Case
14 224 (6.78%) PRINCE2
15 202 (6.11%) SDLC
16 200 (6.05%) Data Modelling
17 189 (5.72%) Analytics
18 183 (5.54%) Workflow
19 165 (4.99%) ITIL
20 163 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 342 (10.35%) SQL
2 104 (3.15%) Java
3 77 (2.33%) C#
4 70 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 51 (1.54%) Python
6 45 (1.36%) C
7 41 (1.24%) VBA
8 29 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 28 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 27 (0.82%) R
11 14 (0.42%) TypeScript
11 14 (0.42%) VB
12 13 (0.39%) Scala
13 12 (0.36%) PowerShell
14 11 (0.33%) Perl
15 10 (0.30%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.27%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.24%) Java 8
17 8 (0.24%) PHP
18 6 (0.18%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 273 (8.26%) Degree
2 174 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 158 (4.78%) ISEB
4 112 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 57 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 49 (1.48%) IIBA
7 41 (1.24%) CBAP
8 35 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 34 (1.03%) PMP
10 26 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 23 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
13 17 (0.51%) CISSP
13 17 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
15 13 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.36%) APMP
16 12 (0.36%) PgMP
17 11 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.24%) GDPR
2 105 (3.18%) QA
3 75 (2.27%) PMO
4 39 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.00%) MiFID
6 20 (0.61%) SLA
7 15 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 14 (0.42%) EMIR
8 14 (0.42%) IFRS
9 13 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.36%) COBIT
11 11 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.30%) PSD2
13 9 (0.27%) IFRS 9
13 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.15%) GxP
15 4 (0.12%) SEPA
16 3 (0.091%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 35 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.27%) Docker
4 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.061%) HDFS
5 2 (0.061%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.030%) Firmware
6 1 (0.030%) IAG
6 1 (0.030%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (0.36%) Ansible
2 11 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 11 (0.33%) SCCM
2 11 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.21%) Control-M
3 7 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.21%) Puppet
4 5 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.12%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.12%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.12%) Nagios
5 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.091%) MOM
7 2 (0.061%) Mesos
8 1 (0.030%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.030%) Oozie
8 1 (0.030%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.030%) Terraform
Vendors
1 342 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 214 (6.48%) Oracle
3 168 (5.08%) SAP
4 74 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (1.57%) Tableau
6 43 (1.30%) Workday
7 39 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 33 (1.00%) Informatica
9 32 (0.97%) IBM
10 25 (0.76%) Citrix
10 25 (0.76%) Cognos
10 25 (0.76%) Pega
10 25 (0.76%) VMware
11 24 (0.73%) Charles River
12 19 (0.57%) Bloomberg
13 16 (0.48%) Adobe
13 16 (0.48%) Capita
14 15 (0.45%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.45%) OpenText
14 15 (0.45%) Sybase