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 3 months to 23 May 2017 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 59 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1505 1886 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.53% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.24% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 1379 1469
Median daily rate £448 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 19
Median hourly rate £33.50 £34.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +14.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £26.75 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £47.20 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.49 £30.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +22.90% -20.77%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37828 44522 44343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.27% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24651 29475 27890
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1061 1303
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.81% -2.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% +8.19%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1375 £450 +5.88% 337
London -8 701 £500 +11.11% 163
South East -9 244 £425 +6.25% 56
City of London 0 140 £500 +5.26% 54
North West -3 100 £391 +4.33% 21
Scotland +15 82 £378 +3.42% 11
South West +10 72 £375 -6.25% 30
Surrey +38 70 £485 +7.77% 5
Yorkshire +2 66 £388 +3.33% 24
West Midlands -3 65 £365 -8.75% 19
Edinburgh -1 62 £390 +6.84% 8
East of England -33 56 £405 -4.70% 15
Hampshire +21 52 £413 -2.94% 18
Manchester +1 52 £375 - 16
East Midlands -13 52 £438 +7.69% 6
West Yorkshire +16 50 £388 -3.12% 17
Berkshire +3 44 £425 - 14
Leeds +15 36 £388 -3.12% 9
Cheshire +36 31 £400 -3.03% 1
West Sussex +19 26 £415 +3.10% 3
Buckinghamshire -44 24 £419 +4.68% 5
Wales +13 23 £375 +1.69% 5
Wiltshire +5 23 £425 +9.67% 7
Birmingham 0 22 £325 -31.57% 8
South Wales +15 20 £375 +3.44% 4
Milton Keynes -31 20 £420 +5.00% 2
Cardiff +15 18 £375 +1.35% 3
Bristol -3 18 £375 -1.96% 6
Oxfordshire +3 17 £375 +7.14% 4
Northamptonshire -16 16 £456 -7.59% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1035 (33.71%) Finance
2 913 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 645 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 541 (17.62%) Project Management
5 477 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
6 470 (15.31%) Banking
7 384 (12.51%) SQL
8 288 (9.38%) Use Case
9 283 (9.22%) Microsoft
10 280 (9.12%) Change Management
11 269 (8.76%) Data Analysis
11 269 (8.76%) SDLC
12 267 (8.70%) Oracle
13 266 (8.66%) Degree
14 252 (8.21%) Scrum
15 243 (7.92%) User Stories
16 239 (7.79%) Retail
17 238 (7.75%) Waterfall
18 228 (7.43%) PRINCE2
19 219 (7.13%) Migration
20 217 (7.07%) ISEB
21 211 (6.87%) CRM
22 202 (6.58%) Data Modelling
23 201 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
24 197 (6.42%) ITIL
25 184 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
26 178 (5.80%) Workflow
27 168 (5.47%) Security Cleared
28 166 (5.41%) UML
29 163 (5.31%) MiFID

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
1 105 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.05%) Confluence
3 30 (0.98%) CMS
4 28 (0.91%) SAS
5 25 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.29%) Documentum
10 9 (0.29%) JCAPS
11 8 (0.26%) Apache
12 7 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.16%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.13%) JBoss
15 4 (0.13%) Moodle
16 3 (0.098%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.098%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 159 (5.18%) MS Visio
2 114 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 75 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
5 66 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.098%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.065%) Stata
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 96 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 20 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.55%) Sonata
7 16 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
9 13 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.33%) SAP HCM
11 9 (0.29%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (0.20%) Markit EDM
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.18%) Office 365
2 41 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.04%) SaaS
4 11 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.33%) PaaS
6 9 (0.29%) IaaS
7 8 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.26%) Yammer
8 7 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (0.20%) G Suite
9 6 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
9 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.16%) GitHub
10 5 (0.16%) Trello
11 4 (0.13%) Force.com
12 2 (0.065%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.065%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.033%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.033%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.62%) Internet
2 18 (0.59%) Intranet
3 12 (0.39%) Skype
4 10 (0.33%) HTTP
4 10 (0.33%) LDAP
5 8 (0.26%) Firewall
6 7 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.16%) FTP
7 5 (0.16%) LAN
7 5 (0.16%) Network Security
7 5 (0.16%) SSL
7 5 (0.16%) VoIP
7 5 (0.16%) WAN
8 4 (0.13%) DMZ
8 4 (0.13%) Extranet
8 4 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.13%) VPN
8 4 (0.13%) Wireless
9 3 (0.098%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 123 (4.01%) SQL Server
3 83 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (1.89%) Big Data
5 53 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 48 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 30 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 27 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (0.85%) DB2
11 26 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.72%) Data Mining
13 22 (0.72%) QlikView
14 20 (0.65%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
15 19 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 114 (3.71%) JIRA
2 28 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.59%) NUnit
4 17 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 14 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.46%) MSTest
6 11 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.36%) Selenium
7 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.23%) MSBuild
9 7 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.20%) Subversion
11 5 (0.16%) JUnit
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.13%) ERwin
12 4 (0.13%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (0.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 1035 (33.71%) Finance
2 470 (15.31%) Banking
3 239 (7.79%) Retail
4 155 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 139 (4.53%) Front Office
6 124 (4.04%) Marketing
7 101 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 99 (3.22%) Legal
9 90 (2.93%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.82%) Back Office
11 44 (1.43%) Law
12 41 (1.34%) Advertising
13 39 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 34 (1.11%) Publishing
15 31 (1.01%) Automotive
16 29 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.88%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.81%) Billing
19 24 (0.78%) Private Banking
20 22 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2196 (71.53%) Analyst
2 1919 (62.51%) Business Analyst
3 243 (7.92%) Project Manager
4 188 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
5 181 (5.90%) Senior Business Analyst
6 172 (5.60%) Consultant
7 142 (4.63%) IT Analyst
8 138 (4.50%) Business IT Analyst
9 136 (4.43%) Digital Analyst
10 135 (4.40%) IT Business Analyst
11 134 (4.36%) Developer
12 132 (4.30%) Digital Business Analyst
13 128 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
14 124 (4.04%) Data Business Analyst
14 124 (4.04%) Project Analyst
15 121 (3.94%) Architect
16 105 (3.42%) Banking Analyst
17 103 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
18 101 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
19 97 (3.16%) MiFID Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.91%) XML
2 107 (3.49%) Web Services
3 91 (2.96%) .NET
4 63 (2.05%) HTML
5 36 (1.17%) CSS
6 34 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 31 (1.01%) HTML5
8 28 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 27 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 24 (0.78%) SOAP
11 19 (0.62%) REST
12 18 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (0.59%) jQuery
13 15 (0.49%) Entity Framework
14 14 (0.46%) JSON
14 14 (0.46%) Middleware
14 14 (0.46%) Node.js
14 14 (0.46%) Unity DI Container
14 14 (0.46%) XSLT
15 11 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 477 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 90 (2.93%) Derivative
4 85 (2.77%) User Experience
5 66 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 65 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (1.53%) Equities
8 39 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 29 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 28 (0.91%) PMI
12 27 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (0.88%) NHS
12 27 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
12 27 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 25 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 25 (0.81%) Fintech
14 24 (0.78%) Computer Science
15 23 (0.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 79 (2.57%) Windows
2 58 (1.89%) Unix
3 39 (1.27%) Linux
4 15 (0.49%) Android
5 14 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.39%) Windows Vista
7 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.16%) HPUX
9 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.098%) CentOS
11 3 (0.098%) Solaris
12 2 (0.065%) AIX
12 2 (0.065%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 541 (17.62%) Project Management
4 288 (9.38%) Use Case
5 280 (9.12%) Change Management
6 269 (8.76%) Data Analysis
6 269 (8.76%) SDLC
7 252 (8.21%) Scrum
8 243 (7.92%) User Stories
9 238 (7.75%) Waterfall
10 228 (7.43%) PRINCE2
11 219 (7.13%) Migration
12 211 (6.87%) CRM
13 202 (6.58%) Data Modelling
14 201 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 197 (6.42%) ITIL
16 184 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
17 178 (5.80%) Workflow
18 166 (5.41%) UML
19 149 (4.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 384 (12.51%) SQL
2 83 (2.70%) Java
3 74 (2.41%) Python
4 72 (2.35%) C#
5 61 (1.99%) JavaScript
6 43 (1.40%) C
7 29 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 19 (0.62%) VBA
9 14 (0.46%) Scala
10 12 (0.39%) C++
10 12 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.33%) ABAP
12 9 (0.29%) Perl
12 9 (0.29%) R
13 8 (0.26%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.26%) Ruby
13 8 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.23%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.20%) VB
16 5 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 266 (8.66%) Degree
2 217 (7.07%) ISEB
3 168 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 107 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 53 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 48 (1.56%) IIBA
7 41 (1.34%) CBAP
8 30 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 29 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.94%) PMP
10 21 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.62%) CISSP
12 15 (0.49%) APMP
13 14 (0.46%) APMG
13 14 (0.46%) CISA
13 14 (0.46%) CITP
14 13 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
16 11 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (5.31%) MiFID
2 114 (3.71%) QA
3 58 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 50 (1.63%) PMO
5 38 (1.24%) EMIR
6 36 (1.17%) GDPR
7 25 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 25 (0.81%) SLA
8 24 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
9 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 17 (0.55%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.49%) IFRS
11 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (0.42%) IFRS 9
12 13 (0.42%) SEPA
13 12 (0.39%) Basel III
14 11 (0.36%) GxP
15 10 (0.33%) HL7
16 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.098%) Docker
4 3 (0.098%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.065%) Xen
6 1 (0.033%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.033%) HDFS
6 1 (0.033%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.033%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (0.29%) SCCM
2 8 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.23%) SCOM
4 6 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.20%) Puppet
5 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.098%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.098%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.098%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.065%) Control-M
6 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.065%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.065%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.033%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.033%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.033%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.033%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.033%) Oozie
7 1 (0.033%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 283 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 267 (8.70%) Oracle
3 146 (4.76%) SAP
4 63 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (1.30%) IBM
6 39 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 27 (0.88%) Tableau
8 26 (0.85%) Cognos
8 26 (0.85%) HP
9 20 (0.65%) Pega
10 17 (0.55%) Hyperion
11 16 (0.52%) Informatica
11 16 (0.52%) Workday
12 15 (0.49%) FNZ
12 15 (0.49%) Murex
13 14 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
14 13 (0.42%) Google
14 13 (0.42%) Infor
15 12 (0.39%) Avaloq
15 12 (0.39%) Bloomberg
London
Client Server
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £258 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Knowit
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £250 per day c£250 a day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £375 - £390 per day + Inside IR35
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago