Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 63 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3301 3652 4202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 3.43% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 4.09% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2335 2611 3040
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 42
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £19.45 £17.20 £18.78
90th Percentile £61.75 £46.30 £49.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +11.11%

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 83975 89343 92303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.86% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55712 59123 59824
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1987 2334 2671
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +7.23% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 3012 £450 +5.88% 379
London +1 1645 £500 +5.26% 172
UK excluding London -8 1604 £400 - 239
South East -15 454 £425 +6.25% 53
North of England +4 329 £400 +0.63% 71
Midlands -8 265 £388 -5.78% 37
Scotland +9 198 £375 +7.14% 26
North West +4 181 £400 +3.23% 37
East of England -25 166 £423 +5.63% 24
West Midlands -4 142 £375 -6.25% 29
South West -5 142 £375 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire -8 130 £400 - 32
East Midlands -20 109 £390 -8.24% 8
Wales -7 51 £375 -6.25% 5
North East +34 19 £406 -9.72% 2
Channel Islands 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1202 (36.41%) Finance
2 1088 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
3 769 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 581 (17.60%) Banking
5 537 (16.27%) Project Management
6 475 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
7 407 (12.33%) SQL
8 344 (10.42%) User Stories
9 322 (9.75%) Scrum
10 298 (9.03%) Change Management
11 290 (8.79%) Retail
12 289 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 279 (8.45%) Data Analysis
14 278 (8.42%) Microsoft
15 272 (8.24%) Waterfall
16 270 (8.18%) Use Case
17 249 (7.54%) SDLC
18 240 (7.27%) Migration
19 239 (7.24%) Degree
20 232 (7.03%) MS Visio
21 230 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
22 216 (6.54%) Data Modelling
23 198 (6.00%) Oracle
24 195 (5.91%) Investment Banking
25 193 (5.85%) CRM
26 184 (5.57%) PRINCE2
27 180 (5.45%) ISEB
28 177 (5.36%) JIRA
29 173 (5.24%) MiFID
29 173 (5.24%) Analytics

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 84 (2.54%) Confluence
2 80 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 47 (1.42%) CMS
4 23 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (0.48%) SAS
8 14 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.36%) Documentum
9 12 (0.36%) JBoss
9 12 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.24%) DNN
11 8 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.18%) JCAPS
13 6 (0.18%) Smallworld
14 5 (0.15%) Apache
Applications
1 232 (7.03%) MS Visio
2 168 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
3 153 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 75 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 73 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.091%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 80 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 22 (0.67%) Temenos T24
3 20 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.45%) Maximo
5 14 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.61%) Office 365
2 40 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.82%) SaaS
4 19 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.33%) Lucidchart
7 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.24%) IaaS
8 8 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.24%) PaaS
9 7 (0.21%) GitHub
9 7 (0.21%) Yammer
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.12%) BPaaS
12 3 (0.091%) Algolia
12 3 (0.091%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.061%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.061%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.76%) SMS
2 20 (0.61%) Internet
3 14 (0.42%) Intranet
4 8 (0.24%) HTTP
5 7 (0.21%) Skype
6 6 (0.18%) Broadband
6 6 (0.18%) WAN
6 6 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.18%) Wireless
7 5 (0.15%) Firewall
7 5 (0.15%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.15%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.12%) MVNO
9 3 (0.091%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.091%) NAS
9 3 (0.091%) Network Security
9 3 (0.091%) SAN
10 2 (0.061%) FTP
10 2 (0.061%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.061%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (2.33%) Big Data
4 62 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 57 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 35 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 31 (0.94%) QlikView
9 25 (0.76%) Blockchain
10 21 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 20 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.58%) DB2
12 19 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.51%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 14 (0.42%) MS Access
16 14 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 177 (5.36%) JIRA
2 30 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 16 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 14 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.42%) Selenium
9 13 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 12 (0.36%) MSTest
11 11 (0.33%) JUnit
11 11 (0.33%) NUnit
11 11 (0.33%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.27%) Maven
13 7 (0.21%) gulp
14 6 (0.18%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 1202 (36.41%) Finance
2 581 (17.60%) Banking
3 290 (8.79%) Retail
4 195 (5.91%) Investment Banking
5 172 (5.21%) Front Office
6 125 (3.79%) Marketing
7 112 (3.39%) Telecoms
8 93 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 89 (2.70%) Legal
10 74 (2.24%) Back Office
11 59 (1.79%) Law
12 48 (1.45%) Financial Institution
13 43 (1.30%) Retail Banking
14 32 (0.97%) Advertising
14 32 (0.97%) Electronics
15 27 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (0.82%) Publishing
16 26 (0.79%) Billing
17 25 (0.76%) Private Banking
18 20 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2498 (75.67%) Analyst
2 2265 (68.62%) Business Analyst
3 222 (6.73%) Project Manager
4 197 (5.97%) Developer
5 173 (5.24%) Agile Business Analyst
6 167 (5.06%) Banking Analyst
7 165 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 164 (4.97%) Digital Analyst
9 152 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
10 145 (4.39%) IT Business Analyst
11 144 (4.36%) IT Analyst
12 143 (4.33%) Business IT Analyst
13 142 (4.30%) Data Business Analyst
14 141 (4.27%) Senior Business Analyst
15 126 (3.82%) Banking Business Analyst
16 124 (3.76%) Financial Analyst
17 115 (3.48%) Business Systems Analyst
18 112 (3.39%) Project Analyst
19 111 (3.36%) Consultant
20 110 (3.33%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.73%) .NET
2 73 (2.21%) HTML
3 64 (1.94%) XML
4 57 (1.73%) Web Services
5 52 (1.58%) CSS
6 33 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.00%) HTML5
6 33 (1.00%) RESTful
7 30 (0.91%) CSS3
7 30 (0.91%) SOAP
8 29 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 28 (0.85%) jQuery
9 28 (0.85%) JSON
10 26 (0.79%) Spring
11 25 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 22 (0.67%) Middleware
13 20 (0.61%) REST
14 19 (0.58%) J2EE
15 18 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 475 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.12%) Derivative
3 133 (4.03%) User Experience
4 124 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.64%) Fixed Income
6 95 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 74 (2.24%) Equities
8 62 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 38 (1.15%) Market Risk
11 37 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 34 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 30 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
13 30 (0.91%) PMI
14 29 (0.88%) Reference Data
15 27 (0.82%) Computer Science
16 25 (0.76%) Credit Risk
16 25 (0.76%) Fintech
17 24 (0.73%) NHS
18 23 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 66 (2.00%) Windows
2 59 (1.79%) Unix
3 36 (1.09%) Linux
4 8 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.21%) Solaris
6 6 (0.18%) HPUX
6 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.12%) Android
8 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.091%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.061%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.030%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1088 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 537 (16.27%) Project Management
4 344 (10.42%) User Stories
5 322 (9.75%) Scrum
6 298 (9.03%) Change Management
7 289 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 279 (8.45%) Data Analysis
9 272 (8.24%) Waterfall
10 270 (8.18%) Use Case
11 249 (7.54%) SDLC
12 240 (7.27%) Migration
13 230 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
14 216 (6.54%) Data Modelling
15 193 (5.85%) CRM
16 184 (5.57%) PRINCE2
17 173 (5.24%) Analytics
18 161 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
19 160 (4.85%) Asset Management
20 157 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 407 (12.33%) SQL
2 95 (2.88%) Java
3 72 (2.18%) JavaScript
4 69 (2.09%) C#
5 48 (1.45%) Python
6 33 (1.00%) C
7 29 (0.88%) R
8 27 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 27 (0.82%) VBA
9 26 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.48%) Scala
11 14 (0.42%) C++
12 8 (0.24%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.21%) VB
14 6 (0.18%) Perl
14 6 (0.18%) PHP
15 5 (0.15%) RPG
16 4 (0.12%) ABAP
16 4 (0.12%) Ruby
16 4 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 239 (7.24%) Degree
2 180 (5.45%) ISEB
3 153 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 98 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.54%) IIBA
6 44 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 36 (1.09%) CBAP
7 36 (1.09%) PMP
8 30 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.39%) CISM
13 13 (0.39%) CISSP
14 12 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.30%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (5.24%) MiFID
2 144 (4.36%) GDPR
3 141 (4.27%) QA
4 74 (2.24%) Data Quality
5 67 (2.03%) EMIR
6 48 (1.45%) PMO
7 35 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
9 30 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
10 29 (0.88%) SLA
11 18 (0.55%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.42%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.27%) PSD2
14 8 (0.24%) FINREP
14 8 (0.24%) GxP
15 7 (0.21%) COREP
15 7 (0.21%) FATCA
15 7 (0.21%) HL7
16 6 (0.18%) COBIT
16 6 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 22 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.061%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.061%) Docker
4 2 (0.061%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.061%) IAG
4 2 (0.061%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.061%) Xen
4 2 (0.061%) XenApp
4 2 (0.061%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.030%) Firmware
5 1 (0.030%) HDFS
5 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.27%) SCCM
3 8 (0.24%) SCOM
4 3 (0.091%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.091%) Puppet
4 3 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.061%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.061%) Control-M
5 2 (0.061%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.061%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.030%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.030%) Kibana
6 1 (0.030%) logstash
6 1 (0.030%) Oozie
6 1 (0.030%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 278 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 198 (6.00%) Oracle
3 137 (4.15%) SAP
4 87 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 45 (1.36%) Tableau
7 43 (1.30%) IBM
8 38 (1.15%) Bloomberg
9 25 (0.76%) HP
10 24 (0.73%) Google
11 23 (0.70%) Charles River
12 19 (0.58%) Temenos
12 19 (0.58%) Workday
13 18 (0.55%) Adobe
13 18 (0.55%) Informatica
13 18 (0.55%) Sitecore
14 16 (0.48%) hybris
15 15 (0.45%) Cognos
16 14 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
17 12 (0.36%) Remedy