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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
UK
Rank 61 57 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1527 1793 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.41% 3.39% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 4.10% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1300 1318
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +2.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 17
Median hourly rate £42.48 £35.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -12.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.23 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £46.95 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.98 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +0.94% +3.83%  

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 1412 £450 +5.88% 337
London -11 657 £496 +9.66% 158
South East +14 282 £425 +6.25% 41
City of London -6 117 £500 -4.76% 41
East of England +1 89 £425 - 19
Surrey +54 79 £450 -5.26% 9
Yorkshire -8 78 £385 +2.66% 24
West Midlands -2 76 £400 -3.03% 28
North West -5 75 £425 +13.33% 23
Scotland 0 73 £390 +4.00% 16
East Midlands +10 70 £375 -6.25% 17
South West -18 64 £400 - 21
Berkshire +24 53 £450 +5.88% 6
Edinburgh +9 51 £400 +3.89% 10
West Yorkshire -9 51 £380 +1.33% 16
West Sussex +17 47 £438 +12.90% 2
Hampshire +7 45 £388 -8.82% 10
Leeds -1 34 £388 +10.71% 10
Buckinghamshire -21 33 £413 +0.60% 5
Cheshire +17 25 £444 +9.23% 2
Milton Keynes -18 24 £425 - 3
Derbyshire +9 23 £220 -43.58% 2
Bedfordshire +6 23 £430 -4.44% 4
Wiltshire +7 22 £453 +13.18% 1
Coventry +15 21 £422 -0.70% 5
Northamptonshire -2 21 £425 +6.25% 3
Manchester -6 21 £406 +8.33% 16
Gatwick +7 20 £468 +16.87%
Wales -2 20 £329 -6.07% 8
Lancashire +35 18 £375 +7.14% 2

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1054 (33.87%) Finance
2 905 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
3 638 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 532 (17.10%) Project Management
5 452 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
6 436 (14.01%) Banking
7 411 (13.21%) SQL
8 283 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 279 (8.97%) SDLC
10 277 (8.90%) Change Management
11 273 (8.77%) Data Analysis
12 270 (8.68%) Degree
13 268 (8.61%) Use Case
13 268 (8.61%) Scrum
14 246 (7.90%) Oracle
15 235 (7.55%) Retail
16 225 (7.23%) PRINCE2
17 221 (7.10%) CRM
18 219 (7.04%) Waterfall
19 217 (6.97%) User Stories
20 213 (6.84%) MS Excel
21 211 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
22 208 (6.68%) ISEB
23 201 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
24 196 (6.30%) Data Modelling
25 193 (6.20%) Migration
26 179 (5.75%) ITIL
26 179 (5.75%) Security Cleared
27 175 (5.62%) Process Improvement
28 159 (5.11%) Workflow

Business Analysis
Top Related 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
1 123 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.90%) Confluence
3 37 (1.19%) CMS
4 27 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 19 (0.61%) SAS
6 19 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.29%) Documentum
10 7 (0.22%) JCAPS
11 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.16%) Apache
12 5 (0.16%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 213 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 148 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 116 (3.73%) MS Office
4 65 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 63 (2.02%) MS Project
6 19 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.064%) Stata
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 99 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.74%) Sonata
5 22 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 13 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
10 11 (0.35%) SAP HCM
11 10 (0.32%) NetSuite
11 10 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
12 9 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.29%) SAP CO
12 9 (0.29%) SAP FI
13 8 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (0.26%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.35%) Office 365
2 42 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.09%) SaaS
4 14 (0.45%) PaaS
5 12 (0.39%) IaaS
5 12 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
5 12 (0.39%) Yammer
6 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.22%) Force.com
7 7 (0.22%) GitHub
7 7 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (0.19%) G Suite
9 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.13%) Trello
11 3 (0.096%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.064%) Slack
13 1 (0.032%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.032%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.03%) Internet
2 23 (0.74%) Intranet
3 15 (0.48%) LDAP
4 11 (0.35%) HTTP
5 9 (0.29%) Skype
6 8 (0.26%) DNS
7 7 (0.22%) Firewall
8 6 (0.19%) DHCP
8 6 (0.19%) WAN
9 5 (0.16%) Network Security
9 5 (0.16%) SSL
9 5 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.16%) VoIP
10 4 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.13%) DMZ
10 4 (0.13%) Extranet
10 4 (0.13%) LAN
10 4 (0.13%) VPN
11 3 (0.096%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.096%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 100 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 49 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (1.54%) Big Data
8 35 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
10 32 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 30 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 30 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (0.87%) DB2
12 27 (0.87%) QlikView
13 23 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (0.67%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.64%) Power BI
17 19 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 119 (3.82%) JIRA
2 38 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.71%) NUnit
4 19 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.55%) Selenium
6 16 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.51%) MSTest
7 15 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.35%) JUnit
10 10 (0.32%) Subversion
10 10 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.22%) ERwin
11 7 (0.22%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.16%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.16%) Rational Rose
14 4 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1054 (33.87%) Finance
2 436 (14.01%) Banking
3 235 (7.55%) Retail
4 135 (4.34%) Investment Banking
5 122 (3.92%) Marketing
6 121 (3.89%) Front Office
7 106 (3.41%) Telecoms
8 88 (2.83%) Manufacturing
9 80 (2.57%) Legal
10 59 (1.90%) Back Office
11 37 (1.19%) Publishing
12 35 (1.12%) Advertising
13 31 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 27 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (0.80%) Automotive
17 23 (0.74%) Billing
18 22 (0.71%) Law
19 21 (0.67%) Electronics
20 20 (0.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2147 (68.99%) Analyst
2 1893 (60.83%) Business Analyst
3 213 (6.84%) Project Manager
4 198 (6.36%) Consultant
5 197 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
6 192 (6.17%) Senior Business Analyst
7 169 (5.43%) Developer
8 147 (4.72%) Digital Analyst
9 144 (4.63%) Architect
10 139 (4.47%) Digital Business Analyst
11 124 (3.98%) Agile Business Analyst
11 124 (3.98%) Data Business Analyst
12 108 (3.47%) IT Analyst
13 106 (3.41%) IT Business Analyst
14 105 (3.37%) Business IT Analyst
15 102 (3.28%) Project Analyst
16 100 (3.21%) Financial Analyst
17 97 (3.12%) Finance Business Analyst
18 92 (2.96%) Business Manager
19 91 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.86%) XML
2 117 (3.76%) Web Services
3 111 (3.57%) .NET
4 61 (1.96%) HTML
5 30 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 29 (0.93%) CSS
6 29 (0.93%) SOAP
7 28 (0.90%) HTML5
8 27 (0.87%) ASP.NET
9 26 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 22 (0.71%) REST
11 20 (0.64%) Entity Framework
11 20 (0.64%) jQuery
11 20 (0.64%) WCF
12 19 (0.61%) Spring
13 18 (0.58%) JSON
14 16 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (0.51%) FpML
14 16 (0.51%) Unity DI Container
15 14 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 452 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.12%) Derivative
4 94 (3.02%) User Experience
5 87 (2.80%) Fixed Income
6 67 (2.15%) Equities
7 64 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (1.35%) Credit Risk
9 41 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 31 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
12 27 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 27 (0.87%) Reference Data
13 25 (0.80%) Market Risk
13 25 (0.80%) NHS
13 25 (0.80%) SWIFT
14 24 (0.77%) Fintech
15 22 (0.71%) iPad
16 21 (0.67%) PMI
16 21 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (3.37%) Windows
2 59 (1.90%) Unix
3 48 (1.54%) Linux
4 22 (0.71%) Android
5 18 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 11 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.16%) HPUX
10 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.096%) CentOS
12 3 (0.096%) MVS
13 2 (0.064%) AIX
13 2 (0.064%) Solaris
13 2 (0.064%) VMS
14 1 (0.032%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 532 (17.10%) Project Management
4 279 (8.97%) SDLC
5 277 (8.90%) Change Management
6 273 (8.77%) Data Analysis
7 268 (8.61%) Scrum
7 268 (8.61%) Use Case
8 225 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 221 (7.10%) CRM
10 219 (7.04%) Waterfall
11 217 (6.97%) User Stories
12 211 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 201 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
14 196 (6.30%) Data Modelling
15 193 (6.20%) Migration
16 179 (5.75%) ITIL
17 175 (5.62%) Process Improvement
18 159 (5.11%) Workflow
19 151 (4.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 411 (13.21%) SQL
2 96 (3.08%) Java
3 91 (2.92%) C#
4 75 (2.41%) Python
5 61 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 57 (1.83%) C
7 27 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 26 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.74%) VBA
10 17 (0.55%) Scala
11 15 (0.48%) ABAP
11 15 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 13 (0.42%) Perl
13 11 (0.35%) R
14 10 (0.32%) C++
15 9 (0.29%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.29%) Ruby
16 6 (0.19%) COBOL
16 6 (0.19%) JCL
17 5 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 270 (8.68%) Degree
2 208 (6.68%) ISEB
3 179 (5.75%) Security Cleared
4 124 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 46 (1.48%) IIBA
6 41 (1.32%) CBAP
7 40 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 38 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.00%) PMP
10 29 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.58%) CISSP
13 17 (0.55%) APMP
14 16 (0.51%) CISA
15 14 (0.45%) ACCA
15 14 (0.45%) APMG
16 13 (0.42%) CIMA
17 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.35%) CITP
18 11 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.76%) MiFID
2 116 (3.73%) QA
3 57 (1.83%) PMO
4 55 (1.77%) Data Quality
5 39 (1.25%) EMIR
6 28 (0.90%) FATCA
7 27 (0.87%) SLA
8 25 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
9 20 (0.64%) IFRS
10 18 (0.58%) Solvency II
11 17 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
11 17 (0.55%) GDPR
11 17 (0.55%) IFRS 9
12 13 (0.42%) Basel III
12 13 (0.42%) SEPA
13 12 (0.39%) COBIT
14 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
15 10 (0.32%) GxP
16 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 7 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.096%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.064%) Docker
5 2 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.032%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.032%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.29%) SCCM
3 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.26%) Puppet
4 6 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.16%) Control-M
5 5 (0.16%) SCOM
6 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.096%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.096%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.032%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.032%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.032%) MOM
7 1 (0.032%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 283 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 246 (7.90%) Oracle
3 157 (5.04%) SAP
4 61 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.35%) IBM
6 41 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 39 (1.25%) HP
8 33 (1.06%) Tableau
9 31 (1.00%) Cognos
10 24 (0.77%) Adobe
11 22 (0.71%) Informatica
12 20 (0.64%) FNZ
12 20 (0.64%) Infor
13 19 (0.61%) Google
14 17 (0.55%) Avaloq
14 17 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (0.55%) Workday
15 16 (0.51%) Pega
15 16 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
16 15 (0.48%) Hyperion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derbyshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago