Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 49 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,223 4,087 5,550
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.08% 4.58% 5.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 4.86% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 2,971 4,004
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £319 £331 £325
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £18.78 £18.35 £19.25
90th Percentile £46.43 £66.20 £54.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -31.58% +35.71% +4.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 27,709 84,132 97,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 94.20% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,378 55,264 64,046
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £669 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,138 2,916 3,165
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.25% +11.86% -5.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% +6.83% -2.78%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. 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 -6 1,102 £463 +2.78% 66
London -6 655 £500 - 34
UK excluding London -10 492 £425 - 39
Work from Home +12 180 £425 -15.00% 7
South East +7 130 £438 +2.94% 6
North of England -8 113 £425 - 8
Midlands +18 98 £400 -5.88% 10
West Midlands +20 73 £425 - 6
North West -18 53 £413 -2.94% 2
South West -25 52 £455 +10.30% 4
Yorkshire -5 50 £425 +3.03% 6
Scotland -17 37 £364 -9.06% 5
East of England -10 34 £425 -5.56% 4
East Midlands +19 24 £275 -34.52% 4
Wales +18 15 £425 +8.97% 2
Northern Ireland +14 13 £350 -17.16%
North East +12 10 £419 -1.47%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 430 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (33.03%) Business Analysis
3 353 (28.86%) Finance
4 242 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 220 (17.99%) Requirements Gathering
6 195 (15.94%) User Stories
7 192 (15.70%) Security Cleared
8 155 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
9 141 (11.53%) SC Cleared
10 129 (10.55%) Banking
10 129 (10.55%) Public Sector
10 129 (10.55%) Workshop Facilitation
11 118 (9.65%) Scrum
12 115 (9.40%) SQL
13 113 (9.24%) Change Management
14 108 (8.83%) Data Analysis
15 107 (8.75%) Migration
16 105 (8.59%) JIRA
17 100 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
18 99 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
19 86 (7.03%) Data Modelling
20 85 (6.95%) Microsoft
21 83 (6.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
22 82 (6.70%) Project Delivery
23 81 (6.62%) Business Case
23 81 (6.62%) GAP Analysis
24 77 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
25 76 (6.21%) Project Management
26 73 (5.97%) Use Case
26 73 (5.97%) SAP

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 58 (4.74%) Confluence
2 46 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.74%) CMS
4 6 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.16%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.082%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.082%) Documentum
6 1 (0.082%) Drupal
6 1 (0.082%) FileNet
6 1 (0.082%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.082%) OnBase
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.082%) SAS
6 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 34 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.16%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.082%) Figma
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.74%) Front Arena
6 8 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.57%) Endur
8 6 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.41%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.33%) Maximo
10 4 (0.33%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.25%) Actimize
11 3 (0.25%) Bloomberg AIM
11 3 (0.25%) MultiFonds
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.74%) Azure
2 32 (2.62%) Power Platform
3 20 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (1.23%) AWS
4 15 (1.23%) Office 365
5 12 (0.98%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.33%) GCP
7 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.25%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.25%) Veeva
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Serverless
9 2 (0.16%) Smartsheet
10 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.082%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.49%) VLAN
2 5 (0.41%) Internet
3 3 (0.25%) Skype
4 2 (0.16%) FTP
4 2 (0.16%) LAN
4 2 (0.16%) Network Security
4 2 (0.16%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.16%) WAN
5 1 (0.082%) Broadband
5 1 (0.082%) CTI
5 1 (0.082%) Extranet
5 1 (0.082%) Intranet
5 1 (0.082%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.082%) NAS
5 1 (0.082%) SAN
5 1 (0.082%) SMS
5 1 (0.082%) SSH
5 1 (0.082%) SSL
5 1 (0.082%) VoIP
5 1 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (2.45%) Power BI
3 18 (1.47%) SQL Server
4 14 (1.14%) Data Lake
5 9 (0.74%) Big Data
5 9 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.65%) Essbase
7 7 (0.57%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.57%) MySQL
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (0.49%) QlikView
9 5 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 105 (8.59%) JIRA
2 11 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.16%) Balsamiq
4 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.16%) Hudson
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.16%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.082%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.082%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.082%) Postman
5 1 (0.082%) Rational DOORS
General
1 353 (28.86%) Finance
2 129 (10.55%) Banking
2 129 (10.55%) Public Sector
3 60 (4.91%) Front Office
4 45 (3.68%) Marketing
5 42 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 40 (3.27%) Back Office
7 38 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 37 (3.03%) Retail
9 33 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.29%) Legal
11 25 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.88%) Law
13 15 (1.23%) Electronics
14 14 (1.14%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.65%) Advertising
15 8 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.49%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.41%) Fire and Rescue
17 5 (0.41%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.21%) XML
2 14 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (0.98%) Middleware
4 11 (0.90%) JSON
4 11 (0.90%) Web Services
5 8 (0.65%) .NET
6 7 (0.57%) SailPoint
7 6 (0.49%) HTML
7 6 (0.49%) REST
8 5 (0.41%) FpML
8 5 (0.41%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.33%) J2EE
9 4 (0.33%) LDAP
9 4 (0.33%) SOAP
10 2 (0.16%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.16%) CSS
10 2 (0.16%) Kafka
10 2 (0.16%) SAML
10 2 (0.16%) Velocity
10 2 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 155 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 37 (3.03%) User Experience
4 33 (2.70%) Derivative
5 29 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (2.37%) NHS
6 22 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 20 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.47%) Equities
9 15 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 15 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
11 11 (0.90%) Credit Risk
11 11 (0.90%) Hedge funds
11 11 (0.90%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.65%) Life Science
14 7 (0.57%) FMCG
15 6 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.23%) Windows
2 7 (0.57%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.41%) Linux
3 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.33%) Unix
5 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.082%) Android
7 1 (0.082%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (33.03%) Business Analysis
3 242 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 220 (17.99%) Requirements Gathering
5 195 (15.94%) User Stories
6 129 (10.55%) Workshop Facilitation
7 118 (9.65%) Scrum
8 113 (9.24%) Change Management
9 108 (8.83%) Data Analysis
10 107 (8.75%) Migration
11 100 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (7.03%) Data Modelling
14 83 (6.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 82 (6.70%) Project Delivery
16 81 (6.62%) Business Case
16 81 (6.62%) GAP Analysis
17 77 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
18 76 (6.21%) Project Management
19 73 (5.97%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 115 (9.40%) SQL
2 25 (2.04%) Java
3 20 (1.64%) Python
4 13 (1.06%) VBA
5 12 (0.98%) C
6 10 (0.82%) PL/SQL
7 9 (0.74%) R
8 6 (0.49%) MATLAB
8 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.33%) VB
9 4 (0.33%) XPath
9 4 (0.33%) XQuery
10 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.16%) Perl
11 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.082%) C#
12 1 (0.082%) C++
12 1 (0.082%) PHP
12 1 (0.082%) Scala
Qualifications
1 192 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 141 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 24 (1.96%) Degree
5 21 (1.72%) ISEB
6 16 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.25%) CBAP
7 3 (0.25%) CISM
7 3 (0.25%) CISSP
7 3 (0.25%) IIBA
8 2 (0.16%) ACCA
8 2 (0.16%) CCNA
8 2 (0.16%) CIMA
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.082%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.082%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.62%) QA
2 25 (2.04%) GDPR
3 23 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.49%) IFRS
4 6 (0.49%) PMO
5 5 (0.41%) COREP
5 5 (0.41%) MiFID
5 5 (0.41%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) RMADS
6 4 (0.33%) SEPA
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) EMIR
7 3 (0.25%) GxP
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) GAAP
8 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.16%) Docker
2 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (0.16%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.082%) Ansible
5 1 (0.082%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.082%) OPNET
5 1 (0.082%) QRadar
5 1 (0.082%) SCCM
5 1 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.082%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 85 (6.95%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.97%) SAP
3 68 (5.56%) Oracle
4 38 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 16 (1.31%) Murex
7 10 (0.82%) Workday
8 8 (0.65%) HP
9 7 (0.57%) Cisco
9 7 (0.57%) Tableau
10 6 (0.49%) Adobe
10 6 (0.49%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.49%) CyberArk
10 6 (0.49%) ForeScout
10 6 (0.49%) OpenLink
10 6 (0.49%) Pega
10 6 (0.49%) Splunk
11 5 (0.41%) IBM
12 4 (0.33%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.33%) ION Trading