Period
to 19 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6170 6927 8112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.40% 6.38% 7.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 6.72% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 4960 6018
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £623 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 51
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -17.11% +43.22%
10th Percentile £27.75 £20.55 £19.79
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.25 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -9.72% +4.35% +13.77%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91474 103010 106861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59420 67157 66714
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.30%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2809 3113 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.92 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.42% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.80 £46.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.83% +3.28%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 18 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 19 August 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 -1 5719 £450 +5.88% 433
London +1 3223 £500 +8.11% 186
UK excluding London -5 2858 £400 - 274
South East -12 730 £425 +5.52% 64
North of England +2 686 £390 +4.00% 90
Midlands +1 513 £388 -3.13% 45
Yorkshire +10 336 £400 +6.67% 43
Scotland +11 322 £375 +0.67% 28
North West -5 302 £390 +4.00% 40
West Midlands +7 300 £375 -6.25% 32
East of England -10 291 £425 - 18
South West +7 250 £375 - 28
East Midlands -6 199 £425 +6.25% 13
Wales -5 62 £375 +1.69% 1
North East +48 45 £359 -2.05% 7
Northern Ireland -49 8 £378 +0.67%
Channel Islands -1 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2069 (33.53%) Business Analysis
2 1940 (31.44%) Finance
3 1824 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1181 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1120 (18.15%) Banking
6 754 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
7 690 (11.18%) User Stories
8 551 (8.93%) Project Management
9 545 (8.83%) Scrum
10 520 (8.43%) Retail
11 512 (8.30%) SQL
12 430 (6.97%) Use Case
13 412 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 401 (6.50%) Migration
15 366 (5.93%) MiFID
16 365 (5.92%) Change Management
17 362 (5.87%) Front Office
18 355 (5.75%) Investment Banking
19 354 (5.74%) Microsoft
20 350 (5.67%) Waterfall
21 340 (5.51%) Asset Management
22 338 (5.48%) MS Visio
23 327 (5.30%) CRM
23 327 (5.30%) Degree
24 321 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
25 320 (5.19%) Data Analysis
26 316 (5.12%) GAP Analysis
27 301 (4.88%) SDLC
27 301 (4.88%) Data Modelling
28 297 (4.81%) JIRA

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
1 117 (1.90%) Confluence
2 116 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 62 (1.00%) CMS
4 34 (0.55%) SAS
5 24 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (0.19%) Documentum
6 12 (0.19%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.13%) Apache
7 8 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.097%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.081%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.081%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.081%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.081%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.065%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.065%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.049%) CICS
12 3 (0.049%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.032%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 338 (5.48%) MS Visio
2 294 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
4 156 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 88 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) InDesign
8 6 (0.097%) Stata
9 5 (0.081%) SPSS
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.049%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.049%) Mingle
10 3 (0.049%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.032%) InVision
12 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.016%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 93 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.66%) thinkFolio
3 26 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 26 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 23 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 23 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 23 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 21 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.28%) Maximo
9 16 (0.26%) Temenos T24
10 15 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.18%) Endur
12 11 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 9 (0.15%) Primavera
13 9 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.99%) Office 365
2 34 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.39%) SaaS
4 22 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
5 19 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
8 11 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 10 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 9 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (0.13%) Yammer
12 7 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.081%) Veeva
14 4 (0.065%) Trello
15 3 (0.049%) IaaS
16 2 (0.032%) CloudSense
16 2 (0.032%) G Suite
16 2 (0.032%) GitHub
16 2 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.31%) Intranet
1 19 (0.31%) WAN
2 18 (0.29%) Internet
2 18 (0.29%) SMS
3 15 (0.24%) Firewall
4 12 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.13%) Skype
6 7 (0.11%) LAN
7 6 (0.097%) SAN
7 6 (0.097%) VPN
8 5 (0.081%) Extranet
8 5 (0.081%) FIX Connectivity
8 5 (0.081%) NAS
8 5 (0.081%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.065%) DHCP
9 4 (0.065%) LDAP
9 4 (0.065%) MPLS
9 4 (0.065%) Network Security
10 3 (0.049%) ATM
10 3 (0.049%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 91 (1.47%) Big Data
3 79 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 62 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 60 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 52 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 43 (0.70%) Data Mining
8 36 (0.58%) QlikView
9 32 (0.52%) Blockchain
10 27 (0.44%) MySQL
11 26 (0.42%) Power BI
12 24 (0.39%) Ingres
12 24 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.28%) DB2
14 17 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.26%) SAP BW
16 11 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 297 (4.81%) JIRA
2 24 (0.39%) Cucumber
3 20 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 10 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 7 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (0.097%) XMLSpy
8 5 (0.081%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.049%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.049%) JBehave
10 2 (0.032%) ERwin
10 2 (0.032%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.032%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.032%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.032%) TestRail
10 2 (0.032%) Toad
11 1 (0.016%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.016%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.016%) Zephyr
General
1 1940 (31.44%) Finance
2 1120 (18.15%) Banking
3 520 (8.43%) Retail
4 362 (5.87%) Front Office
5 355 (5.75%) Investment Banking
6 235 (3.81%) Marketing
7 175 (2.84%) Legal
8 125 (2.03%) Back Office
9 124 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 116 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 92 (1.49%) Retail Banking
12 66 (1.07%) Advertising
13 64 (1.04%) Law
14 59 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
15 48 (0.78%) Publishing
16 43 (0.70%) Private Banking
17 37 (0.60%) Billing
18 34 (0.55%) Automotive
18 34 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (2.24%) XML
2 62 (1.00%) Web Services
3 57 (0.92%) Middleware
4 43 (0.70%) XSLT
5 42 (0.68%) .NET
6 30 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
7 28 (0.45%) FpML
8 24 (0.39%) Gherkin
9 18 (0.29%) HTML
9 18 (0.29%) REST
10 16 (0.26%) JSON
11 14 (0.23%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.21%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.21%) SOAP
13 11 (0.18%) Mason
13 11 (0.18%) Node.js
13 11 (0.18%) XSD
14 9 (0.15%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.15%) CSS
14 9 (0.15%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 754 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 246 (3.99%) Derivative
3 213 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 205 (3.32%) User Experience
5 198 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 177 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 154 (2.50%) Equities
8 91 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 67 (1.09%) Reference Data
10 65 (1.05%) OTC Derivatives
11 63 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 62 (1.00%) Market Risk
13 61 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 50 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 47 (0.76%) Data Centre
16 45 (0.73%) Fintech
17 44 (0.71%) Reinsurance
18 40 (0.65%) PMI
19 38 (0.62%) Computer Science
20 37 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (1.26%) Windows
2 20 (0.32%) Unix
3 19 (0.31%) Linux
4 17 (0.28%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.18%) Android
7 7 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.049%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.032%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.016%) AIX
10 1 (0.016%) Solaris
10 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2069 (33.53%) Business Analysis
2 1824 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1181 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 690 (11.18%) User Stories
5 551 (8.93%) Project Management
6 545 (8.83%) Scrum
7 430 (6.97%) Use Case
8 412 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 401 (6.50%) Migration
10 365 (5.92%) Change Management
11 350 (5.67%) Waterfall
12 340 (5.51%) Asset Management
13 327 (5.30%) CRM
14 321 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
15 320 (5.19%) Data Analysis
16 316 (5.12%) GAP Analysis
17 301 (4.88%) Data Modelling
17 301 (4.88%) SDLC
18 286 (4.64%) UML
19 280 (4.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 512 (8.30%) SQL
2 83 (1.35%) Java
3 56 (0.91%) VBA
4 50 (0.81%) R
5 47 (0.76%) C
6 42 (0.68%) C#
7 28 (0.45%) Python
8 19 (0.31%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.15%) C++
12 7 (0.11%) Perl
12 7 (0.11%) Scala
13 5 (0.081%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.081%) VB
14 3 (0.049%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.049%) COBOL
14 3 (0.049%) PHP
15 2 (0.032%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.032%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 327 (5.30%) Degree
2 242 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 227 (3.68%) ISEB
4 167 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.04%) PMP
6 60 (0.97%) IIBA
7 56 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 40 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 36 (0.58%) CBAP
10 30 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 25 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.31%) CISSP
14 15 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 14 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (0.21%) Master's Degree
17 12 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 10 (0.16%) CIMA
18 10 (0.16%) ISTQB
19 9 (0.15%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (5.93%) MiFID
2 187 (3.03%) QA
3 183 (2.97%) GDPR
4 123 (1.99%) EMIR
5 96 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 60 (0.97%) PMO
7 59 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
8 33 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 26 (0.42%) Solvency II
10 25 (0.41%) SLA
11 21 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (0.32%) FATCA
13 15 (0.24%) GxP
14 14 (0.23%) Basel III
15 13 (0.21%) SEPA
16 12 (0.19%) FINREP
17 10 (0.16%) IFRS
17 10 (0.16%) PCI DSS
18 8 (0.13%) Basel II
18 8 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 24 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.19%) Docker
3 4 (0.065%) XenApp
4 2 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.032%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.032%) vSphere
4 2 (0.032%) Xen
4 2 (0.032%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.016%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.016%) Firmware
5 1 (0.016%) HDFS
5 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.016%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.016%) vCloud
5 1 (0.016%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.081%) Kibana
3 5 (0.081%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.049%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.049%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (0.049%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.032%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.016%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.016%) Control-M
6 1 (0.016%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.016%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.016%) logstash
6 1 (0.016%) MOM
6 1 (0.016%) Nagios
6 1 (0.016%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.016%) SCCM
6 1 (0.016%) SCOM
6 1 (0.016%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 354 (5.74%) Microsoft
2 263 (4.26%) SAP
3 262 (4.25%) Oracle
4 129 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 96 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 63 (1.02%) Tableau
7 54 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 44 (0.71%) Murex
9 40 (0.65%) IBM
9 40 (0.65%) JD Edwards
10 37 (0.60%) Charles River
11 36 (0.58%) Workday
12 35 (0.57%) Adobe
12 35 (0.57%) Google
13 32 (0.52%) Fidessa
14 27 (0.44%) Atlassian
15 25 (0.41%) hybris
16 21 (0.34%) Cognos
16 21 (0.34%) HP
16 21 (0.34%) Sophis