Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,104 5,666 7,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.06% 6.27% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 6.61% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,273 4,156 5,244
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £613 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 39
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -26.86% +0.74%
10th Percentile £24.02 £24.50 £20.32
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.95 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +12.31% -25.71% +13.27%

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 95,587 85,750 100,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,753 55,622 65,088
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,007 2,882 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.70%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor 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 24 May 2018. 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 -5 5,464 £450 - 455
UK excluding London -2 3,203 £410 +2.50% 303
London -15 2,808 £475 -2.56% 188
South East -7 854 £425 - 58
North of England +8 736 £400 +3.23% 106
Midlands -6 494 £413 +6.65% 48
Scotland +13 460 £375 -6.25% 30
Yorkshire +8 367 £400 - 40
South West +3 321 £405 +1.25% 34
North West -9 307 £400 +6.67% 57
West Midlands -10 299 £413 +10.00% 35
East of England -10 244 £425 - 21
East Midlands -6 171 £425 - 13
Wales +3 82 £419 +11.67% 6
North East +28 64 £400 +6.67% 9
Northern Ireland +22 25 £393 +20.77%
Isle of Man -4 1 £450 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 2,128 (34.86%) Business Analysis
2 2,049 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,784 (29.23%) Finance
4 1,479 (24.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 798 (13.07%) User Stories
6 759 (12.43%) Banking
7 686 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
8 591 (9.68%) Project Management
9 585 (9.58%) Scrum
10 461 (7.55%) Retail
11 460 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 454 (7.44%) GDPR
13 450 (7.37%) Waterfall
14 449 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
15 432 (7.08%) Use Case
16 426 (6.98%) Migration
17 411 (6.73%) SQL
18 373 (6.11%) Microsoft
19 371 (6.08%) JIRA
20 357 (5.85%) Data Analysis
21 342 (5.60%) MS Visio
22 330 (5.41%) Data Modelling
23 322 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
24 314 (5.14%) E-Commerce
25 307 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
26 305 (5.00%) Change Management
27 302 (4.95%) SDLC
28 301 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
29 292 (4.78%) Acceptance Criteria
30 278 (4.55%) Asset Management

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
1 195 (3.19%) Confluence
2 113 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 44 (0.72%) CMS
4 30 (0.49%) SAS
5 24 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.21%) WordPress
8 9 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.11%) Apache
10 7 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.11%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.082%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.066%) Mule
13 3 (0.049%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.049%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.033%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.033%) Jadu
14 2 (0.033%) OpenStack
Applications
1 342 (5.60%) MS Visio
2 301 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 194 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
4 147 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.15%) InDesign
9 5 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.066%) Gliffy
11 2 (0.033%) InVision
12 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.016%) PaintShop Pro
12 1 (0.016%) SPSS
12 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 92 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.66%) thinkFolio
3 25 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 21 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 17 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 17 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 17 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
10 15 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
12 11 (0.18%) Actimize
12 11 (0.18%) Loan IQ
12 11 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 11 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.16%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 92 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (1.38%) Office 365
3 52 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (0.70%) SaaS
5 39 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
8 25 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
9 18 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 16 (0.26%) PaaS
11 13 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 12 (0.20%) Trello
13 11 (0.18%) FinancialForce
13 11 (0.18%) IaaS
14 10 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.066%) Veeva
15 4 (0.066%) Yammer
16 3 (0.049%) G Suite
16 3 (0.049%) GitHub
16 3 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.00%) SMS
2 29 (0.48%) Internet
3 28 (0.46%) Firewall
3 28 (0.46%) Intranet
4 25 (0.41%) LAN
5 17 (0.28%) Skype
6 16 (0.26%) WAN
7 14 (0.23%) Broadband
8 10 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.15%) Network Security
10 6 (0.098%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.098%) VPN
11 5 (0.082%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.082%) SSL
11 5 (0.082%) WLAN
12 4 (0.066%) DHCP
12 4 (0.066%) DSL
12 4 (0.066%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.066%) VoIP
12 4 (0.066%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
2 75 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 70 (1.15%) Big Data
4 57 (0.93%) Power BI
5 41 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 38 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 36 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 34 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 34 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 23 (0.38%) Data Lake
10 22 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (0.23%) QlikView
11 14 (0.23%) SAP BW
12 12 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
13 11 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.15%) SAP HANA
15 8 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
16 7 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 371 (6.08%) JIRA
2 28 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 13 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 13 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 10 (0.16%) Rational Rose
5 10 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.13%) Maven
7 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.082%) ERwin
8 5 (0.082%) PVCS
9 4 (0.066%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.049%) JBehave
10 3 (0.049%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.049%) JMeter
10 3 (0.049%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.049%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.033%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.033%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.033%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1,784 (29.23%) Finance
2 759 (12.43%) Banking
3 461 (7.55%) Retail
4 258 (4.23%) Front Office
5 219 (3.59%) Legal
6 182 (2.98%) Marketing
7 164 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 133 (2.18%) Retail Banking
9 125 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 120 (1.97%) Law
11 109 (1.79%) Back Office
12 104 (1.70%) Manufacturing
13 60 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 53 (0.87%) Advertising
15 49 (0.80%) Automotive
16 43 (0.70%) Billing
17 36 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 31 (0.51%) Publishing
19 29 (0.48%) Electronics
19 29 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (1.20%) XML
2 69 (1.13%) Web Services
3 42 (0.69%) .NET
4 25 (0.41%) Middleware
5 22 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (0.36%) SOAP
6 18 (0.29%) JSON
6 18 (0.29%) REST
7 14 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (0.20%) HTML
9 11 (0.18%) JSON Schema
9 11 (0.18%) Spring
10 10 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.16%) RESTful
11 9 (0.15%) Velocity
12 8 (0.13%) CSS
13 7 (0.11%) FpML
13 7 (0.11%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.11%) XSLT
14 5 (0.082%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 686 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (3.98%) User Experience
3 145 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 133 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 127 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 83 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 74 (1.21%) Derivative
9 67 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 58 (0.95%) Credit Risk
10 58 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 52 (0.85%) Equities
11 52 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 50 (0.82%) Fintech
12 50 (0.82%) NHS
13 45 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 42 (0.69%) Reinsurance
15 35 (0.57%) Computer Science
16 32 (0.52%) FMCG
17 22 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 90 (1.47%) Windows
2 48 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 21 (0.34%) Linux
4 18 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 18 (0.29%) Unix
5 16 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.20%) Android
7 10 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.049%) AIX
9 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.016%) MVS
10 1 (0.016%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,128 (34.86%) Business Analysis
2 2,049 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,479 (24.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 798 (13.07%) User Stories
5 591 (9.68%) Project Management
6 585 (9.58%) Scrum
7 460 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 450 (7.37%) Waterfall
9 449 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
10 432 (7.08%) Use Case
11 426 (6.98%) Migration
12 357 (5.85%) Data Analysis
13 330 (5.41%) Data Modelling
14 322 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
15 314 (5.14%) E-Commerce
16 307 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
17 305 (5.00%) Change Management
18 302 (4.95%) SDLC
19 292 (4.78%) Acceptance Criteria
20 278 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 411 (6.73%) SQL
2 65 (1.06%) Java
3 53 (0.87%) C
4 45 (0.74%) VBA
5 28 (0.46%) C#
6 21 (0.34%) Python
7 19 (0.31%) PL/SQL
8 18 (0.29%) R
9 12 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.11%) PHP
10 7 (0.11%) VB
11 5 (0.082%) C++
12 4 (0.066%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.066%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.049%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.049%) Java 8
13 3 (0.049%) Scala
14 2 (0.033%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.033%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.033%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 266 (4.36%) Degree
2 246 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 195 (3.19%) ISEB
4 148 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 42 (0.69%) IIBA
6 40 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (0.52%) CBAP
9 32 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 23 (0.38%) PMP
11 16 (0.26%) ACCA
12 15 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 14 (0.23%) APMP
14 11 (0.18%) CIMA
14 11 (0.18%) CISSP
14 11 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.13%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (7.44%) GDPR
2 163 (2.67%) QA
3 97 (1.59%) MiFID
4 74 (1.21%) PMO
5 46 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.56%) EMIR
6 34 (0.56%) PSD2
7 33 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (0.43%) IFRS
9 25 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
10 18 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (0.29%) SLA
10 18 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.15%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.13%) FATCA
13 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.11%) GxP
15 6 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.098%) SEPA
System Software
1 50 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.16%) Docker
3 4 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.033%) vCloud
4 2 (0.033%) XenApp
4 2 (0.033%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.016%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.016%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (0.16%) Ansible
2 10 (0.16%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.15%) Terraform
4 8 (0.13%) Consul
4 8 (0.13%) SCCM
5 5 (0.082%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.082%) CASB
5 5 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.066%) PingFederate
6 4 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.033%) Control-M
7 2 (0.033%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.033%) MOM
7 2 (0.033%) QRadar
8 1 (0.016%) Graylog
8 1 (0.016%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.016%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.016%) logstash
8 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 373 (6.11%) Microsoft
2 225 (3.69%) SAP
3 210 (3.44%) Oracle
4 155 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
5 97 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 59 (0.97%) Tableau
7 46 (0.75%) Adobe
8 42 (0.69%) Charles River
9 41 (0.67%) Capita
10 35 (0.57%) Google
10 35 (0.57%) IBM
11 33 (0.54%) Citrix
12 31 (0.51%) Workday
13 23 (0.38%) Murex
13 23 (0.38%) Pega
13 23 (0.38%) Yardi
14 22 (0.36%) Bloomberg
15 21 (0.34%) iManage
16 20 (0.33%) Cognos
17 19 (0.31%) Hyperion