Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6110 7153 8114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.42% 6.51% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.77% 6.85% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 5121 5965
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £311
90th Percentile £621 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 63
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £36.75 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -15.38% +102.00%
10th Percentile £25.48 £20.53 £19.79
90th Percentile £50.68 £52.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -17.20% +8.65% +72.02%

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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £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 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 0 5688 £450 +5.88% 486
London +2 3175 £500 +8.11% 247
UK excluding London -4 2858 £400 - 271
South East -11 734 £425 +3.66% 53
North of England +6 688 £388 +3.33% 93
Midlands +1 503 £388 -3.13% 44
Yorkshire +11 332 £396 +5.60% 27
North West -1 318 £375 - 61
Scotland +5 303 £375 - 24
East of England -10 301 £425 - 19
West Midlands +6 295 £375 -3.23% 25
South West +2 267 £390 +3.65% 30
East Midlands -4 193 £425 +6.25% 18
Wales -9 58 £375 +7.14% 6
North East +29 35 £359 -4.97% 5
Northern Ireland -52 7 £378 +0.67% 2
Channel Islands -1 2 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 2076 (33.98%) Business Analysis
2 1904 (31.16%) Finance
3 1849 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1166 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1081 (17.69%) Banking
6 729 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
7 694 (11.36%) User Stories
8 565 (9.25%) Project Management
9 548 (8.97%) Scrum
10 515 (8.43%) Retail
11 479 (7.84%) SQL
12 463 (7.58%) Use Case
13 406 (6.64%) Migration
13 406 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 393 (6.43%) MiFID
15 379 (6.20%) Change Management
16 370 (6.06%) Microsoft
17 363 (5.94%) Waterfall
18 362 (5.92%) Front Office
19 334 (5.47%) Asset Management
19 334 (5.47%) Investment Banking
20 329 (5.38%) MS Visio
21 327 (5.35%) CRM
22 322 (5.27%) Data Analysis
23 317 (5.19%) Degree
24 316 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
25 304 (4.98%) SDLC
26 300 (4.91%) GAP Analysis
27 290 (4.75%) UML
28 289 (4.73%) Data Modelling

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 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 112 (1.83%) Confluence
3 65 (1.06%) CMS
4 42 (0.69%) SAS
5 23 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.23%) Documentum
7 11 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.11%) Apache
8 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.082%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.065%) Drupal
11 4 (0.065%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.065%) Smallworld
11 4 (0.065%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.049%) CICS
13 2 (0.033%) Tomcat
Applications
1 329 (5.38%) MS Visio
2 271 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 203 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
4 142 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 88 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) InDesign
8 5 (0.082%) SPSS
8 5 (0.082%) Stata
9 3 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.049%) Mingle
9 3 (0.049%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.033%) InVision
11 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.016%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 100 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.57%) thinkFolio
3 25 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 23 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 19 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 18 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 18 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.26%) Maximo
8 16 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 16 (0.26%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.20%) Endur
9 12 (0.20%) Loan IQ
10 11 (0.18%) SAP CRM
10 11 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.15%) iTrent
11 9 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 71 (1.16%) Office 365
2 33 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.47%) SaaS
4 22 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
5 16 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
8 10 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.15%) G Suite
9 9 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 8 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.098%) Trello
11 6 (0.098%) Yammer
12 5 (0.082%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.049%) Force.com
14 2 (0.033%) CloudSense
14 2 (0.033%) GitHub
14 2 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.033%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.34%) Intranet
2 19 (0.31%) WAN
3 15 (0.25%) Firewall
3 15 (0.25%) Internet
4 13 (0.21%) SMS
5 10 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.13%) LAN
6 8 (0.13%) Network Security
6 8 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.11%) Skype
7 7 (0.11%) VPN
8 6 (0.098%) LDAP
8 6 (0.098%) SAN
9 5 (0.082%) Extranet
9 5 (0.082%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.082%) NAS
9 5 (0.082%) VoIP
10 4 (0.065%) DHCP
10 4 (0.065%) MPLS
11 3 (0.049%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 93 (1.52%) Big Data
3 87 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 64 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 59 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 53 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (0.61%) QlikView
8 32 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 28 (0.46%) Blockchain
10 26 (0.43%) Power BI
10 26 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.36%) DB2
12 20 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.31%) SAP BW
14 17 (0.28%) MySQL
15 15 (0.25%) Ingres
15 15 (0.25%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 285 (4.66%) JIRA
2 28 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 13 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.082%) Rational Rose
7 5 (0.082%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.049%) JBehave
8 3 (0.049%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.049%) Toad
8 3 (0.049%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.033%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.033%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.033%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.033%) Subversion
9 2 (0.033%) TestRail
10 1 (0.016%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.016%) Zephyr
General
1 1904 (31.16%) Finance
2 1081 (17.69%) Banking
3 515 (8.43%) Retail
4 362 (5.92%) Front Office
5 334 (5.47%) Investment Banking
6 219 (3.58%) Marketing
7 168 (2.75%) Legal
8 126 (2.06%) Back Office
9 123 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 102 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 97 (1.59%) Retail Banking
12 76 (1.24%) Advertising
13 59 (0.97%) Law
14 55 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.79%) Publishing
16 43 (0.70%) Private Banking
17 41 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 40 (0.65%) Automotive
19 36 (0.59%) Billing
20 28 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (1.91%) XML
2 58 (0.95%) Web Services
3 48 (0.79%) .NET
4 43 (0.70%) Middleware
5 31 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (0.49%) XSLT
7 26 (0.43%) FpML
8 25 (0.41%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.28%) HTML
10 13 (0.21%) AngularJS
11 12 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 12 (0.20%) JSON
12 11 (0.18%) Node.js
12 11 (0.18%) REST
13 9 (0.15%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.15%) CSS
13 9 (0.15%) Mason
13 9 (0.15%) SOAP
14 8 (0.13%) Murex MxML
14 8 (0.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 729 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (3.94%) Derivative
3 206 (3.37%) Fixed Income
4 196 (3.21%) User Experience
5 190 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 175 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 146 (2.39%) Equities
8 87 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 66 (1.08%) Reference Data
10 65 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
11 64 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 59 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 58 (0.95%) Market Risk
14 51 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 48 (0.79%) Data Centre
16 46 (0.75%) Fintech
17 42 (0.69%) Reinsurance
18 38 (0.62%) PMI
19 36 (0.59%) Computer Science
20 35 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 77 (1.26%) Windows
2 18 (0.29%) Linux
3 17 (0.28%) Unix
4 16 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.20%) Android
5 12 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.18%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.065%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.033%) AIX
8 2 (0.033%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.016%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.016%) Solaris
9 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2076 (33.98%) Business Analysis
2 1849 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1166 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 694 (11.36%) User Stories
5 565 (9.25%) Project Management
6 548 (8.97%) Scrum
7 463 (7.58%) Use Case
8 406 (6.64%) Migration
8 406 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 379 (6.20%) Change Management
10 363 (5.94%) Waterfall
11 334 (5.47%) Asset Management
12 327 (5.35%) CRM
13 322 (5.27%) Data Analysis
14 316 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
15 304 (4.98%) SDLC
16 300 (4.91%) GAP Analysis
17 290 (4.75%) UML
18 289 (4.73%) Data Modelling
19 272 (4.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 479 (7.84%) SQL
2 81 (1.33%) Java
3 51 (0.83%) VBA
4 45 (0.74%) C
4 45 (0.74%) R
5 43 (0.70%) C#
6 21 (0.34%) Python
7 15 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 15 (0.25%) T-SQL
8 13 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.13%) C++
9 8 (0.13%) Scala
10 6 (0.098%) Perl
11 4 (0.065%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.065%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.065%) VB
12 3 (0.049%) ABAP
12 3 (0.049%) COBOL
12 3 (0.049%) PHP
13 2 (0.033%) RPG
Qualifications
1 317 (5.19%) Degree
2 261 (4.27%) ISEB
3 245 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 176 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.00%) IIBA
6 53 (0.87%) PMP
7 52 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 36 (0.59%) CBAP
9 31 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 24 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (0.36%) CISSP
12 22 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.25%) ACCA
13 15 (0.25%) CIMA
13 15 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 13 (0.21%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
16 12 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (6.43%) MiFID
2 176 (2.88%) QA
3 163 (2.67%) GDPR
4 117 (1.91%) EMIR
5 95 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 68 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 50 (0.82%) PMO
8 31 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
9 26 (0.43%) Solvency II
10 23 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (0.33%) SLA
12 16 (0.26%) FATCA
13 14 (0.23%) Basel III
13 14 (0.23%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.23%) SEPA
14 11 (0.18%) IFRS
15 10 (0.16%) FINREP
16 9 (0.15%) GxP
17 8 (0.13%) Basel II
17 8 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 21 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.20%) Docker
3 4 (0.065%) XenApp
4 2 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.033%) vSphere
4 2 (0.033%) Xen
4 2 (0.033%) 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 14 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.098%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.049%) DatAdvantage
3 3 (0.049%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.033%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.033%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.016%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.016%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.016%) Control-M
5 1 (0.016%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.016%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.016%) Kibana
5 1 (0.016%) logstash
5 1 (0.016%) MOM
5 1 (0.016%) Nagios
5 1 (0.016%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.016%) SCCM
5 1 (0.016%) SCOM
5 1 (0.016%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 370 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 255 (4.17%) Oracle
3 245 (4.01%) SAP
4 108 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 53 (0.87%) Tableau
7 51 (0.83%) Bloomberg
8 44 (0.72%) Murex
9 39 (0.64%) Google
10 38 (0.62%) Charles River
10 38 (0.62%) IBM
11 35 (0.57%) Workday
12 34 (0.56%) Adobe
13 32 (0.52%) Fidessa
14 29 (0.47%) JD Edwards
15 26 (0.43%) hybris
16 24 (0.39%) Atlassian
17 21 (0.34%) HP
18 19 (0.31%) OpenText
19 18 (0.29%) Sophis
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £425 - £475 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Agile Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 35 minutes ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 28 minutes ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £55,000 to £60,000 per day Asset finance, Business analysis, leas
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 46 minutes ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday