Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 46 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,506 5,124 6,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.37% 4.89% 6.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 5.16% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,504 3,673 4,830
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £335 £331 £325
90th Percentile £588 £588 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 34
UK median hourly rate £46.75 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.57% - +2.19%
10th Percentile £19.03 £19.25 £20.19
90th Percentile £64.88 £52.13 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +44.29% - -2.78%

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 -2 3,262 £450 - 227
UK excluding London -5 1,798 £425 - 144
London -5 1,660 £500 +5.26% 94
South East +16 523 £431 -4.17% 27
North of England -1 473 £425 +6.25% 51
South West -8 250 £418 -1.76% 15
North West +8 227 £425 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire -2 196 £420 +5.00% 24
Midlands -24 194 £425 - 26
Scotland -6 150 £400 +1.91% 8
East of England +6 144 £425 +1.19% 14
West Midlands -21 133 £425 - 16
East Midlands -24 57 £416 +0.91% 10
North East +19 51 £425 +13.33% 3
Wales -22 41 £380 -13.14% 2
Northern Ireland +2 19 £413 +14.19%
Channel Islands +1 8 £480 -31.43% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 1,245 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,141 (32.54%) Business Analysis
3 918 (26.18%) Finance
4 736 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 527 (15.03%) User Stories
6 411 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
7 403 (11.49%) Scrum
8 347 (9.90%) Workshop Facilitation
9 337 (9.61%) JIRA
10 307 (8.76%) Microsoft
11 298 (8.50%) Banking
12 289 (8.24%) Project Management
12 289 (8.24%) Public Sector
13 286 (8.16%) Use Case
14 281 (8.01%) Migration
15 280 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
16 272 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 239 (6.82%) Security Cleared
18 233 (6.65%) Data Analysis
19 220 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
20 217 (6.19%) Analytics
21 216 (6.16%) Waterfall
21 216 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
22 212 (6.05%) SQL
22 212 (6.05%) Data Modelling
23 201 (5.73%) MS Visio
24 196 (5.59%) CRM
25 195 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
26 190 (5.42%) SC Cleared
27 184 (5.25%) Change 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
1 180 (5.13%) Confluence
2 111 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 28 (0.80%) SAS
4 23 (0.66%) CMS
5 18 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.14%) Camunda
8 4 (0.11%) Appian
8 4 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.086%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.057%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.057%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.057%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.029%) CICS
11 1 (0.029%) Documentum
11 1 (0.029%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.029%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.029%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.029%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 216 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 201 (5.73%) MS Visio
3 173 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
4 126 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) Snagit
7 2 (0.057%) Windchill
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.029%) Figma
8 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.029%) SPSS
8 1 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 93 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
8 10 (0.29%) Magento
8 10 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.20%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.20%) SAP SD
11 6 (0.17%) Endur
11 6 (0.17%) Sonata
11 6 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 5 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 144 (4.11%) Azure
2 79 (2.25%) Office 365
3 71 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
4 68 (1.94%) Power Platform
5 63 (1.80%) AWS
6 26 (0.74%) SaaS
7 20 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 19 (0.54%) GCP
8 19 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 15 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.40%) Google Sheets
11 12 (0.34%) PaaS
12 11 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.26%) Google Drive
13 9 (0.26%) Slack
14 8 (0.23%) IaaS
15 7 (0.20%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.17%) Force.com
17 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.68%) Internet
2 19 (0.54%) WAN
3 18 (0.51%) Firewall
4 13 (0.37%) LAN
5 11 (0.31%) VoIP
5 11 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.26%) FTP
6 9 (0.26%) HTTP
6 9 (0.26%) Intranet
6 9 (0.26%) Softphone
6 9 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.17%) Network Security
8 5 (0.14%) Skype
9 4 (0.11%) Broadband
9 4 (0.11%) DNS
10 2 (0.057%) ATM
10 2 (0.057%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.057%) SAN
10 2 (0.057%) WebEx
10 2 (0.057%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (1.94%) Power BI
3 62 (1.77%) Big Data
4 47 (1.34%) SQL Server
5 21 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.40%) Essbase
8 14 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
8 14 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
9 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.31%) Oracle Smart View
11 10 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.29%) QlikView
12 9 (0.26%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.26%) MS Access
13 8 (0.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 7 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 337 (9.61%) JIRA
2 34 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 10 (0.29%) Balsamiq
5 10 (0.29%) Rational Rose
6 8 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.086%) ERwin
8 3 (0.086%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.086%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.057%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.057%) Hudson
9 2 (0.057%) Selenium
10 1 (0.029%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.029%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.029%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
General
1 918 (26.18%) Finance
2 298 (8.50%) Banking
3 289 (8.24%) Public Sector
4 179 (5.11%) Retail
5 100 (2.85%) Front Office
6 92 (2.62%) Marketing
7 78 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 72 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 67 (1.91%) Legal
10 63 (1.80%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.40%) Advertising
12 46 (1.31%) Financial Institution
13 44 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 39 (1.11%) Retail Banking
15 32 (0.91%) Local Government
16 31 (0.88%) Back Office
17 26 (0.74%) General Ledger
18 24 (0.68%) Law
19 21 (0.60%) Electronics
20 18 (0.51%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.08%) XML
2 32 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
3 31 (0.88%) Web Services
4 23 (0.66%) .NET
5 16 (0.46%) HTML
6 10 (0.29%) Middleware
7 9 (0.26%) JSON
7 9 (0.26%) REST
8 8 (0.23%) SOAP
9 7 (0.20%) CSS
10 6 (0.17%) EDI
10 6 (0.17%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.17%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.11%) RESTful
12 3 (0.086%) J2EE
12 3 (0.086%) jBPM
12 3 (0.086%) Kafka
12 3 (0.086%) Velocity
12 3 (0.086%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 411 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (4.28%) User Experience
3 118 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 97 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (1.94%) NHS
6 64 (1.83%) Derivative
7 56 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 39 (1.11%) Equities
10 32 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 29 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.68%) PMI
13 22 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.60%) Hedge funds
15 20 (0.57%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
16 19 (0.54%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.46%) SWIFT
18 15 (0.43%) Exotic Derivative
18 15 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 79 (2.25%) Windows
2 32 (0.91%) Linux
3 19 (0.54%) Solaris
3 19 (0.54%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.34%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.26%) Unix
6 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.14%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.14%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.11%) Android
10 3 (0.086%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.057%) AIX
11 2 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,245 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,141 (32.54%) Business Analysis
3 736 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 527 (15.03%) User Stories
5 403 (11.49%) Scrum
6 347 (9.90%) Workshop Facilitation
7 289 (8.24%) Project Management
8 286 (8.16%) Use Case
9 281 (8.01%) Migration
10 280 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
11 272 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 233 (6.65%) Data Analysis
13 220 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
14 217 (6.19%) Analytics
15 216 (6.16%) Waterfall
16 212 (6.05%) Data Modelling
17 196 (5.59%) CRM
18 195 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
19 184 (5.25%) Change Management
20 181 (5.16%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 212 (6.05%) SQL
2 38 (1.08%) C
3 29 (0.83%) Python
4 25 (0.71%) Java
5 17 (0.48%) VBA
6 12 (0.34%) R
7 10 (0.29%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.23%) C#
9 7 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.14%) VB
11 4 (0.11%) C++
11 4 (0.11%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.086%) PHP
13 2 (0.057%) ABAP
13 2 (0.057%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.057%) XQuery
14 1 (0.029%) LINC
14 1 (0.029%) SOQL
14 1 (0.029%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.029%) XPath
Qualifications
1 239 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 190 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 158 (4.51%) Degree
4 106 (3.02%) ISEB
5 61 (1.74%) IIBA
6 42 (1.20%) CBAP
7 34 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.74%) CISSP
9 26 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.68%) CISM
11 20 (0.57%) ACCA
12 17 (0.48%) CIMA
13 16 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
14 14 (0.40%) PMP
15 13 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.29%) CISA
16 10 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (0.26%) CCNA
17 9 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (2.85%) QA
2 83 (2.37%) GDPR
3 42 (1.20%) PMO
4 39 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.68%) MiFID
6 23 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.40%) EMIR
8 13 (0.37%) SEPA
9 12 (0.34%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.31%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.26%) GxP
11 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.23%) PSD2
13 7 (0.20%) IFRS
13 7 (0.20%) SLA
14 6 (0.17%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.17%) TARGET2
15 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.057%) NDS
3 2 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.057%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.029%) Docker
4 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.029%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.029%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 6 (0.17%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.11%) SCCM
4 3 (0.086%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.086%) Nessus
5 2 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.029%) MOM
6 1 (0.029%) Nagios
6 1 (0.029%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.029%) vRealize
Vendors
1 307 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 168 (4.79%) SAP
3 145 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
4 143 (4.08%) Oracle
5 58 (1.65%) ServiceNow
6 48 (1.37%) Tableau
7 45 (1.28%) Google
8 33 (0.94%) Cloudera
9 27 (0.77%) hybris
9 27 (0.77%) Workday
10 20 (0.57%) Adobe
11 16 (0.46%) Remedy
12 15 (0.43%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.40%) IBM
14 13 (0.37%) Cisco
14 13 (0.37%) Hyperion
14 13 (0.37%) Splunk
14 13 (0.37%) VMware
15 12 (0.34%) Charles River
16 11 (0.31%) Cognos