Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £447 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6501 6705 8164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.54% 6.30% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.90% 6.65% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4831 6069
UK median daily rate £447 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £306
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £391
% change year-on-year - +2.24% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 45
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £26.60 £20.50 £19.32
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.25 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £37.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year -12.58% +17.97% -8.57%

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 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 5950 £450 +5.88% 311
London +1 3408 £488 +2.63% 129
UK excluding London -3 3003 £400 - 212
South East -12 746 £425 +6.25% 48
North of England +3 676 £388 +3.33% 68
Midlands -3 517 £393 -1.88% 39
Scotland +17 414 £388 +3.33% 23
Yorkshire +14 328 £388 +3.33% 39
East of England -4 320 £425 - 14
North West -4 300 £400 +6.67% 27
West Midlands +2 297 £398 -0.63% 29
South West +6 257 £375 -3.85% 13
East Midlands -8 200 £389 -2.81% 10
Wales -5 68 £375 - 7
North East +60 48 £350 -4.11% 2
Northern Ireland -52 7 £400 +48.15%
Channel Islands -1 3 £575 +64.29%
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 2257 (34.72%) Business Analysis
2 2089 (32.13%) Finance
3 1978 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 1322 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 1127 (17.34%) Banking
6 788 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
7 749 (11.52%) User Stories
8 579 (8.91%) Scrum
9 571 (8.78%) Retail
10 566 (8.71%) Project Management
11 534 (8.21%) SQL
12 486 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 452 (6.95%) Use Case
14 425 (6.54%) Waterfall
15 409 (6.29%) Migration
16 399 (6.14%) CRM
17 396 (6.09%) Change Management
18 389 (5.98%) Microsoft
19 383 (5.89%) MS Visio
20 363 (5.58%) Investment Banking
21 356 (5.48%) Front Office
22 344 (5.29%) Data Analysis
22 344 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
23 343 (5.28%) Asset Management
24 340 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
25 335 (5.15%) Degree
26 334 (5.14%) SDLC
27 327 (5.03%) JIRA
28 320 (4.92%) MiFID
29 317 (4.88%) 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
1 119 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 117 (1.80%) Confluence
3 90 (1.38%) CMS
4 30 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 22 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 21 (0.32%) SAS
7 20 (0.31%) Documentum
8 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.077%) Apache
11 5 (0.077%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.077%) Drupal
12 4 (0.062%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.046%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.046%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.031%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.031%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 383 (5.89%) MS Visio
2 294 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 256 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
4 153 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 85 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.12%) InDesign
9 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.031%) SPSS
10 2 (0.031%) Stata
11 1 (0.015%) Mingle
11 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 118 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.89%) thinkFolio
3 43 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 24 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 24 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (0.25%) Maximo
8 16 (0.25%) Temenos T24
9 14 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 12 (0.18%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.17%) Primavera
12 11 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.91%) Office 365
2 36 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (0.55%) SaaS
3 32 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 24 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 16 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 13 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 11 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
9 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
10 9 (0.14%) Force.com
11 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (0.12%) IaaS
11 8 (0.12%) PaaS
11 8 (0.12%) Yammer
12 6 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.077%) Veeva
14 3 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (0.62%) SMS
2 26 (0.40%) Intranet
3 23 (0.35%) Internet
4 18 (0.28%) WAN
5 11 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.12%) Skype
7 6 (0.092%) FTP
8 5 (0.077%) Extranet
8 5 (0.077%) Firewall
8 5 (0.077%) LAN
8 5 (0.077%) NAS
8 5 (0.077%) SAN
9 4 (0.062%) DHCP
9 4 (0.062%) MPLS
9 4 (0.062%) Network Security
9 4 (0.062%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.062%) VPN
9 4 (0.062%) Wireless
10 3 (0.046%) ATM
10 3 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (1.37%) Big Data
3 84 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 48 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 46 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 44 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 40 (0.62%) QlikView
8 37 (0.57%) Blockchain
8 37 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 29 (0.45%) MySQL
10 24 (0.37%) Ingres
10 24 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.34%) Power BI
12 18 (0.28%) DB2
13 17 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.20%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.18%) MS Access
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
17 11 (0.17%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 327 (5.03%) JIRA
2 26 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 21 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 20 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.15%) Rational Rose
8 9 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.077%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.077%) XMLSpy
10 4 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.062%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (0.046%) JBehave
12 2 (0.031%) ERwin
12 2 (0.031%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.031%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.031%) Selenium
12 2 (0.031%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.031%) TestRail
12 2 (0.031%) Zephyr
General
1 2089 (32.13%) Finance
2 1127 (17.34%) Banking
3 571 (8.78%) Retail
4 363 (5.58%) Investment Banking
5 356 (5.48%) Front Office
6 226 (3.48%) Marketing
7 171 (2.63%) Legal
8 143 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 137 (2.11%) Telecoms
10 119 (1.83%) Back Office
11 101 (1.55%) Retail Banking
12 71 (1.09%) Law
13 65 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 60 (0.92%) Billing
15 57 (0.88%) Advertising
16 55 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
17 42 (0.65%) Electronics
17 42 (0.65%) Private Banking
18 40 (0.62%) Publishing
19 32 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (2.02%) XML
2 75 (1.15%) Web Services
3 51 (0.78%) Middleware
4 47 (0.72%) .NET
5 40 (0.62%) XSLT
6 34 (0.52%) FpML
7 29 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (0.34%) Gherkin
9 21 (0.32%) REST
10 20 (0.31%) JSON
11 17 (0.26%) SOAP
12 14 (0.22%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.22%) HTML
12 14 (0.22%) Mason
13 13 (0.20%) XSD
14 12 (0.18%) WSDL
15 11 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.12%) CSS
16 8 (0.12%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 788 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 272 (4.18%) User Experience
3 250 (3.85%) Derivative
4 241 (3.71%) Fixed Income
5 187 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 176 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 166 (2.55%) Equities
8 95 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 88 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 83 (1.28%) Market Risk
11 67 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 65 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
13 63 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 59 (0.91%) Reference Data
15 53 (0.82%) Fintech
16 52 (0.80%) FMCG
17 50 (0.77%) Virtual Team
18 46 (0.71%) Reinsurance
19 45 (0.69%) Data Centre
20 41 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (1.15%) Windows
2 18 (0.28%) Unix
3 17 (0.26%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.17%) Apple iOS
4 11 (0.17%) Linux
5 10 (0.15%) Android
6 9 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.046%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2257 (34.72%) Business Analysis
2 1978 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1322 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 749 (11.52%) User Stories
5 579 (8.91%) Scrum
6 566 (8.71%) Project Management
7 486 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 452 (6.95%) Use Case
9 425 (6.54%) Waterfall
10 409 (6.29%) Migration
11 399 (6.14%) CRM
12 396 (6.09%) Change Management
13 344 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
13 344 (5.29%) Data Analysis
14 343 (5.28%) Asset Management
15 340 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
16 334 (5.14%) SDLC
17 317 (4.88%) Data Modelling
18 296 (4.55%) Analytics
19 295 (4.54%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 534 (8.21%) SQL
2 74 (1.14%) Java
3 66 (1.02%) VBA
4 62 (0.95%) C
5 50 (0.77%) R
6 40 (0.62%) Python
7 32 (0.49%) C#
8 15 (0.23%) C++
8 15 (0.23%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.12%) PHP
12 7 (0.11%) Scala
12 7 (0.11%) VB
13 6 (0.092%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.092%) Perl
14 5 (0.077%) Progress 4GL
14 5 (0.077%) RPG
15 3 (0.046%) ABAP
15 3 (0.046%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 335 (5.15%) Degree
2 235 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 232 (3.57%) ISEB
4 160 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.06%) IIBA
6 67 (1.03%) PMP
7 60 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 49 (0.75%) CBAP
9 46 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.18%) CIMA
15 11 (0.17%) ACCA
15 11 (0.17%) CISSP
15 11 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 9 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (4.92%) MiFID
2 294 (4.52%) GDPR
3 211 (3.25%) QA
4 120 (1.85%) EMIR
5 100 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 71 (1.09%) PMO
7 57 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
8 35 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 29 (0.45%) Solvency II
10 27 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (0.42%) SLA
11 23 (0.35%) GxP
12 21 (0.32%) IFRS
13 20 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 17 (0.26%) FATCA
14 17 (0.26%) PSD2
15 16 (0.25%) COREP
15 16 (0.25%) FINREP
16 14 (0.22%) Basel II
16 14 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 29 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.11%) Docker
3 4 (0.062%) XenApp
4 3 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.031%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.031%) vSphere
5 2 (0.031%) Xen
5 2 (0.031%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) HDFS
6 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.015%) SAP ITS
6 1 (0.015%) vCloud
6 1 (0.015%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.077%) Kibana
4 3 (0.046%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.031%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.031%) Nagios
5 2 (0.031%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.015%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.015%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.015%) Control-M
6 1 (0.015%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.015%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) SCCM
6 1 (0.015%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 389 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 269 (4.14%) SAP
3 258 (3.97%) Oracle
4 188 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
5 111 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 53 (0.82%) Tableau
7 51 (0.78%) Google
8 50 (0.77%) Bloomberg
9 47 (0.72%) Charles River
10 44 (0.68%) Adobe
11 42 (0.65%) IBM
12 39 (0.60%) Workday
13 38 (0.58%) JD Edwards
14 32 (0.49%) Cognos
15 28 (0.43%) Murex
16 27 (0.42%) HP
17 26 (0.40%) Pega
17 26 (0.40%) Progress
17 26 (0.40%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud