Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 28 23
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,605 5,921 7,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.57% 6.16% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 6.50% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,659 4,384 5,535
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £306
90th Percentile £606 £591 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £33.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +6.38% -3.99%
10th Percentile £21.31 £20.68 £19.60
90th Percentile £58.75 £50.90 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year -8.33% +8.27% -2.21%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 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 -1 5,934 £450 +3.45% 655
UK excluding London +1 3,309 £400 - 391
London -2 3,219 £488 +2.63% 318
South East -6 876 £425 +3.03% 64
North of England +8 703 £400 +6.67% 139
Midlands 0 557 £413 +3.13% 61
Scotland +26 518 £390 +4.00% 43
Yorkshire +12 339 £400 +5.26% 56
East of England +12 310 £425 +0.59% 24
West Midlands 0 291 £410 - 42
North West -3 286 £400 +6.67% 75
South West -4 254 £375 -6.25% 48
East Midlands +3 244 £416 +4.06% 19
Wales 0 87 £413 +10.00% 10
North East +51 78 £350 -4.76% 8
Northern Ireland -27 7 £445 +36.92% 2
Channel Islands -5 2 £575 +43.75%
Isle of Man -1 1 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,236 (33.85%) Business Analysis
2 2,097 (31.75%) Finance
3 2,050 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
4 1,500 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 988 (14.96%) Banking
6 819 (12.40%) User Stories
7 760 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
8 628 (9.51%) Project Management
9 616 (9.33%) Scrum
10 499 (7.55%) Waterfall
11 495 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 492 (7.45%) SQL
13 476 (7.21%) GDPR
14 474 (7.18%) Use Case
15 445 (6.74%) Migration
16 427 (6.46%) Retail
17 410 (6.21%) Microsoft
18 390 (5.90%) Data Analysis
19 383 (5.80%) CRM
20 379 (5.74%) MS Visio
21 373 (5.65%) GAP Analysis
22 358 (5.42%) Change Management
23 354 (5.36%) JIRA
24 351 (5.31%) Data Modelling
25 344 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
26 337 (5.10%) Acceptance Criteria
27 327 (4.95%) Degree
28 320 (4.84%) SDLC
29 312 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
30 309 (4.68%) 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
1 178 (2.69%) Confluence
2 119 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 88 (1.33%) CMS
4 43 (0.65%) SAS
5 26 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 14 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.18%) Documentum
9 10 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.15%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.14%) WordPress
11 8 (0.12%) Drupal
12 7 (0.11%) Apache
12 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.091%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.091%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.076%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.076%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.076%) Umbraco
Applications
1 379 (5.74%) MS Visio
2 312 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 242 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
4 154 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 85 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.15%) InDesign
9 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.045%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.045%) SPSS
11 3 (0.045%) Stata
12 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.015%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 116 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.80%) thinkFolio
3 39 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 26 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 24 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 24 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 24 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (0.33%) Elite 3E
8 16 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 16 (0.24%) SAP SD
9 15 (0.23%) Primavera
10 14 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (0.94%) Office 365
2 53 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (0.62%) SaaS
4 40 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 26 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 24 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 22 (0.33%) Trello
9 19 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 16 (0.24%) PaaS
11 15 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.20%) IaaS
13 12 (0.18%) Slack
14 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
14 11 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 8 (0.12%) Force.com
16 4 (0.061%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.061%) Veeva
17 3 (0.045%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (0.77%) SMS
2 39 (0.59%) Internet
3 24 (0.36%) Intranet
4 19 (0.29%) Firewall
5 13 (0.20%) WAN
6 11 (0.17%) LAN
7 9 (0.14%) Skype
8 7 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.091%) Broadband
10 5 (0.076%) FTP
11 4 (0.061%) DNS
11 4 (0.061%) SSL
11 4 (0.061%) Wireless
12 3 (0.045%) DHCP
12 3 (0.045%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.045%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.045%) Network Security
12 3 (0.045%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.030%) iBeacon
13 2 (0.030%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 90 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 77 (1.17%) Big Data
4 44 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
5 42 (0.64%) Blockchain
6 36 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 35 (0.53%) Power BI
8 34 (0.51%) QlikView
9 33 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 31 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 23 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.26%) Essbase
13 17 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.23%) Data Lake
14 15 (0.23%) MySQL
14 15 (0.23%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
17 11 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 354 (5.36%) JIRA
2 32 (0.48%) Axure RP
2 32 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 16 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (0.20%) Rational Rose
5 10 (0.15%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.11%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.076%) ERwin
8 4 (0.061%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.045%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.045%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.030%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.030%) ProC
10 2 (0.030%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.015%) LSMW
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.015%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.015%) XMLSpy
General
1 2,097 (31.75%) Finance
2 988 (14.96%) Banking
3 427 (6.46%) Retail
4 304 (4.60%) Front Office
5 277 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 210 (3.18%) Marketing
7 189 (2.86%) Legal
8 161 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 158 (2.39%) Retail Banking
10 149 (2.26%) Telecoms
11 115 (1.74%) Back Office
12 80 (1.21%) Law
13 68 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 67 (1.01%) Billing
15 57 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 48 (0.73%) Advertising
16 48 (0.73%) Automotive
17 40 (0.61%) Electronics
18 37 (0.56%) Publishing
19 33 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (1.60%) Web Services
2 95 (1.44%) XML
3 37 (0.56%) .NET
4 35 (0.53%) Middleware
5 31 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
6 23 (0.35%) JSON
7 20 (0.30%) REST
8 18 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
8 18 (0.27%) XSLT
9 17 (0.26%) FpML
9 17 (0.26%) Gherkin
10 16 (0.24%) HTML
10 16 (0.24%) SOAP
11 14 (0.21%) Mason
12 12 (0.18%) WSDL
13 11 (0.17%) CSS
14 9 (0.14%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.14%) EDI
15 8 (0.12%) JSON Schema
15 8 (0.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 760 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 302 (4.57%) User Experience
3 201 (3.04%) Fixed Income
4 164 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 160 (2.42%) Derivative
6 153 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 124 (1.88%) Equities
8 85 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 81 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 73 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 71 (1.07%) Market Risk
12 66 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 58 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 53 (0.80%) FMCG
15 50 (0.76%) Computer Science
16 45 (0.68%) NHS
17 42 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
18 37 (0.56%) Data Centre
18 37 (0.56%) EPoS
19 36 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 81 (1.23%) Windows
2 23 (0.35%) Unix
2 23 (0.35%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.26%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.23%) Linux
5 13 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.17%) Android
7 8 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.045%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.015%) AIX
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,236 (33.85%) Business Analysis
2 2,050 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,500 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 819 (12.40%) User Stories
5 628 (9.51%) Project Management
6 616 (9.33%) Scrum
7 499 (7.55%) Waterfall
8 495 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 474 (7.18%) Use Case
10 445 (6.74%) Migration
11 390 (5.90%) Data Analysis
12 383 (5.80%) CRM
13 373 (5.65%) GAP Analysis
14 358 (5.42%) Change Management
15 351 (5.31%) Data Modelling
16 344 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
17 337 (5.10%) Acceptance Criteria
18 320 (4.84%) SDLC
19 309 (4.68%) Asset Management
20 293 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 492 (7.45%) SQL
2 74 (1.12%) C
3 69 (1.04%) VBA
4 67 (1.01%) Java
5 39 (0.59%) Python
6 31 (0.47%) C#
7 27 (0.41%) R
8 15 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.23%) PHP
8 15 (0.23%) PL/SQL
8 15 (0.23%) VB
9 13 (0.20%) C++
10 12 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.12%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.11%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.091%) Perl
14 4 (0.061%) ABAP
14 4 (0.061%) Progress 4GL
15 3 (0.045%) RPG
15 3 (0.045%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 327 (4.95%) Degree
2 302 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 218 (3.30%) ISEB
4 191 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 58 (0.88%) IIBA
6 54 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 53 (0.80%) PMP
8 48 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 47 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 45 (0.68%) CBAP
11 31 (0.47%) Master's Degree
12 26 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.18%) CIMA
17 11 (0.17%) ACCA
18 10 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
18 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 9 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (7.21%) GDPR
2 212 (3.21%) QA
3 184 (2.79%) MiFID
4 91 (1.38%) PMO
5 87 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 64 (0.97%) EMIR
7 44 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 33 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
9 31 (0.47%) SLA
9 31 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 28 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (0.36%) IFRS
11 24 (0.36%) PSD2
12 22 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 20 (0.30%) FATCA
13 20 (0.30%) GxP
14 16 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.21%) SEPA
16 12 (0.18%) Basel II
17 10 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 37 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.061%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.061%) XenApp
2 4 (0.061%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.030%) Docker
4 2 (0.030%) vCloud
4 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.091%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.061%) Kibana
5 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.015%) Nagios
5 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.015%) QRadar
5 1 (0.015%) SCCM
Vendors
1 410 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 267 (4.04%) SAP
3 255 (3.86%) Oracle
4 201 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 63 (0.95%) Tableau
7 55 (0.83%) Charles River
8 49 (0.74%) Google
9 41 (0.62%) Pega
10 40 (0.61%) IBM
11 39 (0.59%) Adobe
12 36 (0.55%) Bloomberg
13 33 (0.50%) Cognos
14 32 (0.48%) Progress
15 27 (0.41%) JD Edwards
15 27 (0.41%) Sitecore
16 26 (0.39%) Workday
17 24 (0.36%) Murex
18 23 (0.35%) Intapp
19 22 (0.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud