Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 42 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,018 5,393 6,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.57% 5.33% 6.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 5.63% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,861 3,889 4,538
UK median daily rate £450 £443 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £319
90th Percentile £588 £598 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 27
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.56% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £18.19 £19.25 £22.70
90th Percentile £66.50 £54.82 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +46.43% -1.41% -1.39%

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 82,852 95,835 93,010
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 94.76% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,360 62,929 60,838
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,873 3,122 2,781
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.71 £18.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -6.42% -0.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% -2.78% -2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -6 3,742 £450 - 239
UK excluding London -13 1,997 £425 +2.41% 180
London -3 1,956 £500 +5.26% 78
South East -11 541 £425 -5.56% 37
North of England -5 482 £425 +6.25% 69
South West -9 315 £413 - 25
Midlands -24 237 £425 - 20
North West -3 227 £425 +6.25% 36
Yorkshire -11 214 £408 +1.88% 30
East of England -6 186 £435 +2.35% 11
Scotland -10 169 £400 +6.67% 12
West Midlands -20 158 £425 - 13
East Midlands -22 71 £425 - 6
North East +22 41 £425 +7.94% 3
Wales -11 37 £375 -11.76% 3
Northern Ireland -11 20 £423 +12.67% 3
Channel Islands +3 12 £450 -35.71% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,409 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,281 (31.88%) Business Analysis
3 1,169 (29.09%) Finance
4 798 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 613 (15.26%) User Stories
6 455 (11.32%) Banking
7 453 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
8 435 (10.83%) Scrum
9 384 (9.56%) JIRA
10 323 (8.04%) Workshop Facilitation
11 322 (8.01%) Migration
12 321 (7.99%) Microsoft
13 313 (7.79%) Project Management
14 308 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
15 288 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 275 (6.84%) Public Sector
17 269 (6.69%) Waterfall
18 256 (6.37%) Analytics
19 255 (6.35%) Retail
20 249 (6.20%) Use Case
21 245 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
22 243 (6.05%) SQL
23 239 (5.95%) Acceptance Criteria
24 238 (5.92%) CRM
25 235 (5.85%) Data Analysis
26 234 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
27 225 (5.60%) SDLC
28 222 (5.53%) Data Modelling
29 221 (5.50%) GAP Analysis
30 217 (5.40%) 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
1 192 (4.78%) Confluence
2 107 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.05%) CMS
4 29 (0.72%) SAS
5 10 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.20%) Camunda
7 7 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.100%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.100%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.100%) Documentum
9 4 (0.100%) LiveLink
9 4 (0.100%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.050%) Drupal
11 2 (0.050%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.050%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.025%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.025%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.025%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 245 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 186 (4.63%) MS Visio
3 175 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
4 135 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.050%) Snagit
7 2 (0.050%) Windchill
8 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.025%) InVision
8 1 (0.025%) Sketch
8 1 (0.025%) SPSS
8 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 96 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.35%) Endur
6 14 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.30%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.27%) Magento
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.17%) Actimize
11 7 (0.17%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 162 (4.03%) Azure
2 87 (2.17%) Office 365
3 79 (1.97%) AWS
3 79 (1.97%) Power Platform
4 67 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
5 36 (0.90%) Google Sheets
6 31 (0.77%) SaaS
7 27 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 26 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 22 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.55%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.35%) GCP
10 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 13 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.22%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.20%) PaaS
14 6 (0.15%) Google Drive
14 6 (0.15%) IaaS
14 6 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.50%) Internet
2 17 (0.42%) Firewall
3 11 (0.27%) WAN
4 10 (0.25%) FTP
4 10 (0.25%) LAN
5 9 (0.22%) Intranet
5 9 (0.22%) Network Security
5 9 (0.22%) Softphone
5 9 (0.22%) Unified Communications
6 8 (0.20%) Skype
7 6 (0.15%) VoIP
8 5 (0.12%) HTTP
8 5 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.12%) SAN
8 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.12%) Wireless
9 4 (0.100%) Broadband
9 4 (0.100%) DNS
10 3 (0.075%) ATM
10 3 (0.075%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 79 (1.97%) Power BI
3 76 (1.89%) Big Data
4 48 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 21 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 19 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 18 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.42%) Data Lake
9 16 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
9 16 (0.40%) QlikView
10 15 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 15 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (0.35%) Essbase
12 13 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.30%) MS Access
14 10 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.22%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 384 (9.56%) JIRA
2 27 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 23 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.52%) Rational Rose
5 10 (0.25%) Balsamiq
5 10 (0.25%) Cucumber
5 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.15%) Hudson
7 6 (0.15%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.12%) Selenium
9 4 (0.100%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.050%) ERwin
10 2 (0.050%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.050%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.025%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.025%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.025%) GitLab
11 1 (0.025%) gulp
11 1 (0.025%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1,169 (29.09%) Finance
2 455 (11.32%) Banking
3 275 (6.84%) Public Sector
4 255 (6.35%) Retail
5 127 (3.16%) Front Office
6 103 (2.56%) Marketing
7 90 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 80 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 72 (1.79%) Retail Banking
11 70 (1.74%) Financial Institution
12 68 (1.69%) Legal
13 53 (1.32%) Back Office
13 53 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 46 (1.14%) Advertising
14 46 (1.14%) Local Government
15 37 (0.92%) Law
16 28 (0.70%) Billing
17 25 (0.62%) General Ledger
18 22 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.05%) XML
2 25 (0.62%) .NET
2 25 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 25 (0.62%) Web Services
3 23 (0.57%) Middleware
4 16 (0.40%) REST
5 15 (0.37%) SOAP
6 12 (0.30%) HTML
7 11 (0.27%) SAML
8 10 (0.25%) JSON
8 10 (0.25%) RESTful
9 7 (0.17%) CSS
9 7 (0.17%) EDI
10 6 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.15%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.15%) SailPoint
11 5 (0.12%) jBPM
12 3 (0.075%) Kafka
12 3 (0.075%) Velocity
12 3 (0.075%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 453 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (4.03%) User Experience
3 134 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 96 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 81 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 79 (1.97%) Derivative
7 73 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 52 (1.29%) Equities
8 52 (1.29%) NHS
9 44 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 36 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 27 (0.67%) SWIFT
12 25 (0.62%) Data Centre
12 25 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 25 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (0.47%) FMCG
14 19 (0.47%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.47%) Tandem
15 18 (0.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 102 (2.54%) Windows
2 37 (0.92%) Linux
3 34 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 19 (0.47%) Solaris
5 14 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.30%) Unix
7 7 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.12%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.12%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.075%) Android
9 3 (0.075%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.025%) AIX
10 1 (0.025%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.025%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,409 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,281 (31.88%) Business Analysis
3 798 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 613 (15.26%) User Stories
5 435 (10.83%) Scrum
6 323 (8.04%) Workshop Facilitation
7 322 (8.01%) Migration
8 313 (7.79%) Project Management
9 308 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
10 288 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 269 (6.69%) Waterfall
12 256 (6.37%) Analytics
13 249 (6.20%) Use Case
14 239 (5.95%) Acceptance Criteria
15 238 (5.92%) CRM
16 235 (5.85%) Data Analysis
17 234 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
18 225 (5.60%) SDLC
19 222 (5.53%) Data Modelling
20 221 (5.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 243 (6.05%) SQL
2 38 (0.95%) C
3 29 (0.72%) Python
4 26 (0.65%) Java
5 24 (0.60%) VBA
6 13 (0.32%) VB
7 12 (0.30%) C#
8 11 (0.27%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.27%) R
9 8 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.15%) PHP
11 5 (0.12%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.100%) C++
12 4 (0.100%) XQuery
13 3 (0.075%) XPath
14 2 (0.050%) ABAP
14 2 (0.050%) Perl
15 1 (0.025%) COBOL
15 1 (0.025%) JCL
15 1 (0.025%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 212 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 175 (4.36%) Degree
3 158 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 119 (2.96%) ISEB
5 51 (1.27%) IIBA
6 38 (0.95%) CBAP
7 35 (0.87%) CISSP
8 34 (0.85%) CISM
9 27 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.50%) ACCA
12 18 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 17 (0.42%) CISA
13 17 (0.42%) PMP
14 16 (0.40%) CIMA
15 13 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.32%) MBA
16 10 (0.25%) FFIEC
16 10 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (3.53%) QA
2 75 (1.87%) GDPR
3 49 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 42 (1.05%) PMO
5 33 (0.82%) PSD2
6 29 (0.72%) MiFID
7 15 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.27%) EMIR
9 11 (0.27%) SEPA
10 7 (0.17%) GxP
10 7 (0.17%) SLA
11 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.100%) Basel III
13 4 (0.100%) IFRS
13 4 (0.100%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 61 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.100%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.050%) NDS
5 2 (0.050%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.025%) Docker
6 1 (0.025%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.025%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 16 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (0.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.15%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.100%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.075%) Ansible
6 3 (0.075%) QRadar
6 3 (0.075%) SCCM
7 2 (0.050%) Control-M
7 2 (0.050%) Nessus
7 2 (0.050%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.025%) CASB
8 1 (0.025%) MOM
8 1 (0.025%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.025%) vRealize
Vendors
1 321 (7.99%) Microsoft
2 205 (5.10%) SAP
3 159 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
4 158 (3.93%) Oracle
5 100 (2.49%) ServiceNow
6 77 (1.92%) Google
7 65 (1.62%) Tableau
8 35 (0.87%) Cloudera
9 25 (0.62%) hybris
10 22 (0.55%) Workday
11 21 (0.52%) Remedy
12 20 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 20 (0.50%) Charles River
13 18 (0.45%) IBM
13 18 (0.45%) Splunk
14 16 (0.40%) Avaloq
15 14 (0.35%) OpenLink
15 14 (0.35%) Pega
16 13 (0.32%) Adobe
17 12 (0.30%) VMware