Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 33 29
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,375 6,143 5,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.77% 6.05% 6.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 6.38% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,109 4,301 4,163
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 32
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +35.94% -26.59%
10th Percentile £20.29 £24.03 £24.50
90th Percentile £56.60 £63.00 £52.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.34 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.69% +11.82% -25.44%

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 86,661 96,300 85,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.86% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,045 63,216 55,716
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,780 3,023 2,884
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £18.00 £18.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -4.46% -5.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -11 4,058 £450 - 469
UK excluding London -12 2,168 £425 +3.66% 301
London -8 2,152 £500 +5.26% 188
South East -11 604 £450 +5.88% 74
North of England -9 535 £400 - 99
Midlands -21 286 £425 +3.03% 43
North West +4 264 £400 - 41
South West -28 252 £400 -1.23% 28
Yorkshire -17 239 £400 - 57
Scotland -18 208 £423 +12.67% 14
East of England -4 205 £450 +5.88% 37
West Midlands -22 194 £425 +3.03% 22
East Midlands -23 69 £375 -11.76% 21
Wales -1 66 £425 +1.49% 6
North East -18 32 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland -6 8 £423 +7.64%
Channel Islands - 5 - -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,633 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,322 (30.22%) Business Analysis
3 1,289 (29.46%) Finance
4 859 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 665 (15.20%) User Stories
6 549 (12.55%) Banking
7 492 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
8 445 (10.17%) Scrum
9 370 (8.46%) JIRA
10 355 (8.11%) Retail
11 347 (7.93%) Project Management
12 331 (7.57%) Workshop Facilitation
13 330 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
14 326 (7.45%) Migration
15 308 (7.04%) Data Analysis
16 300 (6.86%) Microsoft
17 296 (6.77%) Waterfall
18 282 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
19 272 (6.22%) Security Cleared
19 272 (6.22%) CRM
20 271 (6.19%) SQL
21 254 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria
22 244 (5.58%) Use Case
22 244 (5.58%) SDLC
23 239 (5.46%) Analytics
24 237 (5.42%) Data Modelling
25 226 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
26 212 (4.85%) SAP
27 203 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
28 201 (4.59%) GAP Analysis

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 (4.11%) Confluence
2 73 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.12%) CMS
4 21 (0.48%) SAS
5 15 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.091%) Documentum
10 4 (0.091%) FileNet
11 3 (0.069%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.069%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.069%) Camunda
11 3 (0.069%) Drupal
11 3 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.046%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.046%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.046%) Liferay
Applications
1 203 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (4.50%) MS Visio
3 161 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
4 114 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.069%) InVision
7 3 (0.069%) Sketch
8 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 79 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.46%) Actimize
3 20 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 17 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 16 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.23%) Endur
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 144 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (1.55%) Power Platform
4 64 (1.46%) Office 365
5 52 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 28 (0.64%) SaaS
9 24 (0.55%) Google Analytics
10 22 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 14 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
14 10 (0.23%) Taleo
15 8 (0.18%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.18%) Slack
15 8 (0.18%) Trello
16 7 (0.16%) PowerApps
16 7 (0.16%) Yammer
17 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (0.71%) WAN
2 24 (0.55%) LAN
3 17 (0.39%) Firewall
3 17 (0.39%) Internet
4 13 (0.30%) Skype
5 10 (0.23%) Network Security
6 7 (0.16%) NAS
7 6 (0.14%) Intranet
7 6 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.11%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.11%) WebEx
9 4 (0.091%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.091%) SAN
9 4 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.069%) Broadband
10 3 (0.069%) FTP
10 3 (0.069%) RFID
10 3 (0.069%) VoIP
11 2 (0.046%) ATM
11 2 (0.046%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
2 72 (1.65%) Big Data
3 66 (1.51%) Power BI
4 65 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 29 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 26 (0.59%) Data Lake
7 24 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 19 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 18 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.39%) QlikView
11 16 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.25%) SAP HANA
13 10 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.21%) GIS
14 9 (0.21%) MS Access
15 8 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 370 (8.46%) JIRA
2 21 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (0.43%) Rational Rose
4 13 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.16%) Hudson
7 4 (0.091%) Balsamiq
8 3 (0.069%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.069%) Maven
9 2 (0.046%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.046%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.046%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.046%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.046%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.046%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.046%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.046%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.023%) ERwin
10 1 (0.023%) Pivotal Tracker
10 1 (0.023%) Subversion
General
1 1,289 (29.46%) Finance
2 549 (12.55%) Banking
3 355 (8.11%) Retail
4 133 (3.04%) Front Office
5 124 (2.83%) Marketing
6 105 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 95 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 83 (1.90%) Retail Banking
9 82 (1.87%) Back Office
10 71 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 59 (1.35%) Legal
13 58 (1.33%) Law
14 55 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 54 (1.23%) Billing
16 28 (0.64%) General Ledger
17 27 (0.62%) Private Banking
18 25 (0.57%) Advertising
19 24 (0.55%) Publishing
20 23 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (1.28%) XML
2 38 (0.87%) Web Services
3 33 (0.75%) JSON
4 30 (0.69%) .NET
4 30 (0.69%) REST
5 27 (0.62%) Middleware
6 23 (0.53%) SOAP
7 17 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (0.37%) HTML
9 14 (0.32%) SAML
10 12 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (0.25%) RESTful
12 7 (0.16%) CSS
13 5 (0.11%) EDI
13 5 (0.11%) Gherkin
14 4 (0.091%) Kafka
14 4 (0.091%) Natural Language Processing
14 4 (0.091%) OpenID
14 4 (0.091%) Spring
15 3 (0.069%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 492 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (4.00%) User Experience
3 116 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 98 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 87 (1.99%) Fixed Income
6 79 (1.81%) Fintech
7 74 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (1.55%) Derivative
9 66 (1.51%) Equities
10 63 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 53 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 48 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 42 (0.96%) SWIFT
14 36 (0.82%) Credit Risk
15 35 (0.80%) Data Centre
16 34 (0.78%) FMCG
17 24 (0.55%) Tandem
17 24 (0.55%) Virtual Team
18 23 (0.53%) NHS
19 20 (0.46%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 111 (2.54%) Windows
2 53 (1.21%) Windows 10
3 23 (0.53%) Unix
4 20 (0.46%) Linux
5 15 (0.34%) Android
6 11 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.091%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,633 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,322 (30.22%) Business Analysis
3 859 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 665 (15.20%) User Stories
5 445 (10.17%) Scrum
6 347 (7.93%) Project Management
7 331 (7.57%) Workshop Facilitation
8 330 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
9 326 (7.45%) Migration
10 308 (7.04%) Data Analysis
11 296 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 282 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 272 (6.22%) CRM
14 254 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria
15 244 (5.58%) SDLC
15 244 (5.58%) Use Case
16 239 (5.46%) Analytics
17 237 (5.42%) Data Modelling
18 226 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
19 201 (4.59%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 271 (6.19%) SQL
2 46 (1.05%) Java
3 31 (0.71%) C
4 25 (0.57%) VBA
5 21 (0.48%) Python
6 20 (0.46%) C#
7 13 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.21%) R
10 8 (0.18%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.18%) VB
11 6 (0.14%) PHP
12 4 (0.091%) Perl
13 3 (0.069%) C++
14 2 (0.046%) XPath
14 2 (0.046%) XQuery
15 1 (0.023%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.023%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.023%) Scala
15 1 (0.023%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 272 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 192 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 171 (3.91%) Degree
4 104 (2.38%) ISEB
5 42 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.55%) IIBA
7 22 (0.50%) CBAP
8 18 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.39%) CISM
9 17 (0.39%) CISSP
10 16 (0.37%) ACCA
10 16 (0.37%) MBA
11 15 (0.34%) PMP
12 14 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (0.32%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (0.27%) CIMA
14 11 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.74%) QA
2 68 (1.55%) GDPR
3 63 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 42 (0.96%) PSD2
5 38 (0.87%) PMO
6 37 (0.85%) MiFID
7 19 (0.43%) IFRS
8 18 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.37%) SEPA
10 15 (0.34%) IFRS 9
11 13 (0.30%) EMIR
11 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.27%) Basel III
13 9 (0.21%) GxP
14 7 (0.16%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 6 (0.14%) SLA
16 4 (0.091%) Dublin Core
16 4 (0.091%) FATCA
16 4 (0.091%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 55 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.023%) Docker
4 1 (0.023%) IAG
4 1 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (0.21%) Ansible
3 7 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.14%) QRadar
5 4 (0.091%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.069%) Control-M
6 3 (0.069%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.069%) Nagios
6 3 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.069%) Puppet
7 2 (0.046%) CASB
7 2 (0.046%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.046%) SCCM
8 1 (0.023%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.023%) IBM Guardium
8 1 (0.023%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.023%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.023%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.023%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 300 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 212 (4.85%) SAP
3 168 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
4 147 (3.36%) Oracle
5 95 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 62 (1.42%) Google
7 55 (1.26%) Tableau
8 33 (0.75%) Charles River
9 22 (0.50%) IBM
9 22 (0.50%) Murex
10 21 (0.48%) Workday
11 19 (0.43%) hybris
12 17 (0.39%) Adobe
12 17 (0.39%) Blue Prism
13 14 (0.32%) Concur
13 14 (0.32%) UiPath
14 13 (0.30%) Remedy
15 12 (0.27%) JD Edwards
16 11 (0.25%) FactSet
16 11 (0.25%) OpenLink