Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,140 6,628 6,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.98% 6.53% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 6.88% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,702 4,728 4,672
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £330 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +10.51%
10th Percentile £19.19 £20.19 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.61 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +15.20%

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 97,851 96,297 99,436
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.94% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,588 63,472 64,888
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.29% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,043 2,878 3,301
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -16 4,687 £450 - 484
UK excluding London -9 2,659 £425 +6.25% 276
London -22 2,420 £475 -2.56% 236
South East -15 656 £450 +5.88% 64
North of England -9 604 £400 +3.23% 92
Midlands -3 485 £425 +6.25% 50
West Midlands -5 315 £425 +6.25% 31
Yorkshire -13 288 £400 +3.23% 29
South West +1 283 £425 +13.33% 25
North West -11 264 £400 - 57
Scotland -25 259 £388 - 17
East of England -21 226 £425 - 17
East Midlands -12 139 £425 +6.25% 19
Wales +1 121 £438 +9.38% 7
North East -11 52 £375 +7.14% 6
Northern Ireland +54 27 £374 -6.56% 3
Channel Islands -3 2 £700 +21.74% 1
Isle of Man -3 1 £475 +11.76%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,950 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,646 (32.02%) Business Analysis
3 1,436 (27.94%) Finance
4 1,190 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 802 (15.60%) User Stories
6 631 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
7 533 (10.37%) Scrum
8 529 (10.29%) Banking
9 486 (9.46%) Project Management
10 432 (8.40%) Retail
11 411 (8.00%) Migration
11 411 (8.00%) Workshop Facilitation
12 386 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
13 371 (7.22%) Waterfall
14 366 (7.12%) Microsoft
15 343 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
16 339 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
17 328 (6.38%) SQL
18 326 (6.34%) Data Analysis
19 312 (6.07%) JIRA
20 290 (5.64%) Use Case
21 285 (5.54%) CRM
22 280 (5.45%) Data Modelling
23 276 (5.37%) Acceptance Criteria
24 268 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
25 262 (5.10%) Change Management
26 259 (5.04%) GAP Analysis
27 255 (4.96%) MS Visio
27 255 (4.96%) User Experience
28 246 (4.79%) 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
1 180 (3.50%) Confluence
2 87 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 58 (1.13%) CMS
4 35 (0.68%) SAS
5 25 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 19 (0.37%) Documentum
7 11 (0.21%) Drupal
8 9 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.16%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.097%) Apache Qpid
10 5 (0.097%) Appian
10 5 (0.097%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.097%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.097%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.097%) WordPress
11 4 (0.078%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.058%) FileNet
12 3 (0.058%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.058%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.058%) Umbraco
Applications
1 268 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 255 (4.96%) MS Visio
3 220 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
4 146 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.058%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.039%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.019%) Mingle
9 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 93 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
3 20 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 19 (0.37%) thinkFolio
5 18 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 16 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 15 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
8 14 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.23%) PlanetPress Connect
10 10 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.18%) Actimize
11 9 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 91 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (1.56%) Office 365
3 60 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (0.95%) SaaS
5 44 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
7 23 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
8 16 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.23%) Trello
10 11 (0.21%) PaaS
11 8 (0.16%) GitHub
11 8 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.16%) Slack
12 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.14%) IaaS
12 7 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 7 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (0.70%) Internet
2 20 (0.39%) WAN
3 19 (0.37%) SMS
4 16 (0.31%) Intranet
5 15 (0.29%) LAN
6 14 (0.27%) Skype
7 13 (0.25%) Network Security
8 9 (0.18%) Firewall
8 9 (0.18%) MVNO
9 8 (0.16%) Extranet
10 6 (0.12%) Broadband
10 6 (0.12%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.058%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.058%) Wireless
12 2 (0.039%) CTI
12 2 (0.039%) DSL
12 2 (0.039%) MPLS
12 2 (0.039%) SSH
12 2 (0.039%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (1.36%) Power BI
3 65 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 61 (1.19%) Big Data
5 39 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 37 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 33 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 30 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 21 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (0.39%) MySQL
11 18 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (0.27%) Data Lake
13 14 (0.27%) EDMS
14 13 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
14 13 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
14 13 (0.25%) QlikView
15 11 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.21%) Ingres
15 11 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 312 (6.07%) JIRA
2 27 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (0.21%) Rational Rose
5 11 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.16%) Axure RP
8 7 (0.14%) PVCS
9 6 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.12%) Spinnaker
10 5 (0.097%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.097%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.097%) Maven
11 4 (0.078%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.058%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.058%) TestDirector
13 2 (0.039%) Hudson
13 2 (0.039%) JIRA Agile
14 1 (0.019%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,436 (27.94%) Finance
2 529 (10.29%) Banking
3 432 (8.40%) Retail
4 154 (3.00%) Front Office
5 145 (2.82%) Marketing
6 130 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 122 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 122 (2.37%) Legal
8 96 (1.87%) Back Office
9 81 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 76 (1.48%) Law
11 60 (1.17%) Billing
12 55 (1.07%) Retail Banking
13 49 (0.95%) Automotive
14 46 (0.89%) Advertising
15 45 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 42 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 37 (0.72%) Publishing
18 28 (0.54%) Electronics
19 26 (0.51%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (1.50%) XML
2 75 (1.46%) Web Services
3 35 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
3 35 (0.68%) REST
4 34 (0.66%) .NET
5 30 (0.58%) HTML
6 28 (0.54%) SOAP
7 25 (0.49%) Middleware
8 21 (0.41%) RESTful
9 18 (0.35%) JSON
10 17 (0.33%) Gherkin
11 14 (0.27%) CSS
12 12 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.16%) Kafka
14 7 (0.14%) COM
14 7 (0.14%) HTML5
14 7 (0.14%) Velocity
15 6 (0.12%) EDI
15 6 (0.12%) GraphQL
16 5 (0.097%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 631 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (4.96%) User Experience
3 138 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 127 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 106 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 94 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 82 (1.60%) Derivative
9 69 (1.34%) Equities
10 63 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 51 (0.99%) FMCG
12 43 (0.84%) Computer Science
13 42 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 42 (0.82%) Fintech
14 41 (0.80%) NHS
15 38 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.64%) Reinsurance
17 32 (0.62%) Credit Risk
18 27 (0.53%) Data Structures
18 27 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 138 (2.68%) Windows
2 46 (0.89%) Windows 10
3 41 (0.80%) Unix
4 25 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 19 (0.37%) Linux
6 18 (0.35%) Android
7 14 (0.27%) Solaris
7 14 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.039%) MVS
9 2 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.019%) Android TV
10 1 (0.019%) Tizen
10 1 (0.019%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,950 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,646 (32.02%) Business Analysis
3 1,190 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 802 (15.60%) User Stories
5 533 (10.37%) Scrum
6 486 (9.46%) Project Management
7 411 (8.00%) Migration
7 411 (8.00%) Workshop Facilitation
8 386 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
9 371 (7.22%) Waterfall
10 343 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 339 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 326 (6.34%) Data Analysis
13 290 (5.64%) Use Case
14 285 (5.54%) CRM
15 280 (5.45%) Data Modelling
16 276 (5.37%) Acceptance Criteria
17 262 (5.10%) Change Management
18 259 (5.04%) GAP Analysis
19 246 (4.79%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (6.38%) SQL
2 53 (1.03%) Java
3 32 (0.62%) C
4 27 (0.53%) Python
5 23 (0.45%) C#
6 22 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 19 (0.37%) VBA
8 16 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 15 (0.29%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.27%) Korn
11 11 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.14%) C++
12 7 (0.14%) R
13 5 (0.097%) Perl
14 3 (0.058%) Scala
14 3 (0.058%) VB
15 2 (0.039%) ABAP
15 2 (0.039%) SOQL
16 1 (0.019%) RPG
16 1 (0.019%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 225 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 221 (4.30%) Degree
3 158 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 137 (2.67%) ISEB
5 45 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 38 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 32 (0.62%) CBAP
7 32 (0.62%) IIBA
8 23 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.35%) ACCA
11 14 (0.27%) PMP
12 13 (0.25%) CIMA
13 12 (0.23%) MBA
14 10 (0.19%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.16%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.14%) CISSP
18 6 (0.12%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (3.97%) GDPR
2 146 (2.84%) QA
3 66 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 52 (1.01%) PMO
5 48 (0.93%) MiFID
6 23 (0.45%) PSD2
6 23 (0.45%) SLA
7 20 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.35%) IFRS
9 16 (0.31%) EMIR
10 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 9 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.16%) Basel III
13 8 (0.16%) FATCA
13 8 (0.16%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.12%) GxP
15 6 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.12%) Docker
3 5 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.058%) HDFS
5 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.039%) Snort
5 2 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.039%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (0.41%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
2 14 (0.27%) SCCM
3 12 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.14%) Ansible
6 6 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.12%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.12%) Puppet
7 5 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.097%) Nagios
8 4 (0.078%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.058%) SCOM
9 3 (0.058%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.039%) Kibana
10 2 (0.039%) QRadar
10 2 (0.039%) Terraform
11 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.019%) Oozie
Vendors
1 366 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 238 (4.63%) Oracle
3 235 (4.57%) SAP
4 128 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (1.63%) ServiceNow
6 60 (1.17%) IBM
7 52 (1.01%) Tableau
8 51 (0.99%) Google
9 45 (0.88%) Adobe
10 39 (0.76%) Charles River
11 31 (0.60%) Workday
12 24 (0.47%) hybris
13 23 (0.45%) Citrix
13 23 (0.45%) OpenText
14 22 (0.43%) Murex
15 20 (0.39%) Pega
16 13 (0.25%) Cognos
16 13 (0.25%) Xerox
17 12 (0.23%) Bloomberg
18 11 (0.21%) JD Edwards