Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6781 6275 7945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.56% 6.07% 7.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.41% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4829 4581 5852
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £322 £311 £305
90th Percentile £615 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +8.73% -12.93%
10th Percentile £20.06 £20.55 £19.60
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.25 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +10.77% -9.72%

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 98027 97874 106867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.71% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64935 63838 68154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2864 3312 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 6138 £450 +5.14% 348
London -1 3435 £488 +2.63% 153
UK excluding London +1 3268 £400 - 232
South East -7 822 £425 +3.66% 50
North of England +7 715 £400 +6.67% 72
Midlands -3 563 £400 - 24
Scotland +22 499 £390 +7.59% 34
Yorkshire +14 343 £400 +5.96% 37
East of England +6 334 £425 - 14
North West -2 302 £400 +6.67% 28
West Midlands -2 290 £400 - 14
East Midlands +6 254 £403 +0.63% 10
South West +4 250 £375 -6.25% 34
Wales -7 80 £400 +6.67% 4
North East +65 69 £350 -9.09% 7
Northern Ireland -32 7 £405 +52.11%
Channel Islands -5 2 £575 +64.29%
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2289 (33.76%) Business Analysis
2 2138 (31.53%) Finance
3 2103 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
4 1433 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1104 (16.28%) Banking
6 822 (12.12%) User Stories
7 811 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
8 648 (9.56%) Scrum
9 609 (8.98%) Project Management
10 514 (7.58%) SQL
11 500 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 478 (7.05%) Use Case
13 470 (6.93%) Retail
14 464 (6.84%) Waterfall
15 431 (6.36%) Migration
16 424 (6.25%) GDPR
17 405 (5.97%) CRM
18 402 (5.93%) Microsoft
19 398 (5.87%) MS Visio
20 385 (5.68%) Change Management
21 376 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
22 371 (5.47%) Data Analysis
23 369 (5.44%) JIRA
24 367 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
25 345 (5.09%) Degree
26 344 (5.07%) Investment Banking
27 343 (5.06%) Front Office
28 338 (4.98%) Data Modelling
29 337 (4.97%) Acceptance Criteria
30 324 (4.78%) SDLC

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
1 156 (2.30%) Confluence
2 134 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 93 (1.37%) CMS
4 35 (0.52%) SAS
5 24 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 23 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.25%) Documentum
9 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.12%) Apache
12 8 (0.12%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.12%) Drupal
13 7 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.088%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.074%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.074%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.059%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.059%) WordPress
Applications
1 398 (5.87%) MS Visio
2 299 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 264 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
4 153 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 90 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.15%) InDesign
9 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.044%) SPSS
10 3 (0.044%) Stata
11 2 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 112 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 43 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 34 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 25 (0.37%) Markit EDM
7 24 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 24 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (0.34%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.25%) SAP SD
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.24%) Temenos T24
11 15 (0.22%) Primavera
12 14 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 13 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 12 (0.18%) Summit
15 11 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
16 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
16 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 76 (1.12%) Office 365
2 42 (0.62%) SaaS
3 41 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 29 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
7 20 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 20 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
8 16 (0.24%) Trello
9 13 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 12 (0.18%) Slack
11 11 (0.16%) Lucidchart
12 10 (0.15%) Force.com
13 9 (0.13%) IaaS
13 9 (0.13%) PaaS
13 9 (0.13%) Yammer
14 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.074%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.059%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 53 (0.78%) SMS
2 38 (0.56%) Internet
3 25 (0.37%) Intranet
4 22 (0.32%) WAN
5 13 (0.19%) Firewall
6 10 (0.15%) Skype
6 10 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.088%) LAN
8 5 (0.074%) FTP
8 5 (0.074%) NAS
8 5 (0.074%) SAN
9 4 (0.059%) DHCP
9 4 (0.059%) MPLS
9 4 (0.059%) Network Security
9 4 (0.059%) SSL
10 3 (0.044%) Broadband
10 3 (0.044%) VPN
10 3 (0.044%) Wireless
11 2 (0.029%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.029%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
2 104 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 88 (1.30%) Big Data
4 49 (0.72%) QlikView
5 46 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 43 (0.63%) Blockchain
7 42 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 30 (0.44%) Power BI
8 30 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 22 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.28%) Essbase
12 16 (0.24%) MySQL
13 15 (0.22%) SAP BW
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.18%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 369 (5.44%) JIRA
2 27 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (0.37%) Axure RP
4 21 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.18%) Rational Rose
7 11 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.088%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.088%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.088%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.044%) ERwin
10 3 (0.044%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.029%) JBehave
11 2 (0.029%) ProC
11 2 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.029%) Selenium
11 2 (0.029%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.029%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.029%) Zephyr
General
1 2138 (31.53%) Finance
2 1104 (16.28%) Banking
3 470 (6.93%) Retail
4 344 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 343 (5.06%) Front Office
6 218 (3.21%) Marketing
7 177 (2.61%) Legal
8 158 (2.33%) Retail Banking
9 152 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 149 (2.20%) Telecoms
11 123 (1.81%) Back Office
12 75 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 71 (1.05%) Billing
13 71 (1.05%) Law
14 59 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 52 (0.77%) Advertising
16 42 (0.62%) Automotive
17 40 (0.59%) Publishing
18 39 (0.58%) Electronics
19 33 (0.49%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (1.83%) XML
2 94 (1.39%) Web Services
3 42 (0.62%) Middleware
4 40 (0.59%) .NET
5 32 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
6 27 (0.40%) FpML
6 27 (0.40%) XSLT
7 21 (0.31%) REST
8 19 (0.28%) JSON
9 16 (0.24%) Mason
9 16 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
10 15 (0.22%) Gherkin
10 15 (0.22%) HTML
10 15 (0.22%) SOAP
11 11 (0.16%) WSDL
12 10 (0.15%) CSS
12 10 (0.15%) EDI
12 10 (0.15%) XSD
13 8 (0.12%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 811 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (4.47%) User Experience
3 246 (3.63%) Fixed Income
4 233 (3.44%) Derivative
5 188 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 181 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 159 (2.34%) Equities
8 96 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 93 (1.37%) Market Risk
10 80 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 74 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 64 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 57 (0.84%) Computer Science
13 57 (0.84%) FMCG
13 57 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 54 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
15 49 (0.72%) Fintech
16 48 (0.71%) Data Centre
17 47 (0.69%) Reference Data
18 41 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 72 (1.06%) Windows
2 24 (0.35%) Unix
3 15 (0.22%) Apple iOS
4 14 (0.21%) Android
4 14 (0.21%) Linux
5 13 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.074%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.044%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2289 (33.76%) Business Analysis
2 2103 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
3 1433 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 822 (12.12%) User Stories
5 648 (9.56%) Scrum
6 609 (8.98%) Project Management
7 500 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 478 (7.05%) Use Case
9 464 (6.84%) Waterfall
10 431 (6.36%) Migration
11 405 (5.97%) CRM
12 385 (5.68%) Change Management
13 376 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
14 371 (5.47%) Data Analysis
15 367 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
16 338 (4.98%) Data Modelling
17 337 (4.97%) Acceptance Criteria
18 324 (4.78%) SDLC
19 318 (4.69%) Asset Management
20 314 (4.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 514 (7.58%) SQL
2 79 (1.17%) Java
3 73 (1.08%) C
4 63 (0.93%) VBA
5 43 (0.63%) R
6 38 (0.56%) Python
7 35 (0.52%) C#
8 15 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.22%) T-SQL
9 14 (0.21%) VB
10 12 (0.18%) C++
11 11 (0.16%) PHP
11 11 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.13%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.10%) Perl
14 5 (0.074%) Progress 4GL
15 4 (0.059%) ABAP
15 4 (0.059%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.059%) Scala
16 3 (0.044%) XPath
Qualifications
1 345 (5.09%) Degree
2 286 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 236 (3.48%) ISEB
4 191 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.02%) IIBA
6 65 (0.96%) PMP
7 59 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 48 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 44 (0.65%) CBAP
10 42 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 10 (0.15%) CIMA
17 10 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (6.25%) GDPR
2 255 (3.76%) MiFID
3 215 (3.17%) QA
4 99 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 91 (1.34%) PMO
6 90 (1.33%) EMIR
7 49 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
8 33 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
9 32 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 31 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 28 (0.41%) SLA
12 25 (0.37%) PSD2
13 23 (0.34%) GxP
14 21 (0.31%) FATCA
14 21 (0.31%) IFRS
15 19 (0.28%) PCI DSS
16 15 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 15 (0.22%) SEPA
17 14 (0.21%) COREP
18 12 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 31 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (0.088%) XenApp
2 6 (0.088%) XenDesktop
3 4 (0.059%) Docker
3 4 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.029%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.015%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.088%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.074%) Kibana
5 3 (0.044%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.015%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Nagios
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
Vendors
1 402 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 273 (4.03%) SAP
3 265 (3.91%) Oracle
4 211 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.62%) ServiceNow
6 60 (0.88%) Tableau
7 58 (0.86%) Charles River
8 44 (0.65%) Bloomberg
8 44 (0.65%) Google
9 42 (0.62%) Adobe
10 40 (0.59%) IBM
11 39 (0.58%) Workday
12 38 (0.56%) Progress
13 37 (0.55%) Cognos
14 36 (0.53%) JD Edwards
15 34 (0.50%) Pega
16 27 (0.40%) Murex
17 26 (0.38%) hybris
18 25 (0.37%) Sitecore
19 23 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud