Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6761 6479 7947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.56% 6.16% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.50% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4826 4690 5860
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £306
90th Percentile £619 £588 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 37
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -11.56%
10th Percentile £20.25 £17.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -16.67%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +1 6142 £450 +5.88% 413
London 0 3488 £488 +2.63% 192
UK excluding London -1 3194 £400 - 254
South East -9 792 £425 +6.25% 55
North of England +5 714 £388 +3.33% 89
Midlands -2 553 £400 - 33
Scotland +21 482 £390 +11.43% 28
Yorkshire +19 351 £388 +3.33% 43
East of England +2 323 £425 - 16
North West -3 301 £400 +5.26% 35
West Midlands -1 285 £400 - 20
South West +3 250 £375 -6.25% 27
East Midlands +4 248 £403 +0.63% 13
Wales -4 78 £400 +6.67% 6
North East +59 61 £350 -3.45% 11
Northern Ireland -39 6 £403 +51.17%
Channel Islands -4 2 £575 +64.29%
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2300 (34.02%) Business Analysis
2 2196 (32.48%) Finance
3 2085 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
4 1417 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 1137 (16.82%) Banking
6 818 (12.10%) User Stories
7 817 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
8 623 (9.21%) Scrum
9 587 (8.68%) Project Management
10 539 (7.97%) SQL
11 518 (7.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 467 (6.91%) Use Case
13 461 (6.82%) Retail
14 444 (6.57%) Waterfall
15 429 (6.35%) Migration
16 405 (5.99%) CRM
16 405 (5.99%) GDPR
17 403 (5.96%) MS Visio
18 402 (5.95%) Change Management
19 399 (5.90%) Microsoft
20 382 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
21 367 (5.43%) GAP Analysis
22 366 (5.41%) Data Analysis
23 360 (5.32%) Front Office
24 359 (5.31%) Investment Banking
25 357 (5.28%) JIRA
26 344 (5.09%) SDLC
27 340 (5.03%) Degree
28 329 (4.87%) Acceptance Criteria
29 328 (4.85%) 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
1 145 (2.14%) Confluence
2 130 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 90 (1.33%) CMS
4 33 (0.49%) SAS
5 25 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (0.33%) Documentum
6 22 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.12%) Drupal
12 7 (0.10%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.089%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.074%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.074%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.059%) Apache
15 4 (0.059%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.044%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 403 (5.96%) MS Visio
2 300 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 265 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
4 157 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 94 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.12%) InDesign
9 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.044%) SPSS
10 3 (0.044%) Stata
11 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.015%) Mingle
12 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 116 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.87%) thinkFolio
3 43 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 32 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 23 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.25%) Temenos T24
9 15 (0.22%) Primavera
9 15 (0.22%) SAP SD
10 14 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 13 (0.19%) Maximo
11 13 (0.19%) Summit
12 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.01%) Office 365
2 42 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (0.61%) SaaS
4 33 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 26 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 17 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
9 16 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 16 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
10 15 (0.22%) Trello
11 12 (0.18%) Slack
12 11 (0.16%) Lucidchart
13 10 (0.15%) Force.com
14 9 (0.13%) IaaS
14 9 (0.13%) PaaS
14 9 (0.13%) Yammer
15 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.074%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 48 (0.71%) SMS
2 32 (0.47%) Internet
3 26 (0.38%) Intranet
4 19 (0.28%) WAN
5 12 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.15%) Skype
7 7 (0.10%) Firewall
8 5 (0.074%) FTP
8 5 (0.074%) LAN
8 5 (0.074%) NAS
8 5 (0.074%) SAN
9 4 (0.059%) MPLS
10 3 (0.044%) ATM
10 3 (0.044%) DHCP
10 3 (0.044%) Network Security
10 3 (0.044%) VPN
11 2 (0.030%) Broadband
11 2 (0.030%) DSL
11 2 (0.030%) Extranet
11 2 (0.030%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 104 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 89 (1.32%) Big Data
4 49 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 49 (0.72%) QlikView
5 43 (0.64%) Blockchain
5 43 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 42 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.41%) Power BI
8 24 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 22 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.25%) Essbase
12 16 (0.24%) MySQL
13 15 (0.22%) DB2
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.21%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 357 (5.28%) JIRA
2 27 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (0.35%) Axure RP
3 24 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.25%) Cucumber
5 13 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.16%) Rational Rose
7 7 (0.10%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.074%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.074%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.059%) ERwin
10 3 (0.044%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.044%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.030%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.030%) ProC
11 2 (0.030%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.030%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.030%) TestRail
11 2 (0.030%) Zephyr
General
1 2196 (32.48%) Finance
2 1137 (16.82%) Banking
3 461 (6.82%) Retail
4 360 (5.32%) Front Office
5 359 (5.31%) Investment Banking
6 233 (3.45%) Marketing
7 180 (2.66%) Legal
8 165 (2.44%) Retail Banking
9 150 (2.22%) Manufacturing
10 141 (2.09%) Telecoms
11 128 (1.89%) Back Office
12 74 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 69 (1.02%) Billing
14 68 (1.01%) Law
15 59 (0.87%) Advertising
16 54 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
17 41 (0.61%) Electronics
18 39 (0.58%) Publishing
19 36 (0.53%) Automotive
20 34 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (1.80%) XML
2 88 (1.30%) Web Services
3 45 (0.67%) .NET
4 43 (0.64%) Middleware
5 32 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 32 (0.47%) FpML
6 27 (0.40%) XSLT
7 20 (0.30%) REST
8 18 (0.27%) JSON
9 17 (0.25%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.25%) Mason
10 15 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
11 14 (0.21%) SOAP
12 12 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.18%) HTML
13 11 (0.16%) XSD
14 10 (0.15%) EDI
14 10 (0.15%) WSDL
15 7 (0.10%) CSS
16 6 (0.089%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 817 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 284 (4.20%) User Experience
3 258 (3.82%) Fixed Income
4 255 (3.77%) Derivative
5 192 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 190 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 174 (2.57%) Equities
8 94 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 91 (1.35%) Market Risk
10 81 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 75 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 64 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 62 (0.92%) OTC Derivatives
14 55 (0.81%) Fintech
15 52 (0.77%) FMCG
15 52 (0.77%) Reference Data
15 52 (0.77%) Virtual Team
16 51 (0.75%) Computer Science
17 44 (0.65%) Data Centre
18 38 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 78 (1.15%) Windows
2 23 (0.34%) Unix
3 17 (0.25%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.16%) Android
4 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.15%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.13%) Linux
7 6 (0.089%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.044%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2300 (34.02%) Business Analysis
2 2085 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1417 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 818 (12.10%) User Stories
5 623 (9.21%) Scrum
6 587 (8.68%) Project Management
7 518 (7.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 467 (6.91%) Use Case
9 444 (6.57%) Waterfall
10 429 (6.35%) Migration
11 405 (5.99%) CRM
12 402 (5.95%) Change Management
13 382 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
14 367 (5.43%) GAP Analysis
15 366 (5.41%) Data Analysis
16 344 (5.09%) SDLC
17 329 (4.87%) Acceptance Criteria
18 328 (4.85%) Asset Management
19 319 (4.72%) Analytics
19 319 (4.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 539 (7.97%) SQL
2 79 (1.17%) Java
3 73 (1.08%) C
4 64 (0.95%) VBA
5 48 (0.71%) R
6 35 (0.52%) Python
7 34 (0.50%) C#
8 16 (0.24%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.19%) VB
11 12 (0.18%) C++
12 9 (0.13%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.12%) PHP
14 7 (0.10%) Perl
15 5 (0.074%) Progress 4GL
15 5 (0.074%) RPG
15 5 (0.074%) Scala
16 4 (0.059%) ABAP
16 4 (0.059%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 340 (5.03%) Degree
2 278 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 231 (3.42%) ISEB
4 197 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 68 (1.01%) IIBA
5 68 (1.01%) PMP
6 57 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 47 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 42 (0.62%) CBAP
9 40 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 28 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 24 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.18%) CIMA
16 11 (0.16%) ACCA
16 11 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.15%) CISSP
17 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (5.99%) GDPR
2 291 (4.30%) MiFID
3 221 (3.27%) QA
4 107 (1.58%) EMIR
5 105 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 82 (1.21%) PMO
7 58 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
8 36 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 35 (0.52%) SLA
10 33 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 30 (0.44%) Solvency II
12 26 (0.38%) PSD2
13 23 (0.34%) GxP
14 22 (0.33%) FATCA
14 22 (0.33%) IFRS
15 17 (0.25%) PCI DSS
16 15 (0.22%) Basel II
16 15 (0.22%) COREP
16 15 (0.22%) SEPA
17 14 (0.21%) FINREP
System Software
1 29 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.074%) Docker
2 5 (0.074%) XenApp
3 4 (0.059%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (0.059%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.015%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.015%) vSphere
6 1 (0.015%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
1 17 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.074%) Kibana
3 3 (0.044%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (0.030%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.030%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.030%) Nagios
4 2 (0.030%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.015%) logstash
5 1 (0.015%) MOM
5 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.015%) QRadar
5 1 (0.015%) SCCM
Vendors
1 399 (5.90%) Microsoft
2 267 (3.95%) Oracle
2 267 (3.95%) SAP
3 200 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
4 111 (1.64%) ServiceNow
5 58 (0.86%) Tableau
6 56 (0.83%) Charles River
7 49 (0.72%) Google
8 45 (0.67%) Bloomberg
9 43 (0.64%) IBM
10 42 (0.62%) Adobe
11 40 (0.59%) Workday
12 38 (0.56%) JD Edwards
13 37 (0.55%) Progress
14 31 (0.46%) Cognos
15 28 (0.41%) Pega
16 26 (0.38%) Murex
17 24 (0.35%) HP
17 24 (0.35%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.34%) hybris