Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 47 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,536 4,639 6,420
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.16% 4.79% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 5.06% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,807 3,373 4,504
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +0.57%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 51
Median hourly rate £39.24 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.11% - +6.87%
10th Percentile £22.14 £20.65 £22.50
90th Percentile £63.53 £52.35 £62.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.24 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.11% - +6.06%

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 57,210 91,749 96,655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,320 60,807 63,684
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £227 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,463 2,834 2,928
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.38% +0.70%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.04 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -4 2,327 £450 - 70
UK excluding London -3 1,362 £425 - 40
London -10 1,136 £500 - 33
South East +21 440 £425 -5.56% 11
North of England -2 342 £403 +0.63% 11
North West -4 165 £400 - 9
Yorkshire +1 146 £425 +6.25% 1
Midlands -15 143 £425 - 10
South West -20 135 £425 - 3
Scotland -13 128 £425 - 1
East of England -4 117 £425 - 2
West Midlands -10 90 £425 - 5
East Midlands +3 51 £421 +20.36% 4
Work from Home +1 50 £450 -8.16% 5
Wales -17 40 £413 -5.71%
North East +21 32 £413 +6.45% 1
Northern Ireland +18 11 £408 -3.55% 2
Channel Islands +6 6 £375 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 950 (37.46%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (29.69%) Business Analysis
3 597 (23.54%) Finance
4 532 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 351 (13.84%) User Stories
6 294 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
7 273 (10.76%) Scrum
8 242 (9.54%) Public Sector
9 237 (9.35%) Security Cleared
10 235 (9.27%) Workshop Facilitation
11 225 (8.87%) Migration
12 222 (8.75%) JIRA
13 212 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
14 207 (8.16%) Banking
15 204 (8.04%) Microsoft
16 191 (7.53%) SC Cleared
16 191 (7.53%) Use Case
16 191 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 175 (6.90%) Data Analysis
18 174 (6.86%) Project Management
19 170 (6.70%) Analytics
20 160 (6.31%) Data Modelling
21 156 (6.15%) SQL
22 155 (6.11%) Waterfall
23 152 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
24 149 (5.88%) Change Management
25 139 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 137 (5.40%) CRM
26 137 (5.40%) Acceptance Criteria
27 124 (4.89%) Project Delivery

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
1 111 (4.38%) Confluence
2 53 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.83%) CMS
4 15 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 11 (0.43%) SAS
5 11 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.16%) Documentum
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.12%) Appian
8 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.079%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.039%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.039%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.039%) OnBase
10 1 (0.039%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.039%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.039%) Umbraco
Applications
1 111 (4.38%) MS Visio
2 104 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.039%) Figma
8 1 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 58 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 23 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.47%) Misys Midas
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
7 10 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.32%) Magento
8 8 (0.32%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.32%) PolarLake
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 115 (4.53%) Azure
2 63 (2.48%) AWS
3 59 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
4 49 (1.93%) Office 365
4 49 (1.93%) Power Platform
5 25 (0.99%) SaaS
6 13 (0.51%) GCP
7 10 (0.39%) PaaS
8 9 (0.35%) IaaS
9 8 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.24%) Slack
12 5 (0.20%) G Suite
12 5 (0.20%) GitHub
12 5 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.59%) WAN
2 12 (0.47%) Unified Communications
3 10 (0.39%) Internet
4 9 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.28%) LAN
5 7 (0.28%) VoIP
6 6 (0.24%) Firewall
6 6 (0.24%) HTTP
7 5 (0.20%) Skype
8 4 (0.16%) Intranet
9 3 (0.12%) WebEx
10 2 (0.079%) CTI
10 2 (0.079%) PPP
10 2 (0.079%) VPN
11 1 (0.039%) BGP
11 1 (0.039%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.039%) FTP
11 1 (0.039%) MPLS
11 1 (0.039%) OSPF
11 1 (0.039%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (1.70%) Power BI
3 35 (1.38%) SQL Server
4 33 (1.30%) Big Data
5 23 (0.91%) Data Lake
6 18 (0.71%) SAP BW
7 13 (0.51%) Essbase
8 12 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (0.43%) MySQL
9 11 (0.43%) Oracle Smart View
10 10 (0.39%) GIS
10 10 (0.39%) OLAP
10 10 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.35%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.32%) QlikView
12 8 (0.32%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.32%) SimpleDB
13 7 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 222 (8.75%) JIRA
2 16 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.47%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.32%) Postman
4 8 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.20%) Subversion
7 4 (0.16%) Balsamiq
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.12%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.079%) ERwin
9 2 (0.079%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.079%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.039%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.039%) Selenium
10 1 (0.039%) Visual Studio
General
1 597 (23.54%) Finance
2 242 (9.54%) Public Sector
3 207 (8.16%) Banking
4 123 (4.85%) Retail
5 73 (2.88%) Marketing
6 67 (2.64%) Front Office
7 55 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.13%) Legal
9 51 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 37 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (1.30%) Back Office
12 32 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.18%) Local Government
14 23 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.87%) Law
16 21 (0.83%) Automotive
17 19 (0.75%) Advertising
18 18 (0.71%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.59%) Billing
20 13 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.34%) Web Services
1 34 (1.34%) XML
2 24 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (0.63%) .NET
4 15 (0.59%) REST
5 14 (0.55%) Gherkin
5 14 (0.55%) JSON
6 11 (0.43%) HTML
7 10 (0.39%) SailPoint
8 9 (0.35%) Middleware
9 7 (0.28%) ADO
9 7 (0.28%) Swagger
10 6 (0.24%) CSS
10 6 (0.24%) LDAP
10 6 (0.24%) RESTful
10 6 (0.24%) SOAP
10 6 (0.24%) WCF
10 6 (0.24%) WPF
11 4 (0.16%) SAML
12 3 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 294 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.57%) User Experience
3 81 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.70%) NHS
6 38 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (1.30%) Derivative
7 33 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 23 (0.91%) Credit Risk
11 20 (0.79%) Equities
12 17 (0.67%) Reference Data
13 16 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 15 (0.59%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.59%) Market Risk
15 14 (0.55%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.55%) PMI
16 12 (0.47%) Life Science
17 10 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 55 (2.17%) Windows
2 17 (0.67%) Windows 10
3 9 (0.35%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.28%) Linux
5 5 (0.20%) Unix
6 4 (0.16%) Android
6 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.039%) AIX
8 1 (0.039%) Solaris
8 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.039%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (37.46%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (29.69%) Business Analysis
3 532 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 351 (13.84%) User Stories
5 273 (10.76%) Scrum
6 235 (9.27%) Workshop Facilitation
7 225 (8.87%) Migration
8 212 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 191 (7.53%) Use Case
9 191 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 175 (6.90%) Data Analysis
11 174 (6.86%) Project Management
12 170 (6.70%) Analytics
13 160 (6.31%) Data Modelling
14 155 (6.11%) Waterfall
15 152 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
16 149 (5.88%) Change Management
17 139 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 137 (5.40%) Acceptance Criteria
18 137 (5.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 156 (6.15%) SQL
2 34 (1.34%) C
3 33 (1.30%) Java
4 28 (1.10%) Python
5 17 (0.67%) R
6 12 (0.47%) C#
7 8 (0.32%) VBA
8 7 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.079%) LINC
11 2 (0.079%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.079%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.079%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.039%) C++
12 1 (0.039%) Ruby
12 1 (0.039%) Scala
Qualifications
1 237 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 191 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.75%) Degree
4 72 (2.84%) ISEB
5 35 (1.38%) IIBA
6 34 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (0.71%) CBAP
9 16 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.43%) ACCA
11 10 (0.39%) CIMA
12 9 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.24%) CISSP
15 5 (0.20%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.16%) CISM
16 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.37%) QA
2 40 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 39 (1.54%) GDPR
4 33 (1.30%) PMO
5 13 (0.51%) IFRS
6 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.39%) Basel III
7 10 (0.39%) MiFID
8 9 (0.35%) EMIR
9 8 (0.32%) Basel II
9 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.32%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.28%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.20%) RMADS
11 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.20%) SLA
12 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.16%) SEPA
12 4 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.079%) HDFS
3 2 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.039%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.039%) Snort
4 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.24%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.079%) Aspera SmartTrack
2 2 (0.079%) FlexNet
2 2 (0.079%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.039%) Ansible
3 1 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.039%) Nagios
3 1 (0.039%) Nessus
3 1 (0.039%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.039%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.039%) SCCM
3 1 (0.039%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 204 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 115 (4.53%) SAP
3 111 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
4 108 (4.26%) Oracle
5 43 (1.70%) ServiceNow
6 22 (0.87%) Tableau
6 22 (0.87%) Workday
7 21 (0.83%) Google
8 19 (0.75%) Adobe
9 16 (0.63%) Bloomberg
10 15 (0.59%) IBM
11 13 (0.51%) hybris
12 12 (0.47%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.47%) Hyperion
12 12 (0.47%) Murex
13 9 (0.35%) Cognos
14 8 (0.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 7 (0.28%) Cloudera
15 7 (0.28%) IFS
15 7 (0.28%) Pega