The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK
Rank 29 24 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2848 3631 3922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.34% 6.82% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 7.17% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2077 2627 2805
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 33
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.39 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +11.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £25.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 2671 £436 +2.58% 407
London -5 1382 £475 +2.70% 184
South East -4 394 £420 +1.81% 56
City of London +2 250 £500 - 48
Yorkshire +8 163 £388 +3.33% 33
North West -1 151 £375 - 37
East of England -4 150 £425 - 18
West Midlands +8 149 £375 -4.76% 30
South West +6 139 £408 +1.87% 30
Scotland -9 117 £400 +8.10% 19
East Midlands +9 102 £425 +13.33% 12
West Yorkshire +7 102 £393 +4.80% 20
Hampshire -2 88 £383 -4.37% 11
Edinburgh +2 85 £414 +9.24% 14
Surrey +11 73 £444 +4.41% 13
Leeds +6 72 £400 +12.67% 10
Berkshire +12 64 £425 - 11
Manchester -9 63 £375 -3.53% 24
Buckinghamshire -23 51 £400 -3.61% 8
Wiltshire +19 47 £438 +9.37% 2
Northamptonshire +10 44 £450 -10.00% 2
Birmingham +3 43 £355 -11.25% 12
Coventry +10 39 £435 +8.75% 5
Milton Keynes -20 38 £400 +0.06% 2
Swindon +17 37 £438 -5.40% 1
Oxfordshire +15 35 £425 +3.03% 6
Hertfordshire -1 34 £450 +20.00% 8
Cheshire +14 33 £400 - 9
Essex +1 32 £333 -16.87% 1
West Sussex +5 31 £415 +3.75% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1890 (32.98%) Business Analysis
2 1858 (32.43%) Finance
3 1672 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1093 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 855 (14.92%) Banking
6 649 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
7 619 (10.80%) User Stories
8 574 (10.02%) Project Management
9 546 (9.53%) Scrum
10 473 (8.25%) Use Case
11 412 (7.19%) SQL
12 408 (7.12%) Retail
13 371 (6.47%) Migration
14 369 (6.44%) Data Analysis
15 355 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 340 (5.93%) Change Management
17 334 (5.83%) MiFID
17 334 (5.83%) Waterfall
18 312 (5.45%) Security Cleared
19 297 (5.18%) Front Office
20 295 (5.15%) Microsoft
21 293 (5.11%) GAP Analysis
22 291 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
23 290 (5.06%) CRM
24 288 (5.03%) Degree
25 281 (4.90%) Data Modelling
26 279 (4.87%) SDLC
27 276 (4.82%) ISEB
28 264 (4.61%) PRINCE2
29 263 (4.59%) MS Visio

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 133 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 105 (1.83%) Confluence
3 62 (1.08%) CMS
4 43 (0.75%) SAS
5 19 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.14%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.12%) FileNet
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.10%) Drupal
11 6 (0.10%) JCAPS
12 5 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.087%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.070%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.070%) Documentum
13 4 (0.070%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.070%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 263 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 246 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 174 (3.04%) MS Office
4 127 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.31%) MS Project
6 37 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.035%) InVision
8 2 (0.035%) SPSS
8 2 (0.035%) Stata
9 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 87 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 25 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 24 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
8 20 (0.35%) Markit EDM
9 17 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.30%) Loan IQ
10 16 (0.28%) SAP FI
11 15 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
11 15 (0.26%) thinkFolio
12 14 (0.24%) Sonata
13 12 (0.21%) Endur
13 12 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
14 11 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 11 (0.19%) SAP CO
14 11 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 61 (1.06%) Office 365
2 30 (0.52%) SaaS
3 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 15 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.17%) G Suite
7 10 (0.17%) IaaS
8 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.14%) PaaS
9 7 (0.12%) Trello
10 4 (0.070%) Force.com
11 3 (0.052%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.052%) Veeva
12 2 (0.035%) GitHub
12 2 (0.035%) Slack
13 1 (0.017%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.017%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.017%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.68%) Internet
2 22 (0.38%) Intranet
3 14 (0.24%) Firewall
4 13 (0.23%) Network Security
5 9 (0.16%) LDAP
5 9 (0.16%) WAN
6 7 (0.12%) Skype
7 5 (0.087%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.087%) VoIP
8 4 (0.070%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.070%) LAN
8 4 (0.070%) MVNO
8 4 (0.070%) WebEx
9 3 (0.052%) ATM
9 3 (0.052%) DMZ
9 3 (0.052%) IMAP
9 3 (0.052%) RFID
9 3 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.035%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.035%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 83 (1.45%) Big Data
4 54 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 48 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 39 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (0.58%) QlikView
9 32 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.38%) DB2
12 17 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.26%) Blockchain
13 15 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.26%) Power BI
14 14 (0.24%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.23%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.21%) OLAP
16 12 (0.21%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 227 (3.96%) JIRA
2 37 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.19%) Eclipse
4 10 (0.17%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.087%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.070%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.052%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.035%) Subversion
11 2 (0.035%) Toad
12 1 (0.017%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.017%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.017%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.017%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.017%) Xcode
General
1 1858 (32.43%) Finance
2 855 (14.92%) Banking
3 408 (7.12%) Retail
4 297 (5.18%) Front Office
5 246 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 199 (3.47%) Marketing
7 140 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 130 (2.27%) Legal
9 129 (2.25%) Back Office
10 123 (2.15%) Manufacturing
11 80 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 67 (1.17%) Advertising
13 52 (0.91%) Publishing
14 46 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.72%) Law
16 36 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 35 (0.61%) Billing
18 33 (0.58%) Automotive
19 27 (0.47%) Electronics
20 23 (0.40%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (1.64%) Web Services
2 80 (1.40%) XML
3 49 (0.86%) .NET
4 28 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
4 28 (0.49%) HTML
5 23 (0.40%) Gherkin
6 20 (0.35%) Middleware
7 17 (0.30%) FpML
8 12 (0.21%) CSS
9 11 (0.19%) SAML
10 10 (0.17%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.17%) MDX
10 10 (0.17%) Node.js
11 9 (0.16%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.14%) Mason
12 8 (0.14%) SAP XI
12 8 (0.14%) XSLT
13 7 (0.12%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.12%) JSON
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 649 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (4.36%) User Experience
3 220 (3.84%) Derivative
4 173 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 164 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 152 (2.65%) Fixed Income
7 144 (2.51%) Equities
8 69 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 59 (1.03%) Fintech
10 57 (0.99%) Reference Data
11 47 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 44 (0.77%) Market Risk
13 42 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 40 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
15 35 (0.61%) Reinsurance
16 34 (0.59%) SWIFT
17 33 (0.58%) NHS
18 32 (0.56%) Data Structures
19 30 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
20 28 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 82 (1.43%) Windows
2 32 (0.56%) Linux
3 20 (0.35%) Unix
4 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.19%) Android
5 11 (0.19%) Windows Vista
6 10 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.10%) MVS
8 5 (0.087%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.052%) AIX
10 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.017%) Solaris
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1890 (32.98%) Business Analysis
2 1672 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1093 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 619 (10.80%) User Stories
5 574 (10.02%) Project Management
6 546 (9.53%) Scrum
7 473 (8.25%) Use Case
8 371 (6.47%) Migration
9 369 (6.44%) Data Analysis
10 355 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 340 (5.93%) Change Management
12 334 (5.83%) Waterfall
13 293 (5.11%) GAP Analysis
14 291 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
15 290 (5.06%) CRM
16 281 (4.90%) Data Modelling
17 279 (4.87%) SDLC
18 264 (4.61%) PRINCE2
19 263 (4.59%) Asset Management
20 256 (4.47%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 412 (7.19%) SQL
2 71 (1.24%) Java
3 67 (1.17%) C
4 39 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 34 (0.59%) C#
6 30 (0.52%) VBA
7 22 (0.38%) PL/SQL
7 22 (0.38%) Python
8 12 (0.21%) C++
9 10 (0.17%) R
10 9 (0.16%) VB
11 8 (0.14%) JCL
11 8 (0.14%) Perl
12 7 (0.12%) COBOL
13 6 (0.10%) VC++
14 5 (0.087%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.070%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.070%) Scala
16 3 (0.052%) PHP
17 2 (0.035%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 312 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 288 (5.03%) Degree
3 276 (4.82%) ISEB
4 224 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.98%) IIBA
6 51 (0.89%) CBAP
6 51 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 40 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (0.66%) CISSP
9 31 (0.54%) PMP
10 22 (0.38%) CISA
10 22 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (0.33%) ACCA
12 19 (0.33%) CIMA
12 19 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
14 14 (0.24%) APMG
15 13 (0.23%) CISM
15 13 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (5.83%) MiFID
2 145 (2.53%) QA
3 76 (1.33%) EMIR
4 73 (1.27%) PMO
5 67 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 64 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 62 (1.08%) GDPR
8 44 (0.77%) Solvency II
9 35 (0.61%) IFRS
10 29 (0.51%) SLA
11 25 (0.44%) FATCA
12 23 (0.40%) IFRS 9
13 19 (0.33%) SEPA
14 18 (0.31%) Basel III
14 18 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
14 18 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.23%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.16%) GxP
17 8 (0.14%) AIFMD
18 7 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.12%) Docker
2 3 (0.052%) Dovecot
3 2 (0.035%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.017%) HDFS
4 1 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.12%) Nagios
3 6 (0.10%) Kibana
3 6 (0.10%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.10%) logstash
4 5 (0.087%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.052%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.052%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (0.035%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.017%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.017%) Control-M
7 1 (0.017%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.017%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.017%) Netcool
7 1 (0.017%) SCOM
Vendors
1 295 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 239 (4.17%) SAP
3 237 (4.14%) Oracle
4 90 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (0.98%) ServiceNow
6 46 (0.80%) Charles River
7 36 (0.63%) Google
7 36 (0.63%) Murex
7 36 (0.63%) Tableau
8 34 (0.59%) IBM
9 32 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 31 (0.54%) Adobe
11 27 (0.47%) Workday
12 24 (0.42%) hybris
13 21 (0.37%) Fidessa
13 21 (0.37%) FNZ
14 20 (0.35%) Atlassian
14 20 (0.35%) Cognos
14 20 (0.35%) HP
14 20 (0.35%) Sage
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 49 minutes ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northern Ireland
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago