Period
to 16 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 47 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,694 4,390 5,985
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.30% 4.72% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 5.00% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,266 3,200 4,270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -0.57%
10th Percentile £338 £333 £325
90th Percentile £600 £588 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.02 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £61.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +1.33%

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 36,834 87,798 98,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 94.49% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,994 57,762 64,397
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,499 2,920 3,166
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.10% +10.42% -3.22%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.18 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -1.52%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -6 1,518 £450 - 48
UK excluding London +2 872 £425 - 27
London -5 764 £500 - 24
South East +14 272 £425 -2.86% 9
North of England 0 201 £425 +3.66% 3
Midlands +12 115 £425 - 10
Work from Home +28 110 £445 -11.00% 4
North West -2 98 £413 +0.61% 3
South West -13 89 £438 +8.70% 2
Yorkshire -3 86 £425 +4.29%
Scotland -11 82 £420 +5.00% 3
West Midlands +6 78 £425 - 5
East of England -16 62 £433 -3.89%
Wales +16 35 £425 -
East Midlands +18 33 £325 -12.04% 5
North East +25 17 £425 -
Northern Ireland +20 13 £344 -18.64%
Channel Islands +2 1 - -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 616 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (31.05%) Business Analysis
3 447 (26.39%) Finance
4 362 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 263 (15.53%) Requirements Gathering
6 249 (14.70%) User Stories
7 205 (12.10%) Security Cleared
8 200 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
9 171 (10.09%) Scrum
10 167 (9.86%) Migration
11 158 (9.33%) Public Sector
12 156 (9.21%) JIRA
13 155 (9.15%) SC Cleared
14 147 (8.68%) Banking
15 132 (7.79%) SQL
16 127 (7.50%) Change Management
17 126 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
18 120 (7.08%) Microsoft
19 119 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
20 112 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
21 110 (6.49%) Data Modelling
22 108 (6.38%) Analytics
23 106 (6.26%) Data Analysis
24 99 (5.84%) Workshop Facilitation
25 96 (5.67%) Use Case
26 92 (5.43%) SAP
27 90 (5.31%) Project Delivery
28 89 (5.25%) Oracle
29 88 (5.19%) Project Management
30 83 (4.90%) Waterfall

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 78 (4.60%) Confluence
2 52 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.00%) CMS
4 6 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.18%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.12%) OnBase
9 1 (0.059%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.059%) Documentum
9 1 (0.059%) FileNet
9 1 (0.059%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.059%) IIS
9 1 (0.059%) Moodle
9 1 (0.059%) SAS
9 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.059%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 53 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (0.71%) Misys Midas
5 12 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.65%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.59%) Front Arena
8 9 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.47%) PolarLake
10 7 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.35%) Magento
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.30%) Endur
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 5 (0.30%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.66%) Azure
2 41 (2.42%) AWS
2 41 (2.42%) Power Platform
3 30 (1.77%) Office 365
4 27 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (1.12%) SaaS
6 8 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.35%) GCP
8 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.30%) GitHub
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.24%) G Suite
9 4 (0.24%) IaaS
9 4 (0.24%) PaaS
9 4 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.18%) Force.com
10 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.53%) Unified Communications
2 6 (0.35%) VLAN
2 6 (0.35%) WAN
3 5 (0.30%) LAN
4 4 (0.24%) Skype
5 3 (0.18%) HTTP
5 3 (0.18%) Internet
5 3 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.12%) Network Security
6 2 (0.12%) VPN
7 1 (0.059%) CTI
7 1 (0.059%) FTP
7 1 (0.059%) MPLS
7 1 (0.059%) OSPF
7 1 (0.059%) PPP
7 1 (0.059%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.059%) SMS
7 1 (0.059%) SSL
7 1 (0.059%) VoIP
7 1 (0.059%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.07%) Power BI
2 33 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.24%) Data Lake
4 20 (1.18%) Big Data
5 17 (1.00%) SAP BW
5 17 (1.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (0.94%) Essbase
7 11 (0.65%) Oracle Smart View
8 10 (0.59%) OLAP
9 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.47%) MySQL
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.35%) GIS
12 6 (0.35%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
13 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.24%) SimpleDB
15 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 156 (9.21%) JIRA
2 8 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.24%) Balsamiq
5 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.12%) Postman
7 2 (0.12%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.059%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.059%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.059%) Selenium
8 1 (0.059%) TestRail
General
1 447 (26.39%) Finance
2 158 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 147 (8.68%) Banking
4 79 (4.66%) Front Office
5 58 (3.42%) Retail
6 52 (3.07%) Marketing
7 47 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 44 (2.60%) Investment Banking
9 38 (2.24%) Legal
10 33 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 30 (1.77%) Back Office
11 30 (1.77%) Law
12 26 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.77%) Automotive
15 12 (0.71%) Electronics
16 10 (0.59%) Billing
17 9 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
17 9 (0.53%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.00%) Web Services
1 17 (1.00%) XML
2 15 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
3 14 (0.83%) Gherkin
4 13 (0.77%) SailPoint
5 10 (0.59%) JSON
6 9 (0.53%) .NET
7 8 (0.47%) Middleware
8 7 (0.41%) ADO
9 6 (0.35%) HTML
9 6 (0.35%) REST
10 5 (0.30%) CSS
10 5 (0.30%) Kafka
10 5 (0.30%) LDAP
11 4 (0.24%) SOAP
12 3 (0.18%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.18%) RESTful
12 3 (0.18%) SAML
13 2 (0.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 200 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (3.78%) User Experience
3 41 (2.42%) Derivative
4 40 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 37 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.59%) NHS
9 24 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.30%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.24%) Equities
11 21 (1.24%) Reference Data
12 20 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.12%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.06%) Market Risk
15 15 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
16 13 (0.77%) Life Science
17 10 (0.59%) Taxonomies
18 8 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (1.89%) Windows
2 12 (0.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (0.41%) Linux
4 5 (0.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.18%) Unix
5 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.12%) Android
6 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (31.05%) Business Analysis
3 362 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 263 (15.53%) Requirements Gathering
5 249 (14.70%) User Stories
6 171 (10.09%) Scrum
7 167 (9.86%) Migration
8 127 (7.50%) Change Management
9 126 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
10 119 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 110 (6.49%) Data Modelling
13 108 (6.38%) Analytics
14 106 (6.26%) Data Analysis
15 99 (5.84%) Workshop Facilitation
16 96 (5.67%) Use Case
17 90 (5.31%) Project Delivery
18 88 (5.19%) Project Management
19 83 (4.90%) Waterfall
20 80 (4.72%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 132 (7.79%) SQL
2 35 (2.07%) Python
3 34 (2.01%) Java
4 21 (1.24%) C
5 17 (1.00%) R
6 14 (0.83%) VBA
7 9 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.35%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.18%) C#
11 3 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.059%) C++
13 1 (0.059%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.059%) LINC
13 1 (0.059%) Perl
13 1 (0.059%) Ruby
13 1 (0.059%) Scala
Qualifications
1 205 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 155 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 49 (2.89%) Degree
4 44 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.30%) ISEB
6 16 (0.94%) IIBA
7 15 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.59%) ACCA
9 9 (0.53%) CIMA
10 6 (0.35%) CBAP
11 5 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.24%) PMP
13 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.12%) CCNA
14 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.12%) CISSP
14 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.18%) QA
2 36 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.65%) GDPR
4 16 (0.94%) PMO
5 10 (0.59%) IFRS
6 8 (0.47%) Basel III
7 7 (0.41%) Basel II
7 7 (0.41%) CRD IV
7 7 (0.41%) SLA
8 6 (0.35%) MiFID
9 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.18%) EMIR
10 3 (0.18%) GAAP
10 3 (0.18%) GxP
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) Docker
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.41%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.12%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 2 (0.12%) FlexNet
4 2 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.059%) Ansible
5 1 (0.059%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.059%) SCCM
Vendors
1 120 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.43%) SAP
3 89 (5.25%) Oracle
4 72 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (1.53%) Bloomberg
5 26 (1.53%) ServiceNow
6 23 (1.36%) Workday
7 14 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.77%) Tableau
9 10 (0.59%) Google
9 10 (0.59%) Hyperion
9 10 (0.59%) IBM
10 9 (0.53%) Murex
11 8 (0.47%) Adobe
11 8 (0.47%) OpenLink
12 7 (0.41%) Ariba
12 7 (0.41%) Cisco
12 7 (0.41%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.41%) Pega
13 6 (0.35%) Splunk