Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 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 6675 6400 7997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.53% 6.15% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 6.49% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4760 4631 5893
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £305
90th Percentile £613 £588 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 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 £20.19 £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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 20 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 20 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 20 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 6074 £450 +5.88% 410
London 0 3451 £488 +2.63% 183
UK excluding London -1 3142 £400 - 263
South East -10 793 £425 +6.25% 59
North of England +4 704 £388 +3.33% 91
Midlands -3 537 £400 - 36
Scotland +16 465 £388 +9.15% 29
Yorkshire +17 346 £388 +3.33% 42
East of England +1 320 £425 - 15
North West -4 298 £400 +5.26% 42
West Midlands -2 278 £400 - 25
South West 0 244 £375 -6.25% 25
East Midlands 0 240 £400 - 11
Wales -4 77 £400 +6.67% 8
North East +60 59 £350 -3.78% 7
Northern Ireland -49 7 £400 +50.23%
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 20 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 2270 (34.01%) Business Analysis
2 2157 (32.31%) Finance
3 2046 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 1393 (20.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 1124 (16.84%) Banking
6 798 (11.96%) User Stories
7 796 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
8 606 (9.08%) Scrum
9 581 (8.70%) Project Management
10 539 (8.07%) SQL
11 514 (7.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 459 (6.88%) Retail
13 458 (6.86%) Use Case
14 438 (6.56%) Waterfall
15 424 (6.35%) Migration
16 404 (6.05%) CRM
17 396 (5.93%) Change Management
18 393 (5.89%) GDPR
19 392 (5.87%) MS Visio
20 390 (5.84%) Microsoft
21 373 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
22 359 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
22 359 (5.38%) Investment Banking
23 357 (5.35%) Data Analysis
24 351 (5.26%) JIRA
25 348 (5.21%) Front Office
26 337 (5.05%) Degree
27 336 (5.03%) SDLC
28 328 (4.91%) Asset Management
29 319 (4.78%) Acceptance Criteria

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
1 141 (2.11%) Confluence
2 126 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 90 (1.35%) CMS
4 29 (0.43%) SAS
5 26 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (0.33%) Documentum
6 22 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.12%) Drupal
12 7 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.090%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.075%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.075%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.075%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.060%) Apache
15 4 (0.060%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.045%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 392 (5.87%) MS Visio
2 295 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 260 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
4 154 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 90 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.12%) InDesign
9 3 (0.045%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) SPSS
10 2 (0.030%) Stata
11 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.015%) Mingle
11 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 114 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 43 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 33 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 25 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 24 (0.36%) Markit EDM
8 22 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.25%) Temenos T24
10 15 (0.22%) Primavera
10 15 (0.22%) SAP SD
11 14 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.19%) Summit
13 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.18%) Maximo
13 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (1.00%) Office 365
2 42 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (0.61%) SaaS
4 34 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 26 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 18 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
10 16 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 14 (0.21%) Trello
12 11 (0.16%) Lucidchart
12 11 (0.16%) Slack
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 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.075%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 48 (0.72%) SMS
2 30 (0.45%) Internet
3 26 (0.39%) Intranet
4 19 (0.28%) WAN
5 12 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.15%) Skype
7 6 (0.090%) Firewall
8 5 (0.075%) FTP
8 5 (0.075%) LAN
8 5 (0.075%) NAS
8 5 (0.075%) SAN
9 4 (0.060%) MPLS
10 3 (0.045%) ATM
10 3 (0.045%) DHCP
10 3 (0.045%) Network Security
10 3 (0.045%) VPN
10 3 (0.045%) Wireless
11 2 (0.030%) Broadband
11 2 (0.030%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.030%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 102 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 86 (1.29%) Big Data
4 50 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 49 (0.73%) QlikView
6 43 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 42 (0.63%) Blockchain
8 40 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 25 (0.37%) Power BI
10 24 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.33%) Data Mining
11 22 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.25%) Essbase
13 16 (0.24%) MySQL
14 15 (0.22%) DB2
15 14 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.19%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.19%) SAP BW
16 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 351 (5.26%) JIRA
2 27 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.36%) Axure RP
5 18 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 13 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.16%) Rational Rose
8 8 (0.12%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.075%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.075%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.060%) ERwin
11 3 (0.045%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (0.045%) XMLSpy
12 2 (0.030%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.030%) ProC
12 2 (0.030%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.030%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.030%) TestRail
12 2 (0.030%) Zephyr
General
1 2157 (32.31%) Finance
2 1124 (16.84%) Banking
3 459 (6.88%) Retail
4 359 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 348 (5.21%) Front Office
6 231 (3.46%) Marketing
7 186 (2.79%) Legal
8 159 (2.38%) Retail Banking
9 148 (2.22%) Manufacturing
10 142 (2.13%) Telecoms
11 121 (1.81%) Back Office
12 74 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 71 (1.06%) Law
14 69 (1.03%) Billing
15 57 (0.85%) Advertising
16 54 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
17 41 (0.61%) Electronics
18 38 (0.57%) Publishing
19 34 (0.51%) Private Banking
20 33 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (1.78%) XML
2 84 (1.26%) Web Services
3 46 (0.69%) .NET
4 42 (0.63%) Middleware
5 32 (0.48%) FpML
6 30 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
7 27 (0.40%) XSLT
8 19 (0.28%) REST
9 18 (0.27%) Gherkin
10 17 (0.25%) JSON
10 17 (0.25%) Mason
11 15 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
12 14 (0.21%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.19%) SOAP
14 12 (0.18%) HTML
15 11 (0.16%) XSD
16 10 (0.15%) EDI
16 10 (0.15%) WSDL
17 8 (0.12%) .NET Framework
18 7 (0.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 796 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.19%) User Experience
3 258 (3.87%) Fixed Income
4 252 (3.78%) Derivative
5 189 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 185 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 170 (2.55%) Equities
8 93 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 88 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 80 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 74 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 61 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 60 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
14 55 (0.82%) Fintech
15 52 (0.78%) Reference Data
16 51 (0.76%) FMCG
17 50 (0.75%) Virtual Team
18 45 (0.67%) Computer Science
19 44 (0.66%) Data Centre
20 37 (0.55%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 80 (1.20%) 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 (0.090%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.045%) 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 2270 (34.01%) Business Analysis
2 2046 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1393 (20.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 798 (11.96%) User Stories
5 606 (9.08%) Scrum
6 581 (8.70%) Project Management
7 514 (7.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 458 (6.86%) Use Case
9 438 (6.56%) Waterfall
10 424 (6.35%) Migration
11 404 (6.05%) CRM
12 396 (5.93%) Change Management
13 373 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 359 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
15 357 (5.35%) Data Analysis
16 336 (5.03%) SDLC
17 328 (4.91%) Asset Management
18 319 (4.78%) Acceptance Criteria
19 317 (4.75%) Analytics
20 310 (4.64%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 539 (8.07%) SQL
2 79 (1.18%) Java
3 72 (1.08%) C
4 64 (0.96%) VBA
5 46 (0.69%) R
6 35 (0.52%) Python
7 33 (0.49%) 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 (0.075%) Progress 4GL
15 5 (0.075%) RPG
15 5 (0.075%) Scala
16 4 (0.060%) ABAP
17 3 (0.045%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 337 (5.05%) Degree
2 269 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 233 (3.49%) ISEB
4 189 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 67 (1.00%) PMP
6 66 (0.99%) IIBA
7 57 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 47 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 42 (0.63%) CBAP
10 38 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.16%) CIMA
16 11 (0.16%) CISSP
16 11 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.15%) ACCA
17 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (5.89%) GDPR
2 291 (4.36%) MiFID
3 223 (3.34%) QA
4 106 (1.59%) EMIR
5 103 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 83 (1.24%) PMO
7 55 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
8 36 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 33 (0.49%) SLA
10 31 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
11 29 (0.43%) Solvency II
12 26 (0.39%) PSD2
13 23 (0.34%) GxP
14 22 (0.33%) FATCA
14 22 (0.33%) IFRS
15 16 (0.24%) PCI DSS
16 15 (0.22%) COREP
16 15 (0.22%) SEPA
17 14 (0.21%) Basel II
17 14 (0.21%) FINREP
System Software
1 29 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.090%) Docker
3 5 (0.075%) XenApp
4 3 (0.045%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.045%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.030%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.030%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.030%) vSphere
5 2 (0.030%) Xen
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) vCloud
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.075%) Kibana
4 3 (0.045%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.030%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.030%) Nagios
5 2 (0.030%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.015%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.015%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.015%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
6 1 (0.015%) SCCM
6 1 (0.015%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 390 (5.84%) Microsoft
2 269 (4.03%) Oracle
3 267 (4.00%) SAP
4 199 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
5 113 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 54 (0.81%) Tableau
7 51 (0.76%) Charles River
8 50 (0.75%) Google
9 46 (0.69%) Bloomberg
10 44 (0.66%) IBM
11 43 (0.64%) Adobe
12 40 (0.60%) Workday
13 38 (0.57%) JD Edwards
14 37 (0.55%) Progress
15 30 (0.45%) Cognos
16 26 (0.39%) Murex
16 26 (0.39%) Pega
17 25 (0.37%) Sitecore
18 24 (0.36%) HP
19 23 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud