Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,568 5,875 7,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.58% 6.17% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.51% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,639 4,347 5,519
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £609 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +10.61% -1.84%
10th Percentile £20.37 £23.30 £19.60
90th Percentile £62.55 £53.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.71
% change year-on-year -12.50% +18.66% -0.85%

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 94,674 90,224 102,619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,858 58,807 65,678
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 3,216 3,763
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 0 5,883 £450 +2.86% 557
UK excluding London +3 3,321 £405 +1.25% 359
London -3 3,171 £480 +1.05% 234
South East -2 897 £425 +1.43% 78
North of England +6 696 £400 +6.67% 131
Midlands 0 542 £422 +5.47% 49
Scotland +26 526 £390 -2.50% 21
Yorkshire +15 346 £400 +5.26% 57
West Midlands -2 291 £413 +0.92% 27
South West +2 282 £388 -3.13% 35
East of England +1 281 £425 - 29
North West -7 273 £400 +6.67% 65
East Midlands 0 228 £425 +6.25% 22
Wales -1 89 £419 +11.67% 14
North East +52 77 £350 -9.68% 9
Northern Ireland -7 13 £469 +44.23% 2
Channel Islands -5 2 £575 +43.75%
Isle of Man -2 1 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 2,295 (34.94%) Business Analysis
2 2,110 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
3 2,068 (31.49%) Finance
4 1,537 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 916 (13.95%) Banking
6 829 (12.62%) User Stories
7 736 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
8 642 (9.77%) Project Management
9 627 (9.55%) Scrum
10 545 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 525 (7.99%) Waterfall
12 523 (7.96%) GDPR
13 492 (7.49%) Use Case
14 487 (7.41%) SQL
15 443 (6.74%) Migration
16 425 (6.47%) Microsoft
17 415 (6.32%) Retail
18 388 (5.91%) MS Visio
19 386 (5.88%) Data Analysis
20 380 (5.79%) Change Management
21 362 (5.51%) GAP Analysis
22 359 (5.47%) CRM
23 357 (5.44%) JIRA
24 355 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
25 351 (5.34%) Data Modelling
26 336 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
27 335 (5.10%) SDLC
28 325 (4.95%) Acceptance Criteria
29 314 (4.78%) E-Commerce
30 309 (4.70%) Security Cleared

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
1 173 (2.63%) Confluence
2 118 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 76 (1.16%) CMS
4 46 (0.70%) SAS
5 26 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 14 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.18%) Documentum
9 9 (0.14%) WordPress
10 8 (0.12%) Drupal
10 8 (0.12%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.12%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.091%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.076%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.076%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.076%) Mule
12 5 (0.076%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.076%) Umbraco
Applications
1 388 (5.91%) MS Visio
2 336 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 246 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
4 159 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 98 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.14%) InDesign
10 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) SPSS
10 2 (0.030%) Stata
11 1 (0.015%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.015%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 111 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.91%) thinkFolio
3 35 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 24 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.33%) Markit EDM
7 20 (0.30%) Elite 3E
7 20 (0.30%) SAP FI
8 18 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 15 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 14 (0.21%) SAP SD
12 13 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
15 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (0.15%) SAP ERP
15 10 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 69 (1.05%) Office 365
2 65 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
4 41 (0.62%) SaaS
5 23 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
6 22 (0.33%) Trello
7 20 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 19 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.26%) PaaS
9 17 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 14 (0.21%) IaaS
10 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (0.18%) Slack
12 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
13 8 (0.12%) FinancialForce
13 8 (0.12%) Force.com
14 7 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.046%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 52 (0.79%) SMS
2 34 (0.52%) Internet
3 26 (0.40%) Intranet
4 21 (0.32%) Firewall
5 14 (0.21%) LAN
6 13 (0.20%) WAN
7 8 (0.12%) Skype
8 6 (0.091%) Broadband
8 6 (0.091%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.061%) DNS
9 4 (0.061%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.061%) FTP
9 4 (0.061%) Network Security
9 4 (0.061%) SSL
9 4 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.061%) Wireless
10 3 (0.046%) DHCP
11 2 (0.030%) Extranet
11 2 (0.030%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.030%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
2 90 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 77 (1.17%) Big Data
4 49 (0.75%) Blockchain
5 48 (0.73%) Power BI
6 44 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 36 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 35 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 31 (0.47%) QlikView
10 28 (0.43%) Data Mining
11 22 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (0.29%) Data Lake
12 19 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.24%) SAP BW
13 16 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.21%) Essbase
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (0.20%) MS Access
15 13 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 357 (5.44%) JIRA
2 34 (0.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 33 (0.50%) Axure RP
4 17 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.12%) Rational Rose
7 6 (0.091%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.076%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.061%) ERwin
9 4 (0.061%) JIRA Agile
9 4 (0.061%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.046%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.030%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.030%) ProC
11 2 (0.030%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.030%) Selenium
12 1 (0.015%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.015%) RequisitePro
12 1 (0.015%) Toad
General
1 2,068 (31.49%) Finance
2 916 (13.95%) Banking
3 415 (6.32%) Retail
4 306 (4.66%) Front Office
5 235 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 192 (2.92%) Marketing
7 185 (2.82%) Legal
8 163 (2.48%) Retail Banking
9 142 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 140 (2.13%) Telecoms
11 116 (1.77%) Back Office
12 83 (1.26%) Law
13 68 (1.04%) Billing
14 61 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.85%) Advertising
16 53 (0.81%) Automotive
16 53 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
17 37 (0.56%) Publishing
18 36 (0.55%) Electronics
19 35 (0.53%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (1.40%) Web Services
2 79 (1.20%) XML
3 41 (0.62%) .NET
4 29 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
5 27 (0.41%) Middleware
6 19 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 18 (0.27%) JSON
8 15 (0.23%) Gherkin
8 15 (0.23%) HTML
8 15 (0.23%) SOAP
9 14 (0.21%) REST
10 12 (0.18%) FpML
10 12 (0.18%) Mason
11 11 (0.17%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.17%) CSS
12 10 (0.15%) WSDL
13 9 (0.14%) EDI
13 9 (0.14%) XSLT
14 6 (0.091%) JSON Schema
15 5 (0.076%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 736 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 284 (4.32%) User Experience
3 196 (2.98%) Fixed Income
4 147 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 146 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 139 (2.12%) Derivative
7 108 (1.64%) Equities
8 89 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 77 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 73 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 61 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 58 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 57 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 53 (0.81%) FMCG
15 49 (0.75%) NHS
16 46 (0.70%) Computer Science
17 43 (0.65%) Data Centre
17 43 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
18 42 (0.64%) Fintech
19 39 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 81 (1.23%) Windows
2 32 (0.49%) Windows 10
3 22 (0.33%) Unix
4 18 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.18%) Android
6 12 (0.18%) Linux
7 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.091%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.015%) AIX
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,295 (34.94%) Business Analysis
2 2,110 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1,537 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 829 (12.62%) User Stories
5 642 (9.77%) Project Management
6 627 (9.55%) Scrum
7 545 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 525 (7.99%) Waterfall
9 492 (7.49%) Use Case
10 443 (6.74%) Migration
11 386 (5.88%) Data Analysis
12 380 (5.79%) Change Management
13 362 (5.51%) GAP Analysis
14 359 (5.47%) CRM
15 355 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
16 351 (5.34%) Data Modelling
17 335 (5.10%) SDLC
18 325 (4.95%) Acceptance Criteria
19 314 (4.78%) E-Commerce
20 299 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 487 (7.41%) SQL
2 73 (1.11%) C
3 68 (1.04%) Java
4 67 (1.02%) VBA
5 35 (0.53%) C#
6 28 (0.43%) Python
7 19 (0.29%) R
8 17 (0.26%) VB
9 15 (0.23%) PHP
10 14 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.17%) C++
11 11 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.15%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.11%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.091%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.061%) ABAP
15 4 (0.061%) Perl
15 4 (0.061%) Progress 4GL
16 3 (0.046%) RPG
16 3 (0.046%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 309 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 295 (4.49%) Degree
3 228 (3.47%) ISEB
4 197 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 57 (0.87%) IIBA
6 53 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 47 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 44 (0.67%) CBAP
8 44 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 42 (0.64%) PMP
10 25 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.38%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 14 (0.21%) APMP
13 13 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.18%) ACCA
15 11 (0.17%) CIMA
16 10 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (7.96%) GDPR
2 205 (3.12%) QA
3 157 (2.39%) MiFID
4 84 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 84 (1.28%) PMO
5 52 (0.79%) EMIR
6 44 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 33 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
8 30 (0.46%) PSD2
9 29 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.44%) SLA
10 28 (0.43%) Solvency II
11 25 (0.38%) IFRS
11 25 (0.38%) PCI DSS
12 15 (0.23%) GxP
12 15 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.21%) FATCA
14 13 (0.20%) Basel II
14 13 (0.20%) SEPA
15 10 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 42 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.061%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.061%) XenApp
2 4 (0.061%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.030%) vCloud
4 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.015%) Docker
5 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.015%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.076%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.030%) SCCM
6 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.015%) Nagios
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
Vendors
1 425 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 253 (3.85%) SAP
3 250 (3.81%) Oracle
4 203 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 98 (1.49%) ServiceNow
6 63 (0.96%) Tableau
7 54 (0.82%) Charles River
8 46 (0.70%) Google
9 36 (0.55%) Adobe
9 36 (0.55%) Pega
10 34 (0.52%) IBM
11 31 (0.47%) Cognos
12 29 (0.44%) Bloomberg
12 29 (0.44%) Citrix
13 27 (0.41%) Sitecore
14 26 (0.40%) Capita
14 26 (0.40%) Progress
15 24 (0.37%) Intapp
15 24 (0.37%) Workday
16 22 (0.33%) Murex