Period
to 25 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6311 6758 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.43% 6.38% 7.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.78% 6.73% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4548 4889 6166
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £310
90th Percentile £621 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 46
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £41.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -13.19% +21.96%
10th Percentile £22.25 £20.68 £19.79
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.48 £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £36.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year -6.94% +10.26% -3.96%

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 93071 100460 108246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60873 65596 68611
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2784 3160 4129
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.26 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +5.42%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 5806 £450 +5.88% 322
London +2 3322 £500 +5.26% 156
UK excluding London -4 2895 £400 - 199
South East -13 737 £425 +6.25% 46
North of England +3 680 £388 +3.33% 59
Midlands -1 492 £388 -3.13% 32
Scotland +19 370 £375 +1.35% 31
Yorkshire +13 321 £388 +3.33% 26
North West -6 306 £395 +5.33% 24
East of England -8 298 £425 - 13
West Midlands +2 292 £388 -3.13% 22
South West +6 249 £381 +1.60% 16
East Midlands -13 184 £400 - 10
Wales -14 67 £375 - 1
North East +58 51 £350 -12.50% 9
Northern Ireland -55 7 £375 +38.89% 1
Channel Islands -2 2 £575 +64.29%
Isle of Man - 1 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2163 (34.27%) Business Analysis
2 2025 (32.09%) Finance
3 1889 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
4 1258 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 1133 (17.95%) Banking
6 752 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
7 718 (11.38%) User Stories
8 562 (8.91%) Scrum
9 556 (8.81%) Retail
10 553 (8.76%) Project Management
11 535 (8.48%) SQL
12 449 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 430 (6.81%) Use Case
14 401 (6.35%) Migration
15 400 (6.34%) Waterfall
16 379 (6.01%) Change Management
17 371 (5.88%) Front Office
18 370 (5.86%) Investment Banking
19 364 (5.77%) CRM
20 360 (5.70%) MS Visio
21 359 (5.69%) Microsoft
22 355 (5.63%) MiFID
23 353 (5.59%) Asset Management
24 333 (5.28%) Degree
25 327 (5.18%) Data Analysis
25 327 (5.18%) GAP Analysis
26 321 (5.09%) SDLC
27 317 (5.02%) JIRA
28 313 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
29 297 (4.71%) Data Modelling

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
1 109 (1.73%) Confluence
2 106 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 94 (1.49%) CMS
4 32 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 23 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 22 (0.35%) SAS
7 20 (0.32%) Documentum
8 12 (0.19%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.095%) Apache
11 6 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.095%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.079%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.063%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.063%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.048%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.032%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 2 (0.032%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.032%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 360 (5.70%) MS Visio
2 292 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 227 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
4 150 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 83 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.13%) InDesign
9 6 (0.095%) SPSS
9 6 (0.095%) Stata
10 3 (0.048%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.032%) Mingle
12 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.016%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 107 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.78%) thinkFolio
3 37 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 25 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 25 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 25 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 17 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.27%) Maximo
8 17 (0.27%) Temenos T24
9 16 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.17%) Endur
11 11 (0.17%) Primavera
11 11 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (0.84%) Office 365
2 34 (0.54%) SaaS
3 31 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 20 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
6 17 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 12 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
10 10 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (0.13%) Force.com
11 8 (0.13%) IaaS
11 8 (0.13%) Yammer
12 7 (0.11%) PaaS
13 5 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.079%) Veeva
14 4 (0.063%) Trello
15 2 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (0.49%) SMS
2 24 (0.38%) Intranet
3 21 (0.33%) Internet
4 17 (0.27%) WAN
5 12 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.13%) Firewall
6 8 (0.13%) Skype
7 7 (0.11%) LAN
8 6 (0.095%) FTP
8 6 (0.095%) SAN
8 6 (0.095%) VPN
9 5 (0.079%) Extranet
9 5 (0.079%) NAS
10 4 (0.063%) DHCP
10 4 (0.063%) MPLS
10 4 (0.063%) Network Security
10 4 (0.063%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.048%) ATM
11 3 (0.048%) VoIP
11 3 (0.048%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 86 (1.36%) Big Data
3 81 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 55 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 46 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
6 45 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 38 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 38 (0.60%) QlikView
8 37 (0.59%) Blockchain
9 26 (0.41%) MySQL
10 23 (0.36%) Ingres
11 20 (0.32%) Power BI
12 19 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.29%) DB2
14 15 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.22%) SAP BW
16 11 (0.17%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.17%) MS Access
17 10 (0.16%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 317 (5.02%) JIRA
2 22 (0.35%) Cucumber
3 20 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 20 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.25%) Axure RP
5 10 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 9 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.14%) Rational Rose
7 5 (0.079%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.079%) XMLSpy
8 4 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.048%) JBehave
9 3 (0.048%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.032%) ERwin
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.032%) Selenium
10 2 (0.032%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.032%) TestRail
10 2 (0.032%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.016%) Toad
General
1 2025 (32.09%) Finance
2 1133 (17.95%) Banking
3 556 (8.81%) Retail
4 371 (5.88%) Front Office
5 370 (5.86%) Investment Banking
6 219 (3.47%) Marketing
7 177 (2.80%) Legal
8 138 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 123 (1.95%) Back Office
9 123 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 96 (1.52%) Retail Banking
11 66 (1.05%) Law
12 64 (1.01%) Advertising
13 57 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.79%) Billing
15 47 (0.74%) Private Banking
16 46 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 38 (0.60%) Publishing
18 37 (0.59%) Electronics
19 31 (0.49%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (2.11%) XML
2 68 (1.08%) Web Services
3 48 (0.76%) Middleware
4 45 (0.71%) .NET
5 43 (0.68%) XSLT
6 32 (0.51%) FpML
7 27 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
8 25 (0.40%) Gherkin
9 19 (0.30%) JSON
9 19 (0.30%) REST
10 16 (0.25%) HTML
10 16 (0.25%) SOAP
11 15 (0.24%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.22%) Mason
13 13 (0.21%) XSD
14 11 (0.17%) WSDL
15 10 (0.16%) CSS
15 10 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (0.13%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 752 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (4.04%) Derivative
3 252 (3.99%) User Experience
4 216 (3.42%) Fixed Income
5 189 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 165 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 160 (2.54%) Equities
8 93 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 79 (1.25%) Market Risk
10 77 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 69 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 63 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
13 60 (0.95%) Reference Data
14 59 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 55 (0.87%) Fintech
16 48 (0.76%) Reinsurance
17 44 (0.70%) Virtual Team
18 43 (0.68%) Computer Science
19 42 (0.67%) Data Centre
20 41 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 72 (1.14%) Windows
2 17 (0.27%) Unix
3 15 (0.24%) Windows 10
4 13 (0.21%) Linux
5 9 (0.14%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.11%) Android
7 7 (0.11%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.048%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.032%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.016%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.016%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2163 (34.27%) Business Analysis
2 1889 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
3 1258 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 718 (11.38%) User Stories
5 562 (8.91%) Scrum
6 553 (8.76%) Project Management
7 449 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 430 (6.81%) Use Case
9 401 (6.35%) Migration
10 400 (6.34%) Waterfall
11 379 (6.01%) Change Management
12 364 (5.77%) CRM
13 353 (5.59%) Asset Management
14 327 (5.18%) Data Analysis
14 327 (5.18%) GAP Analysis
15 321 (5.09%) SDLC
16 313 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
17 297 (4.71%) Data Modelling
18 288 (4.56%) Analytics
19 261 (4.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 535 (8.48%) SQL
2 73 (1.16%) Java
3 63 (1.00%) VBA
4 54 (0.86%) R
5 53 (0.84%) C
6 39 (0.62%) Python
7 34 (0.54%) C#
8 19 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 19 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 14 (0.22%) C++
9 14 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.13%) Scala
11 7 (0.11%) VB
12 6 (0.095%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.079%) Perl
13 5 (0.079%) PHP
13 5 (0.079%) RPG
14 4 (0.063%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.048%) XPath
16 2 (0.032%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 333 (5.28%) Degree
2 224 (3.55%) ISEB
3 212 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 149 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 63 (1.00%) PMP
6 60 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 58 (0.92%) IIBA
8 40 (0.63%) CBAP
9 37 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 26 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 22 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.21%) CIMA
14 13 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.19%) ACCA
16 11 (0.17%) CISSP
16 11 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 9 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (5.63%) MiFID
2 241 (3.82%) GDPR
3 198 (3.14%) QA
4 128 (2.03%) EMIR
5 93 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 63 (1.00%) PMO
7 58 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
8 33 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 31 (0.49%) Solvency II
10 27 (0.43%) SLA
11 21 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (0.30%) GxP
13 18 (0.29%) IFRS
14 17 (0.27%) FATCA
15 15 (0.24%) Basel II
15 15 (0.24%) FINREP
16 14 (0.22%) COREP
17 12 (0.19%) PCI DSS
17 12 (0.19%) SEPA
18 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.11%) Docker
3 4 (0.063%) XenApp
4 3 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.032%) vSphere
5 2 (0.032%) Xen
5 2 (0.032%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.016%) Firmware
6 1 (0.016%) HDFS
6 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.016%) SAP ITS
6 1 (0.016%) vCloud
6 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.079%) Kibana
4 3 (0.048%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.032%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.032%) Nagios
5 2 (0.032%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.032%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.016%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.016%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.016%) Control-M
6 1 (0.016%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.016%) logstash
6 1 (0.016%) MOM
6 1 (0.016%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.016%) SCCM
6 1 (0.016%) SCOM
6 1 (0.016%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 359 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 259 (4.10%) SAP
3 249 (3.95%) Oracle
4 170 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
5 97 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 62 (0.98%) Tableau
7 51 (0.81%) Bloomberg
8 45 (0.71%) Charles River
9 44 (0.70%) Adobe
10 43 (0.68%) Google
11 42 (0.67%) IBM
11 42 (0.67%) JD Edwards
12 35 (0.55%) Workday
13 34 (0.54%) Murex
14 29 (0.46%) Cognos
15 28 (0.44%) Sitecore
16 27 (0.43%) HP
17 24 (0.38%) Pega
18 22 (0.35%) Sophis
19 21 (0.33%) Fidessa