Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6783 6190 7943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.57% 6.08% 7.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.42% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4837 4544 5845
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +1.31%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £615 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £391
% change year-on-year - +2.24% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +3.79% -10.20%
10th Percentile £20.06 £20.53 £19.60
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.03 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year -8.33% +10.51% -6.93%

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 97965 96438 106876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.70% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 64983 62914 68134
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.72% +2.44%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2861 3267 4067
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +6.06%

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 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 6135 £450 +3.33% 377
London -1 3409 £488 +2.63% 181
UK excluding London +1 3300 £400 - 233
South East -7 832 £425 +2.41% 49
North of England +7 729 £400 +6.67% 73
Midlands -2 568 £400 - 27
Scotland +23 508 £390 +4.00% 34
Yorkshire +16 346 £400 +6.67% 41
East of England +9 338 £425 - 13
North West -3 307 £400 +5.26% 29
West Midlands +1 290 £400 - 16
East Midlands +2 258 £403 +0.63% 11
South West +4 243 £375 -6.25% 33
Wales -7 78 £400 +6.67% 3
North East +69 75 £350 -9.09% 3
Northern Ireland -37 7 £405 +50.00% 1
Channel Islands -5 2 £575 +27.78%
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2286 (33.70%) Business Analysis
2 2169 (31.98%) Finance
3 2095 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
4 1451 (21.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 1091 (16.08%) Banking
6 831 (12.25%) User Stories
7 823 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
8 645 (9.51%) Scrum
9 614 (9.05%) Project Management
10 506 (7.46%) SQL
11 491 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 479 (7.06%) Use Case
13 471 (6.94%) Waterfall
14 460 (6.78%) Retail
15 435 (6.41%) GDPR
16 428 (6.31%) Migration
17 407 (6.00%) CRM
17 407 (6.00%) Microsoft
18 392 (5.78%) MS Visio
19 378 (5.57%) Change Management
20 377 (5.56%) Data Analysis
21 374 (5.51%) GAP Analysis
22 367 (5.41%) JIRA
23 364 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
24 348 (5.13%) Degree
25 341 (5.03%) Data Modelling
25 341 (5.03%) Acceptance Criteria
26 340 (5.01%) Investment Banking
27 336 (4.95%) Front Office
28 326 (4.81%) SDLC

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
1 164 (2.42%) Confluence
2 131 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 96 (1.42%) CMS
4 37 (0.55%) SAS
5 24 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 23 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.24%) Documentum
8 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.12%) Apache
11 8 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.12%) Drupal
12 7 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.088%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.074%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.074%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.059%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.059%) WordPress
Applications
1 392 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 298 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 264 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
4 148 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 90 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.18%) InDesign
9 5 (0.074%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.044%) SPSS
11 3 (0.044%) Stata
12 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 120 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 42 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 34 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 27 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 25 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 24 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.25%) SAP SD
9 16 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 15 (0.22%) Primavera
11 14 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.21%) Temenos T24
12 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.19%) SAP ERP
13 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
13 12 (0.18%) Summit
14 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.09%) Office 365
2 43 (0.63%) SaaS
3 39 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 29 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
7 20 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 20 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
8 16 (0.24%) Trello
9 13 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 12 (0.18%) PaaS
10 12 (0.18%) Slack
11 11 (0.16%) Lucidchart
12 10 (0.15%) Force.com
13 9 (0.13%) IaaS
13 9 (0.13%) Yammer
14 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.074%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.059%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.81%) SMS
2 38 (0.56%) Internet
3 25 (0.37%) Intranet
4 17 (0.25%) WAN
5 13 (0.19%) Firewall
6 10 (0.15%) Skype
6 10 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.088%) LAN
8 5 (0.074%) DHCP
8 5 (0.074%) FTP
9 4 (0.059%) MPLS
9 4 (0.059%) Network Security
9 4 (0.059%) SSL
10 3 (0.044%) Broadband
10 3 (0.044%) DNS
10 3 (0.044%) VPN
11 2 (0.029%) DSL
11 2 (0.029%) Extranet
11 2 (0.029%) VoIP
11 2 (0.029%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 106 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 89 (1.31%) Big Data
4 47 (0.69%) QlikView
5 44 (0.65%) Blockchain
6 42 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 39 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (0.46%) Power BI
8 31 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 23 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.28%) Essbase
12 16 (0.24%) MySQL
13 15 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.21%) SAP BW
14 14 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.19%) MS Access
16 12 (0.18%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 367 (5.41%) JIRA
2 27 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 26 (0.38%) Axure RP
4 17 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.18%) Rational Rose
7 8 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.088%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.059%) ERwin
10 4 (0.059%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.044%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.029%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.029%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.029%) ProC
12 2 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.029%) Selenium
12 2 (0.029%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.029%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.015%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2169 (31.98%) Finance
2 1091 (16.08%) Banking
3 460 (6.78%) Retail
4 340 (5.01%) Investment Banking
5 336 (4.95%) Front Office
6 226 (3.33%) Marketing
7 181 (2.67%) Legal
8 155 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 155 (2.29%) Retail Banking
9 147 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 122 (1.80%) Back Office
11 75 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 71 (1.05%) Billing
13 68 (1.00%) Law
14 61 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 53 (0.78%) Advertising
16 43 (0.63%) Automotive
17 41 (0.60%) Publishing
18 40 (0.59%) Electronics
19 32 (0.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (1.81%) XML
2 101 (1.49%) Web Services
3 43 (0.63%) Middleware
4 42 (0.62%) .NET
5 34 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
6 27 (0.40%) XSLT
7 24 (0.35%) FpML
8 21 (0.31%) REST
9 18 (0.27%) JSON
10 16 (0.24%) Mason
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (0.22%) HTML
11 15 (0.22%) SOAP
12 14 (0.21%) Gherkin
13 11 (0.16%) WSDL
14 10 (0.15%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.15%) CSS
14 10 (0.15%) EDI
14 10 (0.15%) XSD
15 7 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 823 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (4.58%) User Experience
3 244 (3.60%) Fixed Income
4 227 (3.35%) Derivative
5 184 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 181 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 156 (2.30%) Equities
8 94 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 90 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 81 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 74 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 66 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 59 (0.87%) Computer Science
14 58 (0.86%) FMCG
15 57 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 49 (0.72%) OTC Derivatives
17 46 (0.68%) Fintech
18 45 (0.66%) Reference Data
19 43 (0.63%) Data Centre
20 41 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 72 (1.06%) Windows
2 25 (0.37%) Unix
3 15 (0.22%) Apple iOS
3 15 (0.22%) Linux
4 14 (0.21%) Android
5 13 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.074%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.044%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2286 (33.70%) Business Analysis
2 2095 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1451 (21.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 831 (12.25%) User Stories
5 645 (9.51%) Scrum
6 614 (9.05%) Project Management
7 491 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 479 (7.06%) Use Case
9 471 (6.94%) Waterfall
10 428 (6.31%) Migration
11 407 (6.00%) CRM
12 378 (5.57%) Change Management
13 377 (5.56%) Data Analysis
14 374 (5.51%) GAP Analysis
15 364 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
16 341 (5.03%) Acceptance Criteria
16 341 (5.03%) Data Modelling
17 326 (4.81%) SDLC
18 322 (4.75%) Asset Management
19 308 (4.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 506 (7.46%) SQL
2 77 (1.14%) Java
3 73 (1.08%) C
4 62 (0.91%) VBA
5 38 (0.56%) Python
6 34 (0.50%) C#
6 34 (0.50%) R
7 16 (0.24%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.21%) VB
10 13 (0.19%) C++
11 11 (0.16%) PHP
11 11 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.13%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.10%) Perl
14 5 (0.074%) Progress 4GL
15 4 (0.059%) ABAP
15 4 (0.059%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.044%) RPG
16 3 (0.044%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 348 (5.13%) Degree
2 290 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 235 (3.46%) ISEB
4 193 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 70 (1.03%) IIBA
6 62 (0.91%) PMP
7 56 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 47 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 44 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 44 (0.65%) CBAP
10 29 (0.43%) Master's Degree
11 28 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.16%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 10 (0.15%) CIMA
16 10 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (6.41%) GDPR
2 248 (3.66%) MiFID
3 212 (3.13%) QA
4 102 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 88 (1.30%) PMO
6 85 (1.25%) EMIR
7 45 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
8 36 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 34 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 33 (0.49%) Solvency II
11 29 (0.43%) SLA
12 26 (0.38%) PSD2
13 23 (0.34%) GxP
14 21 (0.31%) FATCA
14 21 (0.31%) IFRS
15 19 (0.28%) PCI DSS
16 15 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 15 (0.22%) SEPA
17 14 (0.21%) COREP
18 12 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 32 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (0.088%) XenApp
2 6 (0.088%) XenDesktop
3 4 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.029%) Docker
5 2 (0.029%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.015%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.088%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.074%) Kibana
5 3 (0.044%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.015%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Nagios
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
Vendors
1 407 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 277 (4.08%) SAP
3 269 (3.97%) Oracle
4 210 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
5 111 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 62 (0.91%) Tableau
7 58 (0.86%) Charles River
8 46 (0.68%) Adobe
9 44 (0.65%) Google
10 41 (0.60%) Bloomberg
11 40 (0.59%) IBM
12 38 (0.56%) Pega
12 38 (0.56%) Progress
13 37 (0.55%) Cognos
14 36 (0.53%) JD Edwards
15 35 (0.52%) Workday
16 29 (0.43%) Murex
17 26 (0.38%) hybris
18 25 (0.37%) Sitecore
19 23 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud