Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 28 29
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,788 6,599 5,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.81% 6.58% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 6.93% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,414 4,644 4,429
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.13%
10th Percentile £19.25 £20.25 £20.70
90th Percentile £49.71 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +10.24% -11.81% +8.27%

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 94,176 95,190 92,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,264 63,224 60,161
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,878 2,788 3,239
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
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 18 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 17 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 January 2019. 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 -16 4,372 £450 - 471
UK excluding London -16 2,438 £425 +6.25% 285
London -22 2,289 £488 - 219
North of England -13 598 £400 - 96
South East -23 586 £450 +5.88% 63
Midlands -8 449 £425 +3.03% 36
West Midlands -9 291 £425 +3.34% 26
Yorkshire -16 283 £400 - 36
North West -6 269 £400 - 54
South West -19 248 £425 +13.33% 31
Scotland -31 235 £400 - 18
East of England -25 187 £414 -2.65% 26
East Midlands -22 120 £413 +1.54% 10
Wales +3 116 £431 +4.55% 10
North East -31 46 £375 +7.14% 6
Northern Ireland +36 21 £350 -21.35% 3
Isle of Man -1 2 £538 +26.47% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 1,855 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,518 (31.70%) Business Analysis
3 1,387 (28.97%) Finance
4 1,016 (21.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 765 (15.98%) User Stories
6 589 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
7 521 (10.88%) Banking
8 519 (10.84%) Scrum
9 452 (9.44%) Project Management
10 411 (8.58%) Retail
11 391 (8.17%) Workshop Facilitation
12 388 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
13 367 (7.66%) Microsoft
14 340 (7.10%) Migration
15 333 (6.95%) Waterfall
16 328 (6.85%) Data Analysis
17 322 (6.73%) JIRA
18 311 (6.50%) SQL
19 302 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
20 301 (6.29%) Use Case
21 298 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
22 283 (5.91%) CRM
23 269 (5.62%) Acceptance Criteria
24 263 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
25 255 (5.33%) Security Cleared
26 253 (5.28%) Data Modelling
27 251 (5.24%) MS Visio
28 242 (5.05%) SAP
29 235 (4.91%) Oracle
30 233 (4.87%) Change Management

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
1 177 (3.70%) Confluence
2 74 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 53 (1.11%) CMS
4 28 (0.58%) SAS
5 19 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.29%) Drupal
7 11 (0.23%) Documentum
8 9 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.15%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.13%) Apache Qpid
11 5 (0.10%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.10%) WordPress
12 4 (0.084%) FileNet
12 4 (0.084%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.084%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.063%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.063%) Appian
14 2 (0.042%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.042%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 263 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 251 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 223 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
4 158 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 54 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.063%) EngageOne
7 3 (0.063%) InVision
8 2 (0.042%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 92 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 17 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 15 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 15 (0.31%) thinkFolio
6 14 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 12 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (0.23%) Actimize
9 11 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 117 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (1.59%) Office 365
3 70 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
5 32 (0.67%) SaaS
6 24 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
7 16 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 15 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 12 (0.25%) Trello
11 11 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 9 (0.19%) PaaS
13 6 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.13%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.13%) Slack
14 5 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
14 5 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.48%) Internet
2 15 (0.31%) WAN
3 14 (0.29%) Firewall
3 14 (0.29%) Network Security
4 13 (0.27%) LAN
5 11 (0.23%) Intranet
6 10 (0.21%) Skype
6 10 (0.21%) SMS
7 9 (0.19%) MVNO
8 6 (0.13%) Broadband
8 6 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.13%) NAS
8 6 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.10%) Extranet
10 4 (0.084%) VoIP
11 3 (0.063%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.042%) 4G
12 2 (0.042%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.042%) SAN
12 2 (0.042%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
2 71 (1.48%) Power BI
3 68 (1.42%) Big Data
4 63 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 40 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 33 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 27 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 26 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
9 22 (0.46%) Data Mining
10 21 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 20 (0.42%) MySQL
12 19 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.33%) Data Lake
13 16 (0.33%) Ingres
14 14 (0.29%) QlikView
14 14 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (0.25%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 322 (6.73%) JIRA
2 24 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (0.19%) Rational Rose
6 7 (0.15%) PVCS
7 6 (0.13%) Axure RP
7 6 (0.13%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.13%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.13%) Maven
7 6 (0.13%) Spinnaker
8 4 (0.084%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.084%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.084%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.084%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.063%) Hudson
9 3 (0.063%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.042%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.042%) TestDirector
General
1 1,387 (28.97%) Finance
2 521 (10.88%) Banking
3 411 (8.58%) Retail
4 154 (3.22%) Marketing
5 126 (2.63%) Front Office
6 125 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 104 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 96 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 94 (1.96%) Legal
10 92 (1.92%) Back Office
11 67 (1.40%) Law
12 66 (1.38%) Billing
13 52 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 42 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 37 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.75%) Advertising
17 35 (0.73%) Publishing
18 31 (0.65%) Electronics
19 30 (0.63%) Automotive
19 30 (0.63%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (1.55%) XML
2 65 (1.36%) Web Services
3 36 (0.75%) REST
4 34 (0.71%) .NET
5 33 (0.69%) HTML
6 24 (0.50%) SOAP
7 23 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 21 (0.44%) Middleware
9 19 (0.40%) JSON
10 17 (0.36%) CSS
10 17 (0.36%) Gherkin
11 15 (0.31%) RESTful
12 7 (0.15%) HTML5
12 7 (0.15%) Kafka
13 6 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.13%) Velocity
14 5 (0.10%) Flash
14 5 (0.10%) IDoc
14 5 (0.10%) Spring
15 4 (0.084%) React
Miscellaneous
1 589 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (4.43%) User Experience
3 123 (2.57%) Management Information System
3 123 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
4 94 (1.96%) Fixed Income
5 85 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (1.73%) Derivative
7 68 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 67 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 62 (1.29%) Equities
10 61 (1.27%) Fintech
11 44 (0.92%) Data Centre
11 44 (0.92%) FMCG
12 36 (0.75%) Credit Risk
13 34 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 33 (0.69%) NHS
15 28 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
15 28 (0.58%) Reinsurance
16 27 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 130 (2.72%) Windows
2 38 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 37 (0.77%) Unix
4 23 (0.48%) Android
4 23 (0.48%) Linux
5 19 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.29%) Solaris
6 14 (0.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.084%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.042%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.021%) Android TV
9 1 (0.021%) Tizen
9 1 (0.021%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,855 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,518 (31.70%) Business Analysis
3 1,016 (21.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 765 (15.98%) User Stories
5 519 (10.84%) Scrum
6 452 (9.44%) Project Management
7 391 (8.17%) Workshop Facilitation
8 388 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
9 340 (7.10%) Migration
10 333 (6.95%) Waterfall
11 328 (6.85%) Data Analysis
12 302 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 301 (6.29%) Use Case
14 298 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
15 283 (5.91%) CRM
16 269 (5.62%) Acceptance Criteria
17 253 (5.28%) Data Modelling
18 233 (4.87%) Change Management
19 228 (4.76%) Asset Management
20 227 (4.74%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 311 (6.50%) SQL
2 56 (1.17%) Java
3 25 (0.52%) C
4 22 (0.46%) VBA
5 20 (0.42%) C#
5 20 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 19 (0.40%) Python
7 15 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 14 (0.29%) Korn
9 13 (0.27%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.17%) R
12 7 (0.15%) C++
13 6 (0.13%) Perl
14 5 (0.10%) PHP
15 3 (0.063%) VB
16 2 (0.042%) ABAP
16 2 (0.042%) SOQL
16 2 (0.042%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.021%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 255 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 207 (4.32%) Degree
3 179 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 137 (2.86%) ISEB
5 43 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 30 (0.63%) IIBA
8 26 (0.54%) CBAP
9 22 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 13 (0.27%) PMP
13 12 (0.25%) ACCA
13 12 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.19%) CIMA
14 9 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 8 (0.17%) MBA
16 7 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.61%) GDPR
2 133 (2.78%) QA
3 59 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.98%) PMO
5 39 (0.81%) MiFID
6 36 (0.75%) PSD2
7 24 (0.50%) IFRS
8 18 (0.38%) IFRS 9
9 17 (0.36%) SLA
10 16 (0.33%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.25%) EMIR
11 12 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.21%) Basel III
13 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.15%) SEPA
15 6 (0.13%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.10%) GxP
17 3 (0.063%) FATCA
17 3 (0.063%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 27 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.15%) Docker
3 6 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.042%) Snort
5 2 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.021%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (0.52%) Kubernetes
2 15 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
4 11 (0.23%) Ansible
5 9 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.15%) Puppet
6 7 (0.15%) SCCM
7 6 (0.13%) Nagios
8 5 (0.10%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.063%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.063%) SCOM
9 3 (0.063%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.042%) Kibana
11 1 (0.021%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.021%) QRadar
11 1 (0.021%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 367 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 242 (5.05%) SAP
3 235 (4.91%) Oracle
4 138 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 50 (1.04%) IBM
7 47 (0.98%) Tableau
8 43 (0.90%) Google
9 41 (0.86%) Adobe
10 31 (0.65%) Charles River
11 28 (0.58%) Murex
11 28 (0.58%) Workday
12 27 (0.56%) hybris
13 23 (0.48%) Citrix
14 15 (0.31%) Blue Prism
14 15 (0.31%) UiPath
15 14 (0.29%) OpenText
16 13 (0.27%) Guidewire
17 12 (0.25%) Bloomberg
18 11 (0.23%) Calypso