The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2891 3705 3904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.35% 6.84% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 7.19% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2098 2681 2803
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £42.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +7.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £24.11 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 2708 £435 +2.35% 409
London -5 1412 £475 +2.70% 185
South East -4 397 £420 +1.81% 63
City of London 0 251 £500 - 62
Yorkshire +9 164 £388 +3.33% 31
East of England -3 154 £425 - 18
North West -5 148 £375 -1.44% 45
South West +4 144 £419 +7.71% 20
West Midlands +3 144 £375 -6.25% 28
Scotland -6 120 £400 +9.58% 19
East Midlands +8 109 £425 +11.47% 14
West Yorkshire +3 105 £390 +4.00% 18
Edinburgh +3 89 £418 +11.33% 14
Hampshire 0 89 £370 -7.50% 9
Leeds -1 75 £400 +10.72% 11
Surrey +7 74 £438 +2.94% 17
Berkshire +7 63 £425 - 12
Manchester -12 61 £375 -3.22% 30
Buckinghamshire -22 52 £400 - 9
Wiltshire +25 51 £438 +11.11% 1
Northamptonshire +14 48 £450 -10.00% 2
Birmingham +4 42 £353 -9.03% 9
Swindon +19 40 £438 -2.77%
Coventry +14 40 £425 +6.25% 4
Milton Keynes -21 39 £401 +0.12% 2
Oxfordshire +16 34 £425 +3.03% 6
Cheshire +15 34 £400 - 9
Essex -8 34 £333 -16.87% 1
Hertfordshire 0 33 £463 +23.33% 6
Northampton +14 32 £450 -10.00% 2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1887 (32.88%) Business Analysis
2 1861 (32.43%) Finance
3 1666 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1091 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 858 (14.95%) Banking
6 641 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
7 616 (10.73%) User Stories
8 564 (9.83%) Project Management
9 543 (9.46%) Scrum
10 469 (8.17%) Use Case
11 418 (7.28%) SQL
12 406 (7.07%) Retail
13 367 (6.39%) Data Analysis
14 365 (6.36%) Migration
15 353 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 339 (5.91%) MiFID
17 330 (5.75%) Waterfall
18 327 (5.70%) Change Management
19 316 (5.51%) Security Cleared
20 300 (5.23%) Front Office
20 300 (5.23%) Microsoft
21 299 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
22 292 (5.09%) Degree
23 291 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
24 288 (5.02%) CRM
25 284 (4.95%) Data Modelling
26 283 (4.93%) SDLC
27 280 (4.88%) ISEB
28 265 (4.62%) MS Visio
29 262 (4.57%) PRINCE2

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
1 131 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.88%) Confluence
3 64 (1.12%) CMS
4 46 (0.80%) SAS
5 18 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.16%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.12%) Drupal
9 7 (0.12%) FileNet
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.10%) JCAPS
11 5 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.070%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.070%) Documentum
12 4 (0.070%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.070%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.070%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 265 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 250 (4.36%) MS Excel
3 175 (3.05%) MS Office
4 132 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (1.32%) MS Project
6 36 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.070%) SPSS
7 4 (0.070%) Stata
8 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.035%) InVision
10 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 86 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 27 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 25 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 22 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 20 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
8 18 (0.31%) Loan IQ
9 16 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
10 15 (0.26%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.26%) thinkFolio
11 14 (0.24%) Sonata
12 12 (0.21%) Endur
12 12 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
13 10 (0.17%) Maximo
13 10 (0.17%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.10%) Office 365
2 30 (0.52%) SaaS
3 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 15 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.17%) G Suite
7 10 (0.17%) IaaS
8 8 (0.14%) PaaS
9 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.12%) Trello
10 4 (0.070%) Force.com
11 3 (0.052%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.052%) Veeva
12 2 (0.035%) GitHub
12 2 (0.035%) Slack
13 1 (0.017%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.017%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.017%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 37 (0.64%) Internet
2 22 (0.38%) Intranet
3 14 (0.24%) Firewall
4 13 (0.23%) Network Security
5 9 (0.16%) LDAP
6 8 (0.14%) Skype
6 8 (0.14%) WAN
7 5 (0.087%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.087%) VoIP
8 4 (0.070%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.070%) LAN
8 4 (0.070%) MVNO
8 4 (0.070%) WebEx
9 3 (0.052%) ATM
9 3 (0.052%) DMZ
9 3 (0.052%) IMAP
9 3 (0.052%) RFID
9 3 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.035%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.035%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 83 (1.45%) Big Data
4 55 (0.96%) Hadoop
5 48 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 39 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (0.58%) QlikView
8 33 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.40%) DB2
11 17 (0.30%) Power BI
11 17 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.26%) Blockchain
12 15 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.24%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.23%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.21%) OLAP
15 12 (0.21%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 230 (4.01%) JIRA
2 37 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.087%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.070%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.052%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.035%) Subversion
11 2 (0.035%) Toad
12 1 (0.017%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.017%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.017%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.017%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.017%) Xcode
General
1 1861 (32.43%) Finance
2 858 (14.95%) Banking
3 406 (7.07%) Retail
4 300 (5.23%) Front Office
5 247 (4.30%) Investment Banking
6 197 (3.43%) Marketing
7 142 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 134 (2.33%) Legal
9 130 (2.27%) Back Office
10 123 (2.14%) Manufacturing
11 79 (1.38%) Retail Banking
12 66 (1.15%) Advertising
13 51 (0.89%) Publishing
14 44 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 42 (0.73%) Law
16 36 (0.63%) Automotive
16 36 (0.63%) Billing
16 36 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.47%) Electronics
18 23 (0.40%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (1.66%) Web Services
2 80 (1.39%) XML
3 49 (0.85%) .NET
4 28 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
5 26 (0.45%) HTML
6 23 (0.40%) Gherkin
7 20 (0.35%) Middleware
8 17 (0.30%) FpML
9 12 (0.21%) CSS
9 12 (0.21%) Node.js
10 11 (0.19%) SAML
11 10 (0.17%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.17%) MDX
12 9 (0.16%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.16%) Mason
13 8 (0.14%) AngularJS
13 8 (0.14%) JSON
13 8 (0.14%) XSLT
14 6 (0.10%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (0.10%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 641 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (4.27%) User Experience
3 220 (3.83%) Derivative
4 170 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 164 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 148 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 141 (2.46%) Equities
8 70 (1.22%) Credit Risk
9 59 (1.03%) Fintech
9 59 (1.03%) Reference Data
10 47 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 45 (0.78%) Market Risk
12 41 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 40 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
14 35 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 34 (0.59%) NHS
15 34 (0.59%) SWIFT
16 32 (0.56%) Reinsurance
17 31 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
18 28 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 83 (1.45%) Windows
2 32 (0.56%) Linux
3 20 (0.35%) Unix
4 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.21%) Windows Vista
5 11 (0.19%) Android
6 10 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.087%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.070%) MVS
9 3 (0.052%) AIX
10 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.017%) Solaris
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1887 (32.88%) Business Analysis
2 1666 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1091 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 616 (10.73%) User Stories
5 564 (9.83%) Project Management
6 543 (9.46%) Scrum
7 469 (8.17%) Use Case
8 367 (6.39%) Data Analysis
9 365 (6.36%) Migration
10 353 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 330 (5.75%) Waterfall
12 327 (5.70%) Change Management
13 299 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
14 291 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
15 288 (5.02%) CRM
16 284 (4.95%) Data Modelling
17 283 (4.93%) SDLC
18 262 (4.57%) PRINCE2
19 259 (4.51%) Asset Management
20 247 (4.30%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 418 (7.28%) SQL
2 69 (1.20%) Java
3 63 (1.10%) C
4 39 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 34 (0.59%) C#
6 31 (0.54%) VBA
7 23 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 21 (0.37%) Python
9 13 (0.23%) R
10 10 (0.17%) C++
11 8 (0.14%) Perl
11 8 (0.14%) VB
12 6 (0.10%) JCL
13 5 (0.087%) COBOL
13 5 (0.087%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.070%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.070%) Scala
14 4 (0.070%) VC++
15 3 (0.052%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.052%) PHP
Qualifications
1 316 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 292 (5.09%) Degree
3 280 (4.88%) ISEB
4 228 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 58 (1.01%) IIBA
6 53 (0.92%) CBAP
7 51 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 40 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 38 (0.66%) CISSP
10 32 (0.56%) PMP
11 24 (0.42%) PMI Certification
12 22 (0.38%) CISA
13 20 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.31%) ACCA
15 18 (0.31%) CIMA
16 16 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
17 14 (0.24%) APMG
18 13 (0.23%) CISM
18 13 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (5.91%) MiFID
2 140 (2.44%) QA
3 76 (1.32%) EMIR
3 76 (1.32%) PMO
4 68 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 67 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 65 (1.13%) GDPR
7 45 (0.78%) Solvency II
8 34 (0.59%) IFRS
9 28 (0.49%) SLA
10 23 (0.40%) IFRS 9
11 22 (0.38%) FATCA
12 20 (0.35%) Basel III
13 19 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
13 19 (0.33%) SEPA
14 16 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.23%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.16%) GxP
17 8 (0.14%) AIFMD
18 7 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.12%) Docker
3 3 (0.052%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.035%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.017%) HDFS
5 1 (0.017%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.12%) Nagios
3 6 (0.10%) Kibana
3 6 (0.10%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.10%) logstash
4 5 (0.087%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.052%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.052%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (0.035%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.017%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.017%) Control-M
7 1 (0.017%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.017%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.017%) Netcool
7 1 (0.017%) SCOM
Vendors
1 300 (5.23%) Microsoft
2 238 (4.15%) Oracle
3 235 (4.09%) SAP
4 89 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (0.98%) ServiceNow
6 45 (0.78%) Charles River
7 39 (0.68%) Tableau
8 36 (0.63%) Murex
9 34 (0.59%) IBM
10 32 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 32 (0.56%) Google
11 30 (0.52%) Adobe
12 26 (0.45%) Workday
13 24 (0.42%) hybris
14 22 (0.38%) Fidessa
14 22 (0.38%) FNZ
15 21 (0.37%) Atlassian
15 21 (0.37%) HP
16 20 (0.35%) Cognos
16 20 (0.35%) Sage
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £275 per day 3 months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250 per day for a rolling 6 month contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250 per day for a rolling 6 month contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250 per day for a rolling 6 month contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
SidTech Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £715.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £340 - £440 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago