The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2838 3614 3997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.34% 6.63% 7.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 6.98% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2046 2589 2896
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 31
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -20.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £17.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.39 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £39.00 £36.88
% change year-on-year -20.51% +5.76%  

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 42439 51813 52361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27392 33813 32326
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1331 1491 2083
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.87 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +1 2648 £450 +5.88% 480
London -1 1470 £500 +8.10% 239
South East -8 374 £425 +3.65% 70
City of London +2 264 £500 +5.26% 62
West Midlands +10 145 £350 -12.50% 27
North West -10 139 £375 - 29
Yorkshire +3 136 £400 +6.66% 40
South West +14 128 £388 +3.33% 42
East of England -16 127 £438 +2.94% 18
Scotland +3 120 £378 +0.66% 22
West Yorkshire +17 106 £400 +1.52% 29
Edinburgh -1 96 £380 +1.33% 17
East Midlands -13 94 £438 +10.75% 16
Surrey +4 85 £450 +4.65% 13
Hampshire -5 79 £400 - 13
Leeds +36 77 £400 +0.25% 18
Manchester -7 75 £350 -6.66% 19
Berkshire -18 59 £425 +6.25% 14
Birmingham +9 50 £350 -11.61% 9
Buckinghamshire -36 45 £400 - 11
Wiltshire +21 44 £425 +13.33% 8
Essex -10 38 £425 +21.42% 3
Cheshire +12 35 £400 +6.66% 3
Northamptonshire -4 35 £475 +5.55% 5
Swindon +11 34 £450 +13.92% 4
East Sussex +12 31 £469 +37.06% 2
West Sussex +4 31 £400 -5.88% 5
Bristol -6 30 £375 +2.04% 20
Milton Keynes -43 30 £400 +0.06% 5
South Wales +8 29 £375 - 7

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1916 (33.76%) Business Analysis
2 1784 (31.44%) Finance
3 1683 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
4 1065 (18.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 889 (15.67%) Banking
6 666 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
7 623 (10.98%) User Stories
8 595 (10.48%) Project Management
9 519 (9.15%) Scrum
10 473 (8.33%) Use Case
11 432 (7.61%) Retail
12 428 (7.54%) SQL
13 383 (6.75%) Migration
14 362 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 355 (6.26%) MiFID
16 336 (5.92%) Change Management
17 330 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 321 (5.66%) Data Analysis
19 316 (5.57%) Microsoft
20 313 (5.52%) Degree
21 304 (5.36%) Front Office
22 288 (5.07%) CRM
23 287 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
24 286 (5.04%) Data Modelling
25 281 (4.95%) Asset Management
26 278 (4.90%) UML
27 277 (4.88%) ISEB
28 275 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
29 273 (4.81%) Security Cleared
30 262 (4.62%) 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
1 114 (2.01%) Confluence
2 109 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 63 (1.11%) CMS
4 52 (0.92%) SAS
5 18 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.11%) JCAPS
9 6 (0.11%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.088%) Apache
10 5 (0.088%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.088%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.070%) Documentum
11 4 (0.070%) Drupal
11 4 (0.070%) FileNet
12 3 (0.053%) CICS
12 3 (0.053%) Smallworld
Applications
1 260 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 256 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 175 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
4 134 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 84 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.088%) SPSS
7 5 (0.088%) Stata
8 3 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.035%) InVision
9 2 (0.035%) Mingle
10 1 (0.018%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 94 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 22 (0.39%) Loan IQ
5 18 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 17 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.28%) thinkFolio
8 15 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.26%) Endur
8 15 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
9 12 (0.21%) Maximo
9 12 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 10 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.16%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.16%) Sonata
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.00%) Office 365
2 21 (0.37%) SaaS
3 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 12 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
7 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.16%) G Suite
9 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.11%) Trello
10 4 (0.070%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.070%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.053%) IaaS
11 3 (0.053%) Veeva
12 2 (0.035%) CloudSense
12 2 (0.035%) Force.com
12 2 (0.035%) GitHub
13 1 (0.018%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.018%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.42%) Internet
2 21 (0.37%) Intranet
3 15 (0.26%) Firewall
4 9 (0.16%) Network Security
4 9 (0.16%) WAN
5 8 (0.14%) LDAP
5 8 (0.14%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.11%) LAN
6 6 (0.11%) Skype
7 5 (0.088%) Extranet
7 5 (0.088%) FIX Connectivity
7 5 (0.088%) VoIP
8 4 (0.070%) MVNO
8 4 (0.070%) VPN
8 4 (0.070%) WebEx
9 3 (0.053%) DMZ
9 3 (0.053%) IMAP
9 3 (0.053%) SMS
9 3 (0.053%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 100 (1.76%) SQL Server
3 87 (1.53%) Big Data
4 61 (1.07%) Hadoop
5 48 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 36 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 30 (0.53%) QlikView
9 28 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (0.48%) Blockchain
11 24 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (0.39%) Power BI
13 20 (0.35%) DB2
14 16 (0.28%) MySQL
14 16 (0.28%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.26%) Ingres
15 15 (0.26%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.26%) SAP BW
16 13 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 243 (4.28%) JIRA
2 27 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.28%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.070%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.053%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.053%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.053%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.053%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.035%) Subversion
11 2 (0.035%) Toad
12 1 (0.018%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.018%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.018%) JBehave
12 1 (0.018%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.018%) Xcode
General
1 1784 (31.44%) Finance
2 889 (15.67%) Banking
3 432 (7.61%) Retail
4 304 (5.36%) Front Office
5 262 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 206 (3.63%) Marketing
7 160 (2.82%) Legal
8 129 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 120 (2.11%) Back Office
10 112 (1.97%) Manufacturing
11 80 (1.41%) Retail Banking
12 77 (1.36%) Advertising
13 55 (0.97%) Law
14 52 (0.92%) Publishing
15 47 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.72%) Automotive
17 37 (0.65%) Private Banking
18 36 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.49%) Electronics
20 27 (0.48%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (1.64%) XML
2 66 (1.16%) Web Services
3 48 (0.85%) .NET
4 34 (0.60%) Middleware
5 31 (0.55%) Gherkin
6 28 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
7 27 (0.48%) XSLT
8 21 (0.37%) HTML
9 19 (0.33%) FpML
10 12 (0.21%) Node.js
11 11 (0.19%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.19%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.19%) CSS
11 11 (0.19%) SAML
12 10 (0.18%) JSON
12 10 (0.18%) Velocity
13 9 (0.16%) REST
13 9 (0.16%) SOAP
14 7 (0.12%) MDX
14 7 (0.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 666 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (3.33%) Derivative
3 186 (3.28%) User Experience
4 161 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 144 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 135 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 112 (1.97%) Equities
8 73 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 56 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 52 (0.92%) Reference Data
11 49 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 45 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 43 (0.76%) Credit Risk
13 43 (0.76%) Fintech
14 42 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
15 39 (0.69%) NHS
16 38 (0.67%) SWIFT
17 35 (0.62%) Market Risk
17 35 (0.62%) Reinsurance
18 32 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 77 (1.36%) Windows
2 23 (0.41%) Linux
3 15 (0.26%) Unix
3 15 (0.26%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.21%) Windows Vista
5 11 (0.19%) Android
6 10 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.053%) AIX
7 3 (0.053%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.053%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.018%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.018%) Solaris
9 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1916 (33.76%) Business Analysis
2 1683 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1065 (18.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 623 (10.98%) User Stories
5 595 (10.48%) Project Management
6 519 (9.15%) Scrum
7 473 (8.33%) Use Case
8 383 (6.75%) Migration
9 362 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 336 (5.92%) Change Management
11 330 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 321 (5.66%) Data Analysis
13 288 (5.07%) CRM
14 287 (5.06%) GAP Analysis
15 286 (5.04%) Data Modelling
16 281 (4.95%) Asset Management
17 278 (4.90%) UML
18 275 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
19 262 (4.62%) SDLC
20 261 (4.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 428 (7.54%) SQL
2 64 (1.13%) Java
3 41 (0.72%) C
3 41 (0.72%) VBA
4 39 (0.69%) C#
5 29 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 23 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 20 (0.35%) R
8 18 (0.32%) Python
9 11 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.12%) C++
11 6 (0.11%) Scala
12 5 (0.088%) Perl
12 5 (0.088%) VB
13 4 (0.070%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.070%) PHP
14 3 (0.053%) ABAP
14 3 (0.053%) COBOL
15 2 (0.035%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.035%) JCL
Qualifications
1 313 (5.52%) Degree
2 277 (4.88%) ISEB
3 273 (4.81%) Security Cleared
4 196 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 58 (1.02%) IIBA
6 47 (0.83%) CBAP
7 37 (0.65%) PMP
8 36 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 35 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 33 (0.58%) CISSP
11 30 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.35%) CISA
13 18 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 17 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.26%) ACCA
15 15 (0.26%) CIMA
16 14 (0.25%) APMG
16 14 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 13 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (6.26%) MiFID
2 151 (2.66%) QA
3 95 (1.67%) GDPR
4 89 (1.57%) EMIR
5 73 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 62 (1.09%) PMO
7 58 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
8 28 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 28 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 25 (0.44%) IFRS
10 21 (0.37%) SLA
11 19 (0.33%) SEPA
12 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
13 16 (0.28%) IFRS 9
14 15 (0.26%) Basel III
15 12 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.18%) FATCA
17 9 (0.16%) GxP
18 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 7 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.16%) Docker
3 3 (0.053%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.035%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.018%) HDFS
5 1 (0.018%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.018%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.018%) vCloud
5 1 (0.018%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.018%) vSphere
5 1 (0.018%) Xen
5 1 (0.018%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.053%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.053%) Nagios
3 3 (0.053%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.035%) logstash
4 2 (0.035%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.018%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.018%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.018%) Control-M
5 1 (0.018%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.018%) Kibana
5 1 (0.018%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.018%) SCOM
5 1 (0.018%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 316 (5.57%) Microsoft
2 235 (4.14%) Oracle
3 234 (4.12%) SAP
4 78 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 48 (0.85%) Tableau
7 39 (0.69%) Murex
8 38 (0.67%) Bloomberg
8 38 (0.67%) IBM
9 35 (0.62%) Charles River
10 28 (0.49%) Google
11 27 (0.48%) Fidessa
12 22 (0.39%) Workday
13 21 (0.37%) Adobe
13 21 (0.37%) hybris
14 19 (0.33%) Atlassian
14 19 (0.33%) HP
15 18 (0.32%) JD Edwards
15 18 (0.32%) Sage
16 17 (0.30%) Sitecore
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