Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £446 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6512 6695 8090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.55% 6.28% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 6.63% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4687 4833 6020
UK median daily rate £446 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £308
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 45
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £26.90 £20.50 £19.32
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.25 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year -4.64% +17.97% -8.57%

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +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 October 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 October 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 October 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 5963 £450 +5.88% 532
London +2 3417 £488 +2.63% 265
UK excluding London -3 3006 £400 - 309
South East -12 748 £425 +3.66% 65
North of England +2 676 £388 +3.33% 97
Midlands -3 516 £390 -2.50% 52
Scotland +18 413 £388 +3.33% 33
Yorkshire +11 327 £388 +3.33% 48
East of England -1 321 £425 - 28
North West -5 301 £400 +6.67% 45
West Midlands +2 297 £395 -1.25% 34
South West +6 259 £375 -3.85% 25
East Midlands -10 199 £388 -3.13% 18
Wales -11 69 £375 - 8
North East +57 48 £350 -6.67% 4
Northern Ireland -53 7 £400 +48.15%
Channel Islands -2 2 £575 +64.29% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2265 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 2092 (32.13%) Finance
3 1984 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
4 1313 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 1138 (17.48%) Banking
6 796 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
7 757 (11.62%) User Stories
8 586 (9.00%) Scrum
9 577 (8.86%) Retail
10 567 (8.71%) Project Management
11 531 (8.15%) SQL
12 485 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 454 (6.97%) Use Case
14 426 (6.54%) Waterfall
15 419 (6.43%) Migration
16 399 (6.13%) CRM
17 396 (6.08%) Change Management
18 390 (5.99%) Microsoft
19 384 (5.90%) MS Visio
20 367 (5.64%) Investment Banking
21 360 (5.53%) Front Office
22 347 (5.33%) Asset Management
23 343 (5.27%) Data Analysis
24 340 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
25 339 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
26 334 (5.13%) Degree
27 332 (5.10%) SDLC
28 328 (5.04%) JIRA
29 321 (4.93%) MiFID
30 317 (4.87%) 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
1 120 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 119 (1.83%) Confluence
3 91 (1.40%) CMS
4 32 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 22 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 21 (0.32%) SAS
7 20 (0.31%) Documentum
8 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.092%) Apache
12 5 (0.077%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.077%) Drupal
13 4 (0.061%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.046%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.046%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.031%) CICS
15 2 (0.031%) Smallworld
Applications
1 384 (5.90%) MS Visio
2 292 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 255 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
4 153 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 84 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.12%) InDesign
9 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.031%) SPSS
10 2 (0.031%) Stata
11 1 (0.015%) Mingle
11 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 120 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.89%) thinkFolio
3 43 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 24 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 24 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (0.25%) Maximo
9 15 (0.23%) Temenos T24
10 14 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 14 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (0.18%) SAP SD
13 11 (0.17%) Primavera
13 11 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.91%) Office 365
2 36 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (0.55%) SaaS
3 32 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 24 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 16 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 13 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 11 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
9 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
10 9 (0.14%) Force.com
11 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (0.12%) IaaS
11 8 (0.12%) PaaS
11 8 (0.12%) Yammer
12 6 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.077%) Veeva
14 3 (0.046%) Algolia
14 3 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (0.61%) SMS
2 26 (0.40%) Intranet
3 23 (0.35%) Internet
4 18 (0.28%) WAN
5 11 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.12%) Skype
7 6 (0.092%) FTP
8 5 (0.077%) Extranet
8 5 (0.077%) Firewall
8 5 (0.077%) LAN
8 5 (0.077%) NAS
8 5 (0.077%) SAN
9 4 (0.061%) DHCP
9 4 (0.061%) MPLS
9 4 (0.061%) Network Security
9 4 (0.061%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.061%) VPN
9 4 (0.061%) Wireless
10 3 (0.046%) ATM
10 3 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (1.37%) Big Data
3 84 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 48 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 46 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 44 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 40 (0.61%) QlikView
8 37 (0.57%) Blockchain
8 37 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 29 (0.45%) MySQL
10 24 (0.37%) Ingres
10 24 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.34%) Power BI
12 18 (0.28%) DB2
13 17 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.20%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.18%) MS Access
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
17 11 (0.17%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 328 (5.04%) JIRA
2 26 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 21 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 20 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.15%) Rational Rose
8 9 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.077%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.077%) XMLSpy
10 4 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.061%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (0.046%) JBehave
12 2 (0.031%) ERwin
12 2 (0.031%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.031%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.031%) Selenium
12 2 (0.031%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.031%) TestRail
12 2 (0.031%) Zephyr
General
1 2092 (32.13%) Finance
2 1138 (17.48%) Banking
3 577 (8.86%) Retail
4 367 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 360 (5.53%) Front Office
6 223 (3.42%) Marketing
7 170 (2.61%) Legal
8 143 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 137 (2.10%) Telecoms
10 121 (1.86%) Back Office
11 104 (1.60%) Retail Banking
12 70 (1.07%) Law
13 65 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 59 (0.91%) Billing
15 57 (0.88%) Advertising
16 55 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 43 (0.66%) Private Banking
18 42 (0.64%) Electronics
19 40 (0.61%) Publishing
20 32 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (2.01%) XML
2 75 (1.15%) Web Services
3 51 (0.78%) Middleware
4 47 (0.72%) .NET
5 40 (0.61%) XSLT
6 34 (0.52%) FpML
7 29 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (0.34%) Gherkin
9 21 (0.32%) REST
10 20 (0.31%) JSON
11 17 (0.26%) SOAP
12 14 (0.21%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.21%) HTML
12 14 (0.21%) Mason
13 13 (0.20%) XSD
14 12 (0.18%) WSDL
15 11 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.12%) CSS
16 8 (0.12%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 796 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (4.19%) User Experience
3 252 (3.87%) Derivative
4 243 (3.73%) Fixed Income
5 186 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 176 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 166 (2.55%) Equities
8 96 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 88 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 83 (1.27%) Market Risk
11 66 (1.01%) Data Structures
11 66 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
12 63 (0.97%) Credit Risk
13 59 (0.91%) Reference Data
14 53 (0.81%) Fintech
15 51 (0.78%) FMCG
16 50 (0.77%) Virtual Team
17 46 (0.71%) Data Centre
17 46 (0.71%) Reinsurance
18 40 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (1.15%) Windows
2 18 (0.28%) Unix
3 17 (0.26%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.17%) Apple iOS
4 11 (0.17%) Linux
5 10 (0.15%) Android
6 9 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.046%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.015%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2265 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 1984 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1313 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 757 (11.62%) User Stories
5 586 (9.00%) Scrum
6 567 (8.71%) Project Management
7 485 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 454 (6.97%) Use Case
9 426 (6.54%) Waterfall
10 419 (6.43%) Migration
11 399 (6.13%) CRM
12 396 (6.08%) Change Management
13 347 (5.33%) Asset Management
14 343 (5.27%) Data Analysis
15 340 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
16 339 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
17 332 (5.10%) SDLC
18 317 (4.87%) Data Modelling
19 302 (4.64%) Acceptance Criteria
20 299 (4.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 531 (8.15%) SQL
2 74 (1.14%) Java
3 66 (1.01%) VBA
4 62 (0.95%) C
5 50 (0.77%) R
6 40 (0.61%) Python
7 32 (0.49%) C#
8 15 (0.23%) C++
8 15 (0.23%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.12%) PHP
12 7 (0.11%) Scala
12 7 (0.11%) VB
13 6 (0.092%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.092%) Perl
14 5 (0.077%) RPG
15 4 (0.061%) Progress 4GL
16 3 (0.046%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.046%) XPath
Qualifications
1 334 (5.13%) Degree
2 233 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 231 (3.55%) ISEB
4 159 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.06%) IIBA
6 67 (1.03%) PMP
7 60 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 49 (0.75%) CBAP
9 45 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.18%) CIMA
15 11 (0.17%) ACCA
15 11 (0.17%) CISSP
15 11 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 9 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (4.93%) MiFID
2 293 (4.50%) GDPR
3 212 (3.26%) QA
4 120 (1.84%) EMIR
5 101 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 70 (1.07%) PMO
7 57 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
8 35 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 30 (0.46%) Solvency II
10 27 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (0.41%) SLA
11 23 (0.35%) GxP
12 21 (0.32%) IFRS
13 20 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 17 (0.26%) FATCA
15 16 (0.25%) COREP
15 16 (0.25%) FINREP
15 16 (0.25%) PSD2
16 14 (0.21%) Basel II
16 14 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.11%) Docker
3 4 (0.061%) XenApp
4 3 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.031%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.031%) vSphere
5 2 (0.031%) Xen
5 2 (0.031%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.015%) Firmware
6 1 (0.015%) HDFS
6 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.015%) SAP ITS
6 1 (0.015%) vCloud
6 1 (0.015%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.077%) Kibana
4 3 (0.046%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.031%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.031%) Nagios
5 2 (0.031%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.015%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.015%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.015%) Control-M
6 1 (0.015%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.015%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) SCCM
6 1 (0.015%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 390 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 274 (4.21%) SAP
3 259 (3.98%) Oracle
4 185 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 53 (0.81%) Tableau
7 51 (0.78%) Google
8 50 (0.77%) Bloomberg
9 49 (0.75%) Charles River
10 45 (0.69%) Adobe
11 42 (0.64%) IBM
12 39 (0.60%) Workday
13 38 (0.58%) JD Edwards
14 30 (0.46%) Cognos
15 28 (0.43%) Murex
16 27 (0.41%) HP
17 26 (0.40%) Pega
17 26 (0.40%) Sitecore
18 25 (0.38%) Progress
19 22 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud