Period
to 25 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 57 51
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,512 1,285 3,730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.32% 4.04% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 4.37% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,337 975 2,724
10th Percentile £363 £319 £336
25th Percentile £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £573 £538 £525
90th Percentile £647 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.21% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 32
10th Percentile £23.54 £16.15 £13.61
25th Percentile £24.65 £20.75 £25.13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £50.50
Median % change year-on-year +43.33% -40.59% +85.29%
75th Percentile £55.06 £35.00 £54.50
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.31 £64.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.52 £30.00 £51.50
% change year-on-year -11.60% -41.75% +60.94%

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 79,127 29,398 79,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 92.31% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,119 19,869 53,215
10th Percentile £300 £260 £258
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £663 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,084 962 2,723
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.67 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.93 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.43% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.00
90th Percentile £62.45 £54.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 +13 3,680 £500 +8.11% 215
London +20 2,212 £525 +5.00% 96
UK excluding London +22 1,569 £434 +2.21% 138
Work from Home +11 1,122 £475 +11.76% 39
South East +23 407 £450 +5.08% 37
North of England +20 349 £450 +7.14% 24
Scotland +34 275 £415 +5.33% 9
Midlands -3 247 £445 +7.88% 26
North West +23 174 £445 +7.88% 17
West Midlands -14 166 £441 +3.82% 14
Yorkshire +18 156 £450 +7.14% 6
South West +4 128 £425 - 20
East of England +7 113 £425 -5.56% 13
East Midlands +10 79 £443 +61.18% 12
Wales -4 34 £438 -5.41% 5
North East 0 23 £425 +2.10% 1
Northern Ireland +8 20 £500 +26.98% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £360 - 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 1,865 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,326 (29.39%) Business Analysis
3 1,280 (28.37%) Finance
4 1,162 (25.75%) Social Skills
5 901 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 816 (18.09%) User Stories
7 809 (17.93%) Requirements Gathering
8 532 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
9 527 (11.68%) Workshop Facilitation
10 468 (10.37%) Banking
11 451 (10.00%) JIRA
12 439 (9.73%) Scrum
13 360 (7.98%) SQL
14 358 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
15 353 (7.82%) Acceptance Criteria
16 349 (7.73%) Migration
17 340 (7.54%) Waterfall
18 339 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 336 (7.45%) Project Management
20 333 (7.38%) Public Sector
21 320 (7.09%) Data Analysis
22 311 (6.89%) GAP Analysis
23 308 (6.83%) Project Delivery
24 293 (6.49%) Business Case
25 283 (6.27%) Security Cleared
26 280 (6.21%) Data Modelling
27 276 (6.12%) Use Case
28 253 (5.61%) Microsoft
29 243 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
30 241 (5.34%) Azure

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
1 237 (5.25%) Confluence
2 95 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 37 (0.82%) CMS
4 14 (0.31%) SAS
5 6 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.089%) Appian
6 4 (0.089%) Drupal
6 4 (0.089%) Jadu
6 4 (0.089%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.089%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.066%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.066%) Camunda
7 3 (0.066%) Documentum
7 3 (0.066%) FileNet
7 3 (0.066%) OnBase
7 3 (0.066%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.044%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.044%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.044%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.022%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 243 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 196 (4.34%) MS Visio
3 145 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 128 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.20%) Oracle Smart View
8 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.066%) Figma
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.022%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.022%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.022%) Sketch
10 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 27 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 15 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.29%) Magento
6 12 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 11 (0.24%) Endur
7 11 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
10 8 (0.18%) Maximo
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.18%) thinkFolio
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 241 (5.34%) Azure
2 153 (3.39%) Power Platform
3 90 (1.99%) AWS
4 84 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
5 70 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (0.95%) SaaS
7 42 (0.93%) GCP
8 26 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 19 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (0.24%) Miro
12 10 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (0.22%) Collibra
12 10 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
13 9 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.18%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.13%) GitHub
15 6 (0.13%) Google Workspace
16 5 (0.11%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (0.82%) 5G
2 36 (0.80%) 2G
2 36 (0.80%) GSM
2 36 (0.80%) MVNO
3 20 (0.44%) Packet Switching
4 15 (0.33%) WAN
5 12 (0.27%) Intranet
6 11 (0.24%) SD-WAN
7 10 (0.22%) Internet
8 9 (0.20%) LAN
9 8 (0.18%) Firewall
9 8 (0.18%) SMS
10 7 (0.16%) Skype
10 7 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
11 6 (0.13%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.11%) 3GPP
12 5 (0.11%) DNS
12 5 (0.11%) VPN
13 4 (0.089%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (3.06%) Power BI
2 100 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
4 40 (0.89%) QlikView
5 39 (0.86%) Data Lake
6 32 (0.71%) Tableau
7 27 (0.60%) Metadata
8 25 (0.55%) SQL Server
9 24 (0.53%) Big Data
10 20 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.33%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.31%) MySQL
14 13 (0.29%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.22%) GIS
16 9 (0.20%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.18%) SAP BW
18 7 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.16%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 451 (10.00%) JIRA
2 15 (0.33%) Eclipse
2 15 (0.33%) Zephyr
3 11 (0.24%) TeamCity
4 9 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.16%) Postman
7 6 (0.13%) GCC
7 6 (0.13%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (0.11%) Toad
9 4 (0.089%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.066%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.066%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.066%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.066%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.044%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.044%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.022%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.022%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,280 (28.37%) Finance
2 1,162 (25.75%) Social Skills
3 532 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
4 468 (10.37%) Banking
5 333 (7.38%) Public Sector
6 223 (4.94%) Retail
7 215 (4.77%) Presentation Skills
8 165 (3.66%) Investment Banking
9 149 (3.30%) Front Office
10 125 (2.77%) Marketing
11 121 (2.68%) Telecoms
12 110 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
13 95 (2.11%) Back Office
14 92 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
15 84 (1.86%) Legal
16 76 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
17 70 (1.55%) Manufacturing
18 56 (1.24%) Law
19 46 (1.02%) Retail Banking
20 36 (0.80%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (0.84%) XML
2 37 (0.82%) Web Services
3 27 (0.60%) .NET
4 25 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
5 20 (0.44%) JSON
6 17 (0.38%) Gherkin
7 16 (0.35%) FpML
8 14 (0.31%) EDI
9 11 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.18%) HTML
11 7 (0.16%) Swagger
11 7 (0.16%) XSD
12 6 (0.13%) JSON Schema
12 6 (0.13%) LDAP
12 6 (0.13%) REST
13 5 (0.11%) CSS
13 5 (0.11%) Kafka
14 4 (0.089%) JSON-LD
14 4 (0.089%) SAML
14 4 (0.089%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 167 (3.70%) User Experience
2 121 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 102 (2.26%) Fixed Income
4 79 (1.75%) Derivative
5 75 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 67 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
6 67 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (1.31%) NHS
8 58 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 57 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 47 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 47 (1.04%) Equities
11 44 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
12 41 (0.91%) FMCG
13 40 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
14 38 (0.84%) Reference Data
15 37 (0.82%) Market Risk
16 28 (0.62%) Credit Risk
17 27 (0.60%) Tandem
18 24 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 49 (1.09%) Windows
2 37 (0.82%) Unix
3 25 (0.55%) Linux
4 9 (0.20%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.16%) Android
6 6 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.089%) Solaris
7 4 (0.089%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.066%) VMS
9 2 (0.044%) AIX
9 2 (0.044%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,865 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,326 (29.39%) Business Analysis
3 901 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 816 (18.09%) User Stories
5 809 (17.93%) Requirements Gathering
6 527 (11.68%) Workshop Facilitation
7 439 (9.73%) Scrum
8 358 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
9 353 (7.82%) Acceptance Criteria
10 349 (7.73%) Migration
11 340 (7.54%) Waterfall
12 339 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 336 (7.45%) Project Management
14 320 (7.09%) Data Analysis
15 311 (6.89%) GAP Analysis
16 308 (6.83%) Project Delivery
17 293 (6.49%) Business Case
18 280 (6.21%) Data Modelling
19 276 (6.12%) Use Case
20 240 (5.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 360 (7.98%) SQL
2 71 (1.57%) C
3 36 (0.80%) Java
4 30 (0.66%) Python
5 20 (0.44%) C#
6 15 (0.33%) VBA
7 7 (0.16%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.16%) R
8 6 (0.13%) VB
9 5 (0.11%) ABAP
10 4 (0.089%) Lua
10 4 (0.089%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.089%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.066%) PHP
11 3 (0.066%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.044%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.044%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.044%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.044%) SOQL
13 1 (0.022%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 283 (6.27%) Security Cleared
2 234 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 162 (3.59%) Degree
4 91 (2.02%) ISEB
5 37 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.53%) CBAP
6 24 (0.53%) IIBA
6 24 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 21 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (0.40%) CIMA
9 17 (0.38%) PMP
10 16 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 10 (0.22%) ACCA
13 10 (0.22%) MBA
14 6 (0.13%) CISSP
15 5 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (4.26%) QA
2 72 (1.60%) MiFID
3 58 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 51 (1.13%) GDPR
5 46 (1.02%) EMIR
6 41 (0.91%) IFRS
7 27 (0.60%) PMO
8 24 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
9 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (0.47%) Basel III
10 21 (0.47%) GAAP
11 19 (0.42%) FATCA
12 18 (0.40%) IFRS 9
13 15 (0.33%) Accessibility
14 14 (0.31%) COREP
14 14 (0.31%) NIST
14 14 (0.31%) SLA
15 13 (0.29%) FINREP
16 10 (0.22%) ISO 20022
17 7 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.089%) Docker
2 4 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.022%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.022%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.022%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (0.18%) SCCM
2 6 (0.13%) CASB
3 4 (0.089%) Nagios
3 4 (0.089%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.044%) Ansible
4 2 (0.044%) Kibana
5 1 (0.022%) Control-M
5 1 (0.022%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.022%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.022%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.022%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.022%) Terraform
5 1 (0.022%) vMotion
Vendors
1 253 (5.61%) Microsoft
2 209 (4.63%) SAP
3 185 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
4 158 (3.50%) Oracle
5 49 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 37 (0.82%) IBM
7 35 (0.78%) Workday
8 34 (0.75%) Google
9 29 (0.64%) Bloomberg
9 29 (0.64%) Murex
10 24 (0.53%) hybris
11 22 (0.49%) Databricks
12 20 (0.44%) JD Edwards
13 19 (0.42%) Pega
14 16 (0.35%) Ariba
15 14 (0.31%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.31%) CyberArk
16 12 (0.27%) Adobe
16 12 (0.27%) Hyperion
16 12 (0.27%) Sparx