Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,369 2,718 2,027
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.08% 4.65% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 5.01% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,990 1,962 1,487
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
25th Percentile £423 £390 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £528
90th Percentile £663 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 21
10th Percentile £18.70 £21.67 £19.00
25th Percentile £22.09 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate £26.27 £39.50 £43.48
Median % change year-on-year -33.49% -9.15% +7.36%
75th Percentile £42.63 £52.04 £55.00
90th Percentile £53.45 £56.01 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.09 £23.21 £43.48
% change year-on-year -4.80% -46.63% +44.93%

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 82,259 54,269 45,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 92.82% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,839 37,230 30,091
10th Percentile £313 £293 £245
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £466
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.00% -1.37%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,011 1,722 1,680
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.54
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.38 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.86% +17.76% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.75 £39.06
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 19 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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +18 4,420 £500 +6.38% 330
London +13 2,777 £540 +8.00% 159
Work from Home +21 2,634 £488 +8.33% 92
UK excluding London +15 1,674 £450 +5.88% 178
North of England +8 412 £460 +6.24% 56
South East +8 390 £450 +2.74% 35
Midlands +15 291 £450 +5.88% 51
Yorkshire +17 223 £475 +18.75% 19
Scotland +19 221 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +9 216 £450 +5.88% 37
North West -5 175 £450 - 35
South West +12 159 £475 +8.57% 13
East of England +16 135 £450 +5.88% 11
East Midlands +9 72 £450 +5.88% 14
Wales +22 57 £447 +14.49% 4
North East -10 18 £438 -10.26% 2
Northern Ireland +3 12 £444 +10.25% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £350 -
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following 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 2,243 (41.78%) Agile
2 1,649 (30.71%) Business Analysis
3 1,582 (29.47%) Finance
4 1,569 (29.22%) Social Skills
5 1,204 (22.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,052 (19.59%) Requirements Gathering
7 950 (17.69%) User Stories
8 703 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
9 699 (13.02%) Workshop Facilitation
10 613 (11.42%) Banking
11 573 (10.67%) JIRA
12 537 (10.00%) Scrum
13 513 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
14 457 (8.51%) Waterfall
15 455 (8.47%) Acceptance Criteria
16 418 (7.79%) SQL
17 396 (7.38%) Migration
18 388 (7.23%) Project Management
19 381 (7.10%) Business Case
20 373 (6.95%) Retail
21 369 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
22 368 (6.85%) Microsoft
23 366 (6.82%) Public Sector
24 357 (6.65%) Data Analysis
25 354 (6.59%) Use Case
25 354 (6.59%) Security Cleared
26 335 (6.24%) Change Management
27 314 (5.85%) Confluence
28 313 (5.83%) SC Cleared
29 305 (5.68%) Project Delivery

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
1 314 (5.85%) Confluence
2 114 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 49 (0.91%) CMS
4 15 (0.28%) MTS
5 7 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.13%) SAS
6 5 (0.093%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.075%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.075%) Ethereum
7 4 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.075%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.056%) Mendix
8 3 (0.056%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.037%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.037%) Mule
9 2 (0.037%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.019%) Camunda
10 1 (0.019%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.019%) Moodle
Applications
1 296 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 221 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 153 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 138 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
5 42 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.32%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.056%) SPSS
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 56 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.97%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (0.37%) Endur
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.28%) BondVision
7 15 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
8 13 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
8 13 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 13 (0.24%) Workday HCM
9 11 (0.20%) Misys Midas
9 11 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 11 (0.20%) Shopify
10 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 260 (4.84%) Azure
2 178 (3.32%) Power Platform
3 102 (1.90%) SaaS
4 96 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
5 78 (1.45%) AWS
6 76 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
7 37 (0.69%) GCP
8 26 (0.48%) Veeva
9 24 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 22 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 20 (0.37%) Lucidchart
12 17 (0.32%) Serverless
13 16 (0.30%) Collibra
14 14 (0.26%) Trello
15 13 (0.24%) GitHub
15 13 (0.24%) PowerApps
15 13 (0.24%) Slack
16 11 (0.20%) Snowflake
17 10 (0.19%) IaaS
17 10 (0.19%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.56%) Firewall
2 15 (0.28%) Network Security
3 10 (0.19%) Broadband
4 7 (0.13%) Wireless
5 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.093%) FIX Connectivity
6 5 (0.093%) RFID
6 5 (0.093%) WAN
7 4 (0.075%) 5G
7 4 (0.075%) Intranet
7 4 (0.075%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.056%) Internet
8 3 (0.056%) LAN
9 2 (0.037%) 4G
9 2 (0.037%) GSM
9 2 (0.037%) LTE
9 2 (0.037%) SAN
9 2 (0.037%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.037%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.019%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (3.05%) Power BI
2 91 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (1.36%) SQL Server
4 46 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 42 (0.78%) Metadata
6 40 (0.75%) Tableau
7 29 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (0.39%) Big Data
10 20 (0.37%) Data Lake
10 20 (0.37%) MySQL
11 16 (0.30%) DataStage
11 16 (0.30%) Spotfire
11 16 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.26%) MS Access
13 14 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
14 12 (0.22%) SAP HANA
15 9 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 573 (10.67%) JIRA
2 17 (0.32%) Balsamiq
2 17 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (0.24%) ERwin
4 11 (0.20%) Eclipse
4 11 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.15%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.13%) GitLab
8 5 (0.093%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.075%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.075%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.075%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.075%) XMLSpy
10 3 (0.056%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.056%) Postman
11 2 (0.037%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.037%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.037%) Zephyr
General
1 1,582 (29.47%) Finance
2 1,569 (29.22%) Social Skills
3 703 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
4 613 (11.42%) Banking
5 373 (6.95%) Retail
6 366 (6.82%) Public Sector
7 294 (5.48%) Presentation Skills
8 184 (3.43%) Front Office
9 161 (3.00%) Investment Banking
10 156 (2.91%) Telecoms
11 151 (2.81%) Marketing
12 132 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
13 104 (1.94%) Legal
14 98 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
15 95 (1.77%) Back Office
16 77 (1.43%) Law
16 77 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
17 73 (1.36%) Manufacturing
18 64 (1.19%) Retail Banking
19 60 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (1.08%) XML
2 40 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 35 (0.65%) .NET
4 33 (0.61%) JSON
5 18 (0.34%) Gherkin
6 16 (0.30%) REST
7 15 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
7 15 (0.28%) FpML
7 15 (0.28%) Web Services
8 14 (0.26%) ADO
9 11 (0.20%) Swagger
9 11 (0.20%) XSD
10 10 (0.19%) SailPoint
11 9 (0.17%) LDAP
11 9 (0.17%) Middleware
11 9 (0.17%) OpenAPI
12 8 (0.15%) RESTful
13 7 (0.13%) Velocity
14 6 (0.11%) Kafka
14 6 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 185 (3.45%) User Experience
2 116 (2.16%) Management Information System
3 113 (2.10%) Derivative
4 89 (1.66%) Fixed Income
5 87 (1.62%) Data Structures
5 87 (1.62%) NHS
6 85 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 81 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
7 81 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 66 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 63 (1.17%) Equities
10 57 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 52 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
12 48 (0.89%) Data Centre
13 47 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
14 46 (0.86%) SWIFT
15 41 (0.76%) Credit Risk
16 40 (0.75%) Reinsurance
17 37 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
18 32 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (0.63%) Windows
2 9 (0.17%) Linux
3 8 (0.15%) Unix
4 5 (0.093%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.056%) Android
5 3 (0.056%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.037%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.019%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,243 (41.78%) Agile
2 1,649 (30.71%) Business Analysis
3 1,204 (22.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,052 (19.59%) Requirements Gathering
5 950 (17.69%) User Stories
6 699 (13.02%) Workshop Facilitation
7 537 (10.00%) Scrum
8 513 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
9 457 (8.51%) Waterfall
10 455 (8.47%) Acceptance Criteria
11 396 (7.38%) Migration
12 388 (7.23%) Project Management
13 381 (7.10%) Business Case
14 369 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 357 (6.65%) Data Analysis
16 354 (6.59%) Use Case
17 335 (6.24%) Change Management
18 305 (5.68%) Project Delivery
19 297 (5.53%) GAP Analysis
20 288 (5.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 418 (7.79%) SQL
2 65 (1.21%) Python
3 54 (1.01%) C
4 44 (0.82%) Java
5 42 (0.78%) VBA
6 20 (0.37%) C#
7 16 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.28%) PL/SQL
9 14 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.24%) R
11 9 (0.17%) PHP
11 9 (0.17%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.11%) ABAP
13 4 (0.075%) DAML
13 4 (0.075%) Perl
13 4 (0.075%) Solidity
14 3 (0.056%) Groovy
14 3 (0.056%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.056%) VB
15 2 (0.037%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 354 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 313 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 180 (3.35%) Degree
4 75 (1.40%) ISEB
5 70 (1.30%) IIBA
6 42 (0.78%) CBAP
6 42 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 38 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 33 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.54%) ACCA
10 24 (0.45%) CIMA
11 14 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.22%) CISA
13 12 (0.22%) CISM
13 12 (0.22%) CISSP
14 10 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (0.19%) PMP
15 9 (0.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.22%) QA
2 83 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 65 (1.21%) MiFID
4 61 (1.14%) GDPR
5 46 (0.86%) PMO
6 40 (0.75%) EMIR
7 39 (0.73%) ISO 20022
8 36 (0.67%) SEPA
9 32 (0.60%) IFRS
10 27 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 25 (0.47%) NIST
12 22 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 22 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
12 22 (0.41%) GxP
13 19 (0.35%) COBIT
14 17 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
15 15 (0.28%) Accessibility
16 13 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 11 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
17 11 (0.20%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 42 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (0.11%) Docker
3 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.075%) NFS
5 2 (0.037%) Firmware
5 2 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.019%) HDFS
6 1 (0.019%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.13%) Ansible
3 7 (0.13%) SCCM
4 6 (0.11%) Terraform
5 4 (0.075%) WSUS
6 3 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.037%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.037%) PingFederate
7 2 (0.037%) WMI
8 1 (0.019%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.019%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.019%) Kibana
8 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.019%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 368 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 206 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
3 182 (3.39%) Oracle
4 169 (3.15%) SAP
5 103 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 61 (1.14%) Workday
7 37 (0.69%) Bloomberg
8 34 (0.63%) IBM
9 31 (0.58%) Google
10 29 (0.54%) Charles River
11 28 (0.52%) Adobe
12 26 (0.48%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.41%) ION Trading
14 21 (0.39%) Splunk
15 20 (0.37%) Informatica
15 20 (0.37%) Tradeweb
16 17 (0.32%) Murex
16 17 (0.32%) SimCorp
17 16 (0.30%) hybris
17 16 (0.30%) Remedy