Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,433 6,258 6,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.33% 6.43% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 6.77% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,916 4,515 4,915
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £319 £306
90th Percentile £598 £621 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 48
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -13.19%
10th Percentile £19.25 £22.25 £20.68
90th Percentile £54.22 £58.75 £52.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -6.94% +11.37%

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 96,601 92,453 101,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.93% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,460 60,485 66,065
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,142 2,765 3,187
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% -0.08% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 4,966 £450 - 451
UK excluding London -3 2,820 £415 +3.75% 277
London -23 2,541 £475 -5.00% 201
South East -3 720 £450 +5.88% 55
North of England -5 655 £400 +3.23% 71
Midlands -3 504 £425 +9.68% 55
West Midlands -1 327 £425 +9.68% 32
Yorkshire -10 324 £400 +3.23% 31
Scotland -18 301 £375 - 18
South West +3 291 £413 +9.13% 38
North West -10 286 £400 - 37
East of England -8 246 £430 +1.18% 32
East Midlands 0 154 £425 +6.25% 22
Wales -16 75 £425 +13.33% 8
North East -16 45 £394 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland +61 33 £375 -
Channel Islands -2 2 £700 +21.74% 1
Isle of Man -2 1 £450 +5.88%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 1,961 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,803 (33.19%) Business Analysis
3 1,549 (28.51%) Finance
4 1,260 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 793 (14.60%) User Stories
6 671 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
7 578 (10.64%) Banking
8 515 (9.48%) Project Management
9 502 (9.24%) Scrum
10 455 (8.37%) Retail
11 450 (8.28%) Migration
12 393 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
13 385 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 344 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 334 (6.15%) Use Case
16 333 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
17 331 (6.09%) SQL
18 322 (5.93%) Data Analysis
19 320 (5.89%) JIRA
20 305 (5.61%) Microsoft
21 301 (5.54%) Data Modelling
22 297 (5.47%) Acceptance Criteria
23 280 (5.15%) MS Visio
24 270 (4.97%) CRM
25 264 (4.86%) E-Commerce
25 264 (4.86%) GAP Analysis
26 262 (4.82%) Change Management
27 257 (4.73%) GDPR
28 255 (4.69%) Asset Management
29 250 (4.60%) User Experience

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
1 181 (3.33%) Confluence
2 95 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 53 (0.98%) CMS
4 38 (0.70%) SAS
5 31 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (0.33%) Documentum
7 9 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.15%) Drupal
8 8 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.15%) WordPress
9 5 (0.092%) Apache Qpid
9 5 (0.092%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.092%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.092%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.074%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.074%) Appian
10 4 (0.074%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.055%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.037%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 280 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 244 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 177 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
4 136 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.092%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.055%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.018%) Mingle
10 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.018%) SPSS
10 1 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 72 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
3 21 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (0.24%) Actimize
9 13 (0.24%) thinkFolio
10 12 (0.22%) PlanetPress Connect
11 11 (0.20%) Eloqua
11 11 (0.20%) Markit EDM
11 11 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
12 9 (0.17%) Loan IQ
12 9 (0.17%) Maximo
12 9 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (1.14%) Office 365
3 51 (0.94%) SaaS
4 45 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
6 27 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
7 25 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.17%) Trello
12 8 (0.15%) Yammer
13 7 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.13%) GitHub
13 7 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.11%) PaaS
15 5 (0.092%) Google Tag Manager
16 4 (0.074%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 46 (0.85%) SMS
2 40 (0.74%) Internet
3 23 (0.42%) WAN
4 22 (0.40%) LAN
5 21 (0.39%) Intranet
6 17 (0.31%) Skype
7 15 (0.28%) Firewall
8 10 (0.18%) Network Security
9 9 (0.17%) Broadband
10 8 (0.15%) Extranet
11 6 (0.11%) MVNO
11 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.092%) WLAN
13 4 (0.074%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.074%) VPN
14 3 (0.055%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.055%) MPLS
14 3 (0.055%) PBX
14 3 (0.055%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
2 81 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 63 (1.16%) Big Data
4 56 (1.03%) Power BI
5 45 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 40 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 27 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 21 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (0.31%) Data Lake
11 15 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
12 14 (0.26%) EDMS
12 14 (0.26%) QlikView
13 12 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
13 12 (0.22%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.18%) MySQL
14 10 (0.18%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 320 (5.89%) JIRA
2 36 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.26%) Rational Rose
3 14 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.24%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.11%) Spinnaker
7 5 (0.092%) Maven
7 5 (0.092%) PVCS
8 4 (0.074%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.074%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.074%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.055%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.055%) Hudson
9 3 (0.055%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (0.055%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.055%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.037%) ERwin
General
1 1,549 (28.51%) Finance
2 578 (10.64%) Banking
3 455 (8.37%) Retail
4 183 (3.37%) Legal
5 168 (3.09%) Front Office
6 153 (2.82%) Marketing
7 152 (2.80%) Investment Banking
8 125 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 107 (1.97%) Law
10 104 (1.91%) Back Office
11 93 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 75 (1.38%) Retail Banking
13 64 (1.18%) Billing
14 56 (1.03%) Automotive
15 52 (0.96%) Advertising
16 47 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 41 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.72%) Publishing
19 25 (0.46%) French Language
20 22 (0.40%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (1.23%) XML
2 55 (1.01%) Web Services
3 45 (0.83%) .NET
4 36 (0.66%) REST
5 32 (0.59%) Middleware
5 32 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 30 (0.55%) SOAP
7 22 (0.40%) HTML
8 20 (0.37%) RESTful
9 19 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (0.35%) JSON
10 16 (0.29%) Gherkin
11 10 (0.18%) FpML
12 9 (0.17%) Kafka
13 8 (0.15%) COM
13 8 (0.15%) EDI
14 7 (0.13%) CSS
14 7 (0.13%) GraphQL
14 7 (0.13%) Velocity
15 5 (0.092%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 671 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (4.60%) User Experience
3 145 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 112 (2.06%) Fixed Income
4 112 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 108 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 91 (1.67%) Derivative
7 80 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (1.12%) Equities
9 54 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 50 (0.92%) Data Centre
11 48 (0.88%) Reinsurance
12 47 (0.87%) Fintech
12 47 (0.87%) NHS
13 43 (0.79%) Credit Risk
14 40 (0.74%) FMCG
15 38 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 36 (0.66%) Computer Science
17 28 (0.52%) Market Risk
18 27 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 114 (2.10%) Windows
2 40 (0.74%) Windows 10
3 32 (0.59%) Unix
4 23 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 19 (0.35%) Linux
6 13 (0.24%) Android
7 11 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.037%) MVS
11 1 (0.018%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,961 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,803 (33.19%) Business Analysis
3 1,260 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 793 (14.60%) User Stories
5 515 (9.48%) Project Management
6 502 (9.24%) Scrum
7 450 (8.28%) Migration
8 393 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
9 385 (7.09%) Waterfall
10 344 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 334 (6.15%) Use Case
12 333 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
13 322 (5.93%) Data Analysis
14 301 (5.54%) Data Modelling
15 297 (5.47%) Acceptance Criteria
16 270 (4.97%) CRM
17 264 (4.86%) E-Commerce
17 264 (4.86%) GAP Analysis
18 262 (4.82%) Change Management
19 255 (4.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 331 (6.09%) SQL
2 53 (0.98%) Java
3 30 (0.55%) C
3 30 (0.55%) Python
4 19 (0.35%) C#
5 16 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 16 (0.29%) R
6 15 (0.28%) VBA
7 14 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.18%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.15%) Korn
10 6 (0.11%) Scala
11 5 (0.092%) Perl
12 4 (0.074%) VB
13 2 (0.037%) C++
13 2 (0.037%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.037%) SOQL
13 2 (0.037%) XMLA
14 1 (0.018%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 247 (4.55%) Degree
2 173 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 152 (2.80%) ISEB
4 119 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.61%) CBAP
5 33 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.57%) IIBA
7 28 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 28 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 21 (0.39%) ACCA
9 16 (0.29%) PMP
10 15 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.26%) CIMA
12 10 (0.18%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.17%) CISSP
14 8 (0.15%) MBA
15 7 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (4.73%) GDPR
2 135 (2.48%) QA
3 74 (1.36%) PMO
4 58 (1.07%) MiFID
5 55 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.48%) IFRS
6 26 (0.48%) SLA
7 24 (0.44%) PSD2
8 21 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 20 (0.37%) EMIR
10 15 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 14 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.15%) SEPA
15 7 (0.13%) FATCA
15 7 (0.13%) GxP
15 7 (0.13%) IFRS 9
16 6 (0.11%) AIFMD
System Software
1 28 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.11%) Docker
3 4 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.037%) HDFS
5 2 (0.037%) Snort
5 2 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.018%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (0.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.22%) SCCM
3 8 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.13%) Puppet
5 6 (0.11%) Ansible
5 6 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.11%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.092%) Nagios
6 5 (0.092%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.074%) Terraform
8 3 (0.055%) SCOM
8 3 (0.055%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.037%) Control-M
9 2 (0.037%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.037%) MOM
10 1 (0.018%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 305 (5.61%) Microsoft
2 225 (4.14%) SAP
3 223 (4.10%) Oracle
4 129 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 95 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 56 (1.03%) IBM
7 53 (0.98%) Tableau
8 51 (0.94%) Google
9 40 (0.74%) Charles River
10 39 (0.72%) Adobe
11 30 (0.55%) Workday
12 24 (0.44%) Pega
13 23 (0.42%) Murex
13 23 (0.42%) OpenText
14 20 (0.37%) Citrix
14 20 (0.37%) hybris
15 18 (0.33%) Hyperion
16 15 (0.28%) Blue Prism
16 15 (0.28%) Cognos
17 13 (0.24%) Xerox