The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2934 3760 4084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.33% 6.73% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 7.07% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2140 2714 2955
Median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 37
Median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.94% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.45 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £50.43 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.94% +4.00%  

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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -4 2754 £450 +5.88% 467
London 0 1478 £500 +8.10% 205
South East -8 418 £425 +3.65% 75
City of London +2 269 £500 - 61
North West +1 164 £375 - 39
East of England -5 154 £425 - 28
Yorkshire +4 147 £400 +6.66% 35
West Midlands +10 140 £375 -4.76% 33
Scotland +2 127 £399 +7.77% 15
South West 0 122 £400 +6.66% 37
West Yorkshire +5 102 £400 +5.64% 27
East Midlands -4 100 £425 +13.33% 11
Edinburgh 0 99 £400 +5.61% 10
Surrey +17 93 £438 +0.86% 16
Manchester -3 82 £375 -0.72% 29
Hampshire -7 80 £388 -0.95% 15
Leeds +12 74 £400 +3.22% 17
Berkshire -13 68 £406 +1.56% 13
Buckinghamshire -33 46 £420 +5.00% 14
Birmingham +6 42 £350 -11.11% 11
West Sussex +14 41 £400 -5.88% 5
Northamptonshire +8 41 £450 -10.00% 4
Wiltshire +15 40 £440 +17.33% 4
Coventry +18 38 £425 +6.25% 3
Cheshire +10 37 £400 +3.22% 3
East Sussex +4 35 £475 +30.13% 4
Milton Keynes -30 34 £425 +6.25% 6
Hertfordshire -6 32 £475 +23.77% 13
Oxfordshire +14 29 £425 -2.29% 5
Swindon +9 29 £450 +1.12% 3

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1896 (33.26%) Business Analysis
2 1844 (32.35%) Finance
3 1687 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
4 1097 (19.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 863 (15.14%) Banking
6 643 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
7 619 (10.86%) User Stories
8 572 (10.03%) Project Management
9 530 (9.30%) Scrum
10 491 (8.61%) Use Case
11 425 (7.45%) SQL
12 424 (7.44%) Retail
13 377 (6.61%) Migration
14 364 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 360 (6.31%) MiFID
16 354 (6.21%) Data Analysis
17 329 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
18 325 (5.70%) Change Management
19 306 (5.37%) Security Cleared
20 305 (5.35%) Front Office
21 301 (5.28%) GAP Analysis
22 300 (5.26%) CRM
23 293 (5.14%) Microsoft
24 291 (5.10%) Degree
25 288 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
26 280 (4.91%) SDLC
27 279 (4.89%) ISEB
28 272 (4.77%) Data Modelling
29 271 (4.75%) PRINCE2
30 264 (4.63%) E-Commerce

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
1 122 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.93%) Confluence
3 63 (1.11%) CMS
4 53 (0.93%) SAS
5 14 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.14%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.12%) Drupal
10 7 (0.12%) FileNet
11 6 (0.11%) JCAPS
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.088%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.070%) Apache
13 4 (0.070%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.070%) SugarCRM
14 3 (0.053%) Documentum
Applications
1 236 (4.14%) MS Visio
2 235 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 159 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
4 123 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 74 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 36 (0.63%) 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 96 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.37%) Loan IQ
4 20 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 17 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.26%) Endur
7 15 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.21%) Sonata
10 12 (0.21%) thinkFolio
11 11 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.19%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.18%) Maximo
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.00%) Office 365
2 23 (0.40%) SaaS
3 20 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 14 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 12 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.18%) G Suite
7 8 (0.14%) Trello
8 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.053%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.053%) Force.com
9 3 (0.053%) IaaS
9 3 (0.053%) Veeva
10 2 (0.035%) GitHub
10 2 (0.035%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.018%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.018%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.018%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 28 (0.49%) Internet
2 21 (0.37%) Intranet
3 17 (0.30%) Firewall
4 14 (0.25%) Network Security
5 9 (0.16%) WAN
6 8 (0.14%) LDAP
6 8 (0.14%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.12%) Skype
8 6 (0.11%) LAN
9 5 (0.088%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.088%) VoIP
10 4 (0.070%) MVNO
10 4 (0.070%) WebEx
11 3 (0.053%) ATM
11 3 (0.053%) DMZ
11 3 (0.053%) IMAP
11 3 (0.053%) SMS
11 3 (0.053%) VPN
11 3 (0.053%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.035%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 88 (1.54%) Big Data
4 60 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 44 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 39 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 34 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (0.56%) QlikView
10 25 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.42%) Power BI
12 21 (0.37%) Blockchain
13 20 (0.35%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.33%) DB2
15 16 (0.28%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.25%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.23%) SAP BW
18 12 (0.21%) Data Lake
19 11 (0.19%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 236 (4.14%) JIRA
2 34 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.16%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 6 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.088%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.070%) Rational Rose
9 3 (0.053%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.053%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.035%) Subversion
10 2 (0.035%) Toad
11 1 (0.018%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.018%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.018%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.018%) Xcode
11 1 (0.018%) XMLSpy
General
1 1844 (32.35%) Finance
2 863 (15.14%) Banking
3 424 (7.44%) Retail
4 305 (5.35%) Front Office
5 248 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 208 (3.65%) Marketing
7 139 (2.44%) Legal
7 139 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 120 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 119 (2.09%) Back Office
10 83 (1.46%) Retail Banking
11 74 (1.30%) Advertising
12 50 (0.88%) Publishing
13 49 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 43 (0.75%) Law
15 38 (0.67%) Automotive
16 35 (0.61%) Billing
16 35 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.53%) Private Banking
18 28 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (1.46%) Web Services
2 79 (1.39%) XML
3 50 (0.88%) .NET
4 26 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
5 25 (0.44%) Gherkin
6 24 (0.42%) HTML
7 17 (0.30%) Middleware
8 16 (0.28%) FpML
9 14 (0.25%) CSS
10 12 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.21%) Node.js
10 12 (0.21%) XSLT
11 11 (0.19%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.19%) SAML
12 9 (0.16%) MDX
13 8 (0.14%) Mason
14 7 (0.12%) Murex MxML
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (0.12%) Velocity
15 6 (0.11%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 643 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (3.49%) Derivative
2 199 (3.49%) User Experience
3 159 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 150 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 126 (2.21%) Fixed Income
6 119 (2.09%) Equities
7 80 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (1.05%) Credit Risk
9 52 (0.91%) Reference Data
10 50 (0.88%) Fintech
11 47 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 47 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 41 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 39 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
14 38 (0.67%) NHS
15 36 (0.63%) Market Risk
16 35 (0.61%) SWIFT
17 32 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
17 32 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (1.33%) Windows
2 21 (0.37%) Linux
3 15 (0.26%) Unix
4 13 (0.23%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.21%) Windows Vista
6 11 (0.19%) Android
7 10 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.070%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.053%) AIX
10 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.018%) MVS
11 1 (0.018%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.018%) Solaris
11 1 (0.018%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1896 (33.26%) Business Analysis
2 1687 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1097 (19.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 619 (10.86%) User Stories
5 572 (10.03%) Project Management
6 530 (9.30%) Scrum
7 491 (8.61%) Use Case
8 377 (6.61%) Migration
9 364 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 354 (6.21%) Data Analysis
11 329 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 325 (5.70%) Change Management
13 301 (5.28%) GAP Analysis
14 300 (5.26%) CRM
15 288 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
16 280 (4.91%) SDLC
17 272 (4.77%) Data Modelling
18 271 (4.75%) PRINCE2
19 264 (4.63%) E-Commerce
20 263 (4.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 425 (7.45%) SQL
2 73 (1.28%) Java
3 49 (0.86%) C
4 42 (0.74%) T-SQL
5 36 (0.63%) C#
6 30 (0.53%) VBA
7 27 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 20 (0.35%) Python
9 15 (0.26%) R
10 10 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.16%) C++
12 7 (0.12%) VB
13 5 (0.088%) Perl
13 5 (0.088%) Scala
14 4 (0.070%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.053%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.053%) COBOL
15 3 (0.053%) JCL
15 3 (0.053%) PHP
16 2 (0.035%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 306 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 291 (5.10%) Degree
3 279 (4.89%) ISEB
4 219 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.98%) IIBA
6 50 (0.88%) CBAP
7 44 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 38 (0.67%) CISSP
9 37 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 35 (0.61%) PMP
11 31 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.35%) CISA
13 18 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
13 18 (0.32%) CIMA
14 17 (0.30%) ACCA
15 16 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.25%) APMG
16 14 (0.25%) CISM
17 13 (0.23%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (6.31%) MiFID
2 144 (2.53%) QA
3 82 (1.44%) GDPR
4 81 (1.42%) EMIR
5 74 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 67 (1.18%) PMO
7 61 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
8 33 (0.58%) Solvency II
9 27 (0.47%) IFRS
10 25 (0.44%) SLA
11 21 (0.37%) SEPA
12 19 (0.33%) Basel III
12 19 (0.33%) IFRS 9
13 18 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
14 16 (0.28%) PCI DSS
15 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (0.21%) FATCA
17 9 (0.16%) GxP
18 8 (0.14%) AIFMD
18 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.12%) Docker
3 3 (0.053%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.035%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.018%) HDFS
5 1 (0.018%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.018%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.018%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.12%) Nagios
3 6 (0.11%) Kibana
3 6 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.11%) logstash
4 5 (0.088%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.053%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.053%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.053%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.018%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.018%) Control-M
6 1 (0.018%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.018%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.018%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.018%) SCOM
Vendors
1 293 (5.14%) Microsoft
2 235 (4.12%) SAP
3 227 (3.98%) Oracle
4 84 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 61 (1.07%) ServiceNow
6 47 (0.82%) Tableau
7 40 (0.70%) Charles River
8 39 (0.68%) IBM
9 36 (0.63%) Murex
10 33 (0.58%) Bloomberg
11 30 (0.53%) Google
12 27 (0.47%) Workday
13 24 (0.42%) Sage
14 22 (0.39%) Adobe
14 22 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 22 (0.39%) Fidessa
15 21 (0.37%) hybris
16 20 (0.35%) Cognos
17 19 (0.33%) FNZ
18 18 (0.32%) Guidewire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastbourne, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + extensions, poss remote
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: circa 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago