Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 29 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,921 6,094 7,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.72% 6.40% 6.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 6.74% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,177 4,433 5,181
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £588 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 42
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +2.04% -15.38%
10th Percentile £21.48 £27.95 £20.53
90th Percentile £63.00 £53.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -0.67% -4.46% +8.28%

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 98,147 90,386 104,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,570 68,073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,163 2,922 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -8 5,342 £450 - 407
UK excluding London -3 3,081 £413 +3.13% 275
London -18 2,750 £475 -5.00% 177
South East -1 821 £438 +2.94% 49
North of England -4 717 £400 +3.23% 89
Midlands -7 479 £425 +9.68% 49
Scotland -3 396 £388 +3.33% 34
Yorkshire -7 339 £400 +2.56% 29
North West -5 325 £395 +5.33% 56
South West +7 318 £425 +6.25% 21
West Midlands -9 308 £423 +12.67% 29
East of England -11 249 £425 - 22
East Midlands -3 151 £425 +1.49% 19
Wales +7 83 £400 +6.67% 8
North East +18 54 £400 +11.11% 4
Northern Ireland +38 28 £393 +3.97% 3
Channel Islands -4 2 £700 -
Isle of Man 0 1 £450 +5.88%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 2,066 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,037 (34.40%) Business Analysis
3 1,680 (28.37%) Finance
4 1,443 (24.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 801 (13.53%) User Stories
6 698 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
7 677 (11.43%) Banking
8 572 (9.66%) Scrum
9 553 (9.34%) Project Management
10 474 (8.01%) Retail
11 443 (7.48%) Migration
12 442 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 442 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
13 435 (7.35%) Waterfall
14 396 (6.69%) Use Case
15 370 (6.25%) SQL
15 370 (6.25%) GDPR
16 361 (6.10%) JIRA
17 355 (6.00%) Microsoft
18 348 (5.88%) Data Analysis
19 338 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
20 334 (5.64%) MS Visio
21 319 (5.39%) Data Modelling
22 314 (5.30%) E-Commerce
23 304 (5.13%) Change Management
23 304 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
24 284 (4.80%) SDLC
25 279 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
26 274 (4.63%) Acceptance Criteria
27 270 (4.56%) CRM

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
1 182 (3.07%) Confluence
2 111 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 38 (0.64%) CMS
4 33 (0.56%) SAS
5 32 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.19%) Documentum
6 11 (0.19%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.17%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.068%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.068%) WordPress
12 3 (0.051%) Apache
12 3 (0.051%) Apache Qpid
13 2 (0.034%) FileNet
13 2 (0.034%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.034%) SAP EP
13 2 (0.034%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 334 (5.64%) MS Visio
2 279 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 195 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
4 139 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.068%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.068%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.051%) InDesign
10 2 (0.034%) InVision
11 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.017%) Mingle
11 1 (0.017%) SPSS
11 1 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 81 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 26 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 20 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 16 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 15 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (0.24%) Actimize
11 13 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.17%) Markit EDM
14 9 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
14 9 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 8 (0.14%) Maximo
15 8 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 84 (1.42%) Office 365
2 77 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (0.91%) SaaS
4 40 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
8 26 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (0.22%) FinancialForce
11 12 (0.20%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.17%) PaaS
13 8 (0.14%) IaaS
14 7 (0.12%) Trello
14 7 (0.12%) Yammer
15 6 (0.10%) GitHub
15 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.084%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 5 (0.084%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (0.96%) SMS
2 39 (0.66%) Internet
3 27 (0.46%) Intranet
4 23 (0.39%) Skype
5 20 (0.34%) LAN
6 17 (0.29%) WAN
7 13 (0.22%) Firewall
8 12 (0.20%) Broadband
9 9 (0.15%) Network Security
10 8 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.14%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.084%) DSL
11 5 (0.084%) WLAN
12 4 (0.068%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.068%) VoIP
12 4 (0.068%) VPN
12 4 (0.068%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.051%) ATM
13 3 (0.051%) Extranet
13 3 (0.051%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 75 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 74 (1.25%) Big Data
4 60 (1.01%) Power BI
5 47 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 41 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 37 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 30 (0.51%) Blockchain
9 24 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 22 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.22%) MySQL
12 13 (0.22%) QlikView
13 12 (0.20%) EDMS
13 12 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
13 12 (0.20%) Qlik Sense
14 11 (0.19%) SAP BW
15 9 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 361 (6.10%) JIRA
2 34 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 13 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 11 (0.19%) Maven
7 10 (0.17%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.14%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.084%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.084%) PVCS
10 3 (0.051%) ERwin
10 3 (0.051%) JBehave
10 3 (0.051%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.051%) JMeter
10 3 (0.051%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.051%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.034%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.034%) Toad
General
1 1,680 (28.37%) Finance
2 677 (11.43%) Banking
3 474 (8.01%) Retail
4 232 (3.92%) Front Office
5 207 (3.50%) Legal
6 172 (2.90%) Marketing
7 150 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 120 (2.03%) Law
9 114 (1.93%) Manufacturing
10 106 (1.79%) Back Office
11 102 (1.72%) Retail Banking
12 97 (1.64%) Telecoms
13 63 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 57 (0.96%) Advertising
15 52 (0.88%) Automotive
16 51 (0.86%) Billing
17 42 (0.71%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.51%) Publishing
19 24 (0.41%) Electronics
19 24 (0.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (1.20%) XML
2 54 (0.91%) Web Services
3 50 (0.84%) .NET
4 30 (0.51%) Middleware
5 27 (0.46%) SOAP
6 25 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
7 24 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 23 (0.39%) REST
9 17 (0.29%) RESTful
10 15 (0.25%) JSON
11 13 (0.22%) Spring
12 12 (0.20%) HTML
12 12 (0.20%) Velocity
13 9 (0.15%) XSLT
14 8 (0.14%) FpML
15 7 (0.12%) ASP.NET
15 7 (0.12%) EDI
15 7 (0.12%) JSON Schema
15 7 (0.12%) Kafka
15 7 (0.12%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 698 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (4.22%) User Experience
3 151 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 138 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 122 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 95 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 82 (1.38%) Derivative
8 73 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 61 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 59 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 58 (0.98%) Equities
12 55 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 51 (0.86%) Fintech
14 48 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 47 (0.79%) NHS
16 42 (0.71%) Reinsurance
17 33 (0.56%) Computer Science
17 33 (0.56%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.56%) FMCG
18 26 (0.44%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 106 (1.79%) Windows
2 60 (1.01%) Windows 10
3 21 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 20 (0.34%) Unix
5 15 (0.25%) Linux
6 12 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.17%) Android
9 3 (0.051%) MVS
10 2 (0.034%) AIX
11 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,066 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,037 (34.40%) Business Analysis
3 1,443 (24.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 801 (13.53%) User Stories
5 572 (9.66%) Scrum
6 553 (9.34%) Project Management
7 443 (7.48%) Migration
8 442 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
8 442 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 435 (7.35%) Waterfall
10 396 (6.69%) Use Case
11 348 (5.88%) Data Analysis
12 338 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
13 319 (5.39%) Data Modelling
14 314 (5.30%) E-Commerce
15 304 (5.13%) Change Management
15 304 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
16 284 (4.80%) SDLC
17 274 (4.63%) Acceptance Criteria
18 270 (4.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 370 (6.25%) SQL
2 66 (1.11%) Java
3 49 (0.83%) C
4 30 (0.51%) C#
5 27 (0.46%) Python
6 25 (0.42%) VBA
7 19 (0.32%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 16 (0.27%) R
9 6 (0.10%) Scala
9 6 (0.10%) VB
10 5 (0.084%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.068%) C++
11 4 (0.068%) Perl
12 3 (0.051%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.051%) Java 8
13 2 (0.034%) Caml Language
13 2 (0.034%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.034%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.034%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 251 (4.24%) Degree
2 220 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 181 (3.06%) ISEB
4 152 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.69%) IIBA
6 40 (0.68%) CBAP
7 38 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 32 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 24 (0.41%) ACCA
11 23 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.30%) PMP
13 16 (0.27%) CIMA
14 15 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.22%) CISSP
16 12 (0.20%) APMP
17 10 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.17%) MBA
18 8 (0.14%) Master's Degree
18 8 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (6.25%) GDPR
2 143 (2.42%) QA
3 89 (1.50%) MiFID
4 72 (1.22%) PMO
5 42 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.57%) PSD2
7 31 (0.52%) EMIR
8 24 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
8 24 (0.41%) IFRS
8 24 (0.41%) SLA
9 19 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (0.15%) GxP
14 8 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.14%) SEPA
15 7 (0.12%) AIFMD
15 7 (0.12%) FATCA
15 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.17%) Docker
3 2 (0.034%) HDFS
4 1 (0.017%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.017%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.017%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.017%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (0.24%) SCCM
2 13 (0.22%) Ansible
2 13 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.15%) Terraform
5 8 (0.14%) Consul
6 7 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.068%) Puppet
8 4 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.051%) Nagios
9 3 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.051%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.034%) Control-M
10 2 (0.034%) MOM
10 2 (0.034%) Nessus
10 2 (0.034%) QRadar
11 1 (0.017%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.017%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.017%) logstash
Vendors
1 355 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 228 (3.85%) SAP
3 214 (3.61%) Oracle
4 140 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 103 (1.74%) ServiceNow
6 57 (0.96%) Tableau
7 45 (0.76%) Adobe
7 45 (0.76%) IBM
8 43 (0.73%) Workday
9 37 (0.62%) Charles River
10 36 (0.61%) Google
11 32 (0.54%) Capita
12 24 (0.41%) Citrix
13 23 (0.39%) Hyperion
13 23 (0.39%) OpenText
14 22 (0.37%) Pega
15 16 (0.27%) iManage
15 16 (0.27%) Murex
16 15 (0.25%) Cognos
16 15 (0.25%) Yardi