Period
to 2 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 49 45
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,478 3,548 5,027
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.93% 4.37% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 4.65% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,265 2,587 3,661
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £333 £331
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +31.43% -
10th Percentile £19.63 £19.07 £19.25
90th Percentile £41.19 £64.75 £52.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% -

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 34,778 76,257 97,089
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.41% 94.01% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,745 49,796 64,235
Median daily rate £463 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £255 £250 £270
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,518 2,893 3,050
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.12% +8.14% -3.60%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.27 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +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 2 December 2020.

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 2 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 17 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 2 December 2020. 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 -5 1,295 £450 - 106
London -3 811 £500 - 32
UK excluding London -17 508 £413 -2.94% 82
Work from Home 0 311 £425 -15.00% 19
North of England -24 130 £420 -1.18% 34
South East -26 115 £425 - 16
Midlands +8 93 £400 -5.88% 12
West Midlands +17 71 £400 -5.88% 11
North West -24 64 £413 -2.94% 17
South West -13 54 £425 +1.80% 6
Scotland -11 51 £375 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -20 50 £420 -1.18% 16
East of England +7 48 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +10 20 £350 -15.15% 1
North East +8 16 £420 -1.18% 1
Northern Ireland +7 12 £450 +9.09% 1
Wales -1 7 £425 +9.68% 3

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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.

1 521 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.04%) Business Analysis
3 422 (28.55%) Finance
4 292 (19.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 274 (18.54%) Requirements Gathering
6 235 (15.90%) User Stories
7 183 (12.38%) Security Cleared
8 182 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
9 181 (12.25%) Workshop Facilitation
10 178 (12.04%) Banking
11 161 (10.89%) Public Sector
12 139 (9.40%) SC Cleared
13 131 (8.86%) Migration
13 131 (8.86%) Scrum
14 126 (8.53%) JIRA
15 124 (8.39%) SQL
16 123 (8.32%) Data Analysis
17 122 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
18 115 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
19 113 (7.65%) Change Management
20 105 (7.10%) Project Management
21 104 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
22 95 (6.43%) Azure
22 95 (6.43%) Project Delivery
23 93 (6.29%) GAP Analysis
24 89 (6.02%) Microsoft
25 88 (5.95%) Data Modelling
25 88 (5.95%) Business Case
26 85 (5.75%) SAP
26 85 (5.75%) Use Case

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 75 (5.07%) Confluence
2 45 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.74%) CMS
4 8 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.20%) JBoss
5 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.14%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.14%) Documentum
6 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.068%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.068%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.068%) Captiva
7 1 (0.068%) Drupal
7 1 (0.068%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.068%) Moodle
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 76 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.068%) Figma
7 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.41%) Endur
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.27%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.27%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.20%) Actimize
7 3 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
7 3 (0.20%) Maximo
7 3 (0.20%) MultiFonds
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 95 (6.43%) Azure
2 51 (3.45%) Power Platform
3 26 (1.76%) AWS
4 25 (1.69%) Office 365
5 16 (1.08%) SaaS
6 15 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.68%) GCP
8 6 (0.41%) PaaS
9 5 (0.34%) IaaS
9 5 (0.34%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.27%) FinancialForce
10 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.20%) Logic Apps
11 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.20%) Veeva
12 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Serverless
12 2 (0.14%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.34%) Internet
1 5 (0.34%) Skype
2 4 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.27%) SAN
2 4 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.20%) VLAN
4 2 (0.14%) Broadband
4 2 (0.14%) FTP
4 2 (0.14%) LAN
4 2 (0.14%) Network Security
4 2 (0.14%) Profibus
4 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.14%) WAN
5 1 (0.068%) Extranet
5 1 (0.068%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.068%) NAS
5 1 (0.068%) OpenScape
5 1 (0.068%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (3.04%) Power BI
3 21 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.15%) Data Lake
5 12 (0.81%) Tableau
6 10 (0.68%) Big Data
7 9 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.54%) QlikView
9 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (0.41%) MySQL
11 5 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
12 4 (0.27%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 126 (8.53%) JIRA
2 10 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.14%) Balsamiq
3 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.14%) Hudson
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.14%) Postman
3 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.068%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.068%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.068%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.068%) XMLSpy
General
1 422 (28.55%) Finance
2 178 (12.04%) Banking
3 161 (10.89%) Public Sector
4 71 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 67 (4.53%) Retail
6 65 (4.40%) Front Office
7 52 (3.52%) Marketing
8 42 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 42 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 41 (2.77%) Back Office
10 34 (2.30%) Legal
10 34 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.95%) Electronics
13 12 (0.81%) Local Government
14 11 (0.74%) Advertising
15 9 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
15 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.61%) Law
16 7 (0.47%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.76%) XML
2 15 (1.01%) Web Services
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (0.81%) Middleware
5 11 (0.74%) .NET
5 11 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (0.68%) JSON
7 6 (0.41%) FpML
8 5 (0.34%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.34%) HTML
9 4 (0.27%) ADO
9 4 (0.27%) REST
9 4 (0.27%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.20%) Murex MxML
11 2 (0.14%) CSS
11 2 (0.14%) Kafka
11 2 (0.14%) Node.js
11 2 (0.14%) SOAP
11 2 (0.14%) Velocity
11 2 (0.14%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 182 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.13%) User Experience
3 54 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.59%) NHS
5 45 (3.04%) Derivative
6 37 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 33 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.89%) Equities
9 27 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.29%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.08%) FMCG
14 13 (0.88%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
16 9 (0.61%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.61%) Life Science
17 8 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
17 8 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 28 (1.89%) Windows
2 7 (0.47%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.34%) Linux
3 5 (0.34%) Unix
4 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.14%) VMS
7 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.04%) Business Analysis
3 292 (19.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 274 (18.54%) Requirements Gathering
5 235 (15.90%) User Stories
6 181 (12.25%) Workshop Facilitation
7 131 (8.86%) Migration
7 131 (8.86%) Scrum
8 123 (8.32%) Data Analysis
9 122 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
10 115 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
11 113 (7.65%) Change Management
12 105 (7.10%) Project Management
13 104 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 95 (6.43%) Project Delivery
15 93 (6.29%) GAP Analysis
16 88 (5.95%) Business Case
16 88 (5.95%) Data Modelling
17 85 (5.75%) Use Case
18 82 (5.55%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 124 (8.39%) SQL
2 20 (1.35%) Java
3 18 (1.22%) C
4 16 (1.08%) VBA
5 14 (0.95%) Python
6 7 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.47%) VB
7 6 (0.41%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.27%) XPath
8 4 (0.27%) XQuery
9 1 (0.068%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.068%) Perl
9 1 (0.068%) PHP
9 1 (0.068%) R
9 1 (0.068%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.068%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.068%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 183 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 139 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 36 (2.44%) Degree
4 35 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.96%) ISEB
6 10 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.34%) CBAP
7 5 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.27%) ACCA
8 4 (0.27%) FFIEC
9 3 (0.20%) CIMA
9 3 (0.20%) IIBA
10 2 (0.14%) CISM
10 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.068%) CCNA
11 1 (0.068%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.068%) CISSP
11 1 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.068%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.32%) QA
2 26 (1.76%) GDPR
3 24 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.08%) COREP
5 14 (0.95%) PMO
6 12 (0.81%) IFRS
7 9 (0.61%) COBIT
8 8 (0.54%) MiFID
9 6 (0.41%) EMIR
9 6 (0.41%) FINREP
9 6 (0.41%) NIST
9 6 (0.41%) PSD2
10 5 (0.34%) FATCA
11 4 (0.27%) RMADS
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.20%) SEPA
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 7 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.068%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.14%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.068%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.068%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.068%) OPNET
4 1 (0.068%) QRadar
4 1 (0.068%) SCOM
4 1 (0.068%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.068%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 89 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 85 (5.75%) SAP
3 62 (4.19%) Oracle
4 51 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (1.69%) Murex
6 17 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 15 (1.01%) Adobe
7 15 (1.01%) Workday
8 12 (0.81%) Bloomberg
9 11 (0.74%) hybris
10 10 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 10 (0.68%) HP
11 9 (0.61%) Hyperion
12 8 (0.54%) Google
12 8 (0.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (0.41%) Informatica
14 5 (0.34%) OpenLink
14 5 (0.34%) Splunk
15 4 (0.27%) Charles River
15 4 (0.27%) Civica