The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2980 3492 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.33% 6.48% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 6.84% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2132 2491 2873
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 28
Median hourly rate £30.75 £36.75 £45.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.32% -19.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £19.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £51.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.11% +19.69%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 0 2766 £450 +5.88% 454
London 0 1605 £500 +5.26% 209
South East -15 343 £424 +5.93% 56
City of London +1 271 £500 - 57
Yorkshire +13 154 £388 +3.33% 44
West Midlands +7 151 £375 -5.48% 27
Scotland +9 146 £363 -3.33% 20
South West +3 146 £388 +5.08% 37
North West -9 141 £375 - 32
West Yorkshire +22 129 £388 +2.31% 25
Edinburgh +4 121 £365 -2.60% 9
East of England -23 113 £450 +5.88% 21
Leeds +40 88 £388 -2.63% 20
East Midlands -19 80 £400 - 15
Surrey +13 79 £450 +5.26% 6
Manchester +2 78 £350 -6.66% 22
Berkshire -24 62 £400 - 8
Hampshire -27 58 £413 +3.12% 12
Birmingham +5 49 £350 -6.66% 10
South Wales +5 40 £375 +5.26% 3
Wales +3 40 £375 +3.44% 3
Bristol -7 39 £375 +4.16% 22
Cheshire -3 38 £400 +7.02% 5
West Sussex -13 37 £355 -16.47% 7
Buckinghamshire -42 35 £400 - 8
Wiltshire +13 33 £450 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire +1 32 £410 -2.08% 1
Essex -20 31 £438 +16.66% 5
Swindon +10 28 £450 +5.88% 1
Devon -1 27 £388 +13.13% 2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1991 (34.09%) Business Analysis
2 1836 (31.43%) Finance
3 1777 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
4 1126 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 1004 (17.19%) Banking
6 690 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
7 657 (11.25%) User Stories
8 585 (10.02%) Project Management
9 525 (8.99%) Scrum
10 475 (8.13%) Use Case
11 470 (8.05%) Retail
12 469 (8.03%) SQL
13 389 (6.66%) MiFID
14 388 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 388 (6.64%) Migration
15 359 (6.15%) Waterfall
16 348 (5.96%) Change Management
17 341 (5.84%) Microsoft
18 332 (5.68%) Front Office
19 315 (5.39%) Data Analysis
20 310 (5.31%) Degree
21 308 (5.27%) MS Visio
22 305 (5.22%) CRM
23 304 (5.20%) Asset Management
23 304 (5.20%) Investment Banking
24 301 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
25 295 (5.05%) UML
25 295 (5.05%) SDLC
26 287 (4.91%) Data Modelling
27 281 (4.81%) GAP Analysis

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
1 119 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 112 (1.92%) Confluence
3 69 (1.18%) CMS
4 46 (0.79%) SAS
5 22 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.19%) Documentum
7 10 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.086%) Apache
9 5 (0.086%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.086%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.086%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.068%) Drupal
10 4 (0.068%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.051%) CICS
11 3 (0.051%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.051%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.034%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 308 (5.27%) MS Visio
2 274 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 193 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
4 140 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 89 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.086%) SPSS
7 5 (0.086%) Stata
8 3 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.051%) InDesign
8 3 (0.051%) Mingle
8 3 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.051%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.034%) InVision
10 1 (0.017%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 91 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 22 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 19 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.31%) Loan IQ
6 18 (0.31%) Maximo
7 16 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.26%) Endur
9 14 (0.24%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.21%) SAP CRM
11 12 (0.21%) Temenos T24
12 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
13 10 (0.17%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.15%) SAP ERP
15 8 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.06%) Office 365
2 28 (0.48%) SaaS
3 27 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
5 14 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
8 9 (0.15%) G Suite
9 8 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.12%) Trello
11 5 (0.086%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.086%) IaaS
11 5 (0.086%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.068%) Force.com
13 3 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.051%) GitHub
13 3 (0.051%) Yammer
14 2 (0.034%) CloudSense
15 1 (0.017%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.38%) Intranet
2 18 (0.31%) WAN
3 17 (0.29%) Internet
4 13 (0.22%) Firewall
5 9 (0.15%) Network Security
6 8 (0.14%) LAN
7 7 (0.12%) LDAP
7 7 (0.12%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.10%) SAN
8 6 (0.10%) Skype
8 6 (0.10%) SMS
9 5 (0.086%) Extranet
9 5 (0.086%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.086%) MPLS
9 5 (0.086%) NAS
9 5 (0.086%) VPN
10 3 (0.051%) MVNO
10 3 (0.051%) VoIP
10 3 (0.051%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 100 (1.71%) Big Data
3 84 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 70 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 60 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 48 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 29 (0.50%) QlikView
9 25 (0.43%) DB2
9 25 (0.43%) Power BI
10 24 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (0.36%) Blockchain
13 16 (0.27%) MySQL
13 16 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.26%) Ingres
14 15 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.26%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 258 (4.42%) JIRA
2 30 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 12 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 12 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.086%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.051%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.051%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.051%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.034%) JBehave
9 2 (0.034%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.034%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.034%) Subversion
9 2 (0.034%) TestRail
9 2 (0.034%) Toad
10 1 (0.017%) ERwin
10 1 (0.017%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.017%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 1836 (31.43%) Finance
2 1004 (17.19%) Banking
3 470 (8.05%) Retail
4 332 (5.68%) Front Office
5 304 (5.20%) Investment Banking
6 214 (3.66%) Marketing
7 158 (2.71%) Legal
8 126 (2.16%) Back Office
9 125 (2.14%) Telecoms
10 98 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 92 (1.58%) Retail Banking
12 75 (1.28%) Advertising
13 57 (0.98%) Law
14 52 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 51 (0.87%) Publishing
16 43 (0.74%) Private Banking
17 42 (0.72%) Automotive
18 34 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 31 (0.53%) Billing
20 25 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (1.66%) XML
2 55 (0.94%) Web Services
3 51 (0.87%) .NET
4 35 (0.60%) Middleware
5 30 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
6 29 (0.50%) Gherkin
7 26 (0.45%) FpML
8 23 (0.39%) XSLT
9 18 (0.31%) HTML
10 13 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.22%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.22%) Node.js
11 12 (0.21%) JSON
12 11 (0.19%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.19%) SAML
13 10 (0.17%) SOAP
14 9 (0.15%) REST
15 8 (0.14%) CSS
15 8 (0.14%) Murex MxML
15 8 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 690 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (3.66%) Derivative
3 179 (3.06%) User Experience
4 175 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 165 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 165 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 132 (2.26%) Equities
7 80 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
8 59 (1.01%) Reference Data
9 58 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 57 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 55 (0.94%) Market Risk
12 53 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
13 50 (0.86%) Credit Risk
14 49 (0.84%) Data Centre
15 46 (0.79%) Fintech
16 40 (0.68%) Reinsurance
17 39 (0.67%) SWIFT
18 33 (0.56%) Computer Science
18 33 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 77 (1.32%) Windows
2 18 (0.31%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.29%) Unix
4 16 (0.27%) Linux
5 13 (0.22%) Windows Vista
6 10 (0.17%) Android
6 10 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.068%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.034%) AIX
8 2 (0.034%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.017%) Solaris
9 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1991 (34.09%) Business Analysis
2 1777 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1126 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 657 (11.25%) User Stories
5 585 (10.02%) Project Management
6 525 (8.99%) Scrum
7 475 (8.13%) Use Case
8 388 (6.64%) Migration
8 388 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 359 (6.15%) Waterfall
10 348 (5.96%) Change Management
11 315 (5.39%) Data Analysis
12 305 (5.22%) CRM
13 304 (5.20%) Asset Management
14 301 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
15 295 (5.05%) SDLC
15 295 (5.05%) UML
16 287 (4.91%) Data Modelling
17 281 (4.81%) GAP Analysis
18 267 (4.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 469 (8.03%) SQL
2 77 (1.32%) Java
3 48 (0.82%) VBA
4 46 (0.79%) C
5 45 (0.77%) C#
6 42 (0.72%) R
7 22 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 18 (0.31%) Python
9 16 (0.27%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.14%) C++
11 8 (0.14%) Scala
12 4 (0.068%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.068%) Perl
12 4 (0.068%) PHP
13 3 (0.051%) ABAP
13 3 (0.051%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.051%) COBOL
13 3 (0.051%) VB
14 2 (0.034%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 310 (5.31%) Degree
2 265 (4.54%) ISEB
3 249 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 177 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 59 (1.01%) IIBA
6 50 (0.86%) PMP
7 45 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 44 (0.75%) CBAP
9 34 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (0.39%) CISSP
12 16 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.26%) ACCA
13 15 (0.26%) CIMA
13 15 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
14 13 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.21%) CISA
15 12 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (6.66%) MiFID
2 180 (3.08%) QA
3 122 (2.09%) GDPR
4 110 (1.88%) EMIR
5 80 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 70 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 54 (0.92%) PMO
8 30 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
9 26 (0.45%) Solvency II
10 25 (0.43%) SLA
11 19 (0.33%) IFRS
12 17 (0.29%) SEPA
13 16 (0.27%) Basel III
13 16 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 14 (0.24%) FATCA
14 14 (0.24%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.19%) IFRS 9
16 10 (0.17%) GAAP
17 9 (0.15%) Basel II
17 9 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 15 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.21%) Docker
3 3 (0.051%) XenApp
4 2 (0.034%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.034%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.034%) Xen
5 1 (0.017%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.017%) HDFS
5 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.017%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.017%) vCloud
5 1 (0.017%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.017%) vSphere
5 1 (0.017%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.10%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.051%) RSA Archer
3 3 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.034%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.034%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.017%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.017%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.017%) Control-M
5 1 (0.017%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.017%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.017%) Kibana
5 1 (0.017%) logstash
5 1 (0.017%) Nagios
5 1 (0.017%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.017%) SCCM
5 1 (0.017%) SCOM
5 1 (0.017%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 341 (5.84%) Microsoft
2 234 (4.01%) Oracle
3 222 (3.80%) SAP
4 85 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (1.10%) ServiceNow
6 47 (0.80%) Bloomberg
7 46 (0.79%) Tableau
8 42 (0.72%) Murex
9 38 (0.65%) IBM
10 31 (0.53%) Google
11 30 (0.51%) Charles River
11 30 (0.51%) Fidessa
12 28 (0.48%) Adobe
12 28 (0.48%) Workday
13 23 (0.39%) HP
13 23 (0.39%) hybris
14 20 (0.34%) JD Edwards
15 19 (0.33%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.33%) Sophis
16 16 (0.27%) Calypso
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Recann
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentford, Middlesex
PMC retail
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Square One Resources
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Roc Search
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Computer People
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Pioneer Search
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City, London
Spring Technology
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Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £42,773 (12 months fixed term) dep on skills & exp plus exc benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Intec Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (6 month contract)
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spring Technology
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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City, London
Lawrence Harvey
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London
TEKsystems
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London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday