Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,599 5,975 7,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.58% 6.15% 7.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.49% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,644 4,429 5,533
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £613 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £33.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +7.13% -3.99%
10th Percentile £20.25 £20.70 £19.60
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year -11.81% +8.27% -2.21%

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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 5,930 £450 +4.05% 641
UK excluding London +1 3,291 £400 - 380
London -1 3,232 £488 +2.63% 306
South East -5 859 £425 +3.03% 69
North of England +10 706 £400 +6.67% 132
Midlands -1 551 £413 +3.13% 55
Scotland +26 518 £400 +6.67% 40
Yorkshire +16 339 £400 +6.67% 58
East of England +13 315 £425 - 20
North West -1 290 £400 +6.67% 67
West Midlands +2 286 £411 +0.92% 38
South West -6 250 £375 -6.25% 56
East Midlands +2 243 £406 +1.56% 17
Wales -2 88 £413 +10.00% 6
North East +51 77 £350 -2.10% 7
Northern Ireland -26 7 £445 +36.92% 2
Channel Islands -5 2 £575 +43.75%
Isle of Man -1 1 £425 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 2,218 (33.61%) Business Analysis
2 2,104 (31.88%) Finance
3 2,040 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
4 1,474 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 993 (15.05%) Banking
6 824 (12.49%) User Stories
7 765 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
8 620 (9.40%) Project Management
9 609 (9.23%) Scrum
10 492 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 488 (7.40%) Waterfall
12 487 (7.38%) SQL
13 471 (7.14%) Use Case
14 467 (7.08%) GDPR
15 440 (6.67%) Migration
16 432 (6.55%) Retail
17 396 (6.00%) Microsoft
18 386 (5.85%) CRM
19 380 (5.76%) Data Analysis
20 373 (5.65%) MS Visio
21 369 (5.59%) GAP Analysis
22 362 (5.49%) Change Management
23 354 (5.36%) JIRA
24 349 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
25 343 (5.20%) Data Modelling
26 338 (5.12%) Acceptance Criteria
27 330 (5.00%) Degree
28 321 (4.86%) SDLC
29 310 (4.70%) Asset Management
30 307 (4.65%) Front Office

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
1 174 (2.64%) Confluence
2 121 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 90 (1.36%) CMS
4 42 (0.64%) SAS
5 26 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 14 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.18%) Documentum
8 12 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.14%) WordPress
11 8 (0.12%) Drupal
12 7 (0.11%) Apache
12 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.091%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.091%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.091%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.076%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.076%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.076%) Umbraco
Applications
1 373 (5.65%) MS Visio
2 301 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 241 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
4 148 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 83 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.12%) InDesign
9 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.045%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.045%) SPSS
11 3 (0.045%) Stata
12 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.015%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 117 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.85%) thinkFolio
3 36 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 35 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (0.38%) Markit EDM
8 24 (0.36%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.26%) SAP SD
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 15 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.23%) Primavera
12 14 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
13 11 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.97%) Office 365
2 53 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.64%) SaaS
4 40 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 24 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 22 (0.33%) Trello
9 19 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 17 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 16 (0.24%) PaaS
12 13 (0.20%) IaaS
13 12 (0.18%) Slack
14 11 (0.17%) Lucidchart
14 11 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 8 (0.12%) Force.com
16 7 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.076%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.061%) Veeva
18 4 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (0.76%) SMS
2 38 (0.58%) Internet
3 24 (0.36%) Intranet
4 19 (0.29%) Firewall
5 14 (0.21%) WAN
6 12 (0.18%) LAN
7 10 (0.15%) Skype
8 7 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.076%) Broadband
9 5 (0.076%) FTP
10 4 (0.061%) SSL
11 3 (0.045%) DNS
11 3 (0.045%) Network Security
11 3 (0.045%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.045%) Wireless
12 2 (0.030%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.030%) iBeacon
12 2 (0.030%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.030%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (0.030%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 86 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 77 (1.17%) Big Data
4 44 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
5 39 (0.59%) Blockchain
6 37 (0.56%) QlikView
7 34 (0.52%) Power BI
8 33 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 33 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 29 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 21 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.26%) Essbase
13 16 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.23%) Data Lake
14 15 (0.23%) MySQL
14 15 (0.23%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 354 (5.36%) JIRA
2 30 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 29 (0.44%) Axure RP
4 16 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.21%) Rational Rose
6 11 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.11%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.091%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.061%) ERwin
10 4 (0.061%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.045%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.045%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.030%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.030%) ProC
12 2 (0.030%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.015%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.015%) LSMW
13 1 (0.015%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.015%) XMLSpy
General
1 2,104 (31.88%) Finance
2 993 (15.05%) Banking
3 432 (6.55%) Retail
4 307 (4.65%) Front Office
5 281 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 212 (3.21%) Marketing
7 188 (2.85%) Legal
8 162 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 158 (2.39%) Retail Banking
10 146 (2.21%) Telecoms
11 112 (1.70%) Back Office
12 82 (1.24%) Law
13 68 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 67 (1.02%) Billing
15 58 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 49 (0.74%) Advertising
17 46 (0.70%) Automotive
18 41 (0.62%) Electronics
19 40 (0.61%) Publishing
20 33 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (1.61%) Web Services
2 98 (1.49%) XML
3 38 (0.58%) .NET
4 35 (0.53%) Middleware
5 31 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
6 23 (0.35%) JSON
7 20 (0.30%) REST
8 18 (0.27%) FpML
8 18 (0.27%) XSLT
9 17 (0.26%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 16 (0.24%) SOAP
11 15 (0.23%) HTML
12 14 (0.21%) Mason
13 12 (0.18%) WSDL
14 11 (0.17%) CSS
15 10 (0.15%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.14%) EDI
17 8 (0.12%) JSON Schema
17 8 (0.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 765 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 305 (4.62%) User Experience
3 206 (3.12%) Fixed Income
4 172 (2.61%) Derivative
5 166 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 157 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 130 (1.97%) Equities
8 85 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 81 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 73 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 72 (1.09%) Market Risk
12 65 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 56 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 53 (0.80%) FMCG
15 50 (0.76%) Computer Science
16 43 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
16 43 (0.65%) NHS
17 40 (0.61%) Fintech
18 38 (0.58%) EPoS
19 37 (0.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 75 (1.14%) Windows
2 22 (0.33%) Unix
3 16 (0.24%) Windows 10
3 16 (0.24%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.23%) Linux
5 13 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.17%) Android
7 8 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.045%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.015%) AIX
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,218 (33.61%) Business Analysis
2 2,040 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,474 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 824 (12.49%) User Stories
5 620 (9.40%) Project Management
6 609 (9.23%) Scrum
7 492 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 488 (7.40%) Waterfall
9 471 (7.14%) Use Case
10 440 (6.67%) Migration
11 386 (5.85%) CRM
12 380 (5.76%) Data Analysis
13 369 (5.59%) GAP Analysis
14 362 (5.49%) Change Management
15 349 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
16 343 (5.20%) Data Modelling
17 338 (5.12%) Acceptance Criteria
18 321 (4.86%) SDLC
19 310 (4.70%) Asset Management
20 292 (4.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 487 (7.38%) SQL
2 73 (1.11%) C
3 69 (1.05%) VBA
4 67 (1.02%) Java
5 38 (0.58%) Python
6 31 (0.47%) C#
7 26 (0.39%) R
8 15 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.23%) PHP
9 13 (0.20%) C++
9 13 (0.20%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.20%) VB
10 12 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.12%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.091%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.076%) Perl
14 4 (0.061%) ABAP
14 4 (0.061%) Progress 4GL
15 3 (0.045%) RPG
15 3 (0.045%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 330 (5.00%) Degree
2 300 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 221 (3.35%) ISEB
4 192 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 59 (0.89%) IIBA
6 54 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 53 (0.80%) PMP
8 47 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 46 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 45 (0.68%) CBAP
11 30 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 27 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 13 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.17%) CIMA
16 11 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.15%) ACCA
17 10 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 9 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (7.08%) GDPR
2 211 (3.20%) QA
3 192 (2.91%) MiFID
4 89 (1.35%) PMO
5 88 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 68 (1.03%) EMIR
7 44 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 34 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
9 31 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 30 (0.45%) SLA
11 27 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (0.38%) PSD2
13 24 (0.36%) IFRS
14 22 (0.33%) PCI DSS
15 20 (0.30%) FATCA
15 20 (0.30%) GxP
16 16 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 14 (0.21%) SEPA
18 12 (0.18%) Basel II
19 10 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 32 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.061%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.061%) XenApp
2 4 (0.061%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.030%) Docker
4 2 (0.030%) vCloud
4 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.015%) Firmware
5 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.091%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.061%) Kibana
5 1 (0.015%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.015%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.015%) MOM
5 1 (0.015%) Nagios
5 1 (0.015%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.015%) QRadar
Vendors
1 396 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 278 (4.21%) SAP
3 259 (3.92%) Oracle
4 203 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 107 (1.62%) ServiceNow
6 62 (0.94%) Tableau
7 60 (0.91%) Charles River
8 50 (0.76%) Google
9 41 (0.62%) Pega
10 38 (0.58%) IBM
11 37 (0.56%) Adobe
11 37 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 34 (0.52%) Cognos
13 33 (0.50%) JD Edwards
14 32 (0.48%) Progress
15 27 (0.41%) Sitecore
15 27 (0.41%) Workday
16 22 (0.33%) Murex
16 22 (0.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 21 (0.32%) HP