Period
to 16 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 46 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,868 4,717 6,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.22% 4.79% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 5.06% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,032 3,370 4,709
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £325
90th Percentile £588 £600 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £21.69 £19.62 £20.43
90th Percentile £63.30 £45.80 £62.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +38.57% - -12.50%

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 63,877 93,174 96,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.68% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,372 61,655 63,767
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,553 2,918 2,870
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

Contractor 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 16 February 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 -3 2,676 £450 - 274
UK excluding London -6 1,479 £425 - 195
London -7 1,347 £500 - 98
South East +17 488 £425 -5.56% 52
North of England -3 396 £400 - 61
North West +1 193 £400 - 40
South West -9 167 £425 - 26
Yorkshire +1 163 £425 +6.25% 19
Midlands -27 147 £438 +2.94% 26
Scotland -19 129 £400 -3.61% 15
East of England -8 112 £425 +4.62% 11
West Midlands -28 96 £445 +4.71% 19
East Midlands -2 50 £425 +14.86% 7
North East +18 41 £413 +10.00% 2
Wales -40 20 £344 -21.43% 1
Northern Ireland +8 15 £413 +17.86% 2
Channel Islands - 7 £375 - 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 1,028 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 902 (31.45%) Business Analysis
3 669 (23.33%) Finance
4 631 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 395 (13.77%) User Stories
6 329 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
7 309 (10.77%) Scrum
8 274 (9.55%) Public Sector
9 273 (9.52%) Workshop Facilitation
10 253 (8.82%) Microsoft
11 247 (8.61%) Migration
12 243 (8.47%) Security Cleared
13 232 (8.09%) JIRA
14 231 (8.05%) Banking
14 231 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
15 224 (7.81%) Use Case
16 220 (7.67%) Project Management
17 217 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 201 (7.01%) SC Cleared
19 200 (6.97%) Analytics
20 194 (6.76%) Data Analysis
21 192 (6.69%) Data Modelling
22 177 (6.17%) SQL
23 171 (5.96%) Waterfall
24 162 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
25 154 (5.37%) CRM
26 149 (5.20%) Acceptance Criteria
27 148 (5.16%) Change Management
28 146 (5.09%) Retail
28 146 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 121 (4.22%) Confluence
2 88 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 23 (0.80%) SAS
4 19 (0.66%) CMS
5 11 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.14%) Appian
8 4 (0.14%) Documentum
9 3 (0.10%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.070%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.070%) Camunda
10 2 (0.070%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.070%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.070%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.070%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.035%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.035%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.035%) Moodle
11 1 (0.035%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 146 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 145 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 122 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
4 88 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.035%) Figma
8 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.035%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 69 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 18 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.28%) Magento
8 8 (0.28%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
11 5 (0.17%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 143 (4.99%) Azure
2 70 (2.44%) AWS
3 68 (2.37%) Office 365
4 55 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
4 55 (1.92%) Power Platform
5 27 (0.94%) SaaS
6 17 (0.59%) GCP
7 15 (0.52%) PaaS
8 14 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.45%) IaaS
10 12 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.38%) Google Drive
12 10 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 8 (0.28%) G Suite
13 8 (0.28%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.59%) WAN
2 14 (0.49%) Unified Communications
3 13 (0.45%) VoIP
4 12 (0.42%) Internet
5 11 (0.38%) Firewall
6 9 (0.31%) HTTP
6 9 (0.31%) LAN
6 9 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.17%) Skype
7 5 (0.17%) Softphone
8 4 (0.14%) Network Security
9 3 (0.10%) Intranet
9 3 (0.10%) VPN
10 2 (0.070%) FTP
10 2 (0.070%) SAN
10 2 (0.070%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.070%) WebEx
11 1 (0.035%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.035%) MVNO
11 1 (0.035%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (1.92%) Power BI
3 49 (1.71%) Big Data
4 34 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 25 (0.87%) Data Lake
6 17 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (0.49%) SAP BW
8 12 (0.42%) MySQL
9 11 (0.38%) GIS
9 11 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.31%) OLAP
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.31%) QlikView
12 8 (0.28%) Essbase
12 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.24%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.24%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 232 (8.09%) JIRA
2 24 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.35%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.24%) Postman
4 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.17%) Subversion
7 4 (0.14%) Balsamiq
7 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.10%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.070%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.070%) ERwin
10 1 (0.035%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.035%) Hudson
10 1 (0.035%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.035%) SoapUI
General
1 669 (23.33%) Finance
2 274 (9.55%) Public Sector
3 231 (8.05%) Banking
4 146 (5.09%) Retail
5 74 (2.58%) Marketing
6 70 (2.44%) Front Office
7 60 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 56 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 51 (1.78%) Legal
10 38 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.29%) Local Government
12 33 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.91%) Back Office
14 25 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.84%) Advertising
15 24 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.80%) Law
17 22 (0.77%) Automotive
18 20 (0.70%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.52%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.08%) XML
2 30 (1.05%) Web Services
3 26 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
4 23 (0.80%) .NET
5 14 (0.49%) REST
6 12 (0.42%) HTML
7 11 (0.38%) JSON
8 9 (0.31%) Gherkin
8 9 (0.31%) Middleware
9 7 (0.24%) Swagger
10 6 (0.21%) CSS
10 6 (0.21%) WCF
10 6 (0.21%) WPF
11 5 (0.17%) Kafka
11 5 (0.17%) RESTful
11 5 (0.17%) SOAP
12 3 (0.10%) ADO
12 3 (0.10%) COM
12 3 (0.10%) J2EE
12 3 (0.10%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 329 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (4.29%) User Experience
3 86 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (2.13%) NHS
6 42 (1.46%) Derivative
7 39 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 39 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 26 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 25 (0.87%) Equities
11 20 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.59%) Credit Risk
12 17 (0.59%) Data Centre
13 16 (0.56%) Smart Meter
14 15 (0.52%) PMI
15 14 (0.49%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.49%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.45%) Private Cloud
17 12 (0.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 64 (2.23%) Windows
2 18 (0.63%) Linux
3 17 (0.59%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.21%) Solaris
5 6 (0.21%) Unix
6 4 (0.14%) Android
6 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.10%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.035%) AIX
9 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.035%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,028 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 902 (31.45%) Business Analysis
3 631 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 395 (13.77%) User Stories
5 309 (10.77%) Scrum
6 273 (9.52%) Workshop Facilitation
7 247 (8.61%) Migration
8 231 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 224 (7.81%) Use Case
10 220 (7.67%) Project Management
11 217 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 200 (6.97%) Analytics
13 194 (6.76%) Data Analysis
14 192 (6.69%) Data Modelling
15 171 (5.96%) Waterfall
16 162 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
17 154 (5.37%) CRM
18 149 (5.20%) Acceptance Criteria
19 148 (5.16%) Change Management
20 139 (4.85%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (6.17%) SQL
2 34 (1.19%) C
3 26 (0.91%) Python
4 21 (0.73%) Java
5 13 (0.45%) C#
6 10 (0.35%) R
6 10 (0.35%) VBA
7 8 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.24%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.070%) LINC
9 2 (0.070%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.070%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.070%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.035%) C++
10 1 (0.035%) Ruby
10 1 (0.035%) VB
Qualifications
1 243 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 201 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 121 (4.22%) Degree
4 92 (3.21%) ISEB
5 51 (1.78%) IIBA
6 33 (1.15%) CBAP
7 28 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.38%) ACCA
10 11 (0.38%) CISSP
10 11 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.31%) CIMA
11 9 (0.31%) CISM
11 9 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.28%) CCNA
12 8 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.24%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.51%) QA
2 45 (1.57%) GDPR
3 42 (1.46%) PMO
4 36 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.49%) MiFID
7 13 (0.45%) IFRS
8 12 (0.42%) EMIR
9 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.35%) SEPA
9 10 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.24%) SLA
11 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.17%) GxP
12 5 (0.17%) RMADS
13 4 (0.14%) Basel III
13 4 (0.14%) COREP
13 4 (0.14%) FINREP
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.14%) TARGET2
System Software
1 9 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 9 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.070%) Docker
2 2 (0.070%) HDFS
2 2 (0.070%) NDS
2 2 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.035%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.035%) Snort
3 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (0.17%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.14%) SCCM
3 3 (0.10%) Nessus
3 3 (0.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (0.070%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.035%) MOM
5 1 (0.035%) Nagios
5 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.035%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 253 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 129 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
3 115 (4.01%) Oracle
4 111 (3.87%) SAP
5 51 (1.78%) ServiceNow
6 38 (1.32%) Google
7 23 (0.80%) Tableau
8 21 (0.73%) Cloudera
9 18 (0.63%) hybris
10 17 (0.59%) Workday
11 15 (0.52%) Adobe
11 15 (0.52%) IBM
12 13 (0.45%) Bloomberg
12 13 (0.45%) Cognos
13 12 (0.42%) Cisco
13 12 (0.42%) VMware
14 11 (0.38%) Charles River
14 11 (0.38%) Murex
14 11 (0.38%) Remedy
15 9 (0.31%) Hyperion