Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Systems Analyst was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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 System Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 583 447
Rank change year-on-year +31 -136 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 349 320 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 222 382
UK median daily rate £419 £413 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.45% -0.31%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £548 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £17.43 £26.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.97% -34.15% -51.88%
10th Percentile £31.38 £17.05 £19.79
90th Percentile £47.88 £17.81 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £17.43 £20.94
% change year-on-year +100.80% -16.74% -61.94%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Business Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Systems Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Systems Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +39 318 £425 +3.03% 27
UK excluding London +58 186 £400 +2.56% 23
London -14 161 £425 -5.56% 6
South East +9 53 £425 +7.32% 5
Scotland +11 30 £366 +17.20% 2
Midlands +31 28 £378 -5.63% 3
South West +4 27 £295 -24.36% 2
North of England +63 26 £400 - 8
East of England -14 21 £425 - 3
West Midlands +34 16 £388 -3.13% 2
North West +14 13 £425 +3.66% 6
East Midlands -1 12 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +29 11 £390 +95.00%
North East - 2 £413 - 2
Wales +3 1 - -

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 107 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.37%) Business Analysis
3 94 (26.93%) Finance
4 78 (22.35%) SQL
5 61 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (17.19%) Systems Analysis
7 38 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (10.03%) Scrum
9 35 (10.03%) ERP
10 34 (9.74%) Data Analysis
11 32 (9.17%) Data Modelling
11 32 (9.17%) SDLC
12 31 (8.88%) Banking
12 31 (8.88%) Use Case
13 30 (8.60%) User Stories
14 28 (8.02%) CRM
15 27 (7.74%) Microsoft
16 26 (7.45%) Oracle
17 25 (7.16%) Retail
18 24 (6.88%) Change Management
19 23 (6.59%) Project Management
19 23 (6.59%) Asset Management
19 23 (6.59%) Waterfall
20 22 (6.30%) UML
21 21 (6.02%) MS Visio
22 20 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
22 20 (5.73%) Migration
22 20 (5.73%) Process Improvement
23 19 (5.44%) SAP

Business Systems 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 8 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.01%) CMS
3 6 (1.72%) Confluence
4 3 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.44%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) iTrent
3 3 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.86%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.57%) Lawson
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.57%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) ATM
2 3 (0.86%) SMS
3 1 (0.29%) DHCP
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) LAN
3 1 (0.29%) VPN
3 1 (0.29%) WAN
3 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.72%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.15%) Blockchain
4 4 (1.15%) Ingres
4 4 (1.15%) MySQL
4 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.86%) Big Data
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.57%) QlikView
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.58%) JIRA
3 5 (1.43%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.86%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 94 (26.93%) Finance
2 31 (8.88%) Banking
3 25 (7.16%) Retail
4 17 (4.87%) Front Office
5 12 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.58%) Marketing
7 8 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.01%) Legal
8 7 (2.01%) Publishing
8 7 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.43%) Electronics
10 4 (1.15%) Back Office
10 4 (1.15%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.86%) International Banking
11 3 (0.86%) Local Government
11 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.57%) Law
12 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.72%) Middleware
2 11 (3.15%) Web Services
2 11 (3.15%) XML
3 7 (2.01%) XSLT
4 5 (1.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.29%) Dojo
5 1 (0.29%) Drools
5 1 (0.29%) EDI
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) WinForms
5 1 (0.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.72%) Fixed Income
4 9 (2.58%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.58%) EPoS
4 9 (2.58%) User Experience
5 6 (1.72%) IVR
6 4 (1.15%) Derivative
6 4 (1.15%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.86%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.86%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
7 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.57%) Fintech
8 2 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.57%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.86%) Windows
2 1 (0.29%) Linux
2 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.37%) Business Analysis
3 61 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (17.19%) Systems Analysis
5 38 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (10.03%) ERP
6 35 (10.03%) Scrum
7 34 (9.74%) Data Analysis
8 32 (9.17%) Data Modelling
8 32 (9.17%) SDLC
9 31 (8.88%) Use Case
10 30 (8.60%) User Stories
11 28 (8.02%) CRM
12 24 (6.88%) Change Management
13 23 (6.59%) Asset Management
13 23 (6.59%) Project Management
13 23 (6.59%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.30%) UML
15 20 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (5.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.35%) SQL
2 14 (4.01%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.01%) C#
4 3 (0.86%) C
4 3 (0.86%) Java
5 2 (0.57%) C++
5 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.57%) VBA
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) RPG
6 1 (0.29%) VB
6 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (5.16%) Degree
2 17 (4.87%) ISEB
2 17 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.15%) HND
4 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.86%) CBAP
5 3 (0.86%) IIBA
6 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.57%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) APMP
7 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.72%) GDPR
2 6 (1.72%) MiFID
3 5 (1.43%) EMIR
3 5 (1.43%) PMO
4 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.15%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) GAAP
6 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.45%) Oracle
3 19 (5.44%) SAP
4 12 (3.44%) Charles River
5 5 (1.43%) Cognos
5 5 (1.43%) Northgate
5 5 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.15%) Baan
6 4 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.86%) IBM
7 3 (0.86%) Infor
7 3 (0.86%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.86%) Pega
7 3 (0.86%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.86%) Tableau
8 2 (0.57%) Epicor
8 2 (0.57%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.57%) Nuxeo
8 2 (0.57%) Sage
8 2 (0.57%) Workday