The median contractor rate for a Business Systems Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business System Analyst
UK
Rank 436 451 403
Rank change year-on-year +15 -48  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 157 198 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 120 158
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Business Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Systems Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Systems Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -5 143 £419 +4.68% 26
London +21 60 £450 - 4
South East +16 38 £406 +8.33% 9
North West +29 19 £375 -6.25% 2
Surrey +22 16 £400 -15.78% 1
City of London +8 13 £450 -5.26% 2
Scotland +21 12 £338 -4.92% 3
Hampshire +18 11 £350 -17.64% 5
Redhill - 8 £413 -
Manchester +16 7 £375 -28.57% 1
East of England +1 7 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +7 6 £400 +11.11% 2
Cheshire +28 5 £381 -1.61% 1
Berkshire +22 5 £500 +42.85%
Hertfordshire +9 5 £475 - 1
West Midlands +9 5 £405 +16.54% 1
Glasgow 0 5 £330 -14.83% 2
Lancashire +20 4 £338 +68.75%
Edinburgh +16 4 £364 +3.92% 1
North Yorkshire +6 4 £400 -3.32% 1
West Sussex - 4 £419 - 1
Basingstoke +9 3 £275 -33.33%
Coventry +5 3 £405 +26.56%
East Midlands -8 3 £425 +30.76%
South West -8 3 - - 2
West Lothian - 3 £350 -
York - 3 £400 -
Livingston - 3 £350 -
Cambridge +7 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - - 1

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 93 (30.00%) Finance
2 81 (26.13%) Business Analysis
3 80 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (19.03%) Systems Analysis
5 50 (16.13%) SQL
6 45 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (12.58%) Retail
8 38 (12.26%) Migration
9 30 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (9.68%) SDLC
10 29 (9.35%) Data Analysis
10 29 (9.35%) ERP
11 28 (9.03%) Use Case
12 27 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (8.39%) User Stories
14 24 (7.74%) Oracle
15 21 (6.77%) UML
15 21 (6.77%) Banking
16 18 (5.81%) Test Scripting
17 17 (5.48%) Waterfall
17 17 (5.48%) Data Structures
17 17 (5.48%) Data Modelling
17 17 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (5.48%) Project Management
18 16 (5.16%) Business Process Analysis
19 15 (4.84%) Microsoft
19 15 (4.84%) Workflow
19 15 (4.84%) Scrum
20 14 (4.52%) ISEB
20 14 (4.52%) Change Management

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (2.90%) CMS
2 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.29%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.32%) CICS
5 1 (0.32%) Documentum
5 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.19%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.90%) MS Office
3 8 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.97%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.97%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.65%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.65%) Infor CloudSuite
4 2 (0.65%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.65%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.32%) Maximo
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.32%) Summit
5 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
1 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.26%) Network Security
2 3 (0.97%) LAN
2 3 (0.97%) WAN
2 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.65%) TETRA
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) MVNO
4 1 (0.32%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) EDMS
8 1 (0.32%) QlikView
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.23%) JIRA
2 9 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.32%) Rational Software Modeler
5 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 93 (30.00%) Finance
2 39 (12.58%) Retail
3 21 (6.77%) Banking
4 10 (3.23%) Front Office
5 8 (2.58%) Back Office
6 5 (1.61%) Publishing
6 5 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.90%) .NET
1 9 (2.90%) XML
2 5 (1.61%) Web Services
3 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.97%) XSD
4 3 (0.97%) XSL
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.32%) J2EE
5 1 (0.32%) JSP
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) ODBC
5 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.32%) Sensu
5 1 (0.32%) Velocity
5 1 (0.32%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.48%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.58%) EPoS
5 7 (2.26%) User Experience
6 6 (1.94%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.94%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.97%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.65%) Derivative
8 2 (0.65%) Fintech
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.32%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.32%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.32%) New Media
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.90%) Windows
2 6 (1.94%) Unix
3 2 (0.65%) AIX
3 2 (0.65%) Linux
3 2 (0.65%) OS/390
3 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.13%) Business Analysis
2 80 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (19.03%) Systems Analysis
4 45 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (12.26%) Migration
6 30 (9.68%) SDLC
7 29 (9.35%) Data Analysis
7 29 (9.35%) ERP
8 28 (9.03%) Use Case
9 27 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (8.39%) User Stories
11 21 (6.77%) UML
12 18 (5.81%) Test Scripting
13 17 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (5.48%) Data Modelling
13 17 (5.48%) Project Management
13 17 (5.48%) Waterfall
14 16 (5.16%) Business Process Analysis
15 15 (4.84%) Scrum
15 15 (4.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.13%) SQL
2 7 (2.26%) T-SQL
3 6 (1.94%) C#
3 6 (1.94%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.65%) Java
4 2 (0.65%) JCL
4 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) COBOL
5 1 (0.32%) Groovy
5 1 (0.32%) Korn
5 1 (0.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) Python
5 1 (0.32%) UniBasic
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VB6
5 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.52%) ISEB
1 14 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.90%) Degree
3 7 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.61%) ACCA
4 5 (1.61%) CIMA
5 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.65%) IIBA
8 1 (0.32%) AAT
8 1 (0.32%) APMP
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) CBAP
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.26%) MiFID
1 7 (2.26%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) FATCA
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) SEPA
5 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
2 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (7.74%) Oracle
2 15 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.87%) SAP
4 7 (2.26%) CODA
5 4 (1.29%) Cognos
5 4 (1.29%) Infor
5 4 (1.29%) Orchard
5 4 (1.29%) Workday
6 3 (0.97%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.97%) Charles River
6 3 (0.97%) hybris
6 3 (0.97%) Northgate
7 2 (0.65%) Epicor
7 2 (0.65%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.65%) Sage
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe
8 1 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.32%) Murex
8 1 (0.32%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.32%) Sun
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