Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Digital Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 536 518
Rank change year-on-year -88 -18 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Business Analyst 267 365 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 268 331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £339 £359 £320
90th Percentile £588 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +7.04% -29.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +7.04% -

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 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Digital Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Business Analyst in the UK

Digital Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Business Analyst in the UK

Digital Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Business Analyst over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Business Analyst in the UK

Digital Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Business Analyst in the UK

Digital Business 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 Digital Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -74 250 £450 +5.88% 30
London -42 147 £475 +5.56% 12
UK excluding London -84 119 £425 +6.25% 19
Midlands -18 37 £432 +11.48% 3
South East -26 30 £413 -2.37% 8
West Midlands -18 24 £450 +16.13% 2
North of England -48 23 £400 -3.90% 6
Yorkshire -30 12 £400 -4.76% 5
Scotland -42 11 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands +5 10 £364 -6.19% 1
South West -19 8 £475 -2.56% 1
North West -28 7 £450 +9.09% 1
Wales -19 6 £425 +13.33% 1
North East +5 4 £400 +3.90%
East of England +4 4 £463 +21.71%

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Digital 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 Digital Business Analyst in the job title.

1 193 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.58%) User Stories
3 77 (28.84%) Business Analysis
4 66 (24.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 66 (24.72%) Scrum
5 61 (22.85%) User Experience
6 54 (20.22%) Finance
7 45 (16.85%) Banking
8 40 (14.98%) Acceptance Criteria
9 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (13.86%) JIRA
11 34 (12.73%) Waterfall
12 28 (10.49%) Confluence
12 28 (10.49%) Marketing
12 28 (10.49%) Retail
13 27 (10.11%) E-Commerce
14 24 (8.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 24 (8.99%) Asset Management
15 23 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (7.87%) Open Source
17 20 (7.49%) SDLC
18 19 (7.12%) BDD
18 19 (7.12%) Mobile App
18 19 (7.12%) CMS
18 19 (7.12%) Project Management
19 17 (6.37%) Adobe
20 16 (5.99%) Use Case
20 16 (5.99%) CRM
21 15 (5.62%) Web Services
21 15 (5.62%) Change Management

Digital 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 28 (10.49%) Confluence
2 19 (7.12%) CMS
3 15 (5.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.12%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Documentum
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.37%) FileNet
6 1 (0.37%) Jadu
6 1 (0.37%) OnBase
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.75%) PaaS
4 2 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.37%) Slack
5 1 (0.37%) Trello
5 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) Intranet
2 1 (0.37%) SMS
2 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.12%) MS Access
1 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.75%) Big Data
2 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon QuickSight
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.37%) HBase
3 1 (0.37%) Impala
3 1 (0.37%) Parquet
3 1 (0.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (13.86%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) Hudson
3 1 (0.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (20.22%) Finance
2 45 (16.85%) Banking
3 28 (10.49%) Marketing
3 28 (10.49%) Retail
4 7 (2.62%) Automotive
5 5 (1.87%) Law
6 4 (1.50%) Front Office
6 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.50%) Publishing
6 4 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.12%) Games
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.62%) Web Services
2 12 (4.49%) .NET
3 5 (1.87%) CSS
3 5 (1.87%) HTML
4 4 (1.50%) Gherkin
4 4 (1.50%) RESTful
5 3 (1.12%) REST
5 3 (1.12%) Velocity
6 2 (0.75%) Swagger
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.37%) HTML5
7 1 (0.37%) Kafka
7 1 (0.37%) React
7 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.85%) User Experience
2 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.12%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.12%) Fintech
5 7 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.87%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.50%) CMDB
8 4 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.50%) NHS
9 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.75%) iPad
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) EPoS
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.50%) Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Android
2 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.75%) Linux
3 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.58%) User Stories
3 77 (28.84%) Business Analysis
4 66 (24.72%) Scrum
4 66 (24.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (14.98%) Acceptance Criteria
6 34 (12.73%) Waterfall
7 27 (10.11%) E-Commerce
8 24 (8.99%) Asset Management
8 24 (8.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 23 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (7.87%) Open Source
11 20 (7.49%) SDLC
12 19 (7.12%) BDD
12 19 (7.12%) Project Management
13 16 (5.99%) CRM
13 16 (5.99%) Use Case
14 15 (5.62%) Change Management
14 15 (5.62%) Content Management
14 15 (5.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.37%) Java
2 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.12%) C#
3 3 (1.12%) SQL
4 1 (0.37%) C
4 1 (0.37%) Java 8
4 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.37%) Python
4 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (4.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.62%) Degree
4 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) ISEB
6 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) APMP
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.37%) IIBA
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MBA
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) GDPR
3 3 (1.12%) GxP
3 3 (1.12%) PMO
3 3 (1.12%) PSD2
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
2 1 (0.37%) Oozie
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (6.37%) Adobe
2 7 (2.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.87%) Google
3 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle
5 3 (1.12%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco
7 1 (0.37%) Hyland
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) McAfee
7 1 (0.37%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.37%) OpenText
7 1 (0.37%) Pardot
7 1 (0.37%) Planview
7 1 (0.37%) SAP