The median contractor rate for a IT Business Analyst was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

IT Business Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 472 467
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Business Analyst 147 170 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 123 131
Median daily rate £443 £458 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.27% -3.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.59% -1.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 - -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

IT Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business 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 IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +10 138 £450 -4.00% 29
London +2 73 £538 -2.27% 10
South East +14 23 £425 +3.65% 4
City of London +1 17 £595 -0.83% 3
Yorkshire +19 10 £375 +48.51% 4
East Midlands 0 10 £425 +11.47% 1
Scotland +21 7 £363 -11.85% 4
Surrey +17 7 £450 +2.27% 1
West Yorkshire +16 7 £375 +4.89% 3
West Midlands +11 7 £369 +13.46% 5
East of England -3 7 £335 -17.79% 2
Hampshire +7 6 £450 +20.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £425 -
Berkshire +29 5 £364 +5.43% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £425 -
Leeds +12 4 £375 - 2
Coventry +4 4 £375 -9.09% 2
Milton Keynes -5 4 £425 -
Northampton - 4 £318 -
North West +25 3 £325 +1.56% 2
Cambridge +12 3 £425 +8.97%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £425 +8.97%
Hertfordshire +3 3 £330 -30.52% 1
South West -6 3 - - 1
Devon - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 £413 - 1
Exeter - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh +15 2 £350 -14.89% 3
North Yorkshire +7 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 IT Business Analyst in the job title.

1 105 (39.92%) Business Analysis
2 88 (33.46%) Finance
3 83 (31.56%) Banking
4 54 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (13.69%) Investment Banking
7 30 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (10.65%) Derivative
8 28 (10.65%) MiFID
9 27 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (10.27%) Front Office
9 27 (10.27%) Project Management
10 26 (9.89%) SQL
10 26 (9.89%) Migration
11 20 (7.60%) Data Analysis
11 20 (7.60%) Degree
11 20 (7.60%) SDLC
12 19 (7.22%) Change Management
12 19 (7.22%) Microsoft
13 17 (6.46%) Equities
13 17 (6.46%) ISEB
14 16 (6.08%) PRINCE2
15 15 (5.70%) Information Security
15 15 (5.70%) Risk Management
16 14 (5.32%) Fixed Income
16 14 (5.32%) ERP
16 14 (5.32%) SAP
16 14 (5.32%) Waterfall
17 13 (4.94%) User Stories
17 13 (4.94%) Workflow

IT 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 8 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) FileNet
4 1 (0.38%) StreamWeaver
4 1 (0.38%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (4.56%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.14%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.76%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.76%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.76%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.38%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) SunGard APT
4 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Firewall
1 1 (0.38%) LAN
1 1 (0.38%) Network Security
1 1 (0.38%) VPN
1 1 (0.38%) WAN
1 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.14%) Big Data
2 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) HBase
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.38%) MS Access
4 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) QlikView
4 1 (0.38%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 88 (33.46%) Finance
2 83 (31.56%) Banking
3 36 (13.69%) Investment Banking
4 27 (10.27%) Front Office
5 11 (4.18%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.18%) Retail
6 10 (3.80%) Back Office
6 10 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (3.04%) Marketing
8 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.90%) French Language
8 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.14%) Middleware
2 2 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.76%) Murex MxML
2 2 (0.76%) XML
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) FpML
3 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.65%) Derivative
3 17 (6.46%) Equities
4 14 (5.32%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.04%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.04%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (2.28%) User Experience
8 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.90%) Fintech
9 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.52%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.76%) PMI
11 1 (0.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.76%) Linux
1 2 (0.76%) Windows
2 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (39.92%) Business Analysis
2 54 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (10.27%) Project Management
4 27 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (9.89%) Migration
6 20 (7.60%) Data Analysis
6 20 (7.60%) SDLC
7 19 (7.22%) Change Management
8 16 (6.08%) PRINCE2
9 15 (5.70%) Information Security
9 15 (5.70%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.32%) ERP
10 14 (5.32%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.94%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (4.94%) User Stories
11 13 (4.94%) Workflow
12 12 (4.56%) CRM
12 12 (4.56%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (4.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.89%) SQL
2 2 (0.76%) Java
3 1 (0.38%) C
3 1 (0.38%) Python
3 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) Degree
2 17 (6.46%) ISEB
3 7 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.90%) CISSP
4 5 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) CISA
5 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.76%) ACCA
6 2 (0.76%) CGEIT
6 2 (0.76%) CRISC
6 2 (0.76%) IIBA
6 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) AAT
7 1 (0.38%) CIMA
7 1 (0.38%) CISM
7 1 (0.38%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.38%) MBA
7 1 (0.38%) MOS
7 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.65%) MiFID
2 11 (4.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (3.42%) EMIR
4 6 (2.28%) PMO
5 5 (1.90%) QA
6 4 (1.52%) GxP
7 3 (1.14%) SEPA
7 3 (1.14%) SLA
8 2 (0.76%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.38%) Basel III
9 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.38%) GDPR
9 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Docker
1 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) DatAdvantage
1 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.32%) SAP
3 8 (3.04%) Oracle
4 6 (2.28%) Fidessa
5 4 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.14%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.14%) SunGard
7 2 (0.76%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.76%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.76%) hybris
7 2 (0.76%) Murex
7 2 (0.76%) Pega
7 2 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) BMC
8 1 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.38%) Progress
8 1 (0.38%) Remedy
8 1 (0.38%) Varonis
8 1 (0.38%) Workday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago