Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Business Analyst was £450 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.

IT Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 573 571
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Business Analyst 334 332 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 262 242
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -51.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23.10 £15.40 £32.50
90th Percentile £35.30 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +76.47% -51.43% +2.94%

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

IT Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Top 14 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 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 +19 319 £470 +4.44% 21
London -18 187 £525 +5.00% 8
UK excluding London +41 145 £400 +3.23% 13
Midlands +41 43 £388 +5.08% 3
East Midlands +14 32 £350 -6.67% 1
South East -4 32 £450 +15.76% 6
North of England +57 27 £400 +3.23% 2
East of England -13 19 £419 -9.46% 1
North West +15 15 £400 - 1
Scotland +3 13 £425 -
West Midlands +29 12 £400 +21.21% 2
Yorkshire +24 11 £375 +36.36%
South West -4 11 £375 - 1
North East +62 1 £375 -11.76% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 144 (43.11%) Business Analysis
2 113 (33.83%) Finance
3 92 (27.54%) Banking
4 89 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (15.57%) Investment Banking
6 52 (15.57%) SQL
7 47 (14.07%) Front Office
8 45 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (10.48%) Derivative
10 33 (9.88%) Project Management
11 30 (8.98%) Waterfall
12 28 (8.38%) GAP Analysis
13 27 (8.08%) Retail
14 26 (7.78%) Change Management
14 26 (7.78%) Process Improvement
15 25 (7.49%) Scrum
15 25 (7.49%) Degree
16 24 (7.19%) Fixed Income
16 24 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (6.89%) Migration
18 22 (6.59%) SDLC
19 20 (5.99%) Use Case
19 20 (5.99%) E-Commerce
19 20 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 19 (5.69%) Microsoft
20 19 (5.69%) Active Directory
20 19 (5.69%) Marketing
21 18 (5.39%) MiFID
22 17 (5.09%) Data Analysis

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 7 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.60%) CMS
3 2 (0.60%) Confluence
3 2 (0.60%) Documentum
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.60%) PlanetPress Connect
2 2 (0.60%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) Endur
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.20%) SMS
3 3 (0.90%) DHCP
3 3 (0.90%) Firewall
3 3 (0.90%) VPN
3 3 (0.90%) WAN
4 2 (0.60%) NAS
4 2 (0.60%) SAN
4 2 (0.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.30%) Extranet
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.80%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.20%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.90%) Big Data
5 3 (0.90%) Power BI
5 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.60%) EDMS
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.30%) DTS
7 1 (0.30%) Ingres
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.30%) OLAP
7 1 (0.30%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (3.29%) JIRA
2 2 (0.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (33.83%) Finance
2 92 (27.54%) Banking
3 52 (15.57%) Investment Banking
4 47 (14.07%) Front Office
5 27 (8.08%) Retail
6 19 (5.69%) Marketing
7 17 (5.09%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.10%) Electronics
10 5 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.20%) Back Office
11 4 (1.20%) Legal
11 4 (1.20%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.90%) Automotive
12 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.90%) International Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.60%) French Language
13 2 (0.60%) German Language
13 2 (0.60%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.50%) XML
2 4 (1.20%) Web Services
3 3 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.30%) MDX
5 1 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.48%) Derivative
3 24 (7.19%) Fixed Income
4 20 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (5.09%) Market Risk
6 12 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.29%) Equities
8 10 (2.99%) OTC Derivatives
9 8 (2.40%) EPoS
10 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.80%) Fintech
11 5 (1.50%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.50%) FMCG
11 5 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.50%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.20%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.90%) PMI
14 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.79%) Windows
2 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (43.11%) Business Analysis
2 89 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (9.88%) Project Management
5 30 (8.98%) Waterfall
6 28 (8.38%) GAP Analysis
7 26 (7.78%) Change Management
7 26 (7.78%) Process Improvement
8 25 (7.49%) Scrum
9 24 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (6.89%) Migration
11 22 (6.59%) SDLC
12 20 (5.99%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.99%) Use Case
13 17 (5.09%) Data Analysis
13 17 (5.09%) User Stories
14 15 (4.49%) Electronic Trading
14 15 (4.49%) Requirements Analysis
15 14 (4.19%) CRM
15 14 (4.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.57%) SQL
2 6 (1.80%) Python
3 4 (1.20%) Java
3 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.20%) R
4 3 (0.90%) VBA
5 2 (0.60%) C
5 2 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.30%) C++
6 1 (0.30%) RPG
6 1 (0.30%) Scala
6 1 (0.30%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 25 (7.49%) Degree
2 14 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.59%) ISEB
4 11 (3.29%) PMP
5 10 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.20%) IIBA
9 3 (0.90%) CBAP
9 3 (0.90%) HND
9 3 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.30%) APMP
11 1 (0.30%) CISM
11 1 (0.30%) CISSP
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.39%) MiFID
2 16 (4.79%) GDPR
3 9 (2.69%) PMO
3 9 (2.69%) QA
4 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.90%) EMIR
5 3 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.60%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Basel II
7 1 (0.30%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) COREP
7 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) FINREP
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.09%) SAP
3 7 (2.10%) Oracle
4 5 (1.50%) HP
4 5 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.20%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.20%) Charles River
5 4 (1.20%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.20%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.20%) Tableau
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco
6 3 (0.90%) Cognos
6 3 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) Calypso
7 2 (0.60%) Citrix
7 2 (0.60%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.60%) Google
7 2 (0.60%) Informatica
7 2 (0.60%) Murex
7 2 (0.60%) Netezza