Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Business Analyst was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Lead Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 729 657
Rank change year-on-year -45 -72 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 115 158 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 112 197
UK median daily rate £495 £484 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.93% -
10th Percentile £403 £388 £400
90th Percentile £681 £599 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Lead Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Business Analyst in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Business Analyst in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Business Analyst over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Business Analyst in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Business Analyst in the UK

Lead Business Analyst
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -4 102 £500 - 5
UK excluding London +27 61 £450 +5.88% 3
London -42 54 £525 - 2
South East +21 19 £500 +9.89% 1
North of England +67 15 £425 +5.59% 1
Scotland +8 13 £450 +5.88%
South West +7 10 £400 -1.23%
North West +29 8 £425 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire +21 6 £425 +5.92%
Midlands +10 3 £450 -14.29%
East Midlands +1 3 £450 -18.18%
North East - 1 £588 -
East of England - 1 £438 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 39 (33.91%) Finance
4 35 (30.43%) Banking
5 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (22.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (16.52%) User Stories
8 13 (11.30%) Scrum
9 11 (9.57%) Retail Banking
9 11 (9.57%) JIRA
9 11 (9.57%) Waterfall
9 11 (9.57%) User Experience
10 10 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
10 10 (8.70%) QA
10 10 (8.70%) Project Management
11 9 (7.83%) BDD
12 8 (6.96%) Coaching
12 8 (6.96%) Migration
12 8 (6.96%) Use Case
12 8 (6.96%) Investment Banking
12 8 (6.96%) Retail
13 7 (6.09%) Marketing
13 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
13 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
13 7 (6.09%) SDLC
13 7 (6.09%) Programme Delivery
13 7 (6.09%) Process Improvement
13 7 (6.09%) Confluence
13 7 (6.09%) Acceptance Criteria

Lead 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 (6.09%) Confluence
2 4 (3.48%) CMS
3 3 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.61%) SAS
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.74%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.87%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.87%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.87%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) Big Data
2 2 (1.74%) Essbase
2 2 (1.74%) Power BI
3 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.87%) QlikView
3 1 (0.87%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) JIRA
2 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
General
1 39 (33.91%) Finance
2 35 (30.43%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Retail Banking
4 8 (6.96%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.96%) Retail
5 7 (6.09%) Marketing
6 6 (5.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.87%) Law
8 1 (0.87%) Local Government
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.87%) Web Services
2 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.57%) User Experience
3 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.61%) Equities
5 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.61%) Social Media
5 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.74%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.87%) Derivative
7 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 26 (22.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (16.52%) User Stories
5 13 (11.30%) Scrum
6 11 (9.57%) Waterfall
7 10 (8.70%) Project Management
7 10 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (7.83%) BDD
9 8 (6.96%) Coaching
9 8 (6.96%) Migration
9 8 (6.96%) Use Case
10 7 (6.09%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.09%) Process Improvement
10 7 (6.09%) Programme Delivery
10 7 (6.09%) SDLC
11 6 (5.22%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (5.22%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.74%) SQL
2 1 (0.87%) C
2 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Degree
1 3 (2.61%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) IIBA
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.87%) PMP
2 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) GDPR
2 5 (4.35%) PMO
3 3 (2.61%) MiFID
4 2 (1.74%) EMIR
5 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (2.61%) Adobe
1 3 (2.61%) CyberArk
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.74%) Hyperion
2 2 (1.74%) Siebel
2 2 (1.74%) Temenos
2 2 (1.74%) Workday
3 1 (0.87%) Fidessa
3 1 (0.87%) hybris
3 1 (0.87%) IBM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle
3 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.87%) SAP
3 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
3 1 (0.87%) Tableau
3 1 (0.87%) Yardi