The median contractor rate for a Lead Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Lead Business Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 525 529
Rank change year-on-year -26 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 54 123 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 95 71
Median daily rate £500 £473 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £455
% change year-on-year +4.39% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Lead Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 30 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 3 months to 29 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 -17 47 £500 +5.26% 17
London +12 35 £513 +7.32% 6
City of London +2 7 £513 +5.12% 3
Scotland +27 5 £355 -11.25% 3
South East +9 4 £550 +23.59% 2
East Midlands -10 4 £475 -13.63% 2
Edinburgh +18 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Northamptonshire -3 3 £475 -13.63%
South Wales +15 2 £515 +27.16% 3
West Yorkshire +8 2 £428 -2.61% 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £428 -2.61% 1
Wales +8 2 £515 +27.16% 3
Halifax +3 2 £428 -6.04%
Cardiff +24 1 £475 +17.28% 2
Berkshire +23 1 £600 +34.83%
Hampshire +13 1 - -
West Midlands +13 1 £500 +11.11% 3
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 2
Nottingham +4 1 - -
Wiltshire +3 1 £513 -2.38%
Coventry +3 1 £500 -
Glasgow +2 1 £308 - 2
Surrey -1 1 £425 -11.68%
Northampton -4 1 £525 -4.54%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £550 +41.02%
South West -14 1 £513 +7.89% 2
Bromley - 1 £600 -
Newbury - 1 £600 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Paisley - 1 £310 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 46 (37.70%) Finance
2 41 (33.61%) Business Analysis
3 38 (31.15%) Banking
4 36 (29.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (13.93%) Project Management
7 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.02%) Migration
8 10 (8.20%) Use Case
8 10 (8.20%) User Stories
9 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
10 8 (6.56%) Risk Management
10 8 (6.56%) Data Analysis
10 8 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (6.56%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.56%) Degree
11 7 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.74%) QA
11 7 (5.74%) Test Strategy
11 7 (5.74%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.74%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (5.74%) Change Management
11 7 (5.74%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.92%) CRM
12 6 (4.92%) SAP
12 6 (4.92%) UML
12 6 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (4.92%) User Experience

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 5 (4.10%) SAS
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.82%) FileNet
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.10%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Summit
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.82%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) IaaS
1 2 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) Big Data
2 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.64%) DB2
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) JIRA
General
1 46 (37.70%) Finance
2 38 (31.15%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Legal
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) Front Office
5 3 (2.46%) Advertising
5 3 (2.46%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Electronics
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.82%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.82%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.92%) User Experience
3 5 (4.10%) Derivative
4 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) iPad
5 3 (2.46%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.46%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.64%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.64%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.64%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.82%) Fintech
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) Business Analysis
2 36 (29.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.93%) Project Management
5 11 (9.02%) Migration
6 10 (8.20%) Use Case
6 10 (8.20%) User Stories
7 8 (6.56%) Data Analysis
7 8 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.56%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.74%) Change Management
8 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.74%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.74%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.74%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (5.74%) Test Strategy
8 7 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.92%) Business Transformation
9 6 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.92%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.10%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) ISEB
2 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ACCA
4 1 (0.82%) CIMA
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) MiFID
3 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.46%) FATCA
5 2 (1.64%) IFRS
5 2 (1.64%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.82%) COREP
6 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.82%) FINREP
6 1 (0.82%) GDPR
6 1 (0.82%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.82%) PMO
6 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.82%) SEPA
6 1 (0.82%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.92%) SAP
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 2 (1.64%) IBM
4 2 (1.64%) Murex
4 2 (1.64%) Sybase
4 2 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (0.82%) Aveksa
5 1 (0.82%) CA
5 1 (0.82%) Casewise
5 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.82%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.82%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.82%) Temenos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago