Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Business Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 446 422
Rank change year-on-year -51 -24 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Business Analyst 438 520 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 364 459
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £333 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £50.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +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 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Senior Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Business Analyst in the UK

Senior Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Business Analyst in the UK

Senior Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Business Analyst over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Business Analyst in the UK

Senior Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Business Analyst in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -63 381 £500 +5.26% 47
London -51 235 £550 +4.76% 22
UK excluding London -6 199 £463 +2.78% 28
South East +25 62 £488 +8.33% 3
Scotland +28 47 £425 - 3
North of England +44 35 £420 -10.64% 12
Midlands -7 24 £475 +6.74% 3
Yorkshire +20 20 £410 -8.89% 6
East Midlands -14 16 £475 +11.11% 1
East of England -31 14 £420 -11.58% 4
North West -13 12 £423 -11.05% 5
South West -6 10 £450 -3.74% 3
West Midlands +8 9 £500 +10.86% 2
Wales +16 7 £500 +33.33%
North East +70 3 £550 +15.79% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Business Analyst in the job title.

1 175 (39.95%) Finance
2 156 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 112 (25.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (20.55%) Banking
6 70 (15.98%) User Stories
7 55 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (12.10%) Project Management
9 49 (11.19%) Use Case
10 37 (8.45%) Scrum
11 36 (8.22%) Investment Banking
11 36 (8.22%) Migration
11 36 (8.22%) Waterfall
12 35 (7.99%) Data Analysis
12 35 (7.99%) Degree
13 34 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (7.76%) Acceptance Criteria
14 33 (7.53%) Front Office
15 32 (7.31%) SQL
15 32 (7.31%) JIRA
16 29 (6.62%) Risk Management
17 28 (6.39%) ERP
18 25 (5.71%) ISEB
18 25 (5.71%) Oracle
18 25 (5.71%) GDPR
19 24 (5.48%) SDLC
20 23 (5.25%) Investment Management
20 23 (5.25%) MS Visio
20 23 (5.25%) Marketing
20 23 (5.25%) Derivative

Senior 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 12 (2.74%) Confluence
2 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.37%) SAS
4 4 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.91%) CMS
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (5.25%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.14%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.91%) Loan IQ
4 3 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.46%) Endur
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.46%) SAP MRS
5 2 (0.46%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.46%) Summit
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (0.23%) Slack
2 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.46%) Intranet
1 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.23%) Skype
2 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.51%) Big Data
2 8 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.14%) Essbase
4 5 (1.14%) QlikView
5 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.68%) Power BI
5 3 (0.68%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.68%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.23%) MS Access
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (7.31%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 175 (39.95%) Finance
2 90 (20.55%) Banking
3 36 (8.22%) Investment Banking
4 33 (7.53%) Front Office
5 23 (5.25%) Marketing
6 20 (4.57%) Retail
7 19 (4.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (4.11%) Manufacturing
9 15 (3.42%) Back Office
10 10 (2.28%) Financial Institution
10 10 (2.28%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.60%) Legal
12 6 (1.37%) Billing
12 6 (1.37%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.91%) International Banking
14 3 (0.68%) Automotive
15 2 (0.46%) Electronics
15 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.46%) Law
15 2 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.28%) .NET
2 9 (2.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.91%) XML
4 3 (0.68%) GWT
5 2 (0.46%) FpML
5 2 (0.46%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.46%) Spring
6 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.23%) EDI
6 1 (0.23%) JPA
6 1 (0.23%) Mason
6 1 (0.23%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) Spring Batch
6 1 (0.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.25%) Derivative
3 22 (5.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (4.34%) User Experience
5 18 (4.11%) Market Risk
6 15 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.74%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.74%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.83%) Fintech
9 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.37%) NHS
10 5 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (1.14%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.91%) Equities
11 4 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.91%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.46%) Windows
2 1 (0.23%) Android
2 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 112 (25.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (15.98%) User Stories
5 53 (12.10%) Project Management
6 49 (11.19%) Use Case
7 37 (8.45%) Scrum
8 36 (8.22%) Migration
8 36 (8.22%) Waterfall
9 35 (7.99%) Data Analysis
10 34 (7.76%) Acceptance Criteria
10 34 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (6.62%) Risk Management
12 28 (6.39%) ERP
13 24 (5.48%) SDLC
14 23 (5.25%) Asset Management
14 23 (5.25%) Investment Management
15 21 (4.79%) GAP Analysis
16 20 (4.57%) CRM
16 20 (4.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.31%) SQL
2 9 (2.05%) C#
3 6 (1.37%) R
4 5 (1.14%) C
5 4 (0.91%) VBA
6 3 (0.68%) Java
7 2 (0.46%) Python
8 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (7.99%) Degree
2 25 (5.71%) ISEB
3 16 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.28%) IIBA
6 8 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.14%) CBAP
7 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.46%) CFA
10 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) MBA
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.71%) GDPR
2 19 (4.34%) MiFID
3 12 (2.74%) QA
4 7 (1.60%) EMIR
5 6 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 2 (0.46%) PMO
8 2 (0.46%) PSD2
8 2 (0.46%) SEPA
8 2 (0.46%) SLA
9 1 (0.23%) COREP
9 1 (0.23%) GAAP
9 1 (0.23%) IFRS
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.23%) Docker
1 1 (0.23%) Xen
1 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (5.71%) Oracle
2 22 (5.02%) SAP
3 16 (3.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.83%) JD Edwards
5 6 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.91%) Adobe
6 4 (0.91%) Murex
7 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.68%) Google
7 3 (0.68%) Hyperion
7 3 (0.68%) IBM
7 3 (0.68%) Pega
7 3 (0.68%) Siebel
7 3 (0.68%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.68%) Yardi
8 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.46%) hybris
8 2 (0.46%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.46%) Tableau
8 2 (0.46%) Vertica