The median contractor rate for a Senior Business Analyst was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Senior Business Analyst
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 369 371
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Business Analyst 232 294 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 208 206
Median daily rate £488 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.95% -2.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 - -

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Business Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Business Analyst in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -6 208 £500 +5.26% 43
London -4 126 £525 +5.00% 16
City of London +14 30 £550 +4.76% 2
South East +8 26 £525 +17.97% 4
East of England +4 22 £425 -19.04% 2
Scotland +23 18 £450 +13.92% 1
Edinburgh +25 16 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey +13 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Essex 0 9 £330 -
East Midlands -2 9 £450 - 6
West Midlands +17 8 £425 -10.52% 2
Hertfordshire +4 8 £500 -18.36% 1
Northamptonshire -2 6 £450 -10.00% 1
South West -4 6 £493 +3.78% 3
Oxfordshire -4 6 £575 -
North West +23 5 £453 +29.28% 4
Yorkshire +15 5 £500 +37.93% 6
Birmingham +4 5 £425 -12.82% 1
Bedfordshire +3 5 £550 +4.76%
Northampton 0 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Oxford - 5 £575 -
West Yorkshire +15 4 £500 +40.35% 4
Leeds +11 4 £500 +40.35% 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £493 +1.12%
Swindon -4 4 £493 +1.12%
Manchester +11 3 - - 3
South Wales +8 3 £345 +6.15% 3
Wales +1 3 £345 +2.22% 3
Kent - 3 £525 -
Hatfield - 3 £500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 191 (38.90%) Business Analysis
2 181 (36.86%) Finance
3 154 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (16.50%) Banking
6 61 (12.42%) Project Management
7 58 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (11.00%) Scrum
9 53 (10.79%) Use Case
10 49 (9.98%) Migration
11 48 (9.78%) User Stories
12 44 (8.96%) Retail
13 42 (8.55%) Waterfall
13 42 (8.55%) MiFID
14 41 (8.35%) Front Office
15 38 (7.74%) Change Management
16 33 (6.72%) SQL
16 33 (6.72%) Data Analysis
17 32 (6.52%) ISEB
17 32 (6.52%) SDLC
18 31 (6.31%) Degree
19 30 (6.11%) Target Operating Model
19 30 (6.11%) Oracle
20 27 (5.50%) Process Improvement
20 27 (5.50%) Investment Banking
20 27 (5.50%) Data Modelling
21 26 (5.30%) Microsoft
21 26 (5.30%) MS Visio
21 26 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 26 (5.30%) Wealth Management

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 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.63%) CMS
3 5 (1.02%) Confluence
4 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.41%) JCAPS
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (5.30%) MS Visio
2 24 (4.89%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.85%) MS Office
3 14 (2.85%) MS Project
4 8 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.63%) SAP MII
1 8 (1.63%) SAP PP
1 8 (1.63%) SAP PP-PI
2 7 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.43%) Sonata
2 7 (1.43%) Tercero
3 6 (1.22%) BigMachines
3 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.61%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.61%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.41%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.22%) Internet
2 4 (0.81%) Network Security
3 1 (0.20%) DSL
3 1 (0.20%) Intranet
3 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.22%) Big Data
5 4 (0.81%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.81%) DB2
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.41%) OLAP
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.20%) Essbase
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) Power BI
7 1 (0.20%) QlikView
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.85%) JIRA
2 8 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 181 (36.86%) Finance
2 81 (16.50%) Banking
3 44 (8.96%) Retail
4 41 (8.35%) Front Office
5 27 (5.50%) Investment Banking
6 23 (4.68%) Back Office
6 23 (4.68%) Marketing
7 16 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.85%) Legal
9 13 (2.65%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.63%) Advertising
11 7 (1.43%) Electronics
12 5 (1.02%) Billing
13 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.81%) Law
13 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.65%) Web Services
2 9 (1.83%) .NET
3 8 (1.63%) SAP XI
4 7 (1.43%) XML
5 5 (1.02%) Velocity
6 4 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.41%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.41%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.41%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.41%) XSLT
9 1 (0.20%) CSS
9 1 (0.20%) FpML
9 1 (0.20%) HTML
9 1 (0.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.48%) Derivative
4 13 (2.65%) Equities
4 13 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.63%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.43%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.43%) User Experience
8 6 (1.22%) Fintech
8 6 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.22%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.22%) NHS
9 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.02%) iPad
9 5 (1.02%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.02%) Windows
2 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (38.90%) Business Analysis
2 154 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (12.42%) Project Management
5 54 (11.00%) Scrum
6 53 (10.79%) Use Case
7 49 (9.98%) Migration
8 48 (9.78%) User Stories
9 42 (8.55%) Waterfall
10 38 (7.74%) Change Management
11 33 (6.72%) Data Analysis
12 32 (6.52%) SDLC
13 30 (6.11%) Target Operating Model
14 27 (5.50%) Data Modelling
14 27 (5.50%) Process Improvement
15 26 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 26 (5.30%) Wealth Management
16 25 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (4.89%) GAP Analysis
17 24 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.72%) SQL
2 12 (2.44%) Java
3 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.41%) C
5 2 (0.41%) C#
5 2 (0.41%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (6.52%) ISEB
2 31 (6.31%) Degree
3 23 (4.68%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.22%) CBAP
6 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.81%) IIBA
7 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.41%) CIMA
8 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.41%) PMP
8 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.20%) AAT
9 1 (0.20%) ACCA
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.55%) MiFID
2 15 (3.05%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (2.24%) EMIR
4 8 (1.63%) GDPR
4 8 (1.63%) SEPA
5 7 (1.43%) FATCA
6 6 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.22%) QA
7 4 (0.81%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.61%) Basel III
8 3 (0.61%) IFRS
8 3 (0.61%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.61%) PMO
9 2 (0.41%) Basel II
9 2 (0.41%) HL7
9 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.41%) SLA
10 1 (0.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (6.11%) Oracle
2 26 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.09%) SAP
4 13 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.63%) Avaloq
5 8 (1.63%) FNZ
6 6 (1.22%) Apttus
6 6 (1.22%) Remedy
7 5 (1.02%) BMC
8 4 (0.81%) HP
8 4 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.81%) TSYS
8 4 (0.81%) Workday
9 3 (0.61%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.61%) Charles River
9 3 (0.61%) Cognos
9 3 (0.61%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.61%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.41%) webMethods
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