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Business Analyst Overview

Job Description

A freelance Business Analyst is responsible for analyzing and evaluating the business needs and requirements of a company or client. They gather and document information about existing business processes and systems, identify areas for improvement, and propose solutions to drive efficiency and productivity. The freelance Business Analyst also collaborates with stakeholders, such as project managers, developers, and end-users, to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables. They conduct research, data analysis, and market studies to support business decision-making and provide recommendations for implementing changes. Additionally, they may assist in the development of business cases, project plans, and user documentation. The freelance Business Analyst should have excellent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, and a deep understanding of business processes and systems. They need to effectively communicate complex information and be able to work independently in a remote or freelance setting.

Most Common Skills

SQL, Microsoft Excel, and PowerBI - For more data, check Business Analyst skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$84 - This number comes from our open-source Business Analyst hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Business analysts play a key role in bridging the gap between business and technology teams.
  • Business Analysts can earn six-figure salaries!
  • A Business Analyst is skilled in identifying and resolving problems within a company's processes.


  • "Business Analysts are the Sherlock Holmes of the corporate world, always uncovering hidden opportunities and solving the mysteries of profitability."
  • "Business analysts are the architects of growth, transforming information into innovation, and strategy into success."
  • "Being a business analyst is like being a detective - except instead of solving crimes, you're solving the mystery of why the CEO's PowerPoint presentation is full of spelling errors."

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