The first table below looks at the demand for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 48 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 25 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.93% 1.74% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 2.37% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 15
Average daily rate £400 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -12.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £189 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.13 £31.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +30.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cheshire region.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cheshire region.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 5 £400 +18.51%
Chester - 5 £150 -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (21.15%) Project Management
3 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Oracle
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) .NET
6 8 (15.38%) HTML
6 8 (15.38%) Java
6 8 (15.38%) Validation
6 8 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.46%) C#
7 7 (13.46%) Web Services
7 7 (13.46%) XML
8 6 (11.54%) C
8 6 (11.54%) C++
8 6 (11.54%) VBScript
8 6 (11.54%) VB
8 6 (11.54%) VB.NET
8 6 (11.54%) MySQL
8 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
9 5 (9.62%) MS Visio
10 4 (7.69%) UML
10 4 (7.69%) SAP
10 4 (7.69%) JavaScript

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.77%) MS Office
4 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Intranet
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Advertising
4 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Analyst
2 29 (55.77%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Tester
3 6 (11.54%) Software Tester
3 6 (11.54%) Banking Business Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Payments Business Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Junior
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Tester
7 1 (1.92%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) Web Services
3 7 (13.46%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) jQuery
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.92%) XSL
5 1 (1.92%) XHTML
5 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Life Science
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
2 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Project Management
1 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (15.38%) Validation
2 8 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
4 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
5 4 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 4 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 4 (7.69%) UML
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Information Security
6 3 (5.77%) Data Management
6 3 (5.77%) Use Case
6 3 (5.77%) BPMN
6 3 (5.77%) Master Data Management
6 3 (5.77%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) C++
4 6 (11.54%) VBScript
4 6 (11.54%) VB
4 6 (11.54%) VB.NET
4 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.54%) C
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) CISSP
2 2 (3.85%) CISA
2 2 (3.85%) GIAC
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) IIBA
3 1 (1.92%) CBAP
3 1 (1.92%) APMP
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) JD Edwards
3 2 (3.85%) Stellent
4 1 (1.92%) Planview
4 1 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft