The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 27 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 43 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.31% 3.36% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 3.74% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 23
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£389 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.84 £31.87 £49.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.62
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -0.41%
Business Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
743 856 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.73% 89.92% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 410 454
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 57 43
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 12 £369 +13.46% 2
Knutsford +6 6 £425 +1.19%
Chester +2 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 42 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 35 (35.71%) Finance
3 30 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (23.47%) Banking
5 15 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.29%) Migration
7 12 (12.24%) Data Analysis
8 10 (10.20%) Advertising
8 10 (10.20%) Validation
9 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.18%) ISEB
9 9 (9.18%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (9.18%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (8.16%) Web Development
10 8 (8.16%) Business Transformation
11 7 (7.14%) Back Office
11 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
11 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.12%) Retail
12 6 (6.12%) Six Sigma
12 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.12%) User Stories
13 5 (5.10%) MS Office
13 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (4.08%) Requirements Management
14 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
14 4 (4.08%) Scrum
14 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.02%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.04%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.02%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) LAN
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
1 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.02%) QlikView
General
1 35 (35.71%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 10 (10.20%) Advertising
4 7 (7.14%) Back Office
5 6 (6.12%) Retail
6 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) German Language
7 2 (2.04%) Billing
7 2 (2.04%) Local Government
7 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) IVR
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.02%) CESG
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 30 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.29%) Migration
5 12 (12.24%) Data Analysis
6 10 (10.20%) Validation
7 9 (9.18%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.18%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (8.16%) Business Transformation
8 8 (8.16%) Web Development
9 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.12%) Six Sigma
9 6 (6.12%) User Stories
10 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.08%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.08%) Project Management
11 4 (4.08%) Change Management
11 4 (4.08%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) C
1 1 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) ISEB
2 3 (3.06%) IIBA
2 3 (3.06%) CBAP
3 2 (2.04%) CISSP
3 2 (2.04%) CISA
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) BS7799
1 2 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.04%) SunGard
2 2 (2.04%) Avaya
2 2 (2.04%) Fiserv
2 2 (2.04%) SAP
3 1 (1.02%) Splunk
3 1 (1.02%) Tableau
3 1 (1.02%) Ariba
3 1 (1.02%) Informatica
3 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.02%) Remedy
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago