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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 18 29 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 69 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.88% 5.42% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.29% 5.89% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 24 12
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£425 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £431 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £21.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+82.55% -33.33%
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
832 730 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.98% 91.94% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 355 300
Average daily rate £413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.18% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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
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 31 March 2015. 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
Chester +9 14 £431 +23.21% 4
Warrington -3 8 £413 +12.24% 4
Knutsford -2 4 £358 -2.72% 3
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - - 3
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 66 (51.97%) Finance
2 46 (36.22%) Business Analysis
3 44 (34.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (33.86%) Banking
5 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (15.75%) Retail
7 17 (13.39%) Retail Banking
8 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
9 10 (7.87%) Validation
10 9 (7.09%) Project Management
11 8 (6.30%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
12 7 (5.51%) UML
12 7 (5.51%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.51%) Migration
12 7 (5.51%) Information Security
12 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
13 6 (4.72%) Advertising
13 6 (4.72%) Windows
13 6 (4.72%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.72%) ERP
13 6 (4.72%) ISEB
13 6 (4.72%) Six Sigma
13 6 (4.72%) Change Management
13 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (3.94%) BPR
14 5 (3.94%) SQL
14 5 (3.94%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.79%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) ATM
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 66 (51.97%) Finance
2 43 (33.86%) Banking
3 20 (15.75%) Retail
4 17 (13.39%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.72%) Advertising
6 5 (3.94%) Local Government
7 4 (3.15%) Legal
8 2 (1.57%) Law
9 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Electronics
9 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) .NET
1 3 (2.36%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.15%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) Informatics
5 2 (1.57%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.57%) NHS
5 2 (1.57%) Open Source
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) DTV
6 1 (0.79%) CESG
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.22%) Business Analysis
2 44 (34.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (7.87%) Validation
4 9 (7.09%) Project Management
5 8 (6.30%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (5.51%) Information Security
6 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.51%) Migration
6 7 (5.51%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.51%) UML
7 6 (4.72%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.72%) ERP
7 6 (4.72%) Six Sigma
7 6 (4.72%) Change Management
7 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.94%) Requirements Management
8 5 (3.94%) BPR
9 4 (3.15%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (3.15%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) VBA
2 2 (1.57%) PL/1
2 2 (1.57%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) ISEB
2 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.36%) PMP
3 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.57%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) CISMP
5 1 (0.79%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCCM
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) SAP
4 2 (1.57%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.79%) ATG
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) hybris
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Citrix
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