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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 12 23 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 90 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.57% 6.87% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.36% 7.42% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 43 15
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£413 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £216 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.22 £30.91 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -0.28%
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
869 714 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.45% 92.61% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 395 281
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Knutsford +2 11 £425 +24.08%
Warrington +2 10 £645 +95.45% 2
Chester -2 10 £339 +30.19% 2
Macclesfield 0 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £325 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 103 (62.80%) Finance
2 75 (45.73%) Business Analysis
3 61 (37.20%) Banking
4 54 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (20.12%) Retail
6 32 (19.51%) Retail Banking
7 21 (12.80%) Project Management
8 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.71%) PRINCE2
12 10 (6.10%) SAP
12 10 (6.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (6.10%) Migration
12 10 (6.10%) Time Management
13 9 (5.49%) Legal
13 9 (5.49%) Validation
13 9 (5.49%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (5.49%) Microsoft
14 8 (4.88%) UML
14 8 (4.88%) Advertising
14 8 (4.88%) Information Security
15 7 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
15 7 (4.27%) ISEB
15 7 (4.27%) SDLC
16 6 (3.66%) FATCA
16 6 (3.66%) MS Excel
16 6 (3.66%) CRM
16 6 (3.66%) SQL

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP APO
2 2 (1.22%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.22%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) ATM
1 2 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
1 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
General
1 103 (62.80%) Finance
2 61 (37.20%) Banking
3 33 (20.12%) Retail
4 32 (19.51%) Retail Banking
5 10 (6.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (5.49%) Legal
7 8 (4.88%) Advertising
8 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
9 5 (3.05%) Local Government
10 4 (2.44%) Billing
11 2 (1.22%) Marketing
11 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.22%) Law
12 1 (0.61%) Front Office
12 1 (0.61%) Back Office
12 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (1.22%) NHS
2 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.22%) Online Banking
2 2 (1.22%) Informatics
3 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.61%) Life Science
3 1 (0.61%) Telematics
3 1 (0.61%) CESG
3 1 (0.61%) DTV
3 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (0.61%) User Experience
3 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (45.73%) Business Analysis
2 54 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (12.80%) Project Management
4 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (6.71%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.10%) Migration
7 10 (6.10%) Time Management
8 9 (5.49%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (5.49%) Validation
9 8 (4.88%) Information Security
9 8 (4.88%) UML
10 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.27%) SDLC
11 6 (3.66%) CRM
11 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.66%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (3.66%) Requirements Management
12 5 (3.05%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (3.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.66%) SQL
2 2 (1.22%) VBA
2 2 (1.22%) PL/1
3 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.27%) ISEB
2 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (2.44%) APMP
3 3 (1.83%) CCA
4 2 (1.22%) Degree
5 1 (0.61%) CISSP
5 1 (0.61%) IIBA
5 1 (0.61%) PMP
5 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) FATCA
2 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.10%) SAP
2 9 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.61%) ATG
3 1 (0.61%) hybris
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos
3 1 (0.61%) IBM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle
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