The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 27 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 81 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.87% 8.32% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 8.80% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 40
Median daily rate £375 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £335 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% +57.14%
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
864 920 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 94.55% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 559 414
Median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 45
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 18 £350 - 1
Chester -1 15 £413 +21.86%
Macclesfield +8 12 £364 -
Knutsford -13 3 £450 +7.46%
Alderley Edge +4 1 £355 -
Sandbach - 1 £275 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 53 (47.75%) Finance
2 48 (43.24%) Business Analysis
3 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (25.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (22.52%) Banking
6 22 (19.82%) User Stories
7 16 (14.41%) UML
8 15 (13.51%) Scrum
9 14 (12.61%) SAP
9 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (12.61%) Project Management
10 13 (11.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (11.71%) Use Case
10 13 (11.71%) Analytics
11 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (9.01%) ServiceNow
12 10 (9.01%) Data Analysis
13 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (8.11%) Retail
13 9 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
14 8 (7.21%) Kanban
14 8 (7.21%) SDLC
14 8 (7.21%) Requirements Management
14 8 (7.21%) Data Modelling
14 8 (7.21%) CRM
15 7 (6.31%) Quality Management
15 7 (6.31%) Retail Banking
15 7 (6.31%) Degree
15 7 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (5.41%) Open Source

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
2 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Network Security
2 2 (1.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) JIRA
1 5 (4.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 53 (47.75%) Finance
2 25 (22.52%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (8.11%) Retail
5 7 (6.31%) Retail Banking
6 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.60%) Back Office
8 3 (2.70%) Advertising
8 3 (2.70%) Local Government
8 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.80%) Law
10 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.90%) Billing
10 1 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.90%) French Language
10 1 (0.90%) Front Office
10 1 (0.90%) German Language
10 1 (0.90%) Legal
10 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Web Services
2 3 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.90%) JSON
3 1 (0.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.50%) Informatics
2 5 (4.50%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.60%) Life Science
3 4 (3.60%) NHS
4 3 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.70%) User Experience
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.90%) iPad
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.24%) Business Analysis
2 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (19.82%) User Stories
5 16 (14.41%) UML
6 15 (13.51%) Scrum
7 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (12.61%) Project Management
8 13 (11.71%) Analytics
8 13 (11.71%) Use Case
9 10 (9.01%) Data Analysis
10 9 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
11 8 (7.21%) CRM
11 8 (7.21%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.21%) Kanban
11 8 (7.21%) Requirements Management
11 8 (7.21%) SDLC
12 7 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.31%) Quality Management
13 6 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.70%) C++
2 3 (2.70%) Java
2 3 (2.70%) Python
2 3 (2.70%) SQL
3 2 (1.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.80%) ISEB
4 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) SAP
2 10 (9.01%) ServiceNow
3 6 (5.41%) Dynatrace
4 5 (4.50%) Tableau
4 5 (4.50%) Talend
5 3 (2.70%) Ariba
5 3 (2.70%) Vertica
6 2 (1.80%) EXASOL
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com