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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 31 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 64 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.79% 6.36% 6.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 6.65% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 29
Average daily rate £388 £438 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +17.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £453 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +75.59%
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
1029 947 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.04% 95.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 574 370
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 21 £450 +20.00%
Chester +2 13 £342 -1.15% 2
Macclesfield +7 12 £375 -
Knutsford -20 5 £450 +9.09%
Alderley Edge +4 2 £365 -14.11%
Sandbach - 1 £275 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 50 (42.37%) Finance
2 48 (40.68%) Business Analysis
3 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (19.49%) Banking
6 22 (18.64%) Project Management
7 21 (17.80%) User Stories
8 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (12.71%) Analytics
9 15 (12.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (12.71%) UML
10 14 (11.86%) Retail
10 14 (11.86%) Change Management
10 14 (11.86%) Use Case
11 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.17%) SDLC
13 11 (9.32%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (9.32%) SAP
13 11 (9.32%) Data Modelling
14 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (7.63%) Scrum
15 9 (7.63%) Data Management
15 9 (7.63%) Retail Banking
15 9 (7.63%) Target Operating Model
15 9 (7.63%) Process Improvement
16 8 (6.78%) Data Analysis
16 8 (6.78%) Life Science
16 8 (6.78%) Migration
17 7 (5.93%) Advertising

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) SaaS
1 5 (4.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) JIRA
2 4 (3.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 50 (42.37%) Finance
2 23 (19.49%) Banking
3 15 (12.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (11.86%) Retail
5 9 (7.63%) Retail Banking
6 7 (5.93%) Advertising
7 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
8 4 (3.39%) Local Government
9 3 (2.54%) Back Office
10 2 (1.69%) Law
10 2 (1.69%) Legal
10 2 (1.69%) Marketing
11 1 (0.85%) Billing
11 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Life Science
3 5 (4.24%) Informatics
3 5 (4.24%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.39%) User Experience
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Business Analysis
2 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (18.64%) Project Management
5 21 (17.80%) User Stories
6 15 (12.71%) Analytics
6 15 (12.71%) UML
7 14 (11.86%) Change Management
7 14 (11.86%) Use Case
8 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.17%) SDLC
10 11 (9.32%) Data Modelling
10 11 (9.32%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.63%) Data Management
12 9 (7.63%) Process Improvement
12 9 (7.63%) Scrum
12 9 (7.63%) Target Operating Model
13 8 (6.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) C++
1 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) APMP
5 1 (0.85%) ECDL
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) SAP
2 7 (5.93%) ServiceNow
3 6 (5.08%) Dynatrace
4 4 (3.39%) EXASOL
4 4 (3.39%) Tableau
4 4 (3.39%) Talend
5 3 (2.54%) Ariba
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
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