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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 31 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 37 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.68% 3.63% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 4.00% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 25
Average daily rate
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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 £305 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
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 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
729 824 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.16% 90.65% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 396 475
Average daily rate £385 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 45
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £19.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +4 11 £350 +12.90% 4
Knutsford +6 5 £425 +1.19% 1
Chester +4 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 39 (39.00%) Business Analysis
2 35 (35.00%) Finance
3 30 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (21.00%) Banking
6 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (12.00%) Migration
7 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (11.00%) Validation
8 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.00%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (9.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (9.00%) Advertising
9 9 (9.00%) ISEB
10 8 (8.00%) Web Development
11 7 (7.00%) Business Transformation
11 7 (7.00%) Six Sigma
11 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
11 7 (7.00%) Back Office
12 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.00%) User Stories
12 6 (6.00%) Retail
13 5 (5.00%) MS Office
13 5 (5.00%) Project Management
13 5 (5.00%) Information Security
14 4 (4.00%) IVR
14 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
14 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
14 4 (4.00%) Scrum

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.00%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
3 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.00%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.00%) QlikView
General
1 35 (35.00%) Finance
2 21 (21.00%) Banking
3 9 (9.00%) Advertising
4 7 (7.00%) Back Office
5 6 (6.00%) Retail
6 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.00%) German Language
7 2 (2.00%) Billing
7 2 (2.00%) Local Government
7 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.00%) Legal
8 1 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) IVR
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.00%) CESG
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.00%) Business Analysis
2 30 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.00%) Migration
4 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 11 (11.00%) Validation
5 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis
6 9 (9.00%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (9.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (8.00%) Web Development
8 7 (7.00%) Six Sigma
8 7 (7.00%) Business Transformation
9 6 (6.00%) User Stories
9 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.00%) Project Management
10 5 (5.00%) Information Security
11 4 (4.00%) Requirements Management
11 4 (4.00%) Scrum
11 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.00%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) ISEB
2 3 (3.00%) IIBA
2 3 (3.00%) CBAP
3 2 (2.00%) CISSP
3 2 (2.00%) CISA
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) BS7799
1 2 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.00%) Avaya
3 1 (1.00%) Ariba
3 1 (1.00%) Informatica
3 1 (1.00%) Remedy
3 1 (1.00%) Fiserv
3 1 (1.00%) Splunk
3 1 (1.00%) Tableau
3 1 (1.00%) SunGard
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
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