The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.96% 4.65% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.19% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£243 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.63% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £195 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £798 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
Business Analyst
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
126 154 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.36% 89.53% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 48
Average daily rate £285 £312 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £464 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £33.68 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.54% -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analyst across the Chester region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst across the Chester region.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) IVR
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Web Development
2 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (26.67%) User Stories
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) SAS
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Local Government
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Teradata
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (13.33%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (26.67%) Web Development
1 4 (26.67%) User Stories
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Teradata
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle