The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 35 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 4 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.19% 4.42% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 5.44% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 3
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£401 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £270 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.43 £47.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.33 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.92% +60.64%
Business Analysis
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
263 349 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.51% 81.16% 54.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 196 72
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £287 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 21
Average hourly rate £31.40 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.06 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.33 £47.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Blackpool -7 1 £440 +22.80%
Chorley - 1 - - 5
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) Release Management
5 3 (14.29%) Logistics
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (14.29%) ISEB
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Cognos
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Use Case
6 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Business Analyst
1 17 (80.95%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Process Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Change Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Change and Release Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Release Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
2 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Open Source
3 4 (19.05%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) Logistics
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) HND
4 1 (4.76%) IIBA
4 1 (4.76%) CBAP
4 1 (4.76%) APMP
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cognos
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) Curam