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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 28 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 25 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.87% 2.26% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.17% 4.14% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £240 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -44.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £70.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £24.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+29.89% -32.63%
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
306 145 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 71.83% 54.51% 60.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 69 151
Average daily rate £425 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 11
Average hourly rate £63.00 £70.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -7 1 £450 -
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 19 (36.54%) Oracle
2 18 (34.62%) Finance
3 16 (30.77%) SQL
3 16 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (28.85%) ISEB
5 13 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 11 (21.15%) Data Architecture
7 11 (21.15%) Data Integration
7 11 (21.15%) Web Services
7 11 (21.15%) EAI
7 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
7 11 (21.15%) ETL
7 11 (21.15%) CA
7 11 (21.15%) Informatica
7 11 (21.15%) ERwin
8 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
8 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Marketing
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) Dimensional Modelling
11 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
11 7 (13.46%) PowerCenter
11 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
11 7 (13.46%) Migration

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 7 (13.46%) PowerCenter
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (3.85%) OLAP
7 2 (3.85%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) ERwin
2 3 (5.77%) Rational Rose
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Local Government
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Analyst
2 22 (42.31%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Product Owner
4 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) DBA
5 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.77%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Data Modeller
6 2 (3.85%) Data Modeller
7 1 (1.92%) IT Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) IT Strategy Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) J2EE
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Data Integration
2 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (21.15%) EAI
2 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
2 11 (21.15%) ETL
2 11 (21.15%) Data Architecture
3 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 7 (13.46%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
5 6 (11.54%) Project Management
5 6 (11.54%) Business Process Mapping
6 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.69%) UML
7 4 (7.69%) RAD
7 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 13 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) Scala
6 3 (5.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (5.77%) IIBA
6 3 (5.77%) CBAP
7 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.92%) APMP
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) CA
2 11 (21.15%) Informatica
3 5 (9.62%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Curam
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos