The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 11 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 43 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.21% 6.22% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.44% 6.65% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 8
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£360 £338 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £262 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.72 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.88 £30.33 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+21.59% -7.40%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
376 391 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 89.31% 93.54% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 241 93
Average daily rate £380 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £32.47 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +15 23 £360 +10.76%
Preston +8 4 £250 -35.48%
Burnley +5 3 £450 +14.28%
Lytham St Annes +9 2 £319 +3.83%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 24 (42.11%) Business Analysis
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (17.54%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (17.54%) Change Management
6 9 (15.79%) Degree
7 8 (14.04%) Finance
7 8 (14.04%) Curam
7 8 (14.04%) Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) ISEB
8 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.28%) Data Management
8 7 (12.28%) Release Management
8 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.53%) Open Source
9 6 (10.53%) Master Data Management
9 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) User Experience
9 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.53%) UML
10 5 (8.77%) OO
10 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.77%) ERP
10 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (8.77%) Validation
10 5 (8.77%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (8.77%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Waterfall

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Open Source
2 6 (10.53%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) Informatics
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Business Analysis
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.54%) Change Management
4 10 (17.54%) Business Process Mapping
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) Data Management
6 7 (12.28%) Release Management
7 6 (10.53%) Master Data Management
7 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.53%) UML
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.77%) OO
8 5 (8.77%) ERP
8 5 (8.77%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Validation
8 5 (8.77%) Business Development
8 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.77%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.26%) APMP
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) CISSP
6 1 (1.75%) MBA
6 1 (1.75%) CISMP
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Curam
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) Cognos
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow