The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 30 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 10 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.21% 7.71% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 8.26% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 15
Median daily rate £375 £440 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £330 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.43 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
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
298 436 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.51% 93.36% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 312 203
Median daily rate £350 £440 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £269 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 34
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.87% +38.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £15.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £58.24 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 26 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 5 £388 - 1
Blackpool +4 1 £200 -56.52%
Blackburn - 1 £350 - 1
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (60.47%) Business Analysis
2 20 (46.51%) Use Case
3 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (39.53%) Java
4 17 (39.53%) UML
5 16 (37.21%) Project Management
5 16 (37.21%) Finance
6 15 (34.88%) OOA/OOD
6 15 (34.88%) OO
6 15 (34.88%) Waterfall
6 15 (34.88%) Open Source
6 15 (34.88%) Agile Project Management
7 14 (32.56%) Service Design
8 12 (27.91%) IaaS
8 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
8 12 (27.91%) Puppet
8 12 (27.91%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (27.91%) SaltStack
8 12 (27.91%) Python
8 12 (27.91%) Linux
9 10 (23.26%) Apache
9 10 (23.26%) Oracle
9 10 (23.26%) Unix
9 10 (23.26%) Windows
9 10 (23.26%) JIRA
10 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Smart Meter
11 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (13.95%) Change Management

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.26%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) IaaS
2 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JIRA
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Unix
2 10 (23.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Business Analysis
2 20 (46.51%) Use Case
3 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (39.53%) UML
5 16 (37.21%) Project Management
6 15 (34.88%) Agile Project Management
6 15 (34.88%) OO
6 15 (34.88%) OOA/OOD
6 15 (34.88%) Open Source
6 15 (34.88%) Waterfall
7 14 (32.56%) Service Design
8 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) Data Management
10 6 (13.95%) SEO
11 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
11 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (9.30%) SFIA
12 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
2 12 (27.91%) Python
3 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (27.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) SaltStack
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) IFS
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft