The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 25 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 26 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.22% 6.97% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.65% 7.29% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 9
Average daily rate £338 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.98% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.33 £32.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +11.01%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
391 192 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.54% 95.52% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 93 168
Average daily rate £375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.04 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +27.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £30.00 £29.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Business Analyst
North West

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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 6 £325 -
Preston -13 3 £388 +13.97%
Burnley - 2 £394 -
Blackburn -4 1 £240 -23.80%
Rossendale - - - -
Darwen - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 17 (40.48%) Business Analysis
2 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (14.29%) Degree
6 5 (11.90%) Data Management
6 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Finance
6 5 (11.90%) Process Improvement
7 4 (9.52%) BPR
7 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
8 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.14%) UML
8 3 (7.14%) CRM
8 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
9 2 (4.76%) RAD
9 2 (4.76%) Java
9 2 (4.76%) J2EE
9 2 (4.76%) ISEB
9 2 (4.76%) NHS
9 2 (4.76%) Internet
9 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) NHS
1 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Business Analysis
2 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.90%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Data Management
5 5 (11.90%) Process Improvement
6 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.52%) BPR
7 3 (7.14%) UML
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (4.76%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) RAD
8 2 (4.76%) TDD
8 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Curam
2 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
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