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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 15 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 33 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.11% 10.00% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.44% 10.73% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 31
Median daily rate £425 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 £32.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £40.47 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-6.70% +90.42%
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
391 410 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.07% 93.18% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 256 316
Median daily rate £399 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 50
Median hourly rate £30.25 £18.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.85% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Blackpool -1 19 £450 +28.57%
Chorley - 4 £375 -
Preston +2 3 £398 +59.20% 1
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 28 (50.91%) Business Analysis
2 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.82%) Project Management
4 22 (40.00%) Finance
5 21 (38.18%) Open Source
5 21 (38.18%) Agile Project Management
6 19 (34.55%) Waterfall
6 19 (34.55%) Use Case
6 19 (34.55%) Service Design
7 16 (29.09%) Java
7 16 (29.09%) UML
8 15 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
8 15 (27.27%) OO
8 15 (27.27%) Python
9 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
10 12 (21.82%) Puppet
10 12 (21.82%) IaaS
10 12 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (21.82%) SaltStack
10 12 (21.82%) Linux
11 10 (18.18%) Data Analysis
11 10 (18.18%) JIRA
11 10 (18.18%) Unix
11 10 (18.18%) Windows
11 10 (18.18%) Apache
11 10 (18.18%) Oracle
11 10 (18.18%) Web Services
12 9 (16.36%) Change Management
13 8 (14.55%) SEO

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 (18.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) IaaS
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Law
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) User Experience
1 5 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.82%) Ergonomics
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Unix
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Business Analysis
2 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.82%) Project Management
4 21 (38.18%) Agile Project Management
4 21 (38.18%) Open Source
5 19 (34.55%) Service Design
5 19 (34.55%) Use Case
5 19 (34.55%) Waterfall
6 16 (29.09%) UML
7 15 (27.27%) OO
7 15 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 10 (18.18%) Data Analysis
10 9 (16.36%) Change Management
11 8 (14.55%) SEO
12 7 (12.73%) Business Development
13 6 (10.91%) Requirements Management
13 6 (10.91%) Validation
14 4 (7.27%) Data Management
14 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) Python
3 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.45%) C++
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (21.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) SaltStack
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) IFS
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow