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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 34 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 19 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.46% 3.69% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 4.12% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 16
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£315 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £204 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £26.65 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+27.56% -8.10%
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
350 243 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.16% 89.67% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 109 230
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -5 2 £300 -14.28%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 22 (36.67%) Business Analysis
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Business Process Mapping
4 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
6 7 (11.67%) Finance
6 7 (11.67%) Change Control
7 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) UML
8 5 (8.33%) RAD
8 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
8 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.33%) NHS
8 5 (8.33%) TDD
8 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (8.33%) BDD
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.67%) Scala
9 4 (6.67%) Time Management
9 4 (6.67%) Use Case
9 4 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (6.67%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) Project Management
9 4 (6.67%) HP
9 4 (6.67%) ISEB
9 4 (6.67%) Java

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Advertising
2 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) DWR
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.67%) WPF
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Business Analysis
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Business Process Mapping
4 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (11.67%) Change Control
6 6 (10.00%) UML
6 6 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.33%) RAD
7 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Time Management
8 4 (6.67%) Use Case
9 3 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Java
1 4 (6.67%) Scala
2 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) HP
2 3 (5.00%) Curam
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Siebel
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