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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 33 13 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 15 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.29% 7.78% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 8.39% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 6
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£313 £275 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £305 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -16.66%
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
419 155 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.89% 92.81% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 78 178
Average daily rate £378 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £143 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.88 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £31.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 22 December 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
Blackpool - 7 £300 -
Preston -7 3 £350 -
Blackburn - - - - 2
Chorley - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 13 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (25.64%) Business Process Mapping
4 8 (20.51%) Curam
5 7 (17.95%) Data Management
5 7 (17.95%) Degree
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.38%) Master Data Management
7 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
7 5 (12.82%) ERP
7 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (12.82%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (10.26%) C
8 4 (10.26%) NHS
8 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.26%) Change Control
9 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (5.13%) Windows
10 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (5.13%) HP
10 2 (5.13%) ISEB
10 2 (5.13%) Workflow
10 2 (5.13%) Finance
10 2 (5.13%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Use Case

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
1 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.56%) WPF
1 1 (2.56%) DWR
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
1 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 10 (25.64%) Business Process Mapping
3 7 (17.95%) Data Management
4 6 (15.38%) Master Data Management
5 5 (12.82%) ERP
6 4 (10.26%) Change Control
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Workflow
8 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 2 (5.13%) Use Case
9 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Time Management
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.56%) Data Mapping
9 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.56%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Curam
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle