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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
North West / Lancashire
Rank 16 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 24 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.34% 4.92% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.04% 5.07% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 7
Median daily rate £350 £360 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £580 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
239 434 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.00% 97.09% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 274 234
Median daily rate £375 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 67 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £46.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +14 12 £355 -29.00%
Blackburn - 3 £300 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 23 (54.76%) Business Analysis
2 21 (50.00%) Use Case
3 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (40.48%) Project Management
5 14 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (33.33%) UML
6 13 (30.95%) OO
6 13 (30.95%) Open Source
7 12 (28.57%) Service Design
7 12 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (26.19%) ISEB
8 11 (26.19%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 7 (16.67%) JIRA
12 6 (14.29%) IIBA
12 6 (14.29%) CBAP
13 5 (11.90%) Email Marketing
13 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
13 5 (11.90%) User Stories
13 5 (11.90%) Order to Cash
13 5 (11.90%) Single Customer View
13 5 (11.90%) PMO
13 5 (11.90%) Marketing
13 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
13 5 (11.90%) Logistics
13 5 (11.90%) MS Visio

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 5 (11.90%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (11.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Unix
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Business Analysis
2 21 (50.00%) Use Case
3 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (40.48%) Project Management
5 14 (33.33%) UML
6 13 (30.95%) OO
6 13 (30.95%) Open Source
7 12 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (28.57%) Service Design
7 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (26.19%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
10 5 (11.90%) CRM
10 5 (11.90%) Email Marketing
10 5 (11.90%) Logistics
10 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.90%) Single Customer View
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
10 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
1 4 (9.52%) Java
1 4 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISEB
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) CBAP
3 6 (14.29%) IIBA
4 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) SaltStack