The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 28 27 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 73 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.53% 5.27% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.47% 7.31% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 22
Average daily rate
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£338 £311 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £390 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
+65.78% -43.36%
Business Analysis
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
977 862 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 72.13% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 464 467
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis across the Manchester region.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Manchester region.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Altrincham -1 2 £275 -5.98% 2
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.58%) Windows
2 29 (24.58%) Project Management
3 28 (23.73%) MS Office
4 25 (21.19%) MS Excel
5 22 (18.64%) Product Management
6 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (14.41%) Finance
8 16 (13.56%) Retail
9 15 (12.71%) Scrum
9 15 (12.71%) MS Visio
10 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
11 11 (9.32%) Change Management
12 10 (8.47%) .NET
12 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.63%) C#
13 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (6.78%) WCF
14 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
14 8 (6.78%) TDD
14 8 (6.78%) UML
14 8 (6.78%) OO
14 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
15 7 (5.93%) Web Services
15 7 (5.93%) CRM
15 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
15 7 (5.93%) Oracle
15 7 (5.93%) ISEB
15 7 (5.93%) Banking
15 7 (5.93%) WinForms

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (23.73%) MS Office
2 25 (21.19%) MS Excel
3 15 (12.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.24%) MS Project
5 4 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.69%) SAP APO
1 2 (1.69%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.69%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.69%) SAP PP
1 2 (1.69%) SAP WM
1 2 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.69%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.69%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Agresso
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) VLAN
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.69%) QlikView
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.85%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
1 7 (5.93%) MSTest
2 1 (0.85%) Xcode
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Retail
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (74.58%) Analyst
2 86 (72.88%) Business Analyst
3 11 (9.32%) Developer
4 10 (8.47%) Senior Business Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.08%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.08%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Lead Business Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Consultant
9 3 (2.54%) Business Process Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Process Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) .NET
2 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.78%) WCF
3 7 (5.93%) WPF
3 7 (5.93%) LINQ
3 7 (5.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (5.93%) Web Services
3 7 (5.93%) WinForms
3 7 (5.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) ODBC
4 1 (0.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) J2EE
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.39%) New Media
3 3 (2.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Social Network
4 2 (1.69%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.69%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.85%) Life Science
5 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
5 1 (0.85%) GIS
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.58%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.85%) Android
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.58%) Project Management
2 22 (18.64%) Product Management
3 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.71%) Scrum
5 11 (9.32%) Change Management
6 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.78%) UML
7 8 (6.78%) OO
7 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
7 8 (6.78%) TDD
8 7 (5.93%) CRM
8 7 (5.93%) MVC
8 7 (5.93%) User Stories
9 6 (5.08%) Workflow
9 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.08%) Market Research
9 6 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.24%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) C#
2 5 (4.24%) SQL
3 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.54%) VB
4 3 (2.54%) ABAP
5 2 (1.69%) VBA
5 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.69%) VBScript
5 2 (1.69%) VB6
6 1 (0.85%) Ruby
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.85%) Scala
6 1 (0.85%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.85%) Perl
6 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) ISEB
2 4 (3.39%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) IIBA
4 1 (0.85%) APMP
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ACCA
4 1 (0.85%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Basel III
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) SCOM
1 1 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) SAP
4 2 (1.69%) Remedy
4 2 (1.69%) Nintex
5 1 (0.85%) Splunk
5 1 (0.85%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.85%) Cognos
5 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.85%) CODA
5 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
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