The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title 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 Analyst
Rank 14 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 130 79 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.86% 6.61% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.37% 7.02% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 62 52
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£325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1254 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.07% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 90 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Analyst
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 Analyst 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
Salford 0 7 £331 +1.92%
Altrincham -2 1 £275 -5.98% 2
Bury - 1 £350 -
Cheadle - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 86 (35.68%) Business Analysis
2 57 (23.65%) Finance
3 46 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (18.67%) Microsoft
5 40 (16.60%) Project Management
6 34 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (13.69%) MS Excel
8 32 (13.28%) UML
8 32 (13.28%) Retail
9 28 (11.62%) E-Commerce
9 28 (11.62%) Scrum
10 26 (10.79%) MS Office
11 24 (9.96%) MS Visio
12 22 (9.13%) Data Modelling
12 22 (9.13%) Use Case
13 20 (8.30%) Banking
14 19 (7.88%) Windows
14 19 (7.88%) Product Management
14 19 (7.88%) User Stories
15 18 (7.47%) CRM
16 16 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (5.39%) Marketing
18 12 (4.98%) SharePoint
18 12 (4.98%) SQL
19 11 (4.56%) Migration
19 11 (4.56%) Change Management
20 10 (4.15%) TDD
20 10 (4.15%) Oracle
21 9 (3.73%) NHS
21 9 (3.73%) Six Sigma

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (13.69%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.79%) MS Office
3 24 (9.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.90%) MS Project
5 6 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.41%) Agresso
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.66%) WAN
2 3 (1.24%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.24%) QlikView
7 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.41%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 57 (23.65%) Finance
2 32 (13.28%) Retail
3 20 (8.30%) Banking
4 13 (5.39%) Marketing
5 6 (2.49%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.49%) Billing
6 4 (1.66%) Publishing
7 3 (1.24%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Advertising
7 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Local Government
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.49%) HTML
2 5 (2.07%) Web Services
2 5 (2.07%) XML
3 4 (1.66%) CSS
3 4 (1.66%) .NET
4 3 (1.24%) jQuery
5 2 (0.83%) Ajax
5 2 (0.83%) HTML5
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.41%) XSLT
6 1 (0.41%) ODBC
6 1 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.73%) NHS
2 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.66%) Open Source
3 4 (1.66%) New Media
4 2 (0.83%) Social Network
4 2 (0.83%) Interactive TV
4 2 (0.83%) Streaming Video
4 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.41%) GIS
5 1 (0.41%) IVR
5 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.41%) Social Media
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.88%) Windows
2 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
2 2 (0.83%) UNIX
3 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (35.68%) Business Analysis
2 46 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (16.60%) Project Management
4 34 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.28%) UML
6 28 (11.62%) E-Commerce
6 28 (11.62%) Scrum
7 22 (9.13%) Data Modelling
7 22 (9.13%) Use Case
8 19 (7.88%) Product Management
8 19 (7.88%) User Stories
9 18 (7.47%) CRM
10 16 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.56%) Migration
11 11 (4.56%) Change Management
12 10 (4.15%) TDD
13 9 (3.73%) Six Sigma
13 9 (3.73%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (3.73%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (3.73%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.98%) SQL
2 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.41%) C#
4 1 (0.41%) COBOL
4 1 (0.41%) PHP
4 1 (0.41%) VB
4 1 (0.41%) JCL
4 1 (0.41%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (3.73%) Degree
2 8 (3.32%) ISEB
3 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.41%) CIMA
4 1 (0.41%) ACCA
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) PMP
4 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.41%) IIBA
4 1 (0.41%) CBAP
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) Basel III
1 3 (1.24%) QA
Vendors
1 45 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.15%) Oracle
3 7 (2.90%) SAP
4 4 (1.66%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.24%) Remedy
5 3 (1.24%) CA
5 3 (1.24%) Endeca
6 2 (0.83%) Splunk
6 2 (0.83%) Nintex
6 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.41%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.41%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.41%) CODA
7 1 (0.41%) Sun
7 1 (0.41%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Cognos
7 1 (0.41%) Facebook
7 1 (0.41%) Lagan
7 1 (0.41%) Northgate
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