The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 13 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 123 77 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.95% 6.76% 6.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.44% 7.23% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 56 46
Average daily rate
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£338 £329 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -16.27%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1178 1065 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 93.50% 90.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 531 625
Average daily rate £338 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 6 £325 -1.88%
Altrincham - 1 £275 - 3
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 31 July 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 76 (33.48%) Business Analysis
2 58 (25.55%) Finance
3 43 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (17.18%) Project Management
5 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
6 37 (16.30%) UML
7 32 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (13.66%) Retail
9 26 (11.45%) Scrum
10 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
11 22 (9.69%) E-Commerce
11 22 (9.69%) Banking
12 21 (9.25%) MS Office
13 20 (8.81%) MS Visio
13 20 (8.81%) Data Modelling
13 20 (8.81%) Use Case
14 18 (7.93%) CRM
15 16 (7.05%) User Stories
16 15 (6.61%) SQL
17 14 (6.17%) SharePoint
17 14 (6.17%) Windows
18 13 (5.73%) Product Management
19 12 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (5.29%) Marketing
20 11 (4.85%) GAP Analysis
21 10 (4.41%) Change Management
21 10 (4.41%) Six Sigma
21 10 (4.41%) Systems Analysis
22 9 (3.96%) Asset Management
22 9 (3.96%) Degree

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.25%) MS Office
3 20 (8.81%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.88%) Maximo
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.44%) Agresso
4 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.32%) QlikView
4 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.44%) MS Access
6 1 (0.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) OLAP
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 58 (25.55%) Finance
2 31 (13.66%) Retail
3 22 (9.69%) Banking
4 12 (5.29%) Marketing
5 6 (2.64%) Billing
6 5 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.76%) Legal
7 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.32%) Advertising
8 3 (1.32%) Publishing
8 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.64%) HTML
2 5 (2.20%) Web Services
2 5 (2.20%) XML
3 4 (1.76%) .NET
3 4 (1.76%) CSS
4 3 (1.32%) jQuery
5 2 (0.88%) HTML5
5 2 (0.88%) Ajax
6 1 (0.44%) MDX
6 1 (0.44%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) XSLT
6 1 (0.44%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.96%) NHS
2 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.76%) New Media
3 4 (1.76%) Open Source
4 2 (0.88%) Social Network
4 2 (0.88%) Streaming Video
4 2 (0.88%) Interactive TV
4 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
5 1 (0.44%) DTV
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) IVR
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) Social Media
5 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.17%) Windows
2 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.88%) UNIX
3 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.48%) Business Analysis
2 43 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (17.18%) Project Management
4 37 (16.30%) UML
5 32 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (11.45%) Scrum
7 22 (9.69%) E-Commerce
8 20 (8.81%) Data Modelling
8 20 (8.81%) Use Case
9 18 (7.93%) CRM
10 16 (7.05%) User Stories
11 13 (5.73%) Product Management
12 12 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (4.85%) GAP Analysis
14 10 (4.41%) Change Management
14 10 (4.41%) Six Sigma
14 10 (4.41%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (3.96%) Asset Management
16 8 (3.52%) TDD
16 8 (3.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.61%) SQL
2 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.88%) Java
3 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.44%) PHP
4 1 (0.44%) C#
4 1 (0.44%) COBOL
4 1 (0.44%) VB
4 1 (0.44%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.44%) JCL
4 1 (0.44%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (3.96%) ISEB
1 9 (3.96%) Degree
2 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.44%) IIBA
3 1 (0.44%) CBAP
3 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.44%) PMP
3 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.44%) ACCA
3 1 (0.44%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.64%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) Basel III
Vendors
1 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.96%) Oracle
3 6 (2.64%) SAP
4 3 (1.32%) Endeca
5 2 (0.88%) Splunk
5 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
5 2 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.44%) FatWire
6 1 (0.44%) Lagan
6 1 (0.44%) Northgate
6 1 (0.44%) Facebook
6 1 (0.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.44%) Nintex
6 1 (0.44%) Cognos
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
6 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.44%) Sun
6 1 (0.44%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.44%) CODA
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