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 1 June 2015 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 29 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 79 111 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.45% 8.85% 8.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 9.52% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 50
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£373 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.88 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -3.17%
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
1374 1166 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.76% 92.98% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 599 408
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 80
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.02 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015. 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 - 3 £400 - 1
Stockport - 3 £225 - 1
Oldham +1 2 £293 -24.51%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 95 (48.72%) Finance
2 62 (31.79%) Business Analysis
3 50 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (15.90%) Banking
6 30 (15.38%) Retail
7 17 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (8.21%) Oracle
9 14 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.67%) SQL
10 13 (6.67%) ISEB
11 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
11 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (5.64%) Data Analysis
12 11 (5.64%) Project Management
12 11 (5.64%) SAP
12 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
13 10 (5.13%) Microsoft
13 10 (5.13%) MS Visio
13 10 (5.13%) Migration
14 9 (4.62%) Validation
14 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
14 9 (4.62%) Marketing
14 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (4.62%) Retail Banking
15 8 (4.10%) Requirements Management
15 8 (4.10%) Scrum
15 8 (4.10%) Risk Management
16 7 (3.59%) Electronics
16 7 (3.59%) Legal

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.05%) MS Office
4 3 (1.54%) MS Project
5 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (3.59%) Agresso
2 6 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.54%) Intranet
2 2 (1.03%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) ATM
3 1 (0.51%) SMS
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.54%) QlikView
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.03%) MS Access
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 95 (48.72%) Finance
2 31 (15.90%) Banking
3 30 (15.38%) Retail
4 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.62%) Marketing
5 9 (4.62%) Retail Banking
6 7 (3.59%) Electronics
6 7 (3.59%) Legal
7 4 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Local Government
8 2 (1.03%) Law
8 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.08%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) DTV
3 3 (1.54%) Statistics
4 2 (1.03%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.03%) NHS
4 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.51%) New Media
5 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.51%) FMCG
5 1 (0.51%) Life Science
5 1 (0.51%) User Experience
5 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.08%) Windows 7
1 6 (3.08%) Windows
2 5 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.79%) Business Analysis
2 50 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.64%) Data Analysis
6 11 (5.64%) Project Management
7 10 (5.13%) Migration
8 9 (4.62%) Validation
9 8 (4.10%) Requirements Management
9 8 (4.10%) Scrum
9 8 (4.10%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.59%) Programme Management
10 7 (3.59%) BPR
10 7 (3.59%) BPMN
10 7 (3.59%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (3.08%) Analytics
11 6 (3.08%) Change Management
11 6 (3.08%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.03%) C
2 2 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (6.67%) ISEB
2 7 (3.59%) Degree
3 3 (1.54%) CCA
4 2 (1.03%) IIBA
4 2 (1.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) FINREP
Vendors
1 16 (8.21%) Oracle
2 11 (5.64%) SAP
3 10 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.08%) Citrix
5 4 (2.05%) Avaloq
5 4 (2.05%) hybris
5 4 (2.05%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.03%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.51%) Teradata
7 1 (0.51%) Siebel
7 1 (0.51%) BEA
7 1 (0.51%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.51%) Talend
7 1 (0.51%) Pega
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