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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 15 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 125 92 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.08% 7.60% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.64% 8.09% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 67 48
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £383
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 £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
1297 1137 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.26% 93.97% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 579 670
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 £210 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 112
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 £350 +7.69% 1
Altrincham -1 1 £275 -5.98% 1
Bolton -3 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Stockport - 1 £350 -
Wigan - - - -
Bury - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 92 (36.22%) Business Analysis
2 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (26.77%) Finance
4 54 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (19.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (18.90%) Microsoft
7 43 (16.93%) Project Management
8 37 (14.57%) Retail
9 35 (13.78%) MS Excel
10 32 (12.60%) UML
11 29 (11.42%) Scrum
12 28 (11.02%) MS Office
13 26 (10.24%) E-Commerce
14 25 (9.84%) Banking
15 24 (9.45%) MS Visio
16 23 (9.06%) Data Modelling
17 22 (8.66%) Use Case
18 21 (8.27%) User Stories
19 19 (7.48%) Product Management
19 19 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
20 18 (7.09%) Windows
21 17 (6.69%) Migration
22 16 (6.30%) CRM
23 15 (5.91%) SQL
24 14 (5.51%) Marketing
25 13 (5.12%) Oracle
26 12 (4.72%) SharePoint
26 12 (4.72%) Change Management
27 11 (4.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
28 10 (3.94%) TDD

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.39%) CICS
3 1 (0.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Drupal
3 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (13.78%) MS Excel
2 28 (11.02%) MS Office
3 24 (9.45%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.76%) MS Project
5 6 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.39%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.39%) Agresso
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.76%) WAN
2 3 (1.18%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.18%) MS Access
7 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.79%) QlikView
8 1 (0.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.39%) JIRA
1 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (26.77%) Finance
2 37 (14.57%) Retail
3 25 (9.84%) Banking
4 14 (5.51%) Marketing
5 8 (3.15%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.36%) Billing
7 5 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.18%) Advertising
9 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 3 (1.18%) Electronics
9 3 (1.18%) Legal
10 2 (0.79%) Local Government
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.76%) HTML
2 6 (2.36%) XML
3 5 (1.97%) CSS
3 5 (1.97%) Web Services
4 4 (1.57%) .NET
5 3 (1.18%) jQuery
6 2 (0.79%) HTML5
6 2 (0.79%) Ajax
7 1 (0.39%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) XSLT
7 1 (0.39%) ODBC
7 1 (0.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.54%) NHS
3 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.57%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.57%) Open Source
5 4 (1.57%) New Media
6 3 (1.18%) DTV
6 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.79%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.79%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.79%) Social Network
7 2 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.39%) FMCG
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) Social Media
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.09%) Windows
2 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.39%) Android
3 1 (0.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (36.22%) Business Analysis
2 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (19.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (16.93%) Project Management
5 32 (12.60%) UML
6 29 (11.42%) Scrum
7 26 (10.24%) E-Commerce
8 23 (9.06%) Data Modelling
9 22 (8.66%) Use Case
10 21 (8.27%) User Stories
11 19 (7.48%) Product Management
11 19 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (6.69%) Migration
13 16 (6.30%) CRM
14 12 (4.72%) Change Management
15 11 (4.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 10 (3.94%) TDD
17 9 (3.54%) Programme Management
17 9 (3.54%) Test Scripting
17 9 (3.54%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.91%) SQL
2 3 (1.18%) VB
2 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.79%) COBOL
3 2 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) VBA
4 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.39%) JCL
4 1 (0.39%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.39%) Scala
4 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (3.54%) Degree
2 6 (2.36%) ISEB
3 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) IIBA
4 1 (0.39%) CBAP
4 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.39%) PMP
4 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.39%) ACCA
4 1 (0.39%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) Basel III
2 2 (0.79%) QA
Vendors
1 48 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.12%) Oracle
3 8 (3.15%) SAP
4 7 (2.76%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.36%) CA
6 3 (1.18%) Remedy
6 3 (1.18%) Endeca
7 2 (0.79%) Lagan
7 2 (0.79%) Nintex
7 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.39%) Northgate
8 1 (0.39%) Splunk
8 1 (0.39%) Facebook
8 1 (0.39%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.39%) CODA
8 1 (0.39%) Sun
8 1 (0.39%) Intel
8 1 (0.39%) Cognos
8 1 (0.39%) IBM
8 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
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