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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 103 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.50% 7.60% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 8.17% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 61 46
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£340 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £388
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 - - £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +4.54%
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
1280 1101 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.16% 92.99% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 558 617
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 86 96
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Oldham - 3 £200 -
Bolton +2 1 £350 -6.66%
Altrincham +1 1 £275 -5.98% 1
Rochdale - 1 £350 -
Stockport - 1 £350 -
Wigan - - - - 2
Bury - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 84 (37.17%) Business Analysis
2 64 (28.32%) Finance
3 55 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (19.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (19.91%) Microsoft
6 34 (15.04%) Project Management
7 32 (14.16%) MS Excel
8 30 (13.27%) Retail
9 25 (11.06%) MS Office
10 24 (10.62%) E-Commerce
10 24 (10.62%) Scrum
11 21 (9.29%) UML
11 21 (9.29%) Use Case
12 20 (8.85%) Banking
12 20 (8.85%) User Stories
13 19 (8.41%) Migration
13 19 (8.41%) Data Modelling
13 19 (8.41%) Product Management
14 17 (7.52%) MS Visio
14 17 (7.52%) Windows
15 15 (6.64%) SQL
15 15 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (5.75%) Oracle
17 12 (5.31%) CRM
17 12 (5.31%) Marketing
18 10 (4.42%) ServiceNow
18 10 (4.42%) Workflow
19 9 (3.98%) Change Management
19 9 (3.98%) ITSM

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.44%) CICS
3 1 (0.44%) CMS
3 1 (0.44%) Drupal
3 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 25 (11.06%) MS Office
3 17 (7.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.21%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.44%) Agresso
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.10%) WAN
2 3 (1.33%) Wireless
3 1 (0.44%) LAN
3 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (0.44%) Big Data
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) QlikView
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.44%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Ant
1 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 64 (28.32%) Finance
2 30 (13.27%) Retail
3 20 (8.85%) Banking
4 12 (5.31%) Marketing
5 5 (2.21%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Billing
7 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.33%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Publishing
8 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.10%) HTML
2 6 (2.65%) XML
3 5 (2.21%) CSS
3 5 (2.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.33%) jQuery
5 2 (0.88%) HTML5
5 2 (0.88%) Ajax
5 2 (0.88%) .NET
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) XSLT
6 1 (0.44%) ODBC
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) NHS
3 7 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.21%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.77%) Open Source
6 4 (1.77%) New Media
7 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.88%) DTV
8 2 (0.88%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.88%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.88%) Social Network
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.44%) Life Science
9 1 (0.44%) IVR
9 1 (0.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.52%) Windows
2 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (37.17%) Business Analysis
2 55 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (19.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (15.04%) Project Management
5 24 (10.62%) Scrum
5 24 (10.62%) E-Commerce
6 21 (9.29%) UML
6 21 (9.29%) Use Case
7 20 (8.85%) User Stories
8 19 (8.41%) Product Management
8 19 (8.41%) Data Modelling
8 19 (8.41%) Migration
9 15 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.31%) CRM
11 10 (4.42%) Workflow
12 9 (3.98%) Change Management
12 9 (3.98%) ITSM
12 9 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (3.54%) Market Research
13 8 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.64%) SQL
2 3 (1.33%) VB
2 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.88%) COBOL
4 1 (0.44%) Java
4 1 (0.44%) PHP
4 1 (0.44%) VBA
4 1 (0.44%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.44%) JCL
4 1 (0.44%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (3.10%) Degree
2 4 (1.77%) ISEB
3 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PMP
5 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ACCA
5 1 (0.44%) CIMA
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) Basel III
Vendors
1 45 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.75%) Oracle
3 10 (4.42%) ServiceNow
4 9 (3.98%) CA
5 7 (3.10%) SAP
6 3 (1.33%) Remedy
7 2 (0.88%) Lagan
7 2 (0.88%) Endeca
7 2 (0.88%) Nintex
7 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.88%) Cognos
8 1 (0.44%) IBM
8 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.44%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.44%) CODA
8 1 (0.44%) Sun
8 1 (0.44%) Intel
8 1 (0.44%) Facebook
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