The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 29 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.08% 3.05% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 5.17% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£269 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -13.88%
Business Analysis
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.23% 58.88% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 69
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Liverpool -8 1 - - 3
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP