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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 32 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% 1.28% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.79% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate £225 £263 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -28.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £233 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £303 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £389 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.38 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+44.58% -3.22%
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
255 223 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.19% 71.25% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 103 59
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birkenhead - 4 £218 -
Wirral - 3 £210 -
Liverpool -5 2 £393 +49.52%
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) BPR
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.00%) Use Case
3 5 (20.00%) Workflow
3 5 (20.00%) Workflow Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Product Management
6 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
6 2 (8.00%) Social Media
6 2 (8.00%) Local Government
6 2 (8.00%) Retail
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (4.00%) User Experience
7 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.00%) Banking
7 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.00%) ProtoShare
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Local Government
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Analyst
2 18 (72.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Junior
3 3 (12.00%) Junior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) BPR
2 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.00%) Use Case
3 5 (20.00%) Workflow
3 5 (20.00%) Workflow Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle