The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 13 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.02% 8.15% 5.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.37% 8.84% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £310 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -14.98%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
204 215 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.44% 92.27% 91.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 127 85
Average daily rate £350 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.70 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £13.30 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Liverpool +2 10 £465 +9.41% 1
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (30.00%) Retail
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) QA
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Pay per click
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Banking
6 1 (5.00%) Siebel
6 1 (5.00%) MS Excel

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
General
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Pay per click
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (5.00%) Siebel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft