The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 27 36 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 13 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.13% 1.59% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.36% 1.72% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £370 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +76.47%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
298 349 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.60% 92.33% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 161 103
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.42 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
Liverpool +5 10 £375 +22.44% 3
Wirral - 2 - -
St Helens - 1 £326 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (40.63%) Business Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) BPR
3 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 6 (18.75%) Social Media
4 4 (12.50%) Use Case
4 4 (12.50%) Workflow
4 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.38%) Data Mining
5 3 (9.38%) Requirements Management
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.25%) User Experience
6 2 (6.25%) Local Government
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) FMCG
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) CMS
6 2 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Legal
6 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) SQL

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Social Media
2 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.25%) FMCG
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Business Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) BPR
4 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.50%) Use Case
4 4 (12.50%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Requirements Management
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CCA
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) Facebook
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.13%) Twitter