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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 31 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.63% 4.13% 8.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 4.52% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
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£445 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £480 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -0.36%
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
236 221 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.72% 91.32% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 127 80
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 £162 £215 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.88 £21.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 1 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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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 5 £350 -20.00% 5
Southport - - - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Siebel
6 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) ISEB
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) SEO
6 1 (5.56%) Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Legal
6 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Pay per click
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Use Case
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) SEO
5 1 (5.56%) Pay per click
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Siebel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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