The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 38 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 126 112 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.09% 3.87% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 5.50% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 79 40
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £46.50 £18.75 £28.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.00% -34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £18.00 £21.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £54.85 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+65.78% -40.62%
Business Analysis
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2205 2035 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.50% 70.39% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1034 1139
Average daily rate £365 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Manchester +1 73 £338 +8.43% 23
Cheshire +9 23 £381 -2.24% 7
Lancashire +2 18 £425 +77.08% 4
Merseyside -5 3 £301 -29.11% 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 59 (23.69%) Finance
2 55 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 46 (18.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (18.07%) Project Management
5 36 (14.46%) Windows
6 35 (14.06%) MS Office
7 34 (13.65%) MS Excel
8 30 (12.05%) ISEB
9 24 (9.64%) MS Visio
9 24 (9.64%) Oracle
10 22 (8.84%) Product Management
11 20 (8.03%) Scrum
12 19 (7.63%) Change Management
13 18 (7.23%) Web Services
13 18 (7.23%) SQL
13 18 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (7.23%) Migration
13 18 (7.23%) Banking
14 17 (6.83%) Retail
14 17 (6.83%) Requirements Analysis
14 17 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
15 16 (6.43%) .NET
15 16 (6.43%) Data Modelling
15 16 (6.43%) Data Analysis
16 15 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (5.62%) PRINCE2
17 14 (5.62%) TDD
18 13 (5.22%) Marketing
18 13 (5.22%) Security Cleared

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Lync
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (14.06%) MS Office
2 34 (13.65%) MS Excel
3 24 (9.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.41%) MS Project
5 5 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SAP APO
1 3 (1.20%) SAP WM
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.80%) SAP EHS
2 2 (0.80%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.80%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.80%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Agresso
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.61%) Internet
2 2 (0.80%) LAN
2 2 (0.80%) WAN
2 2 (0.80%) HTTP
2 2 (0.80%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.40%) VLAN
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
1 17 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.01%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.80%) OLAP
8 2 (0.80%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.80%) QlikView
8 2 (0.80%) MySQL
9 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (3.21%) ERwin
2 7 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.81%) MSTest
3 1 (0.40%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.40%) Xcode
3 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (23.69%) Finance
2 18 (7.23%) Banking
3 17 (6.83%) Retail
4 13 (5.22%) Marketing
5 9 (3.61%) Advertising
6 7 (2.81%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.20%) Back Office
7 3 (1.20%) Local Government
8 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.80%) Billing
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 174 (69.88%) Analyst
2 160 (64.26%) Business Analyst
3 20 (8.03%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.83%) Systems Analyst
5 15 (6.02%) Developer
6 12 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (4.42%) Senior Business Analyst
7 11 (4.42%) Agile Business Analyst
8 10 (4.02%) Lead Business Analyst
9 9 (3.61%) Consultant
10 8 (3.21%) Payments Business Analyst
11 7 (2.81%) IT Business Analyst
11 7 (2.81%) Financial Business Analyst
12 6 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.41%) Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.41%) Architect
12 6 (2.41%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.41%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.23%) Web Services
2 16 (6.43%) .NET
3 9 (3.61%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.21%) WCF
5 7 (2.81%) WPF
5 7 (2.81%) LINQ
5 7 (2.81%) WinForms
5 7 (2.81%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (1.61%) J2EE
7 3 (1.20%) XML
7 3 (1.20%) HTML
8 2 (0.80%) CSS
8 2 (0.80%) jQuery
9 1 (0.40%) RESTful
9 1 (0.40%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.40%) Spring
9 1 (0.40%) SOAP
9 1 (0.40%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.40%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.02%) NHS
2 8 (3.21%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.61%) New Media
5 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.80%) Streaming Video
6 2 (0.80%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.80%) Social Network
7 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.40%) DTV
7 1 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) Life Science
7 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.40%) Open Source
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.46%) Windows
2 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (18.07%) Project Management
3 22 (8.84%) Product Management
4 20 (8.03%) Scrum
5 19 (7.63%) Change Management
6 18 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (7.23%) Migration
7 17 (6.83%) Requirements Analysis
8 16 (6.43%) Data Analysis
8 16 (6.43%) Data Modelling
9 15 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (5.62%) TDD
10 14 (5.62%) PRINCE2
11 12 (4.82%) UML
11 12 (4.82%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (4.02%) Validation
13 10 (4.02%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (4.02%) Use Case
13 10 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.23%) SQL
2 11 (4.42%) C#
3 9 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.81%) Java
5 6 (2.41%) VB
6 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.61%) Scala
8 3 (1.20%) ABAP
8 3 (1.20%) VBScript
9 2 (0.80%) VBA
9 2 (0.80%) VB6
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.40%) Python
10 1 (0.40%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (12.05%) ISEB
2 13 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.82%) Degree
4 7 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.01%) IIBA
5 5 (2.01%) CBAP
6 4 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.20%) APMP
8 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ACCA
9 1 (0.40%) CIMA
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) MCTS
9 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) QA
1 2 (0.80%) Basel III
2 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) SCOM
1 1 (0.40%) Puppet
1 1 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.64%) Oracle
3 12 (4.82%) SAP
4 9 (3.61%) Informatica
5 8 (3.21%) CA
6 5 (2.01%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.01%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.01%) HP
7 3 (1.20%) Curam
7 3 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (0.80%) Stellent
8 2 (0.80%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.80%) Nintex
8 2 (0.80%) Cognos
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix
9 1 (0.40%) Ariba
9 1 (0.40%) Northgate
9 1 (0.40%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.40%) Facebook
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