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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 51 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 95 97 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.02% 3.48% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 4.70% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 52
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£391 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £63.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.61%
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
2319 2063 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.78% 74.02% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1026 1037
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 110 82
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -20 36 £330 -5.71% 25
Cheshire +24 34 £400 +6.66% 6
Lancashire -14 13 £375 +36.36% 1
Merseyside -7 6 £283 -19.28%
Cumbria -1 2 £450 +59.29% 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 66 (29.60%) Finance
1 66 (29.60%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 37 (16.59%) Project Management
4 36 (16.14%) MS Excel
5 34 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (14.35%) MS Office
7 31 (13.90%) Windows
8 27 (12.11%) Oracle
9 26 (11.66%) ISEB
9 26 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (11.21%) Banking
10 25 (11.21%) SQL
10 25 (11.21%) Product Management
11 22 (9.87%) SQL Server
12 19 (8.52%) .NET
12 19 (8.52%) MS Visio
12 19 (8.52%) Migration
13 18 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (8.07%) Data Modelling
14 17 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (7.62%) Web Services
15 15 (6.73%) Workflow
15 15 (6.73%) Retail
15 15 (6.73%) Degree
16 14 (6.28%) Systems Analysis
16 14 (6.28%) Data Analysis
16 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (5.83%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.45%) PowerExchange
2 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.45%) Drupal
2 1 (0.45%) CMS
2 1 (0.45%) Lync
2 1 (0.45%) Confluence
2 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (16.14%) MS Excel
2 32 (14.35%) MS Office
3 19 (8.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.45%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) WAN
2 1 (0.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (4.93%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (4.04%) PowerCenter
8 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.35%) MS Access
11 3 (1.35%) OLAP
11 3 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (0.90%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.90%) MySQL
13 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) ERwin
2 6 (2.69%) MSTest
2 6 (2.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.35%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.45%) JUnit
5 1 (0.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 66 (29.60%) Finance
2 25 (11.21%) Banking
3 15 (6.73%) Retail
4 11 (4.93%) Marketing
4 11 (4.93%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.48%) Advertising
6 5 (2.24%) Back Office
6 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (72.65%) Analyst
2 156 (69.96%) Business Analyst
3 16 (7.17%) Developer
4 13 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (5.83%) Senior Business Analyst
5 12 (5.38%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (4.48%) Consultant
6 10 (4.48%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.04%) Architect
7 9 (4.04%) Business Systems Analyst
8 8 (3.59%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (3.59%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (3.14%) Business Process Analyst
9 7 (3.14%) Process Analyst
9 7 (3.14%) Financial Business Analyst
10 6 (2.69%) Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.24%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 5 (2.24%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.24%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) .NET
2 17 (7.62%) Web Services
3 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.14%) WCF
5 6 (2.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (2.69%) WinForms
5 6 (2.69%) WPF
5 6 (2.69%) LINQ
5 6 (2.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.35%) XML
7 2 (0.90%) RESTful
7 2 (0.90%) REST
7 2 (0.90%) jQuery
7 2 (0.90%) HTML
7 2 (0.90%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) XHTML
8 1 (0.45%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.45%) XSL
8 1 (0.45%) ODBC
8 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (29.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.48%) NHS
3 8 (3.59%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.79%) User Experience
6 4 (1.79%) New Media
7 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.90%) FMCG
7 2 (0.90%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.90%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.90%) Social Network
7 2 (0.90%) DTV
7 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.90%) Windows
2 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.45%) Linux
3 1 (0.45%) UNIX
3 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.45%) Android
3 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.59%) Project Management
2 34 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.21%) Product Management
5 19 (8.52%) Migration
6 18 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (8.07%) Data Modelling
7 15 (6.73%) Workflow
8 14 (6.28%) Systems Analysis
8 14 (6.28%) Data Analysis
9 13 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (5.83%) Change Management
10 12 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.38%) Scrum
11 11 (4.93%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (4.93%) Use Case
11 11 (4.93%) Business Transformation
12 10 (4.48%) Six Sigma
12 10 (4.48%) ERP
12 10 (4.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.21%) SQL
2 10 (4.48%) PL/SQL
3 9 (4.04%) C#
3 9 (4.04%) VB
4 8 (3.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.69%) Java
6 6 (2.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.35%) VBA
7 3 (1.35%) VBScript
7 3 (1.35%) VB6
8 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) ABAP
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (11.66%) ISEB
2 15 (6.73%) Degree
3 9 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.69%) IIBA
4 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.24%) CBAP
6 3 (1.35%) MCSE
6 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) APMP
7 2 (0.90%) PMP
7 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CIMA
8 1 (0.45%) ACCA
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.24%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.90%) GxP
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.11%) Oracle
3 11 (4.93%) SAP
4 10 (4.48%) Informatica
5 8 (3.59%) CA
6 5 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.35%) Remedy
7 3 (1.35%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.35%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.90%) Nintex
8 2 (0.90%) Fiserv
8 2 (0.90%) Curam
8 2 (0.90%) SunGard
8 2 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos
9 1 (0.45%) Ariba
9 1 (0.45%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.45%) Lagan
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.45%) Teradata
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