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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 53 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 117 158 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 4.08% 4.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 5.22% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 76 81
Median daily rate £375 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £47.39 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +23.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.41 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.39 £45.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +36.58%
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
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 61 £375 +3.44% 20
Cheshire -27 26 £413 +3.12% 8
Lancashire +2 10 £375 -6.54%
Merseyside -1 4 £400 - 1
Cumbria +14 3 £344 - 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 82 (32.41%) Finance
2 79 (31.23%) Project Management
3 75 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (21.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (18.18%) Use Case
6 36 (14.23%) PRINCE2
7 33 (13.04%) UML
7 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (12.65%) Data Mining
9 28 (11.07%) Open Source
10 27 (10.67%) Waterfall
10 27 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (9.09%) Banking
12 22 (8.70%) Retail
12 22 (8.70%) MS Excel
13 21 (8.30%) Microsoft
13 21 (8.30%) Data Management
14 20 (7.91%) ERP
14 20 (7.91%) Back Office
15 19 (7.51%) CRM
15 19 (7.51%) JIRA
15 19 (7.51%) Business Process Mapping
16 18 (7.11%) Agile Project Management
16 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 18 (7.11%) Oracle
16 18 (7.11%) Scrum
17 17 (6.72%) Java
17 17 (6.72%) SAP
17 17 (6.72%) OOA/OOD
17 17 (6.72%) OO

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Magnolia
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.79%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.79%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.32%) IaaS
2 7 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) SaaS
3 2 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) Network Security
2 2 (0.79%) VoIP
3 1 (0.40%) Broadband
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) SAN
3 1 (0.40%) SSH
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.65%) Data Mining
2 8 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.58%) GIS
4 3 (1.19%) Big Data
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.40%) QlikView
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (7.51%) JIRA
2 5 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.40%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 82 (32.41%) Finance
2 23 (9.09%) Banking
3 22 (8.70%) Retail
4 20 (7.91%) Back Office
5 10 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.58%) Front Office
8 4 (1.58%) Local Government
8 4 (1.58%) Marketing
8 4 (1.58%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Advertising
9 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.79%) Legal
11 1 (0.40%) Billing
11 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) International Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 196 (77.47%) Analyst
2 184 (72.73%) Business Analyst
3 37 (14.62%) Project Manager
4 26 (10.28%) Project Analyst
5 24 (9.49%) Business Manager
6 23 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
7 19 (7.51%) Digital Analyst
7 19 (7.51%) Digital Business Analyst
8 18 (7.11%) Agile Business Analyst
9 16 (6.32%) Architect
10 15 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (5.93%) Senior Business Analyst
11 13 (5.14%) Consultant
11 13 (5.14%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (4.74%) Technical Business Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.16%) Business IT Analyst
14 8 (3.16%) HR Analyst
14 8 (3.16%) IT Analyst
14 8 (3.16%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.35%) Middleware
1 11 (4.35%) Web Services
2 8 (3.16%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.58%) NHS
4 4 (1.58%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.19%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.19%) User Experience
5 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.79%) Life Science
6 2 (0.79%) New Media
7 1 (0.40%) CESG
7 1 (0.40%) CMDB
7 1 (0.40%) iPad
7 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.53%) Windows
2 13 (5.14%) Linux
2 13 (5.14%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (31.23%) Project Management
2 75 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (21.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (18.18%) Use Case
5 36 (14.23%) PRINCE2
6 33 (13.04%) UML
7 28 (11.07%) Open Source
8 27 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (10.67%) Waterfall
9 21 (8.30%) Data Management
10 20 (7.91%) ERP
11 19 (7.51%) Business Process Mapping
11 19 (7.51%) CRM
12 18 (7.11%) Agile Project Management
12 18 (7.11%) Scrum
12 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 17 (6.72%) OO
13 17 (6.72%) OOA/OOD
13 17 (6.72%) SDLC
13 17 (6.72%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.72%) Java
2 13 (5.14%) Bash Shell
2 13 (5.14%) Python
3 11 (4.35%) SQL
4 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.79%) PHP
5 2 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.58%) Degree
3 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) AIFMD
1 6 (2.37%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.37%) QA
1 6 (2.37%) UCITS
2 5 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.11%) Oracle
3 17 (6.72%) SAP
4 13 (5.14%) SaltStack
5 5 (1.98%) Tableau
5 5 (1.98%) Talend
6 4 (1.58%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.19%) hybris
7 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.19%) Vertica
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco
8 2 (0.79%) Informatica
8 2 (0.79%) Saba
8 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.40%) EXASOL
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
9 1 (0.40%) Teradata
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