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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 47 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 155 138 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 3.75% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.79% 4.84% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 84 80
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.39 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +57.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £42.00 £30.33
% change year-on-year
-22.61% +38.49%
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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 +4 71 £375 +7.14% 25
Cheshire -23 27 £413 -2.94% 8
Lancashire +10 25 £450 +20.00% 3
Merseyside 0 10 £350 -22.22% 1
Cumbria -7 1 £338 -
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (33.98%) Project Management
2 85 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (32.43%) Finance
4 55 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (15.44%) UML
5 40 (15.44%) Use Case
6 36 (13.90%) PRINCE2
7 35 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 34 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (11.20%) Data Mining
10 26 (10.04%) Open Source
11 24 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
12 22 (8.49%) ERP
12 22 (8.49%) Microsoft
12 22 (8.49%) SDLC
13 21 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 21 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
14 20 (7.72%) Banking
15 19 (7.34%) Retail
16 18 (6.95%) CRM
16 18 (6.95%) Scrum
17 17 (6.56%) OOA/OOD
17 17 (6.56%) OO
17 17 (6.56%) Data Management
17 17 (6.56%) JIRA
17 17 (6.56%) User Stories
18 16 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (6.18%) BPR
18 16 (6.18%) Back Office

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 (4.25%) Apache
2 2 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Magnolia
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.77%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.39%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.79%) IaaS
2 7 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) Firewall
1 2 (0.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.39%) 4G
2 1 (0.39%) Broadband
2 1 (0.39%) LAN
2 1 (0.39%) VoIP
2 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.20%) Data Mining
2 7 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.16%) Big Data
3 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.39%) QlikView
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (6.56%) JIRA
2 5 (1.93%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (32.43%) Finance
2 20 (7.72%) Banking
3 19 (7.34%) Retail
4 16 (6.18%) Back Office
5 9 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.32%) Advertising
8 5 (1.93%) Local Government
9 4 (1.54%) Marketing
9 4 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 193 (74.52%) Analyst
2 180 (69.50%) Business Analyst
3 37 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 22 (8.49%) Agile Business Analyst
5 21 (8.11%) Business Manager
5 21 (8.11%) Digital Analyst
5 21 (8.11%) Digital Business Analyst
6 20 (7.72%) Business Project Manager
6 20 (7.72%) Project Analyst
7 16 (6.18%) Architect
8 15 (5.79%) Consultant
8 15 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (5.79%) Senior Business Analyst
9 12 (4.63%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (4.25%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) Business Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) CRM Consultant
11 8 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) .NET
1 10 (3.86%) Middleware
1 10 (3.86%) Web Services
2 2 (0.77%) WinForms
3 1 (0.39%) COM
3 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.32%) User Experience
4 3 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.77%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.77%) Life Science
5 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.39%) CESG
6 1 (0.39%) CMDB
6 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.39%) NHS
6 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.79%) Windows
2 13 (5.02%) Linux
2 13 (5.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (33.98%) Project Management
2 85 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (15.44%) UML
4 40 (15.44%) Use Case
5 36 (13.90%) PRINCE2
6 35 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 26 (10.04%) Open Source
8 24 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (8.49%) ERP
9 22 (8.49%) SDLC
10 21 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
10 21 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 18 (6.95%) CRM
11 18 (6.95%) Scrum
12 17 (6.56%) Data Management
12 17 (6.56%) OO
12 17 (6.56%) OOA/OOD
12 17 (6.56%) User Stories
13 16 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.79%) Java
2 13 (5.02%) Bash Shell
2 13 (5.02%) Python
3 8 (3.09%) SQL
4 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.39%) C#
5 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (5.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.86%) Degree
3 8 (3.09%) ISEB
4 7 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) CBAP
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) QA
2 6 (2.32%) AIFMD
2 6 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.32%) UCITS
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.79%) Oracle
2 15 (5.79%) SAP
3 13 (5.02%) SaltStack
4 5 (1.93%) Tableau
4 5 (1.93%) Talend
5 3 (1.16%) EXASOL
6 2 (0.77%) hybris
6 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.77%) Vertica
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.39%) Sun
7 1 (0.39%) Teradata
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