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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 65 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 98 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 2.64% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.45% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 42
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -69.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+23.23% +14.51%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 45 £375 -11.76% 33
Cheshire +4 33 £413 +7.14% 14
Merseyside +4 9 £225 -16.27%
Lancashire -5 5 £350 +1.44% 6
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 78 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (29.73%) Project Management
3 69 (26.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (23.17%) Finance
5 41 (15.83%) PRINCE2
6 40 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 31 (11.97%) Use Case
9 29 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (9.65%) User Stories
11 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
12 23 (8.88%) CRM
12 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
12 23 (8.88%) Banking
12 23 (8.88%) Process Improvement
13 22 (8.49%) Analytics
14 20 (7.72%) UML
15 18 (6.95%) Management Information System
15 18 (6.95%) ISEB
15 18 (6.95%) Retail
16 17 (6.56%) BPR
16 17 (6.56%) Migration
16 17 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 15 (5.79%) Workflow
17 15 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
18 14 (5.41%) MS Visio
18 14 (5.41%) Web Services
18 14 (5.41%) .NET
18 14 (5.41%) Business Process Mapping

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.77%) CMS
2 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.39%) Magnolia
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Office 365
1 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) ATM
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.39%) OLAP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) ProtoShare
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (23.17%) Finance
2 23 (8.88%) Banking
3 18 (6.95%) Retail
4 8 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.32%) Advertising
6 6 (2.32%) Local Government
6 6 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.54%) Marketing
8 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (78.76%) Analyst
2 182 (70.27%) Business Analyst
3 23 (8.88%) Senior Analyst
4 22 (8.49%) Agile Business Analyst
5 19 (7.34%) Senior Business Analyst
6 17 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.79%) Consultant
7 15 (5.79%) Digital Analyst
7 15 (5.79%) Digital Business Analyst
8 11 (4.25%) CRM Consultant
8 11 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Consultant
8 11 (4.25%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 10 (3.86%) Process Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) Business Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) Business Change Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) Business Change Business Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.41%) .NET
1 14 (5.41%) Web Services
2 5 (1.93%) CSS
2 5 (1.93%) HTML
3 3 (1.16%) HTML5
3 3 (1.16%) jQuery
3 3 (1.16%) WinForms
4 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.77%) COM
4 2 (0.77%) Kendo UI
4 2 (0.77%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.39%) CSS3
5 1 (0.39%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.39%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.47%) User Experience
4 4 (1.54%) NHS
5 3 (1.16%) Life Science
5 3 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.77%) Social Media
6 2 (0.77%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.39%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.39%) IVR
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.09%) Windows
2 2 (0.77%) Linux
3 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (29.73%) Project Management
3 69 (26.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (15.83%) PRINCE2
5 35 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 31 (11.97%) Use Case
7 29 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (9.65%) User Stories
9 23 (8.88%) CRM
9 23 (8.88%) Process Improvement
10 22 (8.49%) Analytics
11 20 (7.72%) UML
12 17 (6.56%) BPR
12 17 (6.56%) Migration
12 17 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.79%) Workflow
14 14 (5.41%) BDD
14 14 (5.41%) Open Source
14 14 (5.41%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.63%) SQL
2 8 (3.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.32%) C#
4 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.16%) C
6 2 (0.77%) C++
6 2 (0.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (6.95%) ISEB
2 10 (3.86%) Degree
3 9 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.93%) APMP
6 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.16%) MCTS
7 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CBAP
9 1 (0.39%) ECDL
9 1 (0.39%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.16%) SEPA
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.09%) Tableau
3 7 (2.70%) EXASOL
3 7 (2.70%) SAP
3 7 (2.70%) Talend
4 6 (2.32%) Oracle
5 3 (1.16%) TSYS
6 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) Cognos
7 1 (0.39%) Dell
7 1 (0.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.39%) Siebel
7 1 (0.39%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £341.00 - £342.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Oho Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 24 days ago