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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 39 40 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 157 123 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.10% 4.10% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 5.58% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 61
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£400 £374 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £47.39 £47.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +161.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.33 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.50% +60.64%
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +19 65 £400 +1.26% 14
Manchester -14 49 £370 +9.62% 22
Merseyside -7 7 £325 -14.75% 5
Cumbria - 6 - -
Lancashire -7 4 £401 +3.54% 7
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 111 (37.50%) Finance
2 85 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (21.28%) Project Management
4 40 (13.51%) Banking
5 37 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (11.49%) CRM
7 32 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 31 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 30 (10.14%) Retail
10 26 (8.78%) MS Excel
10 26 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (7.43%) Requirements Management
12 21 (7.09%) Migration
13 20 (6.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 19 (6.42%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.08%) ISEB
16 17 (5.74%) Requirements Analysis
17 16 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (5.41%) Security Cleared
18 15 (5.07%) Use Case
18 15 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
18 15 (5.07%) Degree
19 14 (4.73%) Retail Banking
19 14 (4.73%) SQL Server
19 14 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 14 (4.73%) Waterfall
20 12 (4.05%) Data Analysis
20 12 (4.05%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.35%) MS Office
5 2 (0.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.69%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.01%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.68%) Agresso
6 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.34%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.34%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.34%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) Intranet
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) Skype
2 1 (0.34%) ATM
2 1 (0.34%) SMS
2 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.35%) QlikView
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.01%) Big Data
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (0.68%) MS Access
5 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.68%) OLAP
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.34%) MSTest
2 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
General
1 111 (37.50%) Finance
2 40 (13.51%) Banking
3 30 (10.14%) Retail
4 16 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (4.73%) Retail Banking
6 9 (3.04%) Legal
6 9 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.36%) Advertising
9 6 (2.03%) Billing
10 3 (1.01%) Local Government
10 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.01%) Marketing
11 2 (0.68%) Back Office
12 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 218 (73.65%) Analyst
2 213 (71.96%) Business Analyst
3 26 (8.78%) Project Manager
4 22 (7.43%) Consultant
5 18 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
7 14 (4.73%) Financial Business Analyst
7 14 (4.73%) Banking Business Analyst
8 13 (4.39%) Microsoft Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) CRM Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 10 (3.38%) Change Analyst
11 9 (3.04%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.04%) Architect
12 8 (2.70%) Business Systems Analyst
13 7 (2.36%) Business Change Analyst
14 6 (2.03%) Telecoms Analyst
14 6 (2.03%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.72%) .NET
2 8 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) WCF
4 1 (0.34%) WPF
4 1 (0.34%) LINQ
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.34%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.34%) REST
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) EDI
4 1 (0.34%) JMS
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.35%) Learning Management System
3 4 (1.35%) Statistics
3 4 (1.35%) SCORM
4 3 (1.01%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.01%) NHS
5 2 (0.68%) Replication
5 2 (0.68%) Clustering
5 2 (0.68%) User Experience
5 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.34%) Derivative
6 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) GIS
6 1 (0.34%) Social Media
6 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.34%) New Media
6 1 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.01%) Windows
2 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
2 63 (21.28%) Project Management
3 37 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.49%) CRM
5 32 (10.81%) PRINCE2
6 26 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (7.43%) Requirements Management
8 21 (7.09%) Migration
9 20 (6.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 19 (6.42%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (5.74%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (5.07%) Use Case
14 14 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (4.73%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.05%) Data Analysis
15 12 (4.05%) BPR
16 11 (3.72%) Change Management
16 11 (3.72%) GAP Analysis
17 10 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.05%) SQL
2 6 (2.03%) Java
3 5 (1.69%) C#
4 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.68%) C
5 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.34%) COBOL
6 1 (0.34%) VBScript
6 1 (0.34%) VB
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
6 1 (0.34%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) JCL
6 1 (0.34%) VB6
6 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (6.08%) ISEB
2 16 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.07%) Degree
4 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) APMP
5 6 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.03%) CCA
6 5 (1.69%) IIBA
7 3 (1.01%) PMP
7 3 (1.01%) HND
8 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CBAP
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) FATCA
3 3 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) GMP
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.36%) Oracle
3 6 (2.03%) SAP
4 5 (1.69%) Temenos
4 5 (1.69%) Citrix
5 4 (1.35%) Saba
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco
6 3 (1.01%) Cognos
6 3 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.01%) VMware
7 2 (0.68%) hybris
7 2 (0.68%) Tableau
7 2 (0.68%) IBM
7 2 (0.68%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) Teradata
8 1 (0.34%) Curam
8 1 (0.34%) Northgate
8 1 (0.34%) Civica
8 1 (0.34%) Capita
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 480 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Excellent rates apply
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwest
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Excellent rates apply
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £360.00 - £390.00 per annum
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Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £360.00 - £390.00 per day
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Macclesfield
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Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
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Liverpool
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Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
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Macclesfield
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