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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 59 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 86 93 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 3.28% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 4.49% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 57 55
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £31.75 £63.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £38.22
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.96%
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cheshire +17 32 £398 +6.00% 4
Manchester -13 32 £304 -18.38% 11
Lancashire -21 8 £300 +9.09%
Merseyside -7 7 £253 -25.18% 2
Cumbria +1 1 £475 +68.14% 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 73 (34.76%) Finance
2 63 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 34 (16.19%) Project Management
5 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
6 29 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (12.86%) Banking
7 27 (12.86%) Oracle
8 25 (11.90%) SQL
8 25 (11.90%) ISEB
9 24 (11.43%) Windows
9 24 (11.43%) MS Office
10 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 20 (9.52%) Migration
13 19 (9.05%) .NET
14 18 (8.57%) Product Management
15 17 (8.10%) Retail
16 16 (7.62%) Degree
16 16 (7.62%) Web Services
16 16 (7.62%) Data Modelling
17 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
17 15 (7.14%) Workflow
18 14 (6.67%) Change Management
18 14 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
19 13 (6.19%) MS Visio
19 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.48%) PowerExchange
2 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) WordPress
2 1 (0.48%) Drupal
2 1 (0.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.48%) Confluence
2 1 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.43%) MS Office
3 13 (6.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.48%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.48%) LAN
2 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (5.24%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.81%) PowerCenter
7 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.43%) MS Access
10 3 (1.43%) OLAP
10 3 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.95%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.95%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.95%) MySQL
11 2 (0.95%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.33%) ERwin
2 5 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.38%) MSTest
3 3 (1.43%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) Xcode
5 1 (0.48%) JUnit
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 73 (34.76%) Finance
2 27 (12.86%) Banking
3 17 (8.10%) Retail
4 12 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.76%) Marketing
6 9 (4.29%) Advertising
7 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.43%) Back Office
8 3 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (73.33%) Analyst
2 148 (70.48%) Business Analyst
3 15 (7.14%) Developer
4 12 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
5 11 (5.24%) Senior Business Analyst
5 11 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (4.29%) Business Systems Analyst
6 9 (4.29%) Architect
6 9 (4.29%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.29%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Financial Business Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Consultant
7 8 (3.81%) Business Process Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Process Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.38%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (2.38%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.05%) .NET
2 16 (7.62%) Web Services
3 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.86%) WCF
5 5 (2.38%) WPF
5 5 (2.38%) LINQ
5 5 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.38%) WinForms
5 5 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.95%) REST
6 2 (0.95%) RESTful
6 2 (0.95%) jQuery
6 2 (0.95%) HTML
6 2 (0.95%) XML
6 2 (0.95%) CSS
7 1 (0.48%) Middleware
7 1 (0.48%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.48%) XSL
7 1 (0.48%) XHTML
7 1 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 6 (2.86%) User Experience
4 5 (2.38%) NHS
4 5 (2.38%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.95%) Open Source
5 2 (0.95%) FMCG
5 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.48%) GIS
6 1 (0.48%) DTV
6 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.48%) Life Science
6 1 (0.48%) Social Media
6 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.48%) Linux
3 1 (0.48%) UNIX
3 1 (0.48%) Android
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.19%) Project Management
2 29 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.52%) Migration
5 18 (8.57%) Product Management
6 16 (7.62%) Data Modelling
7 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 15 (7.14%) Workflow
8 14 (6.67%) Change Management
8 14 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
9 12 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (5.71%) ERP
10 11 (5.24%) Data Analysis
10 11 (5.24%) Use Case
10 11 (5.24%) Business Transformation
11 10 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (4.76%) Programme Management
11 10 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.90%) SQL
2 10 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 9 (4.29%) VB
4 8 (3.81%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.81%) C#
5 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.86%) Java
6 6 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.43%) VBA
7 3 (1.43%) VBScript
7 3 (1.43%) VB6
8 2 (0.95%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) Python
9 1 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) ABAP
9 1 (0.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (11.90%) ISEB
2 16 (7.62%) Degree
3 11 (5.24%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.86%) IIBA
4 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.38%) CBAP
6 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.43%) PMP
6 3 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.43%) MCSE
7 2 (0.95%) APMP
7 2 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) CIMA
8 1 (0.48%) ACCA
8 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) GxP
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.86%) Oracle
3 8 (3.81%) Informatica
3 8 (3.81%) SAP
4 7 (3.33%) CA
5 6 (2.86%) Avaloq
6 5 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.43%) Remedy
7 3 (1.43%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.95%) Nintex
8 2 (0.95%) Fiserv
8 2 (0.95%) Curam
8 2 (0.95%) SunGard
8 2 (0.95%) HP
9 1 (0.48%) Ariba
9 1 (0.48%) Cognos
9 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.48%) Lagan
9 1 (0.48%) Teradata
9 1 (0.48%) hybris
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