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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 56 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 109 142 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 3.39% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 4.27% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 91 62
Median daily rate £388 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £31.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-39.20% -2.34%
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
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -7 52 £388 +13.97% 9
Cheshire +16 38 £388 -6.06% 4
Lancashire -2 9 £415 +38.33% 2
Merseyside -13 4 £430 +4.24% 2
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 80 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.13%) Finance
3 47 (22.82%) Project Management
4 43 (20.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (15.53%) Use Case
6 25 (12.14%) PRINCE2
7 24 (11.65%) UML
8 23 (11.17%) Banking
9 22 (10.68%) Scrum
10 21 (10.19%) Waterfall
11 19 (9.22%) User Stories
11 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
12 18 (8.74%) Open Source
13 17 (8.25%) Process Improvement
13 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (7.28%) Oracle
14 15 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
14 15 (7.28%) SDLC
14 15 (7.28%) Service Design
15 14 (6.80%) OOA/OOD
15 14 (6.80%) OO
15 14 (6.80%) MS Excel
16 13 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (6.31%) GAP Analysis
16 13 (6.31%) Telecoms
16 13 (6.31%) Retail
17 12 (5.83%) SQL
17 12 (5.83%) ITIL
17 12 (5.83%) Agile Project Management
18 11 (5.34%) Data Centre

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 5 (2.43%) Apache
2 4 (1.94%) CMS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (6.80%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.49%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) IaaS
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
2 3 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) WAN
2 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.49%) Firewall
2 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.49%) LAN
2 1 (0.49%) Network Security
2 1 (0.49%) SAN
2 1 (0.49%) SSH
2 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.43%) GIS
5 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) Big Data
7 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
8 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.49%) MS Access
8 1 (0.49%) QGIS
8 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Selenium
2 1 (0.49%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 60 (29.13%) Finance
2 23 (11.17%) Banking
3 13 (6.31%) Retail
3 13 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.34%) Marketing
5 7 (3.40%) Advertising
6 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.94%) Legal
8 4 (1.94%) Local Government
9 3 (1.46%) Back Office
9 3 (1.46%) Front Office
9 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.97%) Electronics
10 2 (0.97%) International Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (76.21%) Analyst
2 150 (72.82%) Business Analyst
3 20 (9.71%) Agile Business Analyst
4 16 (7.77%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.77%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (7.77%) Senior Business Analyst
5 15 (7.28%) Project Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Digital Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Digital Business Analyst
7 12 (5.83%) Architect
8 11 (5.34%) Business Manager
8 11 (5.34%) Developer
9 10 (4.85%) Business IT Analyst
9 10 (4.85%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.85%) IT Business Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Consultant
10 7 (3.40%) Data Business Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) Finance Business Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) HR Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.40%) .NET
2 6 (2.91%) Web Services
3 3 (1.46%) CSS
3 3 (1.46%) HTML
3 3 (1.46%) MDX
3 3 (1.46%) XML
4 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.91%) New Media
4 6 (2.91%) NHS
5 4 (1.94%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.46%) Social Media
6 3 (1.46%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.97%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.97%) PMI
7 2 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.85%) Windows
2 6 (2.91%) Linux
2 6 (2.91%) Unix
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.49%) OS/400
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.82%) Project Management
3 43 (20.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (15.53%) Use Case
5 25 (12.14%) PRINCE2
6 24 (11.65%) UML
7 22 (10.68%) Scrum
8 21 (10.19%) Waterfall
9 19 (9.22%) User Stories
10 18 (8.74%) Open Source
11 17 (8.25%) Process Improvement
12 15 (7.28%) SDLC
12 15 (7.28%) Service Design
13 14 (6.80%) OO
13 14 (6.80%) OOA/OOD
14 13 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (6.31%) GAP Analysis
15 12 (5.83%) Agile Project Management
15 12 (5.83%) ITIL
16 11 (5.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.83%) SQL
2 7 (3.40%) Java
3 6 (2.91%) Python
4 5 (2.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.97%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) RPG
6 1 (0.49%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.49%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.88%) Degree
3 6 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.94%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.97%) IIBA
7 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CBAP
8 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) COSHH
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.28%) Oracle
3 10 (4.85%) SAP
4 7 (3.40%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.43%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.46%) Saba
7 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.97%) Informatica
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
8 1 (0.49%) Cognos
8 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.49%) Sage
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.49%) Wyse
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