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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
England / North West
Rank 76 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 64 104 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.44% 2.75% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.35% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 73 62
Median daily rate £410 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £379 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.64% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.20 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +3.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.73 £35.65 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.07 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +12.19%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 -13 22 £385 +2.66% 15
Lancashire +24 16 £375 +7.14% 3
Cheshire +6 14 £444 +10.93% 6
Merseyside -1 7 £428 +90.00% 1
Cumbria +5 1 - -
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.07%) Finance
3 49 (27.68%) Project Management
4 39 (22.03%) Use Case
5 33 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (15.25%) UML
6 27 (15.25%) Open Source
7 21 (11.86%) Process Improvement
7 21 (11.86%) Service Design
7 21 (11.86%) OOA/OOD
7 21 (11.86%) OO
8 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (10.73%) Agile Project Management
10 18 (10.17%) User Stories
10 18 (10.17%) Waterfall
10 18 (10.17%) Banking
11 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
11 17 (9.60%) Security Cleared
12 15 (8.47%) MS Excel
12 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis
13 14 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (7.91%) ITIL
13 14 (7.91%) SC Cleared
14 13 (7.34%) Scrum
15 12 (6.78%) Oracle
15 12 (6.78%) CRM
15 12 (6.78%) ISEB
16 11 (6.21%) SDLC
16 11 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (6.21%) PRINCE2

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 (2.82%) Apache
2 4 (2.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.13%) MS Office
5 2 (1.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.13%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.56%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.82%) IaaS
2 2 (1.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) Network Security
1 2 (1.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.26%) Big Data
4 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.13%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 55 (31.07%) Finance
2 18 (10.17%) Banking
3 11 (6.21%) Marketing
4 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.82%) Advertising
6 5 (2.82%) Local Government
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
7 4 (2.26%) Retail
8 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (74.01%) Analyst
2 121 (68.36%) Business Analyst
3 19 (10.73%) Digital Analyst
3 19 (10.73%) Digital Business Analyst
4 15 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (7.91%) Senior Business Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.08%) Business Manager
7 9 (5.08%) Developer
7 9 (5.08%) Project Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) Business Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) Consultant
9 7 (3.95%) Finance Business Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Technical Business Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Banking Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Data Business Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) Web Services
2 4 (2.26%) MDX
2 4 (2.26%) XML
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
3 3 (1.69%) CSS
3 3 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.56%) COM
4 1 (0.56%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.82%) Social Media
4 4 (2.26%) Taxonomies
4 4 (2.26%) User Experience
5 3 (1.69%) NHS
5 3 (1.69%) RIA
5 3 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.13%) PMI
6 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.56%) AS400
7 1 (0.56%) CESG
7 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.95%) Unix
1 7 (3.95%) Windows
2 5 (2.82%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) AIX
3 1 (0.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.68%) Project Management
3 39 (22.03%) Use Case
4 33 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (15.25%) Open Source
5 27 (15.25%) UML
6 21 (11.86%) OO
6 21 (11.86%) OOA/OOD
6 21 (11.86%) Process Improvement
6 21 (11.86%) Service Design
7 19 (10.73%) Agile Project Management
8 18 (10.17%) User Stories
8 18 (10.17%) Waterfall
9 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis
10 14 (7.91%) ITIL
11 13 (7.34%) Scrum
12 12 (6.78%) CRM
13 11 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.21%) GAP Analysis
13 11 (6.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.08%) SQL
2 7 (3.95%) Java
2 7 (3.95%) Python
3 5 (2.82%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.69%) VBA
5 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) ABAP
6 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.56%) RPG
6 1 (0.56%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.56%) VB
6 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.78%) ISEB
4 10 (5.65%) Degree
5 7 (3.95%) IIBA
6 6 (3.39%) CBAP
7 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.13%) CISSP
7 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) APMP
8 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.56%) CITP
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) IISP
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MBCS
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.78%) Oracle
3 10 (5.65%) SAP
4 6 (3.39%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.82%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.69%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Cognos
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) Informatica
8 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.56%) Sage
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Snow
8 1 (0.56%) Wyse
8 1 (0.56%) Yardi
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