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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 53 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 125 166 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.54% 3.71% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 4.53% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 106 91
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £28.48 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+26.39% -9.57%
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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -8 62 £375 +7.14% 19
Cheshire 0 39 £401 -8.80% 7
Lancashire -2 9 £478 +8.52% 1
Merseyside +3 4 £325 -12.75% 4
Cumbria +13 3 £400 +33.33%
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 102 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.46%) Project Management
3 84 (31.58%) Finance
4 55 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (19.92%) Use Case
6 44 (16.54%) UML
6 44 (16.54%) Open Source
7 40 (15.04%) Waterfall
8 38 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 31 (11.65%) OOA/OOD
9 31 (11.65%) OO
10 30 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (11.28%) Service Design
11 29 (10.90%) Agile Project Management
12 26 (9.77%) Microsoft
13 24 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (9.02%) Data Mining
13 24 (9.02%) Banking
14 23 (8.65%) MS Excel
14 23 (8.65%) Oracle
15 22 (8.27%) JIRA
16 21 (7.89%) IaaS
16 21 (7.89%) Scrum
16 21 (7.89%) Java
17 20 (7.52%) Windows
17 20 (7.52%) CRM
17 20 (7.52%) GAP Analysis
17 20 (7.52%) User Stories
18 19 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
18 19 (7.14%) Data Management

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 16 (6.02%) Apache
2 4 (1.50%) CMS
3 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.38%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.89%) IaaS
2 7 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
3 3 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) Network Security
1 2 (0.75%) WAN
2 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.38%) LAN
2 1 (0.38%) SAN
2 1 (0.38%) SSH
2 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.02%) Data Mining
2 11 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.50%) GIS
5 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.13%) Big Data
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.38%) QlikView
8 1 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (8.27%) JIRA
2 4 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 84 (31.58%) Finance
2 24 (9.02%) Banking
3 18 (6.77%) Retail
4 12 (4.51%) Back Office
5 11 (4.14%) Marketing
6 8 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.88%) Local Government
9 4 (1.50%) Front Office
9 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.50%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Advertising
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) International Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 202 (75.94%) Analyst
2 194 (72.93%) Business Analyst
3 36 (13.53%) Project Manager
4 27 (10.15%) Digital Analyst
4 27 (10.15%) Digital Business Analyst
4 27 (10.15%) Project Analyst
5 25 (9.40%) Senior Analyst
5 25 (9.40%) Senior Business Analyst
6 23 (8.65%) Architect
7 22 (8.27%) Agile Business Analyst
7 22 (8.27%) Business Manager
8 20 (7.52%) Business Project Manager
9 13 (4.89%) Business IT Analyst
9 13 (4.89%) IT Analyst
9 13 (4.89%) IT Business Analyst
9 13 (4.89%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.51%) Technical Business Analyst
11 10 (3.76%) Consultant
11 10 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.64%) Web Services
2 11 (4.14%) Middleware
3 5 (1.88%) .NET
4 3 (1.13%) MDX
5 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.63%) NHS
5 6 (2.26%) New Media
5 6 (2.26%) User Experience
6 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.50%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.13%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.13%) Social Media
7 3 (1.13%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) CESG
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) PMI
9 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.52%) Windows
2 19 (7.14%) Linux
3 16 (6.02%) Unix
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.46%) Project Management
3 55 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (19.92%) Use Case
5 44 (16.54%) Open Source
5 44 (16.54%) UML
6 40 (15.04%) Waterfall
7 38 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 31 (11.65%) OO
8 31 (11.65%) OOA/OOD
9 30 (11.28%) Service Design
10 29 (10.90%) Agile Project Management
11 24 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (7.89%) Scrum
13 20 (7.52%) CRM
13 20 (7.52%) GAP Analysis
13 20 (7.52%) User Stories
14 19 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
14 19 (7.14%) Data Management
14 19 (7.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.89%) Java
2 18 (6.77%) Bash Shell
2 18 (6.77%) Python
3 9 (3.38%) SQL
4 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.75%) PHP
5 2 (0.75%) VBA
6 1 (0.38%) VB
6 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (1.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.50%) Degree
3 4 (1.50%) ISEB
3 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.75%) IIBA
5 1 (0.38%) CBAP
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) AIFMD
1 6 (2.26%) UCITS
2 5 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.50%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) COSHH
4 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (4.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (6.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.65%) Oracle
3 18 (6.77%) SaltStack
4 12 (4.51%) SAP
5 5 (1.88%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.50%) Tableau
6 4 (1.50%) Talend
7 3 (1.13%) Saba
7 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.13%) Vertica
8 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco
8 2 (0.75%) hybris
8 2 (0.75%) Informatica
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.38%) Sage
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