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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 42 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 138 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 3.25% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 4.47% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 71 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £77.00 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.55% +26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £31.70
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +19.10%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Manchester -2 52 £390 -1.01% 28
Cheshire +1 35 £420 +5.00% 16
Lancashire +6 19 £400 +10.34% 7
Merseyside -16 8 £400 -27.27% 2
Cumbria -7 6 - - 3
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 83 (38.25%) Finance
2 53 (24.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (18.43%) Project Management
4 35 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (13.36%) PRINCE2
6 28 (12.90%) Banking
7 27 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (11.98%) Microsoft
9 21 (9.68%) Retail
10 19 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (8.29%) Migration
11 18 (8.29%) MS Excel
12 16 (7.37%) ISEB
12 16 (7.37%) Change Management
12 16 (7.37%) Degree
13 14 (6.45%) CRM
14 13 (5.99%) ERP
14 13 (5.99%) Manufacturing
14 13 (5.99%) Requirements Management
15 12 (5.53%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (5.53%) MS Visio
15 12 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (5.07%) GAP Analysis
16 11 (5.07%) Risk Management
16 11 (5.07%) Security Cleared
17 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 10 (4.61%) Dynamics AX
17 10 (4.61%) BPR
17 10 (4.61%) Oracle
18 9 (4.15%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) MS Office
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.84%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.84%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.92%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) Skype
1 3 (1.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) SAN
2 1 (0.46%) ATM
2 1 (0.46%) SMS
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.92%) QlikView
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.92%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.92%) MSTest
1 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 83 (38.25%) Finance
2 28 (12.90%) Banking
3 21 (9.68%) Retail
4 13 (5.99%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.15%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.69%) Local Government
7 5 (2.30%) Advertising
7 5 (2.30%) Legal
8 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.92%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) French Language
10 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (76.96%) Analyst
2 164 (75.58%) Business Analyst
3 20 (9.22%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.29%) Consultant
5 10 (4.61%) Architect
6 9 (4.15%) Process Analyst
6 9 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (4.15%) Financial Business Analyst
7 8 (3.69%) Technical Business Analyst
7 8 (3.69%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (3.69%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (3.69%) Business Process Analyst
8 7 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.23%) Change Analyst
8 7 (3.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 6 (2.76%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (2.30%) Payments Business Analyst
10 5 (2.30%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (2.30%) Project Analyst
11 4 (1.84%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.69%) Web Services
2 7 (3.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.92%) WCF
4 2 (0.92%) WPF
4 2 (0.92%) LINQ
4 2 (0.92%) WinForms
4 2 (0.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.76%) Open Source
3 5 (2.30%) User Experience
3 5 (2.30%) NHS
4 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.38%) Statistics
6 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) New Media
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.46%) Telematics
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.30%) Windows
2 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (18.43%) Project Management
3 29 (13.36%) PRINCE2
4 27 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (8.29%) Migration
7 16 (7.37%) Change Management
8 14 (6.45%) CRM
9 13 (5.99%) ERP
9 13 (5.99%) Requirements Management
10 12 (5.53%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.07%) GAP Analysis
11 11 (5.07%) Risk Management
12 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (4.61%) BPR
13 9 (4.15%) Data Migration
14 8 (3.69%) Data Analysis
14 8 (3.69%) Workflow
14 8 (3.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.15%) SQL
2 4 (1.84%) Java
3 3 (1.38%) C#
4 1 (0.46%) PL/1
4 1 (0.46%) C
4 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.46%) ABAP
4 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (7.37%) ISEB
1 16 (7.37%) Degree
2 11 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.84%) APMP
3 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.84%) PMP
3 4 (1.84%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.38%) CCA
4 3 (1.38%) IIBA
4 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.92%) HND
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) MBA
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) SLA
1 3 (1.38%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.92%) FATCA
3 1 (0.46%) GxP
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.61%) Oracle
3 7 (3.23%) SAP
3 7 (3.23%) Avaloq
4 5 (2.30%) Citrix
5 4 (1.84%) Curam
6 3 (1.38%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco
6 3 (1.38%) Cognos
6 3 (1.38%) VMware
7 2 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.92%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.46%) BEA
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
8 1 (0.46%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.46%) hybris
North West
Robert Walters
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Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Knutsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 16 days ago