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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 43 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 141 150 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.77% 4.04% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 5.21% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 88 91
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £47.39 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £34.46 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.39 £72.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £44.22 £30.33
% change year-on-year
-31.58% +45.80%
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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
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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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 +18 67 £375 +1.69% 18
Lancashire +10 28 £415 +16.49%
Cheshire -34 23 £413 +1.53% 1
Merseyside -3 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Cumbria +5 2 £338 - 3
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 82 (32.16%) Project Management
1 82 (32.16%) Finance
2 76 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (23.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (16.47%) Use Case
5 39 (15.29%) PRINCE2
6 37 (14.51%) UML
7 35 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (12.16%) Data Mining
9 28 (10.98%) Open Source
10 27 (10.59%) Waterfall
11 26 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (8.63%) ERP
12 22 (8.63%) MS Excel
13 20 (7.84%) Agile Project Management
13 20 (7.84%) Microsoft
13 20 (7.84%) Banking
14 19 (7.45%) Retail
14 19 (7.45%) CRM
14 19 (7.45%) Scrum
14 19 (7.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 18 (7.06%) Data Management
16 17 (6.67%) JIRA
16 17 (6.67%) Back Office
16 17 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
16 17 (6.67%) OO
16 17 (6.67%) Java
16 17 (6.67%) SDLC
16 17 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
17 16 (6.27%) Service Design

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 11 (4.31%) Apache
2 2 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Magnolia
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.18%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.78%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.88%) IaaS
2 7 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) Network Security
2 2 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) VoIP
3 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.16%) Data Mining
2 7 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.18%) Big Data
4 3 (1.18%) GIS
4 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) DB2
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.39%) QlikView
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (6.67%) JIRA
2 6 (2.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.39%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (32.16%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Banking
3 19 (7.45%) Retail
4 17 (6.67%) Back Office
5 9 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.96%) Local Government
8 5 (1.96%) Marketing
9 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Advertising
11 2 (0.78%) Legal
12 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.39%) Front Office
12 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 192 (75.29%) Analyst
2 180 (70.59%) Business Analyst
3 40 (15.69%) Project Manager
4 23 (9.02%) Business Manager
4 23 (9.02%) Project Analyst
5 22 (8.63%) Business Project Manager
6 21 (8.24%) Agile Business Analyst
7 19 (7.45%) Digital Analyst
7 19 (7.45%) Digital Business Analyst
8 18 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (7.06%) Senior Business Analyst
9 17 (6.67%) Architect
10 14 (5.49%) Consultant
11 13 (5.10%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (4.71%) Technical Business Analyst
13 8 (3.14%) Data Business Analyst
13 8 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.75%) Business Change Analyst
14 7 (2.75%) Business Change Business Analyst
14 7 (2.75%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.31%) Web Services
2 10 (3.92%) Middleware
3 7 (2.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.39%) WinForms
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.57%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.57%) User Experience
5 3 (1.18%) NHS
5 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.39%) CESG
7 1 (0.39%) CMDB
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.49%) Windows
2 13 (5.10%) Linux
2 13 (5.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.16%) Project Management
2 76 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (23.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (16.47%) Use Case
5 39 (15.29%) PRINCE2
6 37 (14.51%) UML
7 28 (10.98%) Open Source
8 27 (10.59%) Waterfall
9 26 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (8.63%) ERP
11 20 (7.84%) Agile Project Management
12 19 (7.45%) CRM
12 19 (7.45%) Scrum
12 19 (7.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 18 (7.06%) Data Management
14 17 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
14 17 (6.67%) OO
14 17 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
14 17 (6.67%) SDLC
15 16 (6.27%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.67%) Java
2 13 (5.10%) Bash Shell
2 13 (5.10%) Python
3 8 (3.14%) SQL
4 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.35%) Degree
4 5 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.57%) ISEB
5 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) CBAP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) AIFMD
1 6 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.35%) UCITS
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.27%) Oracle
2 16 (6.27%) SAP
3 13 (5.10%) SaltStack
4 6 (2.35%) Tableau
4 6 (2.35%) Talend
5 3 (1.18%) hybris
5 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.18%) Vertica
6 2 (0.78%) EXASOL
6 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.39%) Sun
7 1 (0.39%) Teradata
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