The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 19 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 271 224 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.97% 7.14% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.54% 7.79% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 132 86
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£375 £360 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £276 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.43 - £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -7.40%
Business Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3596 2874 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.51% 91.62% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 1546 1057
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 186 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst across the North West region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst across the North West region.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -4 110 £363 - 28
Cheshire +9 77 £450 +21.62% 30
Lancashire +5 46 £350 +4.86% 6
Merseyside -11 7 £363 +11.53% 3
Cumbria -5 4 - - 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 204 (44.25%) Finance
2 165 (35.79%) Business Analysis
3 127 (27.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (19.74%) Banking
5 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (13.88%) Retail
7 60 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (9.76%) Project Management
9 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
10 34 (7.38%) Retail Banking
11 27 (5.86%) ISEB
11 27 (5.86%) PRINCE2
12 26 (5.64%) MS Excel
13 24 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (4.99%) Oracle
15 22 (4.77%) Change Management
15 22 (4.77%) Validation
16 21 (4.56%) Migration
16 21 (4.56%) SQL
16 21 (4.56%) Security Cleared
17 19 (4.12%) E-Commerce
17 19 (4.12%) UML
18 18 (3.90%) CRM
18 18 (3.90%) SAP
18 18 (3.90%) MS Visio
18 18 (3.90%) Requirements Management
19 17 (3.69%) Degree
19 17 (3.69%) Data Analysis
19 17 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
20 15 (3.25%) GAP Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.22%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.22%) SAS
2 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.04%) MS Office
4 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.08%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.74%) Agresso
3 6 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.65%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.43%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Responsys
2 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.87%) Intranet
2 3 (0.65%) ATM
3 2 (0.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) Firewall
4 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.08%) QlikView
3 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 204 (44.25%) Finance
2 91 (19.74%) Banking
3 64 (13.88%) Retail
4 34 (7.38%) Retail Banking
5 15 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.82%) Marketing
7 10 (2.17%) Legal
7 10 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.74%) Local Government
9 7 (1.52%) Law
10 6 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.30%) Electronics
11 5 (1.08%) Advertising
12 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.65%) Back Office
14 2 (0.43%) Military
15 1 (0.22%) Publishing
15 1 (0.22%) Automotive
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.39%) Web Services
2 6 (1.30%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.22%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.25%) NHS
3 12 (2.60%) Open Source
4 11 (2.39%) User Experience
5 10 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.52%) Informatics
7 6 (1.30%) DTV
8 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.87%) Statistics
10 3 (0.65%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.43%) CESG
11 2 (0.43%) CMDB
11 2 (0.43%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.43%) EPoS
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.04%) Windows
2 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (35.79%) Business Analysis
2 127 (27.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (9.76%) Project Management
5 27 (5.86%) PRINCE2
6 24 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (4.77%) Change Management
7 22 (4.77%) Validation
8 21 (4.56%) Migration
9 19 (4.12%) E-Commerce
9 19 (4.12%) UML
10 18 (3.90%) CRM
10 18 (3.90%) Requirements Management
11 17 (3.69%) Data Analysis
11 17 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.25%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (3.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (3.04%) Business Process Mapping
13 14 (3.04%) Scrum
13 14 (3.04%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.56%) SQL
2 2 (0.43%) PL/1
2 2 (0.43%) Java
2 2 (0.43%) VBA
2 2 (0.43%) C
3 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (5.86%) ISEB
2 21 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.69%) Degree
4 9 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.87%) CCA
6 4 (0.87%) IIBA
7 3 (0.65%) APMP
7 3 (0.65%) HND
7 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.65%) PMP
7 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.43%) CISMP
8 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) CBAP
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ACCA
9 1 (0.22%) CIMA
9 1 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.74%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.87%) FATCA
4 3 (0.65%) SLA
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) SCCM
1 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.99%) Oracle
3 18 (3.90%) SAP
4 11 (2.39%) Citrix
5 8 (1.74%) Curam
6 7 (1.52%) hybris
6 7 (1.52%) Avaloq
7 4 (0.87%) VMware
7 4 (0.87%) IBM
7 4 (0.87%) Cognos
8 3 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.65%) Cisco
8 3 (0.65%) HP
8 3 (0.65%) ATG
9 2 (0.43%) Google
9 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.43%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.22%) Pega
10 1 (0.22%) Talend
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Cheshire
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Chester
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Manchester
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Cheshire
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