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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 21 25 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 230 163 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.73% 5.85% 4.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.31% 6.24% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 99 56
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£375 £349 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £370
% change year-on-year
- +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
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
3148 2611 2175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.65% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1707 1340 1067
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 207 179
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +9 113 £338 - 37
Cheshire +19 66 £400 +6.66% 11
Lancashire -13 17 £450 +50.00% 7
Merseyside -22 9 £338 -15.62% 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 155 (36.82%) Finance
2 152 (36.10%) Business Analysis
3 108 (25.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (16.39%) Banking
6 49 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (11.64%) Microsoft
7 42 (9.98%) Retail
8 39 (9.26%) Migration
9 37 (8.79%) Project Management
10 26 (6.18%) MS Excel
11 24 (5.70%) Manufacturing
12 23 (5.46%) Validation
12 23 (5.46%) PRINCE2
12 23 (5.46%) ISEB
13 20 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (4.75%) UML
14 19 (4.51%) Oracle
14 19 (4.51%) ERP
15 18 (4.28%) E-Commerce
15 18 (4.28%) SQL
15 18 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (4.04%) SAP
16 17 (4.04%) Scrum
17 16 (3.80%) MS Visio
17 16 (3.80%) BPR
17 16 (3.80%) Business Process Mapping
17 16 (3.80%) Security Cleared
18 15 (3.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 15 (3.56%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) CICS
2 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.24%) CMS
2 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.24%) Drupal
2 1 (0.24%) WordPress
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.09%) MS Office
4 5 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.66%) Agresso
2 7 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.24%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) Intranet
2 3 (0.71%) WAN
3 2 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.24%) ATM
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.48%) MS Access
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.24%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 155 (36.82%) Finance
2 69 (16.39%) Banking
3 42 (9.98%) Retail
4 24 (5.70%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 14 (3.33%) Marketing
6 12 (2.85%) Advertising
7 10 (2.38%) Legal
8 9 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.14%) Local Government
9 7 (1.66%) Electronics
9 7 (1.66%) Law
10 4 (0.95%) Billing
11 3 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.14%) Web Services
2 6 (1.43%) .NET
2 6 (1.43%) Middleware
2 6 (1.43%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.95%) XML
4 2 (0.48%) CSS
4 2 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) MDX
5 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.56%) NHS
3 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.90%) User Experience
4 7 (1.66%) DTV
4 7 (1.66%) Informatics
4 7 (1.66%) Reference Data
5 6 (1.43%) Open Source
6 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.48%) CESG
8 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.48%) FMCG
8 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.48%) Life Science
8 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.56%) Windows
2 7 (1.66%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.19%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (36.10%) Business Analysis
2 108 (25.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (9.26%) Migration
5 37 (8.79%) Project Management
6 23 (5.46%) PRINCE2
6 23 (5.46%) Validation
7 20 (4.75%) UML
7 20 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.51%) ERP
9 18 (4.28%) E-Commerce
9 18 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (4.04%) Scrum
11 16 (3.80%) BPR
11 16 (3.80%) Business Process Mapping
12 15 (3.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (3.56%) Change Management
12 15 (3.56%) CRM
12 15 (3.56%) BPMN
13 14 (3.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.28%) SQL
2 4 (0.95%) C
3 3 (0.71%) Java
3 3 (0.71%) VBA
4 2 (0.48%) PL/1
4 2 (0.48%) VB
5 1 (0.24%) ABAP
5 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.24%) PHP
5 1 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (5.46%) ISEB
2 16 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.56%) Degree
4 9 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.43%) VCP4
6 4 (0.95%) PMP
6 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.71%) IIBA
7 3 (0.71%) APMP
8 2 (0.48%) CBAP
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.48%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) CISMP
9 1 (0.24%) HND
9 1 (0.24%) MBA
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.66%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.51%) Oracle
3 17 (4.04%) SAP
4 12 (2.85%) Curam
5 11 (2.61%) Citrix
6 7 (1.66%) CA
6 7 (1.66%) Avaloq
6 7 (1.66%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.95%) VMware
7 4 (0.95%) hybris
8 3 (0.71%) ATG
8 3 (0.71%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.71%) Cognos
8 3 (0.71%) Cisco
9 2 (0.48%) IBM
9 2 (0.48%) SunGard
9 2 (0.48%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) Baan
9 2 (0.48%) Google
9 2 (0.48%) Fiserv
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