The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 15 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 246 161 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.16% 5.98% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 6.48% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 107 108
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£338 £333 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% -0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £209 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.68 £14.87 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -62.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -14.98%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
England

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 28 July 2014.

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
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 28 July 2014. 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 +5 119 £338 +1.50% 20
Cheshire +19 45 £335 +1.13% 8
Lancashire +6 35 £330 +24.52% 2
Merseyside -3 13 £425 +13.33% 2
Cumbria - 1 £427 - 2
Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 145 (31.18%) Business Analysis
2 115 (24.73%) Finance
3 89 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (11.83%) Microsoft
6 50 (10.75%) Project Management
7 48 (10.32%) Retail
8 44 (9.46%) E-Commerce
8 44 (9.46%) UML
9 39 (8.39%) MS Visio
10 37 (7.96%) MS Excel
11 36 (7.74%) Scrum
12 35 (7.53%) Banking
13 34 (7.31%) Use Case
14 32 (6.88%) MS Office
15 28 (6.02%) Data Modelling
16 26 (5.59%) CRM
17 25 (5.38%) NHS
18 23 (4.95%) Data Analysis
18 23 (4.95%) Business Process Mapping
19 22 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (4.73%) SQL
20 21 (4.52%) Security Cleared
20 21 (4.52%) User Stories
21 20 (4.30%) Windows
21 20 (4.30%) SharePoint
21 20 (4.30%) ISEB
22 19 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
22 19 (4.09%) Change Management
22 19 (4.09%) Systems Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 20 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.43%) Lync
3 2 (0.43%) SAS
3 2 (0.43%) CMS
3 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (8.39%) MS Visio
2 37 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 32 (6.88%) MS Office
4 10 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.51%) MS Project
6 4 (0.86%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.43%) Maximo
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.43%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
1 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.22%) Intranet
1 1 (0.22%) Internet
1 1 (0.22%) Extranet
1 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.08%) QlikView
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.43%) MS Access
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.22%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) OLAP
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) Lombardi
General
1 115 (24.73%) Finance
2 48 (10.32%) Retail
3 35 (7.53%) Banking
4 18 (3.87%) Marketing
5 14 (3.01%) Advertising
6 12 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.15%) Billing
7 10 (2.15%) Legal
8 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.72%) Back Office
9 8 (1.72%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Local Government
10 3 (0.65%) Publishing
10 3 (0.65%) Electronics
10 3 (0.65%) German Language
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.51%) Web Services
2 6 (1.29%) .NET
3 5 (1.08%) HTML
4 4 (0.86%) J2EE
4 4 (0.86%) XML
4 4 (0.86%) jQuery
5 3 (0.65%) CSS
6 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.43%) HTML5
6 2 (0.43%) DWR
6 2 (0.43%) Ajax
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) MDX
7 1 (0.22%) WPF
7 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.22%) XSLT
7 1 (0.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.38%) NHS
2 18 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.08%) Open Source
4 5 (1.08%) IVR
5 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
5 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.86%) New Media
6 3 (0.65%) DTV
7 2 (0.43%) CESG
7 2 (0.43%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.43%) Life Science
7 2 (0.43%) Social Network
7 2 (0.43%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.22%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.22%) PMI
8 1 (0.22%) Social Media
8 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.30%) Windows
2 4 (0.86%) UNIX
3 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.43%) Android
4 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.22%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (31.18%) Business Analysis
2 89 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (10.75%) Project Management
5 44 (9.46%) UML
5 44 (9.46%) E-Commerce
6 36 (7.74%) Scrum
7 34 (7.31%) Use Case
8 28 (6.02%) Data Modelling
9 26 (5.59%) CRM
10 23 (4.95%) Data Analysis
10 23 (4.95%) Business Process Mapping
11 22 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (4.52%) User Stories
13 19 (4.09%) Systems Analysis
13 19 (4.09%) Requirements Analysis
13 19 (4.09%) Migration
13 19 (4.09%) Change Management
13 19 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (3.66%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.73%) SQL
2 6 (1.29%) Java
3 4 (0.86%) Scala
4 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
4 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) COBOL
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
6 1 (0.22%) VB
6 1 (0.22%) ABAP
6 1 (0.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.22%) JCL
6 1 (0.22%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.30%) ISEB
3 14 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.80%) Degree
5 5 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.86%) PMP
7 3 (0.65%) CISSP
7 3 (0.65%) CISA
7 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.65%) CBAP
8 2 (0.43%) IIBA
8 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) Basel III
3 3 (0.65%) BS7799
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.80%) SAP
3 12 (2.58%) Oracle
4 4 (0.86%) Business Objects
4 4 (0.86%) HP
4 4 (0.86%) Endeca
5 3 (0.65%) Splunk
5 3 (0.65%) Curam
5 3 (0.65%) Capita
5 3 (0.65%) Remedy
5 3 (0.65%) Cognos
5 3 (0.65%) Siebel
6 2 (0.43%) IBM
6 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.43%) Teradata
6 2 (0.43%) Avaya
6 2 (0.43%) Tableau
7 1 (0.22%) Facebook
7 1 (0.22%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.22%) Nintex
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