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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 30 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 175 159 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.42% 5.61% 4.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 6.17% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 95 80
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£365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £63.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -16.66%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -9 68 £338 -3.57% 23
Cheshire +9 63 £389 +3.66% 10
Merseyside -1 15 £440 +30.37% 3
Lancashire -18 14 £313 +13.63% 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 148 (37.47%) Business Analysis
2 112 (28.35%) Finance
3 92 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (15.44%) Microsoft
6 60 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (14.18%) Banking
8 46 (11.65%) Retail
9 39 (9.87%) Project Management
10 38 (9.62%) Migration
11 35 (8.86%) MS Excel
12 27 (6.84%) E-Commerce
13 24 (6.08%) UML
13 24 (6.08%) MS Office
14 22 (5.57%) Windows
14 22 (5.57%) MS Visio
14 22 (5.57%) Use Case
15 21 (5.32%) Data Modelling
16 19 (4.81%) Scrum
17 18 (4.56%) Oracle
17 18 (4.56%) Workflow
18 17 (4.30%) User Stories
18 17 (4.30%) Manufacturing
18 17 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (4.30%) ERP
19 16 (4.05%) ISEB
19 16 (4.05%) SQL
19 16 (4.05%) Security Cleared
20 15 (3.80%) Product Management
20 15 (3.80%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.25%) CICS
3 1 (0.25%) CMS
3 1 (0.25%) Drupal
3 1 (0.25%) WordPress
3 1 (0.25%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.08%) MS Office
3 22 (5.57%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.51%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) Agresso
6 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Office 365
1 1 (0.25%) Responsys
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.77%) WAN
2 3 (0.76%) LAN
2 3 (0.76%) Wireless
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.51%) Big Data
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) DB2
5 1 (0.25%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Ant
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 112 (28.35%) Finance
2 56 (14.18%) Banking
3 46 (11.65%) Retail
4 17 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.04%) Marketing
6 10 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.53%) Advertising
7 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Local Government
8 4 (1.01%) Billing
8 4 (1.01%) Legal
9 3 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.03%) .NET
1 8 (2.03%) Web Services
1 8 (2.03%) XML
2 7 (1.77%) HTML
3 6 (1.52%) CSS
3 6 (1.52%) Middleware
4 3 (0.76%) jQuery
5 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.25%) XSLT
6 1 (0.25%) Ajax
6 1 (0.25%) DWR
6 1 (0.25%) WPF
6 1 (0.25%) MDX
6 1 (0.25%) HTML5
6 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.54%) NHS
3 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.03%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.27%) User Experience
6 3 (0.76%) DTV
6 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.51%) FMCG
7 2 (0.51%) Open Source
7 2 (0.51%) Informatics
7 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.25%) IVR
8 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.57%) Windows
2 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (37.47%) Business Analysis
2 75 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (9.87%) Project Management
5 38 (9.62%) Migration
6 27 (6.84%) E-Commerce
7 24 (6.08%) UML
8 22 (5.57%) Use Case
9 21 (5.32%) Data Modelling
10 19 (4.81%) Scrum
11 18 (4.56%) Workflow
12 17 (4.30%) User Stories
12 17 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (4.30%) ERP
13 15 (3.80%) Product Management
13 15 (3.80%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.54%) Systems Analysis
14 14 (3.54%) CRM
14 14 (3.54%) Business Process Mapping
15 13 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.05%) SQL
2 4 (1.01%) C
3 3 (0.76%) Java
4 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.51%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) COBOL
4 2 (0.51%) VB
5 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.25%) ABAP
5 1 (0.25%) VBA
5 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.25%) PHP
5 1 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (4.05%) ISEB
1 16 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.80%) Degree
3 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.01%) IIBA
5 3 (0.76%) PMP
5 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.76%) CBAP
6 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CIMA
7 1 (0.25%) ACCA
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) SCCM
1 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.56%) Oracle
3 12 (3.04%) SAP
4 9 (2.28%) CA
4 9 (2.28%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.03%) Curam
6 6 (1.52%) Avaloq
7 4 (1.01%) Remedy
7 4 (1.01%) Cognos
8 3 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.76%) hybris
9 2 (0.51%) Nintex
9 2 (0.51%) Fiserv
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) Lagan
9 2 (0.51%) Baan
9 2 (0.51%) ATG
9 2 (0.51%) SunGard
9 2 (0.51%) HP
9 2 (0.51%) IBM
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