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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 19 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 349 229 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.07% 7.42% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.63% 8.05% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 140 113
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£375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.71 £26.84 £13.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.75% +95.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.08 £30.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +11.19%
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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
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 August 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 -9 117 £350 +5.66% 36
Cheshire +20 111 £419 +11.66% 11
Lancashire +3 40 £400 +22.13% 10
Cumbria +2 21 £350 -18.03% 2
Merseyside -1 16 £310 -21.01% 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 227 (37.90%) Finance
2 223 (37.23%) Business Analysis
3 152 (25.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 144 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (18.03%) Banking
6 94 (15.69%) Retail
7 86 (14.36%) Project Management
8 80 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (9.18%) Retail Banking
10 49 (8.18%) Use Case
11 48 (8.01%) Waterfall
12 47 (7.85%) Microsoft
13 43 (7.18%) PRINCE2
14 42 (7.01%) Security Cleared
15 39 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (5.34%) SQL
17 32 (5.34%) GAP Analysis
17 32 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (5.01%) User Stories
18 30 (5.01%) Migration
19 29 (4.84%) CRM
20 28 (4.67%) UML
20 28 (4.67%) MS Excel
20 28 (4.67%) MS Visio
20 28 (4.67%) Data Modelling
20 28 (4.67%) Telecoms
21 26 (4.34%) E-Commerce
21 26 (4.34%) Requirements Management
22 25 (4.17%) Data Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (1.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.67%) CMS
3 3 (0.50%) SAS
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (4.67%) MS Excel
1 28 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 17 (2.84%) MS Office
3 15 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.00%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.50%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.50%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Agresso
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) SaaS
1 3 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.50%) ATM
2 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.17%) SMS
3 1 (0.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.17%) QlikView
4 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.67%) MS Access
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.67%) Big Data
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) DB2
8 1 (0.17%) OLAP
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (1.17%) JIRA
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.17%) Redmine
General
1 227 (37.90%) Finance
2 108 (18.03%) Banking
3 94 (15.69%) Retail
4 55 (9.18%) Retail Banking
5 28 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 24 (4.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (3.67%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.17%) Legal
9 12 (2.00%) Billing
10 11 (1.84%) Advertising
10 11 (1.84%) Marketing
11 6 (1.00%) Electronics
12 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.50%) Local Government
14 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.33%) Law
14 2 (0.33%) Military
14 2 (0.33%) Back Office
15 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.34%) Web Services
2 8 (1.34%) Gherkin
3 5 (0.83%) XML
4 3 (0.50%) HTML
4 3 (0.50%) .NET
5 2 (0.33%) XHTML
6 1 (0.17%) JMS
6 1 (0.17%) JSON
6 1 (0.17%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.17%) NHS
3 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.17%) GIS
4 7 (1.17%) Visualisation
4 7 (1.17%) User Experience
5 6 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (1.00%) DTV
6 5 (0.83%) Online Banking
6 5 (0.83%) Life Science
6 5 (0.83%) Learning Management System
7 4 (0.67%) SCORM
8 3 (0.50%) IVR
8 3 (0.50%) Statistics
8 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.33%) CMDB
9 2 (0.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.33%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.17%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.33%) UNIX
1 2 (0.33%) Windows
1 2 (0.33%) Android
1 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (37.23%) Business Analysis
2 152 (25.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 144 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (14.36%) Project Management
5 49 (8.18%) Use Case
6 48 (8.01%) Waterfall
7 43 (7.18%) PRINCE2
8 39 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (5.34%) GAP Analysis
10 32 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (5.01%) User Stories
11 30 (5.01%) Migration
12 29 (4.84%) CRM
13 28 (4.67%) Data Modelling
13 28 (4.67%) UML
14 26 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 26 (4.34%) Requirements Management
15 25 (4.17%) Data Analysis
15 25 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.34%) SQL
2 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (0.67%) Java
4 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.33%) C
5 1 (0.17%) COBOL
5 1 (0.17%) PHP
5 1 (0.17%) Python
5 1 (0.17%) JCL
5 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.01%) ISEB
4 21 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (3.01%) APMP
6 17 (2.84%) Degree
7 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.50%) MCTS
8 6 (1.00%) CCA
9 5 (0.83%) IIBA
10 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.50%) CBAP
12 2 (0.33%) HND
12 2 (0.33%) ACCA
12 2 (0.33%) CIMA
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.17%) QA
2 7 (1.17%) FATCA
3 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) FINREP
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.67%) SAP
3 18 (3.01%) Oracle
4 10 (1.67%) ServiceNow
5 5 (0.83%) IBM
5 5 (0.83%) Saba
6 4 (0.67%) Teradata
6 4 (0.67%) Hyperion
6 4 (0.67%) Cognos
6 4 (0.67%) hybris
7 3 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.33%) Trillium
8 2 (0.33%) Curam
8 2 (0.33%) Tableau
8 2 (0.33%) Talend
8 2 (0.33%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.33%) BT
8 2 (0.33%) ATG
8 2 (0.33%) Civica
8 2 (0.33%) Avaya
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Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
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Rate: £370 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
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Rate: £370.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
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Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
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Cumbria
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