The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 205 329 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.77% 7.32% 5.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.12% 7.69% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 228 125
Median daily rate £375 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £26.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -12.46%
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
3350 4279 2968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.17% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 2605 1693
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 88 £375 +1.35% 23
Cheshire +6 80 £388 -11.93% 12
Lancashire -15 12 £445 +15.21% 4
Merseyside +4 9 £400 +33.33% 2
Cumbria -1 2 £450 +50.00%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 193 (43.47%) Business Analysis
2 165 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (28.15%) Finance
4 110 (24.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (18.69%) Project Management
6 68 (15.32%) Use Case
7 67 (15.09%) User Stories
8 56 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (12.61%) UML
9 49 (11.04%) Banking
10 47 (10.59%) Waterfall
11 44 (9.91%) Scrum
12 41 (9.23%) Open Source
13 40 (9.01%) CRM
14 37 (8.33%) Retail
15 36 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
16 33 (7.43%) SAP
17 32 (7.21%) JIRA
18 31 (6.98%) Java
18 31 (6.98%) E-Commerce
18 31 (6.98%) Service Design
19 30 (6.76%) OOA/OOD
19 30 (6.76%) OO
20 28 (6.31%) Migration
20 28 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
21 27 (6.08%) Change Management
22 26 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
23 25 (5.63%) PRINCE2
24 24 (5.41%) Oracle
25 23 (5.18%) Analytics

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (3.83%) Apache
2 6 (1.35%) CMS
2 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.80%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) Mingle
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.90%) SAP hybris
3 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.68%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.68%) SAP MDM
3 3 (0.68%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.68%) SAP PP-PI
4 2 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.45%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.05%) IaaS
2 11 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.90%) Office 365
4 4 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.35%) Network Security
2 4 (0.90%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) Broadband
3 2 (0.45%) Firewall
3 2 (0.45%) Intranet
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) SAN
4 1 (0.23%) SSH
4 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.23%) VoIP
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.48%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.90%) GIS
4 3 (0.68%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.45%) Big Data
5 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.23%) MS Access
6 1 (0.23%) QlikView
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (7.21%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 125 (28.15%) Finance
2 49 (11.04%) Banking
3 37 (8.33%) Retail
4 22 (4.95%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.93%) Back Office
8 9 (2.03%) Local Government
8 9 (2.03%) Marketing
9 8 (1.80%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.90%) Front Office
11 4 (0.90%) Legal
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) International Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.60%) Web Services
2 7 (1.58%) XML
3 6 (1.35%) .NET
3 6 (1.35%) Middleware
4 5 (1.13%) CSS
4 5 (1.13%) HTML
5 2 (0.45%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.48%) NHS
3 10 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 8 (1.80%) Life Science
4 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.58%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.58%) User Experience
6 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.35%) Informatics
6 6 (1.35%) New Media
7 5 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.90%) FMCG
9 3 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.45%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.45%) Ergonomics
10 2 (0.45%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.73%) Windows
2 19 (4.28%) Linux
3 17 (3.83%) Unix
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (43.47%) Business Analysis
2 165 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (24.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (18.69%) Project Management
5 68 (15.32%) Use Case
6 67 (15.09%) User Stories
7 56 (12.61%) UML
8 47 (10.59%) Waterfall
9 44 (9.91%) Scrum
10 41 (9.23%) Open Source
11 40 (9.01%) CRM
12 36 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
13 31 (6.98%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.98%) Service Design
14 30 (6.76%) OO
14 30 (6.76%) OOA/OOD
15 28 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
15 28 (6.31%) Migration
16 27 (6.08%) Change Management
17 26 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.98%) Java
2 18 (4.05%) Bash Shell
2 18 (4.05%) Python
3 14 (3.15%) SQL
4 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.13%) PHP
5 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.90%) VBA
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) VB
6 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (4.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.48%) Degree
3 10 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.80%) ISEB
5 7 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.23%) APMP
8 1 (0.23%) CBAP
8 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.28%) QA
2 8 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.58%) AIFMD
3 7 (1.58%) UCITS
4 6 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COSHH
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) MiFID
6 1 (0.23%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 18 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (4.05%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (7.43%) SAP
2 24 (5.41%) Oracle
3 18 (4.05%) SaltStack
4 12 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.80%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.35%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.13%) Saba
9 4 (0.90%) Ariba
9 4 (0.90%) Citrix
9 4 (0.90%) Dynatrace
9 4 (0.90%) hybris
9 4 (0.90%) IFS
9 4 (0.90%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) Talend
10 3 (0.68%) Vertica
11 2 (0.45%) Informatica
11 2 (0.45%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.45%) Wyse
12 1 (0.23%) CODA
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