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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 21 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 248 253 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.73% 8.03% 6.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 8.68% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 151 92
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£375 £360 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.39 - £49.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.57 - £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 - £75.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.85% -3.17%
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
3434 2914 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.21% 92.48% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1959 1574 1032
Average daily rate £378 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 195 177
Average hourly rate £16.92 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -13 81 £373 +6.42% 26
Cheshire +8 77 £450 +25.00% 25
Lancashire +9 44 £350 +0.35% 5
Merseyside -12 9 £258 -37.57% 5
Cumbria -7 6 - - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 213 (44.28%) Finance
2 179 (37.21%) Business Analysis
3 129 (26.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 96 (19.96%) Banking
5 75 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (13.31%) Retail
7 59 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (11.23%) Project Management
9 38 (7.90%) Microsoft
9 38 (7.90%) Retail Banking
10 33 (6.86%) PRINCE2
11 28 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (5.61%) ISEB
12 27 (5.61%) MS Excel
13 26 (5.41%) Security Cleared
13 26 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (5.20%) Validation
15 23 (4.78%) Change Management
15 23 (4.78%) SQL
15 23 (4.78%) Oracle
16 22 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 20 (4.16%) Requirements Management
18 19 (3.95%) Degree
18 19 (3.95%) SAP
18 19 (3.95%) MS Visio
19 18 (3.74%) UML
19 18 (3.74%) Migration
20 17 (3.53%) Data Analysis
20 17 (3.53%) NHS
21 16 (3.33%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 8 (1.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.21%) SAS
2 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.49%) MS Office
4 9 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.66%) Agresso
2 8 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.62%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.83%) Intranet
2 3 (0.62%) ATM
3 2 (0.42%) Skype
3 2 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.04%) QlikView
3 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 213 (44.28%) Finance
2 96 (19.96%) Banking
3 64 (13.31%) Retail
4 38 (7.90%) Retail Banking
5 15 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.70%) Legal
6 13 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.49%) Marketing
8 8 (1.66%) Local Government
8 8 (1.66%) Advertising
8 8 (1.66%) Electronics
9 7 (1.46%) Law
10 6 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
13 2 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.42%) Military
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.70%) Web Services
2 6 (1.25%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.42%) HTML
3 2 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.21%) XML
4 1 (0.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.53%) NHS
3 12 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.08%) User Experience
5 8 (1.66%) DTV
6 7 (1.46%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.25%) Informatics
8 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.83%) Statistics
10 3 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.42%) CMDB
11 2 (0.42%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.42%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.42%) CESG
11 2 (0.42%) EPoS
11 2 (0.42%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.49%) Windows
2 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (37.21%) Business Analysis
2 129 (26.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (11.23%) Project Management
5 33 (6.86%) PRINCE2
6 28 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (5.20%) Validation
9 23 (4.78%) Change Management
10 22 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 20 (4.16%) Requirements Management
12 18 (3.74%) Migration
12 18 (3.74%) UML
13 17 (3.53%) Data Analysis
14 16 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
14 16 (3.33%) CRM
14 16 (3.33%) E-Commerce
15 15 (3.12%) BPR
16 14 (2.91%) Scrum
16 14 (2.91%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.78%) SQL
2 2 (0.42%) C
2 2 (0.42%) Java
2 2 (0.42%) VBA
2 2 (0.42%) PL/1
3 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (5.61%) ISEB
2 26 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.95%) Degree
4 12 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.25%) CCA
7 4 (0.83%) IIBA
8 3 (0.62%) HND
8 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.62%) APMP
9 2 (0.42%) PMP
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) CISSP
9 2 (0.42%) CISMP
10 1 (0.21%) MCTS
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.21%) CBAP
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ACCA
10 1 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.46%) QA
1 7 (1.46%) FATCA
2 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.78%) Oracle
3 19 (3.95%) SAP
4 10 (2.08%) Citrix
5 8 (1.66%) Curam
6 7 (1.46%) hybris
7 4 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.62%) Cognos
8 3 (0.62%) HP
8 3 (0.62%) Cisco
8 3 (0.62%) IBM
8 3 (0.62%) ATG
8 3 (0.62%) VMware
8 3 (0.62%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.62%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.21%) Siebel
10 1 (0.21%) BEA
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