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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 26 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 191 300 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.40% 7.15% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 7.51% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 196 132
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £47.75 £43.43 £26.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +61.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £43.43 £16.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £46.60 £37.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.20 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -17.50%
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
3338 3994 2961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.35% 95.19% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 2373 1629
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 206 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -4 97 £375 -3.22% 25
Cheshire -11 53 £363 -13.43% 9
Lancashire -8 13 £375 -14.77% 5
Merseyside +1 11 £400 +33.33% 2
Cumbria +2 2 £450 +28.57% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 182 (40.44%) Business Analysis
2 153 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (25.56%) Finance
4 106 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (19.11%) Project Management
6 59 (13.11%) Use Case
7 58 (12.89%) User Stories
8 53 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
9 45 (10.00%) Banking
10 44 (9.78%) Retail
11 43 (9.56%) UML
12 42 (9.33%) Scrum
13 40 (8.89%) CRM
13 40 (8.89%) Waterfall
14 34 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (6.89%) SAP
16 30 (6.67%) Open Source
17 29 (6.44%) PRINCE2
18 27 (6.00%) Java
18 27 (6.00%) E-Commerce
18 27 (6.00%) GAP Analysis
18 27 (6.00%) Analytics
19 26 (5.78%) JIRA
20 24 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 23 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
21 23 (5.11%) SDLC
21 23 (5.11%) Change Management
22 22 (4.89%) Telecoms
22 22 (4.89%) Data Analysis
23 21 (4.67%) Service Design

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 11 (2.44%) Apache
2 6 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.11%) CMS
4 2 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.22%) MS Office
3 8 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Mingle
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.89%) SAP hybris
4 3 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.44%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.89%) IaaS
2 11 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.89%) Office 365
4 4 (0.89%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.56%) Network Security
2 6 (1.33%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) Broadband
3 2 (0.44%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) SSH
4 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.56%) Data Mining
1 16 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.89%) GIS
3 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.22%) MS Access
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) QlikView
4 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (5.78%) JIRA
2 4 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 115 (25.56%) Finance
2 45 (10.00%) Banking
3 44 (9.78%) Retail
4 22 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (3.56%) Back Office
7 8 (1.78%) Marketing
7 8 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.56%) Legal
8 7 (1.56%) Local Government
9 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.89%) Advertising
10 4 (0.89%) Front Office
11 3 (0.67%) Billing
11 3 (0.67%) Law
12 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.00%) Web Services
2 12 (2.67%) .NET
3 7 (1.56%) XML
4 4 (0.89%) CSS
4 4 (0.89%) HTML
5 3 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.22%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.44%) NHS
3 10 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.00%) Data Extraction
4 9 (2.00%) Life Science
5 8 (1.78%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.56%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.33%) Informatics
7 6 (1.33%) New Media
8 5 (1.11%) FMCG
8 5 (1.11%) User Experience
8 5 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.44%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.22%) iPad
11 1 (0.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.11%) Linux
2 13 (2.89%) Windows
3 11 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (40.44%) Business Analysis
2 153 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (19.11%) Project Management
5 59 (13.11%) Use Case
6 58 (12.89%) User Stories
7 43 (9.56%) UML
8 42 (9.33%) Scrum
9 40 (8.89%) CRM
9 40 (8.89%) Waterfall
10 34 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (6.67%) Open Source
12 29 (6.44%) PRINCE2
13 27 (6.00%) Analytics
13 27 (6.00%) E-Commerce
13 27 (6.00%) GAP Analysis
14 24 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 23 (5.11%) Change Management
15 23 (5.11%) SDLC
15 23 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.00%) Java
2 18 (4.00%) Python
3 16 (3.56%) SQL
4 13 (2.89%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.33%) PHP
7 5 (1.11%) C++
8 4 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (3.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.44%) Degree
3 9 (2.00%) ISEB
4 7 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) APMP
8 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.56%) QA
2 10 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.56%) AIFMD
3 7 (1.56%) UCITS
4 6 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) COSHH
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 13 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (2.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (6.89%) SAP
2 16 (3.56%) Oracle
3 14 (3.11%) ServiceNow
4 13 (2.89%) SaltStack
5 9 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.78%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.33%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.33%) IBM
8 5 (1.11%) Saba
8 5 (1.11%) Tableau
9 4 (0.89%) Ariba
9 4 (0.89%) Citrix
9 4 (0.89%) hybris
9 4 (0.89%) IFS
9 4 (0.89%) Talend
10 3 (0.67%) Vertica
11 2 (0.44%) Informatica
11 2 (0.44%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.44%) Wyse
12 1 (0.22%) CODA
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Merseyside
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £350 - 380 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £320.00 per day
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Rate: £320.00 per day
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