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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / North West
Rank 30 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 144 249 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.49% 6.59% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 6.95% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 173 114
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.39 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +8.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
2488 3584 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.89% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 2127 1747
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 194 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -16 59 £370 -1.33% 18
Cheshire +5 28 £388 -3.12% 7
Lancashire +14 24 £350 -2.77% 3
Merseyside -5 15 £430 +72.00%
Cumbria +3 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 121 (37.35%) Business Analysis
2 110 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (33.33%) Finance
4 69 (21.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (17.90%) Project Management
6 51 (15.74%) Use Case
7 50 (15.43%) User Stories
8 44 (13.58%) Process Improvement
9 40 (12.35%) Banking
10 35 (10.80%) UML
11 33 (10.19%) GAP Analysis
12 31 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (9.57%) Scrum
12 31 (9.57%) CRM
13 28 (8.64%) Migration
13 28 (8.64%) Open Source
14 27 (8.33%) Manufacturing
15 24 (7.41%) ISEB
15 24 (7.41%) SAP
16 23 (7.10%) Change Management
16 23 (7.10%) Waterfall
17 22 (6.79%) OO
17 22 (6.79%) Microsoft
18 21 (6.48%) OOA/OOD
18 21 (6.48%) PRINCE2
18 21 (6.48%) Retail
18 21 (6.48%) JIRA
18 21 (6.48%) Service Design
19 19 (5.86%) Agile Project Management
20 18 (5.56%) Data Analysis

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 8 (2.47%) Confluence
2 6 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.31%) SAS
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.16%) MS Office
5 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.78%) SAP PP
2 9 (2.78%) SAP PP-PI
3 8 (2.47%) SAP MII
4 5 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.23%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.62%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.31%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.31%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.54%) IaaS
2 3 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) Trello
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) WAN
2 2 (0.62%) Network Security
3 1 (0.31%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.23%) Big Data
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.31%) MS Access
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (6.48%) JIRA
General
1 108 (33.33%) Finance
2 40 (12.35%) Banking
3 27 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 21 (6.48%) Retail
5 15 (4.63%) Marketing
6 8 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.16%) Local Government
8 6 (1.85%) Advertising
9 5 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.93%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.93%) Legal
12 2 (0.62%) Back Office
13 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Games
13 1 (0.31%) International Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.09%) HTML
1 10 (3.09%) XML
2 9 (2.78%) CSS
3 8 (2.47%) SAP XI
4 6 (1.85%) Web Services
5 5 (1.54%) .NET
6 3 (0.93%) Middleware
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) Node.js
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.47%) User Experience
4 6 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.23%) FMCG
6 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.93%) Equities
6 3 (0.93%) Life Science
6 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.62%) Derivative
7 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.62%) NHS
7 2 (0.62%) PMI
7 2 (0.62%) RIA
8 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.31%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.31%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.16%) Windows
2 6 (1.85%) Unix
3 5 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (37.35%) Business Analysis
2 110 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (21.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (17.90%) Project Management
5 51 (15.74%) Use Case
6 50 (15.43%) User Stories
7 44 (13.58%) Process Improvement
8 35 (10.80%) UML
9 33 (10.19%) GAP Analysis
10 31 (9.57%) CRM
10 31 (9.57%) Scrum
11 28 (8.64%) Migration
11 28 (8.64%) Open Source
12 23 (7.10%) Change Management
12 23 (7.10%) Waterfall
13 22 (6.79%) OO
14 21 (6.48%) OOA/OOD
14 21 (6.48%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.48%) Service Design
15 19 (5.86%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.47%) Java
2 7 (2.16%) SQL
3 5 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.54%) Python
4 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.31%) C
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) Ruby
5 1 (0.31%) VB
5 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (7.41%) ISEB
2 16 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.47%) IIBA
5 7 (2.16%) CBAP
5 7 (2.16%) Degree
6 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.94%) PMO
2 6 (1.85%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) MiFID
4 4 (1.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (7.41%) SAP
2 22 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.94%) Oracle
4 11 (3.40%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.54%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.62%) Cognos
7 2 (0.62%) Sage
8 1 (0.31%) Apple
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix
8 1 (0.31%) FNZ
8 1 (0.31%) Google
8 1 (0.31%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.31%) Orchard
8 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.31%) Siebel
8 1 (0.31%) Tableau
8 1 (0.31%) Workday
8 1 (0.31%) Wyse
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Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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