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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 302 248 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.89% 8.26% 5.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 8.82% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 151 106
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£370 £338 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £253 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Average hourly rate £47.39 £13.68 £14.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.41% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £13.68 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £13.68 £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +35.72%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cheshire +15 108 £419 +25.00% 19
Manchester -12 95 £350 +3.70% 29
Cumbria 0 22 £350 -18.03% 2
Lancashire -5 16 £363 +9.84% 10
Merseyside -8 16 £299 -29.70% 12
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 237 (40.86%) Finance
2 213 (36.72%) Business Analysis
3 151 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 108 (18.62%) Banking
5 101 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (15.00%) Retail
7 71 (12.24%) Project Management
8 63 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
9 48 (8.28%) Microsoft
10 45 (7.76%) Retail Banking
11 42 (7.24%) Use Case
12 41 (7.07%) Security Cleared
13 40 (6.90%) PRINCE2
14 35 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (5.86%) MS Excel
15 34 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 30 (5.17%) ISEB
17 30 (5.17%) Requirements Management
17 30 (5.17%) Migration
18 28 (4.83%) CRM
18 28 (4.83%) SQL
18 28 (4.83%) Telecoms
19 26 (4.48%) SC Cleared
20 25 (4.31%) E-Commerce
20 25 (4.31%) Data Modelling
20 25 (4.31%) Validation
20 25 (4.31%) Manufacturing
20 25 (4.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 25 (4.31%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.17%) SAS
2 1 (0.17%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.14%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.45%) MS Office
4 13 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.52%) Agresso
4 3 (0.52%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.34%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) SaaS
1 3 (0.52%) Office 365
1 3 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.52%) ATM
1 3 (0.52%) Intranet
2 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.17%) Skype
3 1 (0.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) Firewall
3 1 (0.17%) SMS
3 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.21%) QlikView
4 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.69%) MS Access
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.34%) Big Data
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.86%) JIRA
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 237 (40.86%) Finance
2 108 (18.62%) Banking
3 87 (15.00%) Retail
4 45 (7.76%) Retail Banking
5 28 (4.83%) Telecoms
6 25 (4.31%) Manufacturing
7 22 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (2.93%) Legal
9 13 (2.24%) Marketing
10 11 (1.90%) Billing
10 11 (1.90%) Advertising
11 8 (1.38%) Electronics
12 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.86%) Law
13 4 (0.69%) Local Government
14 3 (0.52%) Back Office
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
15 2 (0.34%) Military
15 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.21%) Web Services
1 7 (1.21%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.69%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.52%) HTML
3 3 (0.52%) .NET
3 3 (0.52%) XML
4 2 (0.34%) XHTML
5 1 (0.17%) JMS
5 1 (0.17%) JSON
5 1 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.24%) NHS
2 13 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.55%) Visualisation
4 8 (1.38%) DTV
5 7 (1.21%) User Experience
6 5 (0.86%) Learning Management System
6 5 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (0.69%) GIS
7 4 (0.69%) SCORM
7 4 (0.69%) Statistics
7 4 (0.69%) Online Banking
7 4 (0.69%) Life Science
8 2 (0.34%) CMDB
8 2 (0.34%) CESG
8 2 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.17%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.17%) Derivative
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.55%) Windows
2 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.34%) UNIX
5 1 (0.17%) Android
5 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (36.72%) Business Analysis
2 151 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (12.24%) Project Management
5 42 (7.24%) Use Case
6 40 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 35 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 31 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (5.17%) Requirements Management
10 30 (5.17%) Migration
11 28 (4.83%) CRM
12 25 (4.31%) E-Commerce
12 25 (4.31%) Data Modelling
12 25 (4.31%) Validation
12 25 (4.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 25 (4.31%) Waterfall
13 24 (4.14%) Target Operating Model
13 24 (4.14%) UML
14 23 (3.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.83%) SQL
2 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (0.69%) Java
4 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.34%) 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 41 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.17%) ISEB
3 26 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.10%) Degree
5 12 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.38%) APMP
7 6 (1.03%) CCA
8 5 (0.86%) MCTS
8 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.86%) IIBA
9 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.52%) HND
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) ACCA
11 2 (0.34%) CIMA
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.34%) CISMP
11 2 (0.34%) CBAP
12 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.55%) QA
2 7 (1.21%) FATCA
3 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.79%) Oracle
3 21 (3.62%) SAP
4 11 (1.90%) Citrix
5 8 (1.38%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.03%) IBM
7 5 (0.86%) hybris
7 5 (0.86%) Saba
8 4 (0.69%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.69%) Cognos
9 3 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.52%) Cisco
9 3 (0.52%) Teradata
9 3 (0.52%) ATG
9 3 (0.52%) VMware
10 2 (0.34%) Civica
10 2 (0.34%) Curam
10 2 (0.34%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.34%) Trillium
10 2 (0.34%) HP
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