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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 25 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 214 169 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.70% 5.72% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 6.22% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 111 109
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£360 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.84 £31.87 £42.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -24.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.31 £17.37 £26.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.37 £46.37 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
2922 2718 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.95% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1350 1584
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 202 221
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 127 £350 +9.37% 36
Cheshire +9 37 £389 +4.36% 16
Lancashire -6 24 £330 +15.28% 10
Merseyside -9 8 £398 +6.00% 5
Cumbria - 2 £425 - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 169 (34.21%) Business Analysis
2 123 (24.90%) Finance
3 117 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 96 (19.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (12.75%) Microsoft
7 57 (11.54%) Retail
8 54 (10.93%) Project Management
9 50 (10.12%) Banking
10 45 (9.11%) MS Excel
11 43 (8.70%) UML
12 42 (8.50%) E-Commerce
13 40 (8.10%) Scrum
14 39 (7.89%) MS Visio
15 38 (7.69%) Migration
16 37 (7.49%) MS Office
17 36 (7.29%) Data Modelling
18 35 (7.09%) Use Case
19 29 (5.87%) User Stories
20 26 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
21 25 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
21 25 (5.06%) Windows
22 23 (4.66%) ISEB
22 23 (4.66%) NHS
22 23 (4.66%) Systems Analysis
23 22 (4.45%) CRM
24 21 (4.25%) Change Management
25 20 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
26 19 (3.85%) Marketing
26 19 (3.85%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 16 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) Drupal
4 1 (0.20%) WordPress
4 1 (0.20%) CICS
4 1 (0.20%) Lync
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (9.11%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 37 (7.49%) MS Office
4 11 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) SaaS
1 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.42%) WAN
2 3 (0.61%) Wireless
3 2 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.61%) QlikView
6 3 (0.61%) MS Access
7 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.40%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.40%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (24.90%) Finance
2 57 (11.54%) Retail
3 50 (10.12%) Banking
4 19 (3.85%) Marketing
5 14 (2.83%) Advertising
6 12 (2.43%) Billing
6 12 (2.43%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.62%) Legal
8 8 (1.62%) Back Office
9 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.01%) Local Government
11 4 (0.81%) Electronics
12 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.61%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.82%) Web Services
2 7 (1.42%) HTML
3 6 (1.21%) .NET
3 6 (1.21%) XML
4 5 (1.01%) CSS
5 4 (0.81%) jQuery
5 4 (0.81%) J2EE
6 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.40%) HTML5
6 2 (0.40%) DWR
6 2 (0.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.20%) WPF
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) XSLT
7 1 (0.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 104 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.66%) NHS
3 19 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.01%) Open Source
5 5 (1.01%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.01%) IVR
6 4 (0.81%) DTV
6 4 (0.81%) New Media
7 3 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.40%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.40%) Social Network
8 2 (0.40%) CESG
8 2 (0.40%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.40%) User Experience
9 1 (0.20%) PMI
9 1 (0.20%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.06%) Windows
2 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
3 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.40%) UNIX
4 2 (0.40%) Android
4 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (34.21%) Business Analysis
2 117 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (19.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (10.93%) Project Management
5 43 (8.70%) UML
6 42 (8.50%) E-Commerce
7 40 (8.10%) Scrum
8 38 (7.69%) Migration
9 36 (7.29%) Data Modelling
10 35 (7.09%) Use Case
11 29 (5.87%) User Stories
12 26 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
13 25 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (4.66%) Systems Analysis
15 22 (4.45%) CRM
16 21 (4.25%) Change Management
17 20 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
18 19 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (3.85%) Product Management
19 18 (3.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.24%) SQL
2 5 (1.01%) Java
3 4 (0.81%) Scala
4 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.61%) C
4 3 (0.61%) VB
5 2 (0.40%) C#
5 2 (0.40%) COBOL
6 1 (0.20%) PHP
6 1 (0.20%) ABAP
6 1 (0.20%) VBA
6 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.20%) JCL
6 1 (0.20%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 23 (4.66%) ISEB
2 14 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.43%) Degree
4 9 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.01%) CBAP
6 4 (0.81%) IIBA
7 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.61%) CISSP
7 3 (0.61%) CISA
8 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) ACCA
9 1 (0.20%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.01%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) Basel III
3 3 (0.61%) BS7799
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.04%) Oracle
3 11 (2.23%) SAP
4 7 (1.42%) Curam
4 7 (1.42%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.21%) CA
6 4 (0.81%) HP
6 4 (0.81%) Remedy
7 3 (0.61%) Endeca
8 2 (0.40%) Splunk
8 2 (0.40%) Lagan
8 2 (0.40%) Nintex
8 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.40%) Avaya
8 2 (0.40%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.40%) Cognos
8 2 (0.40%) Siebel
9 1 (0.20%) IBM
9 1 (0.20%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.20%) Sun
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