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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 34 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 164 278 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.22% 6.70% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 7.12% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 192 112
Median daily rate £380 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £395
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £26.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+73.58% -22.05%
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
2959 3903 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.07% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 2331 1831
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 189 181
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -19 78 £380 +5.03% 21
Cheshire +4 50 £375 -9.09% 6
Lancashire -3 19 £415 +14.48% 4
Merseyside -14 9 £500 +25.00% 3
Cumbria +15 1 £600 +60.00%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 140 (40.35%) Business Analysis
2 119 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (25.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (25.07%) Finance
5 58 (16.71%) User Stories
6 47 (13.54%) Project Management
7 45 (12.97%) Use Case
8 38 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (10.95%) Scrum
9 37 (10.66%) Migration
9 37 (10.66%) GAP Analysis
10 34 (9.80%) Manufacturing
10 34 (9.80%) Banking
10 34 (9.80%) Process Improvement
11 33 (9.51%) UML
12 28 (8.07%) SAP
12 28 (8.07%) Waterfall
13 25 (7.20%) CRM
14 23 (6.63%) E-Commerce
14 23 (6.63%) Change Management
15 20 (5.76%) Requirements Analysis
16 19 (5.48%) JIRA
16 19 (5.48%) Retail
17 18 (5.19%) Data Migration
17 18 (5.19%) PRINCE2
18 17 (4.90%) Stakeholder Analysis
18 17 (4.90%) Open Source
18 17 (4.90%) Telecoms
19 15 (4.32%) QA
19 15 (4.32%) Business Process Improvement

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 (2.31%) Confluence
2 6 (1.73%) Apache
3 3 (0.86%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.44%) MS Office
5 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) SAP PP
1 9 (2.59%) SAP PP-PI
2 8 (2.31%) SAP MII
3 4 (1.15%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.58%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.29%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.44%) IaaS
3 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.86%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) Internet
2 3 (0.86%) Network Security
2 3 (0.86%) WAN
3 2 (0.58%) Broadband
3 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) SSH
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.86%) GIS
4 2 (0.58%) Big Data
4 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.58%) MS Access
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.29%) QlikView
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.48%) JIRA
General
1 87 (25.07%) Finance
2 34 (9.80%) Banking
2 34 (9.80%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.48%) Retail
4 17 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (2.88%) Marketing
7 7 (2.02%) Local Government
8 6 (1.73%) Back Office
9 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.15%) Advertising
10 4 (1.15%) Front Office
11 3 (0.86%) Legal
12 2 (0.58%) International Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.29%) Games
13 1 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.75%) XML
2 12 (3.46%) CSS
2 12 (3.46%) HTML
3 8 (2.31%) SAP XI
4 6 (1.73%) .NET
5 5 (1.44%) Middleware
5 5 (1.44%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.31%) Data Structures
3 6 (1.73%) FMCG
3 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.73%) New Media
4 5 (1.44%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.44%) Life Science
4 5 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.15%) User Experience
6 3 (0.86%) Equities
6 3 (0.86%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.58%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.58%) Derivative
7 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.58%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.58%) PMI
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.88%) Windows
2 6 (1.73%) Linux
2 6 (1.73%) Unix
3 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (40.35%) Business Analysis
2 119 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (25.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (16.71%) User Stories
5 47 (13.54%) Project Management
6 45 (12.97%) Use Case
7 38 (10.95%) Scrum
8 37 (10.66%) GAP Analysis
8 37 (10.66%) Migration
9 34 (9.80%) Process Improvement
10 33 (9.51%) UML
11 28 (8.07%) Waterfall
12 25 (7.20%) CRM
13 23 (6.63%) Change Management
13 23 (6.63%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.76%) Requirements Analysis
15 18 (5.19%) Data Migration
15 18 (5.19%) PRINCE2
16 17 (4.90%) Open Source
16 17 (4.90%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.46%) Java
2 9 (2.59%) SQL
3 5 (1.44%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.44%) Python
4 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.58%) PHP
4 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.58%) VBA
5 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.29%) Ruby
5 1 (0.29%) VB
5 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (2.59%) Degree
1 9 (2.59%) ISEB
2 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.86%) IIBA
4 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.58%) CBAP
5 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.32%) QA
2 6 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.29%) COSHH
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Netcool
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (8.07%) SAP
2 13 (3.75%) Oracle
3 12 (3.46%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.88%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.73%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.44%) Saba
6 5 (1.44%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.86%) Citrix
7 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.58%) Informatica
8 2 (0.58%) Tableau
8 2 (0.58%) Wyse
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco
9 1 (0.29%) FNZ
9 1 (0.29%) Google
9 1 (0.29%) IFS
9 1 (0.29%) Sage
9 1 (0.29%) Siebel
9 1 (0.29%) Workday
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