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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 26 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 262 244 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.50% 6.24% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 6.61% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 158 110
Median daily rate £375 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £47.39 £47.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +18.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
3805 3690 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.35% 94.35% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2298 1965 1583
Median daily rate £400 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 224 207
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.23 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +4 133 £375 - 31
Cheshire -10 65 £375 -11.76% 3
Lancashire -4 27 £433 +21.83% 1
Merseyside +10 13 £363 +3.57% 3
Cumbria -1 2 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 177 (34.50%) Business Analysis
2 176 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (30.41%) Finance
4 110 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 109 (21.25%) Project Management
6 65 (12.67%) Use Case
7 63 (12.28%) UML
8 53 (10.33%) User Stories
9 51 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (9.94%) Banking
10 50 (9.75%) Retail
11 49 (9.55%) Waterfall
12 40 (7.80%) SAP
13 37 (7.21%) SDLC
14 36 (7.02%) Open Source
15 35 (6.82%) Change Management
16 34 (6.63%) Telecoms
16 34 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (6.63%) Data Analysis
16 34 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 32 (6.24%) BPR
18 30 (5.85%) Scrum
19 28 (5.46%) CRM
20 27 (5.26%) Web Services
20 27 (5.26%) Data Modelling
21 26 (5.07%) PRINCE2
21 26 (5.07%) Analytics
22 25 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
23 23 (4.48%) Service Design
23 23 (4.48%) Data Management

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 (2.14%) Apache
2 5 (0.97%) CMS
3 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (2.53%) MS Excel
1 13 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.17%) MS Office
4 2 (0.39%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.58%) SAP hybris
3 3 (0.58%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.39%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.53%) IaaS
2 8 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.36%) SaaS
4 5 (0.97%) Taleo
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.56%) Internet
2 5 (0.97%) Network Security
3 4 (0.78%) Firewall
4 2 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.53%) Data Mining
2 11 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (4.29%) JIRA
2 4 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
General
1 156 (30.41%) Finance
2 51 (9.94%) Banking
3 50 (9.75%) Retail
4 34 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.31%) Marketing
6 16 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (2.92%) Retail Banking
8 14 (2.73%) Back Office
8 14 (2.73%) Legal
9 9 (1.75%) Electronics
10 8 (1.56%) Advertising
11 7 (1.36%) Local Government
12 6 (1.17%) Law
13 5 (0.97%) Billing
14 3 (0.58%) Front Office
14 3 (0.58%) Games
15 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.26%) Web Services
2 14 (2.73%) .NET
3 5 (0.97%) XML
4 4 (0.78%) CSS
4 4 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.19%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.19%) JSON
5 1 (0.19%) Mason
5 1 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.90%) User Experience
3 12 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.14%) Life Science
4 11 (2.14%) NHS
5 10 (1.95%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.75%) Informatics
7 8 (1.56%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.17%) Social Media
9 4 (0.78%) FMCG
9 4 (0.78%) LIMS
9 4 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.53%) Linux
2 12 (2.34%) Windows
3 11 (2.14%) Unix
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (34.50%) Business Analysis
2 176 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (21.25%) Project Management
5 65 (12.67%) Use Case
6 63 (12.28%) UML
7 53 (10.33%) User Stories
8 49 (9.55%) Waterfall
9 37 (7.21%) SDLC
10 36 (7.02%) Open Source
11 35 (6.82%) Change Management
12 34 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (6.63%) Data Analysis
12 34 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 32 (6.24%) BPR
14 30 (5.85%) Scrum
15 28 (5.46%) CRM
16 27 (5.26%) Data Modelling
17 26 (5.07%) Analytics
17 26 (5.07%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.09%) Python
2 18 (3.51%) Java
3 13 (2.53%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.56%) C++
6 6 (1.17%) SQL
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (3.90%) Degree
1 20 (3.90%) ISEB
2 15 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) CISM
5 2 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.19%) APMP
6 1 (0.19%) CBAP
6 1 (0.19%) CCA
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) ECDL
6 1 (0.19%) IIBA
6 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (2.34%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) AIFMD
3 4 (0.78%) UCITS
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 13 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (2.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 40 (7.80%) SAP
2 19 (3.70%) Oracle
3 13 (2.53%) SaltStack
4 7 (1.36%) IBM
4 7 (1.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.36%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.17%) Dynatrace
6 5 (0.97%) hybris
7 4 (0.78%) EXASOL
7 4 (0.78%) Siebel
7 4 (0.78%) Tableau
7 4 (0.78%) Talend
8 3 (0.58%) Ariba
9 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.19%) Facebook
10 1 (0.19%) Fiserv
10 1 (0.19%) IFS
10 1 (0.19%) Twitter
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