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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 25 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 183 167 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.82% 6.26% 3.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.26% 6.73% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 107 63
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£365 £349 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% +15.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £483 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Manchester +3 79 £330 -2.58% 29
Cheshire +9 60 £400 +6.66% 9
Lancashire -17 16 £435 +51.30% 5
Merseyside -20 7 £319 -20.31% 6
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 138 (35.20%) Business Analysis
2 131 (33.42%) Finance
3 85 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (14.80%) Banking
6 56 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (12.76%) Microsoft
8 41 (10.46%) Retail
9 37 (9.44%) Migration
10 32 (8.16%) Project Management
11 25 (6.38%) E-Commerce
11 25 (6.38%) MS Excel
12 21 (5.36%) UML
12 21 (5.36%) Manufacturing
13 20 (5.10%) MS Visio
14 19 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.85%) SQL
14 19 (4.85%) Oracle
15 18 (4.59%) PRINCE2
15 18 (4.59%) ERP
16 17 (4.34%) ISEB
16 17 (4.34%) SAP
16 17 (4.34%) Scrum
17 16 (4.08%) MS Office
17 16 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (3.83%) User Stories
18 15 (3.83%) Business Process Mapping
18 15 (3.83%) Workflow
18 15 (3.83%) Retail Banking
18 15 (3.83%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.26%) CICS
3 1 (0.26%) CMS
3 1 (0.26%) Drupal
3 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.08%) MS Office
4 6 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.77%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.28%) Agresso
3 5 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.26%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) SaaS
1 1 (0.26%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.79%) WAN
2 3 (0.77%) Wireless
2 3 (0.77%) LAN
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.02%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.51%) MS Access
5 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Ant
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 131 (33.42%) Finance
2 58 (14.80%) Banking
3 41 (10.46%) Retail
4 21 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 12 (3.06%) Marketing
7 11 (2.81%) Advertising
8 8 (2.04%) Local Government
8 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.79%) Legal
10 6 (1.53%) Electronics
11 4 (1.02%) Billing
12 3 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.81%) Web Services
2 6 (1.53%) .NET
2 6 (1.53%) Middleware
3 5 (1.28%) XML
4 3 (0.77%) HTML
4 3 (0.77%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.57%) NHS
3 8 (2.04%) Reference Data
3 8 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.79%) Informatics
5 6 (1.53%) User Experience
5 6 (1.53%) DTV
6 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.28%) Open Source
7 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.51%) FMCG
8 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.57%) Windows
2 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (35.20%) Business Analysis
2 85 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (9.44%) Migration
5 32 (8.16%) Project Management
6 25 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 21 (5.36%) UML
8 19 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (4.59%) PRINCE2
9 18 (4.59%) ERP
10 17 (4.34%) Scrum
11 16 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.83%) User Stories
12 15 (3.83%) Business Process Mapping
12 15 (3.83%) Workflow
12 15 (3.83%) Use Case
13 14 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (3.57%) Change Management
13 14 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.85%) SQL
2 4 (1.02%) C
3 3 (0.77%) Java
3 3 (0.77%) VBA
4 2 (0.51%) VB
4 2 (0.51%) PL/1
5 1 (0.26%) ABAP
5 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.26%) PHP
5 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (4.34%) ISEB
2 13 (3.32%) Degree
3 12 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.77%) PMP
6 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.77%) APMP
7 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.51%) IIBA
7 2 (0.51%) CBAP
7 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.51%) CISMP
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) MBA
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.53%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (12.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.85%) Oracle
3 17 (4.34%) SAP
4 12 (3.06%) Curam
5 9 (2.30%) CA
5 9 (2.30%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.79%) Avaloq
7 4 (1.02%) Cognos
8 3 (0.77%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.77%) hybris
9 2 (0.51%) Fiserv
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) ATG
9 2 (0.51%) Lagan
9 2 (0.51%) SunGard
9 2 (0.51%) Baan
10 1 (0.26%) CODA
10 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy
10 1 (0.26%) Business Objects
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Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - 350 per day + Contract - Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford
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Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
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Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
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The Co-operative Group
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Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £520.00 per annum
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Cheshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
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Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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