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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 26 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 226 246 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.02% 6.62% 7.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 6.97% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 168 141
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £47.39 £47.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.39% +57.14%
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
3564 3529 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 94.92% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2051 1580
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 190 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +13 106 £375 -3.84% 15
Cheshire -15 52 £374 -10.74% 3
Lancashire -3 39 £399 +14.00% 1
Merseyside +1 10 £300 -3.61% 5
Cumbria 0 4 - - 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 179 (38.91%) Business Analysis
2 149 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (28.48%) Finance
4 103 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 87 (18.91%) Project Management
6 51 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (11.09%) UML
6 51 (11.09%) Use Case
7 48 (10.43%) User Stories
8 46 (10.00%) Banking
9 44 (9.57%) Retail
10 39 (8.48%) Scrum
11 37 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (7.83%) CRM
12 36 (7.83%) SAP
13 35 (7.61%) Waterfall
14 30 (6.52%) Open Source
15 29 (6.30%) Data Analysis
16 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
17 27 (5.87%) PRINCE2
18 26 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 24 (5.22%) Change Management
19 24 (5.22%) Java
19 24 (5.22%) Analytics
20 23 (5.00%) SDLC
20 23 (5.00%) JIRA
21 22 (4.78%) GAP Analysis
22 21 (4.57%) ERP
22 21 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
23 20 (4.35%) Requirements 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 (2.39%) Apache
2 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.22%) SAS
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.39%) MS Office
1 11 (2.39%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.87%) SAP hybris
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.83%) IaaS
2 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.65%) Office 365
3 3 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.74%) Internet
1 8 (1.74%) Network Security
2 4 (0.87%) Intranet
3 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.48%) Data Mining
2 15 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.87%) Spatial Data
4 3 (0.65%) GIS
5 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (5.00%) JIRA
2 5 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 131 (28.48%) Finance
2 46 (10.00%) Banking
3 44 (9.57%) Retail
4 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.26%) Back Office
5 15 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.39%) Marketing
8 10 (2.17%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.52%) Local Government
10 6 (1.30%) Legal
11 5 (1.09%) Billing
12 4 (0.87%) Electronics
13 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Front Office
13 3 (0.65%) Law
14 2 (0.43%) Games
15 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.13%) Web Services
2 13 (2.83%) .NET
3 5 (1.09%) XML
4 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) JSON
5 1 (0.22%) Mason
5 1 (0.22%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.26%) User Experience
3 13 (2.83%) NHS
4 10 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.74%) Data Extraction
5 8 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.74%) Life Science
5 8 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.74%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.30%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.09%) FMCG
7 5 (1.09%) Informatics
8 3 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.22%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.22%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.22%) iPad
10 1 (0.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.83%) Linux
2 12 (2.61%) Windows
3 11 (2.39%) Unix
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.91%) Business Analysis
2 149 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (18.91%) Project Management
5 51 (11.09%) UML
5 51 (11.09%) Use Case
6 48 (10.43%) User Stories
7 39 (8.48%) Scrum
8 37 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (7.83%) CRM
10 35 (7.61%) Waterfall
11 30 (6.52%) Open Source
12 29 (6.30%) Data Analysis
13 27 (5.87%) PRINCE2
14 26 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (5.22%) Analytics
15 24 (5.22%) Change Management
16 23 (5.00%) SDLC
17 22 (4.78%) GAP Analysis
18 21 (4.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.22%) Java
2 18 (3.91%) Python
3 13 (2.83%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.39%) SQL
5 6 (1.30%) PHP
6 5 (1.09%) C++
7 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.43%) VBA
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.04%) Degree
3 12 (2.61%) ISEB
4 8 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.22%) APMP
7 1 (0.22%) CBAP
7 1 (0.22%) CCA
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) QA
2 11 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.52%) AIFMD
3 7 (1.52%) UCITS
4 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (2.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (7.83%) SAP
2 20 (4.35%) Oracle
3 13 (2.83%) SaltStack
4 12 (2.61%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.74%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.52%) IBM
6 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.30%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.30%) hybris
8 5 (1.09%) Tableau
8 5 (1.09%) Talend
9 4 (0.87%) Ariba
10 3 (0.65%) IFS
10 3 (0.65%) Vertica
11 2 (0.43%) Citrix
11 2 (0.43%) EXASOL
11 2 (0.43%) Siebel
11 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.22%) CODA
12 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft
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