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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 24 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 256 168 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.71% 5.16% 5.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.12% 5.48% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 101 100
Average daily rate £375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 1
Average hourly rate £47.39 £41.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +4.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+47.91% +7.14%
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
3595 3063 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.07% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1709 1336
Average daily rate £381 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 130 £370 -0.40% 49
Cheshire -3 59 £400 - 10
Lancashire +11 24 £350 -24.73% 3
Merseyside +12 17 £238 -24.00% 1
Cumbria 0 4 £450 -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 182 (33.27%) Business Analysis
2 165 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (28.70%) Finance
4 116 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (17.00%) Project Management
6 66 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (11.88%) Banking
8 61 (11.15%) User Stories
9 54 (9.87%) Use Case
10 51 (9.32%) Retail
10 51 (9.32%) Waterfall
11 39 (7.13%) UML
12 38 (6.95%) PRINCE2
12 38 (6.95%) Change Management
13 35 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (6.22%) BPR
15 33 (6.03%) Migration
16 31 (5.67%) Web Services
17 30 (5.48%) SAP
17 30 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 29 (5.30%) Data Analysis
19 28 (5.12%) MS Visio
20 27 (4.94%) Scrum
20 27 (4.94%) Open Source
20 27 (4.94%) User Experience
21 26 (4.75%) Process Improvement
22 25 (4.57%) Telecoms
22 25 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
23 24 (4.39%) MS Excel
23 24 (4.39%) Data Management

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.18%) SAS
2 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (5.12%) MS Visio
2 24 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) MS Office
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.37%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.37%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.10%) SaaS
2 5 (0.91%) Taleo
3 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.65%) Intranet
2 4 (0.73%) Firewall
2 4 (0.73%) Internet
3 2 (0.37%) ATM
4 1 (0.18%) 4G
4 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.55%) GIS
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.18%) OLAP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) ProtoShare
3 1 (0.18%) RequisitePro
General
1 157 (28.70%) Finance
2 65 (11.88%) Banking
3 51 (9.32%) Retail
4 25 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.02%) Retail Banking
6 20 (3.66%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.56%) Legal
9 12 (2.19%) Marketing
10 8 (1.46%) Electronics
11 7 (1.28%) Law
12 6 (1.10%) Advertising
12 6 (1.10%) Local Government
13 4 (0.73%) Back Office
13 4 (0.73%) Front Office
14 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Games
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.67%) Web Services
2 6 (1.10%) .NET
3 5 (0.91%) HTML
4 4 (0.73%) Gherkin
4 4 (0.73%) XML
5 3 (0.55%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) JSON
6 1 (0.18%) Mason
6 1 (0.18%) Middleware
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.94%) User Experience
3 18 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.38%) Life Science
4 13 (2.38%) NHS
5 7 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.10%) Social Media
6 6 (1.10%) Visualisation
7 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.73%) Informatics
8 4 (0.73%) IPTV
8 4 (0.73%) LIMS
9 3 (0.55%) FMCG
9 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.55%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.37%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.73%) Windows
2 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.37%) Linux
4 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (33.27%) Business Analysis
2 165 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (17.00%) Project Management
5 61 (11.15%) User Stories
6 54 (9.87%) Use Case
7 51 (9.32%) Waterfall
8 39 (7.13%) UML
9 38 (6.95%) Change Management
9 38 (6.95%) PRINCE2
10 35 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (6.22%) BPR
12 33 (6.03%) Migration
13 30 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 29 (5.30%) Data Analysis
15 27 (4.94%) Open Source
15 27 (4.94%) Scrum
16 26 (4.75%) Process Improvement
17 25 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (4.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.46%) SQL
2 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.55%) C++
3 3 (0.55%) Python
4 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (4.20%) ISEB
2 20 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.74%) Degree
4 11 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.10%) MCTS
6 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.37%) APMP
8 2 (0.37%) CBAP
8 2 (0.37%) CCA
8 2 (0.37%) CISM
8 2 (0.37%) CISSP
8 2 (0.37%) IIBA
8 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) ECDL
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.47%) QA
2 8 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (5.48%) SAP
2 19 (3.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.83%) Oracle
4 9 (1.65%) Tableau
5 7 (1.28%) EXASOL
5 7 (1.28%) Talend
6 4 (0.73%) Siebel
7 3 (0.55%) Ariba
7 3 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.55%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.37%) Avaya
8 2 (0.37%) BT
8 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.18%) Capita
9 1 (0.18%) Dell
9 1 (0.18%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.18%) hybris
9 1 (0.18%) IBM
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.18%) TSYS
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