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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 228 160 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.39% 5.58% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.03% 6.05% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 113 110
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£338 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £26.84 £13.74 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.34% -60.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.31 £13.74 £27.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.37 £13.74 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -8.33%
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
2838 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 202 218
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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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 +7 128 £325 +1.56% 27
Cheshire +2 42 £375 +15.38% 6
Lancashire +5 23 £328 +25.96% 2
Merseyside -7 8 £393 +4.66% 3
Cumbria - 1 £427 - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 159 (33.62%) Business Analysis
2 113 (23.89%) Finance
3 87 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 52 (10.99%) Retail
6 51 (10.78%) Project Management
7 45 (9.51%) E-Commerce
8 44 (9.30%) MS Excel
9 41 (8.67%) UML
10 40 (8.46%) MS Visio
11 39 (8.25%) Scrum
12 38 (8.03%) Banking
13 37 (7.82%) Use Case
13 37 (7.82%) MS Office
14 35 (7.40%) Data Modelling
15 28 (5.92%) Migration
16 27 (5.71%) User Stories
17 26 (5.50%) Windows
18 25 (5.29%) CRM
18 25 (5.29%) NHS
19 23 (4.86%) Data Analysis
19 23 (4.86%) Business Process Mapping
20 22 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
20 22 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (4.65%) ISEB
21 20 (4.23%) Change Management
22 19 (4.02%) Marketing
22 19 (4.02%) Product Management
23 18 (3.81%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 17 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.42%) SAS
3 2 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Lync
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.46%) MS Visio
3 37 (7.82%) MS Office
4 11 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Agresso
4 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) SaaS
1 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.85%) WAN
2 3 (0.63%) Wireless
3 2 (0.42%) Intranet
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Extranet
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.85%) QlikView
6 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.42%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Big Data
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (23.89%) Finance
2 52 (10.99%) Retail
3 38 (8.03%) Banking
4 19 (4.02%) Marketing
5 12 (2.54%) Advertising
6 10 (2.11%) Billing
6 10 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.69%) Legal
7 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.69%) Back Office
8 7 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (0.85%) Publishing
10 4 (0.85%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.90%) Web Services
2 6 (1.27%) HTML
2 6 (1.27%) .NET
3 5 (1.06%) XML
4 4 (0.85%) J2EE
4 4 (0.85%) CSS
4 4 (0.85%) jQuery
5 2 (0.42%) HTML5
5 2 (0.42%) DWR
5 2 (0.42%) Ajax
5 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) XSLT
6 1 (0.21%) ODBC
6 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.21%) WPF
6 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.29%) NHS
2 18 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.06%) Open Source
4 5 (1.06%) IVR
5 4 (0.85%) DTV
5 4 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 4 (0.85%) New Media
6 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.42%) Social Network
7 2 (0.42%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.42%) CESG
7 2 (0.42%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.21%) PMI
8 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.21%) NPfIT
8 1 (0.21%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.50%) Windows
2 4 (0.85%) UNIX
3 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.42%) Android
4 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.62%) Business Analysis
2 87 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (10.78%) Project Management
5 45 (9.51%) E-Commerce
6 41 (8.67%) UML
7 39 (8.25%) Scrum
8 37 (7.82%) Use Case
9 35 (7.40%) Data Modelling
10 28 (5.92%) Migration
11 27 (5.71%) User Stories
12 25 (5.29%) CRM
13 23 (4.86%) Data Analysis
13 23 (4.86%) Business Process Mapping
14 22 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
15 20 (4.23%) Change Management
16 19 (4.02%) Product Management
17 18 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (3.81%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.59%) SQL
2 6 (1.27%) Java
3 4 (0.85%) Scala
4 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.42%) C#
6 1 (0.21%) COBOL
6 1 (0.21%) C
6 1 (0.21%) PHP
6 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.21%) VB
6 1 (0.21%) ABAP
6 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.21%) JCL
6 1 (0.21%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 22 (4.65%) ISEB
2 16 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.75%) Degree
4 11 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.85%) PMP
7 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) CBAP
7 3 (0.63%) CISA
7 3 (0.63%) CISSP
8 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.42%) IIBA
9 1 (0.21%) CIMA
9 1 (0.21%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.27%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) Basel III
3 3 (0.63%) BS7799
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.75%) Oracle
3 11 (2.33%) SAP
4 4 (0.85%) HP
4 4 (0.85%) Remedy
5 3 (0.63%) Curam
5 3 (0.63%) Endeca
5 3 (0.63%) Splunk
5 3 (0.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.42%) Nintex
6 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.42%) Capita
6 2 (0.42%) Teradata
6 2 (0.42%) Avaya
6 2 (0.42%) CA
6 2 (0.42%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.42%) Cognos
6 2 (0.42%) Siebel
6 2 (0.42%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.21%) Sun
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