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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 25 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 212 154 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.56% 5.23% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.19% 5.71% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 97 100
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£350 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.84 £31.87 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.31 £17.37 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.37 £46.37 £46.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.62
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -0.41%
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
2949 2697 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.19% 91.67% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1339 1544
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 192 215
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 +4 121 £338 +3.84% 29
Cheshire +13 43 £389 +4.36% 9
Lancashire -5 24 £330 +1.53% 6
Merseyside -10 6 £445 +4.70% 5
Cumbria - 2 £425 - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 169 (35.06%) Business Analysis
2 121 (25.10%) Finance
3 110 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (12.45%) Microsoft
7 54 (11.20%) Retail
8 52 (10.79%) Banking
8 52 (10.79%) Project Management
9 44 (9.13%) MS Excel
10 42 (8.71%) Migration
11 40 (8.30%) UML
12 38 (7.88%) E-Commerce
12 38 (7.88%) MS Visio
13 37 (7.68%) Scrum
14 35 (7.26%) MS Office
15 34 (7.05%) Data Modelling
16 30 (6.22%) Use Case
17 29 (6.02%) User Stories
18 26 (5.39%) Business Process Mapping
19 25 (5.19%) Windows
20 24 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (4.56%) Systems Analysis
21 22 (4.56%) ISEB
22 21 (4.36%) Change Management
22 21 (4.36%) NHS
23 20 (4.15%) Requirements Analysis
24 19 (3.94%) Marketing
24 19 (3.94%) Data Analysis
24 19 (3.94%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) Drupal
4 1 (0.21%) WordPress
4 1 (0.21%) CICS
4 1 (0.21%) Lync
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.88%) MS Visio
3 35 (7.26%) MS Office
4 11 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Agresso
5 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) SaaS
1 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.45%) WAN
2 3 (0.62%) Wireless
3 2 (0.41%) LAN
3 2 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.62%) MS Access
5 3 (0.62%) QlikView
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.41%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.21%) DB2
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (25.10%) Finance
2 54 (11.20%) Retail
3 52 (10.79%) Banking
4 19 (3.94%) Marketing
5 13 (2.70%) Advertising
6 12 (2.49%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.28%) Billing
8 9 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.66%) Back Office
10 7 (1.45%) Legal
10 7 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.83%) Electronics
12 3 (0.62%) Publishing
12 3 (0.62%) Local Government
12 3 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.41%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.87%) Web Services
2 7 (1.45%) HTML
2 7 (1.45%) .NET
3 6 (1.24%) XML
4 5 (1.04%) CSS
5 4 (0.83%) jQuery
6 3 (0.62%) J2EE
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) HTML5
7 2 (0.41%) DWR
7 2 (0.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) Ajax
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) WPF
8 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.21%) XSLT
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 102 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.36%) NHS
3 19 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.24%) Reference Data
4 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.04%) Open Source
5 5 (1.04%) IVR
6 4 (0.83%) DTV
6 4 (0.83%) New Media
7 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.41%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.41%) Social Network
8 2 (0.41%) CESG
8 2 (0.41%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.41%) User Experience
8 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.21%) PMI
9 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.19%) Windows
2 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
3 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.41%) UNIX
4 2 (0.41%) Android
4 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (35.06%) Business Analysis
2 110 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (10.79%) Project Management
5 42 (8.71%) Migration
6 40 (8.30%) UML
7 38 (7.88%) E-Commerce
8 37 (7.68%) Scrum
9 34 (7.05%) Data Modelling
10 30 (6.22%) Use Case
11 29 (6.02%) User Stories
12 26 (5.39%) Business Process Mapping
13 24 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.56%) Systems Analysis
15 21 (4.36%) Change Management
16 20 (4.15%) Requirements Analysis
17 19 (3.94%) Data Analysis
17 19 (3.94%) CRM
17 19 (3.94%) Product Management
18 16 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.90%) SQL
2 5 (1.04%) C
2 5 (1.04%) Java
3 3 (0.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.62%) VB
3 3 (0.62%) Scala
4 2 (0.41%) C#
4 2 (0.41%) COBOL
5 1 (0.21%) PHP
5 1 (0.21%) ABAP
5 1 (0.21%) VBA
5 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.21%) JCL
5 1 (0.21%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 22 (4.56%) ISEB
2 15 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.70%) Degree
4 10 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.04%) CBAP
6 4 (0.83%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) IIBA
7 3 (0.62%) CISSP
7 3 (0.62%) CISA
8 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PMP
9 1 (0.21%) ACCA
9 1 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.04%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) BS7799
3 2 (0.41%) Basel III
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.11%) Oracle
3 12 (2.49%) SAP
4 9 (1.87%) Curam
4 9 (1.87%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.66%) CA
6 4 (0.83%) HP
6 4 (0.83%) Remedy
7 3 (0.62%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.62%) Endeca
8 2 (0.41%) Fiserv
8 2 (0.41%) Splunk
8 2 (0.41%) SunGard
8 2 (0.41%) Nintex
8 2 (0.41%) Lagan
8 2 (0.41%) Avaya
8 2 (0.41%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.41%) Cognos
8 2 (0.41%) Siebel
9 1 (0.21%) IBM
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