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 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 205 257 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.60% 6.80% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 7.16% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 156 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £299 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £47.20 £47.39 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +246.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.98% +3.65%
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
3471 3591 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 95.08% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2090 1565
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 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 26 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 +7 101 £375 -5.06% 26
Cheshire -10 50 £375 -9.09% 5
Lancashire -11 24 £390 +18.18% 5
Merseyside 0 11 £325 +8.33% 5
Cumbria +1 4 - - 3
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 183 (39.70%) Business Analysis
2 151 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (27.11%) Finance
4 109 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (19.31%) Project Management
6 56 (12.15%) User Stories
7 54 (11.71%) Use Case
8 51 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (10.63%) UML
10 47 (10.20%) Retail
11 46 (9.98%) Banking
12 40 (8.68%) Waterfall
13 39 (8.46%) Scrum
14 36 (7.81%) CRM
15 34 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (6.94%) SAP
17 30 (6.51%) Open Source
18 29 (6.29%) Telecoms
18 29 (6.29%) PRINCE2
19 27 (5.86%) Data Analysis
19 27 (5.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 26 (5.64%) Java
21 25 (5.42%) SDLC
22 24 (5.21%) JIRA
22 24 (5.21%) Change Management
22 24 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
23 23 (4.99%) User Acceptance Testing
23 23 (4.99%) Analytics
24 21 (4.56%) Service Design
24 21 (4.56%) E-Commerce

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 5 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) SAS
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.39%) MS Excel
1 11 (2.39%) MS Office
1 11 (2.39%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Mingle
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) SAP hybris
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.82%) IaaS
2 9 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.87%) Office 365
3 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.95%) Internet
2 8 (1.74%) Network Security
3 3 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Firewall
4 1 (0.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.47%) Data Mining
2 14 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.87%) GIS
4 3 (0.65%) Spatial Data
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
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (5.21%) JIRA
2 4 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 125 (27.11%) Finance
2 47 (10.20%) Retail
3 46 (9.98%) Banking
4 29 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.90%) Back Office
6 17 (3.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.17%) Marketing
9 9 (1.95%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.52%) Legal
11 6 (1.30%) Local Government
12 5 (1.08%) Billing
12 5 (1.08%) Front Office
12 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Law
14 2 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.43%) Games
15 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.90%) Web Services
2 12 (2.60%) .NET
3 5 (1.08%) XML
4 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
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%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.60%) NHS
3 10 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.95%) Data Extraction
4 9 (1.95%) Data Structures
4 9 (1.95%) Life Science
4 9 (1.95%) User Experience
5 8 (1.74%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.08%) Informatics
9 3 (0.65%) FMCG
9 3 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.43%) New Media
11 1 (0.22%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.22%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.82%) Linux
1 13 (2.82%) Windows
2 11 (2.39%) Unix
3 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (39.70%) Business Analysis
2 151 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (19.31%) Project Management
5 56 (12.15%) User Stories
6 54 (11.71%) Use Case
7 49 (10.63%) UML
8 40 (8.68%) Waterfall
9 39 (8.46%) Scrum
10 36 (7.81%) CRM
11 34 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (6.51%) Open Source
13 29 (6.29%) PRINCE2
14 27 (5.86%) Data Analysis
14 27 (5.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 25 (5.42%) SDLC
16 24 (5.21%) Change Management
16 24 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
17 23 (4.99%) Analytics
17 23 (4.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.64%) Java
2 18 (3.90%) Python
3 14 (3.04%) SQL
4 13 (2.82%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.39%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.30%) PHP
7 5 (1.08%) C++
8 4 (0.87%) VBA
9 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (3.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.82%) Degree
3 12 (2.60%) ISEB
4 7 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.22%) APMP
7 1 (0.22%) CCA
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.90%) QA
2 10 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.52%) AIFMD
3 7 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.52%) UCITS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 13 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (2.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (6.94%) SAP
2 18 (3.90%) Oracle
3 13 (2.82%) SaltStack
3 13 (2.82%) ServiceNow
4 9 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.74%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.30%) Dynatrace
6 6 (1.30%) IBM
7 5 (1.08%) hybris
8 4 (0.87%) Ariba
8 4 (0.87%) Tableau
8 4 (0.87%) Talend
9 3 (0.65%) Citrix
9 3 (0.65%) IFS
9 3 (0.65%) Saba
9 3 (0.65%) Vertica
10 2 (0.43%) Informatica
10 2 (0.43%) Siebel
10 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.43%) Wyse
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