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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 23 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 247 184 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.78% 6.43% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.37% 6.95% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 110 71
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£400 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.43 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £21.50 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+82.55% -33.07%
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
3350 2648 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.91% 92.49% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1371 1028
Average daily rate £378 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 215 172
Average hourly rate £19.45 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 0 119 £363 +3.57% 33
Cheshire +15 67 £425 +12.58% 31
Lancashire +8 29 £445 +39.60% 4
Merseyside -22 9 £363 -9.37% 3
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 167 (39.48%) Finance
2 154 (36.41%) Business Analysis
3 107 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (17.49%) Banking
5 61 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (11.82%) Retail
8 46 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 38 (8.98%) Project Management
10 26 (6.15%) Migration
11 25 (5.91%) ISEB
12 24 (5.67%) MS Excel
13 23 (5.44%) Validation
13 23 (5.44%) Retail Banking
14 22 (5.20%) Manufacturing
14 22 (5.20%) PRINCE2
14 22 (5.20%) UML
15 21 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (4.73%) E-Commerce
17 19 (4.49%) Security Cleared
17 19 (4.49%) SQL
17 19 (4.49%) Oracle
17 19 (4.49%) ERP
18 17 (4.02%) Change Management
18 17 (4.02%) CRM
19 16 (3.78%) MS Visio
19 16 (3.78%) Scrum
19 16 (3.78%) Requirements Analysis
19 16 (3.78%) Business Process Mapping

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 7 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.78%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.31%) MS Office
4 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.65%) Agresso
4 6 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.47%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.24%) Responsys
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) Intranet
2 3 (0.71%) ATM
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.47%) QlikView
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.24%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 167 (39.48%) Finance
2 74 (17.49%) Banking
3 50 (11.82%) Retail
4 23 (5.44%) Retail Banking
5 22 (5.20%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.07%) Marketing
7 10 (2.36%) Legal
8 9 (2.13%) Local Government
8 9 (2.13%) Advertising
9 8 (1.89%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.65%) Law
11 6 (1.42%) Electronics
12 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.47%) Military
14 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.13%) Web Services
2 7 (1.65%) .NET
3 6 (1.42%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.95%) Middleware
5 3 (0.71%) XML
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) CSS
7 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.24%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.55%) NHS
3 10 (2.36%) User Experience
4 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.65%) Informatics
5 6 (1.42%) DTV
5 6 (1.42%) Open Source
6 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.47%) CESG
9 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.47%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.24%) New Media
10 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.24%) FMCG
10 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.31%) Windows
2 7 (1.65%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (36.41%) Business Analysis
2 107 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (8.98%) Project Management
5 26 (6.15%) Migration
6 23 (5.44%) Validation
7 22 (5.20%) PRINCE2
7 22 (5.20%) UML
8 21 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (4.73%) E-Commerce
10 19 (4.49%) ERP
11 17 (4.02%) CRM
11 17 (4.02%) Change Management
12 16 (3.78%) Scrum
12 16 (3.78%) Requirements Analysis
12 16 (3.78%) Business Process Mapping
13 15 (3.55%) Requirements Management
13 15 (3.55%) Use Case
14 14 (3.31%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.49%) SQL
2 4 (0.95%) Java
3 2 (0.47%) VBA
3 2 (0.47%) PL/1
4 1 (0.24%) PHP
4 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 25 (5.91%) ISEB
2 19 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.55%) Degree
4 9 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) PMP
5 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.71%) IIBA
6 3 (0.71%) APMP
7 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.47%) CISSP
7 2 (0.47%) CISMP
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) MBA
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) SCCM
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.49%) Oracle
3 15 (3.55%) SAP
4 11 (2.60%) Citrix
5 8 (1.89%) Curam
6 7 (1.65%) Avaloq
7 5 (1.18%) hybris
7 5 (1.18%) Cognos
8 4 (0.95%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.95%) VMware
9 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.71%) ATG
9 3 (0.71%) CA
9 3 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco
9 3 (0.71%) IBM
10 2 (0.47%) HP
10 2 (0.47%) Baan
10 2 (0.47%) Google
11 1 (0.24%) Coremetrics
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