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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / North West
Rank 39 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 121 264 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.61% 6.73% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 7.10% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 175 85
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +64.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.71 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +19.32%

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
2499 3718 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.75% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2214 1718
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 168 188
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -17 63 £358 -1.37% 15
Cheshire -2 19 £388 -3.12% 10
Lancashire -1 16 £270 -22.85% 6
Merseyside -10 9 £400 +68.42% 3
Cumbria +12 2 £600 +33.33%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 119 (37.54%) Business Analysis
2 109 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (29.02%) Finance
4 75 (23.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (15.46%) User Stories
6 47 (14.83%) Project Management
7 39 (12.30%) Use Case
8 36 (11.36%) Scrum
9 35 (11.04%) Process Improvement
10 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (10.73%) Migration
10 34 (10.73%) GAP Analysis
11 33 (10.41%) Banking
12 31 (9.78%) Manufacturing
13 30 (9.46%) UML
14 25 (7.89%) CRM
15 24 (7.57%) SAP
15 24 (7.57%) Waterfall
16 21 (6.62%) E-Commerce
17 20 (6.31%) JIRA
17 20 (6.31%) Open Source
18 19 (5.99%) Change Management
19 18 (5.68%) Retail
19 18 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
19 18 (5.68%) Stakeholder Analysis
20 17 (5.36%) Service Design
20 17 (5.36%) PRINCE2
20 17 (5.36%) OOA/OOD
20 17 (5.36%) OO
21 16 (5.05%) Data Migration

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 9 (2.84%) Confluence
2 6 (1.89%) Apache
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.21%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.95%) MS Office
4 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.84%) SAP PP
1 9 (2.84%) SAP PP-PI
2 8 (2.52%) SAP MII
3 4 (1.26%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.63%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.32%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) IaaS
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.26%) WAN
2 3 (0.95%) Firewall
2 3 (0.95%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) Broadband
3 2 (0.63%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) LAN
4 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.95%) Big Data
4 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) QlikView
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.31%) JIRA
General
1 92 (29.02%) Finance
2 33 (10.41%) Banking
3 31 (9.78%) Manufacturing
4 18 (5.68%) Retail
5 13 (4.10%) Marketing
6 12 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.21%) Local Government
7 7 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.58%) Advertising
9 4 (1.26%) Back Office
9 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Front Office
10 2 (0.63%) International Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.79%) CSS
1 12 (3.79%) HTML
1 12 (3.79%) XML
2 8 (2.52%) SAP XI
3 5 (1.58%) Middleware
4 4 (1.26%) Web Services
5 3 (0.95%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) Node.js
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.89%) FMCG
2 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (1.89%) User Experience
3 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.26%) Life Science
4 4 (1.26%) New Media
4 4 (1.26%) NHS
5 3 (0.95%) Equities
6 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.63%) Derivative
6 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.63%) PMI
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.32%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.84%) Windows
2 6 (1.89%) Linux
2 6 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (37.54%) Business Analysis
2 109 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (23.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (15.46%) User Stories
5 47 (14.83%) Project Management
6 39 (12.30%) Use Case
7 36 (11.36%) Scrum
8 35 (11.04%) Process Improvement
9 34 (10.73%) GAP Analysis
9 34 (10.73%) Migration
10 30 (9.46%) UML
11 25 (7.89%) CRM
12 24 (7.57%) Waterfall
13 21 (6.62%) E-Commerce
14 20 (6.31%) Open Source
15 19 (5.99%) Change Management
16 18 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
16 18 (5.68%) Stakeholder Analysis
17 17 (5.36%) OOA/OOD
17 17 (5.36%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.15%) Java
2 8 (2.52%) SQL
3 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.58%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) PHP
5 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VB6
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (3.47%) ISEB
2 10 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.95%) IIBA
5 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.63%) CBAP
6 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) MiFID
3 4 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.26%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) COSHH
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.58%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (7.57%) SAP
2 14 (4.42%) Oracle
3 12 (3.79%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.58%) SaltStack
5 5 (1.58%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.63%) Citrix
6 2 (0.63%) Cognos
6 2 (0.63%) Google
6 2 (0.63%) Saba
6 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.63%) Tableau
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe
7 1 (0.32%) FNZ
7 1 (0.32%) IFS
7 1 (0.32%) Sage
7 1 (0.32%) Siebel
7 1 (0.32%) Workday
7 1 (0.32%) Wyse
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 22 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Mint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago