The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 21 16 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.13% 5.31% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 6.82% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +7.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.41 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +38.23%
Business Analysis
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
64 88 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 68.09% 77.88% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 85
Average daily rate £325 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £265 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis across the Northern Ireland region.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Northern Ireland region.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
County Antrim -2 2 £450 +40.62%
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Banking
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) Fixed Income
3 6 (60.00%) Equities
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) SAS
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (10.00%) Data Management
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
7 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) MS Project
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) UML
7 1 (10.00%) Rational Rose
7 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Junior
3 4 (40.00%) Junior Business Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Fixed Income
1 6 (60.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft