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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 17 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.08% 8.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 10.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £310 £145 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.38 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+44.58% -3.22%
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
81 84 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.65% 77.78% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 16
Average daily rate £325 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -44.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £88 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 3 - - 4
County Londonderry - 1 £310 -
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Data Management
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Finance

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SAS Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft