Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Business Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 67 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Business Analyst 14 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.07% 1.23% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.30% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 13
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +16.88%
10th Percentile £400 £315 £325
90th Percentile £510 £419 £535
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +9.68% - +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,262 1,158 1,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 95.07% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 809 1,252
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 84
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -0.96% +1.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £39.15 £35.50
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £18.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year +0.11% -20.14% +36.61%

Agile Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Agile Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Business Analyst in Cheshire

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Business Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Business Analyst in Cheshire

Agile Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 10 £450 - 1
Warrington +6 4 £468 +55.44%
Agile Business Analyst
North West

Agile Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, Agile Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Agile Business Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) User Stories
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Data Management
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 1 (7.14%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
8 1 (7.14%) Innovative Thinking
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Kanban
8 1 (7.14%) Change Management
8 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery

Agile Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) User Stories
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Innovative Thinking
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery