Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Business Analysis
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 40 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.13% 4.02% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 4.76% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 47
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £326 £341 £292
90th Percentile £521 £538 £535
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% - -
North West median hourly rate £45.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -22.22% -0.90%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,099 1,135 1,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.13% 84.51% 86.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 811 921
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £249
90th Percentile £538 £619 £613
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 42 32
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £14.42 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.05% -26.59% +11.38%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.80 £38.93
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Cheshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Cheshire

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 -2 15 £410 -20.00% 1
Warrington -6 9 £431 - 6
Macclesfield -5 4 £425 +1.19% 4
Chester -4 2 £545 +42.48% 1
Alderley Edge 0 1 £425 +1.19%
Knutsford -15 1 - -
Widnes - 1 £425 -
Wilmslow - 1 £300 - 2
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle
6 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (17.50%) CRM
7 6 (15.00%) ERP
7 6 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (15.00%) Business Process Modelling
8 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (12.50%) Scrum
9 4 (10.00%) Workflow
9 4 (10.00%) ETL
9 4 (10.00%) Hyperion
9 4 (10.00%) Perl
9 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) .NET
9 4 (10.00%) CSS
9 4 (10.00%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) Unix
9 4 (10.00%) Python

Business Analysis
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) GitHub
3 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon Aurora
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) JMeter
1 3 (7.50%) JUnit
1 3 (7.50%) Maven
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 23 (57.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Data Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) ERP Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (5.00%) Business Finance Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.50%) WCF
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.00%) Taxonomies
2 4 (10.00%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) CRM
4 6 (15.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 6 (15.00%) ERP
4 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) Use Case
6 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 4 (10.00%) Workflow
6 4 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
7 3 (7.50%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (7.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CEH
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PMO
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Hyperion
2 4 (10.00%) Talend
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Casewise
4 1 (2.50%) TSYS