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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 52 29
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 22 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.45% 2.91% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 3.48% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 35
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £381
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £44.22
% change year-on-year +17.54% -35.54%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 535 776 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 83.71% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 565 491
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Warrington +23 9 £360 +9.92%
Knutsford - 4 £395 -
Chester +10 3 £425 -2.85%
Crewe - 1 £400 -
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (23.40%) Banking
4 11 (23.40%) Project Management
5 10 (21.28%) SAP
5 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
5 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (17.02%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (17.02%) Time Management
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Management
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
7 7 (14.89%) SAP HCM
7 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (14.89%) VBA
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (10.64%) Infographics
9 5 (10.64%) Decision Tree
9 5 (10.64%) Logistic Regression
9 5 (10.64%) Neural Network
9 5 (10.64%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.51%) SQL
10 4 (8.51%) ITIL
10 4 (8.51%) Service Management

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 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (12.77%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) SAP HCM
2 3 (6.38%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP MDG
3 1 (2.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
1 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.13%) Spotfire
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
2 23 (48.94%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Banking Business Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Programme Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.13%) IDoc
2 1 (2.13%) MDX
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) PMI
3 2 (4.26%) RIA
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) AIX
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
4 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
5 8 (17.02%) Time Management
5 8 (17.02%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Management
6 7 (14.89%) User Stories
7 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.64%) Decision Tree
8 5 (10.64%) Infographics
8 5 (10.64%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (10.64%) Neural Network
8 5 (10.64%) TDD
9 4 (8.51%) Analytics
9 4 (8.51%) Change Control
9 4 (8.51%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) VBA
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) VMware