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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
North West / Cheshire
Rank 29 46 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 25 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.66% 4.02% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.51% 4.78% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 21
Median daily rate £444 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £304 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £390
% change year-on-year +1.26% +1.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £42.48 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.48 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.83%  

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 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Crewe - 7 - - 1
Macclesfield +4 3 £450 +20.00%
Chester +2 3 £370 -20.00% 2
Warrington +24 1 £277 -21.00%
Knutsford +4 1 £438 +4.47% 1
Runcorn - 1 £500 -
Business Analysis
North West

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) SAP
3 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
4 9 (19.15%) Project Management
5 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 8 (17.02%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.02%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.89%) VBA
6 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (14.89%) Time Management
7 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
7 6 (12.77%) SAP HCM
7 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.77%) Banking
7 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.64%) ETL
8 5 (10.64%) MS Project
8 5 (10.64%) Neural Network
8 5 (10.64%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (10.64%) Infographics
8 5 (10.64%) Decision Tree
8 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Business Analysis
Top Related 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 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.64%) MS Project
4 2 (4.26%) MS Office
4 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) SAP HCM
2 3 (6.38%) SAP Payroll
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 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.13%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Local Government
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Business Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Programme Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) SAP HCM Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Finance Business Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.38%) SAP Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) SAP Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) MDX
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) RIA
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) AIX
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
2 9 (19.15%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.02%) Translating Business Requirements
4 7 (14.89%) Time Management
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
6 5 (10.64%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Decision Tree
6 5 (10.64%) ETL
6 5 (10.64%) Infographics
6 5 (10.64%) Logistic Regression
6 5 (10.64%) Neural Network
7 4 (8.51%) Analytics
7 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.51%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.51%) Master Data Management
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.51%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) VBA
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) ABAP
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) IIBA
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.13%) GDPR
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) SAP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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