Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 44 59
Rank change year-on-year -17 +15 -21
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 34 46 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.62% 3.93% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 4.63% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 50
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £350 £334 £263
90th Percentile £623 £503 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £43.48 -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -6.92%

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 1,107 993 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.15% 84.94% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 687 1,079
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £263
90th Percentile £546 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.27 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.78% +57.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.91 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £52.50 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +32.65%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Warrington -1 9 £525 +45.83% 4
Macclesfield +3 6 £613 +36.11% 1
Knutsford -10 5 - - 1
Crewe -17 3 - - 2
Chester -7 1 £545 +36.25%
Alderley Edge - 1 £425 -
Wilmslow - 1 £300 - 1
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (23.53%) SAP
4 8 (23.53%) ERP
4 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) SDLC
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) UML
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) .NET
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.71%) BPMN
8 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (8.82%) Indirect Procurement
9 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.82%) SAP MM
9 3 (8.82%) SAP SD
9 3 (8.82%) Middleware
9 3 (8.82%) Java
9 3 (8.82%) Rational Rose
9 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis

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 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP MM
1 3 (8.82%) SAP SD
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) SAP CO
2 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.94%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.88%) EDRMS
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Business Analyst
2 18 (52.94%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Lead Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) SAP Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation
6 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Digital Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Middleware
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) User Experience
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (23.53%) ERP
4 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.59%) SDLC
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) UML
7 5 (14.71%) BPMN
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
8 4 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
9 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (8.82%) Indirect Procurement
9 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) SAP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Casewise
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) TSYS