Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 -10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 56 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.27% 4.52% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 5.34% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 38
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £350 £290 £304
90th Percentile £575 £525 £536
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.48 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.60% +66.60% -37.82%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% -1.71%

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 1,109 1,029 1,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.59% 84.48% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 750 1,099
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 60
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% +15.32% -14.73%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +62.50%

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 February 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 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
Warrington +9 17 £488 +25.81% 4
Macclesfield +9 8 £420 +3.07% 1
Crewe -17 8 £500 - 1
Chester -2 4 £362 -12.18% 3
Alderley Edge -4 4 £420 -
Knutsford -18 1 £323 -14.00% 1
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 14 (25.00%) Finance
4 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Project Management
6 9 (16.07%) SAP
6 9 (16.07%) Data Management
7 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Service Design
8 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.50%) Scrum
9 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
9 6 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
9 6 (10.71%) Migration
9 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.71%) .NET
9 6 (10.71%) CRM
9 6 (10.71%) ERP
9 6 (10.71%) Master Data Management
9 6 (10.71%) User Stories
9 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (8.93%) SDLC
10 5 (8.93%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.93%) Saba
10 5 (8.93%) SCORM

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 (5.36%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) SAS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.79%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.57%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.57%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Rational Rose
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Analyst
2 30 (53.57%) Business Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Lead Business Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) User Researcher
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.14%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) SAP Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) SAP Architect
9 2 (3.57%) SAP Data Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) SAP MDM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Learning Management System
2 5 (8.93%) SCORM
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) User Experience
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Project Management
5 9 (16.07%) Data Management
6 8 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) Service Design
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
8 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.71%) ERP
8 6 (10.71%) Master Data Management
8 6 (10.71%) Migration
8 6 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
8 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (3.57%) C#
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) ABAP
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Saba
3 4 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (5.36%) Casewise
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Cadence