Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 54 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 30 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.37% 3.20% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.68% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 38
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £423 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +0.60% +4.67%
10th Percentile £328 £324 £340
90th Percentile £515 £528 £491
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £80.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £46.35 £50.00
% change year-on-year +14.36% -7.31% +11.11%

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 771 1,140 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.73% 86.82% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 759 772
Cheshire median daily rate £403 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -2.44% -
10th Percentile £256 £280 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 71 46
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.25 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.47% -11.63% +34.38%
10th Percentile £15.06 £13.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.00 £46.88
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% -26.67% +42.55%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -4 8 £450 +9.76%
Chester +18 5 £344 -36.93% 2
Warrington +4 5 £375 -14.29% 2
Macclesfield +4 4 £450 -2.70% 1
Knutsford +11 1 £488 -
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
5 5 (16.67%) Power BI
5 5 (16.67%) Power Platform
5 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (16.67%) Kanban
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (13.33%) C#
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 4 (13.33%) Workflow
6 4 (13.33%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (13.33%) Azure

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 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Power Platform
2 4 (13.33%) Azure
2 4 (13.33%) Azure Functions
2 4 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (13.33%) Serverless
3 1 (3.33%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Power BI
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
1 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Analyst
2 17 (56.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
3 6 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Kanban
4 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.33%) Case Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Workflow
6 3 (10.00%) Community of Practice
6 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Decision-Making
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C#
1 4 (13.33%) Java
1 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Avature
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) TSYS
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Workday