Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +13
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 38 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.26% 4.47% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 5.28% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 44
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.92% -2.73%
10th Percentile £331 £348 £302
90th Percentile £575 £600 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% -24.53% +63.08%

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 1,006 1,060 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.28% 84.66% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 772 803
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £566 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 33 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -4.19% +11.59%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £37.50 £37.95
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.78 £21.05
% change year-on-year +9.39% +3.49% -30.20%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -1 12 £400 -20.00% 1
Warrington -4 10 £413 -13.16% 2
Macclesfield -6 5 £675 +60.71% 1
Knutsford -5 4 £355 +10.08% 1
Chester -4 2 £250 -34.64%
Alderley Edge +3 1 £425 +1.19%
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.42%) SAP
4 6 (15.79%) ERP
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
5 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.16%) CSS
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
5 5 (13.16%) Banking
6 4 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (10.53%) User Stories
6 4 (10.53%) Use Case
7 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) Selenium
7 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.89%) BDD

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 (7.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.89%) JMeter
1 3 (7.89%) JUnit
1 3 (7.89%) Maven
1 3 (7.89%) Selenium
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Local Government
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Analyst
1 28 (73.68%) Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) ERP Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) ERP Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) SAP Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) SAP Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Architect
3 3 (7.89%) SAP Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Business Finance Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) ERP
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Use Case
6 4 (10.53%) User Stories
7 3 (7.89%) BDD
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) CEH
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) SAP
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Salesforce.com