Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Business Analysis
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 40 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 53 59 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.97% 4.03% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 4.68% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 39
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £340 £292 £350
90th Percentile £536 £535 £564
North West median daily rate £415 £388 £368
% change year-on-year +7.10% +5.44% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £25.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.43
% change year-on-year -22.22% +3.62% -6.60%

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 1115 1260 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.52% 86.01% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 904 1144
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £277
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 +15 13 £431 +15.00% 1
Chester +8 7 £383 -15.00%
Knutsford -13 7 £388 +3.33%
Macclesfield +5 6 £420 +15.07%
Crewe -10 4 £513 -
Alderley Edge -4 3 £420 -
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Banking
4 9 (16.98%) Data Analysis
4 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.98%) Waterfall
4 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
6 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Scrum
6 7 (13.21%) Project Management
6 7 (13.21%) User Stories
7 6 (11.32%) Service Design
7 6 (11.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (11.32%) Migration
7 6 (11.32%) Kanban
7 6 (11.32%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.32%) Data Management
8 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
8 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.43%) Saba
8 5 (9.43%) SCORM
8 5 (9.43%) SAP
8 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) Learning Management System
8 5 (9.43%) SDLC
8 5 (9.43%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (7.55%) Dashboard Development

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 (3.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.89%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.89%) DataStage
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.55%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.89%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Analyst
2 32 (60.38%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Banking Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Banking Business Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Lead Business Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) User Researcher
6 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) MicroStrategy Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Credit Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Data Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) SAP MDM Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
2 1 (1.89%) Java EE
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Spring
2 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Learning Management System
2 5 (9.43%) SCORM
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) Data Analysis
2 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (16.98%) Waterfall
3 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 7 (13.21%) Scrum
4 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (13.21%) User Stories
5 6 (11.32%) Data Management
5 6 (11.32%) Data Migration
5 6 (11.32%) Kanban
5 6 (11.32%) Migration
5 6 (11.32%) Service Design
6 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.43%) SDLC
6 5 (9.43%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (7.55%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) GDPR
1 2 (3.77%) PMO
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Saba
1 5 (9.43%) SAP
2 4 (7.55%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Cadence
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) VMware