Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 85 116 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.36% 7.97% 7.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 8.48% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 86 92
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £325
90th Percentile £450 £475 £480
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £53.00 £43.43
% change year-on-year -29.25% +22.04% +61.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1275 1368 1976
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 93.96% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 989 1314
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £231 £266
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £28.50 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Knutsford -6 16 £370 -1.33% 1
Crewe -2 15 £400 -
Warrington +13 11 £425 +9.68% 1
Chester -6 8 £363 -12.12% 1
Macclesfield +1 5 £420 +5.00%
Alderley Edge -7 1 £420 -
Widnes - 1 £413 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 26 (30.59%) Finance
4 23 (27.06%) Banking
5 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (15.29%) Retail Banking
7 12 (14.12%) User Stories
8 11 (12.94%) Migration
9 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.41%) GDPR
12 7 (8.24%) Project Management
13 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
13 6 (7.06%) SDLC
14 5 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
14 5 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
14 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
14 5 (5.88%) Data Management
14 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
14 5 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (5.88%) SAP
15 4 (4.71%) UML
15 4 (4.71%) CRM
15 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
15 4 (4.71%) Change Management
15 4 (4.71%) Legal
15 4 (4.71%) Saba
15 4 (4.71%) SCORM
15 4 (4.71%) Data Analysis

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 (3.53%) Confluence
2 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 23 (27.06%) Banking
3 13 (15.29%) Retail Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.71%) Legal
6 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.53%) Retail
7 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) J2EE
1 1 (1.18%) Java EE
1 1 (1.18%) Spring
1 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) SCORM
3 3 (3.53%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.18%) Life Science
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.12%) User Stories
5 11 (12.94%) Migration
6 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 9 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.24%) Project Management
9 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
9 6 (7.06%) SDLC
10 5 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (5.88%) Data Management
10 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (4.71%) Change Management
11 4 (4.71%) CRM
11 4 (4.71%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (4.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) GDPR
2 3 (3.53%) PMO
3 1 (1.18%) MiFID
3 1 (1.18%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) SAP
2 4 (4.71%) Saba
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) BT
5 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com