The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
North West / Cheshire
Rank 22 35 25
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 33 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.13% 4.97% 6.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.42% 5.37% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 38
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 894 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.54% 92.55% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 568 466
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 58
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 6 £370 +8.18% 4
Warrington +17 3 £277 -37.15% 1
Knutsford +7 3 £401 -10.83% 1
Macclesfield +1 1 £400 +3.22%
Alderley Edge -1 1 £413 +10.00%
Crewe - 1 - -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 31 (52.54%) Finance
2 22 (37.29%) Business Analysis
3 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (30.51%) Banking
5 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.64%) User Stories
7 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
8 8 (13.56%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) Process Improvement
10 5 (8.47%) Data Management
10 5 (8.47%) Scrum
10 5 (8.47%) Master Data Management
11 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (6.78%) Advertising
11 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.78%) SAP
11 4 (6.78%) Kanban
12 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (5.08%) Confluence
12 3 (5.08%) Data Analytics
12 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
12 3 (5.08%) Degree
12 3 (5.08%) JIRA
12 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
12 3 (5.08%) UML
12 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
12 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (5.08%) ISEB

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.08%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Mingle
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.69%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Trello
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) JIRA
General
1 31 (52.54%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Advertising
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Local Government
5 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Business Analysis
2 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (18.64%) User Stories
5 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
6 8 (13.56%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) Process Improvement
8 5 (8.47%) Data Management
8 5 (8.47%) Master Data Management
8 5 (8.47%) Scrum
9 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.78%) Kanban
10 3 (5.08%) Analytics
10 3 (5.08%) Data Analytics
10 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.08%) UML
11 2 (3.39%) Requirements Management
11 2 (3.39%) TDD
11 2 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C#
1 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
1 3 (5.08%) ISEB
2 2 (3.39%) IIBA
2 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) PMO
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.78%) SAP
2 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) Apple
3 1 (1.69%) Google
3 1 (1.69%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
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