Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 11 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.88% 4.35% 9.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 4.55% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 19
Chester median daily rate £250 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £156 £342 £305
90th Percentile £418 £440 £478
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38% -11.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.34 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -33.31% -17.65% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 183 198 246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.86% 95.65% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 156 210
Chester median daily rate £370 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £209 £214
90th Percentile £475 £503 £490
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 11
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.10 £13.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £29.40 £17.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% -9.09%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Chester

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Chester

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Chester over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Chester

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) BPMN
2 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
2 3 (27.27%) Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Swim Lanes
2 3 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Automotive
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Wallet
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) BPMN
2 3 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
2 3 (27.27%) Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Swim Lanes
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) TSYS
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter