The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.29% 6.88% 4.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 7.14% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Median daily rate £425 £413 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +21.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £340 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.11% +19.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 136 210 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.14% 96.33% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 188 117
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £17.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 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 24 June 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 Chester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SAS
5 2 (16.67%) PMO
6 1 (8.33%) GDPR
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
6 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Cognos

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle