Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 16 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 8 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.76% 8.64% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 9.12% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 3
Chester median daily rate £363 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +13.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £342 £313 £345
90th Percentile £441 £475 £464
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -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 206 285 288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 94.68% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 246 179
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +17.65%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £290
90th Percentile £499 £525 £520
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -18.46% -37.56%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.08 £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 Chester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) AutoCAD
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) GDPR
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (25.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) BT