Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £342 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 11 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.72% 5.04% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.78% 5.29% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 18
Chester median daily rate £342 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £132 £213 £296
90th Percentile £556 £475 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.04 - -

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 230 227 348
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.71% 95.38% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 189 280
Chester median daily rate £379 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £218 £249
90th Percentile £499 £481 £501
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 25
Chester median hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.64% -16.86% -7.12%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.95 £13.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.44 £37.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -11.35%

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 19 June 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 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) EFT
2 3 (27.27%) EFTPOS
2 3 (27.27%) Smartcard
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 3 (27.27%) BPMN
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Wallet
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) MiFID
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Veeva
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) TSYS

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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Veeva
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EFT
1 3 (27.27%) EFTPOS
1 3 (27.27%) Smartcard
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Wallet
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) BPMN
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (9.09%) TSYS