The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 15 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.83% 7.28% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 7.64% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £370 £342 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -15.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 94 144 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 91.26% 95.36% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 115
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Chester over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Chester

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Local Government
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) SAS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) PMO
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago