The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 8 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 10.67% 3.00% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.31% 4.00% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Median daily rate £370 £358 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% -5.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £352 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £396 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +4.01%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 75 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.67% 75.00% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 111
Median daily rate £409 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Halifax

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Halifax

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Halifax over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Retail
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Confluence
8 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) JIRA
8 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
9 1 (5.88%) SAS
9 1 (5.88%) Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) C
9 1 (5.88%) MS Office
9 1 (5.88%) XML
9 1 (5.88%) Unix
9 1 (5.88%) Scrum
9 1 (5.88%) Legal
9 1 (5.88%) Change Management
9 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
9 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
9 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
4 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Business Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Data Quality Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Privacy
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) SEPA