Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 28 July 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 30 17
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 12 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.20% 5.46% 7.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 5.71% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 54
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £236 £279
90th Percentile £379 £581 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £47.50 £53.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.38% +22.04% -
North West median hourly rate £46.70 £47.39 £47.39
% change year-on-year -1.47% - +76.56%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 499 806 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 91.56% 95.72% 91.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 496 459
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.60% +9.22%
10th Percentile £263 £229 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £576
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 94 71
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £36.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.27% +66.00% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.60 £50.07 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
% change year-on-year +10.57% +3.32% +8.13%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Lancashire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -12 6 £350 -12.06%
Blackpool +10 2 £250 -44.44%
Blackburn -5 2 £300 -7.69%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Lancashire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) IIBA
4 3 (25.00%) CBAP
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Use Case
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Email Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Cognos
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) RIA
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Use Case
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Email Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Single Customer View
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) CBAP
2 3 (25.00%) IIBA
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos