The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 35 20
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 13 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.53% 3.33% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 3.51% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 21
Median daily rate £275 £230 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -47.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £369 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +4.87%  

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 255 399 371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.85% 95.00% 90.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 239 214
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 55 40
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +102.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -2 3 £300 -
Blackpool +15 2 £250 +11.11%
Preston -11 2 - - 2
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (57.58%) Business Analysis
2 15 (45.45%) Use Case
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) ISEB
4 12 (36.36%) Project Management
5 11 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (27.27%) UML
7 8 (24.24%) OO
7 8 (24.24%) Open Source
7 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) IIBA
8 7 (21.21%) CBAP
8 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (21.21%) Service Design
8 7 (21.21%) Business Process Modelling
9 5 (15.15%) Single Customer View
9 5 (15.15%) PMO
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (15.15%) CRM
9 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
9 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
9 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
9 5 (15.15%) Email Marketing
9 5 (15.15%) Marketing
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis

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 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.06%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Business Analysis
2 15 (45.45%) Use Case
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Project Management
5 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (27.27%) UML
6 8 (24.24%) OO
6 8 (24.24%) Open Source
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (21.21%) Business Process Modelling
7 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (21.21%) Service Design
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
8 5 (15.15%) CRM
8 5 (15.15%) Email Marketing
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
8 5 (15.15%) Single Customer View
9 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) CBAP
3 7 (21.21%) IIBA
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft