Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 44 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 119 130 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.02% 4.63% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 4.84% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 106
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £326 £263
90th Percentile £475 £487 £456
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £38.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.22% - -
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £36.25 £53.00
% change year-on-year -24.81% -31.60% -4.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,800 2,688 2,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.83% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,783 1,737 1,874
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 60
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +16.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.27 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.15 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -18.22%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Bolton +1 4 £400 +6.67%
Salford -4 3 - -
Altrincham - 3 - -
Stockport - 2 £343 - 3
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Manchester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (31.09%) Business Analysis
4 25 (21.01%) User Stories
5 16 (13.45%) Finance
6 15 (12.61%) Retail
6 15 (12.61%) Acceptance Criteria
7 13 (10.92%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.24%) Use Case
8 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.24%) Oracle
8 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.40%) Process Improvement
10 9 (7.56%) SQL
11 8 (6.72%) Scrum
11 8 (6.72%) Change Management
11 8 (6.72%) Business Process Modelling
12 7 (5.88%) Software Delivery
12 7 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (5.88%) CRM
12 7 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (5.88%) Banking
13 6 (5.04%) CCTV
13 6 (5.04%) Degree
13 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.04%) SAP
13 6 (5.04%) User Experience
13 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (5.04%) Feasibility Study

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (2.52%) Drupal
2 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.84%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) OneDrive
2 2 (1.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Hadoop
1 5 (4.20%) Ingres
1 5 (4.20%) MySQL
2 3 (2.52%) Power BI
3 2 (1.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JIRA
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Billing
5 3 (2.52%) Law
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) J2EE
1 2 (1.68%) JSON
1 2 (1.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) COM
2 1 (0.84%) Middleware
2 1 (0.84%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.04%) CCTV
1 6 (5.04%) User Experience
2 4 (3.36%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Fintech
5 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.84%) Life Science
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.36%) Android
1 4 (3.36%) Windows
1 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (31.09%) Business Analysis
4 25 (21.01%) User Stories
5 15 (12.61%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (10.92%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.24%) Use Case
7 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.40%) Process Improvement
9 8 (6.72%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (6.72%) Change Management
9 8 (6.72%) Scrum
10 7 (5.88%) CRM
10 7 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (5.88%) Software Delivery
11 6 (5.04%) Feasibility Study
11 6 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (4.20%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.56%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.84%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) ISEB
3 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) GDPR
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) PMO
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.24%) Oracle
2 7 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.04%) SAP
4 2 (1.68%) hybris
4 2 (1.68%) Siebel
5 1 (0.84%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.84%) iManage
5 1 (0.84%) Okta
5 1 (0.84%) Progress
5 1 (0.84%) Workday