The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 26 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 77 108 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.52% 6.11% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 6.44% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 83 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.11% +19.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Bolton -2 3 £229 -20.34%
Salford - 3 £400 - 2
Stockport -1 1 £310 +7.82% 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (33.81%) Business Analysis
2 39 (28.06%) Finance
3 38 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (15.11%) Banking
5 21 (15.11%) Process Improvement
6 19 (13.67%) Project Management
7 16 (11.51%) User Stories
8 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
8 15 (10.79%) Retail
9 14 (10.07%) Migration
10 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
10 12 (8.63%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 12 (8.63%) Resource Allocation
11 11 (7.91%) Change Management
11 11 (7.91%) SAP
11 11 (7.91%) CRM
11 11 (7.91%) Scrum
11 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (7.19%) IT Governance
13 9 (6.47%) Validation
13 9 (6.47%) ITIL
13 9 (6.47%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.47%) ISEB
13 9 (6.47%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (5.76%) Use Case
15 7 (5.04%) Marketing
15 7 (5.04%) Business Intelligence

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 1 (0.72%) CMS
1 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
1 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (2.16%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.44%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) SMS
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) LAN
2 1 (0.72%) WAN
2 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.72%) MS Access
3 1 (0.72%) QlikView
3 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) JIRA
General
1 39 (28.06%) Finance
2 21 (15.11%) Banking
3 15 (10.79%) Retail
4 7 (5.04%) Marketing
5 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.16%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.44%) Advertising
8 2 (1.44%) Back Office
8 2 (1.44%) Billing
8 2 (1.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) .NET
1 2 (1.44%) HTML
1 2 (1.44%) HTML5
2 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.72%) COM
2 1 (0.72%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.72%) SOAP
2 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.88%) Linked Data
6 3 (2.16%) Life Science
6 3 (2.16%) NHS
6 3 (2.16%) User Experience
7 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.72%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.81%) Business Analysis
2 38 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (15.11%) Process Improvement
5 19 (13.67%) Project Management
6 16 (11.51%) User Stories
7 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
8 14 (10.07%) Migration
9 12 (8.63%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
9 12 (8.63%) Resource Allocation
9 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
10 11 (7.91%) Change Management
10 11 (7.91%) CRM
10 11 (7.91%) Scrum
11 10 (7.19%) IT Governance
12 9 (6.47%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.47%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (6.47%) ITIL
12 9 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) ActionScript
2 1 (0.72%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (0.72%) C
2 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.47%) ISEB
2 5 (3.60%) Degree
3 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.44%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
Vendors
1 11 (7.91%) SAP
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.72%) Cognos
5 1 (0.72%) Intel
5 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.72%) Progress
5 1 (0.72%) Sage
5 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.72%) Siebel
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