Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £411 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 45 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 118 155 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.15% 4.73% 5.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 4.99% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 109 130
Manchester median daily rate £411 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £281
90th Percentile £478 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £395 £390
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.28% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Manchester median hourly rate £25.34 £20.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.59% -62.73% -
North West median hourly rate £52.75 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +17.22% -2.17% -2.53%

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 2,677 3,108 2,719
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 94.90% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,744 1,964 1,649
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £216
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 124 101
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.73% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.53 £41.40 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £18.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.53% -6.05% +11.11%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Salford +9 7 £450 +20.00% 1
Bolton -3 6 £388 -13.89% 1
Altrincham - 3 £413 -
Stockport +11 1 £300 -11.11%
Wigan -1 1 £338 -20.59%
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 40 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (21.19%) Business Analysis
4 20 (16.95%) User Stories
5 16 (13.56%) Finance
6 15 (12.71%) Analytics
6 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (11.02%) Use Case
8 12 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
9 11 (9.32%) Decision-Making
9 11 (9.32%) Workshop Facilitation
10 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (7.63%) MS Visio
11 9 (7.63%) Banking
11 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (6.78%) Validation
12 8 (6.78%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
12 8 (6.78%) SQL
12 8 (6.78%) User Experience
12 8 (6.78%) BDD
12 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.93%) JIRA
13 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
13 7 (5.93%) DevOps
13 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.93%) CRM
13 7 (5.93%) Scrum
13 7 (5.93%) TDD

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 2 (1.69%) Confluence
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.63%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.69%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) HTTP
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Power BI
3 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) JIRA
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Advertising
4 5 (4.24%) Retail
5 4 (3.39%) Legal
5 4 (3.39%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Ukrainian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) CakePHP
2 1 (0.85%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) User Experience
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) PMI
5 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.85%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Windows
2 2 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (21.19%) Business Analysis
4 20 (16.95%) User Stories
5 15 (12.71%) Analytics
6 13 (11.02%) Use Case
7 12 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
8 11 (9.32%) Decision-Making
8 11 (9.32%) Workshop Facilitation
9 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.78%) BDD
10 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.78%) Migration
10 8 (6.78%) Validation
11 7 (5.93%) CRM
11 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.93%) DevOps
11 7 (5.93%) Epics
11 7 (5.93%) Scrum
11 7 (5.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) C
2 1 (0.85%) PHP
2 1 (0.85%) R
2 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) ACCA
4 1 (0.85%) CBAP
4 1 (0.85%) IIBA
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.54%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) EMIR
2 2 (1.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.85%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.85%) FATCA
3 1 (0.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Guidewire
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle
3 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.54%) Google
5 2 (1.69%) BiZZdesign
5 2 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.85%) Actian
6 1 (0.85%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) Capita
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.85%) Pega
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Zscaler