Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 32 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 144 183 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.94% 5.18% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 5.49% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 128 157
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £250
90th Percentile £486 £475 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £38.12 - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £53.00 £45.41
% change year-on-year -29.25% +16.71% +69.19%

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 2758 3333 3596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.39% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 2129 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 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
Salford +1 3 £375 -11.76%
Stockport +1 1 £310 +7.83%
Bolton -6 1 £221 -23.13%
Rochdale - 1 - -
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 50 (34.72%) Business Analysis
2 40 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (23.61%) Finance
5 24 (16.67%) Banking
6 19 (13.19%) Retail
7 18 (12.50%) User Stories
8 16 (11.11%) Use Case
9 14 (9.72%) Scrum
10 13 (9.03%) SAP
10 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
10 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 12 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
12 11 (7.64%) SQL
12 11 (7.64%) Project Management
13 10 (6.94%) Risk Management
13 10 (6.94%) UML
13 10 (6.94%) Requirements Management
13 10 (6.94%) Process Improvement
14 9 (6.25%) SDLC
14 9 (6.25%) Kanban
14 9 (6.25%) CRM
14 9 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
14 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
14 9 (6.25%) Migration
15 8 (5.56%) Degree
15 8 (5.56%) ERD
16 7 (4.86%) Change Management
16 7 (4.86%) E-Commerce

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 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) SAP CO
1 6 (4.17%) SAP FI
1 6 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Slack
1 2 (1.39%) Trello
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.69%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) SMS
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.69%) Essbase
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 34 (23.61%) Finance
2 24 (16.67%) Banking
3 19 (13.19%) Retail
4 6 (4.17%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.78%) Legal
6 4 (2.78%) Local Government
7 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.39%) Billing
8 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) CSS
2 1 (0.69%) HTML
2 1 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.39%) Life Science
4 2 (1.39%) NHS
4 2 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) CMDB
5 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.69%) FMCG
5 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.69%) Windows
1 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.72%) Business Analysis
2 40 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.50%) User Stories
5 16 (11.11%) Use Case
6 14 (9.72%) Scrum
7 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
8 12 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
8 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 11 (7.64%) Project Management
10 10 (6.94%) Process Improvement
10 10 (6.94%) Requirements Management
10 10 (6.94%) Risk Management
10 10 (6.94%) UML
11 9 (6.25%) CRM
11 9 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (6.25%) Kanban
11 9 (6.25%) Migration
11 9 (6.25%) SDLC
12 8 (5.56%) ERD
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.64%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) C
2 1 (0.69%) C#
2 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.56%) Degree
2 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) IIBA
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) GDPR
2 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 13 (9.03%) SAP
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.39%) JD Edwards
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle
3 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.69%) ATG
4 1 (0.69%) Demandware
4 1 (0.69%) hybris
4 1 (0.69%) IBM
4 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow