The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
North West / Manchester
Rank 30 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 64 118 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.90% 6.64% 7.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 7.04% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 80 61
Median daily rate £375 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +7.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.22 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +7.84%  

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 1238 1677 1527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.43% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 959 816
Median daily rate £375 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Stockport +1 2 £213 -46.87% 2
Bolton - 2 £345 - 1
Salford - 1 £325 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 40 (29.20%) Business Analysis
2 35 (25.55%) Finance
3 33 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.71%) Process Improvement
5 24 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (16.79%) Migration
7 19 (13.87%) Project Management
7 19 (13.87%) User Stories
8 18 (13.14%) Manufacturing
9 16 (11.68%) Scrum
10 15 (10.95%) Change Management
11 14 (10.22%) SAP
12 13 (9.49%) GAP Analysis
12 13 (9.49%) Banking
12 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Analysis
13 12 (8.76%) Use Case
13 12 (8.76%) ITIL
13 12 (8.76%) PRINCE2
13 12 (8.76%) Business Process Modelling
14 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.03%) Retail
14 11 (8.03%) Validation
14 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (7.30%) SDLC
15 10 (7.30%) Risk Management
16 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
16 9 (6.57%) CRM
16 9 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (5.84%) Data Migration
17 8 (5.84%) SAP PP-PI

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.19%) Confluence
2 1 (0.73%) CMS
2 1 (0.73%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Office
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) SAP MII
1 8 (5.84%) SAP PP
1 8 (5.84%) SAP PP-PI
2 3 (2.19%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.73%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.73%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) WAN
2 1 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) JIRA
General
1 35 (25.55%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.49%) Banking
4 11 (8.03%) Retail
5 8 (5.84%) Marketing
6 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.19%) Local Government
8 2 (1.46%) Advertising
8 2 (1.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.73%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) HTML
1 8 (5.84%) SAP XI
1 8 (5.84%) XML
2 7 (5.11%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) .NET
3 1 (0.73%) COM
3 1 (0.73%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.73%) HTML5
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.38%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.65%) Life Science
5 3 (2.19%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.46%) FMCG
6 2 (1.46%) PMI
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.73%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.20%) Business Analysis
2 33 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.71%) Process Improvement
4 24 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (16.79%) Migration
6 19 (13.87%) Project Management
6 19 (13.87%) User Stories
7 16 (11.68%) Scrum
8 15 (10.95%) Change Management
9 13 (9.49%) GAP Analysis
9 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 12 (8.76%) Business Process Modelling
10 12 (8.76%) ITIL
10 12 (8.76%) PRINCE2
10 12 (8.76%) Use Case
11 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.03%) Validation
12 10 (7.30%) Risk Management
12 10 (7.30%) SDLC
13 9 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.73%) C
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.11%) ISEB
2 4 (2.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) PMO
2 2 (1.46%) GDPR
2 2 (1.46%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (10.22%) SAP
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle
3 5 (3.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.92%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.46%) Cognos
7 1 (0.73%) Citrix
7 1 (0.73%) Intel
7 1 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.73%) Sage
7 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.73%) Siebel
7 1 (0.73%) Tableau
7 1 (0.73%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
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