The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.88% 2.37% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.95% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £430 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.40% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £324 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £401 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £391
% change year-on-year +1.26% +0.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +12.22%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 267 271 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 83.70% 80.18% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 182 126
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Merseyside over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Merseyside

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 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
Liverpool +3 6 £430 +27.40%
Business Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Use Case
2 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Case Management
3 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) International Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) FX Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) Use Case
2 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Case Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) RPG
1 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft