The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside 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 / Merseyside
Rank 20 21 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 19 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.96% 5.00% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.23% 5.23% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 5
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £276 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 305 325 313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.61% 95.59% 91.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 215 148
Median daily rate £373 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £16.50 £19.00
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Merseyside over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +4 15 £400 +6.66%
Southport - 1 £375 -
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) MiFID
3 6 (22.22%) Case Management
4 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
4 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (18.52%) Workflow
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
5 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (14.81%) Use Case
5 4 (14.81%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (14.81%) Workflow Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) User Stories
6 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) Equities
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.41%) QA
7 2 (7.41%) Derivative
7 2 (7.41%) Banking

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Orchard Housing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) International Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Derivative
3 2 (7.41%) Equities
4 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) FMCG
4 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.70%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 6 (22.22%) Case Management
3 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Workflow
4 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (14.81%) Use Case
4 4 (14.81%) User Stories
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.41%) Line Management
6 2 (7.41%) Open Source
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) MiFID
2 2 (7.41%) GDPR
2 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Orchard
2 1 (3.70%) SAP