Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 20 July 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 58 53
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 181 189 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.92% 3.34% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 4.05% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 113 186
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £263
90th Percentile £588 £498 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 4
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +10.80% -7.15%
10th Percentile £27.50 £34.87 £34.78
90th Percentile £70.93 £55.00 £46.67
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.48 £32.40
% change year-on-year -6.60% +15.66% -7.43%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,239 4,662 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.62% 82.48% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,291 2,850 3,933
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 218 215
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.56 £52.65 £50.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Manchester -20 96 £400 +2.56% 24
Cheshire -16 39 £425 +6.25% 9
Lancashire -4 25 £400 -8.62% 7
Cumbria +1 11 £394 -6.25% 1
Merseyside +17 5 £433 -4.95% 7
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 55 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (24.31%) Project Management
4 36 (19.89%) Finance
5 31 (17.13%) Workflow
5 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (13.81%) Legal
6 25 (13.81%) Data Analysis
6 25 (13.81%) Degree
7 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
8 22 (12.15%) Management Information System
8 22 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (11.60%) Law
10 20 (11.05%) Waterfall
11 19 (10.50%) Case Management
12 16 (8.84%) Use Case
13 15 (8.29%) User Experience
14 14 (7.73%) User Stories
14 14 (7.73%) Security Cleared
14 14 (7.73%) Scrum
15 13 (7.18%) Programme Management
15 13 (7.18%) Process Improvement
15 13 (7.18%) SDLC
16 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
16 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
16 12 (6.63%) Service Management
16 12 (6.63%) Change Management
16 12 (6.63%) Oracle
16 12 (6.63%) E-Commerce

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.66%) CMS
3 3 (1.66%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (2.21%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.10%) Elite 3E
3 2 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.55%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.55%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.55%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.21%) GitHub
2 4 (2.21%) Office 365
2 4 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.66%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.55%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Skype
2 5 (2.76%) SMS
3 2 (1.10%) Converged Networks
3 2 (1.10%) SAN
3 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (0.55%) NGN
4 1 (0.55%) PBX
4 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (2.21%) Big Data
2 4 (2.21%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.21%) QlikView
3 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.10%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.10%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.55%) GIS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Rational Rose
General
1 36 (19.89%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Legal
3 21 (11.60%) Law
4 9 (4.97%) Retail
5 7 (3.87%) Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.66%) Games
7 3 (1.66%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (67.40%) Analyst
2 117 (64.64%) Business Analyst
3 11 (6.08%) Architect
4 10 (5.52%) Business Systems Analyst
5 9 (4.97%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.42%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (4.42%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (3.87%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (3.87%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (3.87%) Legal Analyst
8 6 (3.31%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.31%) Telephony Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Business IT Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Finance Business Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) IT Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) .NET
2 6 (3.31%) Web Services
3 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.21%) XML
5 3 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.66%) WCF
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.10%) REST
6 2 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.55%) JSON
7 1 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.55%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.55%) Node.js
7 1 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.15%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.29%) User Experience
4 6 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.31%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) Kindle
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) Life Science
7 1 (0.55%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.55%) Online Games
7 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.31%) Linux
2 4 (2.21%) Unix
3 3 (1.66%) Android
3 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (24.31%) Project Management
4 31 (17.13%) Workflow
5 25 (13.81%) Data Analysis
6 22 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (11.05%) Waterfall
8 19 (10.50%) Case Management
9 16 (8.84%) Use Case
10 14 (7.73%) Scrum
10 14 (7.73%) User Stories
11 13 (7.18%) Process Improvement
11 13 (7.18%) Programme Management
11 13 (7.18%) SDLC
12 12 (6.63%) Change Management
12 12 (6.63%) E-Commerce
12 12 (6.63%) Service Management
12 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 11 (6.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.97%) C#
1 9 (4.97%) JavaScript
1 9 (4.97%) SQL
2 7 (3.87%) Java
3 5 (2.76%) C
4 4 (2.21%) Perl
4 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.21%) Python
5 2 (1.10%) C++
5 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (13.81%) Degree
2 14 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) ISEB
5 4 (2.21%) MBA
6 3 (1.66%) CBAP
7 2 (1.10%) IIBA
7 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) APMP
8 1 (0.55%) CEH
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) GDPR
3 3 (1.66%) PMO
4 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle
3 10 (5.52%) SAP
4 4 (2.21%) AlienVault
4 4 (2.21%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.21%) Talend
5 3 (1.66%) Capita
5 3 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco
6 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.10%) Tableau
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.55%) Casewise
7 1 (0.55%) Cognos
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) Informatica
7 1 (0.55%) Sage
7 1 (0.55%) TSYS