Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 51 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 187 253 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 3.30% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 4.02% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 183 165
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £300
90th Percentile £488 £486 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 14
North West median hourly rate £44.98 £45.00 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% -5.04% +0.83%
10th Percentile £34.37 £34.00 £34.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.91 £51.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +11.11%

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4644 6298 6082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.67% 82.18% 79.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 3896 3443
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 204 272
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +6.36% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.69 £52.48 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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
Manchester +5 94 £400 +6.67% 23
Cheshire +23 53 £400 -3.03% 8
Lancashire -1 11 £375 -3.85% 1
Merseyside -5 9 £455 +30.00% 1
Cumbria +6 7 £420 +22.18%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 69 (36.90%) Finance
2 46 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (17.65%) Project Management
6 32 (17.11%) Banking
7 23 (12.30%) User Stories
8 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 21 (11.23%) SAP
10 18 (9.63%) Retail
11 17 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 16 (8.56%) Data Analysis
12 16 (8.56%) Use Case
12 16 (8.56%) Change Management
13 15 (8.02%) Management Information System
13 15 (8.02%) Migration
13 15 (8.02%) ITIL
13 15 (8.02%) Process Improvement
14 14 (7.49%) Translating Business Requirements
14 14 (7.49%) Scrum
15 13 (6.95%) PRINCE2
15 13 (6.95%) SQL
15 13 (6.95%) Oracle
16 12 (6.42%) Data Modelling
17 11 (5.88%) Risk Management
17 11 (5.88%) Time Management
17 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (5.35%) Waterfall
18 10 (5.35%) Target Operating Model

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 4 (2.14%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) Moodle
2 1 (0.53%) Sakai
2 1 (0.53%) SAS
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.21%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) SAP HCM
2 6 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.21%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (3.21%) SAP CO
2 6 (3.21%) SAP FI
2 6 (3.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.67%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Office 365
2 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.07%) IaaS
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.07%) PaaS
2 2 (1.07%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) Network Security
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
2 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.21%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.67%) DataStage
4 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.60%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.07%) GIS
6 2 (1.07%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) QGIS
7 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.67%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Axure RP
General
1 69 (36.90%) Finance
2 32 (17.11%) Banking
3 18 (9.63%) Retail
4 9 (4.81%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.67%) Back Office
6 4 (2.14%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Local Government
7 3 (1.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 130 (69.52%) Analyst
2 111 (59.36%) Business Analyst
3 16 (8.56%) Banking Analyst
4 15 (8.02%) Banking Business Analyst
5 13 (6.95%) Developer
5 13 (6.95%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.42%) Consultant
7 11 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (4.28%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Digital Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Digital Business Analyst
9 7 (3.74%) Functional Consultant
9 7 (3.74%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.21%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Functional Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Project Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 6 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.07%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) COM
4 1 (0.53%) CSS
4 1 (0.53%) HTML
4 1 (0.53%) HTML5
4 1 (0.53%) IDoc
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) Java EE
4 1 (0.53%) jQuery
4 1 (0.53%) MDX
4 1 (0.53%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.53%) Spring
4 1 (0.53%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.21%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.67%) RIA
4 5 (2.67%) User Experience
5 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.60%) Life Science
6 2 (1.07%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.65%) Project Management
4 23 (12.30%) User Stories
5 16 (8.56%) Change Management
5 16 (8.56%) Data Analysis
5 16 (8.56%) Use Case
6 15 (8.02%) ITIL
6 15 (8.02%) Migration
6 15 (8.02%) Process Improvement
7 14 (7.49%) Scrum
7 14 (7.49%) Translating Business Requirements
8 13 (6.95%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.42%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.88%) Time Management
11 10 (5.35%) Performance Management
11 10 (5.35%) Target Operating Model
11 10 (5.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.95%) SQL
2 7 (3.74%) VBA
3 6 (3.21%) C#
4 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.60%) ABAP
6 2 (1.07%) C
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.53%) Java
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) ISEB
4 8 (4.28%) Degree
5 4 (2.14%) CBAP
5 4 (2.14%) IIBA
6 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) CITP
8 1 (0.53%) HNC
8 1 (0.53%) IISP
8 1 (0.53%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) PMO
2 4 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.07%) GDPR
3 2 (1.07%) IFRS
3 2 (1.07%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.23%) SAP
3 13 (6.95%) Oracle
4 5 (2.67%) IBM
5 3 (1.60%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.07%) Pegasus
6 2 (1.07%) Progress
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
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