Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 78 74
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 101 150 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 2.66% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 3.10% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 100 123
Median daily rate £383 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +1.19% +7.01%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £342
90th Percentile £588 £601 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 13
Median hourly rate £51.25 £37.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.11% +6.80% -24.32%
10th Percentile £36.00 £25.90 £27.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.15 £52.55
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.27% -26.07% +5.26%

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 3,289 4,837 4,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.04% 85.67% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,995 3,114 3,168
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £237 £268 £258
90th Percentile £612 £613 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 201 236
Median hourly rate £31.75 £25.67 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.69% +9.09% -21.57%
10th Percentile £13.56 £14.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.23 £57.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.38
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.57% -6.50%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 46 £375 -11.76% 10
Cheshire +10 27 £379 -5.31%
Cumbria -9 11 £575 - 2
Lancashire +8 5 £619 +22.22%
Merseyside +11 4 £438 -39.66%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 40 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.80%) Degree
3 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (17.82%) Project Management
4 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
5 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
6 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (13.86%) User Stories
8 13 (12.87%) Azure
8 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.87%) SQL
9 12 (11.88%) Data Analysis
9 12 (11.88%) JIRA
9 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.89%) Project Delivery
10 11 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.90%) Service Delivery
11 10 (9.90%) Finance
11 10 (9.90%) Requirements Management
12 9 (8.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (7.92%) MS Visio
13 8 (7.92%) Problem Management
13 8 (7.92%) Security Architecture
13 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (7.92%) Power BI
13 8 (7.92%) Power Platform
13 8 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (7.92%) Community of Practice
13 8 (7.92%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (6.93%) Public Sector

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 7 (6.93%) Confluence
1 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.97%) CMS
4 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Aareon QL
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.87%) Azure
2 8 (7.92%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.94%) AWS
4 3 (2.97%) SaaS
4 3 (2.97%) Trello
5 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.99%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) BGP
1 2 (1.98%) DHCP
1 2 (1.98%) DNS
1 2 (1.98%) Firewall
1 2 (1.98%) NAS
1 2 (1.98%) OSPF
1 2 (1.98%) SAN
1 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.98%) VPN
1 2 (1.98%) WAN
2 1 (0.99%) Skype
2 1 (0.99%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Power BI
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.98%) Big Data
4 2 (1.98%) DB2
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (11.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (6.93%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.95%) Legal
4 5 (4.95%) Marketing
5 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.98%) Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Law
6 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.99%) Police
7 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (56.44%) Analyst
2 51 (50.50%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.91%) Consultant
4 8 (7.92%) Security Consultant
5 7 (6.93%) Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Power BI Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Subject Matter Expert
8 4 (3.96%) Change Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Pega Business Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Process Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.95%) SWIFT
5 4 (3.96%) User Experience
6 3 (2.97%) Life Science
6 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.98%) CMDB
7 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.98%) Pharmacovigilance
7 2 (1.98%) Replication
7 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.99%) BYOD
8 1 (0.99%) FMCG
8 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (17.82%) Project Management
4 14 (13.86%) User Stories
5 12 (11.88%) Data Analysis
5 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.89%) Project Delivery
7 10 (9.90%) Requirements Management
7 10 (9.90%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.92%) Community of Practice
8 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (7.92%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.92%) Security Architecture
9 7 (6.93%) Analytics
9 7 (6.93%) BPMN
9 7 (6.93%) Test Scripting
9 7 (6.93%) Use Case
9 7 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.96%) C#
4 3 (2.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.99%) Java
6 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Degree
2 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
3 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.92%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.96%) IIBA
7 2 (1.98%) CCIE
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.99%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) ISO 20022
1 5 (4.95%) TARGET2
2 3 (2.97%) NCSC
2 3 (2.97%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) GxP
3 2 (1.98%) SLA
4 1 (0.99%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Ansible
1 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) Pega
3 4 (3.96%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco
4 3 (2.97%) EMC
4 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.98%) BMC
5 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Aareon
6 1 (0.99%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.99%) Dedrone
6 1 (0.99%) Dell
6 1 (0.99%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) Informatica
6 1 (0.99%) NetApp
6 1 (0.99%) Tableau
6 1 (0.99%) Tanium