Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 68 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 155 181 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 2.98% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.52% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 148 223
North West median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £350 £300 £263
90th Percentile £548 £540 £548
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £53.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +63.08% -29.35%
10th Percentile £26.21 £53.00 £25.65
90th Percentile £59.10 £53.00 £51.35
England median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +17.67% -22.15%

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 4,478 5,136 6,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.36% 84.54% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 3,322 4,184
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 146 271
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -30.46% +76.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.38 £12.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -23 61 £400 +6.67% 40
Cheshire +6 56 £425 +6.25% 10
Lancashire +1 11 £525 +40.00%
Cumbria +1 8 £438 -2.78%
Merseyside +6 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.74%) Finance
3 40 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (21.94%) Project Management
5 25 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 25 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (13.55%) Scrum
7 20 (12.90%) User Stories
8 17 (10.97%) Data Modelling
8 17 (10.97%) Degree
9 16 (10.32%) Data Analysis
9 16 (10.32%) Use Case
9 16 (10.32%) SDLC
10 15 (9.68%) Service Design
10 15 (9.68%) Process Improvement
10 15 (9.68%) SAP
11 14 (9.03%) Kanban
11 14 (9.03%) User Experience
12 13 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 13 (8.39%) Banking
12 13 (8.39%) Management Information System
12 13 (8.39%) Migration
12 13 (8.39%) ERP
12 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
13 12 (7.74%) UML
13 12 (7.74%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (7.74%) Test Scripting
13 12 (7.74%) Data Migration
14 11 (7.10%) ITIL

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 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.94%) CMS
2 3 (1.94%) K2 blackpearl
2 3 (1.94%) SAS
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.94%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.29%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.29%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.65%) Magento
4 1 (0.65%) Maximo
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.65%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Network Security
2 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.94%) Big Data
2 3 (1.94%) QlikView
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.29%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.29%) DB2
3 2 (1.29%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.29%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.65%) Essbase
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.29%) JIRA
General
1 43 (27.74%) Finance
2 13 (8.39%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (4.52%) Legal
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (63.23%) Analyst
2 85 (54.84%) Business Analyst
3 14 (9.03%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.39%) Lead Business Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) Architect
6 9 (5.81%) Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Digital Business Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Project Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) User Researcher
9 6 (3.87%) Banking Business Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Business IT Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.23%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) .NET
2 5 (3.23%) Middleware
3 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.03%) User Experience
3 13 (8.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.23%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.23%) SCORM
5 4 (2.58%) NHS
6 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.29%) PMI
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) Unix
1 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (21.94%) Project Management
4 25 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 21 (13.55%) Scrum
6 20 (12.90%) User Stories
7 17 (10.97%) Data Modelling
8 16 (10.32%) Data Analysis
8 16 (10.32%) SDLC
8 16 (10.32%) Use Case
9 15 (9.68%) Process Improvement
9 15 (9.68%) Service Design
10 14 (9.03%) Kanban
11 13 (8.39%) ERP
11 13 (8.39%) Migration
11 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (7.74%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (7.74%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) SQL
2 4 (2.58%) Java
3 3 (1.94%) C
3 3 (1.94%) C#
4 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.29%) R
5 1 (0.65%) ABAP
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.29%) ECDL
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) HNC
5 1 (0.65%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) PMO
2 4 (2.58%) GDPR
3 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.29%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) SAP
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle
4 5 (3.23%) Saba
5 4 (2.58%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.94%) Cadence
6 3 (1.94%) Casewise
6 3 (1.94%) IBM
7 2 (1.29%) hybris
7 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) Capita
8 1 (0.65%) IFS
8 1 (0.65%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.65%) Sage