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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 86 121 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.09% 3.05% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 3.72% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 87 83
Median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 8
Median hourly rate £46.25 £45.20 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +3.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.98 £43.44 £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £46.95 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +41.58% -21.05%  

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 2276 3250 3123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.90% 81.88% 79.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 1995 1711
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 144
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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
Manchester -4 32 £388 +3.33% 14
Cheshire +21 28 £400 -3.03% 1
Lancashire +15 11 £501 +74.08% 1
Merseyside +2 7 £455 +30.00% 1
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (37.09%) Finance
2 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (19.87%) Project Management
4 27 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
6 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
7 22 (14.57%) Use Case
7 22 (14.57%) SAP
8 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (11.92%) Process Improvement
10 17 (11.26%) Banking
11 15 (9.93%) Data Analysis
11 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
11 15 (9.93%) User Stories
12 14 (9.27%) ISEB
13 13 (8.61%) Translating Business Requirements
14 12 (7.95%) ITIL
14 12 (7.95%) Time Management
15 11 (7.28%) Performance Management
15 11 (7.28%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.28%) Scrum
15 11 (7.28%) Business Process Analysis
15 11 (7.28%) Business Process Modelling
16 10 (6.62%) Open Source
16 10 (6.62%) Oracle
16 10 (6.62%) Degree
17 9 (5.96%) SAP HCM
17 9 (5.96%) Spreadsheet
17 9 (5.96%) CRM
17 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling

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 2 (1.32%) SAS
1 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.96%) SAP HCM
2 8 (5.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.31%) SAP CO
3 5 (3.31%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (3.31%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (2.65%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (1.32%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.66%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.66%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) LAN
2 1 (0.66%) WAN
2 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.65%) SAP BW
1 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Big Data
2 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.32%) GIS
2 2 (1.32%) QGIS
2 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.32%) Spatial Data
2 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.66%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
General
1 56 (37.09%) Finance
2 17 (11.26%) Banking
3 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.64%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.64%) Marketing
5 6 (3.97%) Advertising
5 6 (3.97%) Retail
6 4 (2.65%) Back Office
6 4 (2.65%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Electronics
8 2 (1.32%) Local Government
8 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.66%) International Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (72.19%) Analyst
2 92 (60.93%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.92%) Consultant
4 12 (7.95%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (5.30%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (5.30%) Data Analyst
5 8 (5.30%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.64%) Banking Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Digital Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) SAP HCM Consultant
7 6 (3.97%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (3.97%) Developer
7 6 (3.97%) Project Analyst
7 6 (3.97%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 6 (3.97%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (3.97%) Technical Business Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Architect
8 5 (3.31%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) XML
2 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 3 (1.99%) CSS
2 3 (1.99%) HTML
2 3 (1.99%) Web Services
3 2 (1.32%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.66%) COM
4 1 (0.66%) MDX
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.66%) REST
4 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.65%) RIA
3 4 (2.65%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) CESG
6 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.66%) FMCG
6 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.66%) iPad
6 1 (0.66%) Life Science
6 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.66%) AIX
1 1 (0.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.87%) Project Management
3 27 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (14.57%) Use Case
5 18 (11.92%) Process Improvement
6 15 (9.93%) Data Analysis
6 15 (9.93%) User Stories
7 13 (8.61%) Translating Business Requirements
8 12 (7.95%) ITIL
8 12 (7.95%) Time Management
9 11 (7.28%) Business Process Analysis
9 11 (7.28%) Business Process Modelling
9 11 (7.28%) Performance Management
9 11 (7.28%) Scrum
10 10 (6.62%) Open Source
11 9 (5.96%) CRM
11 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.30%) Asset Management
12 8 (5.30%) Change Management
12 8 (5.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.64%) SQL
1 7 (4.64%) VBA
2 4 (2.65%) ABAP
3 3 (1.99%) Python
4 2 (1.32%) C
4 2 (1.32%) Java
4 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.66%) Perl
5 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.27%) ISEB
4 10 (6.62%) Degree
5 8 (5.30%) CBAP
5 8 (5.30%) IIBA
6 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 1 (0.66%) APMP
7 1 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.66%) CITP
7 1 (0.66%) IISP
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MBCS
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) PMO
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 22 (14.57%) SAP
2 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.62%) Oracle
4 4 (2.65%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.99%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.32%) Cognos
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.66%) Apple
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.66%) Snow
7 1 (0.66%) Yardi
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