Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 64 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 166 157 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.88% 2.86% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.42% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 105 158
North West median daily rate £420 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +8.28% -5.84%
10th Percentile £329 £272 £247
90th Percentile £591 £525 £491
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 5
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +7.56% +1.18%
10th Percentile £27.50 £38.12 £27.05
90th Percentile £53.03 £53.00 £52.41
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -12.16%

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 4,915 4,585 6,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.15% 83.52% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,873 3,947
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 241
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +11.52%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -7 76 £400 +5.26% 33
Cheshire -9 47 £458 +10.91% 9
Lancashire -5 20 £451 +25.14% 2
Cumbria +6 12 £444 -
Merseyside +4 3 £458 +0.55% 6
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (21.69%) Project Management
4 35 (21.08%) Waterfall
5 34 (20.48%) Finance
6 23 (13.86%) Workflow
6 23 (13.86%) Degree
7 22 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (12.65%) Legal
9 20 (12.05%) Management Information System
10 19 (11.45%) User Stories
11 18 (10.84%) Data Analysis
12 17 (10.24%) User Experience
13 16 (9.64%) Scrum
14 15 (9.04%) SAP
14 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (8.43%) Service Design
15 14 (8.43%) Service Management
15 14 (8.43%) Programme Management
15 14 (8.43%) Test Scripting
15 14 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (7.83%) Kanban
16 13 (7.83%) Change Management
16 13 (7.83%) PRINCE2
16 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
16 13 (7.83%) SDLC
16 13 (7.83%) Process Improvement
17 12 (7.23%) ITIL
17 12 (7.23%) ERP

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 10 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.01%) CMS
3 4 (2.41%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.81%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.81%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.81%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.81%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.81%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.60%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) Office 365
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) Skype
2 3 (1.81%) SMS
2 3 (1.81%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.60%) Network Security
3 1 (0.60%) NGN
3 1 (0.60%) VoIP
3 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) QlikView
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.20%) DB2
3 2 (1.20%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.60%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.60%) Essbase
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (1.81%) Rational Rose
General
1 34 (20.48%) Finance
2 21 (12.65%) Legal
3 12 (7.23%) Law
4 8 (4.82%) Banking
5 7 (4.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.81%) Games
8 2 (1.20%) Retail
8 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (64.46%) Analyst
2 102 (61.45%) Business Analyst
3 17 (10.24%) Lead Business Analyst
4 15 (9.04%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.63%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (5.42%) Architect
7 7 (4.22%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Digital Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Business IT Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Developer
8 6 (3.61%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) IT Business Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) SAP Business Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.61%) User Researcher
9 5 (3.01%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) Consultant
9 5 (3.01%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.02%) .NET
2 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (2.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.60%) JSON
3 1 (0.60%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.60%) Node.js
3 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.60%) REST
3 1 (0.60%) SOAP
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.05%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.24%) User Experience
4 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.81%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.81%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.81%) NHS
5 3 (1.81%) SCORM
6 2 (1.20%) Kindle
6 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) PMI
6 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) Handset
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.60%) Online Games
7 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.81%) Android
1 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (21.69%) Project Management
4 35 (21.08%) Waterfall
5 23 (13.86%) Workflow
6 22 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (11.45%) User Stories
8 18 (10.84%) Data Analysis
9 16 (9.64%) Scrum
10 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (8.43%) Programme Management
11 14 (8.43%) Service Design
11 14 (8.43%) Service Management
11 14 (8.43%) Test Scripting
12 13 (7.83%) Change Management
12 13 (7.83%) Kanban
12 13 (7.83%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.83%) Process Improvement
12 13 (7.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.61%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) C#
3 4 (2.41%) Java
3 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.20%) C
5 2 (1.20%) C++
6 1 (0.60%) R
6 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) ECDL
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) APMP
6 1 (0.60%) CBAP
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.60%) HNC
6 1 (0.60%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) PMO
3 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.81%) GDPR
4 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.20%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 15 (9.04%) SAP
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.02%) Oracle
4 3 (1.81%) Capita
4 3 (1.81%) Casewise
4 3 (1.81%) Saba
5 2 (1.20%) Cadence
5 2 (1.20%) IBM
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) Sage
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) Tableau