Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -24 -1 -15
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 151 183 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.55% 3.25% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 3.96% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 124 187
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £496 £515
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
North West median hourly rate £46.35 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +11.11% -5.04%
10th Percentile £25.49 £33.07 £34.00
90th Percentile £73.09 £55.00 £51.40
England median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +16.92% - +8.33%

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 4,909 4,627 6,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.06% 82.23% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,077 2,884 3,860
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 194 190
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.24%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.73 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.71 £51.43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -39 67 £400 - 22
Cheshire -6 42 £423 +0.60% 11
Lancashire -1 24 £398 +13.57% 3
Merseyside +12 10 £436 -3.06% 4
Cumbria -5 4 £375 -10.71%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 53 (35.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (23.84%) Finance
3 36 (23.84%) Project Management
4 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
5 24 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (13.91%) Use Case
7 20 (13.25%) Degree
7 20 (13.25%) Workflow
8 17 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
9 15 (9.93%) Data Analysis
9 15 (9.93%) Change Management
9 15 (9.93%) Management Information System
9 15 (9.93%) CRM
10 13 (8.61%) Oracle
10 13 (8.61%) Law
10 13 (8.61%) Legal
10 13 (8.61%) Case Management
10 13 (8.61%) Process Improvement
10 13 (8.61%) Analytics
10 13 (8.61%) User Experience
11 12 (7.95%) User Stories
11 12 (7.95%) Business Process Modelling
11 12 (7.95%) Scrum
11 12 (7.95%) Data Modelling
11 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared
12 11 (7.28%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (6.62%) 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 4 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.99%) Drupal
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.31%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.32%) Elite 3E
5 2 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.66%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.66%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.66%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.65%) GitHub
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.99%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Skype
2 2 (1.32%) Converged Networks
2 2 (1.32%) SAN
2 2 (1.32%) SMS
2 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (0.66%) LAN
3 1 (0.66%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) Amazon Aurora
1 4 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (2.65%) Big Data
1 4 (2.65%) Data Mining
1 4 (2.65%) Power BI
2 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.66%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.99%) JMeter
1 3 (1.99%) JUnit
1 3 (1.99%) Maven
1 3 (1.99%) Selenium
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.66%) Rational Rose
General
1 36 (23.84%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Law
2 13 (8.61%) Legal
3 9 (5.96%) Banking
4 7 (4.64%) Retail
5 4 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Billing
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (71.52%) Analyst
2 101 (66.89%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.28%) Architect
4 7 (4.64%) Business Systems Analyst
4 7 (4.64%) Finance Business Analyst
4 7 (4.64%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (2.65%) Data Engineer
5 4 (2.65%) Development Manager
5 4 (2.65%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) ERP Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) ERP Business Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) Lead Business Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) Oracle Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 4 (2.65%) Technical Architect
6 3 (1.99%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (1.99%) Service Analyst
6 3 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.30%) .NET
2 6 (3.97%) Web Services
3 4 (2.65%) CSS
3 4 (2.65%) XML
4 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.99%) WCF
5 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.66%) COM
6 1 (0.66%) HTML
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) REST
6 1 (0.66%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.93%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.61%) User Experience
4 5 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.65%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.99%) NHS
6 3 (1.99%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.66%) Fintech
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.97%) Linux
2 4 (2.65%) Unix
3 2 (1.32%) Android
3 2 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (23.84%) Project Management
4 21 (13.91%) Use Case
5 20 (13.25%) Workflow
6 17 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (9.93%) Change Management
7 15 (9.93%) CRM
7 15 (9.93%) Data Analysis
8 13 (8.61%) Analytics
8 13 (8.61%) Case Management
8 13 (8.61%) Process Improvement
9 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.95%) Business Process Modelling
9 12 (7.95%) Data Modelling
9 12 (7.95%) Scrum
9 12 (7.95%) User Stories
10 11 (7.28%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (6.62%) ERP
11 10 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.62%) Java
2 7 (4.64%) C#
2 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.97%) SQL
4 5 (3.31%) C
5 4 (2.65%) Perl
5 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) Degree
2 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) ISEB
4 8 (5.30%) MBA
5 2 (1.32%) CBAP
5 2 (1.32%) CEH
5 2 (1.32%) IIBA
6 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) GDPR
2 3 (1.99%) PMO
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.61%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) SAP
4 4 (2.65%) AlienVault
4 4 (2.65%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.65%) Talend
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) Aruba
7 1 (0.66%) BMC
7 1 (0.66%) Casewise
7 1 (0.66%) Cognos
7 1 (0.66%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) Misys
7 1 (0.66%) Progress
7 1 (0.66%) Remedy
7 1 (0.66%) Sage
7 1 (0.66%) TSYS