Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 75 80
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 -24
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 40 145 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.86% 2.72% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 3.20% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 109 118
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £348 £325
90th Percentile £613 £563 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £18.98 £52.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.85% +16.67% -5.26%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -9.68% +9.15% +7.58%

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 1,773 4,529 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.66% 84.84% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 2,977 3,290
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £240 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 179 257
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +1.05% -32.14%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.75 £11.49
90th Percentile £59.40 £53.75 £51.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -6.81%

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 8 August 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
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 8 August 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
Cheshire +9 14 £383 -7.27% 2
Manchester +20 12 £438 -1.41%
Cumbria +9 6 £575 -
Lancashire -5 4 £363 -26.77%
Merseyside +22 3 £599 +59.60%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 8 (20.00%) Finance
4 8 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 8 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (15.00%) User Stories
6 6 (15.00%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (15.00%) JIRA
6 6 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (12.50%) Scrum
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 5 (12.50%) Banking
7 5 (12.50%) Project Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Power BI
7 5 (12.50%) Power Platform
7 5 (12.50%) BDD
8 4 (10.00%) IIBA
8 4 (10.00%) Confluence
8 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Slack
2 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) BGP
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) OSPF
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Power BI
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
5 2 (5.00%) Front Office
5 2 (5.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Analyst
2 21 (52.50%) Business Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Consultant
4 8 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Business Process Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Power BI Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Process Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Business Process Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.00%) Life Science
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (15.00%) Requirements Gathering
5 6 (15.00%) User Stories
6 5 (12.50%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 5 (12.50%) Project Delivery
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (10.00%) SDLC
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) BPMN
8 3 (7.50%) Decision-Making
8 3 (7.50%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) IIBA
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) NCSC
2 2 (5.00%) GxP
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) BMC
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco
2 1 (2.50%) EMC
2 1 (2.50%) Informatica
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow