Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 68 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 +5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 173 199 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.05% 3.07% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.64% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 152 222
North West median daily rate £420 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £284 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £49.00 £34.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +42.18% -25.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £45.80 £26.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.20 £41.76
England median hourly rate £32.75 £32.40 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +35.00% -26.72%

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 4626 5474 7061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.44% 84.37% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 3555 4335
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £595 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -18.77% +69.44%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.23 £12.49
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 15 December 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 6 months to 15 December 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 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 -5 82 £400 +6.67% 12
Cheshire -3 53 £420 +8.39% 6
Lancashire +5 9 £426 +7.85% 1
Cumbria +2 9 £410 +2.50%
Merseyside +4 5 £450 -15.09% 3
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.32%) Finance
3 46 (26.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (19.08%) Project Management
5 29 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (13.87%) Scrum
7 23 (13.29%) Banking
8 22 (12.72%) User Stories
9 21 (12.14%) Data Modelling
10 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.98%) Use Case
10 19 (10.98%) Waterfall
11 18 (10.40%) Migration
12 17 (9.83%) SDLC
13 16 (9.25%) Data Analysis
13 16 (9.25%) Degree
13 16 (9.25%) Kanban
14 15 (8.67%) Data Migration
15 14 (8.09%) UML
15 14 (8.09%) SQL
15 14 (8.09%) Management Information System
16 13 (7.51%) Retail
16 13 (7.51%) Process Improvement
17 12 (6.94%) Service Design
17 12 (6.94%) User Experience
17 12 (6.94%) Software Engineering
17 12 (6.94%) Risk Management
17 12 (6.94%) SAP
18 11 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
19 10 (5.78%) .NET

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 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) CMS
2 2 (1.16%) Confluence
2 2 (1.16%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (1.16%) SAS
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) Magento
4 1 (0.58%) Maximo
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.16%) IBM Blueworks
1 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.73%) Big Data
4 3 (1.73%) DataStage
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.16%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.58%) Power BI
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.73%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
General
1 49 (28.32%) Finance
2 23 (13.29%) Banking
3 13 (7.51%) Retail
4 9 (5.20%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.62%) Legal
6 6 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (69.36%) Analyst
2 103 (59.54%) Business Analyst
3 14 (8.09%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.51%) Developer
5 12 (6.94%) Banking Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Banking Business Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Data Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Digital Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Lead Business Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) Project Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Data Business Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) Business IT Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) IT Business Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) User Researcher
11 5 (2.89%) Senior Business Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.78%) .NET
2 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.16%) Middleware
2 2 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) HTML5
3 1 (0.58%) J2EE
3 1 (0.58%) Java EE
3 1 (0.58%) jQuery
3 1 (0.58%) RESTful
3 1 (0.58%) Spring
3 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.94%) User Experience
4 5 (2.89%) Learning Management System
4 5 (2.89%) SCORM
5 3 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.73%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.16%) RIA
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Life Science
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.58%) PMI
7 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.58%) Unix
1 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (26.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (19.08%) Project Management
4 24 (13.87%) Scrum
5 22 (12.72%) User Stories
6 21 (12.14%) Data Modelling
7 19 (10.98%) Use Case
7 19 (10.98%) Waterfall
8 18 (10.40%) Migration
9 17 (9.83%) SDLC
10 16 (9.25%) Data Analysis
10 16 (9.25%) Kanban
11 15 (8.67%) Data Migration
12 14 (8.09%) UML
13 13 (7.51%) Process Improvement
14 12 (6.94%) Risk Management
14 12 (6.94%) Service Design
14 12 (6.94%) Software Engineering
15 11 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (5.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.09%) SQL
2 6 (3.47%) C#
3 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.16%) Java
4 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.16%) R
5 1 (0.58%) ABAP
5 1 (0.58%) C
5 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (9.25%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) ISEB
4 3 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.16%) ECDL
5 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) IIBA
6 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) PMO
1 6 (3.47%) QA
2 5 (2.89%) GDPR
3 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) IFRS
4 1 (0.58%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) SAP
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle
4 6 (3.47%) IBM
5 5 (2.89%) Saba
6 4 (2.31%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.16%) hybris
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Cadence
8 1 (0.58%) Capita
8 1 (0.58%) IFS
8 1 (0.58%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.58%) Progress
8 1 (0.58%) Sage