The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 163 251 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.87% 6.32% 6.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.24% 6.70% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 181 162
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.39 £44.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +7.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £44.32 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £51.32 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +4.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2614 3747 3697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.06% 94.41% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 2258 1958
Median daily rate £380 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 158 220
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst 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 -9 73 £375 -3.22% 27
Cheshire +7 36 £400 +6.66% 3
Merseyside +13 25 £428 +17.93% 4
Lancashire +9 13 £275 +19.56% 3
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 110 (38.46%) Finance
2 92 (32.17%) Business Analysis
3 89 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (16.43%) Banking
6 46 (16.08%) Project Management
7 42 (14.69%) User Stories
8 33 (11.54%) Use Case
9 31 (10.84%) Process Improvement
10 30 (10.49%) Scrum
11 28 (9.79%) CRM
12 27 (9.44%) ISEB
12 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (9.09%) PRINCE2
13 26 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
14 24 (8.39%) Retail
15 20 (6.99%) Management Information System
15 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
16 18 (6.29%) Migration
16 18 (6.29%) Change Management
17 17 (5.94%) PMO
18 16 (5.59%) JIRA
19 15 (5.24%) Marketing
19 15 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
19 15 (5.24%) Data Analysis
19 15 (5.24%) ITIL
19 15 (5.24%) Business Process Modelling
20 14 (4.90%) Test Scripting
21 13 (4.55%) Security Cleared
21 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 6 (2.10%) Confluence
2 2 (0.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
3 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.70%) Mingle
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (1.05%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.70%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.35%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.40%) Trello
2 3 (1.05%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.70%) WAN
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
2 1 (0.35%) Network Security
2 1 (0.35%) Skype
2 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.40%) Big Data
3 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.35%) MS Access
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.59%) JIRA
General
1 110 (38.46%) Finance
2 47 (16.43%) Banking
3 24 (8.39%) Retail
4 15 (5.24%) Marketing
5 12 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.45%) Advertising
7 6 (2.10%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.75%) Local Government
9 4 (1.40%) Legal
10 3 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.05%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.70%) Back Office
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.35%) International Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.50%) XML
2 8 (2.80%) HTML
3 7 (2.45%) CSS
4 5 (1.75%) .NET
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.70%) Web Services
6 1 (0.35%) COM
6 1 (0.35%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.35%) HTML5
6 1 (0.35%) Node.js
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.80%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.75%) User Experience
5 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.40%) Life Science
6 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.70%) Derivative
6 2 (0.70%) FMCG
6 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.70%) NHS
6 2 (0.70%) RIA
7 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.35%) iPad
7 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.35%) AIX
1 1 (0.35%) Android
1 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (32.17%) Business Analysis
2 89 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (16.08%) Project Management
5 42 (14.69%) User Stories
6 33 (11.54%) Use Case
7 31 (10.84%) Process Improvement
8 30 (10.49%) Scrum
9 28 (9.79%) CRM
10 26 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
10 26 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 18 (6.29%) Change Management
11 18 (6.29%) Migration
12 15 (5.24%) Business Process Modelling
12 15 (5.24%) Data Analysis
12 15 (5.24%) ITIL
13 14 (4.90%) Test Scripting
14 13 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (4.20%) UML
15 12 (4.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.10%) SQL
2 2 (0.70%) Java
2 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.35%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.35%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.35%) C
3 1 (0.35%) C#
3 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (9.44%) ISEB
2 13 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.50%) Degree
4 9 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.80%) CBAP
5 8 (2.80%) IIBA
6 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.94%) PMO
2 5 (1.75%) GDPR
3 4 (1.40%) MiFID
3 4 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.85%) Oracle
2 11 (3.85%) SAP
3 5 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.05%) Cognos
5 2 (0.70%) Pegasus
5 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.70%) Siebel
6 1 (0.35%) Apple
6 1 (0.35%) Google
6 1 (0.35%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Intel
6 1 (0.35%) Orchard
6 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.35%) Sage
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
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