Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 285 311 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.78% 5.33% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 5.64% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 216 318
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £309 £295 £262
90th Percentile £488 £481 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 8
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £46.00 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% -2.93% -
10th Percentile £19.07 £31.25 £45.28
90th Percentile £60.59 £51.96 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -8.87%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,667 5,517 6,904
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.57% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,520 3,375 4,334
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £567 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 249 267
North West median hourly rate £19.70 £19.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +18.46% -12.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.75
% change year-on-year -3.74% -0.27% +5.51%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 September 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 -13 142 £400 +5.26% 15
Cheshire -12 63 £425 +6.25% 15
Lancashire +16 32 £373 +6.43% 4
Merseyside +11 23 £369 -7.81% 3
Cumbria -2 11 £375 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 99 (34.74%) Business Analysis
2 84 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (22.11%) Finance
5 41 (14.39%) Project Management
6 37 (12.98%) User Stories
7 32 (11.23%) Use Case
8 30 (10.53%) Workflow
8 30 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (9.82%) CRM
10 27 (9.47%) Legal
10 27 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (8.77%) Scrum
12 24 (8.42%) Microsoft
13 23 (8.07%) Degree
14 21 (7.37%) Law
14 21 (7.37%) Change Management
15 20 (7.02%) Data Analysis
15 20 (7.02%) MS Visio
15 20 (7.02%) Waterfall
15 20 (7.02%) Process Improvement
15 20 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (6.67%) Banking
17 18 (6.32%) Retail
17 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
17 18 (6.32%) Data Modelling
17 18 (6.32%) Case Management
17 18 (6.32%) User Experience
18 17 (5.96%) Acceptance Criteria
18 17 (5.96%) E-Commerce

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 4 (1.40%) Confluence
2 3 (1.05%) Drupal
2 3 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.70%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.16%) SaaS
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.05%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.70%) FinancialForce
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.46%) Skype
2 5 (1.75%) SMS
3 2 (0.70%) PBX
3 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.75%) Power BI
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) JIRA
General
1 63 (22.11%) Finance
2 27 (9.47%) Legal
3 21 (7.37%) Law
4 19 (6.67%) Banking
5 18 (6.32%) Retail
6 8 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.40%) Automotive
9 3 (1.05%) Games
10 2 (0.70%) Billing
10 2 (0.70%) Local Government
10 2 (0.70%) Marketing
10 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.35%) Front Office
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) Web Services
2 4 (1.40%) HTML
2 4 (1.40%) JSON
2 4 (1.40%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) COM
3 1 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.32%) User Experience
3 6 (2.11%) CCTV
4 5 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.05%) iPad
7 2 (0.70%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (0.70%) Fintech
7 2 (0.70%) Life Science
7 2 (0.70%) NHS
7 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.35%) Kindle
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.75%) Windows
2 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.70%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.74%) Business Analysis
2 84 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.39%) Project Management
5 37 (12.98%) User Stories
6 32 (11.23%) Use Case
7 30 (10.53%) Workflow
8 28 (9.82%) CRM
9 27 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (8.77%) Scrum
11 21 (7.37%) Change Management
12 20 (7.02%) Data Analysis
12 20 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (7.02%) Process Improvement
12 20 (7.02%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.32%) Case Management
13 18 (6.32%) Data Modelling
14 17 (5.96%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (5.96%) E-Commerce
15 16 (5.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.21%) SQL
2 8 (2.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.46%) C#
4 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (8.07%) Degree
2 12 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.11%) ISEB
5 4 (1.40%) MBA
6 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.70%) CBAP
7 2 (0.70%) CEH
7 2 (0.70%) IIBA
8 1 (0.35%) ACCA
8 1 (0.35%) CIMA
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.86%) PMO
2 10 (3.51%) GDPR
3 3 (1.05%) IFRS
3 3 (1.05%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.70%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) FATCA
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) SCCM
1 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.16%) SAP
3 7 (2.46%) Oracle
4 6 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.05%) Blue Prism
6 3 (1.05%) Pega
6 3 (1.05%) TSYS
7 2 (0.70%) IBM
7 2 (0.70%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.35%) BMC
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix
8 1 (0.35%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.35%) Google
8 1 (0.35%) JDA
8 1 (0.35%) Progress
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) Twitter