Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 32 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 309 288 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.35% 5.34% 6.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 5.64% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 370
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £325 £262 £262
90th Percentile £499 £488 £494
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 7
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.51% +9.12%
10th Percentile £37.25 £44.50 £43.26
90th Percentile £62.78 £53.40 £63.45
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -19.51% -8.89%

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 5,506 5,107 7,457
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 94.66% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,419 3,167 4,467
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £234 £219 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 264 331
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.27% +28.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.91
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -6 141 £389 +3.67% 28
Cheshire -6 78 £425 +6.25% 12
Lancashire 0 34 £375 +25.00% 5
Merseyside +1 24 £450 +5.26% 6
Cumbria +4 15 £413 -31.25%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 108 (34.95%) Business Analysis
2 105 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (23.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (23.30%) Finance
5 45 (14.56%) Project Management
6 34 (11.00%) Waterfall
7 30 (9.71%) User Stories
7 30 (9.71%) Legal
8 29 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (8.74%) Banking
10 25 (8.09%) E-Commerce
10 25 (8.09%) Process Improvement
11 24 (7.77%) SAP
11 24 (7.77%) Workflow
12 23 (7.44%) Use Case
13 21 (6.80%) Test Scripting
14 19 (6.15%) Law
14 19 (6.15%) Data Analysis
14 19 (6.15%) Microsoft
15 18 (5.83%) Scrum
16 17 (5.50%) BPMN
16 17 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (5.18%) Security Cleared
18 15 (4.85%) Management Information System
18 15 (4.85%) Retail
18 15 (4.85%) PRINCE2
18 15 (4.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 14 (4.53%) Scenario Testing
19 14 (4.53%) GDPR

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 (1.29%) Confluence
1 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.21%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.62%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.29%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.97%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.65%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.65%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.65%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.32%) Magento
5 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Slack
3 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.59%) SMS
2 7 (2.27%) Skype
3 4 (1.29%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) PBX
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.97%) Power BI
2 2 (0.65%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) Essbase
3 1 (0.32%) GIS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (1.62%) JIRA
General
1 72 (23.30%) Finance
2 30 (9.71%) Legal
3 27 (8.74%) Banking
4 19 (6.15%) Law
5 15 (4.85%) Retail
6 12 (3.88%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (1.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) Web Services
2 3 (0.97%) Node.js
3 1 (0.32%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.24%) User Experience
4 5 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.29%) Kindle
5 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.29%) NHS
6 3 (0.97%) EFT
6 3 (0.97%) EFTPOS
6 3 (0.97%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.65%) CMDB
7 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) IVR
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (0.65%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.32%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.32%) Fintech
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.62%) Android
1 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.65%) Linux
2 2 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.95%) Business Analysis
2 105 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (23.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (14.56%) Project Management
5 34 (11.00%) Waterfall
6 30 (9.71%) User Stories
7 29 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (8.09%) E-Commerce
8 25 (8.09%) Process Improvement
9 24 (7.77%) Workflow
10 23 (7.44%) Use Case
11 21 (6.80%) Test Scripting
12 19 (6.15%) Data Analysis
13 18 (5.83%) Scrum
14 17 (5.50%) BPMN
14 17 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (4.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (4.85%) PRINCE2
16 14 (4.53%) Scenario Testing
17 13 (4.21%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.91%) SQL
2 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.65%) C++
4 1 (0.32%) Java
4 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.53%) Degree
3 13 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.97%) ISEB
5 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.65%) ECDL
7 1 (0.32%) APMP
7 1 (0.32%) CBAP
7 1 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.53%) GDPR
2 9 (2.91%) PMO
3 4 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.97%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (7.77%) SAP
2 19 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.91%) Oracle
4 4 (1.29%) Capita
5 3 (0.97%) iManage
5 3 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.65%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.65%) IBM
6 2 (0.65%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.32%) Siebel
7 1 (0.32%) Siemens
7 1 (0.32%) Tableau
7 1 (0.32%) TSYS
7 1 (0.32%) Workday