Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 27 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 315 462 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.54% 6.04% 6.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 6.38% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 328 328
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £287 £242 £287
90th Percentile £488 £488 £480
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
North West median hourly rate £46.70 £47.39 £46.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +2.59% +72.11%
10th Percentile £36.88 £45.85 £18.80
90th Percentile £50.13 £53.00 £51.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £42.97
% change year-on-year -17.95% -9.23% +99.84%

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 5356 7247 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.28% 94.68% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3247 4429 4049
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £226
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 300 414
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £18.99 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.20% +2.83% +8.65%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 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
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 July 2017.

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 July 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 -5 157 £375 - 39
Cheshire +9 80 £400 +6.67% 17
Merseyside +12 36 £406 +16.07% 1
Lancashire -14 12 £325 -16.67% 1
Cumbria +3 5 - - 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 114 (36.19%) Finance
2 111 (35.24%) Business Analysis
3 100 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (22.22%) Banking
5 65 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (15.87%) User Stories
7 40 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (12.38%) Retail
9 37 (11.75%) Project Management
10 29 (9.21%) Use Case
10 29 (9.21%) Process Improvement
11 27 (8.57%) CRM
12 26 (8.25%) Scrum
13 23 (7.30%) Migration
13 23 (7.30%) Change Management
14 22 (6.98%) Management Information System
15 20 (6.35%) PRINCE2
16 19 (6.03%) GAP Analysis
17 17 (5.40%) SAP
17 17 (5.40%) ISEB
17 17 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
18 16 (5.08%) Waterfall
18 16 (5.08%) Microsoft
19 14 (4.44%) Data Management
19 14 (4.44%) Data Analysis
19 14 (4.44%) Kanban
19 14 (4.44%) Data Protection
20 13 (4.13%) Degree
20 13 (4.13%) GDPR
21 12 (3.81%) Manufacturing

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 (1.27%) Confluence
2 2 (0.63%) SAS
3 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.54%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.63%) Mingle
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.59%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (1.27%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.95%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.32%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Trello
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) SMS
2 2 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) LAN
3 1 (0.32%) Skype
3 1 (0.32%) WAN
3 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.95%) Big Data
2 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.63%) GIS
3 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.32%) QlikView
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (3.81%) JIRA
General
1 114 (36.19%) Finance
2 70 (22.22%) Banking
3 39 (12.38%) Retail
4 12 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.49%) Retail Banking
6 9 (2.86%) Marketing
7 8 (2.54%) Legal
8 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.27%) Local Government
10 3 (0.95%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) Back Office
11 2 (0.63%) Billing
11 2 (0.63%) Law
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.95%) .NET
1 3 (0.95%) Web Services
2 2 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.32%) COM
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
3 1 (0.32%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.32%) HTML5
3 1 (0.32%) J2EE
3 1 (0.32%) Java EE
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.32%) SOAP
3 1 (0.32%) Spring
3 1 (0.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.54%) Virtual Team
4 7 (2.22%) User Experience
5 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.90%) Life Science
6 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.27%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.27%) NHS
8 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.32%) Fintech
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.32%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.32%) AIX
1 1 (0.32%) Android
1 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (35.24%) Business Analysis
2 100 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (15.87%) User Stories
5 37 (11.75%) Project Management
6 29 (9.21%) Process Improvement
6 29 (9.21%) Use Case
7 27 (8.57%) CRM
8 26 (8.25%) Scrum
9 23 (7.30%) Change Management
9 23 (7.30%) Migration
10 20 (6.35%) PRINCE2
11 19 (6.03%) GAP Analysis
12 16 (5.08%) Waterfall
13 14 (4.44%) Data Analysis
13 14 (4.44%) Data Management
13 14 (4.44%) Data Protection
13 14 (4.44%) Kanban
14 12 (3.81%) UML
14 12 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.86%) SQL
2 2 (0.63%) Java
3 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.32%) C
3 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (5.40%) ISEB
2 13 (4.13%) Degree
3 11 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.59%) IIBA
6 3 (0.95%) CBAP
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.13%) GDPR
2 7 (2.22%) PMO
3 5 (1.59%) QA
4 4 (1.27%) MiFID
5 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (5.40%) SAP
2 16 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.49%) Oracle
4 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.95%) Cognos
6 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.63%) Pegasus
6 2 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.32%) Apple
7 1 (0.32%) BT
7 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Intel
7 1 (0.32%) Orchard
7 1 (0.32%) Progress
7 1 (0.32%) Sage
7 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.32%) Siebel
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