Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 29 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 305 349 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.39% 5.40% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 5.71% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 256 469
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £263
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £53.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.25% +22.04% +61.81%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%

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 5392 6107 8193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 94.56% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3413 3944 4947
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £231
90th Percentile £588 £556 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 216 403
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -9.38% +24.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.25 £49.90
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 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 +2 149 £400 +6.67% 22
Cheshire -11 78 £400 +6.67% 4
Merseyside +15 28 £400 -20.00% 3
Lancashire -7 11 £350 -9.68% 1
Cumbria +4 10 £366 -30.24%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 102 (33.44%) Business Analysis
2 84 (27.54%) Finance
3 82 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (15.74%) Banking
6 42 (13.77%) User Stories
7 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (8.20%) Project Management
9 24 (7.87%) Waterfall
9 24 (7.87%) GDPR
10 23 (7.54%) Scrum
11 22 (7.21%) Migration
11 22 (7.21%) Retail
11 22 (7.21%) SAP
11 22 (7.21%) Use Case
12 20 (6.56%) Data Protection
13 17 (5.57%) CRM
14 16 (5.25%) UML
14 16 (5.25%) Data Modelling
14 16 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (5.25%) Retail Banking
14 16 (5.25%) Business Process Modelling
14 16 (5.25%) SDLC
15 15 (4.92%) Security Cleared
15 15 (4.92%) Process Improvement
15 15 (4.92%) Management Information System
16 14 (4.59%) Risk Management
16 14 (4.59%) MS Visio
16 14 (4.59%) Degree
17 13 (4.26%) Change Management

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 (1.97%) Confluence
2 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) SAS
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.97%) SAP CO
1 6 (1.97%) SAP FI
1 6 (1.97%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.98%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.66%) Magento
6 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.98%) Veeva
2 2 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.66%) Slack
2 2 (0.66%) Trello
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.98%) Big Data
1 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.66%) Essbase
3 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 84 (27.54%) Finance
2 48 (15.74%) Banking
3 22 (7.21%) Retail
4 16 (5.25%) Retail Banking
5 11 (3.61%) Legal
6 8 (2.62%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.66%) Front Office
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.33%) .NET
1 1 (0.33%) CSS
1 1 (0.33%) HTML
1 1 (0.33%) J2EE
1 1 (0.33%) Java EE
1 1 (0.33%) Mason
1 1 (0.33%) RESTful
1 1 (0.33%) Spring
1 1 (0.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.61%) User Experience
4 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.31%) NHS
4 4 (1.31%) SCORM
5 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (0.98%) Learning Management System
5 3 (0.98%) Life Science
6 2 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.33%) CMDB
7 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) FMCG
7 1 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.33%) Windows
1 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (33.44%) Business Analysis
2 82 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (13.77%) User Stories
5 25 (8.20%) Project Management
6 24 (7.87%) Waterfall
7 23 (7.54%) Scrum
8 22 (7.21%) Migration
8 22 (7.21%) Use Case
9 20 (6.56%) Data Protection
10 17 (5.57%) CRM
11 16 (5.25%) Business Process Modelling
11 16 (5.25%) Data Modelling
11 16 (5.25%) SDLC
11 16 (5.25%) UML
11 16 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (4.92%) Process Improvement
13 14 (4.59%) Risk Management
14 13 (4.26%) Change Management
14 13 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.93%) SQL
2 3 (0.98%) Java
3 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.59%) Degree
3 9 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) ISEB
5 3 (0.98%) IIBA
5 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.66%) ECDL
6 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.87%) GDPR
2 9 (2.95%) PMO
3 4 (1.31%) MiFID
4 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.98%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 22 (7.21%) SAP
2 10 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.30%) Oracle
4 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (1.31%) Saba
6 3 (0.98%) hybris
7 2 (0.66%) Cognos
7 2 (0.66%) IBM
7 2 (0.66%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.33%) ATG
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.33%) BT
8 1 (0.33%) Capita
8 1 (0.33%) Demandware
8 1 (0.33%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.33%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow