Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 289 317 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.31% 5.17% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 5.48% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 247 452
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £325 £273 £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 6 3 3
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £53.00 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.60% -4.50% +66.92%
10th Percentile £24.06 £46.60 £45.79
90th Percentile £51.88 £54.60 £71.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.77% -9.72%

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 5,203 5,785 8,034
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 94.40% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,316 3,726 4,842
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £238 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 217 396
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.64 £47.50 £47.86
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 0 129 £400 +6.67% 42
Cheshire -2 86 £413 +10.00% 14
Merseyside +11 25 £400 -20.00% 6
Lancashire -1 17 £386 +3.00% 7
Cumbria 0 8 £426 -18.81%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 86 (29.76%) Business Analysis
2 84 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (27.68%) Finance
4 67 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (13.49%) Banking
6 36 (12.46%) User Stories
7 29 (10.03%) Project Management
8 28 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (9.34%) Waterfall
10 25 (8.65%) SAP
11 23 (7.96%) Process Improvement
12 22 (7.61%) Use Case
12 22 (7.61%) Retail
13 19 (6.57%) Scrum
13 19 (6.57%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.57%) GDPR
14 18 (6.23%) Migration
14 18 (6.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (5.54%) CRM
16 15 (5.19%) Data Modelling
16 15 (5.19%) Business Process Modelling
17 14 (4.84%) User Experience
18 13 (4.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 13 (4.50%) Acceptance Criteria
18 13 (4.50%) Retail Banking
18 13 (4.50%) Security Cleared
18 13 (4.50%) Change Management
19 11 (3.81%) Data Management
19 11 (3.81%) MS Visio
19 11 (3.81%) Microsoft

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 5 (1.73%) Confluence
2 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) SAS
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.42%) SAP CO
1 7 (2.42%) SAP FI
1 7 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.04%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.69%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (1.04%) Veeva
2 2 (0.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.69%) Slack
2 2 (0.69%) Trello
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.73%) SMS
2 2 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.04%) Big Data
2 2 (0.69%) Essbase
2 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.35%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) JIRA
General
1 80 (27.68%) Finance
2 39 (13.49%) Banking
3 22 (7.61%) Retail
4 13 (4.50%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.11%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.77%) Legal
6 8 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.04%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Front Office
9 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.04%) Web Services
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
2 1 (0.35%) CSS
2 1 (0.35%) HTML
2 1 (0.35%) Mason
2 1 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.84%) User Experience
3 10 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.38%) NHS
4 4 (1.38%) SCORM
5 3 (1.04%) EFT
5 3 (1.04%) EFTPOS
5 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.04%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.04%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.69%) IVR
7 1 (0.35%) CMDB
7 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) FMCG
7 1 (0.35%) Life Science
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.35%) Windows
1 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (29.76%) Business Analysis
2 84 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (12.46%) User Stories
5 29 (10.03%) Project Management
6 27 (9.34%) Waterfall
7 23 (7.96%) Process Improvement
8 22 (7.61%) Use Case
9 19 (6.57%) E-Commerce
9 19 (6.57%) Scrum
10 18 (6.23%) Migration
10 18 (6.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (5.54%) CRM
12 15 (5.19%) Business Process Modelling
12 15 (5.19%) Data Modelling
13 13 (4.50%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (4.50%) Change Management
13 13 (4.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 11 (3.81%) Data Management
14 11 (3.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.42%) SQL
2 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.35%) C
3 1 (0.35%) C#
3 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (4.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.46%) Degree
3 9 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) ISEB
4 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.69%) ECDL
6 1 (0.35%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.57%) GDPR
2 9 (3.11%) PMO
3 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.04%) MiFID
4 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.69%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (8.65%) SAP
2 11 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.42%) Oracle
4 5 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.38%) Saba
6 3 (1.04%) hybris
6 3 (1.04%) iManage
6 3 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.69%) Capita
7 2 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.35%) ATG
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos
8 1 (0.35%) Demandware
8 1 (0.35%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.35%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.35%) Siemens
8 1 (0.35%) Workday