Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 276 305 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.58% 5.39% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 5.66% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 207 254
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £271
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 3
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £37.50 £53.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.32% -29.25% -
England median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% -

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 5,702 5,393 6,046
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.33% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,587 3,413 3,890
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £237 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 259 215
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +8.33% -8.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -13 136 £400 - 26
Cheshire -7 64 £400 - 12
Lancashire +3 36 £395 +12.86% 9
Merseyside -10 22 £358 -10.63% 5
Cumbria -5 7 £400 +9.22% 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 106 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (33.70%) Business Analysis
3 73 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (20.65%) Finance
5 47 (17.03%) User Stories
6 34 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (10.51%) CRM
8 27 (9.78%) Scrum
8 27 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (9.78%) Acceptance Criteria
9 26 (9.42%) Microsoft
10 24 (8.70%) Use Case
10 24 (8.70%) Project Management
11 23 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 22 (7.97%) Process Improvement
12 22 (7.97%) User Experience
12 22 (7.97%) Business Process Modelling
13 20 (7.25%) Degree
14 19 (6.88%) Retail
14 19 (6.88%) E-Commerce
14 19 (6.88%) Oracle
15 18 (6.52%) ERP
16 17 (6.16%) Change Management
16 17 (6.16%) Requirements Analysis
16 17 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (5.43%) Business Transformation
17 15 (5.43%) BPMN
17 15 (5.43%) MS Visio
17 15 (5.43%) Data Modelling
17 15 (5.43%) SQL

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 (1.81%) Confluence
2 3 (1.09%) Drupal
2 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.43%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.81%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) Maximo
3 1 (0.36%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.26%) SaaS
2 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.72%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
1 5 (1.81%) Ingres
1 5 (1.81%) MySQL
2 4 (1.45%) Power BI
3 2 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) DB2
4 1 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.36%) QlikView
4 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.36%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.90%) JIRA
General
1 57 (20.65%) Finance
2 19 (6.88%) Retail
3 14 (5.07%) Banking
4 9 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.90%) Billing
6 7 (2.54%) Law
7 4 (1.45%) Automotive
7 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Legal
9 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.71%) Web Services
2 7 (2.54%) XML
3 6 (2.17%) JSON
4 4 (1.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.72%) J2EE
6 1 (0.36%) .NET
6 1 (0.36%) COM
6 1 (0.36%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.97%) User Experience
3 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.17%) CCTV
4 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.72%) Fintech
7 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Life Science
7 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.36%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.81%) Windows
1 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
2 4 (1.45%) Android
3 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (33.70%) Business Analysis
3 73 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (17.03%) User Stories
5 29 (10.51%) CRM
6 27 (9.78%) Acceptance Criteria
6 27 (9.78%) Scrum
6 27 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (8.70%) Project Management
7 24 (8.70%) Use Case
8 23 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 22 (7.97%) Business Process Modelling
9 22 (7.97%) Process Improvement
10 19 (6.88%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.52%) ERP
12 17 (6.16%) Change Management
12 17 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (6.16%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (5.43%) BPMN
13 15 (5.43%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.43%) SQL
2 8 (2.90%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.54%) C#
4 2 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (7.25%) Degree
2 13 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.17%) ISEB
4 6 (2.17%) MBA
5 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.72%) CEH
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) PMO
2 3 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.88%) Oracle
3 15 (5.43%) SAP
4 8 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.09%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.72%) hybris
7 2 (0.72%) Pega
8 1 (0.36%) BMC
8 1 (0.36%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.36%) Google
8 1 (0.36%) iManage
8 1 (0.36%) Misys
8 1 (0.36%) Okta
8 1 (0.36%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Siebel
8 1 (0.36%) Tableau
8 1 (0.36%) TSYS
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter
8 1 (0.36%) Workday