Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 325 314 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.29% 5.55% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.88% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 215 333
North West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £319 £275 £232
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 10
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.51% -
10th Percentile £19.70 £42.50 £42.83
90th Percentile £64.38 £53.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96% -11.93%

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 5,847 5,337 7,288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 94.38% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,632 3,238 4,445
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £248
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 284 308
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.59% +15.84% +3.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -8 160 £388 +3.33% 35
Cheshire -8 72 £425 +6.25% 11
Lancashire +11 47 £375 +7.14% 5
Merseyside +5 17 £450 +9.09% 2
Cumbria +4 14 £375 - 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 117 (36.00%) Business Analysis
2 106 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (25.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (18.15%) Finance
5 46 (14.15%) Project Management
6 42 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (12.00%) User Stories
8 31 (9.54%) Legal
9 29 (8.92%) E-Commerce
10 28 (8.62%) Workflow
10 28 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (8.31%) Data Analysis
11 27 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (7.69%) Use Case
12 25 (7.69%) CRM
13 24 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
13 24 (7.38%) Law
13 24 (7.38%) Scrum
13 24 (7.38%) Process Improvement
14 23 (7.08%) Degree
14 23 (7.08%) Microsoft
15 22 (6.77%) Banking
16 21 (6.46%) Retail
16 21 (6.46%) MS Visio
16 21 (6.46%) Test Scripting
17 20 (6.15%) Waterfall
17 20 (6.15%) Management Information System
18 19 (5.85%) SAP
18 19 (5.85%) Case Management
19 17 (5.23%) PRINCE2

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 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.46%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.23%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.62%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) SaaS
2 3 (0.92%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.62%) FinancialForce
3 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.46%) Skype
2 7 (2.15%) SMS
3 2 (0.62%) Firewall
3 2 (0.62%) PBX
3 2 (0.62%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.31%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.23%) Power BI
2 3 (0.92%) SAP BW
2 3 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) GIS
4 1 (0.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 59 (18.15%) Finance
2 31 (9.54%) Legal
3 24 (7.38%) Law
4 22 (6.77%) Banking
5 21 (6.46%) Retail
6 5 (1.54%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Local Government
8 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.62%) Automotive
9 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) Node.js
1 3 (0.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.31%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (0.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.31%) User Experience
4 7 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.23%) Kindle
5 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.92%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.92%) iPad
7 2 (0.62%) CMDB
7 2 (0.62%) Fintech
7 2 (0.62%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.31%) Life Science
8 1 (0.31%) Online Games
8 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.31%) Robotics
8 1 (0.31%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.54%) Android
1 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.23%) Windows
3 2 (0.62%) Linux
3 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.00%) Business Analysis
2 106 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (25.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (14.15%) Project Management
5 39 (12.00%) User Stories
6 29 (8.92%) E-Commerce
7 28 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (8.62%) Workflow
8 27 (8.31%) Data Analysis
8 27 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (7.69%) CRM
9 25 (7.69%) Use Case
10 24 (7.38%) Process Improvement
10 24 (7.38%) Scrum
11 21 (6.46%) Test Scripting
12 20 (6.15%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.85%) Case Management
14 17 (5.23%) PRINCE2
15 16 (4.92%) Change Management
15 16 (4.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.77%) JavaScript
1 9 (2.77%) SQL
2 6 (1.85%) C#
3 2 (0.62%) C++
4 1 (0.31%) C
4 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (7.08%) Degree
2 17 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.23%) ISEB
4 4 (1.23%) MBA
5 3 (0.92%) CBAP
6 2 (0.62%) IIBA
7 1 (0.31%) ACCA
7 1 (0.31%) APMP
7 1 (0.31%) CEH
7 1 (0.31%) CIMA
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.31%) GDPR
1 14 (4.31%) PMO
2 3 (0.92%) IFRS
2 3 (0.92%) IFRS 9
2 3 (0.92%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) FATCA
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) SCCM
1 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.85%) SAP
3 8 (2.46%) Oracle
4 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.92%) Blue Prism
6 3 (0.92%) Capita
6 3 (0.92%) Pega
7 2 (0.62%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.62%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.62%) TSYS
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix
8 1 (0.31%) Google
8 1 (0.31%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) JDA
8 1 (0.31%) Siebel
8 1 (0.31%) Tableau
8 1 (0.31%) Twitter