The median contractor rate for a Business Systems Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business System Analyst
England / North West
Rank 118 141 135
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 19 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 6
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £320 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00

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 2433 3598 3306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.26% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 2142 1745
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 176 196
Median hourly rate £16.50 £26.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.69% +41.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Business Systems Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Systems Analyst in the North West

Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Systems Analyst in the North West

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Systems Analyst in the North West

Business Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Systems Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Systems Analyst in the North West

Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 7 £375 -28.57% 1
Cheshire +31 5 £381 -1.61% 1
Lancashire +24 4 £338 +68.75%
Merseyside 0 2 £415 +7.09%
Business Systems Analyst
England

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Use Case
3 6 (25.00%) User Stories
3 6 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 6 (25.00%) Data Management
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) UML
5 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Retail
5 3 (12.50%) ResourceLink
5 3 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 3 (12.50%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (8.33%) User Experience
6 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Case Management
6 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Mingle
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ResourceLink
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.17%) FMCG
5 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) AIX
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Use Case
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Data Management
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) User Stories
3 4 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (12.50%) Master Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Case Management
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) APMP
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.17%) Yardi