The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Analysis
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.86% 0.99% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.22% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £550 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +85.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +41.58% -21.05%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 201 82 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 86.64% 81.19% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 34 44
Median daily rate £413 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £108 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £21.61 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.03% -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Northern Ireland

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Murex
2 1 (20.00%) FpML
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Murex MxML
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Murex Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Murex MxML Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Research Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Murex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) FpML
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Murex