Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 24 April 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 252 175 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.53% 6.30% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.84% 6.52% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 130 211
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £321 £300 £306
90th Percentile £488 £469 £455
Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.61 £22.71 -
% change year-on-year -9.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,214 2,686 3,815
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.69% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,167 1,765 2,587
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £556 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 126
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -4.43% -3.11%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.21 £22.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +17.31% -7.14% +7.69%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in West Yorkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in West Yorkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in West Yorkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in West Yorkshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Leeds +9 180 £400 +3.23% 24
Bradford +2 22 £400 -3.03% 4
Halifax -7 13 £391 -2.19% 1
Wakefield +5 9 £250 +25.00% 1
Pudsey - 5 £290 -
Huddersfield - 1 £345 - 1
Bingley - 1 - -
Business Analyst
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 118 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (43.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 69 (27.38%) Finance
5 44 (17.46%) SDLC
6 35 (13.89%) GDPR
7 33 (13.10%) Scrum
8 28 (11.11%) User Stories
9 25 (9.92%) Software Delivery
10 20 (7.94%) Banking
11 19 (7.54%) Project Management
11 19 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (7.54%) Requirements Management
11 19 (7.54%) JIRA
12 18 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
13 17 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (6.75%) User Experience
14 16 (6.35%) Coaching
15 15 (5.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 15 (5.95%) Data Mapping
16 14 (5.56%) Migration
16 14 (5.56%) Confluence
17 13 (5.16%) Waterfall
17 13 (5.16%) Technical Architecture
18 12 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 12 (4.76%) Mentoring
18 12 (4.76%) Microsoft
18 12 (4.76%) MS Visio
18 12 (4.76%) Data Modelling
19 11 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 14 (5.56%) Confluence
2 3 (1.19%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.17%) IaaS
2 8 (3.17%) PaaS
2 8 (3.17%) SaaS
3 6 (2.38%) Trello
4 5 (1.98%) Slack
5 4 (1.59%) Office 365
6 3 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.59%) SMS
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.40%) OLAP
3 1 (0.40%) Power BI
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (7.54%) JIRA
2 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.40%) Redmine
General
1 69 (27.38%) Finance
2 20 (7.94%) Banking
3 8 (3.17%) Retail
4 7 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.38%) Legal
6 4 (1.59%) Automotive
7 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.97%) Web Services
2 3 (1.19%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.75%) User Experience
3 8 (3.17%) NHS
4 5 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.40%) FMCG
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.40%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.79%) Windows
1 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
1 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (43.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 44 (17.46%) SDLC
5 33 (13.10%) Scrum
6 28 (11.11%) User Stories
7 25 (9.92%) Software Delivery
8 19 (7.54%) Project Management
8 19 (7.54%) Requirements Management
9 18 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
10 17 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (6.35%) Coaching
12 15 (5.95%) Data Mapping
12 15 (5.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (5.56%) Migration
14 13 (5.16%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (5.16%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.76%) Data Modelling
15 12 (4.76%) Mentoring
15 12 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.79%) Java
1 2 (0.79%) SQL
2 1 (0.40%) C
2 1 (0.40%) C#
2 1 (0.40%) R
2 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.78%) IIBA
2 6 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CBAP
5 1 (0.40%) Degree
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.89%) GDPR
2 9 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.79%) PSD2
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.17%) VMware
3 3 (1.19%) Lotus
4 1 (0.40%) Datameer
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle
4 1 (0.40%) Progress
4 1 (0.40%) SAP
4 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.40%) Tableau