The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 25 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 138 142 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.37% 5.65% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 6.29% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 109 64
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£375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £34.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.30% +53.33%
Business Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2285 2256 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.91% 89.70% 90.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1076 949
Average daily rate £380 £365 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 59 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analyst across the Berkshire region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 45 £375 -6.25% 13
Slough -5 19 £384 +16.28% 4
Newbury +6 13 £375 +7.91% 1
Maidenhead +3 5 £338 -10.00% 1
Bracknell -14 2 £388 +3.33% 1
Windsor - 1 £285 -
Business Analyst
South East

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 88 (28.39%) Telecoms
2 82 (26.45%) Business Analysis
3 71 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (16.77%) Finance
6 39 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (10.65%) User Stories
9 32 (10.32%) Use Case
10 31 (10.00%) Project Management
11 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 29 (9.35%) Migration
13 27 (8.71%) Scrum
14 25 (8.06%) ITIL
14 25 (8.06%) CRM
15 23 (7.42%) SQL
16 22 (7.10%) Billing
17 21 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (5.81%) TDD
18 18 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (5.81%) Waterfall
18 18 (5.81%) SDLC
19 16 (5.16%) Data Protection
19 16 (5.16%) Security Cleared
19 16 (5.16%) ERP
19 16 (5.16%) UML
19 16 (5.16%) Oracle
20 15 (4.84%) SAP
20 15 (4.84%) MS Excel
20 15 (4.84%) BDD

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) CMS
3 5 (1.61%) Confluence
4 4 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.97%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Magnolia
Applications
1 15 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.52%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.97%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.97%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.65%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.65%) BPCS
4 1 (0.32%) HFM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (0.97%) MVNO
2 3 (0.97%) LTE
2 3 (0.97%) ATM
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) 3G
3 2 (0.65%) SDH
3 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.65%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) VPN
3 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.65%) 4G
3 2 (0.65%) VLAN
4 1 (0.32%) DMZ
4 1 (0.32%) 2G
4 1 (0.32%) Broadband
4 1 (0.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.94%) OLAP
6 5 (1.61%) DataStage
7 4 (1.29%) Big Data
7 4 (1.29%) Essbase
8 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.65%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.58%) JIRA
2 5 (1.61%) Toad
3 2 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.32%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (28.39%) Telecoms
2 52 (16.77%) Finance
3 22 (7.10%) Billing
4 13 (4.19%) Automotive
5 11 (3.55%) Retail
6 10 (3.23%) Banking
6 10 (3.23%) Advertising
7 8 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.26%) Back Office
9 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 2 (0.65%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.61%) Gherkin
2 3 (0.97%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) HTML
3 2 (0.65%) RESTful
4 1 (0.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.90%) User Experience
4 5 (1.61%) CMDB
5 3 (0.97%) GIS
5 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) Statistics
7 1 (0.32%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.32%) Online Games
7 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.32%) EPoS
7 1 (0.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.97%) UNIX
1 3 (0.97%) Windows
2 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.45%) Business Analysis
2 71 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (10.65%) User Stories
6 32 (10.32%) Use Case
7 31 (10.00%) Project Management
8 29 (9.35%) Migration
9 27 (8.71%) Scrum
10 25 (8.06%) ITIL
10 25 (8.06%) CRM
11 18 (5.81%) TDD
11 18 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (5.81%) Waterfall
11 18 (5.81%) SDLC
12 16 (5.16%) Data Protection
12 16 (5.16%) ERP
12 16 (5.16%) UML
13 15 (4.84%) BDD
14 14 (4.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.42%) SQL
2 6 (1.94%) C
3 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.65%) Java
4 2 (0.65%) Groovy
4 2 (0.65%) Scala
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.23%) ISEB
4 6 (1.94%) Degree
4 6 (1.94%) CBAP
5 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.26%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.65%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) GMP
4 1 (0.32%) GAAP
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.32%) Netcool
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.16%) Oracle
3 15 (4.84%) SAP
4 12 (3.87%) Cognos
5 11 (3.55%) Remedy
6 9 (2.90%) Informatica
7 6 (1.94%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.61%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.29%) Pega
9 4 (1.29%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.29%) Teradata
9 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.29%) HP
10 3 (0.97%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.97%) BMC
11 2 (0.65%) IBM
11 2 (0.65%) Cramer
12 1 (0.32%) Alias
12 1 (0.32%) Ab Initio
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