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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 32 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 136 113 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.41% 4.32% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.00% 4.69% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 67 64
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -22.53%
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
2268 2407 2615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.29% 92.12% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1166 981
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 97 110
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 28 £405 +15.71% 15
Slough +8 27 £350 -9.67% 4
Bracknell +7 10 £438 +18.24% 1
Newbury -1 9 £360 -12.72%
Maidenhead +4 8 £350 - 3
Windsor +2 6 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Business Analyst
South East

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 112 (39.30%) Business Analysis
2 83 (29.12%) Finance
3 71 (24.91%) Telecoms
4 65 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (12.63%) E-Commerce
7 29 (10.18%) Scrum
7 29 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (8.77%) User Stories
8 25 (8.77%) ISEB
8 25 (8.77%) Degree
9 24 (8.42%) Project Management
10 21 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.02%) Use Case
11 20 (7.02%) Retail
11 20 (7.02%) ITIL
12 18 (6.32%) Migration
12 18 (6.32%) Marketing
13 17 (5.96%) eTOM
13 17 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (5.61%) SQL
15 15 (5.26%) CRM
15 15 (5.26%) Billing
16 14 (4.91%) Systems Analysis
16 14 (4.91%) Java
16 14 (4.91%) Service Management
17 13 (4.56%) PRINCE2
18 12 (4.21%) UML
18 12 (4.21%) MS Office
18 12 (4.21%) B2C

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.70%) Commerce Server
2 2 (0.70%) CMS
2 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (4.21%) MS Office
2 10 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.81%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Agresso
4 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.70%) Force.com
1 2 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (1.40%) MVNO
2 4 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
4 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.40%) MS Access
4 3 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.05%) Big Data
5 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.70%) QlikView
5 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) OLAP
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (4.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 83 (29.12%) Finance
2 71 (24.91%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.02%) Retail
4 18 (6.32%) Marketing
5 15 (5.26%) Billing
6 9 (3.16%) Advertising
7 7 (2.46%) French Language
7 7 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.11%) Legal
8 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.75%) Electronics
10 3 (1.05%) Automotive
10 3 (1.05%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.05%) Local Government
10 3 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.05%) Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.51%) Web Services
2 6 (2.11%) .NET
3 5 (1.75%) J2EE
3 5 (1.75%) SOAP
3 5 (1.75%) HTML
4 3 (1.05%) RESTful
5 2 (0.70%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.70%) Mason
6 1 (0.35%) XHTML
6 1 (0.35%) Middleware
6 1 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.86%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.75%) DTV
4 5 (1.75%) User Experience
5 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.40%) CMDB
5 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.40%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.40%) Open Source
5 4 (1.40%) NHS
6 3 (1.05%) Kindle
6 3 (1.05%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.70%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.70%) FMCG
7 2 (0.70%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.70%) Home Automation
7 2 (0.70%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.70%) iPad
7 2 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.11%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
3 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.35%) UNIX
4 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (39.30%) Business Analysis
2 65 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (12.63%) E-Commerce
5 29 (10.18%) Scrum
6 25 (8.77%) User Stories
7 24 (8.42%) Project Management
8 21 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.02%) ITIL
9 20 (7.02%) Use Case
10 18 (6.32%) Migration
11 17 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.96%) eTOM
12 15 (5.26%) CRM
13 14 (4.91%) Service Management
13 14 (4.91%) Systems Analysis
14 13 (4.56%) PRINCE2
15 12 (4.21%) UML
15 12 (4.21%) B2C
15 12 (4.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.61%) SQL
2 14 (4.91%) Java
3 3 (1.05%) Groovy
3 3 (1.05%) Scala
4 2 (0.70%) Apex Code
4 2 (0.70%) PHP
4 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.70%) VBA
5 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (8.77%) ISEB
1 25 (8.77%) Degree
2 12 (4.21%) CBAP
3 8 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.75%) ACCA
5 5 (1.75%) CIMA
6 3 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.35%) AAT
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) QA
2 4 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (3.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (3.51%) Business Objects
3 8 (2.81%) SAP
4 6 (2.11%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (2.11%) Remedy
5 5 (1.75%) Siebel
5 5 (1.75%) hybris
6 4 (1.40%) Oracle
6 4 (1.40%) IBM
6 4 (1.40%) BMC
6 4 (1.40%) ATG
7 2 (0.70%) Casewise
7 2 (0.70%) HP
7 2 (0.70%) CODA
7 2 (0.70%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.70%) ComArch
7 2 (0.70%) Demandware
8 1 (0.35%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.35%) iSOFT
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