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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 31 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 138 115 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.33% 4.61% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.99% 5.03% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 71 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £36.44
% change year-on-year
+13.32% -17.67%
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
2303 2286 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.88% 91.59% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1142 994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 119
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.88 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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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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 0 30 £421 +12.33% 15
Slough +8 27 £350 -0.70% 8
Maidenhead +7 8 £394 +26.00% 1
Bracknell 0 8 £425 - 2
Newbury -3 7 £275 -35.29% 3
Windsor 0 6 - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Business Analyst
South East

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 106 (39.85%) Business Analysis
2 84 (31.58%) Finance
3 67 (25.19%) Telecoms
4 55 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (14.66%) E-Commerce
6 35 (13.16%) Scrum
7 30 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (9.02%) ISEB
9 23 (8.65%) ITIL
9 23 (8.65%) Degree
10 20 (7.52%) Retail
10 20 (7.52%) User Stories
11 19 (7.14%) Migration
12 18 (6.77%) SQL
12 18 (6.77%) Use Case
12 18 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (6.39%) Marketing
13 17 (6.39%) Billing
13 17 (6.39%) Project Management
14 14 (5.26%) Service Management
14 14 (5.26%) CRM
14 14 (5.26%) JIRA
14 14 (5.26%) eTOM
15 13 (4.89%) Systems Analysis
15 13 (4.89%) B2C
16 12 (4.51%) MS Office
16 12 (4.51%) Mobile App
16 12 (4.51%) Analytics

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 8 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.75%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.51%) MS Office
2 10 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.26%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 5 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Agresso
4 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Force.com
1 3 (1.13%) SaaS
1 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.76%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (1.88%) HTTP
3 4 (1.50%) MVNO
3 4 (1.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) Broadband
4 1 (0.38%) SMS
4 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.88%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.13%) Big Data
6 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.75%) QlikView
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.75%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) OLAP
7 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.38%) MS Access
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 14 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 84 (31.58%) Finance
2 67 (25.19%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.52%) Retail
4 17 (6.39%) Marketing
4 17 (6.39%) Billing
5 11 (4.14%) Advertising
6 7 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.63%) French Language
7 6 (2.26%) Electronics
8 5 (1.88%) Legal
9 3 (1.13%) Automotive
9 3 (1.13%) Local Government
9 3 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.13%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.13%) Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.01%) Web Services
2 6 (2.26%) HTML
3 5 (1.88%) RESTful
4 3 (1.13%) Mason
4 3 (1.13%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.38%) Middleware
6 1 (0.38%) J2EE
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.63%) User Experience
3 7 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.26%) DTV
5 5 (1.88%) Web 2.0
5 5 (1.88%) CMDB
6 3 (1.13%) NHS
6 3 (1.13%) Kindle
7 2 (0.75%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.75%) Home Automation
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
7 2 (0.75%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.75%) Life Science
8 1 (0.38%) GIS
8 1 (0.38%) FMCG
8 1 (0.38%) Social Media
8 1 (0.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.13%) Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.85%) Business Analysis
2 55 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (14.66%) E-Commerce
4 35 (13.16%) Scrum
5 24 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (8.65%) ITIL
7 20 (7.52%) User Stories
8 19 (7.14%) Migration
9 18 (6.77%) Use Case
9 18 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (6.39%) Project Management
11 14 (5.26%) Service Management
11 14 (5.26%) CRM
11 14 (5.26%) eTOM
12 13 (4.89%) Systems Analysis
12 13 (4.89%) B2C
13 12 (4.51%) Analytics
14 11 (4.14%) PRINCE2
15 9 (3.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.77%) SQL
2 11 (4.14%) Java
3 5 (1.88%) Groovy
3 5 (1.88%) Scala
4 3 (1.13%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.75%) VBA
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (9.02%) ISEB
2 23 (8.65%) Degree
3 11 (4.14%) CBAP
4 6 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.88%) ACCA
5 5 (1.88%) CIMA
5 5 (1.88%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.38%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (3.38%) Microsoft
1 9 (3.38%) SAP
2 8 (3.01%) Business Objects
3 6 (2.26%) Remedy
3 6 (2.26%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (1.88%) Oracle
4 5 (1.88%) BMC
4 5 (1.88%) hybris
5 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.50%) ATG
6 3 (1.13%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.13%) Sybase
6 3 (1.13%) Cognos
7 2 (0.75%) Demandware
7 2 (0.75%) ComArch
7 2 (0.75%) CODA
7 2 (0.75%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix
8 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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