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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 30 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 134 153 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.36% 5.42% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.86% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 96 106
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £290 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +75.59%
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
2333 2613 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.39% 92.53% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1361 1280
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 100
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 48 £377 -0.06% 4
Bracknell -2 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Maidenhead +9 9 £374 -16.94%
Newbury +9 6 £413 +17.85%
Slough -5 6 £350 -9.67% 4
Wokingham -5 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Business Analyst
South East

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 84 (37.17%) Business Analysis
2 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (23.01%) Finance
5 51 (22.57%) Telecoms
6 35 (15.49%) Waterfall
7 30 (13.27%) User Stories
8 28 (12.39%) Data Protection
9 24 (10.62%) CRM
10 23 (10.18%) Project Management
11 22 (9.73%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (9.29%) Retail
13 20 (8.85%) Business Process Mapping
14 19 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (7.96%) Migration
15 18 (7.96%) Management Information System
16 17 (7.52%) Business Transformation
17 16 (7.08%) Use Case
17 16 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (7.08%) Degree
18 13 (5.75%) SAP
18 13 (5.75%) ISEB
19 12 (5.31%) MS Visio
19 12 (5.31%) SQL
19 12 (5.31%) UML
19 12 (5.31%) BPMN
19 12 (5.31%) Security Cleared
19 12 (5.31%) SDLC
20 11 (4.87%) Scrum

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.77%) CMS
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.31%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.65%) HFM
3 4 (1.77%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.77%) SAP CCM
4 3 (1.33%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.88%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.44%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.33%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.44%) Force.com
3 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) MVNO
2 2 (0.88%) SMS
3 1 (0.44%) LAN
3 1 (0.44%) NAS
3 1 (0.44%) SAN
3 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.88%) Big Data
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (23.01%) Finance
2 51 (22.57%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.29%) Retail
4 10 (4.42%) Marketing
5 6 (2.65%) Advertising
5 6 (2.65%) Legal
6 5 (2.21%) Automotive
7 4 (1.77%) Banking
7 4 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.77%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Billing
8 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.44%) REST
3 1 (0.44%) SOAP
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.98%) User Experience
5 3 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.33%) Life Science
6 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.44%) CMDB
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.44%) EPoS
7 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.44%) FMCG
7 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.33%) Unix
2 2 (0.88%) Windows
3 1 (0.44%) VMS
3 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (37.17%) Business Analysis
2 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (15.49%) Waterfall
5 30 (13.27%) User Stories
6 28 (12.39%) Data Protection
7 24 (10.62%) CRM
8 23 (10.18%) Project Management
9 20 (8.85%) Business Process Mapping
10 19 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (7.96%) Migration
12 17 (7.52%) Business Transformation
13 16 (7.08%) Use Case
13 16 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (5.31%) BPMN
14 12 (5.31%) SDLC
14 12 (5.31%) UML
15 11 (4.87%) Scrum
16 10 (4.42%) Data Analysis
16 10 (4.42%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.31%) SQL
2 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.08%) Degree
2 13 (5.75%) ISEB
3 12 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.21%) ACCA
5 5 (2.21%) CIMA
5 5 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.77%) CBAP
7 1 (0.44%) IIBA
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.65%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (9.73%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (5.75%) SAP
3 10 (4.42%) Oracle
4 6 (2.65%) Hyperion
4 6 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.21%) Marketo
6 3 (1.33%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.88%) ATG
7 2 (0.88%) Concur
7 2 (0.88%) Endeca
7 2 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe
8 1 (0.44%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.44%) EMC
8 1 (0.44%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.44%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.44%) Teradata
8 1 (0.44%) Tripwire
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