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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 30 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 119 120 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.59% 4.56% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 5.04% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 70
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £113.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +152.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
2314 2379 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.31% 90.42% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1194 830
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 114
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 29 January 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 +2 28 £413 -2.94% 6
Slough -4 15 £350 +6.06% 5
Bracknell +5 6 £325 -33.33% 2
Maidenhead 0 5 £400 +28.00% 1
Hungerford - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Business Analyst
South East

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 85 (33.60%) Business Analysis
2 80 (31.62%) Finance
3 72 (28.46%) Telecoms
4 55 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (11.07%) E-Commerce
6 28 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (10.28%) Scrum
8 24 (9.49%) ISEB
9 23 (9.09%) ITIL
10 22 (8.70%) User Stories
11 19 (7.51%) SQL
11 19 (7.51%) Retail
12 18 (7.11%) Use Case
13 17 (6.72%) Project Management
13 17 (6.72%) Degree
13 17 (6.72%) eTOM
14 16 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (6.32%) CRM
15 14 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (5.53%) Migration
15 14 (5.53%) Business Transformation
16 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
16 13 (5.14%) Web Services
17 12 (4.74%) MS Visio
17 12 (4.74%) Java
17 12 (4.74%) Service Management
17 12 (4.74%) CBAP
18 11 (4.35%) Analytics

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) CMS
2 1 (0.40%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (4.74%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.37%) MS Office
3 4 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.79%) Magento
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) Agresso
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.19%) Force.com
1 3 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (2.37%) HTTP
3 5 (1.98%) MVNO
4 4 (1.58%) Broadband
5 1 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.40%) SMS
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.37%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.79%) QlikView
5 2 (0.79%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.79%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.40%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 80 (31.62%) Finance
2 72 (28.46%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.51%) Retail
4 10 (3.95%) Marketing
5 7 (2.77%) Advertising
5 7 (2.77%) Billing
6 6 (2.37%) Banking
6 6 (2.37%) Automotive
7 5 (1.98%) Legal
7 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.58%) Electronics
9 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.14%) Web Services
2 7 (2.77%) HTML
3 6 (2.37%) RESTful
4 3 (1.19%) .NET
4 3 (1.19%) Visualforce
4 3 (1.19%) Mason
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) J2EE
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.56%) User Experience
4 8 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.37%) Open Source
5 6 (2.37%) Web 2.0
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.58%) CMDB
7 4 (1.58%) DTV
8 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.19%) Kindle
9 2 (0.79%) Home Automation
9 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.79%) iPad
9 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.79%) EPoS
9 2 (0.79%) NHS
10 1 (0.40%) IVR
10 1 (0.40%) Life Science
10 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.19%) Windows
2 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.60%) Business Analysis
2 55 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (11.07%) E-Commerce
4 28 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (10.28%) Scrum
6 23 (9.09%) ITIL
7 22 (8.70%) User Stories
8 18 (7.11%) Use Case
9 17 (6.72%) Project Management
9 17 (6.72%) eTOM
10 16 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (6.32%) CRM
11 14 (5.53%) Migration
11 14 (5.53%) Business Transformation
12 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
13 12 (4.74%) Service Management
14 11 (4.35%) Analytics
15 10 (3.95%) Waterfall
16 9 (3.56%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.51%) SQL
2 12 (4.74%) Java
3 6 (2.37%) Groovy
3 6 (2.37%) Scala
4 3 (1.19%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (9.49%) ISEB
2 17 (6.72%) Degree
3 12 (4.74%) CBAP
4 5 (1.98%) ACCA
4 5 (1.98%) CIMA
4 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.58%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.40%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.77%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (3.56%) SAP
2 8 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (2.77%) Remedy
3 7 (2.77%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.98%) BMC
6 4 (1.58%) hybris
7 3 (1.19%) ATG
7 3 (1.19%) Cognos
7 3 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.19%) Sybase
7 3 (1.19%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.79%) Demandware
8 2 (0.79%) ComArch
8 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.79%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Siebel
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix
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