The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 38 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 33 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.65% 3.99% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 4.38% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £319 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 1004 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.06% 91.02% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 527 373
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Business Analysis
3 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.39%) ISEB
4 10 (16.39%) Project Management
5 8 (13.11%) Migration
5 8 (13.11%) User Stories
6 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.84%) Web Services
7 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.20%) Open Source
8 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
9 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
9 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.56%) Change Management
9 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
9 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.56%) QA
10 3 (4.92%) Scrum
10 3 (4.92%) MS Office
10 3 (4.92%) CRM
10 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.28%) ERP
11 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.28%) UML
11 2 (3.28%) PeopleSoft

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.64%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Broadband
1 1 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) French Language
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Open Source
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
1 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Business Analysis
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Project Management
4 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 8 (13.11%) User Stories
5 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
7 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.56%) Change Management
8 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Scrum
9 3 (4.92%) CRM
9 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.28%) ERP
10 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.28%) UML
10 2 (3.28%) Identity Management
10 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
1 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (3.28%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft