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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 36 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 40 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.96% 3.54% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 4.03% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 13
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£375 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £24.75 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+58.58% -22.95%
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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
927 894 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.87% 87.91% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 446 261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.34 £175.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.43%) Finance
3 16 (21.62%) Business Analysis
4 14 (18.92%) Project Management
5 13 (17.57%) Migration
6 12 (16.22%) User Stories
7 10 (13.51%) Scrum
8 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
8 9 (12.16%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.81%) CRM
10 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.11%) Data Migration
11 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
11 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.11%) Degree
11 6 (8.11%) QA
11 6 (8.11%) Web Services
12 5 (6.76%) Banking
12 5 (6.76%) Open Source
13 4 (5.41%) Change Management
13 4 (5.41%) SAP
13 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
13 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
14 3 (4.05%) SQL
14 3 (4.05%) UML
14 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (4.05%) Management Information System

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.70%) CMS
1 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Agresso
2 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.35%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.35%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (1.35%) DMZ
2 1 (1.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.35%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.35%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.35%) QlikView
3 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) JIRA
1 2 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Open Source
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
5 1 (1.35%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Windows
1 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.62%) Business Analysis
3 14 (18.92%) Project Management
4 13 (17.57%) Migration
5 12 (16.22%) User Stories
6 10 (13.51%) Scrum
7 9 (12.16%) Waterfall
7 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.81%) CRM
8 8 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.11%) Data Migration
9 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Change Management
11 3 (4.05%) UML
11 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.05%) Web Development
11 3 (4.05%) Use Case
11 3 (4.05%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (4.05%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
1 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle
2 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.35%) HP