The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 28 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 42 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.67% 4.59% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.03% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 18
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£400 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £291 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -14.98%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 875 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.78% 91.34% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 379 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 17 (25.37%) Business Analysis
3 8 (11.94%) CRM
4 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.45%) User Stories
5 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) Degree
5 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
5 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.96%) SQL
5 6 (8.96%) Project Management
5 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.96%) ISEB
5 6 (8.96%) Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
6 5 (7.46%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) Change Management
7 3 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (4.48%) Games
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.48%) Banking
7 3 (4.48%) IBM
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.48%) HP
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 3 (4.48%) MS Office
7 3 (4.48%) Windows
7 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
7 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
1 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Billing
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Statistics
1 3 (4.48%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.49%) FMCG
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.49%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Business Analysis
2 8 (11.94%) CRM
3 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.45%) User Stories
4 6 (8.96%) Analytics
4 6 (8.96%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.46%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) Migration
6 3 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) Web Analytics
6 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.48%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.99%) BDD
7 2 (2.99%) SIEM
7 2 (2.99%) Data Mapping
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) VBA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) ISEB
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
1 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) IBM
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.48%) HP
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.99%) Cognos
3 1 (1.49%) Manugistics
3 1 (1.49%) Casewise
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