Period
to 22 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 393 497 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.86% 12.01% 12.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.83% 12.97% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 246 319
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% - -
10th Percentile £146 £163 £220
90th Percentile £516 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.54 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +53.85% -21.21%
10th Percentile £13.15 £9.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £37.20 £44.44 £37.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £14.05 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% -9.35% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,063 3,831 3,737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.45% 92.58% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 1,878 1,970
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.72% +3.44%
10th Percentile £188 £217 £258
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 102 102
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.09 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.77% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £11.25 £10.51
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £42.18
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +12.50% +2.86%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Berkshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Berkshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Berkshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Berkshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Berkshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 161 £360 -15.29% 30
Newbury -6 40 £425 -2.86% 11
Bracknell -3 35 £200 -27.27% 4
Slough -4 25 £420 +46.09% 11
Maidenhead +2 24 £425 +21.43% 3
Wokingham -1 10 £325 -18.75% 1
Thatcham -7 10 £550 +4.76%
Ascot - 6 £123 - 1
Windsor +1 4 £325 -33.33% 2
Analyst
South East

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 93 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.61%) Microsoft
3 72 (18.32%) SQL
4 69 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (15.01%) Telecoms
7 55 (13.99%) Finance
7 55 (13.99%) ITIL
8 54 (13.74%) Analytics
9 44 (11.20%) Windows
10 42 (10.69%) Oracle
10 42 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (10.43%) Business Analysis
12 39 (9.92%) Azure
12 39 (9.92%) DevOps
13 38 (9.67%) Microsoft Excel
14 36 (9.16%) Active Directory
15 35 (8.91%) Power BI
15 35 (8.91%) Power Platform
16 34 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
17 31 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (7.89%) Office 365
17 31 (7.89%) Release Management
18 30 (7.63%) Security Cleared
19 29 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 28 (7.12%) Big Data
20 28 (7.12%) ITIL V3
20 28 (7.12%) Data Lake
21 27 (6.87%) Data Analysis
22 25 (6.36%) Visual Studio

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.29%) Confluence
3 6 (1.53%) SAS
4 3 (0.76%) CMS
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.51%) IIS
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.25%) Drupal
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.25%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (9.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.02%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) Figma
Business Applications
1 19 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (3.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.51%) Maximo
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-AR
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.92%) Azure
2 35 (8.91%) Power Platform
3 31 (7.89%) Office 365
4 25 (6.36%) Data Lake Analytics
5 16 (4.07%) SaaS
6 6 (1.53%) AWS
7 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) IaaS
8 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.51%) SurveyMonkey
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) G Suite
9 1 (0.25%) GCP
9 1 (0.25%) GitHub
9 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.54%) VoIP
1 10 (2.54%) WAN
2 9 (2.29%) Firewall
2 9 (2.29%) LAN
3 7 (1.78%) Internet
4 6 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (1.53%) VPN
5 5 (1.27%) DNS
5 5 (1.27%) Wireless
6 4 (1.02%) 2G
6 4 (1.02%) 3G
6 4 (1.02%) HTTP
6 4 (1.02%) IPsec
6 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.76%) Intranet
7 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.91%) Power BI
2 29 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (7.12%) Big Data
3 28 (7.12%) Data Lake
4 9 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.76%) Essbase
8 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.76%) MS Access
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.76%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.34%) JIRA
3 17 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.27%) Selenium
5 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.76%) JMeter
6 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.25%) Appium
7 1 (0.25%) LSMW
7 1 (0.25%) ProC
7 1 (0.25%) PVCS
7 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (15.01%) Telecoms
2 55 (13.99%) Finance
3 21 (5.34%) Retail
4 12 (3.05%) Legal
5 10 (2.54%) Automotive
6 9 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.04%) Billing
8 7 (1.78%) Marketing
9 4 (1.02%) Local Government
9 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.76%) Banking
11 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.29%) HTML
2 7 (1.78%) CSS
3 6 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.27%) Sass
5 4 (1.02%) .NET
6 3 (0.76%) LDAP
6 3 (0.76%) SAML
7 2 (0.51%) Node.js
7 2 (0.51%) REST
7 2 (0.51%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.51%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.51%) Web Services
7 2 (0.51%) XML
8 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.25%) D3.js
8 1 (0.25%) HTML5
8 1 (0.25%) Pandas
8 1 (0.25%) PyQt
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.07%) User Experience
4 9 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.27%) PMI
6 4 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.02%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.76%) FMCG
7 3 (0.76%) Life Science
7 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.51%) CMDB
8 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.20%) Windows
2 22 (5.60%) Windows 10
3 18 (4.58%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.29%) Linux
5 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.02%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Unix
7 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
3 55 (13.99%) ITIL
4 54 (13.74%) Analytics
5 42 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (10.43%) Business Analysis
7 39 (9.92%) DevOps
8 31 (7.89%) Release Management
8 31 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (7.12%) ITIL V3
10 27 (6.87%) Data Analysis
11 23 (5.85%) Migration
11 23 (5.85%) Service Management
12 22 (5.60%) Project Management
13 21 (5.34%) Service Delivery
13 21 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (5.34%) Waterfall
14 19 (4.83%) CRM
14 19 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (4.58%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.32%) SQL
2 17 (4.33%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.82%) Python
4 8 (2.04%) C
4 8 (2.04%) Java
5 7 (1.78%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.78%) R
6 6 (1.53%) C#
6 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.27%) TypeScript
7 5 (1.27%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) ABAP
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.25%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.05%) Degree
5 9 (2.29%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.29%) MCP
5 9 (2.29%) MCSE
6 8 (2.04%) IIBA
6 8 (2.04%) ISEB
7 7 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.53%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.27%) CCNP
9 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.27%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.02%) CCNA
11 3 (0.76%) CBAP
11 3 (0.76%) CEH
11 3 (0.76%) CIMA
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.60%) QA
2 21 (5.34%) SLA
3 15 (3.82%) PMO
4 4 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.25%) IFRS
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) NIST
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.53%) Nessus
2 5 (1.27%) SCCM
3 4 (1.02%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 81 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.69%) Oracle
3 18 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.82%) SAP
5 14 (3.56%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.31%) Tableau
7 8 (2.04%) Okta
7 8 (2.04%) Remedy
7 8 (2.04%) Splunk
8 7 (1.78%) Qualys
9 5 (1.27%) Cisco
9 5 (1.27%) HP
10 4 (1.02%) Google
11 3 (0.76%) Apple
11 3 (0.76%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.76%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.76%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.76%) Workday
11 3 (0.76%) Zscaler