The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Business Analysis
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 53 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 51 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.78% 3.22% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 4.03% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 24
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £28.25 £43.43
% change year-on-year +25.66% -34.95%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1488 1886 1951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.13% 79.81% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1038 972
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Berkshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Berkshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Berkshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Berkshire

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 10 £425 +11.54% 3
Maidenhead +5 9 £300 -19.46% 4
Bracknell +10 4 £395 +12.85% 1
Slough +6 4 £459 +1.94% 2
Newbury +2 4 £438 -12.50%
Windsor - 3 £425 -
Wokingham +5 2 - -
Business Analysis
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 24 (23.08%) Finance
5 21 (20.19%) Project Management
6 18 (17.31%) ERP
7 16 (15.38%) User Stories
8 14 (13.46%) SAP
8 14 (13.46%) Retail
9 13 (12.50%) SDLC
10 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
11 11 (10.58%) Degree
12 10 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (8.65%) Scrum
14 8 (7.69%) CRM
14 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
14 8 (7.69%) Marketing
14 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (6.73%) Life Science
15 7 (6.73%) Migration
16 6 (5.77%) Business Change Management
16 6 (5.77%) Billing
16 6 (5.77%) Validation
16 6 (5.77%) ITIL
16 6 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (5.77%) Change Management
17 5 (4.81%) Data Analysis
17 5 (4.81%) PgMP

Business Analysis
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 3 (2.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) NetSuite
2 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.92%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.96%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.96%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.96%) Essbase
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) MorphX
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (23.08%) Finance
3 14 (13.46%) Retail
4 8 (7.69%) Marketing
5 6 (5.77%) Billing
5 6 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Back Office
8 1 (0.96%) Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (66.35%) Analyst
2 61 (58.65%) Business Analyst
3 15 (14.42%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.58%) Project Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Telecoms Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Business IT Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Business Manager
6 7 (6.73%) Digital Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) IT Business Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Systems Integrator
8 5 (4.81%) Data Business Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) ERP Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) ERP Business Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Technical Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Telecoms Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Business Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) .NET
1 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.96%) EDI
1 1 (0.96%) Middleware
1 1 (0.96%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Life Science
3 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.92%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) CESG
5 1 (0.96%) IVR
5 1 (0.96%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (20.19%) Project Management
4 18 (17.31%) ERP
5 16 (15.38%) User Stories
6 13 (12.50%) SDLC
7 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (8.65%) Scrum
10 8 (7.69%) CRM
10 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.73%) Migration
12 6 (5.77%) Business Change Management
12 6 (5.77%) Change Management
12 6 (5.77%) ITIL
12 6 (5.77%) Validation
13 5 (4.81%) Business Process Analysis
13 5 (4.81%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) C
2 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 5 (4.81%) PgMP
2 5 (4.81%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.85%) ISEB
3 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.96%) AAT
5 1 (0.96%) ACCA
5 1 (0.96%) CIMA
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) IIBA
5 1 (0.96%) PMP
5 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) PMO
2 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) GDPR
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) SAP
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Cisco
3 4 (3.85%) hybris
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.85%) Siebel
4 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.92%) Workday
5 1 (0.96%) Elavon
5 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.96%) Infor
5 1 (0.96%) Informatica
5 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.96%) JDA
5 1 (0.96%) Saba
5 1 (0.96%) Sage
5 1 (0.96%) Twitter
5 1 (0.96%) Verint