Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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.

Business Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 136 170 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.34% 4.18% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 4.55% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 117 119
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +14.86%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £279
90th Percentile £548 £515 £489
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £51.70 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.10 £28.00 £30.19
% change year-on-year +68.21% -7.25% +16.24%

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 3,761 3,736 3,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.45% 91.86% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,837 1,974 1,985
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £215 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.49% +5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 101 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.59 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £20.38 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.86% -7.89%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business 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 Business Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 -30 33 £475 +11.76% 3
Bracknell +13 29 £380 +1.33% 3
Newbury +14 22 £450 - 3
Slough -15 7 £381 +1.67% 5
Wokingham -6 6 £469 +25.00%
Windsor +8 5 £488 +8.33%
Maidenhead -2 2 £425 +5.26% 2
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (38.24%) Business Analysis
2 31 (22.79%) Finance
3 30 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (14.71%) User Experience
5 18 (13.24%) SAP
6 16 (11.76%) Use Case
6 16 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
7 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
8 14 (10.29%) Oracle
8 14 (10.29%) Change Management
8 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (10.29%) User Stories
9 13 (9.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (8.09%) Retail
10 11 (8.09%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
11 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
12 9 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.62%) Marketing
12 9 (6.62%) Analytics
12 9 (6.62%) ERP
12 9 (6.62%) MS Visio
12 9 (6.62%) Scrum
12 9 (6.62%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.88%) Data Security
13 8 (5.88%) ISEB
13 8 (5.88%) Wireframes
14 7 (5.15%) Acceptance Criteria

Business 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 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.47%) CMS
2 2 (1.47%) Confluence
2 2 (1.47%) Drupal
2 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.21%) InVision
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.47%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.47%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.47%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) Office 365
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 3 (2.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) 3G
1 2 (1.47%) 4G
1 2 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (1.47%) Skype
1 2 (1.47%) SMS
1 2 (1.47%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.74%) Broadband
2 1 (0.74%) LAN
2 1 (0.74%) Network Security
2 1 (0.74%) VoIP
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.74%) MS Access
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.09%) Retail
4 9 (6.62%) Marketing
5 5 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.21%) Banking
6 3 (2.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) Middleware
2 3 (2.21%) Flash
2 3 (2.21%) HTML
3 2 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) User Experience
2 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.21%) Life Science
4 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing Technology
4 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.21%) Social Media
5 2 (1.47%) CMDB
5 2 (1.47%) EPoS
5 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.74%) Windows
1 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.24%) Business Analysis
2 30 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (11.76%) Use Case
4 16 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
5 14 (10.29%) Change Management
5 14 (10.29%) User Stories
6 13 (9.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (8.09%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (6.62%) Analytics
8 9 (6.62%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.62%) ERP
8 9 (6.62%) Scrum
8 9 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.88%) Data Security
9 8 (5.88%) Wireframes
10 7 (5.15%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (5.15%) CRM
10 7 (5.15%) UML
10 7 (5.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.21%) Java
2 2 (1.47%) PHP
2 2 (1.47%) SQL
3 1 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.88%) ISEB
3 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.47%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) ACCA
6 1 (0.74%) CIMA
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) GDPR
2 3 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) SAP
2 14 (10.29%) Oracle
3 11 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.68%) Workday
6 4 (2.94%) JDA
7 2 (1.47%) BMC
7 2 (1.47%) Google
7 2 (1.47%) Remedy
8 1 (0.74%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.74%) Callidus
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix
8 1 (0.74%) CODA
8 1 (0.74%) Concur
8 1 (0.74%) Mitel
8 1 (0.74%) Pardot
8 1 (0.74%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.74%) Siebel
8 1 (0.74%) Teradata