Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 150 143 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.62% 3.68% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.94% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 99
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.03%
10th Percentile £310 £336 £300
90th Percentile £513 £509 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £32.75 £27.40 £32.65
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.80 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +14.86% +10.45% +22.37%

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 3,854 3,628 3,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 93.48% 92.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,943 1,885 1,914
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £581
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 101 144
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.00 £41.58
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £19.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.47% +6.63% -10.00%

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 19 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 September 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 -13 44 £450 - 5
Bracknell -1 27 £395 -5.67%
Newbury +4 22 £425 -2.86%
Maidenhead +20 18 £375 -13.79%
Slough +3 12 £463 +11.45% 3
Windsor -5 1 £450 -7.69%
Wokingham -5 1 £325 -18.24%
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (40.67%) Business Analysis
2 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 29 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (16.67%) Finance
7 23 (15.33%) Scrum
7 23 (15.33%) User Stories
8 19 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (12.00%) Analytics
10 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (10.67%) Use Case
11 16 (10.67%) Waterfall
11 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
12 15 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
12 15 (10.00%) SDLC
13 14 (9.33%) ITIL
13 14 (9.33%) Retail
14 13 (8.67%) CRM
15 12 (8.00%) Project Management
15 12 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (7.33%) QA
17 10 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (6.67%) DevOps
17 10 (6.67%) Data Privacy
18 9 (6.00%) Workshop Facilitation
18 9 (6.00%) Business Process Mapping
18 9 (6.00%) MS Visio
18 9 (6.00%) SQL

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 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.33%) Confluence
3 3 (2.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) NetSuite
1 3 (2.00%) SAP MM
1 3 (2.00%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.33%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.33%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.33%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.33%) SAP QM
2 2 (1.33%) Sonata
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Azure
2 5 (3.33%) Office 365
3 4 (2.67%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.00%) SaaS
5 2 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.33%) GCP
5 2 (1.33%) PaaS
5 2 (1.33%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) Google Sheets
6 1 (0.67%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.67%) LAN
1 4 (2.67%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (2.67%) WAN
2 3 (2.00%) Internet
2 3 (2.00%) VoIP
3 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.33%) Wireless
4 1 (0.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) Big Data
1 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.33%) Power BI
1 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.67%) BigQuery
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) GIS
2 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.67%) HBase
2 1 (0.67%) HDInsight
2 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.67%) Spatial Data
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.67%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (16.67%) Finance
3 14 (9.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.67%) Banking
5 5 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.00%) Legal
7 2 (1.33%) Automotive
7 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.67%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) REST
3 1 (0.67%) CSS
3 1 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.67%) Life Science
4 5 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.00%) FMCG
5 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (1.33%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.33%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.67%) CMDB
7 1 (0.67%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.67%) LIMS
7 1 (0.67%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.67%) NGOSS
7 1 (0.67%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.00%) Linux
2 2 (1.33%) Windows
3 1 (0.67%) Unix
3 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.67%) Business Analysis
2 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (15.33%) Scrum
4 23 (15.33%) User Stories
5 19 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (12.00%) Analytics
7 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (10.67%) Use Case
8 16 (10.67%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 15 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.00%) SDLC
10 14 (9.33%) ITIL
11 13 (8.67%) CRM
12 12 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (8.00%) Project Management
13 10 (6.67%) Data Privacy
13 10 (6.67%) DevOps
14 9 (6.00%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.00%) SQL
2 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.33%) Degree
1 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.00%) ISEB
3 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.33%) HNC
4 2 (1.33%) HND
5 1 (0.67%) CBAP
5 1 (0.67%) CCA
5 1 (0.67%) IIBA
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.67%) MBA
5 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) GDPR
2 4 (2.67%) PMO
3 3 (2.00%) GxP
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle
3 6 (4.00%) SAP
4 3 (2.00%) Google
4 3 (2.00%) Informatica
5 2 (1.33%) JDA
5 2 (1.33%) Pega
5 2 (1.33%) Tableau
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe
6 1 (0.67%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.67%) Apple
6 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.67%) BMC
6 1 (0.67%) Casewise
6 1 (0.67%) Citrix
6 1 (0.67%) LabVantage
6 1 (0.67%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.67%) Remedy
6 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow