Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 5 June 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.

Business Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 44 41
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 94 173 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.74% 4.26% 4.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 4.51% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 101 117
Median daily rate £430 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £333
90th Percentile £500 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.10 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.40% -25.37%
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +100.00% -26.17% +16.41%

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 1,858 3,836 3,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.44% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 1,909 1,906
Median daily rate £446 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.87% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.09 £55.88 £44.55
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.40 £18.11
% change year-on-year -11.83% +23.69% +3.49%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Berkshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in Berkshire.

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 5 June 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 +10 46 £446 -3.68%
Newbury -13 15 £438 -2.78%
Bracknell +21 8 £423 +14.97%
Slough +5 7 £435 -3.33%
Maidenhead +15 4 £438 +16.67%
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Business Analysis
3 20 (21.28%) User Stories
4 19 (20.21%) Telecoms
5 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 17 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (18.09%) Requirements Gathering
7 16 (17.02%) Scrum
8 14 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (14.89%) Analytics
9 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (12.77%) Workshop Facilitation
10 12 (12.77%) Migration
11 11 (11.70%) Finance
11 11 (11.70%) Data Modelling
11 11 (11.70%) Use Case
12 10 (10.64%) JIRA
12 10 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
14 8 (8.51%) Data Analytics
14 8 (8.51%) Security Operations
14 8 (8.51%) Service Design
15 7 (7.45%) Data Science
15 7 (7.45%) ServiceNow
15 7 (7.45%) GAP Analysis
15 7 (7.45%) CRM

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 (6.38%) Confluence
1 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.45%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Azure
2 4 (4.26%) G Suite
2 4 (4.26%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.19%) GCP
4 2 (2.13%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) WAN
2 4 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (2.13%) Intranet
3 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.13%) VoIP
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) BGP
4 1 (1.06%) MPLS
4 1 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Power BI
2 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) JIRA
General
1 19 (20.21%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.70%) Finance
3 7 (7.45%) Retail
4 5 (5.32%) Billing
5 4 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.19%) Automotive
6 3 (3.19%) Marketing
7 2 (2.13%) Local Government
8 1 (1.06%) Back Office
8 1 (1.06%) Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.06%) Police
8 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.32%) User Experience
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) Robotics
3 2 (2.13%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.06%) EPoS
4 1 (1.06%) FMCG
4 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Business Analysis
3 20 (21.28%) User Stories
4 17 (18.09%) Requirements Gathering
4 17 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (17.02%) Scrum
6 14 (14.89%) Analytics
6 14 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (12.77%) Migration
8 12 (12.77%) Workshop Facilitation
9 11 (11.70%) Data Modelling
9 11 (11.70%) Use Case
10 10 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
12 8 (8.51%) Data Analytics
12 8 (8.51%) Security Operations
12 8 (8.51%) Service Design
13 7 (7.45%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) ISEB
2 2 (2.13%) CBAP
2 2 (2.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) IIBA
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) PMO
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) ServiceNow
3 6 (6.38%) SAP
4 5 (5.32%) Google
5 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.13%) Facebook
5 2 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.13%) Lotus
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.06%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.06%) NetCracker
6 1 (1.06%) Pega
6 1 (1.06%) Workday