Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 45 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 144 131 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.69% 3.42% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 3.70% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 88 163
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £313
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.52% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.43% -46.40% -
10th Percentile £27.40 £28.95 £61.25
90th Percentile £48.80 £38.25 £63.75
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £31.50 £24.94
% change year-on-year +15.08% +26.32% -26.11%

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 3,646 3,543 4,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 92.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,744 2,308
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
10th Percentile £229 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 152 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.02 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.68 £39.75 £31.28
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

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 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 +11 53 £450 +0.28% 5
Bracknell +19 29 £400 +1.27% 5
Newbury -9 9 £400 -8.57%
Wokingham - 9 £375 -
Slough -14 8 £400 -7.25% 3
Maidenhead -19 4 £435 +45.00%
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 68 (47.22%) Business Analysis
2 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (22.92%) Finance
5 26 (18.06%) Project Management
6 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (13.89%) Change Management
8 19 (13.19%) User Stories
9 17 (11.81%) Retail
10 15 (10.42%) Analytics
10 15 (10.42%) User Experience
11 14 (9.72%) SAP
12 13 (9.03%) Use Case
12 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
13 12 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (7.64%) Data Modelling
14 11 (7.64%) Scrum
15 10 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 10 (6.94%) Mobile App
16 9 (6.25%) JIRA
16 9 (6.25%) Oracle
16 9 (6.25%) Migration
16 9 (6.25%) Data Management
16 9 (6.25%) Marketing
17 8 (5.56%) CRM
17 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
18 7 (4.86%) Apple iOS
18 7 (4.86%) QA

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 1 (0.69%) CMS
1 1 (0.69%) Confluence
1 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Hyperion Planning
1 4 (2.78%) Maximo
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.39%) Primavera
2 2 (1.39%) Sonata
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) HFM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.69%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.39%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) SMS
2 3 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.08%) LAN
3 2 (1.39%) Firewall
3 2 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.39%) Essbase
2 2 (1.39%) Power BI
2 2 (1.39%) Semantic Layer
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (22.92%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Retail
3 9 (6.25%) Marketing
4 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.17%) Back Office
6 5 (3.47%) Automotive
6 5 (3.47%) Legal
7 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.08%) Advertising
8 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.39%) Billing
9 2 (1.39%) Law
10 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) HTML
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.42%) User Experience
3 10 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.17%) FMCG
5 5 (3.47%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.47%) VLE
6 4 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.08%) Life Science
7 3 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.39%) EPoS
8 2 (1.39%) Robotics
8 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.69%) Social Media
9 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.39%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.22%) Business Analysis
2 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (18.06%) Project Management
5 20 (13.89%) Change Management
6 19 (13.19%) User Stories
7 15 (10.42%) Analytics
8 13 (9.03%) Use Case
8 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (7.64%) Data Modelling
10 11 (7.64%) Scrum
11 10 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (6.25%) Data Management
12 9 (6.25%) Migration
13 8 (5.56%) CRM
13 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.08%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) ISEB
2 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) ACCA
4 2 (1.39%) CIMA
4 2 (1.39%) Degree
4 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.69%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) QA
2 6 (4.17%) GDPR
3 4 (2.78%) PMO
4 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) IFRS
5 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) SAP
2 9 (6.25%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.78%) Google
4 4 (2.78%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.08%) hybris
6 2 (1.39%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco
6 2 (1.39%) Dell
6 2 (1.39%) EMC
6 2 (1.39%) FNZ
6 2 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Adobe
7 1 (0.69%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.69%) CODA
7 1 (0.69%) Pega
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) UiPath
7 1 (0.69%) Workday