Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 162 129 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.21% 3.53% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 3.81% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 92 168
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £329 £300 £313
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £435 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +5.94% -
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 £38.00 £32.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +30.61% +8.89%

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 3,570 3,389 4,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.70% 92.77% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,861 1,601 2,374
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 160 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -21.62%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.15 £40.60 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.49% -13.58% +19.12%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 61 £450 +5.88% 2
Bracknell +8 15 £400 +1.27%
Slough -12 12 £443 -0.28% 1
Maidenhead -15 10 £435 +45.00%
Wokingham - 9 £373 -
Newbury -18 8 £378 -13.71% 1
Business Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 70 (43.21%) Business Analysis
2 60 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (17.90%) Finance
4 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (16.05%) Project Management
6 23 (14.20%) User Stories
7 18 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 18 (11.11%) Retail
8 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (9.88%) Google
9 13 (8.02%) Scrum
9 13 (8.02%) Data Modelling
9 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
9 13 (8.02%) Analytics
10 12 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
10 12 (7.41%) JIRA
10 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
11 11 (6.79%) Migration
11 11 (6.79%) Use Case
11 11 (6.79%) SIEM
11 11 (6.79%) User Experience
11 11 (6.79%) Threat Management
11 11 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (6.17%) SAP
12 10 (6.17%) CRM
13 9 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.56%) ERP

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 (0.62%) CMS
1 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Maximo
1 4 (2.47%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.85%) Primavera
3 2 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.23%) Sonata
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) Firewall
1 8 (4.94%) LAN
2 3 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.85%) SMS
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Power BI
3 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 18 (11.11%) Retail
3 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.32%) Marketing
5 6 (3.70%) Back Office
5 6 (3.70%) Legal
6 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.47%) Automotive
8 3 (1.85%) Advertising
8 3 (1.85%) Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Billing
9 2 (1.23%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.62%) French Language
10 1 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) Mason
2 1 (0.62%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.79%) User Experience
3 7 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.70%) FMCG
4 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.09%) VLE
6 4 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.47%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.47%) EPoS
6 4 (2.47%) Life Science
7 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.85%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.62%) Robotics
9 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.23%) Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (43.21%) Business Analysis
2 60 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (16.05%) Project Management
5 23 (14.20%) User Stories
6 18 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 13 (8.02%) Analytics
7 13 (8.02%) Data Modelling
7 13 (8.02%) Scrum
8 12 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
9 11 (6.79%) Migration
9 11 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.79%) SIEM
9 11 (6.79%) Threat Management
9 11 (6.79%) Use Case
10 10 (6.17%) CRM
11 9 (5.56%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.56%) ERP
12 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.47%) SQL
2 1 (0.62%) C
2 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) ISEB
5 2 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.62%) ACCA
6 1 (0.62%) CIMA
6 1 (0.62%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) GDPR
1 8 (4.94%) QA
2 7 (4.32%) PMO
3 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) IFRS
5 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (9.88%) Google
2 10 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (6.17%) SAP
3 8 (4.94%) Cisco
3 8 (4.94%) Dell
3 8 (4.94%) EMC
3 8 (4.94%) Oracle
4 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.85%) hybris
6 2 (1.23%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.23%) FNZ
6 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.62%) Cramer
7 1 (0.62%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.62%) Workday