Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 February 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.

Analyst
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 16 9
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 187 114 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.42% 7.99% 9.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.45% 8.75% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 65 128
Reading median daily rate £400 £396 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +11.55% +1.43%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £175
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £381 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 24
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £19.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -29.20% +16.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.37
90th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £31.80
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.25 £18.13
% change year-on-year -16.92% -10.34% +6.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,137 1,303 1,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 91.31% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 667 1,081
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £257 £218 £226
90th Percentile £575 £543 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 81 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -45.63% +43.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.30 £55.00 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -21.05% +11.76%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Reading

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Reading

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Reading over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Reading

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Reading

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Reading over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Reading

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 61 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (22.46%) Business Analysis
3 40 (21.39%) Security Cleared
4 38 (20.32%) Finance
5 32 (17.11%) SQL
5 32 (17.11%) SC Cleared
6 27 (14.44%) Data Analysis
7 26 (13.90%) Oracle
8 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
8 25 (13.37%) GDPR
9 22 (11.76%) Project Management
10 21 (11.23%) Retail
10 21 (11.23%) Data Protection
11 20 (10.70%) Active Directory
11 20 (10.70%) GAP Analysis
12 18 (9.63%) Business Process Mapping
13 17 (9.09%) Marketing
14 16 (8.56%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (8.56%) Information Security
14 16 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.56%) ITIL
15 15 (8.02%) Cisco
15 15 (8.02%) Validation
15 15 (8.02%) Data Mapping
16 14 (7.49%) Data Management
16 14 (7.49%) VMware
16 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
16 14 (7.49%) Palo Alto
17 13 (6.95%) SAP

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (3.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.14%) SAS
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.74%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (3.74%) Sonata
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.07%) Eloqua
4 2 (1.07%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.53%) Maximo
5 1 (0.53%) Primavera
5 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.14%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) 4G
2 1 (0.53%) ADSL
2 1 (0.53%) Extranet
2 1 (0.53%) Intranet
2 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.53%) PSTN
2 1 (0.53%) Skype
2 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) Power BI
2 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.60%) Big Data
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.07%) QlikView
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Selenium
2 4 (2.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (2.14%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (20.32%) Finance
2 21 (11.23%) Retail
3 17 (9.09%) Marketing
4 11 (5.88%) Legal
5 3 (1.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.67%) XML
2 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.53%) Mason
2 1 (0.53%) REST
2 1 (0.53%) SOAP
2 1 (0.53%) Swagger
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.56%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (2.67%) EPoS
4 4 (2.14%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.14%) CMDB
4 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.14%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.07%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.07%) Replication
6 2 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.07%) VLE
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.53%) Fintech
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.42%) Unix
2 10 (5.35%) Windows
3 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.07%) Linux
4 2 (1.07%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.46%) Business Analysis
2 27 (14.44%) Data Analysis
3 22 (11.76%) Project Management
4 21 (11.23%) Data Protection
5 20 (10.70%) GAP Analysis
6 18 (9.63%) Business Process Mapping
7 16 (8.56%) Information Security
7 16 (8.56%) ITIL
7 16 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (8.02%) Data Mapping
8 15 (8.02%) Validation
9 14 (7.49%) Data Management
10 13 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.95%) Requirements Engineering
11 11 (5.88%) Defect Management
11 11 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
12 10 (5.35%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.81%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.11%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) Java
3 6 (3.21%) VBScript
4 2 (1.07%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) ABAP
5 1 (0.53%) C
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.53%) R
5 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (21.39%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.74%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.60%) Degree
6 2 (1.07%) ISEB
6 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ACCA
7 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) CIMA
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.37%) GDPR
2 13 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.88%) PMO
4 8 (4.28%) SLA
5 6 (3.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.14%) IFRS
7 3 (1.60%) IFRS 9
8 2 (1.07%) Basel II
9 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 20 (10.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (13.90%) Oracle
2 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.02%) Cisco
4 14 (7.49%) Palo Alto
4 14 (7.49%) VMware
5 13 (6.95%) SAP
6 10 (5.35%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.74%) HP
8 6 (3.21%) Remedy
9 5 (2.67%) Tableau
10 4 (2.14%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.53%) Avaya
11 1 (0.53%) BMC
11 1 (0.53%) Cognos
11 1 (0.53%) Draytek
11 1 (0.53%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.53%) IBM
11 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.53%) Splunk
11 1 (0.53%) Symantec