Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 162 152 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.19% 12.02% 10.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.20% 12.95% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 94 97
Reading median daily rate £325 £414 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.45% +4.48% +9.24%
10th Percentile £150 £261 £270
90th Percentile £505 £581 £478
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 8
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -21.25% -7.19%
10th Percentile £17.30 £10.63 £15.45
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.08 £35.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -18.79%

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 1,328 1,174 1,388
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.71% 92.81% 91.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 791
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £195 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 73
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% - -28.07%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.93 £45.40 £32.56
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +25.81% +12.73% -36.19%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 27 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.81%) SQL
3 21 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (12.35%) Test Automation
5 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
5 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
6 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (10.49%) Finance
7 16 (9.88%) Java
8 15 (9.26%) Business Analysis
8 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
9 14 (8.64%) Marketing
10 13 (8.02%) Data Analysis
10 13 (8.02%) Test Scripting
11 12 (7.41%) ITIL
11 12 (7.41%) Windows
11 12 (7.41%) Cucumber
11 12 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (6.79%) BDD
12 11 (6.79%) SoapUI
12 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.79%) Change Management
12 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
12 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
12 11 (6.79%) Selenium
13 10 (6.17%) Problem Management
13 10 (6.17%) SLA
13 10 (6.17%) Remedy
13 10 (6.17%) Oracle

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 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) CMS
2 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.85%) Maximo
3 2 (1.23%) Sonata
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.62%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) BrowserStack
1 4 (2.47%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.09%) SMS
2 4 (2.47%) Intranet
3 3 (1.85%) SSL
3 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 2 (1.23%) VPN
4 2 (1.23%) WAN
4 2 (1.23%) WLAN
5 1 (0.62%) 3G
5 1 (0.62%) 4G
5 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) Network Security
5 1 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) Power BI
2 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.23%) Semantic Layer
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.62%) MS Access
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.62%) QlikView
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 11 (6.79%) Selenium
2 11 (6.79%) SoapUI
3 9 (5.56%) JIRA
4 7 (4.32%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.70%) Zephyr
6 5 (3.09%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.09%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.23%) NUnit
7 2 (1.23%) Toad
8 1 (0.62%) GitLab
8 1 (0.62%) JMeter
8 1 (0.62%) Protractor
8 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.49%) Finance
3 14 (8.64%) Marketing
4 7 (4.32%) Legal
5 5 (3.09%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.32%) SOAP
2 4 (2.47%) XML
3 3 (1.85%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.23%) CSS
4 2 (1.23%) HTML
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) REST
5 1 (0.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) User Experience
3 5 (3.09%) VLE
4 4 (2.47%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) EPoS
7 1 (0.62%) FMCG
7 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) PACS
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (2.47%) Unix
3 3 (1.85%) Android
3 3 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (12.35%) Test Automation
4 15 (9.26%) Business Analysis
5 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
6 13 (8.02%) Data Analysis
6 13 (8.02%) Test Scripting
7 12 (7.41%) ITIL
7 12 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (6.79%) BDD
8 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.79%) Change Management
9 10 (6.17%) Analytics
9 10 (6.17%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.17%) SDLC
10 9 (5.56%) Customer-Centricity
10 9 (5.56%) Defect Management
11 8 (4.94%) API Testing
11 8 (4.94%) Matrix Management
11 8 (4.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.81%) SQL
2 16 (9.88%) Java
3 7 (4.32%) C#
3 7 (4.32%) Python
3 7 (4.32%) VBScript
4 2 (1.23%) C
4 2 (1.23%) C++
4 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.23%) VB
5 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.94%) ISEB
3 5 (3.09%) CISSP
3 5 (3.09%) Degree
3 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.85%) GIAC
6 2 (1.23%) CISA
6 2 (1.23%) CISM
6 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) HNC
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) SLA
2 9 (5.56%) PMO
3 6 (3.70%) GDPR
4 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.85%) QA
5 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.62%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.17%) Oracle
2 10 (6.17%) Remedy
3 7 (4.32%) BMC
3 7 (4.32%) HP
3 7 (4.32%) SAP
4 6 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.85%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.23%) FNZ
6 2 (1.23%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) IFS
6 2 (1.23%) JDA
6 2 (1.23%) Lotus
6 2 (1.23%) Tableau
7 1 (0.62%) Cadence
7 1 (0.62%) Casewise
7 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix
7 1 (0.62%) CODA
7 1 (0.62%) VMware