Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 140 183 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.87% 14.38% 8.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 15.37% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 122 67
Reading median daily rate £375 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.01% +8.49%
10th Percentile £150 £265 £261
90th Percentile £547 £600 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -2.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 6
Reading median hourly rate £46.25 £12.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +270.00% -31.51% -15.31%
10th Percentile £34.88 £10.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.63 £15.75 £21.88
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% -22.86% -15.76%

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 1,431 1,191 1,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.68% 93.56% 90.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 730 704
Reading median daily rate £428 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £217 £250 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 76
Reading median hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £9.95 £10.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.88 £39.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 23 (16.43%) Telecoms
2 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.43%) Finance
5 14 (10.00%) SQL
5 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (9.29%) Test Scripting
6 13 (9.29%) ITIL
6 13 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.57%) Change Management
7 12 (8.57%) Problem Management
7 12 (8.57%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.86%) Security Cleared
8 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.86%) Windows
8 11 (7.86%) Oracle
8 11 (7.86%) SLA
8 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.86%) Analytics
9 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
9 10 (7.14%) Remedy
9 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 10 (7.14%) Degree
9 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 9 (6.43%) Marketing
11 8 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (5.71%) Matrix Management
11 8 (5.71%) Java

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 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Workday HCM
3 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) Maximo
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 2 (1.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 2 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.71%) Apigee
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) G Suite
3 1 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) LAN
1 3 (2.14%) SSL
1 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.14%) WAN
1 3 (2.14%) WLAN
2 2 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.43%) SMS
2 2 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (0.71%) 3G
3 1 (0.71%) 4G
3 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
3 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) Power BI
2 3 (2.14%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.43%) MS Access
3 2 (1.43%) Semantic Layer
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.29%) JIRA
2 6 (4.29%) Selenium
3 5 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.14%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.43%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.71%) GitLab
6 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
6 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (16.43%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.43%) Finance
3 9 (6.43%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
5 3 (2.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) SOAP
2 3 (2.14%) Gherkin
2 3 (2.14%) Middleware
2 3 (2.14%) XML
3 2 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.71%) COM
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) Flash
4 1 (0.71%) HTML
4 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.14%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.71%) EPoS
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) PACS
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Windows
2 5 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.14%) Android
3 3 (2.14%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (9.29%) ITIL
3 13 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (9.29%) Test Scripting
4 12 (8.57%) Change Management
4 12 (8.57%) Data Analysis
4 12 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 11 (7.86%) Analytics
5 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
6 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.71%) CRM
7 8 (5.71%) Matrix Management
8 7 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (5.00%) Escalation Management
8 7 (5.00%) Migration
8 7 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) Java
3 6 (4.29%) C#
4 5 (3.57%) C
5 4 (2.86%) Python
6 3 (2.14%) VBScript
7 2 (1.43%) VB
7 2 (1.43%) VBA
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.14%) Degree
2 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.00%) ISEB
4 6 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.57%) CISSP
6 4 (2.86%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.14%) GIAC
8 2 (1.43%) CISA
8 2 (1.43%) CISM
8 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.43%) MBA
9 1 (0.71%) CCNP
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) SLA
2 7 (5.00%) PMO
3 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.14%) GDPR
3 3 (2.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) Remedy
4 7 (5.00%) BMC
4 7 (5.00%) SAP
5 4 (2.86%) HP
5 4 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.86%) Workday
6 3 (2.14%) Tableau
7 2 (1.43%) Citrix
7 2 (1.43%) Google
7 2 (1.43%) IBM
7 2 (1.43%) IFS
7 2 (1.43%) JDA
7 2 (1.43%) Lotus
8 1 (0.71%) Casewise
8 1 (0.71%) CODA
8 1 (0.71%) Huawei
8 1 (0.71%) Teradata
8 1 (0.71%) Veeam