Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 176 113 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.21% 8.55% 9.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.14% 9.23% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 65 119
Reading median daily rate £400 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +13.14% -
10th Percentile £220 £300 £220
90th Percentile £544 £488 £476
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 8
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.70 £12.29
90th Percentile £19.13 £39.45 £14.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -11.45%

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 1,245 1,224 1,801
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 92.66% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 624 1,037
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £237
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +0.60% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 74
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.91 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £56.02 £58.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 23 May 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 50 (28.41%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
3 34 (19.32%) Business Analysis
4 31 (17.61%) SC Cleared
5 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
6 26 (14.77%) Finance
6 26 (14.77%) SQL
7 24 (13.64%) Marketing
8 23 (13.07%) Oracle
9 22 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 22 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (10.80%) Legal
11 18 (10.23%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (10.23%) Windows
11 18 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (9.66%) Cisco
12 17 (9.66%) Marketing Intelligence
12 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (9.09%) VMware
14 15 (8.52%) Java
14 15 (8.52%) Test Automation
15 14 (7.95%) Unix
15 14 (7.95%) Validation
15 14 (7.95%) Palo Alto
16 13 (7.39%) Retail
17 12 (6.82%) Linux
17 12 (6.82%) Project Management
17 12 (6.82%) PMO
18 11 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Office

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 5 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Eloqua
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.70%) Primavera
4 2 (1.14%) Sonata
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle CX
2 1 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.84%) Intranet
2 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.70%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.70%) SMS
3 2 (1.14%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) 4G
4 1 (0.57%) ADSL
4 1 (0.57%) GSM
4 1 (0.57%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.98%) Power BI
3 5 (2.84%) DB2
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.57%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) QlikView
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) SoapUI
2 9 (5.11%) JIRA
3 7 (3.98%) Selenium
4 5 (2.84%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.14%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.57%) JMeter
7 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.57%) Protractor
7 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (14.77%) Finance
2 24 (13.64%) Marketing
3 19 (10.80%) Legal
4 13 (7.39%) Retail
5 10 (5.68%) French Language
5 10 (5.68%) German Language
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
6 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (1.14%) SOAP
3 1 (0.57%) Django
3 1 (0.57%) GeoJSON
3 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.57%) REST
3 1 (0.57%) Swagger
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.98%) Smart Meter
2 7 (3.98%) VLE
3 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.27%) EPoS
5 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.70%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.14%) FMCG
7 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.23%) Windows
2 14 (7.95%) Unix
3 12 (6.82%) Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.70%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.32%) Business Analysis
2 22 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (9.66%) Marketing Intelligence
4 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (8.52%) Test Automation
6 14 (7.95%) Validation
7 12 (6.82%) Project Management
8 11 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
8 11 (6.25%) Migration
9 10 (5.68%) Data Management
9 10 (5.68%) Test Scripting
10 9 (5.11%) B2B
10 9 (5.11%) Information Management
11 8 (4.55%) Data Protection
11 8 (4.55%) Process Improvement
11 8 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (3.98%) SDLC
12 7 (3.98%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.77%) SQL
2 15 (8.52%) Java
3 6 (3.41%) C
3 6 (3.41%) VBScript
4 3 (1.70%) Python
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.61%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.25%) Degree
4 7 (3.98%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB
7 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) PMO
2 10 (5.68%) GDPR
3 5 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.84%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.84%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 6 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.07%) Oracle
3 18 (10.23%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (9.66%) Cisco
5 16 (9.09%) VMware
6 14 (7.95%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.41%) HP
7 6 (3.41%) IBM
8 5 (2.84%) Tableau
9 3 (1.70%) Citrix
9 3 (1.70%) SAP
10 2 (1.14%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.14%) FNZ
11 1 (0.57%) Capita
11 1 (0.57%) Draytek
11 1 (0.57%) IFS
11 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.57%) Splunk