Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 190 116 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.94% 9.24% 10.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.87% 9.96% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 63 118
Reading median daily rate £345 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +5.68% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £133 £258
90th Percentile £501 £588 £473
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 10
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +5.08% +1.72%
10th Percentile £14.88 £10.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £17.80 £27.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.06% -8.57% +18.64%

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 1,370 1,165 1,561
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 92.83% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 603 894
Reading median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.43% +0.06%
10th Percentile £219 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 78 65
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -3.23% -28.07%
10th Percentile £11.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.35 £47.65 £27.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 40 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (15.79%) SQL
4 25 (13.16%) Marketing
5 23 (12.11%) Finance
6 22 (11.58%) Test Automation
7 21 (11.05%) Oracle
8 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 20 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 20 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (10.00%) Java
9 19 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.47%) Windows
11 17 (8.95%) Legal
11 17 (8.95%) Security Cleared
12 16 (8.42%) SC Cleared
12 16 (8.42%) Test Scripting
13 15 (7.89%) Marketing Intelligence
13 15 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (7.37%) SoapUI
14 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
15 13 (6.84%) Incident Management
15 13 (6.84%) Degree
15 13 (6.84%) JIRA
16 12 (6.32%) Unix
16 12 (6.32%) BDD
17 11 (5.79%) Cucumber
17 11 (5.79%) Analytics
17 11 (5.79%) PMO

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 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Confluence
3 1 (0.53%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.53%) SAS
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.58%) Eloqua
2 3 (1.58%) Maximo
3 2 (1.05%) Primavera
3 2 (1.05%) Sonata
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) BrowserStack
1 4 (2.11%) Office 365
1 4 (2.11%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) Intranet
1 5 (2.63%) SMS
2 4 (2.11%) SSL
3 3 (1.58%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.53%) 3G
5 1 (0.53%) 4G
5 1 (0.53%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) GSM
5 1 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.21%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.63%) DB2
2 5 (2.63%) Power BI
3 2 (1.05%) Semantic Layer
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) QlikView
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) SoapUI
2 13 (6.84%) JIRA
3 11 (5.79%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.26%) Selenium
5 6 (3.16%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.16%) Zephyr
6 5 (2.63%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.05%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.05%) NUnit
7 2 (1.05%) Toad
8 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.53%) GitLab
8 1 (0.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.53%) Protractor
General
1 25 (13.16%) Marketing
2 23 (12.11%) Finance
3 19 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 17 (8.95%) Legal
5 10 (5.26%) French Language
5 10 (5.26%) German Language
6 9 (4.74%) Retail
7 3 (1.58%) Back Office
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.68%) SOAP
1 7 (3.68%) XML
2 3 (1.58%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.05%) CSS
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) Mason
3 2 (1.05%) Middleware
3 2 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) Django
4 1 (0.53%) GeoJSON
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.68%) Smart Meter
3 6 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.16%) User Experience
4 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.63%) VLE
5 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.58%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
6 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.05%) Replication
6 2 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.53%) PACS
7 1 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.47%) Windows
2 12 (6.32%) Unix
3 10 (5.26%) Linux
4 6 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.58%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.05%) Android
7 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.58%) Test Automation
3 20 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 20 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.42%) Test Scripting
6 15 (7.89%) Marketing Intelligence
7 13 (6.84%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.32%) BDD
9 11 (5.79%) Analytics
9 11 (5.79%) Integration Testing
9 11 (5.79%) Migration
10 10 (5.26%) Data Management
10 10 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.74%) Change Management
11 9 (4.74%) Customer-Centricity
11 9 (4.74%) ITIL
11 9 (4.74%) Project Management
11 9 (4.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.79%) SQL
2 19 (10.00%) Java
3 8 (4.21%) Python
4 7 (3.68%) C
4 7 (3.68%) VBScript
5 6 (3.16%) C#
6 2 (1.05%) C++
6 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.05%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) R
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.84%) Degree
4 9 (4.74%) ISEB
5 4 (2.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.05%) CISA
6 2 (1.05%) CISM
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) CITP
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) PMO
2 10 (5.26%) SLA
3 8 (4.21%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.16%) GDPR
5 5 (2.63%) QA
6 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.63%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.05%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 21 (11.05%) Oracle
2 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (4.21%) Remedy
5 7 (3.68%) BMC
5 7 (3.68%) HP
5 7 (3.68%) IBM
6 4 (2.11%) Citrix
6 4 (2.11%) SAP
6 4 (2.11%) Tableau
7 3 (1.58%) Cisco
7 3 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.05%) Capita
8 2 (1.05%) FNZ
8 2 (1.05%) VMware
9 1 (0.53%) Apigee
9 1 (0.53%) Cadence
9 1 (0.53%) Casewise
9 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.53%) IFS