The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Business Analysis
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 35 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 10 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.73% 4.22% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 5.27% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 10
Median daily rate £425 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -15.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £330 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £440 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -2.50% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.25 £43.43
% change year-on-year +18.58% -34.95%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 683 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.45% 79.98% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 406 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Reading

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Reading

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Reading

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (25.00%) Billing
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) eTOM
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) ISO 31000
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (5.00%) Workday
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching

Business Analysis
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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MorphX
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Billing
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Integrator
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Development Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Internet of Things
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) IVR
2 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) eTOM
3 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) SDLC
3 2 (10.00%) Test Management
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (5.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 31000
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Saba
1 1 (5.00%) Twitter
1 1 (5.00%) Workday