Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Business Analyst
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 32 47
Rank change year-on-year -29 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 33 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.24% 4.87% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 5.22% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 29
Reading median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £431 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £456 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.35% - +15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £62.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +7.04% -43.20% +92.31%

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 1,338 1,169 1,333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.71% 93.30% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 691 716
Reading median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £190 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 78
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -5.08% -31.55%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.71%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Reading

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Reading

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Reading over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Reading

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Reading

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Data Management
3 5 (15.15%) Finance
4 4 (12.12%) Use Case
4 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Analytics
5 3 (9.09%) GDPR
5 3 (9.09%) User Experience
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) ISEB
5 3 (9.09%) Middleware
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Maximo
6 2 (6.06%) Logistics
6 2 (6.06%) JDA
6 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) SMS
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.06%) Metadata Management

Business 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Maximo
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Primavera
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Semantic Layer
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Data Management
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Analytics
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Use Case
4 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.06%) Logistics
6 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) JDA
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) CODA
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata
3 1 (3.03%) Workday