Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 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.

Business Analyst
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 55 35
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 53 35 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.61% 2.78% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 3.00% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 66
Reading median daily rate £450 £449 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +18.56% +0.93%
10th Percentile £365 £324 £305
90th Percentile £550 £650 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £62.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -46.40% -

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 1,166 1,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 92.76% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 605 914
Reading median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £219 £246 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 77 68
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% - -30.39%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.70 £28.09
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 21 (39.62%) Business Analysis
2 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (24.53%) Finance
4 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.98%) Retail
6 8 (15.09%) Migration
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 7 (13.21%) User Stories
7 7 (13.21%) JIRA
7 7 (13.21%) Use Case
8 6 (11.32%) Data Management
8 6 (11.32%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (11.32%) GDPR
9 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (9.43%) Scrum
9 5 (9.43%) VLE
9 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.43%) QA
9 5 (9.43%) Analytics
10 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
10 4 (7.55%) Digital Media
10 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
10 4 (7.55%) Data Mapping
10 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
10 4 (7.55%) Back Office
10 4 (7.55%) ISEB
10 4 (7.55%) Oracle
10 4 (7.55%) SMS
10 4 (7.55%) PMO

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Maximo
2 2 (3.77%) Primavera
2 2 (3.77%) Sonata
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) SMS
2 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Semantic Layer
2 1 (1.89%) Power BI
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) JIRA
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.77%) Billing
4 2 (3.77%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) VLE
3 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.55%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.77%) EPoS
4 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Business Analysis
2 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.09%) Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Project Management
5 7 (13.21%) Use Case
5 7 (13.21%) User Stories
6 6 (11.32%) Data Management
6 6 (11.32%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) Analytics
7 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
7 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.66%) BPR
9 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) CITP
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) GDPR
2 5 (9.43%) QA
3 4 (7.55%) PMO
4 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) FNZ
4 1 (1.89%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.89%) CODA
4 1 (1.89%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore