Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 46 46
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 53 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.94% 3.60% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.30% 3.98% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 51
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £320
90th Percentile £600 £469 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Reading median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +92.31% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.50 £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.20% +92.31% -13.33%

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 1189 1331 1803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 90.42% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 711 1076
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 30 (47.62%) Business Analysis
2 23 (36.51%) Finance
3 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (23.81%) GDPR
5 14 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
6 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (19.05%) Information Security
6 12 (19.05%) Data Protection
7 11 (17.46%) Data Management
7 11 (17.46%) Business Process Mapping
8 10 (15.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (15.87%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (15.87%) Data Mapping
8 10 (15.87%) Requirements Engineering
8 10 (15.87%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (15.87%) Project Management
9 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.11%) Retail
11 6 (9.52%) Oracle
11 6 (9.52%) ERP
12 5 (7.94%) SAP
12 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (7.94%) Marketing
13 4 (6.35%) Data Transformation
13 4 (6.35%) Information Management
13 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
13 4 (6.35%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (6.35%) Risk 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 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (4.76%) Primavera
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) Maximo
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) SMS
2 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.59%) Extranet
3 1 (1.59%) SNMP
3 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) OLAP
3 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Mocha
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (36.51%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Retail
3 5 (7.94%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Billing
4 3 (4.76%) Military
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.87%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.17%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.17%) EPoS
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Fintech
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Business Analysis
2 14 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 12 (19.05%) Data Protection
3 12 (19.05%) Information Security
3 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (17.46%) Business Process Mapping
4 11 (17.46%) Data Management
5 10 (15.87%) Data Mapping
5 10 (15.87%) Project Management
5 10 (15.87%) Requirements Engineering
5 10 (15.87%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (9.52%) ERP
8 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) Data Security
9 4 (6.35%) Data Transformation
9 4 (6.35%) Information Management
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) ISEB
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) GDPR
2 10 (15.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) PMO
4 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.59%) IFRS
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Ariba
4 1 (1.59%) Cognos
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau
4 1 (1.59%) Twitter
4 1 (1.59%) VMware