Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 58 56
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 62 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.09% 2.71% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 2.96% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 42
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.54% -6.22%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £317
90th Percentile £568 £488 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £32.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.50 - £32.50

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 1,145 1,316 1,858
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 91.33% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 676 1,078
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £213 £226
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 81 122
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -45.28% +41.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.65 £55.65 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year -1.69% -23.38% +13.24%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 38 (61.29%) Business Analysis
2 27 (43.55%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (30.65%) GAP Analysis
3 19 (30.65%) GDPR
4 17 (27.42%) Data Protection
5 15 (24.19%) Data Mapping
5 15 (24.19%) Business Process Mapping
6 14 (22.58%) Finance
6 14 (22.58%) Information Security
6 14 (22.58%) Data Management
7 13 (20.97%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (20.97%) Requirements Engineering
7 13 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (20.97%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (16.13%) Retail
9 10 (16.13%) Project Management
9 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.29%) Data Transformation
11 6 (9.68%) Oracle
11 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.68%) PMO
12 5 (8.06%) EPoS
12 5 (8.06%) Migration
12 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
13 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
13 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
13 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (6.45%) Marketing
13 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Maximo
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) SMS
2 1 (1.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
1 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.97%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (8.06%) EPoS
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) VLE
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Business Analysis
2 19 (30.65%) GAP Analysis
3 17 (27.42%) Data Protection
4 15 (24.19%) Business Process Mapping
4 15 (24.19%) Data Mapping
5 14 (22.58%) Data Management
5 14 (22.58%) Information Security
6 13 (20.97%) Requirements Engineering
6 13 (20.97%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (16.13%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) Data Transformation
10 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (8.06%) Migration
12 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.45%) Data Security
12 4 (6.45%) ERP
12 4 (6.45%) Information Management
12 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
12 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) GDPR
2 13 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.68%) PMO
4 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.61%) IFRS
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Cognos
3 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com