Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 64 30 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.79% 2.25% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 2.43% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 66
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +15.65% -2.65%
10th Percentile £342 £338 £305
90th Percentile £575 £488 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £62.50
Berkshire median hourly rate - £33.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year - -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 1,248 1,236 1,792
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.41% 92.79% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 626 1,040
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £236
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 79 75
Reading median hourly rate £18.55 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.68% -6.25% -24.71%
10th Percentile £11.82 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.38 £56.02 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 34 (53.13%) Business Analysis
2 17 (26.56%) Finance
3 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.75%) Retail
6 11 (17.19%) Project Management
6 11 (17.19%) GAP Analysis
6 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Migration
9 8 (12.50%) Oracle
9 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 8 (12.50%) GDPR
10 7 (10.94%) PMO
10 7 (10.94%) Data Mapping
10 7 (10.94%) VLE
11 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (9.38%) User Stories
11 6 (9.38%) Business Process Mapping
11 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
11 6 (9.38%) JIRA
12 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (7.81%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (7.81%) QA
12 5 (7.81%) Use Case
12 5 (7.81%) Data Management
12 5 (7.81%) ERP
13 4 (6.25%) Back Office
13 4 (6.25%) EPoS
13 4 (6.25%) Scrum

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 (1.56%) CMS
1 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (4.69%) Primavera
3 2 (3.13%) Sonata
4 1 (1.56%) Maximo
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.56%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SMS
2 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Billing
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) VLE
3 5 (7.81%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (6.25%) Digital Media
4 4 (6.25%) EPoS
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.13%) FMCG
6 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.13%) User Experience
7 1 (1.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Business Analysis
2 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.19%) GAP Analysis
3 11 (17.19%) Project Management
4 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.06%) Migration
6 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 7 (10.94%) Data Mapping
8 6 (9.38%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 6 (9.38%) User Stories
9 5 (7.81%) Data Management
9 5 (7.81%) ERP
9 5 (7.81%) Use Case
10 4 (6.25%) Data Transformation
10 4 (6.25%) Information Security
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.25%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISEB
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) GDPR
2 7 (10.94%) PMO
3 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) CyberArk
2 2 (3.13%) FNZ
3 1 (1.56%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Sitecore