The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 29 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 16 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.20% 7.86% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 11.06% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £231 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+61.53% -45.83%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
278 199 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.97% 71.07% 65.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 148 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -60.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.16 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £17.26 £60.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cardiff region.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Cardiff region.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 25 (55.56%) Finance
2 23 (51.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (35.56%) Banking
3 16 (35.56%) UML
4 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
5 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
6 10 (22.22%) MS Office
6 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (20.00%) J2EE
7 9 (20.00%) Project Management
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
8 6 (13.33%) SOA
8 6 (13.33%) OO
8 6 (13.33%) .NET
8 6 (13.33%) MS Project
8 6 (13.33%) Content Management
8 6 (13.33%) AS400
8 6 (13.33%) CCA
8 6 (13.33%) TestDirector
9 5 (11.11%) Degree
10 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.89%) Scrum
10 4 (8.89%) ISEB
10 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (8.89%) User Experience
10 4 (8.89%) Business Development
10 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Social Media
11 3 (6.67%) Scala

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) CMS
1 2 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.22%) MS Office
2 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (13.33%) MS Project
3 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.22%) CorVu
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 25 (55.56%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (88.89%) Analyst
2 39 (86.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Web Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Product Owner
5 3 (6.67%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Business Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Business Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) J2EE
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) AS400
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
1 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (35.56%) UML
3 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
4 9 (20.00%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Content Management
5 6 (13.33%) OO
5 6 (13.33%) SOA
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Business Development
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) RAD
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.22%) Use Case
9 1 (2.22%) Change Control
9 1 (2.22%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
1 3 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) CCA
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.22%) Thunderhead