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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 32 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 11 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.50% 5.15% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 7.23% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -29.11%
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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
226 166 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 71.97% 71.24% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 123 105
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £97.50 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.92% +946.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) UML
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 6 (26.09%) Use Case
3 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 2 (8.70%) New Media
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Intune
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) User Stories
6 2 (8.70%) CCA
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
6 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) MS Project
6 2 (8.70%) MS Office
6 2 (8.70%) XML

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) MPLS
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
1 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
1 2 (8.70%) Network Security
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (8.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) DTS
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Business Analyst
1 20 (86.96%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) New Media
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) UML
2 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 6 (26.09%) Use Case
3 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) User Stories
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) CCA
2 2 (8.70%) CBAP
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Intune
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Juniper
2 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco