The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 23 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 13 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.85% 13.42% 17.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 14.29% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 20
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£425 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -7.40%
Business Analyst
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
257 357 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.90% 93.95% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 240 89
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £16.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.16 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (31.37%) CRM
5 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
5 11 (21.57%) UML
6 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
6 10 (19.61%) ISEB
6 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
7 9 (17.65%) Banking
7 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.69%) Use Case
8 8 (15.69%) Time Management
8 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (15.69%) SOA
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (13.73%) MCAD
9 7 (13.73%) MCSD
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle
9 7 (13.73%) MCPD
9 7 (13.73%) MCTS
9 7 (13.73%) Marketing
9 7 (13.73%) User Stories
10 6 (11.76%) Test Planning
10 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.76%) Java
11 5 (9.80%) XML
11 5 (9.80%) JIRA
12 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) SAS
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Marketing
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (31.37%) CRM
4 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
4 11 (21.57%) UML
5 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) Use Case
6 8 (15.69%) Time Management
6 8 (15.69%) SOA
7 7 (13.73%) User Stories
8 6 (11.76%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.84%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.88%) Change Management
10 3 (5.88%) Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.92%) Project Management
11 2 (3.92%) Migration
11 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISEB
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) MCAD
3 7 (13.73%) MCSD
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (13.73%) MCTS
3 7 (13.73%) MCPD
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) CBAP
5 2 (3.92%) CCA
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) APMG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Progress
4 3 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) Casewise
5 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
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