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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 11 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 44 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.25% 19.05% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.66% 20.34% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £443 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -16.66%
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
322 236 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.99% 93.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 146 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 32 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (22.03%) Banking
4 26 (22.03%) Business Analysis
5 24 (20.34%) UML
6 13 (11.02%) Scrum
6 13 (11.02%) Retail
7 12 (10.17%) PRINCE2
7 12 (10.17%) CRM
7 12 (10.17%) SQL
7 12 (10.17%) ISEB
8 11 (9.32%) Change Management
8 11 (9.32%) Use Case
9 10 (8.47%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.63%) Project Management
10 9 (7.63%) SOA
10 9 (7.63%) SAS
10 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
11 8 (6.78%) Oracle
11 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (5.93%) Analytics
12 7 (5.93%) Retail Banking
12 7 (5.93%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.93%) CCA

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (7.63%) SAS
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.69%) CMS
3 2 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.93%) MS Office
4 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Agresso
2 2 (1.69%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) JIRA
2 3 (2.54%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Banking
3 13 (11.02%) Retail
4 7 (5.93%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.54%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) XML
2 3 (2.54%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) User Experience
2 4 (3.39%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.54%) AS400
4 2 (1.69%) GIS
4 2 (1.69%) New Media
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.85%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.85%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.85%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.03%) Business Analysis
4 24 (20.34%) UML
5 13 (11.02%) Scrum
6 12 (10.17%) CRM
6 12 (10.17%) PRINCE2
7 11 (9.32%) Change Management
7 11 (9.32%) Use Case
8 10 (8.47%) Test Planning
9 9 (7.63%) Project Management
9 9 (7.63%) SOA
10 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (5.93%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.93%) Analytics
12 6 (5.08%) User Stories
13 5 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.17%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) ISEB
2 7 (5.93%) CCA
3 2 (1.69%) PMP
3 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.69%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) IIBA
3 2 (1.69%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) Oracle
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.54%) HP
2 3 (2.54%) Progress
3 2 (1.69%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.69%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.69%) SAP