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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 9 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 56 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.26% 18.07% 9.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.77% 19.37% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 18
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£386 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £260 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
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
355 222 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.73% 93.28% 91.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 130 133
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.97 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.37% +28.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.17 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 49 (37.98%) Finance
2 35 (27.13%) Business Analysis
3 34 (26.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (24.81%) Banking
5 27 (20.93%) UML
6 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (13.18%) ISEB
8 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
9 13 (10.08%) SQL
9 13 (10.08%) Change Management
9 13 (10.08%) Scrum
9 13 (10.08%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (9.30%) Retail
10 12 (9.30%) Use Case
10 12 (9.30%) MS Office
10 12 (9.30%) Test Planning
11 11 (8.53%) Project Management
12 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.75%) SOA
13 9 (6.98%) MS Visio
13 9 (6.98%) SAS
13 9 (6.98%) CRM
13 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
13 9 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (6.20%) CCA
14 8 (6.20%) Migration

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (6.98%) SAS
2 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.10%) CMS
3 4 (3.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Lync
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (9.30%) MS Office
4 9 (6.98%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Agresso
2 2 (1.55%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.10%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (37.98%) Finance
2 32 (24.81%) Banking
3 12 (9.30%) Retail
4 7 (5.43%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) .NET
1 5 (3.88%) J2EE
2 3 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) User Experience
3 5 (3.88%) AS400
4 4 (3.10%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.33%) Social Media
6 2 (1.55%) New Media
6 2 (1.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.78%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.78%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.78%) Social Network
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Business Analysis
2 34 (26.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (20.93%) UML
4 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.08%) Scrum
5 13 (10.08%) Change Management
6 12 (9.30%) Use Case
6 12 (9.30%) Test Planning
7 11 (8.53%) Project Management
8 10 (7.75%) SOA
9 9 (6.98%) CRM
9 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
10 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.20%) Migration
11 7 (5.43%) Analytics
12 6 (4.65%) Content Management
13 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) SQL
2 4 (3.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) ISEB
2 8 (6.20%) CCA
3 5 (3.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) IIBA
4 2 (1.55%) CBAP
4 2 (1.55%) PMP
4 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle
3 4 (3.10%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) Progress
6 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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