The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 4 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 70 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.87% 13.85% 12.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.34% 14.81% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £504
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 £37.50 £27.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -16.27%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
362 243 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.57% 93.46% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 152 114
Average daily rate £350 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
South Wales

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 63 (51.64%) Finance
2 45 (36.89%) Banking
3 44 (36.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (32.79%) Business Analysis
5 33 (27.05%) UML
6 18 (14.75%) ISEB
7 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.48%) Change Management
9 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
9 12 (9.84%) CRM
9 12 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (9.02%) SharePoint
10 11 (9.02%) MS Office
10 11 (9.02%) Scrum
11 9 (7.38%) Migration
11 9 (7.38%) J2EE
11 9 (7.38%) Project Management
12 8 (6.56%) SOA
12 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
12 8 (6.56%) Test Scripting
13 7 (5.74%) BDD
13 7 (5.74%) Degree
13 7 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
13 7 (5.74%) TDD
13 7 (5.74%) Document Management
13 7 (5.74%) SQL
14 6 (4.92%) .NET
14 6 (4.92%) OO
14 6 (4.92%) MS Project

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) CMS
2 6 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.28%) Lync
3 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.02%) MS Office
2 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) Intranet
2 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (51.64%) Finance
2 45 (36.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) J2EE
2 6 (4.92%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.92%) AS400
2 5 (4.10%) GIS
3 3 (2.46%) Social Media
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (32.79%) Business Analysis
3 33 (27.05%) UML
4 14 (11.48%) Change Management
5 12 (9.84%) CRM
5 12 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (9.02%) Scrum
7 9 (7.38%) Project Management
7 9 (7.38%) Migration
8 8 (6.56%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.56%) SOA
9 7 (5.74%) TDD
9 7 (5.74%) Document Management
9 7 (5.74%) BDD
10 6 (4.92%) Use Case
10 6 (4.92%) Content Management
10 6 (4.92%) Validation
10 6 (4.92%) OO
11 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) SQL
2 3 (2.46%) Java
2 3 (2.46%) Scala
3 1 (0.82%) VB
3 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) ISEB
2 7 (5.74%) Degree
3 6 (4.92%) CCA
4 2 (1.64%) PMP
4 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.92%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 3 (2.46%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.64%) Informatica
6 1 (0.82%) Teradata
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