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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 29 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.32% 12.66% 10.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.62% 13.49% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 13
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£405 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £414 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £370
% change year-on-year
- +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
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
273 289 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.15% 93.83% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 204 96
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £181.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 26 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 20 (23.81%) Banking
5 18 (21.43%) UML
6 17 (20.24%) CRM
7 12 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 11 (13.10%) Retail
8 11 (13.10%) Use Case
9 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 10 (11.90%) SQL
9 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 10 (11.90%) ISEB
10 9 (10.71%) SOA
10 9 (10.71%) SAS
10 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
11 8 (9.52%) Project Management
11 8 (9.52%) Time Management
11 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
11 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
11 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.33%) Analytics
12 7 (8.33%) User Stories
12 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (8.33%) MCTS
12 7 (8.33%) MCPD
12 7 (8.33%) Retail Banking
12 7 (8.33%) Marketing

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 9 (10.71%) SAS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 20 (23.81%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Retail
4 7 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) XML
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.38%) New Media
4 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) AS400
4 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.19%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.19%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 18 (21.43%) UML
5 17 (20.24%) CRM
6 12 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 11 (13.10%) Use Case
8 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 9 (10.71%) SOA
10 8 (9.52%) Project Management
10 8 (9.52%) Time Management
10 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.33%) Analytics
11 7 (8.33%) User Stories
12 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (5.95%) Risk Management
13 5 (5.95%) Data Analysis
14 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
15 3 (3.57%) Content Management
15 3 (3.57%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.33%) MCTS
3 7 (8.33%) MCPD
3 7 (8.33%) MCAD
3 7 (8.33%) MCSD
4 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) CCA
6 2 (2.38%) VCP4
6 2 (2.38%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Progress
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
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