The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 155 99 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.10% 22.45% 27.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.60% 23.97% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 73 73
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£351 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £420 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £14.60 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £15.40 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Analyst
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
542 413 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.76% 93.65% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 278 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.21 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +3 126 £365 +7.35% 24
Newport -5 14 £345 -11.53% 3
Bridgend +1 7 £450 +81.81% 2
Caerphilly - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Analyst
Wales

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 114 (36.08%) Finance
2 69 (21.84%) Banking
3 59 (18.67%) Microsoft
4 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (17.72%) MS Office
6 51 (16.14%) Business Analysis
7 44 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (13.61%) SQL
9 41 (12.97%) MS Excel
10 40 (12.66%) UML
11 33 (10.44%) SharePoint
11 33 (10.44%) Test Scripting
12 31 (9.81%) ISEB
12 31 (9.81%) Project Management
13 28 (8.86%) Change Management
14 27 (8.54%) Windows
14 27 (8.54%) Scrum
15 26 (8.23%) ITIL
16 25 (7.91%) Migration
16 25 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
17 24 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (7.28%) Security Cleared
18 23 (7.28%) SQL Server
19 22 (6.96%) Test Planning
20 21 (6.65%) .NET
20 21 (6.65%) MS Visio
21 20 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (5.70%) Management Information System
22 18 (5.70%) Active Directory
23 17 (5.38%) AS400

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.80%) SAS
3 11 (3.48%) Lync
4 6 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.90%) CMS
4 6 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 56 (17.72%) MS Office
2 41 (12.97%) MS Excel
3 25 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (6.65%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.80%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.58%) Agresso
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.90%) Office 365
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.22%) Firewall
2 4 (1.27%) Network Security
3 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.95%) Intranet
3 3 (0.95%) Internet
3 3 (0.95%) Wireless
3 3 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.63%) LAN
4 2 (0.63%) VoIP
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) PBX
5 1 (0.32%) ISDN
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) MPLS
5 1 (0.32%) H.323
5 1 (0.32%) DSL
5 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.32%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.53%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.32%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) DTS
8 1 (0.32%) CorVu
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (4.75%) Selenium
1 15 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.11%) WebDriver
3 11 (3.48%) Bugzilla
3 11 (3.48%) JIRA
4 10 (3.16%) JMeter
5 9 (2.85%) Subversion
5 9 (2.85%) Maven
5 9 (2.85%) TestDirector
5 9 (2.85%) Ant
5 9 (2.85%) JUnit
5 9 (2.85%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.85%) TortoiseSVN
5 9 (2.85%) TestNG
6 6 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (1.58%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.32%) RubyMine
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 114 (36.08%) Finance
2 69 (21.84%) Banking
3 10 (3.16%) Retail
4 6 (1.90%) Legal
5 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.27%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.63%) French Language
8 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.65%) .NET
2 9 (2.85%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.53%) J2EE
4 3 (0.95%) Web Services
4 3 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.38%) AS400
4 9 (2.85%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.85%) Open Source
5 7 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.90%) User Experience
6 6 (1.90%) Statistics
7 5 (1.58%) GIS
7 5 (1.58%) SCADA
8 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.95%) PKI
9 3 (0.95%) Social Media
10 2 (0.63%) iSeries
10 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.63%) Economics
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.54%) Windows
2 13 (4.11%) Windows XP
3 12 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.48%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.16%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.27%) Linux
6 4 (1.27%) UNIX
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) OS/400
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.14%) Business Analysis
3 44 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (12.66%) UML
5 33 (10.44%) Test Scripting
6 31 (9.81%) Project Management
7 28 (8.86%) Change Management
8 27 (8.54%) Scrum
9 26 (8.23%) ITIL
10 25 (7.91%) Migration
11 24 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (6.96%) Test Planning
13 17 (5.38%) Kanban
14 16 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 16 (5.06%) Validation
15 15 (4.75%) TDD
15 15 (4.75%) BDD
16 14 (4.43%) Automation Testing
16 14 (4.43%) Software Testing
17 12 (3.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.61%) SQL
2 16 (5.06%) Java
3 13 (4.11%) C#
4 11 (3.48%) VBA
5 2 (0.63%) Scala
5 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.32%) VBScript
6 1 (0.32%) COBOL
6 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.32%) RPG
6 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (9.81%) ISEB
2 23 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.75%) Degree
4 14 (4.43%) CCA
5 13 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.48%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.27%) GCIA
7 4 (1.27%) GCFW
7 4 (1.27%) GCWN
7 4 (1.27%) GIAC
7 4 (1.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.63%) IIBA
8 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.63%) MAPM
8 2 (0.63%) PMP
8 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.06%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) XenApp
2 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Kibana
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 59 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.16%) Oracle
3 8 (2.53%) Adobe
4 7 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.90%) Cisco
5 6 (1.90%) HP
6 5 (1.58%) SAP
6 5 (1.58%) Cognos
6 5 (1.58%) Teradata
6 5 (1.58%) Casewise
7 4 (1.27%) IBM
7 4 (1.27%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.95%) Citrix
8 3 (0.95%) Juniper
8 3 (0.95%) Informatica
8 3 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.95%) Sourcefire
8 3 (0.95%) Trend Micro
9 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.32%) Dell
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