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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 153 117 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.61% 25.16% 20.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.23% 26.90% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 80 58
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£325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
542 435 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.26% 93.55% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 271 215
Average daily rate £338 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 22
Average hourly rate £12.42 £15.83 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.54% +9.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.17 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +1 127 £325 -7.14% 31
Newport -16 11 £325 -18.75% 7
Bridgend +2 4 - - 4
Caerphilly +2 2 £313 - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £160 -
Torfaen - - - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Analyst
Wales

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 113 (35.42%) Finance
2 66 (20.69%) Banking
3 61 (19.12%) Microsoft
4 60 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 55 (17.24%) SQL
6 54 (16.93%) MS Office
7 44 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (12.54%) MS Excel
9 37 (11.60%) ISEB
10 34 (10.66%) Project Management
11 33 (10.34%) UML
12 32 (10.03%) Change Management
13 31 (9.72%) Scrum
14 29 (9.09%) SharePoint
14 29 (9.09%) Test Scripting
15 28 (8.78%) ITIL
16 27 (8.46%) Windows
17 26 (8.15%) MS PowerPoint
17 26 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (7.84%) Security Cleared
18 25 (7.84%) Migration
19 24 (7.52%) SQL Server
20 23 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (6.90%) AS400
22 21 (6.58%) MS Visio
23 20 (6.27%) Kanban
24 19 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
24 19 (5.96%) Test Planning
25 18 (5.64%) Selenium

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.33%) SAS
3 10 (3.13%) Lync
4 5 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.57%) CMS
4 5 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.25%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.31%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (16.93%) MS Office
2 40 (12.54%) MS Excel
3 26 (8.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (6.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.88%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Agresso
3 2 (0.63%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.88%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.45%) Firewall
2 4 (1.25%) Network Security
3 3 (0.94%) Wireless
3 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.94%) Internet
3 3 (0.94%) LAN
3 3 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.63%) VoIP
4 2 (0.63%) WAN
4 2 (0.63%) MPLS
4 2 (0.63%) DSL
4 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) H.323
5 1 (0.31%) PBX
5 1 (0.31%) ISDN
5 1 (0.31%) PABX
5 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.51%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) DTS
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) CorVu
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.64%) Selenium
2 17 (5.33%) WebDriver
3 15 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (4.39%) JIRA
5 12 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (3.13%) Bugzilla
7 8 (2.51%) TortoiseSVN
7 8 (2.51%) Subversion
7 8 (2.51%) JMeter
8 7 (2.19%) Ant
8 7 (2.19%) JUnit
8 7 (2.19%) Maven
8 7 (2.19%) TestNG
9 5 (1.57%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.57%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.31%) RubyMine
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 113 (35.42%) Finance
2 66 (20.69%) Banking
3 14 (4.39%) Retail
4 6 (1.88%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.88%) Legal
5 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.63%) French Language
8 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.64%) .NET
2 10 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.57%) J2EE
4 3 (0.94%) Web Services
4 3 (0.94%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.90%) AS400
3 18 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.51%) Open Source
4 8 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.19%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.88%) User Experience
7 5 (1.57%) SCADA
7 5 (1.57%) Statistics
8 4 (1.25%) GIS
9 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.94%) PKI
9 3 (0.94%) Social Media
10 2 (0.63%) New Media
10 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
11 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.31%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.31%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.46%) Windows
2 12 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 11 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.88%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.57%) Linux
6 4 (1.25%) UNIX
7 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.24%) Business Analysis
3 44 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (10.66%) Project Management
5 33 (10.34%) UML
6 32 (10.03%) Change Management
7 31 (9.72%) Scrum
8 29 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 28 (8.78%) ITIL
10 25 (7.84%) Migration
11 23 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (6.27%) Kanban
13 19 (5.96%) Test Planning
14 18 (5.64%) Software Testing
15 17 (5.33%) Workflow
15 17 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (5.33%) Analytics
15 17 (5.33%) Automation Testing
16 15 (4.70%) Validation
17 14 (4.39%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.24%) SQL
2 17 (5.33%) C#
3 12 (3.76%) Java
4 11 (3.45%) VBA
5 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (11.60%) ISEB
2 25 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.08%) CCA
5 11 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.82%) Degree
7 5 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.25%) GCIA
8 4 (1.25%) GCFW
8 4 (1.25%) GCWN
8 4 (1.25%) GIAC
8 4 (1.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.63%) MAPM
9 2 (0.63%) IIBA
9 2 (0.63%) PMP
9 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) XenApp
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
3 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.31%) Kibana
3 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.39%) HP
3 6 (1.88%) Sitecore
3 6 (1.88%) Cisco
4 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
4 5 (1.57%) Cognos
4 5 (1.57%) Teradata
4 5 (1.57%) Casewise
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle
5 4 (1.25%) SAP
5 4 (1.25%) Citrix
6 3 (0.94%) Juniper
6 3 (0.94%) Adobe
6 3 (0.94%) IBM
6 3 (0.94%) VMware
6 3 (0.94%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.94%) Trend Micro
7 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.31%) Avaya
8 1 (0.31%) Siemens
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