The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills 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 Business Analysis over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 40 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 22 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.79% 6.09% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 8.72% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £173 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -35.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
452 321 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.80% 69.78% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 213 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £22.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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 -11 16 £310 -17.33% 5
Newport -12 4 £350 -7.89% 2
Bridgend - 1 £413 -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (33.33%) Banking
3 20 (33.33%) UML
4 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 15 (25.00%) MS Office
5 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 10 (16.67%) CCA
7 10 (16.67%) AS400
8 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.33%) Project Management
10 6 (10.00%) Change Management
11 5 (8.33%) Content Management
11 5 (8.33%) Use Case
11 5 (8.33%) Degree
11 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.33%) Legal
11 5 (8.33%) TestDirector
11 5 (8.33%) SOA
11 5 (8.33%) MS Project
11 5 (8.33%) .NET
11 5 (8.33%) J2EE
11 5 (8.33%) OO
12 4 (6.67%) ISEB
12 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (5.00%) Business Development
13 3 (5.00%) QA
13 3 (5.00%) Social Media

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) CMS
1 2 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 15 (25.00%) MS Office
2 14 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.33%) MS Project
4 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.67%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.67%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) TestDirector
General
1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 20 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (91.67%) Analyst
2 52 (86.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Web Business Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Compliance Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Junior
8 1 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
1 5 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (1.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) AS400
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Social Media
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.33%) New Media
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (33.33%) UML
3 12 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) Change Management
7 5 (8.33%) Content Management
7 5 (8.33%) Use Case
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) OO
8 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.00%) Business Development
9 3 (5.00%) Scrum
10 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.33%) Analytics
10 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.33%) Web Analytics
11 1 (1.67%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) CCA
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
1 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) SAP
2 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.67%) Ventyx
3 1 (1.67%) Cognos
3 1 (1.67%) Open Text
3 1 (1.67%) Thunderhead
3 1 (1.67%) ESRI