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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 29 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 40 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.10% 2.31% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.18% 3.14% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 17
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £348 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £389 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.29 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.38 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+44.58% -3.22%
Business Analysis
Wales

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
489 382 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.86% 73.60% 77.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 264 189
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £31.30 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 31 £325 -21.21% 5
Newport +1 7 £350 -
Business Analysis
Wales

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (30.00%) Finance
1 21 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.57%) ISEB
5 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
5 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (17.14%) Scrum
6 12 (17.14%) Degree
6 12 (17.14%) BPMN
6 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
7 11 (15.71%) Critical Success Factor
8 10 (14.29%) MS Office
8 10 (14.29%) Banking
9 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.43%) UML
10 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
10 8 (11.43%) NHS
11 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 7 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (10.00%) TOGAF
12 6 (8.57%) Use Case
12 6 (8.57%) Project Management
13 5 (7.14%) CRM
13 5 (7.14%) .NET
13 5 (7.14%) Migration
13 5 (7.14%) Programme Management
14 4 (5.71%) Retail

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (4.29%) ArcGIS
1 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
2 10 (14.29%) MS Office
3 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (4.29%) NAS
1 3 (4.29%) Network Security
1 3 (4.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) GIS
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (84.29%) Analyst
2 57 (81.43%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Business Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Banking Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Banking Business Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Lead Business Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.14%) Credit Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Finance Business Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Financial Business Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) NHS Business Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) NHS
2 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.86%) Informatics
6 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.43%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
1 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
1 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (17.14%) BPMN
5 12 (17.14%) Scrum
6 11 (15.71%) Critical Success Factor
7 8 (11.43%) UML
8 7 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 6 (8.57%) Project Management
9 6 (8.57%) Use Case
10 5 (7.14%) CRM
10 5 (7.14%) Migration
10 5 (7.14%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.71%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (5.71%) Change Management
11 4 (5.71%) ITIL
11 4 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) ISEB
2 12 (17.14%) Degree
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
2 3 (4.29%) Cisco
2 3 (4.29%) ESRI
2 3 (4.29%) Juniper
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) SunGard