The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
Wales / South Wales
Rank 24 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 30 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.67% 9.83% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 10.03% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 29
Median daily rate £304 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.29 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
511 578 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.60% 97.97% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 405 319
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -16.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 29 £297 -8.61% 1
Business Analyst
Wales

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 45 (54.88%) Business Analysis
2 34 (41.46%) Finance
3 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.61%) Project Management
5 16 (19.51%) ISEB
6 13 (15.85%) Change Management
6 13 (15.85%) NHS
6 13 (15.85%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (14.63%) Use Case
7 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.20%) Scrum
9 10 (12.20%) Data Mapping
9 10 (12.20%) BPMN
10 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.98%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (10.98%) ITIL
11 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
12 7 (8.54%) Fiorano
12 7 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
12 7 (8.54%) WebSphere
12 7 (8.54%) Data Flow Diagram
13 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (7.32%) Release Management
13 6 (7.32%) IBM Integration Bus
13 6 (7.32%) HL7

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (8.54%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.32%) JCAPS
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) NonStop SQL
General
1 34 (41.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) IBM Integration Bus
1 6 (7.32%) XML
1 6 (7.32%) XSLT
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) NHS
2 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
4 1 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.22%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Business Analysis
2 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.61%) Project Management
4 13 (15.85%) Change Management
4 13 (15.85%) Translating Business Requirements
5 12 (14.63%) Use Case
6 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.20%) BPMN
7 10 (12.20%) Data Mapping
7 10 (12.20%) Scrum
8 9 (10.98%) ITIL
8 9 (10.98%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.54%) Data Flow Diagram
11 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (7.32%) ITIL V3
11 6 (7.32%) Release Management
12 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) ISEB
2 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) CISA
6 1 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (1.22%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) HL7
2 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.66%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) COBIT
4 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Fiorano
2 6 (7.32%) IBM
2 6 (7.32%) InterSystems
3 5 (6.10%) Sage
4 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) SAP