The table below looks at the statistics for the Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 17 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 44 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.48% 11.22% 6.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.85% 11.83% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 18
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £411 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Business Analyst
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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
497 389 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.76% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 225 209
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £156.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

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 28 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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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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 +1 36 £380 -1.93% 8
Newport -4 6 £325 -13.33% 3
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Business Analyst
Wales

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title.

1 43 (40.19%) Finance
2 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (23.36%) Business Analysis
5 22 (20.56%) Banking
6 18 (16.82%) UML
7 16 (14.95%) CRM
8 15 (14.02%) PRINCE2
9 14 (13.08%) Use Case
10 13 (12.15%) Retail
11 11 (10.28%) ISEB
12 10 (9.35%) SQL
12 10 (9.35%) Change Management
12 10 (9.35%) Scrum
13 9 (8.41%) Project Management
13 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
13 9 (8.41%) SOA
13 9 (8.41%) SAS
14 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (7.48%) Test Planning
14 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (6.54%) Analytics
15 7 (6.54%) User Stories
15 7 (6.54%) Retail Banking
15 7 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (6.54%) Oracle
16 6 (5.61%) MS Office
16 6 (5.61%) Java
16 6 (5.61%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.41%) SAS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.61%) MS Office
3 6 (5.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.93%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (40.19%) Finance
2 22 (20.56%) Banking
3 13 (12.15%) Retail
4 7 (6.54%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) XML
2 2 (1.87%) .NET
2 2 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.87%) New Media
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) Social Network
4 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.93%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (23.36%) Business Analysis
4 18 (16.82%) UML
5 16 (14.95%) CRM
6 15 (14.02%) PRINCE2
7 14 (13.08%) Use Case
8 10 (9.35%) Change Management
8 10 (9.35%) Scrum
9 9 (8.41%) Project Management
9 9 (8.41%) SOA
10 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.48%) Test Planning
11 7 (6.54%) Analytics
11 7 (6.54%) User Stories
12 6 (5.61%) Time Management
12 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.67%) Data Analysis
13 5 (4.67%) Systems Analysis
13 5 (4.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) ISEB
2 5 (4.67%) CCA
3 4 (3.74%) MCAD
3 4 (3.74%) MCSD
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.74%) MCTS
3 4 (3.74%) MCPD
3 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) CBAP
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Progress
4 3 (2.80%) HP
5 2 (1.87%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
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