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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 13 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 40 60 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.33% 12.22% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.89% 12.93% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 19
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£393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £370
% change year-on-year
- +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
Business 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
450 464 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 93.75% 94.50% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 272 178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £99.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 0 29 £405 +4.51% 7
Newport +5 7 £338 +3.84% 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Business Analyst
Wales

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 44 (44.90%) Finance
2 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (23.47%) CRM
4 23 (23.47%) Business Analysis
5 20 (20.41%) Banking
6 18 (18.37%) UML
7 16 (16.33%) PRINCE2
8 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 12 (12.24%) Use Case
9 12 (12.24%) Time Management
10 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
10 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
10 11 (11.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (11.22%) Retail
10 11 (11.22%) ISEB
10 11 (11.22%) SQL
11 10 (10.20%) MCAD
11 10 (10.20%) MCSD
11 10 (10.20%) Change Management
11 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (10.20%) Project Management
11 10 (10.20%) MCPD
11 10 (10.20%) Marketing
11 10 (10.20%) MCTS
12 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.18%) SAS
12 9 (9.18%) SOA
13 8 (8.16%) Test Planning
13 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (9.18%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
3 5 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.02%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 44 (44.90%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Banking
3 11 (11.22%) Retail
4 10 (10.20%) Marketing
5 7 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) Billing
7 1 (1.02%) Automotive
7 1 (1.02%) Advertising
7 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) XML
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.04%) New Media
4 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) AS400
4 1 (1.02%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.02%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.02%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.02%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (23.47%) Business Analysis
3 23 (23.47%) CRM
4 18 (18.37%) UML
5 16 (16.33%) PRINCE2
6 12 (12.24%) Time Management
6 12 (12.24%) Use Case
7 10 (10.20%) Project Management
7 10 (10.20%) Change Management
8 9 (9.18%) SOA
9 8 (8.16%) Test Planning
10 7 (7.14%) Analytics
10 7 (7.14%) User Stories
11 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.10%) Data Analysis
13 4 (4.08%) Scrum
13 4 (4.08%) PRINCE
13 4 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) SQL
2 6 (6.12%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) ISEB
1 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) MCAD
2 10 (10.20%) MCSD
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.20%) MCTS
2 10 (10.20%) MCPD
3 7 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) CCA
5 2 (2.04%) VCP4
5 2 (2.04%) CBAP
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (4.08%) Progress
4 3 (3.06%) HP
5 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
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