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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 32 37 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 30 26 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.34% 4.89% 9.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.56% 5.03% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 43
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +73.52%
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
457 517 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.62% 97.18% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 382 381
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 22
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +8.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 21 £400 +6.66% 3
Newport +21 5 £350 -3.44%
Neath Port Talbot -4 1 £290 -27.50%
Business Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 40 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.41%) Finance
4 23 (26.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.77%) ISEB
7 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.50%) Scrum
7 11 (12.50%) Degree
8 9 (10.23%) Banking
8 9 (10.23%) MS Visio
8 9 (10.23%) NHS
8 9 (10.23%) SAP
9 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 8 (9.09%) BPMN
9 8 (9.09%) comScore
9 8 (9.09%) Analytics
10 7 (7.95%) User Stories
10 7 (7.95%) Statistics
10 7 (7.95%) Digital Analytics
11 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
11 6 (6.82%) Use Case
12 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (5.68%) Critical Success Factor
12 5 (5.68%) Migration
12 5 (5.68%) CRM
12 5 (5.68%) UML
12 5 (5.68%) .NET

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 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Visio
2 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) MS Office
4 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.27%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
1 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) NHS
2 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.95%) Statistics
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.41%) Social Media
6 2 (2.27%) Informatics
6 2 (2.27%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (9.09%) Analytics
7 8 (9.09%) BPMN
8 7 (7.95%) Digital Analytics
8 7 (7.95%) User Stories
9 6 (6.82%) Use Case
10 5 (5.68%) Critical Success Factor
10 5 (5.68%) CRM
10 5 (5.68%) Migration
10 5 (5.68%) UML
11 4 (4.55%) Change Management
11 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (4.55%) Process Improvement
11 4 (4.55%) Project Management
12 3 (3.41%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) C
1 3 (3.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (1.14%) RPG
3 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) ISEB
2 11 (12.50%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) CBAP
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) SAP
3 8 (9.09%) comScore
4 2 (2.27%) HP
4 2 (2.27%) Lotus
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle