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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 36 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 25 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.82% 11.99% 13.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 12.79% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 53 32
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.41 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+19.19% -2.68%
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
495 594 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.38% 93.69% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 372 191
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 18 £428 +14.00% 9
Newport -17 4 £363 -3.33%
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £400 -
Business Analyst
Wales

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (52.38%) Finance
2 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (28.57%) CRM
5 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 12 (19.05%) Time Management
6 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 11 (17.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
8 10 (15.87%) MCAD
8 10 (15.87%) MCSD
8 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (15.87%) Banking
8 10 (15.87%) MCPD
8 10 (15.87%) Marketing
8 10 (15.87%) MCTS
9 9 (14.29%) ISEB
10 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
11 6 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.52%) Use Case
11 6 (9.52%) Project Management
11 6 (9.52%) UML
12 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
12 5 (7.94%) Data Migration
13 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.35%) Retail
13 4 (6.35%) Systems Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.59%) SAS
1 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 33 (52.38%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
2 10 (15.87%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.59%) User Experience
2 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (28.57%) CRM
4 15 (23.81%) Business Analysis
5 12 (19.05%) Time Management
6 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
7 7 (11.11%) Migration
8 6 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 6 (9.52%) Use Case
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 6 (9.52%) UML
9 5 (7.94%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.35%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) PRINCE
11 3 (4.76%) SOA
11 3 (4.76%) Change Management
11 3 (4.76%) User Stories
11 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
12 2 (3.17%) Validation
13 1 (1.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) MCAD
2 10 (15.87%) MCSD
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.87%) MCPD
2 10 (15.87%) MCTS
3 9 (14.29%) ISEB
4 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) APMG
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Progress
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Sage
3 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.59%) Casewise
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago