The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 67 150 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.53% 22.73% 18.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.88% 23.08% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 102 74
Median daily rate £325 £322 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -14.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £157 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £449 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £25.40 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.76 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 678 650 691
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.44% 98.48% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 435 393
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
South Wales -7 62 £331 +2.71% 22
North Wales +4 1 £175 +75.00% 4
West Wales -14 1 £296 -37.78% 1
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Wales region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 44 (26.67%) Finance
2 36 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (21.21%) Business Analysis
4 25 (15.15%) Windows
5 21 (12.73%) MS Office
5 21 (12.73%) Project Management
6 20 (12.12%) ITIL
7 19 (11.52%) PRINCE2
7 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
8 18 (10.91%) ISEB
8 18 (10.91%) Change Management
8 18 (10.91%) Windows 7
9 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
9 17 (10.30%) SQL
10 16 (9.70%) XML
10 16 (9.70%) NHS
10 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 14 (8.48%) Management Information System
13 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
13 13 (7.88%) Test Strategy
14 12 (7.27%) Scrum
14 12 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (6.67%) Degree
15 11 (6.67%) Information Security
15 11 (6.67%) Data Mapping
16 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
16 10 (6.06%) Waterfall
16 10 (6.06%) User Stories
16 10 (6.06%) System Integration Testing

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (4.85%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.64%) JCAPS
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.21%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Luigi
Applications
1 21 (12.73%) MS Office
2 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.24%) Firewall
2 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (1.82%) HTTP
3 3 (1.82%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.82%) IPsec
3 3 (1.82%) LAN
3 3 (1.82%) VPN
3 3 (1.82%) WAN
3 3 (1.82%) Wireless
3 3 (1.82%) WLAN
4 1 (0.61%) Intranet
4 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) Ingres
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.61%) OLAP
6 1 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.03%) JIRA
3 4 (2.42%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.42%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.42%) Selenium
4 3 (1.82%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.82%) JMeter
4 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.21%) Capybara
5 2 (1.21%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (1.21%) The Grinder
5 2 (1.21%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.61%) Gatling
6 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (26.67%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.21%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) XML
2 6 (3.64%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (3.64%) SOAP
2 6 (3.64%) XSLT
3 4 (2.42%) .NET
4 3 (1.82%) CSS
4 3 (1.82%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.82%) HTML
4 3 (1.82%) Web Services
5 2 (1.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (9.70%) NHS
2 14 (8.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.24%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (1.82%) Fintech
4 3 (1.82%) iPad
4 3 (1.82%) iPhone
4 3 (1.82%) PKI
5 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.61%) CESG
6 1 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) iSeries
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.15%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.03%) Linux
4 4 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.21%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.21%) Business Analysis
3 21 (12.73%) Project Management
4 20 (12.12%) ITIL
5 19 (11.52%) PRINCE2
6 18 (10.91%) Change Management
7 13 (7.88%) Test Strategy
8 12 (7.27%) Scrum
8 12 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.67%) Data Mapping
9 11 (6.67%) Information Security
10 10 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (6.06%) User Stories
10 10 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.45%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.45%) Integration Testing
11 9 (5.45%) ITIL V3
11 9 (5.45%) Regression Testing
11 9 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (5.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 6 (3.64%) C
2 6 (3.64%) Java
3 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.82%) Perl
4 2 (1.21%) Groovy
4 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.21%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.61%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) ISEB
2 15 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) Degree
4 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.85%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.24%) CISSP
7 5 (3.03%) CISM
8 4 (2.42%) CISA
9 3 (1.82%) CRISC
10 2 (1.21%) CBAP
11 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.61%) CLAS
11 1 (0.61%) GIAC
11 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.85%) QA
3 6 (3.64%) HL7
4 5 (3.03%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.82%) COBIT
5 3 (1.82%) GAMP
5 3 (1.82%) GxP
6 1 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.82%) Nessus
2 3 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.61%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.61%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.06%) Citrix
3 8 (4.85%) Fiorano
3 8 (4.85%) IBM
3 8 (4.85%) Sage
4 7 (4.24%) Cisco
4 7 (4.24%) HP
5 6 (3.64%) InterSystems
5 6 (3.64%) Oracle
6 5 (3.03%) SAP
7 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.82%) F5
7 3 (1.82%) Genesys
7 3 (1.82%) NICE Systems
7 3 (1.82%) ScanSafe
7 3 (1.82%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.82%) Splunk
7 3 (1.82%) Symantec
7 3 (1.82%) Thunderhead
8 2 (1.21%) Kofax
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
South Wales Police
Rate: From £27,246 to £31,620 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago