The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 10 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 137 170 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.08% 20.53% 21.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.22% 21.85% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 108 59
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£338 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +133.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
752 778 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.77% 93.96% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 487 242
Average daily rate £360 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 28
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.25 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
South Wales -8 98 £338 -4.11% 30
West Wales +11 9 £310 -17.33% 1
North Wales - 2 £270 - 5
Analyst
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Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 93 (34.57%) Finance
2 89 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (26.77%) Security Cleared
4 70 (26.02%) Microsoft
5 68 (25.28%) SC Cleared
6 48 (17.84%) SQL
7 45 (16.73%) ISEB
8 43 (15.99%) SQL Server
9 42 (15.61%) Business Analysis
10 36 (13.38%) ITIL
10 36 (13.38%) MS Excel
10 36 (13.38%) Use Case
11 33 (12.27%) Windows
12 32 (11.90%) MS Office
12 32 (11.90%) User Stories
13 30 (11.15%) Migration
14 29 (10.78%) CRM
15 27 (10.04%) Project Management
15 27 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (9.67%) Data Migration
17 24 (8.92%) Test Scripting
17 24 (8.92%) User Experience
17 24 (8.92%) Banking
18 22 (8.18%) .NET
18 22 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (7.81%) PRINCE2
20 20 (7.43%) Dynamics CRM
21 19 (7.06%) Marketing
22 18 (6.69%) Degree
22 18 (6.69%) DV Cleared

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.09%) Confluence
3 10 (3.72%) SAS
4 7 (2.60%) IIS
5 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.49%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) CICS
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.90%) MS Office
3 14 (5.20%) MS Project
4 9 (3.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (7.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.74%) Agresso
3 1 (0.37%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.37%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.74%) VLAN
2 2 (0.74%) Network Security
2 2 (0.74%) DMZ
2 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.37%) PABX
3 1 (0.37%) Skype
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.23%) Firebird
6 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.49%) DB2
7 4 (1.49%) OLAP
7 4 (1.49%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.12%) MS Access
9 2 (0.74%) MySQL
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.37%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (5.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (5.95%) Axure RP
2 13 (4.83%) Selenium
2 13 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.46%) JIRA
4 7 (2.60%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.60%) WebDriver
4 7 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.23%) JMeter
6 5 (1.86%) TestDirector
6 5 (1.86%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.74%) TestNG
8 2 (0.74%) MSI
8 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.37%) JUnit
9 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.37%) ERwin
General
1 93 (34.57%) Finance
2 24 (8.92%) Banking
3 19 (7.06%) Marketing
4 9 (3.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.18%) .NET
2 14 (5.20%) XML
3 10 (3.72%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.86%) WCF
4 5 (1.86%) Entity Framework
4 5 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.49%) MDX
6 3 (1.12%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.12%) SOAP
6 3 (1.12%) Web Services
7 1 (0.37%) CSS
7 1 (0.37%) J2EE
7 1 (0.37%) HTML
7 1 (0.37%) JSON
7 1 (0.37%) REST
7 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.92%) User Experience
2 16 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.09%) NHS
4 8 (2.97%) AS400
5 6 (2.23%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.23%) iSeries
6 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) EPoS
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.27%) Windows
2 13 (4.83%) UNIX
2 13 (4.83%) Windows XP
3 7 (2.60%) Linux
3 7 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.49%) OS/400
6 2 (0.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.61%) Business Analysis
3 36 (13.38%) Use Case
3 36 (13.38%) ITIL
4 32 (11.90%) User Stories
5 30 (11.15%) Migration
6 29 (10.78%) CRM
7 27 (10.04%) Project Management
7 27 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (9.67%) Data Migration
9 24 (8.92%) Test Scripting
10 22 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 17 (6.32%) Time Management
12 17 (6.32%) SDLC
13 16 (5.95%) System Testing
13 16 (5.95%) Service Management
14 13 (4.83%) Scrum
14 13 (4.83%) Validation
15 12 (4.46%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.84%) SQL
2 15 (5.58%) Java
3 10 (3.72%) C#
4 6 (2.23%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.23%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.86%) COBOL
5 5 (1.86%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.49%) RPG
6 4 (1.49%) C
6 4 (1.49%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) Jython
7 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (26.77%) Security Cleared
2 68 (25.28%) SC Cleared
3 45 (16.73%) ISEB
4 18 (6.69%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.69%) Degree
5 17 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.95%) MCTS
6 16 (5.95%) MCAD
6 16 (5.95%) MCSD
6 16 (5.95%) MCPD
7 8 (2.97%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CCNA
9 2 (0.74%) CCA
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.37%) APMG
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.86%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) GxP
4 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Nmap
3 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.60%) HP
3 6 (2.23%) Cisco
3 6 (2.23%) Citrix
4 5 (1.86%) IBM
4 5 (1.86%) Casewise
5 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle
6 3 (1.12%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.12%) SAP
6 3 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (0.74%) AppSense
7 2 (0.74%) Sage
7 2 (0.74%) Progress
7 2 (0.74%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.37%) Capita
8 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.37%) OpenText
8 1 (0.37%) CA
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
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