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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 196 131 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.38% 22.59% 18.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.82% 24.26% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 86 64
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£325 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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UK

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
759 540 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.40% 93.10% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 316 259
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.36 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 2014. 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 -1 155 £325 -7.14% 55
West Wales +1 31 £369 -41.00% 2
North Wales -1 5 - - 1
Analyst
UK

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 121 (31.59%) Finance
2 88 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (18.28%) Banking
4 66 (17.23%) Microsoft
5 63 (16.45%) SQL
6 58 (15.14%) MS Office
7 57 (14.88%) Business Analysis
8 52 (13.58%) Test Scripting
9 47 (12.27%) Scrum
10 46 (12.01%) MS Excel
11 45 (11.75%) ISEB
11 45 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (10.70%) Security Cleared
13 40 (10.44%) Selenium
14 39 (10.18%) UML
15 38 (9.92%) Project Management
16 35 (9.14%) Change Management
17 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
17 33 (8.62%) ITIL
18 31 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
19 30 (7.83%) Windows
20 28 (7.31%) .NET
20 28 (7.31%) HP
21 27 (7.05%) MS PowerPoint
22 26 (6.79%) SC Cleared
22 26 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (6.79%) SQL Server
23 25 (6.53%) Migration
23 25 (6.53%) AS400
23 25 (6.53%) Maven

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.44%) SAS
3 10 (2.61%) Lync
4 5 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.31%) CMS
5 4 (1.04%) IIS
5 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.52%) Mule
6 2 (0.52%) CICS
6 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.52%) Documentum
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (15.14%) MS Office
2 46 (12.01%) MS Excel
3 27 (7.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (5.74%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.61%) MS Project
6 2 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Agresso
1 5 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.57%) Office 365
3 2 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.22%) Firewall
2 4 (1.04%) Network Security
2 4 (1.04%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) Wireless
3 3 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (0.78%) LAN
3 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.78%) Intranet
4 2 (0.52%) VoIP
4 2 (0.52%) WAN
4 2 (0.52%) MPLS
4 2 (0.52%) DSL
5 1 (0.26%) H.323
5 1 (0.26%) PABX
5 1 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.26%) PBX
5 1 (0.26%) ISDN
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.09%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.57%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.78%) MS Access
7 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.52%) Adabas
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.26%) DTS
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (10.44%) Selenium
2 25 (6.53%) Maven
3 23 (6.01%) WebDriver
4 21 (5.48%) JIRA
5 18 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.92%) Bugzilla
6 15 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 14 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.39%) SoapUI
8 13 (3.39%) JMeter
9 12 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (2.87%) Subversion
10 11 (2.87%) TortoiseSVN
11 10 (2.61%) TestNG
11 10 (2.61%) Ant
11 10 (2.61%) JUnit
12 9 (2.35%) TestDirector
13 5 (1.31%) Toad
13 5 (1.31%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
General
1 121 (31.59%) Finance
2 70 (18.28%) Banking
3 14 (3.66%) Retail
4 6 (1.57%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.57%) Legal
4 6 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.31%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.52%) Billing
7 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) French Language
7 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.31%) .NET
2 14 (3.66%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.39%) XML
4 12 (3.13%) SOAP
5 10 (2.61%) JSON
5 10 (2.61%) REST
6 7 (1.83%) J2EE
7 4 (1.04%) Web Services
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.26%) CSS
9 1 (0.26%) JDBC
9 1 (0.26%) Spring
9 1 (0.26%) JSF
9 1 (0.26%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.26%) HTML
9 1 (0.26%) jQuery
9 1 (0.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.53%) AS400
3 20 (5.22%) Open Source
4 18 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.35%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.83%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.57%) User Experience
9 5 (1.31%) Data Extraction
9 5 (1.31%) Statistics
9 5 (1.31%) SCADA
10 4 (1.04%) GIS
11 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.78%) PKI
11 3 (0.78%) Social Media
11 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.52%) New Media
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.52%) iSeries
12 2 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.83%) Windows
2 13 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.13%) UNIX
3 12 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 11 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.57%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.57%) Linux
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) OS/400
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (14.88%) Business Analysis
3 52 (13.58%) Test Scripting
4 47 (12.27%) Scrum
5 45 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (10.18%) UML
7 38 (9.92%) Project Management
8 35 (9.14%) Change Management
9 33 (8.62%) ITIL
10 25 (6.53%) Migration
10 25 (6.53%) Kanban
11 24 (6.27%) Waterfall
11 24 (6.27%) Automation Testing
12 23 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.48%) Software Testing
14 21 (5.48%) Service Management
15 20 (5.22%) Test Planning
16 19 (4.96%) Workflow
17 18 (4.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.45%) SQL
2 24 (6.27%) C#
3 23 (6.01%) Java
4 14 (3.66%) VBA
5 7 (1.83%) VB
6 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) C
7 2 (0.52%) Scala
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) RPG
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 45 (11.75%) ISEB
2 41 (10.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.96%) ISTQB
5 14 (3.66%) CCA
6 11 (2.87%) Degree
7 7 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.04%) CISSP
8 4 (1.04%) GIAC
8 4 (1.04%) GCIA
8 4 (1.04%) GCFW
8 4 (1.04%) GCWN
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) MAPM
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) IIBA
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.74%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 66 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.31%) HP
3 17 (4.44%) Oracle
4 9 (2.35%) SAP
5 6 (1.57%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.57%) Cisco
5 6 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.31%) Teradata
6 5 (1.31%) Casewise
6 5 (1.31%) Cognos
7 4 (1.04%) IBM
7 4 (1.04%) Citrix
7 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.78%) Trend Micro
8 3 (0.78%) Sourcefire
8 3 (0.78%) Juniper
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe
9 2 (0.52%) VMware
9 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy
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