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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 137 118 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.38% 21.03% 21.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.60% 22.26% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 78 56
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£363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £14.25 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.25 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
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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
665 530 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.06% 94.47% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 311 216
Average daily rate £363 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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
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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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 -1 104 £363 -0.68% 36
West Wales -3 9 £295 -
North Wales - 1 £275 - 4
Mid Wales - - - -
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Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 91 (30.95%) Finance
2 90 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 57 (19.39%) SQL
5 48 (16.33%) Security Cleared
6 47 (15.99%) MS Excel
7 46 (15.65%) CRM
8 44 (14.97%) SC Cleared
9 43 (14.63%) Windows
10 42 (14.29%) MS Office
11 39 (13.27%) ISEB
12 35 (11.90%) ITIL
13 30 (10.20%) Business Analysis
14 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
14 29 (9.86%) Test Scripting
15 28 (9.52%) Selenium
15 28 (9.52%) User Stories
15 28 (9.52%) HP
15 28 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (8.84%) Banking
18 25 (8.50%) Scrum
19 24 (8.16%) Firewall
19 24 (8.16%) Project Management
19 24 (8.16%) Waterfall
20 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (7.82%) Service Management
20 23 (7.82%) XML
21 22 (7.48%) Marketing
22 21 (7.14%) SharePoint

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 21 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.08%) SAS
3 11 (3.74%) IIS
4 10 (3.40%) Lync
5 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.34%) CICS
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 47 (15.99%) MS Excel
2 42 (14.29%) MS Office
3 12 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.04%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.06%) Office 365
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (1.36%) LAN
3 3 (1.02%) Internet
3 3 (1.02%) Network Security
4 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.68%) VLAN
4 2 (0.68%) DMZ
4 2 (0.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) PBX
5 1 (0.34%) MPLS
5 1 (0.34%) DSL
5 1 (0.34%) H.323
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.34%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.38%) MS Access
4 7 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.36%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.36%) Firebird
7 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.02%) OLAP
7 3 (1.02%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.68%) DB2
8 2 (0.68%) MySQL
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (9.52%) Selenium
2 18 (6.12%) Maven
3 15 (5.10%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.42%) JIRA
5 12 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.08%) WebDriver
6 11 (3.74%) SoapUI
7 9 (3.06%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.06%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (1.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (1.70%) Axure RP
9 4 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.36%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (1.36%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.36%) Subversion
10 3 (1.02%) TestNG
10 3 (1.02%) Ant
10 3 (1.02%) JUnit
10 3 (1.02%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 91 (30.95%) Finance
2 26 (8.84%) Banking
3 22 (7.48%) Marketing
4 13 (4.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.82%) XML
2 11 (3.74%) JSON
2 11 (3.74%) SOAP
2 11 (3.74%) REST
3 10 (3.40%) .NET
4 6 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.36%) Web Services
6 3 (1.02%) MDX
7 1 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.78%) AS400
3 15 (5.10%) Open Source
4 10 (3.40%) User Experience
5 7 (2.38%) NHS
6 6 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) iSeries
10 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.68%) Statistics
10 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.68%) New Media
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) EPoS
11 1 (0.34%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.34%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.63%) Windows
2 12 (4.08%) Windows XP
3 11 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.06%) UNIX
6 5 (1.70%) Linux
7 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) OS/400
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (15.65%) CRM
3 35 (11.90%) ITIL
4 30 (10.20%) Business Analysis
5 29 (9.86%) Test Scripting
6 28 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (9.52%) User Stories
7 25 (8.50%) Scrum
8 24 (8.16%) Project Management
8 24 (8.16%) Waterfall
9 23 (7.82%) Service Management
10 21 (7.14%) Analytics
11 20 (6.80%) Time Management
11 20 (6.80%) PRINCE2
11 20 (6.80%) Use Case
12 19 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.46%) Workflow
13 18 (6.12%) UML
13 18 (6.12%) Data Modelling
13 18 (6.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.39%) SQL
2 14 (4.76%) Java
3 11 (3.74%) VBA
4 9 (3.06%) C#
5 5 (1.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (1.70%) C
6 4 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.02%) COBOL
8 2 (0.68%) RPG
8 2 (0.68%) VB
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 39 (13.27%) ISEB
4 16 (5.44%) MCAD
4 16 (5.44%) MCSD
4 16 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.44%) MCTS
4 16 (5.44%) MCPD
5 13 (4.42%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.08%) Degree
7 7 (2.38%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.70%) VCP4
8 5 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.02%) MCP
11 2 (0.68%) CCA
11 2 (0.68%) CBAP
12 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.44%) SLA
2 9 (3.06%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.68%) Nmap
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 77 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.52%) HP
3 15 (5.10%) Oracle
4 11 (3.74%) Citrix
5 8 (2.72%) Sage
6 7 (2.38%) IBM
7 6 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.04%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.04%) SAP
8 5 (1.70%) Progress
8 5 (1.70%) Cisco
9 4 (1.36%) Casewise
9 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.36%) VMware
10 3 (1.02%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.68%) AppSense
11 2 (0.68%) CA
12 1 (0.34%) NetApp
12 1 (0.34%) Siemens
12 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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