The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 52 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 20 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.91% 3.93% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 5.67% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 13
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £369 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £38.22
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -18.89%
Business Analysis
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
520 353 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.69% 69.35% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 190 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
South Wales -13 20 £375 - 8
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 17 (40.48%) UML
2 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
7 6 (14.29%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 6 (14.29%) MS Office
7 6 (14.29%) Change Management
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.90%) SOA
9 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.52%) ISEB
9 4 (9.52%) CCA
9 4 (9.52%) AS400
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
10 3 (7.14%) ITIL
10 3 (7.14%) CRM
10 3 (7.14%) OO
10 3 (7.14%) MS Project
10 3 (7.14%) SQL
10 3 (7.14%) .NET
10 3 (7.14%) J2EE
10 3 (7.14%) Analytics

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) LAN
1 2 (4.76%) WAN
1 2 (4.76%) SAN
1 2 (4.76%) MPLS
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
1 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
1 2 (4.76%) Network Security
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) QlikView
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (83.33%) Analyst
2 34 (80.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) QlikView Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) AS400
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.76%) New Media
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) UML
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (14.29%) Use Case
4 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.90%) SOA
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Content Management
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Web Analytics
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
1 4 (9.52%) CCA
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) CBAP
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Juniper
2 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) ESRI
3 1 (2.38%) Open Text
3 1 (2.38%) Ventyx