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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 51 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 14 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.03% 3.78% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 5.16% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 15
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£400 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -29.11%
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
509 368 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.66% 73.16% 72.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 208 202
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +83.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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 -20 13 £400 +6.66% 9
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) UML
4 7 (21.88%) Banking
4 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.88%) Use Case
5 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) ISEB
7 4 (12.50%) SOA
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (9.38%) Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) User Stories
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
8 3 (9.38%) MS Office
8 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) CCA
9 2 (6.25%) Juniper
9 2 (6.25%) SAN
9 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
9 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.25%) MPLS
9 2 (6.25%) ETL
9 2 (6.25%) LAN

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
1 2 (6.25%) MPLS
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
1 2 (6.25%) Wireless
1 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.25%) NAS
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) QlikView
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.13%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Business Analyst
1 26 (81.25%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Lead Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) QlikView Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) J2EE
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.25%) New Media
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) UML
3 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (21.88%) Use Case
4 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) SOA
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) ETL
7 2 (6.25%) OO
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Web Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.25%) Content Management
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) CCA
2 2 (6.25%) CBAP
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Intune
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Juniper
2 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Ventyx
3 1 (3.13%) Open Text
3 1 (3.13%) ESRI
3 1 (3.13%) SAP