The table below looks at the statistics for the Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 13 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 61 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.75% 10.80% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.29% 11.44% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 20
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £297 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £390 £371
% change year-on-year
+1.28% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
Business Analyst
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
678 533 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.17% 94.34% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 310 219
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.03%
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 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Business 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 Business Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 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 -6 40 £393 +4.66% 8
West Wales - 5 £280 - 1
North Wales - - - - 1
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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

1 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.98%) Finance
3 31 (25.41%) Business Analysis
4 30 (24.59%) CRM
5 29 (23.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (23.77%) Security Cleared
6 28 (22.95%) SC Cleared
7 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
8 20 (16.39%) Banking
9 19 (15.57%) Use Case
9 19 (15.57%) PRINCE2
9 19 (15.57%) UML
10 18 (14.75%) Time Management
10 18 (14.75%) Dynamics CRM
11 17 (13.93%) ISEB
12 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (13.11%) MCAD
12 16 (13.11%) MCSD
12 16 (13.11%) MCTS
12 16 (13.11%) Marketing
12 16 (13.11%) MCPD
13 15 (12.30%) User Stories
14 14 (11.48%) SQL
14 14 (11.48%) Project Management
15 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
16 12 (9.84%) Retail
17 11 (9.02%) MS Excel
18 10 (8.20%) Change Management
19 9 (7.38%) SOA
19 9 (7.38%) SAS

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.38%) SAS
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) Firebird
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) JIRA
2 4 (3.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (3.28%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.64%) TestDirector
General
1 50 (40.98%) Finance
2 20 (16.39%) Banking
3 16 (13.11%) Marketing
4 12 (9.84%) Retail
5 7 (5.74%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) XML
2 2 (1.64%) .NET
2 2 (1.64%) J2EE
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) User Experience
2 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) New Media
6 1 (0.82%) EPoS
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) AS400
6 1 (0.82%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.82%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.82%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.82%) Social Network
6 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.82%) Open Source
6 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.41%) Business Analysis
3 30 (24.59%) CRM
4 29 (23.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (15.57%) Use Case
5 19 (15.57%) PRINCE2
5 19 (15.57%) UML
6 18 (14.75%) Time Management
7 15 (12.30%) User Stories
8 14 (11.48%) Project Management
9 10 (8.20%) Change Management
10 9 (7.38%) SOA
11 8 (6.56%) Test Planning
12 7 (5.74%) Analytics
13 6 (4.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 5 (4.10%) Waterfall
14 5 (4.10%) Risk Management
14 5 (4.10%) Service Management
14 5 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (4.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) SQL
2 6 (4.92%) Java
3 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (23.77%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.95%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.93%) ISEB
4 16 (13.11%) MCAD
4 16 (13.11%) MCSD
4 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (13.11%) MCTS
4 16 (13.11%) MCPD
5 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.46%) VCP4
6 3 (2.46%) CCA
7 2 (1.64%) CBAP
8 1 (0.82%) Degree
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle
3 4 (3.28%) Progress
4 3 (2.46%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.64%) SAP
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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