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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 18 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 73 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.24% 9.81% 9.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.75% 10.66% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 27
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£423 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -8.10%
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
720 685 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.12% 92.07% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 419 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 31
Average hourly rate £12.45 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.05 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 -29 18 £425 +13.33% 11
West Wales +5 9 £295 -21.33% 1
North Wales - 2 £270 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 71 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (42.74%) Security Cleared
3 47 (40.17%) SC Cleared
4 45 (38.46%) Finance
5 33 (28.21%) Use Case
6 32 (27.35%) User Stories
7 30 (25.64%) Business Analysis
8 29 (24.79%) CRM
9 28 (23.93%) ISEB
10 21 (17.95%) User Experience
11 20 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (17.09%) PRINCE2
11 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
12 18 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 17 (14.53%) Time Management
14 16 (13.68%) MCPD
14 16 (13.68%) MCTS
14 16 (13.68%) Marketing
14 16 (13.68%) MCAD
14 16 (13.68%) MCSD
14 16 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (12.82%) DV Cleared
16 14 (11.97%) System Testing
16 14 (11.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 14 (11.97%) Axure RP
17 13 (11.11%) JIRA
18 12 (10.26%) Project Management
19 11 (9.40%) UML
20 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.85%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) Firebird
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 14 (11.97%) Axure RP
2 13 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
General
1 45 (38.46%) Finance
2 16 (13.68%) Marketing
3 9 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) XML
2 2 (1.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) User Experience
2 6 (5.13%) NHS
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.71%) Open Source
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.21%) Use Case
3 32 (27.35%) User Stories
4 30 (25.64%) Business Analysis
5 29 (24.79%) CRM
6 20 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (17.09%) PRINCE2
7 17 (14.53%) Time Management
8 15 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.97%) System Testing
10 12 (10.26%) Project Management
11 11 (9.40%) UML
12 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.84%) SOA
14 7 (5.98%) ITIL
14 7 (5.98%) Migration
14 7 (5.98%) Data Migration
15 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
15 6 (5.13%) Software Engineering
15 6 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.69%) SQL
2 6 (5.13%) Java
2 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (42.74%) Security Cleared
2 47 (40.17%) SC Cleared
3 28 (23.93%) ISEB
4 16 (13.68%) MCPD
4 16 (13.68%) MCTS
4 16 (13.68%) MCAD
4 16 (13.68%) MCSD
4 16 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (12.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.71%) CBAP
6 2 (1.71%) Degree
6 2 (1.71%) CCA
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle
3 4 (3.42%) Progress
4 3 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.85%) Sage
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Proactive Appointments
Rate: £205pd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Port Talbot
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago