Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 106 135 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.29% 24.19% 19.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.97% 24.82% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 106 152
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £369 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +7.82% +0.96%
10th Percentile £119 £208 £213
90th Percentile £416 £439 £438
South Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £342
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -28.13% +45.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £12.40
90th Percentile £15.24 £13.90 £17.45
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £12.90 £14.88
% change year-on-year +4.69% -13.31% +4.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 590 544 850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.49% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 694
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £462
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £35.98 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (27.36%) Business Analysis
2 26 (24.53%) Finance
3 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.92%) ITIL
3 19 (17.92%) Windows
4 17 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (13.21%) Migration
7 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (11.32%) Scrum
8 12 (11.32%) Data Migration
9 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
9 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
10 10 (9.43%) SQL
10 10 (9.43%) Release Management
10 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
10 10 (9.43%) User Stories
11 9 (8.49%) SoapUI
11 9 (8.49%) XML
11 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.49%) IBM
11 9 (8.49%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.55%) Fiorano
12 8 (7.55%) Service Management
12 8 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (7.55%) JCAPS
12 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
12 8 (7.55%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (7.55%) WebSphere

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (7.55%) JCAPS
1 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.89%) SAS
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
1 2 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) LAN
2 3 (2.83%) WAN
3 1 (0.94%) ADSL
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.94%) ISDN
3 1 (0.94%) POP3
3 1 (0.94%) SMTP
3 1 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.94%) VoIP
3 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.94%) Wireless
3 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.72%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) JMeter
4 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (24.53%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Legal
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) XML
2 8 (7.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (6.60%) SOAP
3 7 (6.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) NHS
3 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) iPad
5 1 (0.94%) iPhone
5 1 (0.94%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.94%) PMI
5 1 (0.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) Windows
2 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) Business Analysis
2 19 (17.92%) ITIL
3 17 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (13.21%) Migration
6 12 (11.32%) Data Migration
6 12 (11.32%) Scrum
7 10 (9.43%) Release Management
7 10 (9.43%) User Stories
8 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.49%) Service Delivery
9 8 (7.55%) Service Management
10 7 (6.60%) ITSM
11 6 (5.66%) Analytics
11 6 (5.66%) CRM
11 6 (5.66%) Incident Management
11 6 (5.66%) Regulatory Compliance
11 6 (5.66%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.72%) Data Extraction
12 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) C++
3 3 (2.83%) C
4 2 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) ISTQB
1 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) ISEB
5 3 (2.83%) CCNA
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) CCA
7 1 (0.94%) CCENT
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) MCITP
7 1 (0.94%) MCTS
7 1 (0.94%) MOS
7 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) HL7
2 7 (6.60%) QA
3 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.83%) SLA
5 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.83%) SCCM
1 3 (2.83%) WSUS
2 2 (1.89%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) IBM
3 8 (7.55%) Fiorano
4 7 (6.60%) InterSystems
4 7 (6.60%) VMware
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle
5 5 (4.72%) SAP
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco
6 4 (3.77%) Citrix
7 3 (2.83%) Remedy
8 2 (1.89%) BMC
8 2 (1.89%) HP
8 2 (1.89%) Informatica
8 2 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.89%) Teradata
9 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.94%) F5
9 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds