Period
to 18 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 129 127 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.97% 16.87% 18.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.66% 17.59% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 100
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +1.79% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £124 £165
90th Percentile £528 £475 £438
South Wales median daily rate £360 £365 £341
% change year-on-year -1.37% +6.96% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 12
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% +16.38% -14.08%
South Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £11.33 £11.17
% change year-on-year +87.02% +1.39% -14.08%

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 824 722 627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 95.88% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 485 486
Cardiff median daily rate £423 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £239 £190 £166
90th Percentile £621 £488 £531
South Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 30
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -1.25% +12.52%
10th Percentile £12.36 £10.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £144.25 £21.40 £40.00
South Wales median hourly rate £18.03 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +20.18% -22.08% +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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 41 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.16%) SQL
3 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.28%) Business Analysis
4 21 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (14.73%) Finance
5 19 (14.73%) Windows
6 18 (13.95%) Project Management
7 15 (11.63%) NHS
8 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.08%) Change Management
9 13 (10.08%) ITIL
9 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
10 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (9.30%) User Stories
11 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
12 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
12 10 (7.75%) Active Directory
12 10 (7.75%) Big Data
13 9 (6.98%) SDLC
13 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.98%) Scrum
13 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.98%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.98%) Machine Learning
13 9 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (6.20%) JIRA
14 8 (6.20%) Selenium
14 8 (6.20%) Performance Testing

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 2 (1.55%) SAS
2 1 (0.78%) CMS
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (2.33%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.78%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) SSL
2 1 (0.78%) VPN
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
2 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) Big Data
3 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.65%) MS Access
5 5 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.10%) Power BI
7 3 (2.33%) MySQL
8 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.55%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.78%) QlikView
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) JIRA
1 8 (6.20%) Selenium
2 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.33%) JMeter
5 3 (2.33%) Subversion
6 2 (1.55%) Appium
6 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.55%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.55%) JUnit
6 2 (1.55%) TestNG
7 1 (0.78%) PostCSS
7 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Legal
3 3 (2.33%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Front Office
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) XML
2 5 (3.88%) SOAP
3 3 (2.33%) Web Services
3 3 (2.33%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.55%) .NET
4 2 (1.55%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) Flash
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.63%) NHS
3 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.10%) Fintech
6 3 (2.33%) AS400
6 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Windows
2 5 (3.88%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Unix
2 5 (3.88%) Windows 10
2 5 (3.88%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.28%) Business Analysis
3 18 (13.95%) Project Management
4 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.08%) Change Management
5 13 (10.08%) ITIL
5 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
6 12 (9.30%) User Stories
7 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.98%) Machine Learning
8 9 (6.98%) Scrum
8 9 (6.98%) SDLC
8 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.98%) Test Strategy
9 8 (6.20%) Data Science
9 8 (6.20%) Decision-Making
9 8 (6.20%) Performance Testing
9 8 (6.20%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) SQL
2 5 (3.88%) VBA
3 3 (2.33%) C#
3 3 (2.33%) Java
4 2 (1.55%) C
4 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) Degree
3 5 (3.88%) MCP
4 4 (3.10%) ISEB
5 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.78%) MCSE
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (7.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) vSphere
2 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) SCOM
2 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.20%) Tableau
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) Charles River
5 2 (1.55%) Facebook
5 2 (1.55%) Google
5 2 (1.55%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.55%) NetApp
5 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) BT
6 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Openreach
6 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
6 1 (0.78%) VMware