Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 161 104 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 18.07% 17.11% 24.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.66% 17.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 70 111
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £225 £118 £210
90th Percentile £500 £438 £438
South Wales median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.24 £13.80
South Wales median hourly rate £14.52 £13.00 £12.90
% change year-on-year +11.67% +0.81% -7.89%

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 863 587 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 96.55% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 401 409
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +9.49%
10th Percentile £275 £150 £176
90th Percentile £575 £488 £525
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 30
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £128.75 £24.33 £34.83
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.79% -2.45% -3.13%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.98%) Finance
3 35 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 30 (18.63%) Windows
5 28 (17.39%) SQL
5 28 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 27 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (14.29%) ITIL
9 22 (13.66%) Project Management
10 18 (11.18%) Test Automation
11 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
12 15 (9.32%) Change Management
12 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (8.70%) Regression Testing
13 14 (8.70%) Scrum
13 14 (8.70%) Incident Management
13 14 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (8.07%) NHS
15 12 (7.45%) Service Management
15 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
15 12 (7.45%) JIRA
15 12 (7.45%) Selenium
15 12 (7.45%) User Stories
16 11 (6.83%) Business Transformation
16 11 (6.83%) SDLC
16 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
16 11 (6.83%) Degree
16 11 (6.83%) SLA

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 3 (1.86%) SAS
2 2 (1.24%) CMS
2 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.62%) JBoss
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.86%) Office 365
3 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.62%) FTP
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) LAN
2 1 (0.62%) SMS
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
2 1 (0.62%) VPN
2 1 (0.62%) WAN
2 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) Big Data
3 8 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.73%) MS Access
4 6 (3.73%) MySQL
5 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.48%) Power BI
6 3 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.62%) GIS
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.45%) JIRA
1 12 (7.45%) Selenium
2 9 (5.59%) SoapUI
2 9 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.73%) Subversion
6 5 (3.11%) JMeter
7 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.24%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.24%) JUnit
8 2 (1.24%) MSI
8 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.62%) TestNG
General
1 37 (22.98%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Legal
3 6 (3.73%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) XML
2 7 (4.35%) SOAP
3 4 (2.48%) .NET
4 3 (1.86%) CSS
5 2 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (1.24%) Web Services
5 2 (1.24%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.62%) Apache FOP
6 1 (0.62%) EDI
6 1 (0.62%) Flash
6 1 (0.62%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.62%) jQuery
6 1 (0.62%) Middleware
6 1 (0.62%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.62%) Spring
6 1 (0.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.07%) NHS
3 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.73%) AS400
6 4 (2.48%) Fintech
7 2 (1.24%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.62%) CMDB
8 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.62%) New Media
8 1 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.63%) Windows
2 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.21%) Unix
4 8 (4.97%) Linux
5 6 (3.73%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 27 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (14.29%) ITIL
5 22 (13.66%) Project Management
6 18 (11.18%) Test Automation
7 15 (9.32%) Change Management
8 14 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 14 (8.70%) Scrum
8 14 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (7.45%) Service Management
9 12 (7.45%) User Stories
10 11 (6.83%) Business Transformation
10 11 (6.83%) SDLC
11 10 (6.21%) Analytics
11 10 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.59%) Machine Learning
12 9 (5.59%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (5.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.39%) SQL
2 6 (3.73%) C#
2 6 (3.73%) VBA
3 4 (2.48%) Java
4 3 (1.86%) C
4 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.24%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.97%) MCP
4 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.11%) ISEB
5 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.24%) CCNP
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.62%) CCNA
9 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) MCSE
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) SLA
2 9 (5.59%) QA
3 7 (4.35%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.48%) PMO
5 2 (1.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) XenApp
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.97%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) Citrix
3 7 (4.35%) IBM
3 7 (4.35%) SAP
4 6 (3.73%) Tableau
5 2 (1.24%) Avaya
5 2 (1.24%) Facebook
5 2 (1.24%) Google
5 2 (1.24%) Ivanti
5 2 (1.24%) NetApp
5 2 (1.24%) VMware
6 1 (0.62%) BT
6 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco
6 1 (0.62%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.62%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.62%) Teradata
6 1 (0.62%) Veeam