The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 47 126 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.16% 30.22% 25.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.83% 30.58% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 90 50
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £441 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £13.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.97 £14.80 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 317 412 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.48% 98.80% 97.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 289 190
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Cardiff

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (31.58%) Finance
2 28 (24.56%) Business Analysis
3 22 (19.30%) Windows
4 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (16.67%) ITIL
6 18 (15.79%) Project Management
7 17 (14.91%) Windows 7
8 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
9 15 (13.16%) MS Office
9 15 (13.16%) ISEB
9 15 (13.16%) Active Directory
9 15 (13.16%) NHS
10 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (9.65%) XML
11 11 (9.65%) SQL
12 10 (8.77%) Information Security
12 10 (8.77%) Change Management
12 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
12 10 (8.77%) Citrix
12 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.89%) Degree
13 9 (7.89%) Data Mapping
13 9 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (7.89%) ITIL V3
13 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
13 9 (7.89%) Business Process Modelling
14 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
14 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
14 8 (7.02%) BizTalk Server

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.26%) JCAPS
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) Luigi
Applications
1 15 (13.16%) MS Office
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) Firewall
2 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 3 (2.63%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.63%) IPsec
3 3 (2.63%) LAN
3 3 (2.63%) WAN
3 3 (2.63%) Wireless
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.75%) VPN
4 2 (1.75%) WLAN
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.75%) MySQL
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
4 1 (0.88%) Ingres
4 1 (0.88%) OLAP
4 1 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) JIRA
1 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.63%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.63%) JMeter
2 3 (2.63%) Selenium
2 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.75%) The Grinder
3 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.75%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (31.58%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) XML
2 6 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (5.26%) XSLT
3 3 (2.63%) SOAP
4 2 (1.75%) J2EE
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) NHS
2 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.63%) Fintech
4 3 (2.63%) iPad
4 3 (2.63%) iPhone
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) iSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Windows
2 17 (14.91%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.39%) Linux
4 2 (1.75%) AIX
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Business Analysis
2 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.67%) ITIL
4 18 (15.79%) Project Management
5 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.77%) Change Management
6 10 (8.77%) Information Security
6 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.89%) Business Process Modelling
7 9 (7.89%) Data Mapping
7 9 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
8 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.14%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.14%) Service Management
9 7 (6.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.65%) SQL
2 5 (4.39%) C
3 4 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (1.75%) Groovy
4 2 (1.75%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) R
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) ISEB
2 9 (7.89%) Degree
3 8 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.26%) CISSP
4 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.39%) CISM
6 4 (3.51%) CISA
7 3 (2.63%) CRISC
8 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) CBAP
9 1 (0.88%) GIAC
9 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (6.14%) QA
2 6 (5.26%) HL7
3 5 (4.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.88%) GAMP
5 1 (0.88%) GxP
5 1 (0.88%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Nessus
2 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.88%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Citrix
2 8 (7.02%) Fiorano
2 8 (7.02%) IBM
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 6 (5.26%) HP
4 6 (5.26%) InterSystems
5 5 (4.39%) Sage
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle
7 3 (2.63%) Genesys
7 3 (2.63%) NICE Systems
8 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.75%) F5
8 2 (1.75%) Kofax
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) ScanSafe
8 2 (1.75%) Siebel
8 2 (1.75%) Splunk
8 2 (1.75%) Symantec
8 2 (1.75%) Thunderhead