The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 24 30 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 17 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.03% 7.19% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 8.36% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 7
Median daily rate £300 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £263 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £390
% change year-on-year +0.62% +1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% +3.83%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 359 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.69% 86.09% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 257 147
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Cardiff

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 18 (43.90%) Project Management
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 10 (24.39%) Use Case
5 10 (24.39%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) ISEB
6 9 (21.95%) ITIL
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
6 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
7 8 (19.51%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (19.51%) Fiorano
7 8 (19.51%) XML
7 8 (19.51%) NHS
7 8 (19.51%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
8 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
8 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (17.07%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (17.07%) NUnit
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.07%) .NET
8 7 (17.07%) OOP
8 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.07%) RDBMS

Business Analysis
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 (19.51%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) JCAPS
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MSBuild
1 7 (17.07%) MSTest
1 7 (17.07%) NUnit
1 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Analyst
2 26 (63.41%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Business Integration Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
2 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
2 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
2 7 (17.07%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (14.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (14.63%) XSLT
4 5 (12.20%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) Velocity
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) NHS
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Fintech
4 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Project Management
2 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 10 (24.39%) Use Case
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
6 9 (21.95%) ITIL
7 8 (19.51%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
8 7 (17.07%) Coaching
8 7 (17.07%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.07%) MVC
8 7 (17.07%) OOP
8 7 (17.07%) Service Management
8 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Release Management
9 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) ISEB
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) CBAP
4 1 (2.44%) CISA
4 1 (2.44%) CISM
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) HL7
2 3 (7.32%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
3 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Fiorano
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) IBM
3 6 (14.63%) InterSystems
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.44%) CA Agile Central