The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Business Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 25 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.62% 7.83% 10.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.01% 8.09% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 32
Median daily rate £375 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +4.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £206 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.11% +19.69%  

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 312 272 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.80% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 186 264
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (61.36%) Business Analysis
2 22 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.45%) Banking
5 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.18%) User Stories
7 7 (15.91%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (13.64%) JIRA
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) Retail
9 5 (11.36%) ISEB
9 5 (11.36%) XML
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.36%) QA
10 4 (9.09%) Kanban
10 4 (9.09%) Data Mapping
10 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
10 4 (9.09%) UML
10 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
10 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 3 (6.82%) ITSM
11 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
11 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.82%) Validation
11 3 (6.82%) Java
11 3 (6.82%) Oracle

Business 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 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.55%) Confluence
1 2 (4.55%) JCAPS
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (4.55%) XSLT
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) Velocity
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Business Analysis
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (18.18%) User Stories
5 7 (15.91%) Regulatory Compliance
6 6 (13.64%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) ITIL
7 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.09%) Data Mapping
8 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.09%) Kanban
8 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) UML
8 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.82%) Data Governance
9 3 (6.82%) ITSM
9 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.82%) Use Case
9 3 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) Perl
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) CBAP
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CISA
4 1 (2.27%) CISM
4 1 (2.27%) CISSP
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) HL7
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) GDPR
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Fiorano
2 2 (4.55%) HP
2 2 (4.55%) IBM
2 2 (4.55%) InterSystems
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Thunderhead
3 1 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
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