The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 16 26 11
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 24 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.08% 9.22% 10.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 9.35% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 27
Median daily rate £325 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.32% +12.67%  

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 324 417 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.58% 98.58% 98.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 295 200
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 29 (50.88%) Business Analysis
2 28 (49.12%) Finance
3 17 (29.82%) Project Management
4 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (19.30%) ISEB
7 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 9 (15.79%) NHS
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
7 9 (15.79%) Use Case
7 9 (15.79%) Translating Business Requirements
7 9 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
8 8 (14.04%) Data Mapping
8 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
8 8 (14.04%) XML
9 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.28%) Fiorano
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
9 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
10 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (10.53%) HL7
10 6 (10.53%) Release Management
10 6 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.53%) JCAPS
10 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
10 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery

Business 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 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) JCAPS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (49.12%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) XML
2 6 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (10.53%) XSLT
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) NHS
3 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Business Analysis
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
4 9 (15.79%) Change Management
4 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 9 (15.79%) Translating Business Requirements
4 9 (15.79%) Use Case
5 8 (14.04%) Data Mapping
5 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
6 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.53%) Release Management
7 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.77%) Data Flow Diagram
8 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Java
1 2 (3.51%) Perl
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CBAP
4 1 (1.75%) CISA
4 1 (1.75%) CISM
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) HL7
2 3 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Fiorano
2 6 (10.53%) IBM
2 6 (10.53%) InterSystems
3 5 (8.77%) Sage
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
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