Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 7 19
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 42 70 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.85% 12.54% 9.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.12% 12.87% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 75
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.66% +0.67%
10th Percentile £334 £268 £222
90th Percentile £431 £450 £438
South Wales median daily rate £385 £375 £378
% change year-on-year +2.67% -0.79% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £51.00 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £47.25 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.72% - -

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 590 544 850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.49% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 694
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £462
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £35.98 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 24 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 19 (45.24%) Finance
3 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.05%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.52%) CRM
9 4 (9.52%) Kanban
9 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (7.14%) QA
10 3 (7.14%) Use Case
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (7.14%) JIRA
10 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
10 3 (7.14%) Validation
11 2 (4.76%) Change Management
11 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
11 2 (4.76%) C
11 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (4.76%) ISEB
11 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
11 2 (4.76%) BPMN

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 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (2.38%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) User Stories
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (9.52%) CRM
7 4 (9.52%) Kanban
8 3 (7.14%) Requirements Management
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (7.14%) Use Case
8 3 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (4.76%) Analytics
9 2 (4.76%) Business Process Modelling
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Data Governance
9 2 (4.76%) Data Strategy
9 2 (4.76%) SDLC
9 2 (4.76%) Software Delivery
9 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
2 1 (2.38%) R
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) IIBA
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Avaya
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco