The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £193 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
Senior Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 33 51 34
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.77% 2.36% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.40% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
Median daily rate £193 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.61% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £400
% change year-on-year -5.06% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +27.38% -34.37%  

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%  

Senior Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Analyst in Cardiff

Senior Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Analyst in Cardiff

Senior Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Analyst in Cardiff

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Use Case
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) NHS
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) XSLT
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) InterSystems
7 2 (16.67%) Fiorano
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (16.67%) JCAPS
7 2 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (16.67%) HL7
8 1 (8.33%) Fintech
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (8.33%) CBAP

Senior 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 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (16.67%) JCAPS
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) NHS
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile First
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) CBAP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Fiorano
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) InterSystems
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Thunderhead