Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 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.

Analyst
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 144 198 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.29% 17.76% 16.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.77% 18.08% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 143 172
South Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% +3.25%
10th Percentile £141 £212 £210
90th Percentile £440 £444 £438
Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £342
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £12.90 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -13.31% +4.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £9.73
90th Percentile £35.75 £27.76 £17.70
Wales median hourly rate £13.56 £12.90 £14.88
% change year-on-year +5.16% -13.31% +19.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 913 1095 1248
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 98.21% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 750 942
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £192 £213
90th Percentile £524 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 53
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.55
90th Percentile £47.15 £72.25 £29.20
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -3.51%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in South Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in South Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in South Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in South Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in South Wales

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 105 £359 -1.03% 14
Newport +2 20 £413 +10.00% 1
Bridgend +12 5 £475 +90.00%
Torfaen - 5 £250 - 1
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 £160 -28.89%
Caerphilly -5 1 £250 -
Analyst
Wales

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 South Wales region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 28 (19.44%) Finance
4 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 23 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (15.28%) Windows
7 21 (14.58%) User Stories
8 19 (13.19%) ITIL
9 18 (12.50%) Migration
10 16 (11.11%) SQL
10 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (10.42%) Scrum
12 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
13 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
14 12 (8.33%) Data Migration
14 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (8.33%) Active Directory
15 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
16 10 (6.94%) Release Management
16 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (6.94%) SAP
16 10 (6.94%) XML
17 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
17 9 (6.25%) IBM
17 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
17 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
17 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (5.56%) Change Management
18 8 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (5.56%) Fiorano

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (5.56%) JCAPS
1 8 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.08%) SAS
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.69%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.39%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Office 365
1 2 (1.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) LAN
2 3 (2.08%) WAN
3 2 (1.39%) SAN
4 1 (0.69%) ADSL
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.69%) ISDN
4 1 (0.69%) POP3
4 1 (0.69%) SMTP
4 1 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
4 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.78%) MS Access
4 3 (2.08%) Big Data
4 3 (2.08%) Power BI
4 3 (2.08%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.47%) JIRA
3 3 (2.08%) JMeter
3 3 (2.08%) Selenium
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (19.44%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Legal
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) XML
2 8 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (4.86%) SOAP
3 7 (4.86%) XSLT
4 1 (0.69%) EDI
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.17%) NHS
3 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) iPhone
6 1 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) RIA
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.28%) Windows
2 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 23 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (14.58%) User Stories
5 19 (13.19%) ITIL
6 18 (12.50%) Migration
7 15 (10.42%) Scrum
8 12 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 10 (6.94%) Release Management
10 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.56%) Change Management
11 8 (5.56%) Service Management
12 7 (4.86%) Analytics
12 7 (4.86%) ITSM
12 7 (4.86%) Use Case
13 6 (4.17%) Acceptance Criteria
13 6 (4.17%) Business Process Modelling
13 6 (4.17%) Regulatory Compliance
13 6 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) C++
3 5 (3.47%) R
4 3 (2.08%) C
4 3 (2.08%) Java
4 3 (2.08%) Python
4 3 (2.08%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.17%) Degree
5 4 (2.78%) ISEB
6 3 (2.08%) CCNA
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.69%) CCA
8 1 (0.69%) CCAA
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.69%) IIBA
8 1 (0.69%) MCSA
8 1 (0.69%) MCSE
8 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) HL7
2 7 (4.86%) QA
3 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.08%) SLA
5 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.39%) PMO
6 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.08%) SCCM
1 3 (2.08%) WSUS
2 2 (1.39%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) SAP
3 9 (6.25%) IBM
4 8 (5.56%) Fiorano
4 8 (5.56%) VMware
5 7 (4.86%) InterSystems
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle
7 5 (3.47%) Citrix
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco
9 3 (2.08%) Lotus
9 3 (2.08%) Remedy
10 2 (1.39%) BMC
10 2 (1.39%) HP
10 2 (1.39%) Informatica
10 2 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.39%) Teradata
11 1 (0.69%) Avaya
11 1 (0.69%) F5
11 1 (0.69%) Genesys