The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
Wales / South Wales
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 67 150 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.86% 26.04% 18.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.25% 26.36% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 99 58
Median daily rate £325 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £186 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.65 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £26.30 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 569 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.78% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 382 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 19
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 53 £325 - 9
Bridgend -4 8 - - 5
Newport -11 2 £450 +181.25% 5
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
Analyst
Wales

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 43 (28.29%) Finance
2 38 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.79%) Windows
5 21 (13.82%) Project Management
5 21 (13.82%) MS Office
6 19 (12.50%) ITIL
6 19 (12.50%) Change Management
6 19 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
7 18 (11.84%) ISEB
8 17 (11.18%) Active Directory
9 16 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 16 (10.53%) NHS
10 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
10 15 (9.87%) XML
11 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
12 12 (7.89%) SQL
12 12 (7.89%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.24%) Data Mapping
14 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
14 10 (6.58%) Citrix
14 10 (6.58%) Information Security
14 10 (6.58%) QA
14 10 (6.58%) Use Case
14 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (6.58%) Data Protection
14 10 (6.58%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.58%) Translating Business Requirements

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.95%) JCAPS
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.66%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Luigi
Applications
1 21 (13.82%) MS Office
2 6 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.95%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.66%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) Firewall
2 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.97%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (1.97%) HTTP
3 3 (1.97%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.97%) IPsec
3 3 (1.97%) LAN
3 3 (1.97%) WAN
3 3 (1.97%) Wireless
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.32%) VPN
4 2 (1.32%) WLAN
5 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.32%) MySQL
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) GIS
5 1 (0.66%) Ingres
5 1 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.66%) OLAP
5 1 (0.66%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.29%) JIRA
3 4 (2.63%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.97%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.97%) JMeter
4 3 (1.97%) Selenium
5 2 (1.32%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.32%) The Grinder
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (28.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Banking
2 8 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.97%) Publishing
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.87%) XML
2 6 (3.95%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (3.95%) SOAP
2 6 (3.95%) XSLT
3 4 (2.63%) .NET
4 2 (1.32%) J2EE
4 2 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) CSS
5 1 (0.66%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.66%) HTML
5 1 (0.66%) Middleware
5 1 (0.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.53%) NHS
3 7 (4.61%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (1.97%) Fintech
4 3 (1.97%) iPad
4 3 (1.97%) iPhone
5 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.32%) PKI
5 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.66%) CESG
6 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.66%) iSeries
6 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.79%) Windows
2 18 (11.84%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.82%) Project Management
4 19 (12.50%) Change Management
4 19 (12.50%) ITIL
5 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 11 (7.24%) Data Mapping
8 10 (6.58%) Data Protection
8 10 (6.58%) Information Security
8 10 (6.58%) Translating Business Requirements
8 10 (6.58%) Use Case
8 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.58%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.92%) Business Process Modelling
9 9 (5.92%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (5.92%) Scrum
9 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.92%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.89%) SQL
2 6 (3.95%) C
3 5 (3.29%) Java
4 3 (1.97%) Perl
5 2 (1.32%) Groovy
5 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) R
6 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (11.84%) ISEB
2 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) Degree
3 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.61%) CISSP
6 5 (3.29%) CISM
7 4 (2.63%) CISA
8 3 (1.97%) CRISC
9 2 (1.32%) CBAP
10 1 (0.66%) CLAS
10 1 (0.66%) GIAC
10 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) QA
2 8 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.95%) HL7
4 5 (3.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.97%) COBIT
6 1 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.66%) GAMP
6 1 (0.66%) GxP
6 1 (0.66%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Nessus
2 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.66%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) Citrix
3 8 (5.26%) Fiorano
3 8 (5.26%) IBM
4 7 (4.61%) HP
5 6 (3.95%) Cisco
5 6 (3.95%) InterSystems
6 5 (3.29%) Oracle
6 5 (3.29%) Sage
7 4 (2.63%) SAP
8 3 (1.97%) Genesys
8 3 (1.97%) NICE Systems
8 3 (1.97%) Thunderhead
9 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.32%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.32%) F5
9 2 (1.32%) Kofax
9 2 (1.32%) ScanSafe
9 2 (1.32%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.32%) Splunk
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
South Wales Police
Rate: From £27,246 to £31,620 per annum
Posted: Yesterday