The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
Wales / South Wales
Rank 42 40 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 14 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.51% 5.21% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 6.04% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 7
Median daily rate £345 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £263 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £391
% change year-on-year +0.62% +1.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.57 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% +12.03%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 497 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.69% 86.28% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 343 239
Median daily rate £388 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in South Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in South Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in South Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in South Wales

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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 +4 13 £331 - 1
Business Analysis
Wales

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Finance
3 18 (37.50%) Project Management
4 14 (29.17%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) Change Management
5 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
6 11 (22.92%) ISEB
6 11 (22.92%) Use Case
7 10 (20.83%) SQL
8 9 (18.75%) XML
8 9 (18.75%) ITIL
8 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.67%) ITIL V3
9 8 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (16.67%) Fiorano
9 8 (16.67%) NHS
9 8 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
10 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
10 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.58%) NUnit
10 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
10 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.58%) OOP
10 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.58%) MVC
10 7 (14.58%) Service Management

Business Analysis
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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.50%) JCAPS
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
1 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MSBuild
1 7 (14.58%) MSTest
1 7 (14.58%) NUnit
1 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Analyst
2 33 (68.75%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Business Integration Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) XML
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
2 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (14.58%) Entity Framework
2 7 (14.58%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (12.50%) XSLT
4 5 (10.42%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.08%) Velocity
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) NHS
3 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Project Management
3 14 (29.17%) Scrum
4 13 (27.08%) Change Management
4 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
5 11 (22.92%) Use Case
6 9 (18.75%) ITIL
7 8 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (16.67%) ITIL V3
8 7 (14.58%) Coaching
8 7 (14.58%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.58%) MVC
8 7 (14.58%) OOP
8 7 (14.58%) Service Management
8 7 (14.58%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Release Management
9 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CBAP
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.08%) CISA
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) HL7
2 3 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) COBIT
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Fiorano
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) InterSystems
4 3 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.08%) SAP