The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
Wales / South Wales
Rank 30 31 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 25 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.45% 7.29% 6.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 7.38% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 23
Median daily rate £335 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £284 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

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 544 569 429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.78% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 382 294
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
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 47 35 20
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business 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 Business Analyst in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business 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 Business Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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 +6 23 £313 -3.84% 7
Business Analyst
Wales

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South Wales region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (49.25%) Business Analysis
2 31 (46.27%) Finance
3 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (23.88%) Project Management
5 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (19.40%) Change Management
7 12 (17.91%) ISEB
8 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
9 10 (14.93%) Data Mapping
9 10 (14.93%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
10 9 (13.43%) XML
10 9 (13.43%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (13.43%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (11.94%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (11.94%) Use Case
11 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.94%) NHS
11 8 (11.94%) Scrum
11 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (10.45%) Fiorano
12 7 (10.45%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
12 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
12 7 (10.45%) User Stories
12 7 (10.45%) Data Flow Diagram
13 6 (8.96%) Release Management
13 6 (8.96%) IBM Integration Bus
13 6 (8.96%) HL7
13 6 (8.96%) JCAPS

Business 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 7 (10.45%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.96%) JCAPS
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (46.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.48%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) XML
2 6 (8.96%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (8.96%) XSLT
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) NHS
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) CESG
4 1 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Business Analysis
2 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.88%) Project Management
4 13 (19.40%) Change Management
5 10 (14.93%) Data Mapping
5 10 (14.93%) ITIL
5 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.43%) Business Process Modelling
6 9 (13.43%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (11.94%) Scrum
7 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.94%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (11.94%) Use Case
7 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.45%) Data Flow Diagram
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
8 7 (10.45%) User Stories
9 6 (8.96%) Release Management
9 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) Java
1 3 (4.48%) Perl
2 1 (1.49%) C
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) ISEB
2 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) CBAP
5 2 (2.99%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) CISA
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
6 1 (1.49%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) HL7
2 3 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.49%) COBIT
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Fiorano
2 6 (8.96%) IBM
2 6 (8.96%) InterSystems
3 5 (7.46%) Sage
4 3 (4.48%) HP
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum + market rate
Posted: 6 days ago