Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 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.

Business Analyst
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 13 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 64 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.77% 8.73% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 8.89% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 84 85
South Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -0.79% +0.80%
10th Percentile £324 £273 £213
90th Percentile £465 £447 £450
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
South Wales median hourly rate £47.25 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% - -
Wales median hourly rate £47.25 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.61% - -

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 917 1102 1246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 98.22% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 756 941
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £196 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 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 £10.41 £9.55
90th Percentile £47.15 £71.50 £29.20
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -1.79%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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 -14 41 £375 - 7
Newport +11 14 £413 +17.86%
Bridgend - 3 £500 -
Business Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Business Analysis
3 22 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (31.25%) Finance
5 18 (28.13%) User Stories
6 9 (14.06%) Scrum
7 7 (10.94%) Banking
7 7 (10.94%) Use Case
8 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 6 (9.38%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.81%) Change Management
9 5 (7.81%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
9 5 (7.81%) Business Process Modelling
9 5 (7.81%) Kanban
9 5 (7.81%) BPMN
10 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (6.25%) CRM
10 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
11 3 (4.69%) SAP
11 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
11 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.69%) Lotus
11 3 (4.69%) Requirements Management
11 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.69%) Validation
11 3 (4.69%) Asset Management

Business 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 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.69%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (3.13%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
1 1 (1.56%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) EDI
1 1 (1.56%) Middleware
1 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Business Analysis
3 22 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (28.13%) User Stories
5 9 (14.06%) Scrum
6 7 (10.94%) Use Case
7 6 (9.38%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (7.81%) BPMN
8 5 (7.81%) Business Process Modelling
8 5 (7.81%) Change Management
8 5 (7.81%) Kanban
8 5 (7.81%) Migration
8 5 (7.81%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) CRM
9 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
10 3 (4.69%) Requirements Management
10 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) C
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) R
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) IIBA
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Lotus
2 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Avaya
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco