Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 198 160 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.85% 13.84% 18.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.15% 14.32% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 107 141
Wales median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £201 £208
90th Percentile £488 £438 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 21
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +13.46% +13.04%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.35 £43.45 £28.43
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £15.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year -1.29% +5.23% -1.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,506 1,117 1,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.73% 96.63% 97.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 763 742
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 82 84
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% -
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £22.45 £54.00 £72.63
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% -1.58% +6.03%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Wales over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Wales over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Wales

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
South Wales -4 181 £360 -0.69% 34
West Wales +21 13 £475 +72.73% 1
North Wales 0 3 £375 +77.51% 7
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 60 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.70%) Windows
3 38 (19.19%) Finance
4 36 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 29 (14.65%) Microsoft
6 29 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (13.13%) SQL
8 23 (11.62%) JIRA
8 23 (11.62%) User Stories
9 22 (11.11%) ITIL
10 18 (9.09%) SAP
11 17 (8.59%) Active Directory
12 16 (8.08%) SQL Server
13 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
13 15 (7.58%) IBM
13 15 (7.58%) Incident Management
14 14 (7.07%) Scrum
14 14 (7.07%) Risk Management
14 14 (7.07%) Confluence
15 13 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
16 12 (6.06%) Degree
16 12 (6.06%) Citrix
16 12 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (6.06%) Java
16 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
16 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
17 10 (5.05%) Test Automation
17 10 (5.05%) BPMN

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (7.07%) Confluence
2 6 (3.03%) MQSeries
2 6 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.53%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.51%) FileNet
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) BPCS
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.02%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.01%) Office 365
5 1 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) DHCP
1 5 (2.53%) DNS
1 5 (2.53%) Extranet
1 5 (2.53%) Intranet
2 2 (1.01%) SMS
2 2 (1.01%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.53%) MySQL
4 4 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.01%) Power BI
6 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.51%) GIS
7 1 (0.51%) MS Access
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.62%) JIRA
2 8 (4.04%) Selenium
2 8 (4.04%) SoapUI
3 7 (3.54%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.03%) Spinnaker
5 5 (2.53%) JMeter
5 5 (2.53%) Subversion
5 5 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.01%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.01%) MSI
8 1 (0.51%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.51%) JUnit
8 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.51%) Maven
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (19.19%) Finance
2 8 (4.04%) Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Legal
3 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.52%) Marketing
4 2 (1.01%) Electronics
4 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.01%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.55%) XML
2 5 (2.53%) .NET
2 5 (2.53%) EDI
3 4 (2.02%) SOAP
3 4 (2.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.52%) CSS
4 3 (1.52%) HTML
4 3 (1.52%) IDoc
4 3 (1.52%) SAP PI
4 3 (1.52%) SAP XI
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
6 1 (0.51%) Apache FOP
6 1 (0.51%) jQuery
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) Middleware
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) Spring
6 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.04%) AS400
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.01%) Media Streaming
6 2 (1.01%) NHS
6 2 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.51%) IVR
7 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.51%) New Media
7 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.51%) Social Media
7 1 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.70%) Windows
2 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.04%) Unix
4 7 (3.54%) AIX
5 6 (3.03%) Linux
5 6 (3.03%) OpenVMS
5 6 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.52%) VMS
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 23 (11.62%) User Stories
5 22 (11.11%) ITIL
6 15 (7.58%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.07%) Risk Management
7 14 (7.07%) Scrum
8 13 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.05%) BPMN
10 10 (5.05%) Change Management
10 10 (5.05%) Coaching
10 10 (5.05%) IT Governance
10 10 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.05%) Service Management
10 10 (5.05%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.55%) Decision-Making
11 9 (4.55%) Migration
11 9 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.13%) SQL
2 12 (6.06%) Java
3 4 (2.02%) C#
3 4 (2.02%) VBA
4 3 (1.52%) ABAP
4 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.52%) PHP
4 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.52%) R
5 2 (1.01%) C
5 2 (1.01%) Perl
5 2 (1.01%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.51%) RPG
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.06%) Degree
3 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.54%) MCP
5 6 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.02%) CCNA
7 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.52%) CISSP
8 3 (1.52%) ISEB
8 3 (1.52%) MCSA
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) EXIN
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) SLA
2 9 (4.55%) QA
3 7 (3.54%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.53%) PMO
5 2 (1.01%) GDPR
6 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (3.03%) Docker
3 6 (3.03%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.53%) vSphere
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) Tivoli
2 6 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.03%) SCCM
3 5 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.01%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.09%) SAP
3 15 (7.58%) IBM
4 12 (6.06%) Citrix
5 8 (4.04%) Oracle
6 7 (3.54%) HP
6 7 (3.54%) VMware
7 6 (3.03%) Cisco
8 5 (2.53%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.52%) Avaya
10 2 (1.01%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.51%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.51%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.51%) Kofax
11 1 (0.51%) Nortel
11 1 (0.51%) Remedy
11 1 (0.51%) Tableau
11 1 (0.51%) Veeam