Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Analyst
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 170 215 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.69% 15.48% 16.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.14% 15.89% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 152 189
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £216 £205
90th Percentile £475 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 21
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.79 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -1.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.70 £32.04 £47.29
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% -1.80% +3.45%

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 1202 1353 1479
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.41% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 919 1057
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.72% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 91 82
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.66 £62.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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
South Wales -3 148 £375 - 15
West Wales +5 8 £446 +336.76% 2
North Wales -7 2 - - 2
Mid Wales +1 1 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Wales region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 48 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.35%) Business Analysis
3 29 (17.06%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.47%) Finance
4 28 (16.47%) Scrum
5 25 (14.71%) Windows
6 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.59%) ITIL
9 17 (10.00%) User Stories
9 17 (10.00%) SQL
9 17 (10.00%) Migration
9 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 15 (8.82%) PRINCE2
10 15 (8.82%) Windows 7
11 14 (8.24%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
12 13 (7.65%) ISEB
12 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.06%) MS Visio
13 12 (7.06%) XML
13 12 (7.06%) Active Directory
14 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
15 10 (5.88%) Data Migration
15 10 (5.88%) Banking
15 10 (5.88%) SAP
15 10 (5.88%) Java
16 9 (5.29%) Risk Management
16 9 (5.29%) Use Case

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 6 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (3.53%) JCAPS
1 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.94%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.76%) SAS
4 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.06%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.76%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP MRS
4 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.76%) LAN
2 2 (1.18%) SAN
2 2 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) ADSL
3 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.59%) Intranet
3 1 (0.59%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.59%) ISDN
3 1 (0.59%) POP3
3 1 (0.59%) SMTP
3 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.59%) VoIP
3 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.35%) Big Data
3 4 (2.35%) MS Access
3 4 (2.35%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.76%) Power BI
5 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.59%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (0.59%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (4.12%) JMeter
1 7 (4.12%) SoapUI
2 5 (2.94%) JIRA
3 4 (2.35%) Selenium
3 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.59%) TestRail
6 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (16.47%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Law
5 3 (1.76%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.06%) XML
2 6 (3.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (2.94%) EDI
3 5 (2.94%) Middleware
3 5 (2.94%) SOAP
3 5 (2.94%) XSLT
4 1 (0.59%) .NET
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.94%) NHS
3 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.35%) User Experience
4 2 (1.18%) CMDB
4 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.59%) iPad
5 1 (0.59%) iPhone
5 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.59%) PMI
5 1 (0.59%) RIA
5 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.71%) Windows
2 15 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.53%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.35%) Business Analysis
3 28 (16.47%) Scrum
4 19 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (10.59%) ITIL
6 17 (10.00%) Migration
6 17 (10.00%) User Stories
7 15 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 14 (8.24%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.29%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.29%) Test Strategy
11 9 (5.29%) Use Case
12 8 (4.71%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (4.71%) Project Management
12 8 (4.71%) Release Management
13 7 (4.12%) Analytics
13 7 (4.12%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.00%) SQL
2 10 (5.88%) Java
3 6 (3.53%) C#
3 6 (3.53%) C++
4 5 (2.94%) R
4 5 (2.94%) VBA
5 4 (2.35%) C
5 4 (2.35%) Python
6 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.65%) ISEB
3 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.12%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.94%) Degree
7 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) CCA
8 1 (0.59%) CCAA
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) IIBA
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) HL7
1 6 (3.53%) QA
2 5 (2.94%) SLA
3 4 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.35%) GDPR
4 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.76%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.88%) SAP
3 7 (4.12%) IBM
3 7 (4.12%) Oracle
4 6 (3.53%) Fiorano
4 6 (3.53%) VMware
5 5 (2.94%) HP
5 5 (2.94%) InterSystems
6 4 (2.35%) Citrix
7 3 (1.76%) Genesys
8 2 (1.18%) BMC
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco
8 2 (1.18%) Informatica
8 2 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.18%) Remedy
8 2 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.18%) Teradata
9 1 (0.59%) Avaya
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos
9 1 (0.59%) Veeam