Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 211 145 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.14% 10.94% 18.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.61% 11.32% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 96 158
Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -4.97%
10th Percentile £209 £184 £200
90th Percentile £475 £438 £454
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 21
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £16.12 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.46% +19.41% +17.39%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £44.10 £29.50
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

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 1,444 1,281 1,197
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 96.68% 97.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,021 882 778
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £210
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 104 83
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £20.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.88% +36.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £34.73 £77.50 £67.70
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +2 204 £350 - 41
West Wales +17 3 £400 +79.57% 4
North Wales +2 3 £375 +114.29% 3
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (21.80%) Finance
3 36 (17.06%) Windows
4 33 (15.64%) Business Analysis
5 31 (14.69%) Microsoft
6 28 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (11.37%) SQL
9 23 (10.90%) SAP
10 19 (9.00%) ITIL
10 19 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
11 17 (8.06%) Risk Management
12 16 (7.58%) Scrum
12 16 (7.58%) SQL Server
12 16 (7.58%) IBM
12 16 (7.58%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.58%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.11%) Active Directory
14 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (6.64%) User Stories
15 13 (6.16%) Coaching
15 13 (6.16%) Selenium
15 13 (6.16%) Incident Management
16 12 (5.69%) Degree
16 12 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.69%) BPMN
17 11 (5.21%) JIRA
18 10 (4.74%) IT Governance
18 10 (4.74%) Banking

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 (2.84%) MQSeries
1 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.37%) IIS
3 2 (0.95%) Confluence
3 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) BPCS
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) IBM Blueworks
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.95%) Office 365
1 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) DHCP
1 6 (2.84%) DNS
2 2 (0.95%) LAN
2 2 (0.95%) SAN
2 2 (0.95%) VoIP
2 2 (0.95%) WAN
2 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) Network Security
3 1 (0.47%) SMS
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.90%) MySQL
4 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.47%) CorVu
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (6.16%) Selenium
2 11 (5.21%) JIRA
3 5 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.90%) JMeter
4 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.42%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (1.42%) Subversion
5 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.95%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.95%) MSI
7 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 46 (21.80%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Banking
3 4 (1.90%) Legal
3 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.90%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Law
5 2 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) EDI
2 8 (3.79%) XML
3 5 (2.37%) .NET
4 4 (1.90%) Web Services
5 3 (1.42%) EDIFACT
5 3 (1.42%) IDoc
5 3 (1.42%) SAP PI
5 3 (1.42%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.95%) Ajax
6 2 (0.95%) CSS
6 2 (0.95%) CSS3
6 2 (0.95%) HTML
6 2 (0.95%) HTML5
6 2 (0.95%) RESTful
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.95%) XHTML
7 1 (0.47%) J2EE
7 1 (0.47%) JSON
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.79%) AS400
4 6 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.90%) Fintech
6 4 (1.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.47%) IVR
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.06%) Windows
2 9 (4.27%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.84%) AIX
4 6 (2.84%) OpenVMS
4 6 (2.84%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.37%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.90%) Linux
6 4 (1.90%) Unix
7 3 (1.42%) VMS
7 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.64%) Business Analysis
3 25 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (9.00%) ITIL
4 19 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.06%) Risk Management
6 16 (7.58%) Scrum
6 16 (7.58%) Test Automation
6 16 (7.58%) Test Scripting
7 14 (6.64%) User Stories
8 13 (6.16%) Coaching
8 13 (6.16%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.69%) BPMN
9 12 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.74%) IT Governance
11 9 (4.27%) Change Management
11 9 (4.27%) ERP
11 9 (4.27%) Migration
11 9 (4.27%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.37%) SQL
2 9 (4.27%) Java
3 7 (3.32%) C#
4 5 (2.37%) R
5 4 (1.90%) PHP
6 3 (1.42%) ABAP
6 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.42%) Python
6 3 (1.42%) VBA
7 2 (0.95%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) Go
8 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.47%) RPG
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (5.69%) Degree
2 9 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.79%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.32%) MCP
5 6 (2.84%) CISSP
6 4 (1.90%) CCNA
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.42%) MCSA
7 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.95%) CISA
8 2 (0.95%) CISM
8 2 (0.95%) ISEB
8 2 (0.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CBAP
9 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) SLA
2 9 (4.27%) GDPR
2 9 (4.27%) QA
3 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.90%) PMO
4 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 6 (2.84%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) SCCM
1 6 (2.84%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.95%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 31 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.90%) SAP
3 16 (7.58%) IBM
4 10 (4.74%) Citrix
5 7 (3.32%) HP
5 7 (3.32%) VMware
6 6 (2.84%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.84%) Cisco
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle
8 2 (0.95%) Avaya
8 2 (0.95%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.95%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.95%) JDA
9 1 (0.47%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (0.47%) Juniper
9 1 (0.47%) Kofax
9 1 (0.47%) Remedy
9 1 (0.47%) SIMUL8
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec
9 1 (0.47%) Tableau