Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 162 217 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.21% 16.22% 15.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.66% 16.59% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 146 204
Wales median daily rate £363 £356 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +2.96% -1.14%
10th Percentile £151 £208 £207
90th Percentile £438 £450 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 15
Wales median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +13.04% -20.69%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.73 £9.35
90th Percentile £43.45 £20.74 £17.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 1105 1308 1636
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 97.76% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 863 1154
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.39% +0.79%
10th Percentile £168 £206 £211
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 83 89
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.04% +8.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.15 £9.20
90th Percentile £57.29 £73.00 £25.05
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +7.66%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -1 148 £363 +3.57% 16
North Wales -7 5 £211 -51.16% 1
West Wales -7 3 £275 +22.22% 6
Mid Wales +3 2 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 46 (28.40%) Business Analysis
2 42 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.52%) Finance
4 26 (16.05%) Migration
5 25 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (12.96%) Data Migration
7 20 (12.35%) SQL
7 20 (12.35%) Windows
8 19 (11.73%) ITIL
9 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 17 (10.49%) User Stories
11 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
12 13 (8.02%) ISTQB
12 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (7.41%) Degree
13 12 (7.41%) HL7
13 12 (7.41%) XML
13 12 (7.41%) Scrum
14 11 (6.79%) VMware
14 11 (6.79%) Service Delivery
14 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
14 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
14 11 (6.79%) Release Management
14 11 (6.79%) Systems Analysis
15 10 (6.17%) IBM Integration Bus
15 10 (6.17%) WebSphere

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 10 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (6.17%) JCAPS
1 10 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) IIS
4 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.62%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.85%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.23%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) LAN
2 3 (1.85%) WAN
3 2 (1.23%) Intranet
3 2 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (0.62%) ADSL
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.62%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.62%) ISDN
4 1 (0.62%) POP3
4 1 (0.62%) SMTP
4 1 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.62%) VoIP
4 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.62%) Wireless
4 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.85%) Big Data
3 3 (1.85%) GIS
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.23%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.62%) MS Access
5 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.17%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.09%) JIRA
3 4 (2.47%) Selenium
3 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.62%) JMeter
5 1 (0.62%) Subversion
5 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.62%) TestRail
5 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (18.52%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (2.47%) Retail
4 3 (1.85%) Legal
4 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) XML
2 10 (6.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (6.17%) SOAP
2 10 (6.17%) XSLT
3 2 (1.23%) RESTful
3 2 (1.23%) Velocity
4 1 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.56%) NHS
3 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.09%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.62%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.62%) RIA
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.35%) Windows
2 10 (6.17%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.47%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.62%) Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.40%) Business Analysis
2 42 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (16.05%) Migration
4 25 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (12.96%) Data Migration
6 19 (11.73%) ITIL
7 17 (10.49%) User Stories
8 12 (7.41%) Scrum
9 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.79%) Release Management
9 11 (6.79%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.79%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
11 8 (4.94%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (4.94%) Change Management
11 8 (4.94%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.94%) Service Management
11 8 (4.94%) Use Case
12 7 (4.32%) Project Management
12 7 (4.32%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.35%) SQL
2 10 (6.17%) C++
3 4 (2.47%) Java
3 4 (2.47%) R
4 3 (1.85%) C
4 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (0.62%) C#
6 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.41%) Degree
3 12 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.94%) ISEB
6 3 (1.85%) CCNA
6 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CBAP
8 1 (0.62%) CCA
8 1 (0.62%) CCENT
8 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCITP
8 1 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.62%) MCSE
8 1 (0.62%) MCTS
8 1 (0.62%) MOS
8 1 (0.62%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) HL7
2 9 (5.56%) QA
3 5 (3.09%) SLA
4 4 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.23%) GDPR
5 2 (1.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.79%) VMware
3 10 (6.17%) Fiorano
4 9 (5.56%) IBM
4 9 (5.56%) InterSystems
4 9 (5.56%) SAP
5 7 (4.32%) Oracle
6 5 (3.09%) Avaya
6 5 (3.09%) Citrix
6 5 (3.09%) Verint
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) Lotus
8 1 (0.62%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.62%) BMC
8 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.62%) Genesys
8 1 (0.62%) HP
8 1 (0.62%) McAfee
8 1 (0.62%) Remedy
8 1 (0.62%) Veeam