Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 233 204 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.95% 14.05% 13.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.48% 14.63% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 132 140
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £207 £164 £168
90th Percentile £575 £480 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £11.33 £12.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.02% -6.75% -6.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.16 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £15.22 £42.68
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £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 1,609 1,394 1,423
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.01% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 921 1,011
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £239 £190 £185
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 75 78
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -7.03% +19.52%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £50.64 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -1 189 £360 -2.70% 49
West Wales +24 39 £475 -1.66% 4
North Wales - 3 £238 - 1
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 101 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (21.03%) User Stories
4 47 (20.17%) JIRA
5 45 (19.31%) Scrum
6 44 (18.88%) Business Analysis
7 39 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (15.02%) Confluence
9 32 (13.73%) SQL
9 32 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 29 (12.45%) Epics
11 28 (12.02%) Finance
12 23 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (9.87%) Sprint Planning
13 22 (9.44%) Java
13 22 (9.44%) Windows
14 21 (9.01%) Project Management
15 20 (8.58%) ITIL
15 20 (8.58%) Security Cleared
16 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
16 19 (8.15%) NHS
17 18 (7.73%) Change Management
17 18 (7.73%) Test Automation
17 18 (7.73%) Sprint Retrospective
17 18 (7.73%) Decision-Making
18 16 (6.87%) Regression Testing
19 15 (6.44%) SQL Server
19 15 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (6.44%) SC Cleared
20 14 (6.01%) Sprint Review

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 35 (15.02%) Confluence
2 7 (3.00%) SAS
3 2 (0.86%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.43%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (1.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.15%) Extranet
1 5 (2.15%) Intranet
2 3 (1.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.43%) DHCP
3 1 (0.43%) DNS
3 1 (0.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.43%) LAN
3 1 (0.43%) SAN
3 1 (0.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) VoIP
3 1 (0.43%) VPN
3 1 (0.43%) WAN
3 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.29%) Big Data
3 7 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.58%) Power BI
5 5 (2.15%) MS Access
5 5 (2.15%) MySQL
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.86%) GIS
7 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.86%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.43%) QlikView
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (20.17%) JIRA
2 13 (5.58%) Selenium
3 10 (4.29%) SoapUI
4 9 (3.86%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.58%) Spinnaker
6 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.15%) Subversion
8 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.29%) JMeter
8 3 (1.29%) JUnit
9 2 (0.86%) Appium
9 2 (0.86%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.86%) TestNG
9 2 (0.86%) TestRail
9 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 28 (12.02%) Finance
2 11 (4.72%) Legal
3 9 (3.86%) Marketing
4 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Banking
6 3 (1.29%) Electronics
7 2 (0.86%) Law
7 2 (0.86%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.86%) XML
2 8 (3.43%) SOAP
3 3 (1.29%) .NET
3 3 (1.29%) CSS
3 3 (1.29%) PySpark
3 3 (1.29%) Web Services
3 3 (1.29%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.43%) Ajax
5 1 (0.43%) Behat
5 1 (0.43%) CSS3
5 1 (0.43%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) RESTful
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.43%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.43%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.15%) NHS
3 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.15%) Fintech
6 3 (1.29%) AS400
6 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
8 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.44%) Windows
2 9 (3.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.43%) Unix
4 7 (3.00%) Linux
5 4 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (21.03%) User Stories
4 45 (19.31%) Scrum
5 44 (18.88%) Business Analysis
6 29 (12.45%) Epics
7 23 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (9.87%) Sprint Planning
8 21 (9.01%) Project Management
9 20 (8.58%) ITIL
10 18 (7.73%) Change Management
10 18 (7.73%) Decision-Making
10 18 (7.73%) Sprint Retrospective
10 18 (7.73%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.87%) Regression Testing
12 14 (6.01%) Sprint Review
13 13 (5.58%) SDLC
14 12 (5.15%) Test Scripting
15 11 (4.72%) Incident Management
16 10 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.73%) SQL
2 22 (9.44%) Java
3 9 (3.86%) Python
4 6 (2.58%) VBA
5 3 (1.29%) C
5 3 (1.29%) C#
5 3 (1.29%) Scala
6 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.86%) R
7 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.43%) Go
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.72%) Degree
4 10 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.15%) ISEB
6 5 (2.15%) MCP
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.86%) CCNA
8 2 (0.86%) CCNP
9 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) EXIN
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) MCSE
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) QA
2 7 (3.00%) SLA
3 6 (2.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.29%) PMO
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.58%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) IAG
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.58%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.43%) Oracle
3 7 (3.00%) Tableau
4 6 (2.58%) HP
5 5 (2.15%) SAP
6 4 (1.72%) IBM
7 3 (1.29%) Avaya
8 2 (0.86%) Charles River
8 2 (0.86%) Cisco
8 2 (0.86%) Citrix
8 2 (0.86%) ESRI
8 2 (0.86%) Facebook
8 2 (0.86%) Google
8 2 (0.86%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.86%) NetApp
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.43%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.43%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds