Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 267 174 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.87% 14.10% 15.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.22% 14.49% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 116 154
Wales median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +2.34%
10th Percentile £213 £140 £205
90th Percentile £555 £449 £445
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 25
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £13.56 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +4.31% -12.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £23.49 £32.20 £39.27
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.69 £14.68
% change year-on-year -1.20% +6.90% -5.32%

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 1,646 1,201 1,400
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.86% 97.33% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 809 939
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £166 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 63 89
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.40 £73.80
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +2 230 £365 +0.55% 35
West Wales +28 32 £488 +21.88% 3
North Wales +1 3 £375 +240.91% 6
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 101 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (20.97%) Business Analysis
2 56 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 51 (19.10%) User Stories
4 49 (18.35%) Finance
5 47 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (16.48%) Windows
7 41 (15.36%) JIRA
8 40 (14.98%) Microsoft
9 36 (13.48%) SQL
10 33 (12.36%) Scrum
11 30 (11.24%) ITIL
11 30 (11.24%) Confluence
12 23 (8.61%) Change Management
12 23 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.87%) Project Management
13 21 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (7.12%) Incident Management
14 19 (7.12%) Security Cleared
15 18 (6.74%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
15 18 (6.74%) IBM
16 16 (5.99%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.99%) Service Management
16 16 (5.99%) SLA
16 16 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
17 15 (5.62%) SC Cleared
17 15 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (5.24%) SAP

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 30 (11.24%) Confluence
2 8 (3.00%) SAS
3 6 (2.25%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.37%) FileNet
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) BPCS
2 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.50%) Office 365
3 4 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) Extranet
1 5 (1.87%) Intranet
2 2 (0.75%) Firewall
2 2 (0.75%) LAN
2 2 (0.75%) SMS
2 2 (0.75%) VoIP
2 2 (0.75%) WAN
3 1 (0.37%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) SAN
3 1 (0.37%) SSL
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.75%) Big Data
4 6 (2.25%) MySQL
4 6 (2.25%) Power BI
5 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.12%) GIS
6 3 (1.12%) MS Access
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 41 (15.36%) JIRA
2 11 (4.12%) Selenium
3 10 (3.75%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.37%) SoapUI
5 8 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.62%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.62%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.25%) Spinnaker
7 6 (2.25%) Subversion
8 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.75%) JMeter
9 2 (0.75%) JUnit
9 2 (0.75%) MSI
9 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (18.35%) Finance
2 11 (4.12%) Legal
3 9 (3.37%) Banking
4 8 (3.00%) Marketing
5 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Electronics
7 3 (1.12%) Welsh Language
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.00%) XML
2 6 (2.25%) .NET
2 6 (2.25%) SOAP
3 5 (1.87%) EDI
4 3 (1.12%) CSS
4 3 (1.12%) HTML
4 3 (1.12%) PySpark
5 2 (0.75%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.37%) Ajax
6 1 (0.37%) Apache FOP
6 1 (0.37%) CSS3
6 1 (0.37%) Flash
6 1 (0.37%) Middleware
6 1 (0.37%) REST
6 1 (0.37%) RESTful
6 1 (0.37%) Spring
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) XHTML
6 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.24%) NHS
3 13 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.12%) AS400
6 4 (1.50%) Fintech
7 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.12%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.37%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.37%) IVR
9 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.37%) New Media
9 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.48%) Windows
2 13 (4.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.12%) Unix
4 9 (3.37%) Linux
5 7 (2.62%) AIX
5 7 (2.62%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.25%) OpenVMS
6 6 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.12%) VMS
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (20.97%) Business Analysis
2 56 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 51 (19.10%) User Stories
4 33 (12.36%) Scrum
5 30 (11.24%) ITIL
6 23 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (8.61%) Change Management
7 21 (7.87%) Project Management
8 19 (7.12%) Incident Management
9 18 (6.74%) Risk Management
10 16 (5.99%) Service Management
10 16 (5.99%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (5.24%) Regression Testing
13 13 (4.87%) Decision-Making
13 13 (4.87%) IT Governance
13 13 (4.87%) SDLC
14 12 (4.49%) BPMN
14 12 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.48%) SQL
2 13 (4.87%) Java
3 9 (3.37%) Python
4 6 (2.25%) C#
4 6 (2.25%) VBA
5 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.12%) C
6 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.12%) Scala
7 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.75%) Perl
7 2 (0.75%) PHP
7 2 (0.75%) R
8 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.37%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) Go
8 1 (0.37%) RPG
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) Degree
4 12 (4.49%) MCP
5 10 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.50%) ISEB
8 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.75%) CCNA
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) CCNP
10 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) EXIN
10 1 (0.37%) MCSE
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.99%) SLA
2 12 (4.49%) QA
3 8 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.50%) PMO
5 2 (0.75%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (2.25%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.75%) XenApp
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.62%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.25%) SCCM
3 5 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.74%) IBM
3 14 (5.24%) SAP
4 9 (3.37%) Oracle
5 8 (3.00%) HP
6 7 (2.62%) Citrix
7 6 (2.25%) Tableau
8 3 (1.12%) Avaya
9 2 (0.75%) ESRI
9 2 (0.75%) Facebook
9 2 (0.75%) Google
9 2 (0.75%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.75%) VMware
10 1 (0.37%) BT
10 1 (0.37%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.37%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.37%) Kofax
10 1 (0.37%) Openreach
10 1 (0.37%) Teradata
10 1 (0.37%) Veeam