The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
UK / Wales
Rank 48 45 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 20 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.84% 4.85% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 5.71% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 12
Median daily rate £329 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.07% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £279 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £407 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £390
% change year-on-year +1.26% +1.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.48 £42.57 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.83%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 578 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.88% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 396 295
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +54.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Wales

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Wales

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 18 £306 -5.76% 5
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 30 (46.15%) Project Management
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.77%) Finance
4 15 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.08%) Scrum
4 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 13 (20.00%) Use Case
5 13 (20.00%) Change Management
5 13 (20.00%) ISEB
6 11 (16.92%) XML
6 11 (16.92%) SQL
7 10 (15.38%) ITIL
7 10 (15.38%) NHS
7 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.85%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (13.85%) ITIL V3
8 9 (13.85%) Fiorano
8 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
8 9 (13.85%) Service Management
8 9 (13.85%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.31%) .NET
9 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.31%) IBM
9 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
9 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
9 8 (12.31%) MVC
9 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
9 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared

Business Analysis
Top Related 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 9 (13.85%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.77%) JCAPS
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) Confluence
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) RDBMS
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) MSBuild
2 7 (10.77%) MSTest
2 7 (10.77%) NUnit
3 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Analyst
2 38 (58.46%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Head of IT
5 7 (10.77%) Developer
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Business Integration Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Support Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Business Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) XML
2 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
3 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (10.77%) Entity Framework
3 7 (10.77%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (10.77%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (10.77%) XSLT
4 5 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) Velocity
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (15.38%) NHS
2 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) Fintech
3 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.54%) iSeries
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Project Management
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 15 (23.08%) Scrum
3 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 13 (20.00%) Change Management
4 13 (20.00%) Use Case
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL
6 9 (13.85%) ITIL V3
6 9 (13.85%) Service Management
6 9 (13.85%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (12.31%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.31%) MVC
7 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.77%) Coaching
8 7 (10.77%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (10.77%) OOP
8 7 (10.77%) Release Management
8 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) Java
2 3 (4.62%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) ISEB
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) CBAP
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) CISA
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) HL7
2 3 (4.62%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Fiorano
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) IBM
3 7 (10.77%) InterSystems
4 3 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.54%) Infor
5 1 (1.54%) SAP