Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Business Analyst
UK > Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 28 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 122 76 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.05% 6.34% 8.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.24% 6.56% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 61 96
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £337 £342 £268
90th Percentile £600 £550 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 - £46.50
10th Percentile £20.03 - £31.48
90th Percentile £22.34 - £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +5.38%

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 1,684 1,159 1,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 96.66% 97.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 778 936
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £157 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 88
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £38.85 £40.11 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Wales

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Wales

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Wales

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Wales

Business 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 Business Analyst within the Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 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 -1 89 £425 +6.25% 9
West Wales +23 30 £500 -7.41%
North Wales - 3 £375 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 75 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.62%) Business Analysis
3 50 (40.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (40.98%) User Stories
4 34 (27.87%) JIRA
5 30 (24.59%) Confluence
5 30 (24.59%) Epics
6 27 (22.13%) Scrum
7 26 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (16.39%) Finance
9 14 (11.48%) Change Management
10 13 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
10 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
11 12 (9.84%) Decision-Making
12 11 (9.02%) Project Management
13 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (8.20%) BPMN
13 10 (8.20%) Business Transformation
14 9 (7.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (7.38%) Data Science
14 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
14 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (7.38%) GAP Analysis
15 8 (6.56%) SAP
15 8 (6.56%) Java
15 8 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
15 8 (6.56%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (6.56%) Big Data

Business 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 (24.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) BPCS
2 1 (0.82%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) Extranet
1 5 (4.10%) Intranet
2 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.56%) Big Data
3 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.82%) GIS
Development Applications
1 34 (27.87%) JIRA
2 6 (4.92%) Spinnaker
3 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (16.39%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Legal
3 5 (4.10%) Marketing
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.46%) Electronics
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) EDI
2 1 (0.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) Flash
2 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) NHS
3 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Media Streaming
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) AS400
5 1 (0.82%) CMDB
5 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.82%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.82%) New Media
5 1 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.62%) Business Analysis
3 50 (40.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (40.98%) User Stories
4 30 (24.59%) Epics
5 27 (22.13%) Scrum
6 14 (11.48%) Change Management
7 13 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.84%) Decision-Making
9 11 (9.02%) Project Management
10 10 (8.20%) BPMN
10 10 (8.20%) Business Transformation
11 9 (7.38%) Data Science
11 9 (7.38%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (6.56%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (5.74%) Coaching
13 7 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.92%) Facilities Management
14 6 (4.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) Java
2 2 (1.64%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) VBA
3 1 (0.82%) C
3 1 (0.82%) C#
3 1 (0.82%) Python
3 1 (0.82%) R
3 1 (0.82%) RPG
3 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) GDPR
1 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) SAP
3 1 (0.82%) IBM