Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 32 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 110 69 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.87% 6.00% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 6.17% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 54 80
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -3.54%
10th Percentile £336 £332 £272
90th Percentile £586 £438 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £47.25 £26.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.17% +75.32% -
10th Percentile £20.03 £42.53 £25.48
90th Percentile £22.34 £51.78 £28.43
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +9.09%

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 1,574 1,119 1,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.31% 97.30% 97.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,099 758 871
Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +13.39%
10th Percentile £275 £170 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 73 86
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +37.04% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.19
90th Percentile £24.30 £57.29 £71.88
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 82 £425 +13.33% 9
West Wales +28 26 £500 +25.00% 1
North Wales - 2 £375 - 3
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.09%) User Stories
3 42 (38.18%) Business Analysis
3 42 (38.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (26.36%) JIRA
5 27 (24.55%) Confluence
6 26 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (18.18%) Finance
7 20 (18.18%) Scrum
8 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
8 14 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.00%) Change Management
10 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 10 (9.09%) BPMN
10 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 9 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (8.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (8.18%) Business Transformation
11 9 (8.18%) Decision-Making
12 8 (7.27%) Java
12 8 (7.27%) SAP
12 8 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.36%) Project Management
13 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
13 7 (6.36%) Legal
13 7 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (6.36%) Data Science

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 27 (24.55%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) BPCS
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Extranet
1 5 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.91%) GIS
Development Applications
1 29 (26.36%) JIRA
2 6 (5.45%) Spinnaker
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Legal
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.73%) Electronics
4 3 (2.73%) Marketing
4 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) EDI
2 2 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) NHS
3 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.82%) Media Streaming
3 2 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (0.91%) AS400
4 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.91%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.91%) New Media
4 1 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.09%) User Stories
3 42 (38.18%) Business Analysis
3 42 (38.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (18.18%) Scrum
5 14 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.00%) Change Management
7 10 (9.09%) BPMN
8 9 (8.18%) Business Transformation
8 9 (8.18%) Decision-Making
9 8 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.36%) Data Science
10 7 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.36%) Project Management
10 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
10 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.45%) Coaching
11 6 (5.45%) ETL
11 6 (5.45%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (5.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.27%) Java
2 3 (2.73%) R
3 2 (1.82%) Python
3 2 (1.82%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) VBA
4 1 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) RPG
4 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) SAP
3 1 (0.91%) Cloudera