Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 58 88 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.52% 7.12% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 7.27% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 75 90
Wales median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £260
90th Percentile £464 £480 £455
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £47.25 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £36.75 £43.43
% change year-on-year -10.20% -15.38% +102.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1235 1211 1571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.33% 97.98% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 787 1008
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £185
90th Percentile £538 £524 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 84 87
Wales median hourly rate £21.25 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.34% +12.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.13 £9.90
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.05 £22.70
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 0 57 £375 +7.14% 5
West Wales -10 1 £296 -37.79% 1
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (55.17%) Business Analysis
2 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (31.03%) Finance
5 15 (25.86%) User Stories
6 9 (15.52%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (12.07%) Banking
7 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 7 (12.07%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (10.34%) Use Case
8 6 (10.34%) Migration
9 5 (8.62%) Scrum
9 5 (8.62%) Change Management
9 5 (8.62%) ISEB
9 5 (8.62%) Oracle
9 5 (8.62%) UML
9 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.62%) BPMN
9 5 (8.62%) QA
10 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (6.90%) Kanban
10 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
10 4 (6.90%) Java
10 4 (6.90%) XML
10 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.90%) Retail
10 4 (6.90%) Management Information System

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 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) XML
2 3 (5.17%) Velocity
3 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Business Analysis
2 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (25.86%) User Stories
5 9 (15.52%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (12.07%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (10.34%) Migration
7 6 (10.34%) Use Case
8 5 (8.62%) BPMN
8 5 (8.62%) Change Management
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) UML
8 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (6.90%) Kanban
9 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.17%) Data Governance
10 3 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Java
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) ISEB
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) CBAP
4 1 (1.72%) CISA
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) COBIT
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) HP
2 3 (5.17%) Lotus
2 3 (5.17%) Thunderhead
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) CA Agile Central
Newport, Gwent
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago