Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 25 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 87 103 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.74% 7.22% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 7.43% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 93
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £225 £218
90th Percentile £537 £436 £438
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Wales median hourly rate - £46.50 £47.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £33.61
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.38% -3.99%

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 1,236 1,386 1,350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.13% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 961 973
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £178 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 90 78
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £57.75 £47.09
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -8 65 £400 +6.67% 9
West Wales +13 9 £516 - 1
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 44 (50.57%) Business Analysis
2 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.84%) ISEB
4 18 (20.69%) Finance
5 17 (19.54%) Scrum
6 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (13.79%) User Stories
8 11 (12.64%) Use Case
8 11 (12.64%) MS Visio
9 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
10 9 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (9.20%) Project Management
11 8 (9.20%) Migration
12 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.05%) Coaching
12 7 (8.05%) People Management
12 7 (8.05%) Business Process Modelling
13 6 (6.90%) Process Improvement
13 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.75%) XML
14 5 (5.75%) NHS
14 5 (5.75%) Middleware
14 5 (5.75%) MQSeries
14 5 (5.75%) EDI
14 5 (5.75%) ERP
14 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
14 5 (5.75%) Risk Management

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 5 (5.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.30%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.15%) GIS
1 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Banking
2 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) EDI
1 5 (5.75%) Middleware
1 5 (5.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) NHS
2 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.30%) User Experience
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) PMI
3 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.57%) Business Analysis
2 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.54%) Scrum
4 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (13.79%) User Stories
6 11 (12.64%) Use Case
7 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (9.20%) Migration
9 8 (9.20%) Project Management
10 7 (8.05%) Business Process Modelling
10 7 (8.05%) Coaching
10 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.05%) People Management
10 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.90%) Process Improvement
11 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.75%) Time Management
12 5 (5.75%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) C
1 3 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ISEB
2 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.15%) IIBA
4 1 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.15%) Avaya
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle