The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 398 233 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.80% 18.97% 26.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.38% 20.60% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 133 70
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.05 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £146.85 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1310 1131 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.79% 92.10% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 585 276
Average daily rate £380 £390 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 15
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.40 £31.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title.

1 359 (47.17%) Finance
2 253 (33.25%) Banking
3 151 (19.84%) SQL
4 130 (17.08%) Business Analysis
5 125 (16.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (14.45%) Migration
7 98 (12.88%) Retail
8 85 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (7.62%) Data Analysis
11 57 (7.49%) Retail Banking
12 54 (7.10%) Investment Management
13 53 (6.96%) Project Management
13 53 (6.96%) Oracle
14 51 (6.70%) Asset Management
15 50 (6.57%) MS Excel
16 49 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
17 48 (6.31%) Data Management
18 41 (5.39%) SAS
18 41 (5.39%) MS Office
18 41 (5.39%) Data Migration
19 35 (4.60%) Validation
19 35 (4.60%) SQL Server
19 35 (4.60%) Test Scripting
20 34 (4.47%) MS Visio
21 31 (4.07%) Microsoft
21 31 (4.07%) Data Quality
22 29 (3.81%) UNIX
23 28 (3.68%) Data Modelling
23 28 (3.68%) Linux

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (5.39%) SAS
2 20 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.10%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.10%) JBoss
4 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.66%) Apache
7 3 (0.39%) CICS
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.39%) IIS
7 3 (0.39%) Lync
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.26%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) CMS
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 50 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.39%) MS Office
3 34 (4.47%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.23%) MS Project
6 3 (0.39%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.42%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.13%) Agresso
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.13%) AWD
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.05%) Firewall
3 7 (0.92%) DNS
4 6 (0.79%) DHCP
5 4 (0.53%) Network Security
6 3 (0.39%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.39%) BGP
6 3 (0.39%) SAN
6 3 (0.39%) FTP
6 3 (0.39%) LDAP
6 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.26%) ATM
7 2 (0.26%) LAN
7 2 (0.26%) Intranet
7 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.13%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.13%) DMZ
8 1 (0.13%) SSL
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.97%) MS Access
4 9 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.79%) OLAP
6 4 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.53%) DB2
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (0.39%) DataStage
7 3 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.39%) Big Data
7 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.26%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (1.05%) JMeter
2 7 (0.92%) JIRA
2 7 (0.92%) JProfiler
2 7 (0.92%) VisualVM
3 6 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.53%) Maven
4 4 (0.53%) Subversion
5 3 (0.39%) Ant
5 3 (0.39%) Selenium
5 3 (0.39%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.13%) Introscope
7 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) MSTest
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
General
1 359 (47.17%) Finance
2 253 (33.25%) Banking
3 98 (12.88%) Retail
4 57 (7.49%) Retail Banking
5 19 (2.50%) Front Office
6 12 (1.58%) Back Office
7 11 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.31%) Advertising
9 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.84%) Web Services
2 11 (1.45%) Middleware
2 11 (1.45%) XML
3 10 (1.31%) HTML
4 6 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.39%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.39%) Spring
6 2 (0.26%) Drools
6 2 (0.26%) RESTful
6 2 (0.26%) Java EE
6 2 (0.26%) JSON
6 2 (0.26%) XSLT
6 2 (0.26%) Flash
7 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.13%) JAXB
7 1 (0.13%) J2EE
7 1 (0.13%) DOM
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.13%) JSF
7 1 (0.13%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.29%) Credit Risk
3 18 (2.37%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.97%) Data Extraction
5 14 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.31%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.53%) Derivative
8 4 (0.53%) Statistics
9 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.39%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.39%) FMCG
10 2 (0.26%) User Experience
10 2 (0.26%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.26%) Kindle
10 2 (0.26%) Open Source
10 2 (0.26%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.81%) UNIX
2 28 (3.68%) Linux
3 21 (2.76%) Windows
4 9 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.66%) zOS
6 5 (0.66%) Solaris
6 5 (0.66%) Android
7 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.39%) AIX
8 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.26%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (17.08%) Business Analysis
2 125 (16.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 110 (14.45%) Migration
4 70 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (7.62%) Data Analysis
6 54 (7.10%) Investment Management
7 53 (6.96%) Project Management
8 51 (6.70%) Asset Management
9 48 (6.31%) Data Management
10 41 (5.39%) Data Migration
11 35 (4.60%) Validation
11 35 (4.60%) Test Scripting
12 28 (3.68%) Data Modelling
12 28 (3.68%) Requirements Management
13 26 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (3.29%) ETL
15 24 (3.15%) UML
15 24 (3.15%) Change Management
16 22 (2.89%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 151 (19.84%) SQL
2 24 (3.15%) Java
3 7 (0.92%) COBOL
4 5 (0.66%) VBA
5 4 (0.53%) C
6 3 (0.39%) REXX
7 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.26%) C++
7 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.26%) VB
7 2 (0.26%) Python
7 2 (0.26%) JCL
7 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (3.15%) ISEB
2 13 (1.71%) Degree
3 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
3 7 (0.92%) VCP4
4 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.26%) IIBA
6 1 (0.13%) CIMA
6 1 (0.13%) CCAB
6 1 (0.13%) CCSA
6 1 (0.13%) ACCA
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) OCP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.07%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.76%) QA
3 9 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) DICOM
6 2 (0.26%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) COREP
7 1 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) NFS
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.26%) RACF
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.13%) Samba
4 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.26%) Control-M
2 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.13%) SCOM
3 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.13%) WSUS
3 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 53 (6.96%) Oracle
2 31 (4.07%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.37%) Charles River
4 14 (1.84%) HP
5 12 (1.58%) Informatica
6 10 (1.31%) SAP
7 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.92%) IBM
9 6 (0.79%) EMC
9 6 (0.79%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.79%) Teradata
10 5 (0.66%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.66%) Cisco
11 4 (0.53%) Avaloq
11 4 (0.53%) RIMES
11 4 (0.53%) Sun
11 4 (0.53%) Citrix
11 4 (0.53%) Juniper
11 4 (0.53%) Nokia
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