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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 321 481 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.93% 33.26% 20.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.91% 34.86% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 290 152
Average daily rate £360 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £239 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £14.00 £124.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
1465 1380 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.44% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 783 669
Average daily rate £400 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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.

1 285 (46.95%) Finance
2 251 (41.35%) Banking
3 121 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (16.47%) Business Analysis
6 93 (15.32%) Retail
7 79 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
8 78 (12.85%) Migration
9 77 (12.69%) SQL
10 67 (11.04%) Retail Banking
11 57 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 51 (8.40%) User Stories
13 48 (7.91%) Oracle
14 45 (7.41%) Test Scripting
15 43 (7.08%) MS Visio
16 40 (6.59%) Data Analysis
17 38 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
17 38 (6.26%) Data Migration
18 37 (6.10%) ISEB
18 37 (6.10%) Scrum
19 36 (5.93%) Use Case
20 30 (4.94%) SAS
20 30 (4.94%) Microsoft
20 30 (4.94%) JIRA
21 29 (4.78%) Software Testing
21 29 (4.78%) MS Excel
21 29 (4.78%) Web Services
21 29 (4.78%) Analytics
22 28 (4.61%) Data Modelling
22 28 (4.61%) Change Management

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (4.94%) SAS
2 13 (2.14%) CMS
2 13 (2.14%) JBoss
3 10 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.16%) CICS
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (7.08%) MS Visio
2 29 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.97%) MS Project
5 17 (2.80%) MS Office
6 7 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (2.80%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.32%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PP-PI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.82%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.66%) Lucidchart
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.81%) Firewall
2 7 (1.15%) LAN
2 7 (1.15%) WAN
3 4 (0.66%) Network Security
4 3 (0.49%) Internet
5 2 (0.33%) ATM
5 2 (0.33%) FTP
5 2 (0.33%) Intranet
5 2 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) BGP
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.16%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.16%) MPLS
6 1 (0.16%) OSPF
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.15%) MS Access
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.49%) DB2
7 3 (0.49%) GIS
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) DataStage
8 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.33%) QGIS
8 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (4.94%) JIRA
2 23 (3.79%) Selenium
3 12 (1.98%) SoapUI
4 9 (1.48%) Firebug
5 7 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.99%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.99%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.82%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.33%) JMeter
11 1 (0.16%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.16%) WinRunner
General
1 285 (46.95%) Finance
2 251 (41.35%) Banking
3 93 (15.32%) Retail
4 67 (11.04%) Retail Banking
5 26 (4.28%) Law
6 11 (1.81%) Front Office
6 11 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.15%) Back Office
7 7 (1.15%) Legal
7 7 (1.15%) Marketing
8 6 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Billing
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.78%) Web Services
2 11 (1.81%) XML
3 10 (1.65%) Java EE
4 5 (0.82%) .NET
4 5 (0.82%) Flash
4 5 (0.82%) HTML
5 4 (0.66%) Apache CXF
5 4 (0.66%) JPA
5 4 (0.66%) JSF
5 4 (0.66%) RichFaces
6 2 (0.33%) DHTML
6 2 (0.33%) DOM
7 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.16%) HTML5
7 1 (0.16%) Middleware
7 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.61%) Credit Risk
3 27 (4.45%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.12%) User Experience
5 19 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.15%) Visualisation
8 6 (0.99%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.66%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.66%) Social Media
10 3 (0.49%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.49%) Clustering
10 3 (0.49%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.33%) Derivative
11 2 (0.33%) IVR
11 2 (0.33%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.16%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.97%) Windows
2 14 (2.31%) Unix
3 9 (1.48%) Linux
4 8 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (16.47%) Business Analysis
4 78 (12.85%) Migration
5 57 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (8.40%) User Stories
7 45 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 40 (6.59%) Data Analysis
9 38 (6.26%) Data Migration
10 37 (6.10%) Scrum
11 36 (5.93%) Use Case
12 29 (4.78%) Analytics
12 29 (4.78%) Software Testing
13 28 (4.61%) Change Management
13 28 (4.61%) Data Modelling
14 25 (4.12%) Defect Management
14 25 (4.12%) GAP Analysis
14 25 (4.12%) Project Management
15 24 (3.95%) Test Automation
16 23 (3.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.69%) SQL
2 14 (2.31%) VBA
3 13 (2.14%) Java
4 6 (0.99%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.82%) JCL
5 5 (0.82%) Python
6 4 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.49%) C#
7 3 (0.49%) Perl
7 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.33%) C
8 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.33%) VB
8 2 (0.33%) VBScript
9 1 (0.16%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 37 (6.10%) ISEB
2 19 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (0.82%) Degree
4 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.33%) IIBA
5 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.16%) MCP
6 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.16%) PMP
6 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (2.47%) QA
3 10 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.99%) SLA
5 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) FATCA
6 2 (0.33%) FINREP
6 2 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.33%) SEPA
7 1 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.16%) Basel III
7 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.82%) ClearTrust
2 5 (0.82%) XenApp
3 3 (0.49%) RACF
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 23 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.82%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) SCOM
3 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.16%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) Nmap
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (7.91%) Oracle
2 30 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.98%) Ab Initio
4 11 (1.81%) Sitecore
5 10 (1.65%) Charles River
6 8 (1.32%) HP
7 7 (1.15%) IBM
7 7 (1.15%) Verint
8 6 (0.99%) Citrix
8 6 (0.99%) SAP
9 5 (0.82%) Cisco
9 5 (0.82%) Symantec
9 5 (0.82%) Teradata
9 5 (0.82%) VMware
10 4 (0.66%) Avaya
10 4 (0.66%) CA
10 4 (0.66%) Planview
11 3 (0.49%) Genesys
12 2 (0.33%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.33%) Dell
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