The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 20 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 92 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.26% 3.66% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 5.03% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 26 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Business Analysis
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1124 895 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.46% 72.76% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 527 269
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 108 (57.14%) Finance
2 79 (41.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (28.04%) Banking
4 50 (26.46%) Project Management
5 31 (16.40%) Migration
6 24 (12.70%) Retail
6 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (12.17%) Data Analysis
8 22 (11.64%) SQL
8 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
9 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
10 17 (8.99%) Validation
11 16 (8.47%) MS Access
11 16 (8.47%) Requirements Management
12 15 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (7.94%) MS Office
12 15 (7.94%) MS Visio
12 15 (7.94%) Change Management
12 15 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
13 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (7.41%) Data Modelling
13 14 (7.41%) SharePoint
13 14 (7.41%) Retail Banking
14 13 (6.88%) BPMN
15 11 (5.82%) Requirements Analysis
15 11 (5.82%) Oracle
15 11 (5.82%) Process Management
16 9 (4.76%) Wealth Management
16 9 (4.76%) Data Management
16 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.70%) SAS
2 7 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) Lync
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.94%) MS Visio
2 15 (7.94%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.12%) MS Project
5 3 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) HiPortfolio
1 1 (0.53%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) Intranet
2 1 (0.53%) MPLS
2 1 (0.53%) Firewall
2 1 (0.53%) NAS
2 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.53%) ADSL
2 1 (0.53%) ATM
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
2 1 (0.53%) DHCP
2 1 (0.53%) DNS
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.47%) MS Access
3 15 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.65%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.06%) TKPROF
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
General
1 108 (57.14%) Finance
2 53 (28.04%) Banking
3 24 (12.70%) Retail
4 14 (7.41%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.65%) Back Office
6 4 (2.12%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 154 (81.48%) Analyst
2 124 (65.61%) Business Analyst
3 17 (8.99%) Data Analyst
4 15 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.82%) Developer
5 11 (5.82%) Change Analyst
6 10 (5.29%) Banking Business Analyst
6 10 (5.29%) MI Analyst
7 8 (4.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 8 (4.23%) Financial Business Analyst
8 7 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (3.17%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.17%) Lead Business Analyst
9 6 (3.17%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (3.17%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.17%) Payments Business Analyst
10 5 (2.65%) Administrator
11 4 (2.12%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.12%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.70%) CSS
1 7 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 7 (3.70%) HTML
1 7 (3.70%) .NET
2 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (2.65%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.17%) Data Extraction
3 4 (2.12%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.59%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Derivative
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.59%) Windows
2 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 50 (26.46%) Project Management
3 31 (16.40%) Migration
4 23 (12.17%) Data Analysis
5 17 (8.99%) Validation
6 16 (8.47%) Requirements Management
7 15 (7.94%) Change Management
7 15 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
8 14 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.88%) BPMN
10 11 (5.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (5.82%) Process Management
11 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 9 (4.76%) UML
11 9 (4.76%) Data Management
11 9 (4.76%) Wealth Management
12 8 (4.23%) Investment Management
12 8 (4.23%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.23%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.64%) SQL
2 7 (3.70%) VBA
2 7 (3.70%) C#
2 7 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.06%) C
5 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.59%) QA
4 2 (1.06%) FATCA
5 1 (0.53%) EMIR
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (5.82%) Oracle
2 7 (3.70%) Lotus
3 6 (3.17%) EMC
4 5 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.12%) IBM
5 4 (2.12%) Avaloq
6 2 (1.06%) Charles River
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) F5
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