The table below looks at the statistics for the Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 8 18 4
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 141 89 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.58% 7.60% 20.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.24% 8.18% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.62
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -0.41%
Business 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
1152 1088 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 92.91% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 487 457
Average daily rate £388 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.33 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title.

1 106 (40.93%) Finance
2 62 (23.94%) Banking
3 60 (23.17%) Business Analysis
4 45 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (15.06%) Migration
5 39 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (13.51%) MS Visio
7 32 (12.36%) Retail
8 30 (11.58%) UML
9 29 (11.20%) Use Case
10 25 (9.65%) Data Modelling
11 24 (9.27%) Asset Management
12 23 (8.88%) BPMN
13 21 (8.11%) Workflow
14 18 (6.95%) Data Analysis
14 18 (6.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (6.56%) User Stories
15 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (6.18%) Project Management
17 15 (5.79%) Process Management
17 15 (5.79%) Retail Banking
18 14 (5.41%) Investment Management
19 13 (5.02%) Derivative
20 12 (4.63%) Investment Banking
21 11 (4.25%) Validation
21 11 (4.25%) Charles River
21 11 (4.25%) Requirements Management
21 11 (4.25%) Data Migration
22 10 (3.86%) MS Excel
22 10 (3.86%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Business 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 Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.93%) SAS
2 2 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.86%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.54%) MS Project
5 3 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.16%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.70%) MS Access
3 5 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.39%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
General
1 106 (40.93%) Finance
2 62 (23.94%) Banking
3 32 (12.36%) Retail
4 15 (5.79%) Retail Banking
5 12 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.70%) Front Office
7 5 (1.93%) Legal
7 5 (1.93%) Advertising
8 4 (1.54%) Billing
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.77%) Games
9 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.39%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.16%) XML
2 2 (0.77%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.02%) Derivative
3 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.77%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.77%) Equities
5 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.39%) IVR
6 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.39%) User Experience
6 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.39%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.17%) Business Analysis
2 45 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.06%) Migration
3 39 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (11.58%) UML
5 29 (11.20%) Use Case
6 25 (9.65%) Data Modelling
7 24 (9.27%) Asset Management
8 23 (8.88%) BPMN
9 21 (8.11%) Workflow
10 18 (6.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 18 (6.95%) Data Analysis
11 17 (6.56%) User Stories
12 16 (6.18%) Project Management
13 15 (5.79%) Process Management
14 14 (5.41%) Investment Management
15 11 (4.25%) Requirements Management
15 11 (4.25%) Data Migration
15 11 (4.25%) Validation
16 10 (3.86%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.09%) SQL
2 2 (0.77%) VBA
3 1 (0.39%) C
3 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.16%) ISEB
1 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (1.16%) Degree
2 1 (0.39%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.16%) EMIR
2 3 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.39%) FINREP
Vendors
1 11 (4.25%) Charles River
2 6 (2.32%) BI-SAM
2 6 (2.32%) Oracle
2 6 (2.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.54%) Linedata
4 3 (1.16%) Calypso
5 2 (0.77%) SAP
5 2 (0.77%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.77%) RIMES
6 1 (0.39%) Twitter
6 1 (0.39%) Teradata
6 1 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.39%) Pega
6 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.39%) Murex
6 1 (0.39%) SunGard
6 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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