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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 10 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 139 103 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.16% 9.16% 6.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.64% 9.91% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 66 29
Average daily rate
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£378 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
1307 1039 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.54% 92.36% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 529 309
Average daily rate £390 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
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 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.84% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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.

1 131 (45.33%) Finance
2 86 (29.76%) Business Analysis
3 85 (29.41%) Banking
4 70 (24.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (14.19%) Migration
6 40 (13.84%) Retail
7 29 (10.03%) Project Management
8 28 (9.69%) Investment Management
9 27 (9.34%) MS Visio
10 25 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (8.65%) Validation
11 24 (8.30%) Requirements Management
11 24 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (7.96%) Retail Banking
13 21 (7.27%) Asset Management
14 20 (6.92%) BPMN
14 20 (6.92%) Wealth Management
15 19 (6.57%) Data Analysis
15 19 (6.57%) SQL
16 17 (5.88%) UML
16 17 (5.88%) MS Excel
17 16 (5.54%) Data Modelling
18 15 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (4.84%) Use Case
19 14 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 14 (4.84%) SQL Server
20 13 (4.50%) Data Management
21 12 (4.15%) ISEB
21 12 (4.15%) Data Migration
22 11 (3.81%) Data Quality

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (2.77%) SAS
2 5 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (9.34%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.08%) MS Office
5 2 (0.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.69%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.81%) MS Access
4 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.35%) DecisionStream
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 131 (45.33%) Finance
2 85 (29.41%) Banking
3 40 (13.84%) Retail
4 23 (7.96%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.77%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.42%) Advertising
7 6 (2.08%) Front Office
7 6 (2.08%) Back Office
8 4 (1.38%) Legal
8 4 (1.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Games
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.38%) XML
2 3 (1.04%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.04%) Spring
3 2 (0.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.35%) Mason
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.08%) Credit Risk
2 6 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 5 (1.73%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (1.73%) Derivative
4 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.04%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.69%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.35%) Kindle
6 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.04%) Android
3 1 (0.35%) UNIX
3 1 (0.35%) Windows
3 1 (0.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (29.76%) Business Analysis
2 70 (24.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (14.19%) Migration
4 29 (10.03%) Project Management
5 28 (9.69%) Investment Management
6 25 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.65%) Validation
7 24 (8.30%) Requirements Management
8 21 (7.27%) Asset Management
9 20 (6.92%) BPMN
9 20 (6.92%) Wealth Management
10 19 (6.57%) Data Analysis
11 17 (5.88%) UML
12 16 (5.54%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.84%) Use Case
13 14 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (4.50%) Data Management
15 12 (4.15%) Data Migration
16 11 (3.81%) Process Management
17 10 (3.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.57%) SQL
2 5 (1.73%) Java
3 1 (0.35%) C
3 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (4.15%) ISEB
2 4 (1.38%) Degree
3 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.69%) IIBA
4 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (3.46%) Oracle
2 9 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.38%) Charles River
4 4 (1.38%) Avaloq
5 3 (1.04%) Pega
6 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.69%) IBM
6 2 (0.69%) Bloomberg
6 2 (0.69%) RIMES
6 2 (0.69%) Tableau
7 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.35%) Teradata
7 1 (0.35%) CODA
7 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.35%) Sun
7 1 (0.35%) EMC
7 1 (0.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Cognos
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