The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 29 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 42 117 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.36% 8.41% 10.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 8.77% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 79
Median daily rate £413 £378 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £387
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.61 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +12.01%

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
748 1334 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.41% 95.90% 96.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 677 651
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (44.74%) Finance
2 45 (39.47%) Business Analysis
3 38 (33.33%) Banking
4 36 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (17.54%) User Stories
7 19 (16.67%) Migration
8 17 (14.91%) Scrum
9 13 (11.40%) Retail
9 13 (11.40%) Kanban
9 13 (11.40%) Data Migration
10 12 (10.53%) MS Visio
11 11 (9.65%) Retail Banking
11 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (8.77%) User Experience
12 10 (8.77%) CRM
12 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
14 8 (7.02%) BDD
14 8 (7.02%) Use Case
14 8 (7.02%) SIEM
14 8 (7.02%) Wireframes
14 8 (7.02%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 8 (7.02%) Oracle
14 8 (7.02%) Project Management
15 7 (6.14%) SAP
15 7 (6.14%) UML
16 6 (5.26%) SQL
16 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
16 6 (5.26%) Data Analysis

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.63%) SugarCRM
2 2 (1.75%) JBoss
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.88%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.75%) Power BI
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) GIS
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (44.74%) Finance
2 38 (33.33%) Banking
3 13 (11.40%) Retail
4 11 (9.65%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.75%) German Language
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.63%) Web Services
1 3 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (1.75%) Apache CXF
2 2 (1.75%) JPA
2 2 (1.75%) JSF
2 2 (1.75%) RichFaces
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) User Experience
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.75%) Derivative
4 2 (1.75%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.47%) Business Analysis
2 36 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (17.54%) User Stories
5 19 (16.67%) Migration
6 17 (14.91%) Scrum
7 13 (11.40%) Data Migration
7 13 (11.40%) Kanban
8 10 (8.77%) CRM
9 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 8 (7.02%) BDD
10 8 (7.02%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 8 (7.02%) Project Management
10 8 (7.02%) SIEM
10 8 (7.02%) Use Case
10 8 (7.02%) Wireframes
11 7 (6.14%) UML
12 6 (5.26%) BPMN
12 6 (5.26%) Data Analysis
12 6 (5.26%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (0.88%) APMP
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) FINREP
1 3 (2.63%) MiFID
1 3 (2.63%) SEPA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.88%) EMIR
2 1 (0.88%) FATCA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) UCITS
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) SAP
4 5 (4.39%) AlgoSec
4 5 (4.39%) Qualys
4 5 (4.39%) ScanSafe
4 5 (4.39%) Symantec
5 3 (2.63%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.75%) Charles River
6 2 (1.75%) Siebel
7 1 (0.88%) Casewise
7 1 (0.88%) Reuters
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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