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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 7 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 199 128 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.40% 10.13% 9.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.28% 10.70% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 76 53
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£375 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £489 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +35.72%
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
1499 1196 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.40% 94.70% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 690 454
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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.

1 235 (58.17%) Finance
2 181 (44.80%) Banking
3 140 (34.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 135 (33.42%) Business Analysis
5 81 (20.05%) Retail
6 65 (16.09%) Migration
7 48 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (10.40%) Retail Banking
9 39 (9.65%) Data Analysis
10 38 (9.41%) Target Operating Model
11 36 (8.91%) MS Visio
12 24 (5.94%) Validation
13 23 (5.69%) Data Migration
13 23 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (5.20%) Requirements Management
14 21 (5.20%) Asset Management
14 21 (5.20%) GAP Analysis
14 21 (5.20%) SQL
15 20 (4.95%) BPMN
16 19 (4.70%) Project Management
17 18 (4.46%) Systems Analysis
18 17 (4.21%) Change Management
18 17 (4.21%) Data Modelling
19 16 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
20 15 (3.71%) Investment Management
21 14 (3.47%) Microsoft
21 14 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 13 (3.22%) MS Excel
22 13 (3.22%) Scrum
23 12 (2.97%) Incident Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (2.23%) SAS
2 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.50%) Lync
3 1 (0.25%) JBoss
3 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (8.91%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.22%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.97%) MS Office
4 11 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.99%) MS Project
6 2 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
1 2 (0.50%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.24%) CTI
2 3 (0.74%) Intranet
2 3 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.73%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.99%) MS Access
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
General
1 235 (58.17%) Finance
2 181 (44.80%) Banking
3 81 (20.05%) Retail
4 42 (10.40%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.48%) Back Office
7 8 (1.98%) Front Office
8 6 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.99%) Advertising
9 4 (0.99%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.24%) .NET
2 4 (0.99%) XML
3 3 (0.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) CSS
4 1 (0.25%) JSF
4 1 (0.25%) JSON
4 1 (0.25%) JPA
4 1 (0.25%) Drools
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.25%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.25%) RESTful
4 1 (0.25%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 8 (1.98%) Credit Risk
4 7 (1.73%) Derivative
4 7 (1.73%) IVR
5 5 (1.24%) User Experience
6 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.50%) Equities
6 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.25%) Android
1 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (34.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 135 (33.42%) Business Analysis
3 65 (16.09%) Migration
4 48 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (9.65%) Data Analysis
6 38 (9.41%) Target Operating Model
7 24 (5.94%) Validation
8 23 (5.69%) Data Migration
9 21 (5.20%) Requirements Management
9 21 (5.20%) Asset Management
9 21 (5.20%) GAP Analysis
10 20 (4.95%) BPMN
11 19 (4.70%) Project Management
12 18 (4.46%) Systems Analysis
13 17 (4.21%) Change Management
13 17 (4.21%) Data Modelling
14 16 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (3.71%) Investment Management
16 14 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (3.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.20%) SQL
2 7 (1.73%) VBA
3 5 (1.24%) Java
4 3 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (1.24%) ISEB
2 2 (0.50%) Degree
2 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.25%) IIBA
3 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.73%) EMIR
2 6 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.24%) QA
3 5 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.24%) FATCA
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.25%) COREP
4 1 (0.25%) FINREP
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (3.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.23%) Charles River
3 7 (1.73%) Oracle
4 3 (0.74%) TSYS
4 3 (0.74%) IBM
5 2 (0.50%) Verint
5 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.50%) Genesys
6 1 (0.25%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.25%) Actimize
6 1 (0.25%) Planview
6 1 (0.25%) Pega
6 1 (0.25%) WorldPay
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