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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 19 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 68 199 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.76% 11.75% 10.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 12.29% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 126 81
Median daily rate £373 £377 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.26% -12.93%
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
973 1619 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.72% 95.57% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 866 664
Median daily rate £400 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £34.81 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016, 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 86 (45.74%) Finance
2 84 (44.68%) Business Analysis
3 82 (43.62%) Banking
4 61 (32.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (20.74%) Retail
7 33 (17.55%) Retail Banking
8 31 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (16.49%) MS Visio
9 28 (14.89%) Migration
9 28 (14.89%) User Stories
10 23 (12.23%) User Experience
10 23 (12.23%) Microsoft
11 21 (11.17%) Scrum
12 20 (10.64%) Kanban
13 19 (10.11%) Use Case
14 18 (9.57%) Web Services
14 18 (9.57%) XML
14 18 (9.57%) Wireframes
15 16 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (6.38%) Change Management
16 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
16 12 (6.38%) Data Migration
16 12 (6.38%) Domain-Driven Design
16 12 (6.38%) BDD
17 11 (5.85%) Sitecore
17 11 (5.85%) Data Centre
17 11 (5.85%) Data Modelling
17 11 (5.85%) GAP Analysis
17 11 (5.85%) Law

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 10 (5.32%) CMS
1 10 (5.32%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (2.13%) SAS
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (16.49%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.26%) MS Office
4 5 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) Lucidchart
1 4 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.13%) Power BI
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) JIRA
2 5 (2.66%) Axure RP
3 4 (2.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 86 (45.74%) Finance
2 82 (43.62%) Banking
3 39 (20.74%) Retail
4 33 (17.55%) Retail Banking
5 11 (5.85%) Law
6 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.19%) Billing
8 5 (2.66%) Back Office
8 5 (2.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.57%) Web Services
1 18 (9.57%) XML
2 1 (0.53%) .NET
2 1 (0.53%) Apache CXF
2 1 (0.53%) JPA
2 1 (0.53%) JSF
2 1 (0.53%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.23%) User Experience
3 11 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.19%) Minimum Viable Product
5 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.13%) Equities
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.06%) PKI
7 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) Android
1 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.68%) Business Analysis
2 61 (32.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 51 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (14.89%) Migration
4 28 (14.89%) User Stories
5 21 (11.17%) Scrum
6 20 (10.64%) Kanban
7 19 (10.11%) Use Case
8 18 (9.57%) Wireframes
9 16 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (6.38%) BDD
10 12 (6.38%) Change Management
10 12 (6.38%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.38%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 11 (5.85%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (5.32%) Process Improvement
12 10 (5.32%) Supplier Management
13 9 (4.79%) Project Management
13 9 (4.79%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.60%) SQL
2 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.53%) C
3 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.60%) PMP
2 2 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.06%) Degree
2 2 (1.06%) ISEB
2 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.66%) SEPA
3 2 (1.06%) FINREP
3 2 (1.06%) MiFID
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.53%) EMIR
4 1 (0.53%) FATCA
4 1 (0.53%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.85%) Sitecore
3 6 (3.19%) Cisco
4 4 (2.13%) Oracle
4 4 (2.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.06%) Avaya
5 2 (1.06%) Charles River
5 2 (1.06%) HP
5 2 (1.06%) Verint
6 1 (0.53%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.53%) Linedata