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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 5 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 205 123 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.90% 9.89% 9.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.77% 10.68% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 70 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -7.40%
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
1388 1152 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.10% 92.60% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 666 326
Average daily rate £360 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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.

1 188 (54.49%) Finance
2 127 (36.81%) Business Analysis
3 110 (31.88%) Banking
4 105 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (19.42%) Migration
6 64 (18.55%) Retail
7 37 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (10.43%) MS Visio
9 35 (10.14%) Retail Banking
10 31 (8.99%) Validation
11 30 (8.70%) Project Management
11 30 (8.70%) BPMN
12 28 (8.12%) Requirements Management
13 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (7.25%) SQL
15 24 (6.96%) Data Analysis
16 22 (6.38%) Investment Management
17 21 (6.09%) Data Modelling
17 21 (6.09%) UML
18 18 (5.22%) Asset Management
18 18 (5.22%) Data Migration
19 17 (4.93%) Systems Analysis
19 17 (4.93%) MS Excel
20 16 (4.64%) GAP Analysis
21 15 (4.35%) Workflow
21 15 (4.35%) Wealth Management
21 15 (4.35%) Use Case
22 14 (4.06%) Incident Management
23 13 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
24 12 (3.48%) Data Mapping

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (1.74%) SAS
2 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) Lync
4 1 (0.29%) JBoss
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (10.43%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.93%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.61%) MS Office
4 3 (0.87%) SPSS
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.29%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.58%) CTI
1 2 (0.58%) Intranet
1 2 (0.58%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.19%) MS Access
3 10 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.74%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.29%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
General
1 188 (54.49%) Finance
2 110 (31.88%) Banking
3 64 (18.55%) Retail
4 35 (10.14%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.74%) Back Office
6 4 (1.16%) Front Office
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) XML
2 2 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) JPA
3 1 (0.29%) Drools
3 1 (0.29%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.29%) JSON
3 1 (0.29%) RichFaces
3 1 (0.29%) RESTful
3 1 (0.29%) JSF
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.32%) Credit Risk
3 5 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.16%) IVR
4 4 (1.16%) User Experience
5 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.58%) Open Source
6 2 (0.58%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.58%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.29%) Derivative
7 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.58%) UNIX
1 2 (0.58%) Linux
2 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (36.81%) Business Analysis
2 105 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (19.42%) Migration
4 37 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (8.99%) Validation
6 30 (8.70%) Project Management
6 30 (8.70%) BPMN
7 28 (8.12%) Requirements Management
8 24 (6.96%) Data Analysis
9 22 (6.38%) Investment Management
10 21 (6.09%) Data Modelling
10 21 (6.09%) UML
11 18 (5.22%) Asset Management
11 18 (5.22%) Data Migration
12 17 (4.93%) Systems Analysis
13 16 (4.64%) GAP Analysis
14 15 (4.35%) Workflow
14 15 (4.35%) Wealth Management
14 15 (4.35%) Use Case
15 14 (4.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.25%) SQL
2 4 (1.16%) Java
3 2 (0.58%) VBA
4 1 (0.29%) C
4 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (3.19%) ISEB
2 2 (0.58%) Degree
3 1 (0.29%) IIBA
3 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.16%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) FATCA
3 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) EMIR
4 1 (0.29%) COREP
4 1 (0.29%) FINREP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (3.48%) Oracle
2 10 (2.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.45%) IBM
4 4 (1.16%) Avaloq
5 3 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.58%) Charles River
7 1 (0.29%) Netezza
7 1 (0.29%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.29%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.29%) Sun
7 1 (0.29%) EMC
7 1 (0.29%) Informatica
7 1 (0.29%) CODA
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