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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 7 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 203 137 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.08% 11.65% 8.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.99% 12.43% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 78 52
Average daily rate
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£396 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.08 £30.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +11.19%
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
1563 1102 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.98% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 597 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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.

1 251 (59.34%) Finance
2 189 (44.68%) Banking
3 148 (34.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 134 (31.68%) Business Analysis
5 77 (18.20%) Retail
6 61 (14.42%) Migration
7 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (9.69%) Retail Banking
9 40 (9.46%) Data Analysis
10 39 (9.22%) MS Visio
11 37 (8.75%) Target Operating Model
12 31 (7.33%) Asset Management
13 24 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (5.44%) BPMN
15 22 (5.20%) Systems Analysis
15 22 (5.20%) SQL
16 21 (4.96%) GAP Analysis
17 20 (4.73%) Change Management
17 20 (4.73%) Data Modelling
17 20 (4.73%) Data Migration
18 18 (4.26%) Validation
18 18 (4.26%) Project Management
19 17 (4.02%) User Stories
19 17 (4.02%) MS Excel
19 17 (4.02%) Scrum
19 17 (4.02%) Data Management
20 16 (3.78%) Investment Management
20 16 (3.78%) Use Case
20 16 (3.78%) Requirements Management
21 15 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 10 (2.36%) SAS
2 2 (0.47%) CMS
2 2 (0.47%) JBoss
2 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 39 (9.22%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.02%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.55%) MS Office
4 12 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.89%) MS Project
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.47%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Agresso
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.18%) CTI
2 3 (0.71%) ATM
3 2 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.71%) MS Access
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
General
1 251 (59.34%) Finance
2 189 (44.68%) Banking
3 77 (18.20%) Retail
4 41 (9.69%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.84%) Back Office
6 11 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.13%) Front Office
8 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.18%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Billing
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.18%) .NET
2 4 (0.95%) Web Services
2 4 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.24%) JSF
3 1 (0.24%) JSON
3 1 (0.24%) JPA
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.24%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.24%) RESTful
3 1 (0.24%) RichFaces
3 1 (0.24%) COM
3 1 (0.24%) CSS
3 1 (0.24%) SOAP
3 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.36%) Derivative
4 8 (1.89%) IVR
4 8 (1.89%) User Experience
5 6 (1.42%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.47%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.47%) Equities
7 1 (0.24%) PKI
7 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.47%) Android
1 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (34.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 134 (31.68%) Business Analysis
3 61 (14.42%) Migration
4 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (9.46%) Data Analysis
6 37 (8.75%) Target Operating Model
7 31 (7.33%) Asset Management
8 23 (5.44%) BPMN
9 22 (5.20%) Systems Analysis
10 21 (4.96%) GAP Analysis
11 20 (4.73%) Data Modelling
11 20 (4.73%) Change Management
11 20 (4.73%) Data Migration
12 18 (4.26%) Project Management
12 18 (4.26%) Validation
13 17 (4.02%) Data Management
13 17 (4.02%) Scrum
13 17 (4.02%) User Stories
14 16 (3.78%) Use Case
14 16 (3.78%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.20%) SQL
2 8 (1.89%) VBA
2 8 (1.89%) Java
3 3 (0.71%) C#
4 2 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (1.65%) ISEB
2 4 (0.95%) Degree
3 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) IIBA
4 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) EMIR
2 7 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.42%) FATCA
4 5 (1.18%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) MiFID
5 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.24%) Basel III
6 1 (0.24%) COREP
6 1 (0.24%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (3.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.60%) Charles River
3 5 (1.18%) Oracle
4 4 (0.95%) Planview
5 3 (0.71%) TSYS
5 3 (0.71%) Verint
5 3 (0.71%) Genesys
6 2 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.47%) Calypso
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.24%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.24%) Actimize
7 1 (0.24%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.24%) Pega
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