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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 13 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 135 135 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.45% 10.29% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.85% 10.73% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 80 56
Average daily rate £395 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+47.91% +7.14%
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
1371 1258 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.01% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 685 551
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 133 (45.86%) Finance
2 130 (44.83%) Banking
3 93 (32.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (27.24%) Business Analysis
5 78 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (13.45%) Migration
7 36 (12.41%) User Stories
8 33 (11.38%) Retail
9 29 (10.00%) Scrum
10 27 (9.31%) Data Analysis
10 27 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (8.62%) MS Visio
12 23 (7.93%) Data Modelling
12 23 (7.93%) Retail Banking
13 22 (7.59%) Data Migration
13 22 (7.59%) ISEB
14 21 (7.24%) User Experience
15 20 (6.90%) Asset Management
15 20 (6.90%) Use Case
16 19 (6.55%) Service Delivery
17 18 (6.21%) UML
17 18 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (5.52%) Analytics
18 16 (5.52%) Process Management
18 16 (5.52%) GAP Analysis
19 15 (5.17%) CRM
19 15 (5.17%) Project Management
19 15 (5.17%) Investment Management
19 15 (5.17%) BPMN
19 15 (5.17%) Markit EDM

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (3.45%) SAS
2 5 (1.72%) JBoss
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.03%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (8.62%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.41%) MS Office
4 5 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.38%) MS Project
6 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.17%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.41%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) Intranet
1 1 (0.34%) LAN
1 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.38%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.03%) MS Access
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.69%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 133 (45.86%) Finance
2 130 (44.83%) Banking
3 33 (11.38%) Retail
4 23 (7.93%) Retail Banking
5 11 (3.79%) Front Office
6 8 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Advertising
7 4 (1.38%) Legal
8 3 (1.03%) Back Office
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) German Language
9 2 (0.69%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.83%) Web Services
1 14 (4.83%) XML
2 4 (1.38%) Apache CXF
2 4 (1.38%) JPA
2 4 (1.38%) JSF
2 4 (1.38%) RichFaces
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.24%) User Experience
3 8 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.38%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.38%) Social Media
7 3 (1.03%) Derivative
8 2 (0.69%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.69%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.34%) PKI
9 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.03%) Unix
2 1 (0.34%) Android
2 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.34%) Solaris
2 1 (0.34%) Windows
2 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (32.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 79 (27.24%) Business Analysis
3 78 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (13.45%) Migration
5 36 (12.41%) User Stories
6 29 (10.00%) Scrum
7 27 (9.31%) Data Analysis
8 23 (7.93%) Data Modelling
9 22 (7.59%) Data Migration
10 20 (6.90%) Asset Management
10 20 (6.90%) Use Case
11 19 (6.55%) Service Delivery
12 18 (6.21%) UML
12 18 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (5.52%) Analytics
13 16 (5.52%) GAP Analysis
13 16 (5.52%) Process Management
14 15 (5.17%) CRM
14 15 (5.17%) Investment Management
14 15 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.83%) SQL
2 4 (1.38%) VBA
3 2 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.59%) ISEB
2 4 (1.38%) Degree
2 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.03%) IIBA
4 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.34%) CIMA
5 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.72%) MiFID
3 4 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.69%) Basel III
4 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.34%) EMIR
5 1 (0.34%) FATCA
5 1 (0.34%) SEPA
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (4.14%) Oracle
2 11 (3.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.41%) Charles River
4 4 (1.38%) SAP
5 3 (1.03%) CA
6 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.69%) TSYS
7 1 (0.34%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.34%) FactSet
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Informatica
7 1 (0.34%) Pega
7 1 (0.34%) Planview
7 1 (0.34%) Reuters
7 1 (0.34%) Sybase
7 1 (0.34%) Teradata
7 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.34%) Twitter
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