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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 10 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 164 189 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.70% 12.86% 8.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.20% 13.48% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 133 60
Average daily rate £379 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +73.52%
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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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.

1 147 (51.94%) Finance
2 125 (44.17%) Banking
3 92 (32.51%) Business Analysis
4 79 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (26.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (18.02%) Retail
7 45 (15.90%) Migration
8 41 (14.49%) Retail Banking
9 35 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (12.01%) User Stories
10 34 (12.01%) Use Case
11 32 (11.31%) MS Visio
12 25 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (8.48%) User Experience
14 23 (8.13%) Data Analysis
15 22 (7.77%) Data Modelling
16 21 (7.42%) UML
17 20 (7.07%) Data Migration
18 19 (6.71%) Scrum
19 18 (6.36%) GAP Analysis
19 18 (6.36%) Requirements Analysis
20 17 (6.01%) BPMN
20 17 (6.01%) Change Management
21 15 (5.30%) Process Management
21 15 (5.30%) Analytics
21 15 (5.30%) Markit EDM
22 14 (4.95%) Process Improvement
22 14 (4.95%) Service Delivery
22 14 (4.95%) ISEB
22 14 (4.95%) CRM

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (4.24%) SAS
2 10 (3.53%) CMS
2 10 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.41%) JBoss
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 32 (11.31%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.41%) MS Office
3 4 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.30%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.47%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Lucidchart
2 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
2 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.41%) MS Access
3 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.71%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.89%) JIRA
2 5 (1.77%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 147 (51.94%) Finance
2 125 (44.17%) Banking
3 51 (18.02%) Retail
4 41 (14.49%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.18%) Front Office
6 7 (2.47%) Law
7 5 (1.77%) Back Office
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
8 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.71%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.89%) Web Services
1 11 (3.89%) XML
2 4 (1.41%) Apache CXF
2 4 (1.41%) JPA
2 4 (1.41%) JSF
2 4 (1.41%) RichFaces
3 1 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.48%) User Experience
3 9 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.77%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.41%) Social Media
7 3 (1.06%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.71%) Derivative
8 2 (0.71%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.71%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.71%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.35%) Equities
9 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (32.51%) Business Analysis
2 79 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (15.90%) Migration
5 34 (12.01%) Use Case
5 34 (12.01%) User Stories
6 25 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (8.13%) Data Analysis
8 22 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 21 (7.42%) UML
10 20 (7.07%) Data Migration
11 19 (6.71%) Scrum
12 18 (6.36%) GAP Analysis
12 18 (6.36%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (6.01%) BPMN
13 17 (6.01%) Change Management
14 15 (5.30%) Analytics
14 15 (5.30%) Process Management
15 14 (4.95%) CRM
15 14 (4.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.89%) SQL
2 3 (1.06%) VBA
3 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (4.95%) ISEB
2 3 (1.06%) Degree
3 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) IIBA
4 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (2.47%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.71%) SEPA
4 1 (0.35%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (3.89%) Sitecore
2 8 (2.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.83%) Oracle
3 7 (2.47%) Charles River
4 4 (1.41%) Avaya
4 4 (1.41%) HP
4 4 (1.41%) SAP
4 4 (1.41%) Verint
5 2 (0.71%) CA
5 2 (0.71%) TSYS
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Planview
6 1 (0.35%) Sybase
6 1 (0.35%) Teradata
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