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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 10 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 145 114 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.97% 9.40% 10.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.40% 10.25% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 73 56
Average daily rate
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£380 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -16.66%
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
1394 1112 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 91.67% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 588 400
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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.

1 118 (42.14%) Finance
2 85 (30.36%) Banking
3 72 (25.71%) Business Analysis
4 55 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (14.29%) Retail
6 39 (13.93%) Migration
6 39 (13.93%) MS Visio
7 35 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (10.00%) Use Case
9 27 (9.64%) UML
10 22 (7.86%) BPMN
10 22 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (7.86%) Data Modelling
11 21 (7.50%) Validation
11 21 (7.50%) Retail Banking
12 20 (7.14%) Requirements Management
13 19 (6.79%) Data Analysis
14 18 (6.43%) Project Management
15 17 (6.07%) Investment Management
16 16 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (5.71%) Asset Management
17 15 (5.36%) Workflow
17 15 (5.36%) Process Management
17 15 (5.36%) SQL
17 15 (5.36%) Wealth Management
18 14 (5.00%) Investment Banking
19 13 (4.64%) Data Migration
20 12 (4.29%) User Stories
20 12 (4.29%) Data Management
20 12 (4.29%) SQL Server

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (3.57%) SAS
2 5 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (13.93%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.07%) MS Office
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.36%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.29%) SQL Server
1 12 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.14%) MS Access
3 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.36%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 118 (42.14%) Finance
2 85 (30.36%) Banking
3 40 (14.29%) Retail
4 21 (7.50%) Retail Banking
5 14 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.50%) Front Office
7 6 (2.14%) Advertising
8 5 (1.79%) Legal
9 4 (1.43%) Back Office
10 3 (1.07%) Billing
10 3 (1.07%) Marketing
11 2 (0.71%) Games
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.07%) Spring
1 3 (1.07%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.71%) XML
2 2 (0.71%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.86%) Derivative
3 5 (1.79%) Data Integration
3 5 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.07%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.71%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) IVR
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.07%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.71%) Business Analysis
2 55 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (13.93%) Migration
4 35 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (10.00%) Use Case
6 27 (9.64%) UML
7 22 (7.86%) BPMN
7 22 (7.86%) Data Modelling
8 21 (7.50%) Validation
9 20 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 19 (6.79%) Data Analysis
11 18 (6.43%) Project Management
12 17 (6.07%) Investment Management
13 16 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 16 (5.71%) Asset Management
14 15 (5.36%) Workflow
14 15 (5.36%) Process Management
14 15 (5.36%) Wealth Management
15 13 (4.64%) Data Migration
16 12 (4.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.36%) SQL
2 5 (1.79%) Java
3 1 (0.36%) C
3 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (2.86%) ISEB
2 3 (1.07%) Degree
3 2 (0.71%) IIBA
3 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.21%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.07%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.36%) FINREP
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 7 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (2.14%) Oracle
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.79%) Charles River
4 3 (1.07%) Avaloq
4 3 (1.07%) Pega
5 2 (0.71%) Tableau
5 2 (0.71%) BI-SAM
5 2 (0.71%) RIMES
5 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.71%) Linedata
5 2 (0.71%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.36%) IBM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP
6 1 (0.36%) Teradata
6 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago