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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 8 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 137 87 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.49% 7.62% 19.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.21% 8.20% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 46 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £315 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
1122 1061 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.13% 92.91% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 474 461
Average daily rate £395 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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.

1 106 (41.41%) Finance
2 63 (24.61%) Banking
2 63 (24.61%) Business Analysis
3 44 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (14.45%) Migration
6 36 (14.06%) MS Visio
7 31 (12.11%) Retail
8 29 (11.33%) UML
9 28 (10.94%) Use Case
10 24 (9.38%) Data Modelling
11 23 (8.98%) Asset Management
12 22 (8.59%) BPMN
12 22 (8.59%) Workflow
13 18 (7.03%) Data Analysis
13 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (6.64%) User Stories
15 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (6.25%) Project Management
16 15 (5.86%) Process Management
17 14 (5.47%) Retail Banking
18 13 (5.08%) Investment Management
19 12 (4.69%) Derivative
19 12 (4.69%) Investment Banking
20 11 (4.30%) Validation
20 11 (4.30%) Requirements Management
20 11 (4.30%) Data Migration
21 10 (3.91%) Data Management
21 10 (3.91%) Charles River
21 10 (3.91%) MS Excel

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (1.95%) SAS
2 2 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Applications
1 36 (14.06%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.95%) MS Project
5 4 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.17%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) MS Access
3 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.39%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
General
1 106 (41.41%) Finance
2 63 (24.61%) Banking
3 31 (12.11%) Retail
4 14 (5.47%) Retail Banking
5 12 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Front Office
6 6 (2.34%) Legal
7 5 (1.95%) Advertising
8 4 (1.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.39%) International Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.17%) XML
2 2 (0.78%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.69%) Derivative
3 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.78%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.78%) Equities
5 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.39%) IVR
6 1 (0.39%) User Experience
6 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.39%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.61%) Business Analysis
2 44 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (14.45%) Migration
5 29 (11.33%) UML
6 28 (10.94%) Use Case
7 24 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 23 (8.98%) Asset Management
9 22 (8.59%) Workflow
9 22 (8.59%) BPMN
10 18 (7.03%) Data Analysis
11 17 (6.64%) User Stories
12 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (6.25%) Project Management
13 15 (5.86%) Process Management
14 13 (5.08%) Investment Management
15 11 (4.30%) Data Migration
15 11 (4.30%) Requirements Management
15 11 (4.30%) Validation
16 10 (3.91%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.13%) SQL
2 2 (0.78%) VBA
3 1 (0.39%) C
3 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.17%) ISEB
1 3 (1.17%) Degree
2 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.39%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.17%) EMIR
2 3 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.39%) FINREP
Vendors
1 10 (3.91%) Charles River
2 6 (2.34%) BI-SAM
2 6 (2.34%) Oracle
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.56%) Linedata
4 3 (1.17%) Calypso
5 2 (0.78%) SAP
5 2 (0.78%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.78%) RIMES
6 1 (0.39%) Twitter
6 1 (0.39%) Teradata
6 1 (0.39%) Pega
6 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.39%) Murex
6 1 (0.39%) SunGard
6 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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