The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Analyst
Rank 83 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Analyst 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.16% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£268 £140 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.07% -67.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £320 £344
% change year-on-year
+13.59% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
1388 1152 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.10% 92.60% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 666 326
Average daily rate £360 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Functional Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Functional Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Functional Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Functional Analyst
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Functional Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center