The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Business Analyst
Rank 76 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 16 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.00% 0.70% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.74% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
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£455 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead 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
1500 1214 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.40% 94.84% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 704 451
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Lead Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lead Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lead Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (42.31%) Banking
4 8 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
6 5 (19.23%) Requirements Management
6 5 (19.23%) Validation
7 3 (11.54%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
8 2 (7.69%) BPMN
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
9 1 (3.85%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (3.85%) User Experience
9 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (3.85%) Degree
9 1 (3.85%) QA
9 1 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
9 1 (3.85%) Usability Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
9 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Workflow
9 1 (3.85%) SQL
9 1 (3.85%) MS Office
9 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2

Lead Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
General
1 20 (76.92%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Management
3 5 (19.23%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (7.69%) BPMN
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.85%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) IBM
1 1 (3.85%) Actimize