The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Analyst
Rank 60 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 17 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.69% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.75% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Average daily rate
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£398 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.32% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £305 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £361 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £29.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+18.96% +65.71%
Systems Analyst
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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
1220 1070 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 92.00% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 494 459
Average daily rate £388 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.70 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Systems Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Systems Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Systems Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title.

1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) Charles River
3 11 (34.38%) Asset Management
4 10 (31.25%) Banking
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
6 8 (25.00%) Front Office
7 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
8 6 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (18.75%) Retail
8 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) UML
9 5 (15.63%) MS Access
9 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
11 3 (9.38%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (9.38%) Migration
11 3 (9.38%) E-Learning
11 3 (9.38%) SCORM
11 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
12 2 (6.25%) System Testing
12 2 (6.25%) Analytics
12 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (6.25%) Advertising
12 2 (6.25%) MS Excel

Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (3.13%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.63%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) PeopleTools
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 8 (25.00%) Front Office
4 6 (18.75%) Retail
5 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) E-Learning
2 3 (9.38%) SCORM
3 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
3 6 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) UML
4 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.25%) System Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) ERP
8 1 (3.13%) TDD
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Charles River
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.13%) SunGard
4 1 (3.13%) Teradata
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