The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Analyst
Rank 71 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 22 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.55% 0.96% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.00% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £26.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-56.60% +51.42%
Technical 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
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title.

1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) LAN
6 4 (11.43%) WAN
7 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) ClearTrust
8 2 (5.71%) User Stories
8 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
8 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
8 2 (5.71%) Retail
8 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (5.71%) CRM
8 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
8 2 (5.71%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) SAS
8 2 (5.71%) SQL

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.71%) DataStage
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) DHTML
3 1 (2.86%) DOM
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Solaris
1 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) AIX
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) BPR
6 2 (5.71%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.71%) User Stories
6 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
1 2 (5.71%) VBScript
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) ClearTrust
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.86%) MetaFrame
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) IBM
2 1 (2.86%) Altiris
2 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix
2 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.86%) Imperva
2 1 (2.86%) Intel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) TIBCO