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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 62 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 20 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 1.70% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.86% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
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£426 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £173 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +3.63%
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
1236 1074 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.21% 91.40% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 500 454
Average daily rate £390 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 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 £10.36 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 18 (58.06%) Banking
2 12 (38.71%) Migration
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) SAS
5 6 (19.35%) Retail
5 6 (19.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (16.13%) MobileIron
6 5 (16.13%) Email Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Office 365
6 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (16.13%) Replication
6 5 (16.13%) Teradata
6 5 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (16.13%) SMTP
6 5 (16.13%) Lotus
6 5 (16.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
6 5 (16.13%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
7 4 (12.90%) UNIX
7 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) QlikView
8 3 (9.68%) Credit Risk

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (19.35%) SAS
2 5 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
2 5 (16.13%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SMTP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (12.90%) QlikView
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (58.06%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (16.13%) Email Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.23%) Analytics
7 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) REXX
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) COBOL
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) RACF
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Lotus
1 5 (16.13%) Teradata
1 5 (16.13%) MobileIron
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Informatica
4 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix