The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 889 494 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.37% 19.43% 20.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.65% 21.12% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 285 269
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £186 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 13
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2723 2339 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.03% 91.98% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1301 1101
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 72 56
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 508 £342 -0.86% 72
Glasgow +2 251 £350 +12.90% 31
West Lothian +5 23 £300 -16.66% 3
Stirling +1 23 £375 - 1
Aberdeen +3 15 £230 -25.20% 3
Fife 0 14 £203 -37.78%
North Lanarkshire 0 6 - - 1
Dundee -4 6 - - 8
Perth and Kinross +3 5 £360 -17.71%
Renfrewshire -10 5 - - 2
Lanarkshire +1 2 £100 -16.66%
Highlands -5 2 - - 1
Inverclyde 0 1 £325 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Analyst
UK

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 748 (48.48%) Finance
2 460 (29.81%) Banking
3 278 (18.02%) SQL
4 271 (17.56%) Business Analysis
5 253 (16.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 176 (11.41%) Migration
7 159 (10.30%) Retail
7 159 (10.30%) Data Analysis
8 157 (10.17%) Microsoft
9 154 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
10 153 (9.92%) MS Excel
11 152 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
12 123 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 120 (7.78%) MS Office
14 118 (7.65%) Windows
15 108 (7.00%) Project Management
16 96 (6.22%) Test Scripting
17 90 (5.83%) Oracle
18 84 (5.44%) Data Modelling
19 80 (5.18%) ISEB
20 78 (5.06%) Retail Banking
21 76 (4.93%) Data Migration
22 74 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
23 68 (4.41%) Change Management
24 67 (4.34%) Validation
25 65 (4.21%) MS Visio
25 65 (4.21%) SAS
25 65 (4.21%) Active Directory
25 65 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
26 60 (3.89%) Business Intelligence

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 65 (4.21%) SAS
2 35 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.91%) CMS
5 13 (0.84%) Lync
6 11 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.71%) IIS
7 10 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.58%) JBoss
9 8 (0.52%) CICS
10 6 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.32%) Apache
12 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.19%) WorkSite
12 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 153 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 120 (7.78%) MS Office
3 65 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 54 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (2.01%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Windchill
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.19%) Maximo
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.065%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.065%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.065%) Agresso
7 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.065%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.065%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.065%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.19%) SaaS
3 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.13%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.065%) Office 365
4 1 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 23 (1.49%) DNS
2 18 (1.17%) DHCP
3 17 (1.10%) LAN
4 13 (0.84%) VPN
4 13 (0.84%) Firewall
5 12 (0.78%) LDAP
5 12 (0.78%) WAN
6 11 (0.71%) FTP
7 10 (0.65%) SAN
7 10 (0.65%) Intranet
7 10 (0.65%) Internet
8 9 (0.58%) Network Security
9 6 (0.39%) SMS
9 6 (0.39%) VoIP
10 5 (0.32%) Broadband
11 4 (0.26%) SSL
11 4 (0.26%) Wireless
11 4 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.19%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.94%) MS Access
4 18 (1.17%) Data Mining
5 16 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.65%) QlikView
10 7 (0.45%) DB2
11 6 (0.39%) OLAP
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (0.26%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.26%) Redis
13 4 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (0.84%) JIRA
2 12 (0.78%) Selenium
3 10 (0.65%) Subversion
4 9 (0.58%) TestDirector
4 9 (0.58%) Toad
5 7 (0.45%) Maven
5 7 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.39%) WinRunner
6 6 (0.39%) Ant
7 5 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.32%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.26%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.26%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.19%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.19%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.19%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 748 (48.48%) Finance
2 460 (29.81%) Banking
3 159 (10.30%) Retail
4 78 (5.06%) Retail Banking
5 42 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.88%) Back Office
7 24 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.10%) Marketing
9 15 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.91%) Front Office
11 10 (0.65%) Legal
12 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.52%) Law
13 7 (0.45%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.32%) Local Government
14 5 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) German Language
17 2 (0.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.07%) XML
2 25 (1.62%) .NET
3 12 (0.78%) Web Services
4 9 (0.58%) XSLT
5 8 (0.52%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.45%) HTML
7 6 (0.39%) RESTful
8 5 (0.32%) JSON
8 5 (0.32%) Middleware
9 4 (0.26%) SOAP
9 4 (0.26%) CSS
9 4 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.19%) JSP
10 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.19%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.13%) DOM
11 2 (0.13%) JAXB
11 2 (0.13%) Classic ASP
11 2 (0.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.31%) Data Centre
3 46 (2.98%) Credit Risk
4 28 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.62%) Mainframe
6 18 (1.17%) Reference Data
7 13 (0.84%) Data Integration
8 12 (0.78%) W3C
8 12 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.71%) Data Extraction
10 10 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.58%) User Experience
11 9 (0.58%) PDA
12 8 (0.52%) Clustering
12 8 (0.52%) Equities
13 7 (0.45%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.39%) Derivative
14 6 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (7.65%) Windows
2 58 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 53 (3.43%) UNIX
4 42 (2.72%) Linux
5 31 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 14 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.52%) AIX
12 5 (0.32%) zOS
12 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.32%) Android
13 4 (0.26%) Solaris
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.065%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (17.56%) Business Analysis
2 253 (16.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (11.41%) Migration
4 159 (10.30%) Data Analysis
5 152 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 108 (7.00%) Project Management
8 96 (6.22%) Test Scripting
9 84 (5.44%) Data Modelling
10 76 (4.93%) Data Migration
11 68 (4.41%) Change Management
12 67 (4.34%) Validation
13 60 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (3.82%) ITIL
15 58 (3.76%) Asset Management
16 55 (3.56%) Investment Management
17 49 (3.18%) PRINCE2
18 48 (3.11%) GAP Analysis
19 47 (3.05%) BPMN
20 46 (2.98%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 278 (18.02%) SQL
2 32 (2.07%) Java
2 32 (2.07%) VBA
3 9 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.45%) VB
4 7 (0.45%) COBOL
4 7 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 6 (0.39%) Perl
5 6 (0.39%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.32%) C
6 5 (0.32%) C#
6 5 (0.32%) C++
6 5 (0.32%) VB.NET
6 5 (0.32%) Python
7 4 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.19%) XPath
9 2 (0.13%) JCL
10 1 (0.065%) ABAP
10 1 (0.065%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 80 (5.18%) ISEB
2 51 (3.31%) Degree
3 37 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 30 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.30%) MCSE
8 14 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.45%) CISM
10 7 (0.45%) CISSP
10 7 (0.45%) CISMP
11 5 (0.32%) MCTS
11 5 (0.32%) MCITP
11 5 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.32%) MCSA
11 5 (0.32%) CIMA
11 5 (0.32%) ACCA
12 4 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.05%) QA
2 38 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.78%) SLA
5 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.58%) FATCA
7 6 (0.39%) EMIR
7 6 (0.39%) MiFID
8 5 (0.32%) COREP
8 5 (0.32%) FINREP
9 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) DICOM
11 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.065%) GAAP
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.84%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.39%) vSphere
5 4 (0.26%) zsh
5 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.19%) NFS
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.065%) Samba
8 1 (0.065%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.065%) Firmware
8 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.17%) SCCM
3 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.26%) Puppet
4 4 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.26%) Netcool
4 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.19%) Nessus
5 3 (0.19%) Nmap
6 2 (0.13%) WMI
6 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.13%) SCOM
6 2 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.065%) Control-M
7 1 (0.065%) Nagios
7 1 (0.065%) WSUS
7 1 (0.065%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 157 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 90 (5.83%) Oracle
3 43 (2.79%) HP
4 32 (2.07%) Business Objects
5 26 (1.69%) SAP
6 22 (1.43%) Teradata
7 21 (1.36%) Charles River
7 21 (1.36%) Citrix
8 20 (1.30%) VMware
9 15 (0.97%) Cisco
10 14 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.84%) IBM
12 12 (0.78%) Informatica
13 11 (0.71%) Adobe
14 10 (0.65%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.52%) Kofax
16 7 (0.45%) Tableau
16 7 (0.45%) EMC
17 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
17 6 (0.39%) Sybase
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