The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 344 814 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.81% 25.42% 18.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.74% 26.77% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 446 269
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.71 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
2055 3041 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.44% 94.97% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1586 1409
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 207 £386 +10.35% 26
Glasgow -5 75 £300 -11.11% 24
Renfrewshire -24 12 £268 -13.70% 2
Highlands +3 6 - -
Fife -2 6 £264 -17.83% 1
Stirling -5 6 - -
Aberdeen +4 5 £333 -21.76%
West Lothian -5 4 £338 +20.53% 1
Inverclyde +5 3 £165 -26.66%
South Lanarkshire -1 3 - -
Dundee -1 3 £293 -19.31% 1
Strathclyde - 2 £270 -
South Ayrshire +1 1 £400 +18.51%
Scottish Borders - 1 £263 -
Moray - 1 £125 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £375 -
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 336 (38.75%) Finance
2 254 (29.30%) Banking
3 151 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (16.61%) SQL
5 139 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 135 (15.57%) Business Analysis
7 124 (14.30%) Microsoft
8 112 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
9 108 (12.46%) Retail
10 79 (9.11%) Retail Banking
11 77 (8.88%) MS Excel
12 69 (7.96%) Migration
12 69 (7.96%) Oracle
12 69 (7.96%) Test Scripting
13 68 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 66 (7.61%) User Stories
15 62 (7.15%) Windows
16 61 (7.04%) Change Management
17 57 (6.57%) MS Visio
18 56 (6.46%) Active Directory
18 56 (6.46%) Law
19 55 (6.34%) MS Office
20 51 (5.88%) Project Management
20 51 (5.88%) ITIL
21 50 (5.77%) ISTQB
21 50 (5.77%) Security Cleared
22 49 (5.65%) Data Centre
22 49 (5.65%) Software Testing
23 47 (5.42%) ISEB
24 45 (5.19%) HP

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (4.38%) SAS
2 31 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.85%) CMS
5 12 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.92%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.46%) CICS
9 4 (0.46%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.35%) Apache
10 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.12%) JBoss
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 77 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 57 (6.57%) MS Visio
3 55 (6.34%) MS Office
4 31 (3.58%) MS Project
5 27 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.58%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 4 (0.46%) Maximo
3 4 (0.46%) Primavera
4 3 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) JDE World
5 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.12%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.96%) Office 365
2 4 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.46%) Lucidchart
2 4 (0.46%) SaaS
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.38%) LAN
1 12 (1.38%) WAN
2 11 (1.27%) Internet
3 10 (1.15%) DNS
4 9 (1.04%) DHCP
4 9 (1.04%) Firewall
4 9 (1.04%) Network Security
5 7 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.69%) SAN
7 5 (0.58%) Wireless
8 4 (0.46%) BGP
8 4 (0.46%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (0.46%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.46%) MPLS
8 4 (0.46%) OSPF
8 4 (0.46%) Skype
8 4 (0.46%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.46%) VLAN
9 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.34%) SQL Server
4 14 (1.61%) GIS
5 11 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.92%) ObjectStore
8 7 (0.81%) MS Access
8 7 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.81%) QlikView
8 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.58%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.58%) Power BI
10 5 (0.58%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (4.15%) JIRA
2 21 (2.42%) Selenium
3 19 (2.19%) HP UFT
4 9 (1.04%) WebDriver
5 8 (0.92%) LoadRunner
5 8 (0.92%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.69%) FitNesse
6 6 (0.69%) TestDirector
6 6 (0.69%) WinRunner
7 5 (0.58%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.46%) Hudson
8 4 (0.46%) Toad
8 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.35%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.35%) JMeter
9 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 336 (38.75%) Finance
2 254 (29.30%) Banking
3 108 (12.46%) Retail
4 79 (9.11%) Retail Banking
5 56 (6.46%) Law
6 20 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.96%) Billing
8 16 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.04%) Legal
9 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.81%) Marketing
11 5 (0.58%) Back Office
11 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.35%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.34%) XML
2 24 (2.77%) Web Services
3 22 (2.54%) .NET
4 15 (1.73%) HTML
5 13 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.81%) XML Messaging
7 4 (0.46%) CSS
7 4 (0.46%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.12%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Google Maps API
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.12%) JPA
9 1 (0.12%) JSF
9 1 (0.12%) JSP
9 1 (0.12%) MDX
9 1 (0.12%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 41 (4.73%) Mainframe
4 28 (3.23%) Credit Risk
4 28 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.23%) User Experience
5 14 (1.61%) Clustering
5 14 (1.61%) CMDB
6 10 (1.15%) Minimum Viable Product
7 8 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (0.92%) PMI
8 7 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.81%) SWIFT
9 6 (0.69%) Data Extraction
10 5 (0.58%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.58%) Equities
10 5 (0.58%) iSeries
10 5 (0.58%) PDA
11 4 (0.46%) AS400
11 4 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.15%) Windows
2 39 (4.50%) Linux
3 38 (4.38%) Windows 7
4 30 (3.46%) Unix
4 30 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.54%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.54%) Windows XP
7 19 (2.19%) AIX
8 13 (1.50%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.46%) Android
11 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.46%) HPUX
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 135 (15.57%) Business Analysis
4 69 (7.96%) Migration
4 69 (7.96%) Test Scripting
5 68 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 66 (7.61%) User Stories
7 61 (7.04%) Change Management
8 51 (5.88%) ITIL
8 51 (5.88%) Project Management
9 49 (5.65%) Software Testing
10 40 (4.61%) BDD
11 37 (4.27%) Data Analysis
12 33 (3.81%) Data Modelling
12 33 (3.81%) Scrum
13 31 (3.58%) Test Automation
14 30 (3.46%) CRM
15 28 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (3.23%) Functional Testing
16 27 (3.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 144 (16.61%) SQL
2 24 (2.77%) Java
3 14 (1.61%) Python
4 12 (1.38%) VBA
5 11 (1.27%) C#
5 11 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.15%) VB
7 8 (0.92%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.81%) RPG
9 6 (0.69%) Perl
10 4 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.46%) Ruby
10 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.35%) C
11 3 (0.35%) JCL
12 2 (0.23%) C++
12 2 (0.23%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.12%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (5.77%) ISTQB
1 50 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.42%) ISEB
3 34 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.11%) Degree
5 19 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.85%) MCSA
7 16 (1.85%) MCSE
8 15 (1.73%) MCITP
8 15 (1.73%) MCTS
9 11 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.92%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.69%) PMP
12 5 (0.58%) CISSP
13 4 (0.46%) CISMP
14 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (2.88%) QA
3 9 (1.04%) SLA
4 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.58%) SEPA
6 4 (0.46%) MiFID
7 3 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.35%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) FINREP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 56 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.19%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.81%) XenApp
6 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.35%) zsh
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.12%) GeoWebCache
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.12%) RACF
10 1 (0.12%) SRDF
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (4.61%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.73%) SCCM
3 13 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.50%) Netcool
4 7 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.58%) Ansible
6 4 (0.46%) SCOM
6 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.35%) Puppet
7 3 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.23%) Control-M
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.12%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.12%) TADDM
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 124 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.96%) Oracle
3 45 (5.19%) HP
4 36 (4.15%) CA
5 30 (3.46%) Citrix
6 19 (2.19%) Cisco
7 17 (1.96%) VMware
8 14 (1.61%) Veritas
9 13 (1.50%) Intel Security
9 13 (1.50%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.38%) IBM
10 12 (1.38%) SAP
11 9 (1.04%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.04%) Teradata
12 8 (0.92%) EMC
13 6 (0.69%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.69%) Verint
14 5 (0.58%) F5
14 5 (0.58%) Infor
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