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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 859 493 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.67% 17.71% 22.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.72% 19.19% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 265 282
Average daily rate
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£342 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 27
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £10.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.32 £19.30 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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
2991 2569 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.86% 92.28% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 1341 1133
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 53 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 0 457 £350 - 72
Glasgow +4 260 £325 +4.41% 25
West Lothian +2 29 £310 -17.33% 3
North Lanarkshire 0 23 £335 +204.54%
Stirling +3 20 £500 +54.44%
Fife +2 19 £325 -26.25% 3
Renfrewshire +6 12 £270 +13.68% 1
Inverclyde -2 12 £250 -9.09%
Aberdeen +1 11 £180 -40.00% 3
Lanarkshire -1 11 £328 +184.78%
Dundee -4 9 - -
East Lothian - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
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Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 849 (49.50%) Finance
2 538 (31.37%) Banking
3 303 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 282 (16.44%) Business Analysis
5 260 (15.16%) SQL
6 187 (10.90%) Migration
6 187 (10.90%) Retail
7 175 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 174 (10.15%) MS Excel
9 170 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
10 155 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
10 155 (9.04%) Data Analysis
11 152 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 131 (7.64%) MS Office
13 121 (7.06%) Windows
14 110 (6.41%) Test Scripting
15 100 (5.83%) Retail Banking
16 99 (5.77%) Project Management
17 96 (5.60%) ITIL
18 83 (4.84%) MS Visio
19 81 (4.72%) Active Directory
20 80 (4.66%) Data Modelling
20 80 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
21 79 (4.61%) Data Migration
22 78 (4.55%) Data Centre
23 76 (4.43%) ISEB
24 74 (4.31%) Oracle
24 74 (4.31%) Change Management
25 72 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
26 68 (3.97%) Validation

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 62 (3.62%) SAS
2 51 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 16 (0.93%) CMS
5 14 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.76%) CICS
6 13 (0.76%) IIS
7 11 (0.64%) JBoss
7 11 (0.64%) Lync
8 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.23%) Apache
12 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.17%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.12%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 174 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 131 (7.64%) MS Office
3 83 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 72 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (2.68%) MS Project
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Windchill
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.64%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.17%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.17%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.17%) Maximo
5 2 (0.12%) assyst
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.058%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.058%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.41%) SaaS
2 6 (0.35%) Office 365
3 3 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.12%) Silverpop
4 2 (0.12%) IaaS
4 2 (0.12%) PaaS
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.058%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.93%) LAN
2 15 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.87%) DNS
2 15 (0.87%) Intranet
3 14 (0.82%) SAN
4 13 (0.76%) WAN
5 12 (0.70%) VPN
6 11 (0.64%) DHCP
6 11 (0.64%) FTP
7 10 (0.58%) LDAP
7 10 (0.58%) Internet
8 9 (0.52%) VoIP
9 7 (0.41%) Firewall
9 7 (0.41%) NAS
10 6 (0.35%) Network Security
10 6 (0.35%) CTI
11 5 (0.29%) Broadband
12 4 (0.23%) ATM
13 3 (0.17%) WLAN
13 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
2 53 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 29 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 27 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 26 (1.52%) MS Access
6 16 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.64%) QlikView
10 9 (0.52%) DB2
11 8 (0.47%) BODI
12 7 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.35%) OLAP
13 6 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.23%) Redis
14 4 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Selenium
2 12 (0.70%) HP UFT
3 9 (0.52%) Toad
3 9 (0.52%) JIRA
4 8 (0.47%) Ant
5 7 (0.41%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.35%) Maven
7 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.23%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
8 4 (0.23%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.17%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.17%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 849 (49.50%) Finance
2 538 (31.37%) Banking
3 187 (10.90%) Retail
4 100 (5.83%) Retail Banking
5 52 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.34%) Back Office
8 22 (1.28%) Front Office
9 21 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.05%) Legal
10 18 (1.05%) Marketing
11 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.64%) Law
13 9 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.41%) Advertising
15 5 (0.29%) Local Government
15 5 (0.29%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) German Language
17 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.28%) .NET
2 17 (0.99%) XML
3 13 (0.76%) Web Services
4 9 (0.52%) Application Packaging
5 7 (0.41%) SOAP
6 6 (0.35%) HTML
6 6 (0.35%) RESTful
7 5 (0.29%) JSON
7 5 (0.29%) CSS
7 5 (0.29%) Middleware
8 4 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.23%) Drools
9 3 (0.17%) iBATIS
9 3 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.17%) XSLT
9 3 (0.17%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.12%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.12%) Java EE
10 2 (0.12%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 43 (2.51%) Credit Risk
4 39 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 27 (1.57%) Derivative
7 16 (0.93%) Data Integration
7 16 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 15 (0.87%) W3C
8 15 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 14 (0.82%) User Experience
10 12 (0.70%) IVR
11 10 (0.58%) Equities
12 9 (0.52%) GIS
12 9 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.52%) NHS
13 7 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.41%) PMI
13 7 (0.41%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 121 (7.06%) Windows
2 56 (3.27%) Windows 7
3 48 (2.80%) UNIX
4 35 (2.04%) Linux
4 35 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (1.34%) Windows XP
6 14 (0.82%) Windows 8
6 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.47%) Android
9 5 (0.29%) zOS
9 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.23%) AIX
10 4 (0.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.058%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 282 (16.44%) Business Analysis
3 187 (10.90%) Migration
4 155 (9.04%) Data Analysis
4 155 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 110 (6.41%) Test Scripting
7 99 (5.77%) Project Management
8 96 (5.60%) ITIL
9 80 (4.66%) Data Modelling
10 79 (4.61%) Data Migration
11 74 (4.31%) Change Management
12 68 (3.97%) Validation
13 67 (3.91%) Asset Management
14 66 (3.85%) PRINCE2
15 59 (3.44%) GAP Analysis
15 59 (3.44%) Target Operating Model
16 56 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (2.92%) Analytics
18 48 (2.80%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (15.16%) SQL
2 41 (2.39%) VBA
3 31 (1.81%) Java
4 9 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
5 8 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.35%) JCL
6 6 (0.35%) VB
7 5 (0.29%) VB.NET
7 5 (0.29%) Python
7 5 (0.29%) C
7 5 (0.29%) C++
7 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.23%) Perl
9 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.17%) COBOL
9 3 (0.17%) C#
9 3 (0.17%) XPath
10 2 (0.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (4.43%) ISEB
2 47 (2.74%) Degree
3 37 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 30 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 15 (0.87%) MCSE
6 15 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.64%) CISSP
9 10 (0.58%) CISM
10 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.41%) CISMP
12 6 (0.35%) CIMA
12 6 (0.35%) ACCA
12 6 (0.35%) PMP
13 5 (0.29%) CISA
13 5 (0.29%) CRISC
14 4 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.92%) QA
2 25 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.70%) SLA
4 12 (0.70%) EMIR
5 11 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.47%) FATCA
8 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.29%) MiFID
9 5 (0.29%) FINREP
10 4 (0.23%) COREP
10 4 (0.23%) GPG13
11 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.12%) GAAP
12 2 (0.12%) COBIT
13 1 (0.058%) DICOM
13 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.058%) GxP
System Software
1 81 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.41%) vSphere
6 6 (0.35%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.23%) zsh
7 4 (0.23%) XenApp
8 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.058%) NFS
10 1 (0.058%) ClearTrust
10 1 (0.058%) Samba
10 1 (0.058%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 68 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.40%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
3 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.12%) SCOM
4 2 (0.12%) WMI
4 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.058%) Nessus
5 1 (0.058%) Nmap
5 1 (0.058%) Control-M
5 1 (0.058%) Nagios
5 1 (0.058%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.058%) WSUS
5 1 (0.058%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.058%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 175 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.31%) Oracle
3 45 (2.62%) HP
4 31 (1.81%) VMware
5 28 (1.63%) Citrix
5 28 (1.63%) SAP
6 27 (1.57%) Charles River
7 24 (1.40%) Teradata
8 16 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.82%) Adobe
10 12 (0.70%) CA
10 12 (0.70%) Informatica
11 11 (0.64%) Verint
12 10 (0.58%) Lotus
12 10 (0.58%) Cisco
12 10 (0.58%) Sybase
12 10 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
13 9 (0.52%) IBM
14 8 (0.47%) Genesys
15 7 (0.41%) CommVault
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