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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 852 524 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.59% 18.75% 22.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.56% 20.30% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 266 285
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 20
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.55 £14.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.35% +3.50%
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
3091 2581 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.85% 92.34% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1316 1111
Average daily rate £371 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -1 465 £350 -4.76% 58
Glasgow +5 251 £331 +1.92% 28
West Lothian +3 28 £315 -16.00% 1
North Lanarkshire 0 22 £335 +235.00%
Stirling +6 19 £475 +31.94%
Fife +2 16 £328 -25.45% 1
Inverclyde -1 14 £225 -18.18%
Renfrewshire +10 13 £270 +8.00%
Lanarkshire -1 10 £328 +184.78%
Dundee -7 5 £363 +15.07% 3
Aberdeen -8 5 £180 -45.14% 6
Highlands +2 3 - - 1
East Ayrshire - 3 £325 -
South Lanarkshire +2 2 £100 +8.10% 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £338 -
Analyst
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Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 903 (51.78%) Finance
2 550 (31.54%) Banking
3 320 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 283 (16.23%) Business Analysis
5 277 (15.88%) SQL
6 190 (10.89%) Retail
7 186 (10.67%) Migration
8 181 (10.38%) MS Excel
9 173 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
9 173 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
10 162 (9.29%) Microsoft
11 155 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 150 (8.60%) Data Analysis
13 120 (6.88%) MS Office
14 114 (6.54%) Windows
15 108 (6.19%) Test Scripting
16 100 (5.73%) Retail Banking
17 89 (5.10%) Data Modelling
18 88 (5.05%) MS Visio
19 87 (4.99%) ITIL
19 87 (4.99%) Project Management
20 85 (4.87%) ISEB
21 82 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
21 82 (4.70%) Change Management
22 81 (4.64%) Active Directory
23 79 (4.53%) Data Migration
24 76 (4.36%) Asset Management
25 75 (4.30%) Oracle
26 71 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
27 67 (3.84%) Data Centre

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 66 (3.78%) SAS
2 41 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 16 (0.92%) CMS
5 15 (0.86%) CICS
6 13 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.63%) JBoss
8 10 (0.57%) Lync
9 9 (0.52%) IIS
10 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.23%) Apache
14 4 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.23%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.17%) WorkSite
16 2 (0.11%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 181 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 120 (6.88%) MS Office
3 88 (5.05%) MS Visio
4 71 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 47 (2.69%) MS Project
6 10 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 14 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.23%) Summit
4 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.17%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.17%) Maximo
5 3 (0.17%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.057%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.34%) Office 365
2 5 (0.29%) SaaS
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
4 2 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.057%) Taleo
5 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.80%) LAN
1 14 (0.80%) Intranet
2 13 (0.75%) SAN
3 12 (0.69%) VPN
3 12 (0.69%) WAN
4 11 (0.63%) DNS
4 11 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.57%) Internet
5 10 (0.57%) DHCP
6 8 (0.46%) VoIP
6 8 (0.46%) LDAP
7 7 (0.40%) FTP
7 7 (0.40%) NAS
8 6 (0.34%) CTI
9 5 (0.29%) Firewall
9 5 (0.29%) Broadband
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (2.87%) SQL Server
3 29 (1.66%) Data Mining
4 26 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 25 (1.43%) MS Access
6 15 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.63%) BODI
9 11 (0.63%) QlikView
9 11 (0.63%) DB2
10 8 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.46%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (0.23%) Redis
11 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.17%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.17%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 20 (1.15%) Selenium
2 16 (0.92%) HP UFT
3 12 (0.69%) Toad
4 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.46%) JIRA
5 7 (0.40%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.34%) Ant
7 4 (0.23%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.17%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.17%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.17%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.11%) Subversion
9 2 (0.11%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
General
1 903 (51.78%) Finance
2 550 (31.54%) Banking
3 190 (10.89%) Retail
4 100 (5.73%) Retail Banking
5 53 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.38%) Front Office
8 22 (1.26%) Legal
9 21 (1.20%) Back Office
10 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.97%) Marketing
12 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.40%) Law
15 6 (0.34%) Billing
15 6 (0.34%) Advertising
16 5 (0.29%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) French Language
17 3 (0.17%) German Language
18 2 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.49%) .NET
2 14 (0.80%) Web Services
3 13 (0.75%) XML
4 10 (0.57%) HTML
5 8 (0.46%) SOAP
6 7 (0.40%) CSS
7 6 (0.34%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.29%) Middleware
9 4 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.23%) iBATIS
10 3 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.17%) TopLink
10 3 (0.17%) Drools
10 3 (0.17%) XSLT
10 3 (0.17%) J2EE
11 2 (0.11%) RESTful
11 2 (0.11%) HTML5
11 2 (0.11%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.11%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.84%) Data Centre
3 41 (2.35%) Credit Risk
4 39 (2.24%) Mainframe
5 33 (1.89%) Derivative
6 27 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.03%) User Experience
8 16 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 16 (0.92%) Reference Data
9 15 (0.86%) W3C
10 14 (0.80%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.80%) IVR
11 12 (0.69%) Equities
12 11 (0.63%) NHS
13 10 (0.57%) GIS
14 9 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (0.46%) Visualisation
16 7 (0.40%) PMI
17 6 (0.34%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 114 (6.54%) Windows
2 52 (2.98%) Windows 7
3 45 (2.58%) UNIX
4 34 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (1.83%) Linux
6 23 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.63%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.52%) Android
10 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.40%) zOS
12 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.23%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 283 (16.23%) Business Analysis
3 186 (10.67%) Migration
4 173 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 150 (8.60%) Data Analysis
7 108 (6.19%) Test Scripting
8 89 (5.10%) Data Modelling
9 87 (4.99%) ITIL
9 87 (4.99%) Project Management
10 82 (4.70%) Change Management
11 79 (4.53%) Data Migration
12 76 (4.36%) Asset Management
13 62 (3.56%) Validation
14 59 (3.38%) PRINCE2
15 57 (3.27%) Systems Analysis
15 57 (3.27%) Analytics
16 56 (3.21%) Target Operating Model
17 52 (2.98%) GAP Analysis
18 51 (2.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 277 (15.88%) SQL
2 49 (2.81%) VBA
3 38 (2.18%) Java
4 13 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 10 (0.57%) JCL
6 9 (0.52%) C#
7 8 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.40%) VB
8 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.29%) Python
11 4 (0.23%) C
11 4 (0.23%) C++
11 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.11%) COBOL
13 2 (0.11%) ABAP
14 1 (0.057%) PeopleCode
14 1 (0.057%) SQR
Qualifications
1 85 (4.87%) ISEB
2 49 (2.81%) Degree
3 39 (2.24%) ISTQB
4 36 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.86%) CISSP
7 14 (0.80%) MCSE
8 12 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.57%) CISM
11 9 (0.52%) CISA
11 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.46%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.40%) PMP
13 7 (0.40%) CISMP
14 6 (0.34%) CIMA
14 6 (0.34%) ACCA
15 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.10%) QA
2 25 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.69%) EMIR
5 11 (0.63%) SLA
6 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.52%) FATCA
8 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.34%) MiFID
9 5 (0.29%) FINREP
10 4 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.23%) GPG13
10 4 (0.23%) COREP
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) GAAP
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 1 (0.057%) DICOM
13 1 (0.057%) GxP
13 1 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 81 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.40%) vSphere
5 6 (0.34%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.23%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) zsh
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.11%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.11%) RACF
9 1 (0.057%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.057%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 66 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.38%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
3 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.11%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.057%) Control-M
5 1 (0.057%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.057%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.057%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.057%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.057%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 162 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.30%) Oracle
3 40 (2.29%) HP
4 30 (1.72%) VMware
5 25 (1.43%) Teradata
5 25 (1.43%) Citrix
5 25 (1.43%) SAP
6 23 (1.32%) Charles River
7 18 (1.03%) CA
8 14 (0.80%) Informatica
8 14 (0.80%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.75%) Adobe
9 13 (0.75%) Verint
10 11 (0.63%) Cisco
11 10 (0.57%) Sybase
11 10 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (0.57%) Lotus
12 9 (0.52%) IBM
12 9 (0.52%) Genesys
12 9 (0.52%) Planview
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