The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 44 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 96 102 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.44% 4.14% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 5.88% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 90
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £13.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+65.78% -45.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2140 1736 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.59% 70.51% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 871 867
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £35.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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 -5 53 £380 +0.66% 8
Glasgow -10 28 £350 -3.44% 3
Stirling -6 6 £400 -
Aberdeen -12 2 £465 +28.27% 1
Fife - - - -
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 90 (45.23%) Finance
2 55 (27.64%) Banking
3 44 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (18.09%) Project Management
5 31 (15.58%) SQL
6 28 (14.07%) Migration
7 17 (8.54%) Oracle
8 16 (8.04%) Asset Management
8 16 (8.04%) Data Analysis
9 15 (7.54%) Java
10 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
10 14 (7.04%) PRINCE2
10 14 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (6.53%) UML
11 13 (6.53%) Investment Banking
11 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (6.53%) Investment Management
12 12 (6.03%) Wealth Management
12 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (6.03%) Retail
12 12 (6.03%) Sybase
13 10 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
13 10 (5.03%) VBA
13 10 (5.03%) MS Office
13 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
13 10 (5.03%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.03%) Use Case
13 10 (5.03%) Degree
14 9 (4.52%) ISEB

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.51%) CMS
3 4 (2.01%) SAS
3 4 (2.01%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Office
2 7 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.02%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.50%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) ATM
1 1 (0.50%) Internet
1 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
1 14 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.01%) MS Access
3 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.51%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (1.01%) Cognos Event Studio
6 1 (0.50%) TKPROF
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.50%) Ant
2 1 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
General
1 90 (45.23%) Finance
2 55 (27.64%) Banking
3 13 (6.53%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.03%) Retail
5 7 (3.52%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.02%) Legal
7 5 (2.51%) Front Office
8 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.51%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Publishing
10 1 (0.50%) German Language
10 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 149 (74.87%) Analyst
2 128 (64.32%) Business Analyst
3 23 (11.56%) Developer
4 18 (9.05%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.53%) Senior Business Analyst
5 13 (6.53%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (6.03%) Banking Business Analyst
7 11 (5.53%) Consultant
8 9 (4.52%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.02%) IT Business Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) MI Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Lead Business Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Business Manager
11 6 (3.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.02%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Business Project Manager
12 4 (2.01%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.52%) .NET
2 8 (4.02%) J2EE
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.01%) JDBC
3 2 (1.01%) XML
3 2 (1.01%) Java SE
3 2 (1.01%) jQuery
4 1 (0.50%) XSLT
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.50%) Spring
4 1 (0.50%) JSF
4 1 (0.50%) Ajax
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.52%) Derivative
3 6 (3.02%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.01%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.51%) Equities
5 3 (1.51%) IVR
5 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.51%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.50%) GIS
7 1 (0.50%) Statistics
7 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.50%) Open Source
7 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.50%) UNIX
1 1 (0.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (18.09%) Project Management
3 28 (14.07%) Migration
4 16 (8.04%) Asset Management
4 16 (8.04%) Data Analysis
5 14 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 13 (6.53%) UML
6 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.53%) Investment Management
7 12 (6.03%) Wealth Management
7 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (5.03%) Use Case
8 10 (5.03%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (4.52%) Workflow
10 8 (4.02%) Change Management
10 8 (4.02%) Content Management
10 8 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.02%) ITIL
11 7 (3.52%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.58%) SQL
2 15 (7.54%) Java
3 10 (5.03%) VBA
4 6 (3.02%) C#
5 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.01%) VB
6 2 (1.01%) XPath
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.50%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) XQuery
7 1 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) Degree
2 9 (4.52%) ISEB
3 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.51%) CBAP
4 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) IIBA
5 1 (0.50%) HNC
5 1 (0.50%) HND
5 1 (0.50%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.51%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.51%) EMIR
2 3 (1.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.01%) Basel II
3 2 (1.01%) MiFID
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.50%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (8.54%) Oracle
2 12 (6.03%) Sybase
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.51%) Business Objects
4 5 (2.51%) Bloomberg
5 4 (2.01%) Charles River
5 4 (2.01%) FatWire
6 3 (1.51%) InterSystems
6 3 (1.51%) Linedata
6 3 (1.51%) Cognos
6 3 (1.51%) BI-SAM
7 2 (1.01%) Twitter
7 2 (1.01%) Reuters
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) SunGard
8 1 (0.50%) Genesys
8 1 (0.50%) Informatica
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) Pega
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