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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 23 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 177 100 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.98% 3.89% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 5.20% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 56 59
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£380 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.49% +21.30%
Business Analysis
UK

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
2271 1922 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.75% 74.84% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1082 921
Average daily rate £375 £377 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 25
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 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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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 +16 87 £350 -6.04% 10
Glasgow +7 57 £388 - 5
Stirling +7 14 £430 - 1
West Lothian +1 5 £453 +23.97% 1
Dundee -5 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
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UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 177 (53.47%) Finance
2 124 (37.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (29.00%) Banking
4 78 (23.56%) Project Management
5 46 (13.90%) Data Analysis
6 38 (11.48%) PRINCE2
7 37 (11.18%) Migration
8 36 (10.88%) GAP Analysis
9 32 (9.67%) Validation
9 32 (9.67%) Data Modelling
10 28 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (8.16%) Retail
11 27 (8.16%) BPMN
11 27 (8.16%) MS Excel
11 27 (8.16%) SQL
12 26 (7.85%) MS Visio
12 26 (7.85%) Change Management
13 25 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (6.34%) Requirements Engineering
14 21 (6.34%) ISEB
14 21 (6.34%) MS Office
14 21 (6.34%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (6.34%) Investment Banking
15 20 (6.04%) Use Case
16 18 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (5.14%) MS Access
17 17 (5.14%) Wealth Management
18 16 (4.83%) Degree
18 16 (4.83%) Requirements Management
18 16 (4.83%) Oracle

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 13 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (1.81%) SAS
4 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.30%) Lync
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.85%) MS Visio
3 21 (6.34%) MS Office
4 10 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.72%) MS Project
6 2 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.60%) Maximo
1 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.60%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.91%) Intranet
2 1 (0.30%) MPLS
2 1 (0.30%) Firewall
2 1 (0.30%) NAS
2 1 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.30%) ADSL
2 1 (0.30%) ATM
2 1 (0.30%) LAN
2 1 (0.30%) WAN
2 1 (0.30%) DHCP
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.14%) MS Access
2 16 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.81%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.60%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.30%) OLAP
7 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.30%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) QlikView
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Toad
1 2 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
General
1 177 (53.47%) Finance
2 96 (29.00%) Banking
3 27 (8.16%) Retail
4 21 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.23%) Retail Banking
6 10 (3.02%) Back Office
7 4 (1.21%) Private Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 270 (81.57%) Analyst
2 240 (72.51%) Business Analyst
3 26 (7.85%) Project Manager
4 21 (6.34%) Data Analyst
5 20 (6.04%) Banking Business Analyst
6 18 (5.44%) Senior Business Analyst
6 18 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (4.23%) Developer
7 14 (4.23%) Financial Business Analyst
7 14 (4.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 11 (3.32%) Change Analyst
9 10 (3.02%) Payments Business Analyst
10 9 (2.72%) Lead Business Analyst
10 9 (2.72%) IT Business Analyst
11 8 (2.42%) Business Systems Analyst
11 8 (2.42%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (1.81%) Consultant
12 6 (1.81%) Business Manager
12 6 (1.81%) .NET Developer
13 5 (1.51%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.72%) .NET
2 7 (2.11%) .NET Framework
2 7 (2.11%) CSS
2 7 (2.11%) HTML
3 6 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (1.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.51%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.60%) Web Services
5 2 (0.60%) XML
5 2 (0.60%) XSLT
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.63%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.42%) Reference Data
4 5 (1.51%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.51%) Derivative
5 4 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.21%) User Experience
6 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.30%) Replication
8 1 (0.30%) Statistics
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) Equities
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.21%) Windows
2 2 (0.60%) Linux
2 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
2 2 (0.60%) UNIX
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (37.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 78 (23.56%) Project Management
3 46 (13.90%) Data Analysis
4 38 (11.48%) PRINCE2
5 37 (11.18%) Migration
6 36 (10.88%) GAP Analysis
7 32 (9.67%) Validation
7 32 (9.67%) Data Modelling
8 28 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (8.16%) BPMN
10 26 (7.85%) Change Management
11 21 (6.34%) Requirements Analysis
11 21 (6.34%) Requirements Engineering
12 20 (6.04%) Use Case
13 18 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (5.14%) Wealth Management
15 16 (4.83%) Requirements Management
16 14 (4.23%) Investment Management
17 13 (3.93%) Asset Management
17 13 (3.93%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.16%) SQL
2 10 (3.02%) VBA
3 8 (2.42%) C#
3 8 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (6.34%) ISEB
2 16 (4.83%) Degree
3 7 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.91%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMP
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (2.72%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 4 (1.21%) FINREP
3 4 (1.21%) EMIR
4 3 (0.91%) FATCA
4 3 (0.91%) MiFID
4 3 (0.91%) COREP
5 2 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.60%) XenApp
2 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (4.83%) Oracle
2 14 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.42%) Charles River
4 7 (2.11%) Lotus
5 6 (1.81%) EMC
6 4 (1.21%) HP
7 3 (0.91%) IBM
7 3 (0.91%) Business Objects
7 3 (0.91%) SAP
7 3 (0.91%) Cognos
8 2 (0.60%) Teradata
9 1 (0.30%) Northgate
9 1 (0.30%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.30%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.30%) Pega
9 1 (0.30%) F5
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter
9 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.30%) VMware
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