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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 39 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 110 70 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.87% 2.80% 4.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 4.10% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £546 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.95% +2.50%
Business Analysis
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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
2099 1708 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.88% 68.29% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 853 787
Average daily rate £380 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 60 54
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £9.43 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £38.80 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +15 73 £380 +4.10% 14
Glasgow 0 21 £300 -40.00% 9
Stirling -2 14 £363 -27.50% 2
Aberdeen +8 1 - - 1
Fife +2 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (43.48%) Finance
2 54 (26.09%) Banking
3 46 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (17.87%) Project Management
5 35 (16.91%) SQL
6 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (11.11%) Migration
9 22 (10.63%) Oracle
10 19 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (9.18%) Data Analysis
11 17 (8.21%) SQL Server
12 15 (7.25%) Workflow
12 15 (7.25%) Wealth Management
13 14 (6.76%) Asset Management
13 14 (6.76%) MS Office
13 14 (6.76%) Data Modelling
14 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
14 13 (6.28%) Retail
14 13 (6.28%) Reference Data
15 12 (5.80%) Investment Banking
15 12 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
15 12 (5.80%) MS Visio
15 12 (5.80%) MS Excel
15 12 (5.80%) PRINCE2
16 11 (5.31%) SharePoint
16 11 (5.31%) Degree
16 11 (5.31%) Data Management
16 11 (5.31%) Use Case
16 11 (5.31%) Investment Management

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.86%) SAS
3 5 (2.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) JBoss
4 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (6.76%) MS Office
2 12 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (5.80%) MS Visio
2 12 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.48%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) Network Security
2 1 (0.48%) Intranet
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.86%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.93%) MS Access
6 3 (1.45%) TKPROF
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.48%) DTS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.48%) Ant
2 1 (0.48%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.48%) Toad
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 90 (43.48%) Finance
2 54 (26.09%) Banking
3 13 (6.28%) Retail
4 12 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.38%) Legal
5 7 (3.38%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.90%) Front Office
7 2 (0.97%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (79.71%) Analyst
2 133 (64.25%) Business Analyst
3 15 (7.25%) Data Analyst
4 14 (6.76%) Developer
5 11 (5.31%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.83%) MI Analyst
6 10 (4.83%) Senior Business Analyst
6 10 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (4.35%) Consultant
7 9 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
7 9 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (3.38%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (2.90%) Architect
9 6 (2.90%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.42%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (2.42%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.42%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (2.42%) Change Analyst
11 4 (1.93%) Business Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) .NET
2 5 (2.42%) Spring
3 4 (1.93%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.93%) XML
4 3 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.97%) Java SE
5 2 (0.97%) jQuery
5 2 (0.97%) WinForms
5 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.97%) JDBC
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) XSLT
6 1 (0.48%) Middleware
6 1 (0.48%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.48%) Ajax
6 1 (0.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.28%) Reference Data
3 6 (2.90%) Derivative
3 6 (2.90%) Data Extraction
4 4 (1.93%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.97%) Equities
6 2 (0.97%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.48%) Open Source
7 1 (0.48%) iPad
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.97%) Windows
2 1 (0.48%) UNIX
2 1 (0.48%) Android
2 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (17.87%) Project Management
3 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.11%) Migration
5 19 (9.18%) Data Analysis
6 15 (7.25%) Workflow
6 15 (7.25%) Wealth Management
7 14 (6.76%) Asset Management
7 14 (6.76%) Data Modelling
8 12 (5.80%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.31%) Data Management
9 11 (5.31%) Use Case
9 11 (5.31%) Investment Management
10 10 (4.83%) Waterfall
10 10 (4.83%) UML
11 9 (4.35%) RUP
11 9 (4.35%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.35%) Quality Management
11 9 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (3.86%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.91%) SQL
2 10 (4.83%) Java
3 7 (3.38%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.90%) C#
5 2 (0.97%) XPath
5 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) VBA
6 1 (0.48%) Python
6 1 (0.48%) XQuery
6 1 (0.48%) Jython
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (5.31%) Degree
2 10 (4.83%) ISEB
3 3 (1.45%) IIBA
4 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.48%) HNC
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) CBAP
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.97%) EMIR
2 2 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 22 (10.63%) Oracle
2 4 (1.93%) Charles River
2 4 (1.93%) Bloomberg
2 4 (1.93%) Sybase
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.45%) Avaloq
3 3 (1.45%) Google
4 2 (0.97%) BI-SAM
4 2 (0.97%) Twitter
4 2 (0.97%) Pega
4 2 (0.97%) IBM
4 2 (0.97%) Linedata
4 2 (0.97%) Informatica
4 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.48%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.48%) SAP
5 1 (0.48%) SunGard
5 1 (0.48%) HP
5 1 (0.48%) FatWire
5 1 (0.48%) InterSystems
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