The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 42 37 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 103 96 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.89% 4.10% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 5.79% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 76
Average daily rate £380 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £493 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.15 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.89 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +28.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Business Analysis
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 45 £400 +5.26% 10
Glasgow +7 38 £400 +18.51% 7
Aberdeen +9 4 £295 -9.23% 2
Stirling +2 4 - -
Dundee - 3 - - 1
West Lothian -3 2 £360 +1.40%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £375 - 2
Scottish Borders - - - -
Business Analysis
UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 69 (39.66%) Finance
2 49 (28.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (20.69%) Banking
4 29 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 29 (16.67%) Project Management
5 23 (13.22%) Fund Accounting
6 22 (12.64%) SQL
7 21 (12.07%) Migration
8 16 (9.20%) PRINCE2
8 16 (9.20%) Data Analysis
9 14 (8.05%) MS Excel
10 13 (7.47%) UML
10 13 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.47%) Investment Management
11 12 (6.90%) Use Case
12 11 (6.32%) Java
12 11 (6.32%) ISEB
12 11 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.75%) Degree
13 10 (5.75%) ITIL
13 10 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (5.17%) SharePoint
14 9 (5.17%) ACCA
14 9 (5.17%) Six Sigma
14 9 (5.17%) CIMA
14 9 (5.17%) Investment Banking
14 9 (5.17%) Hedge funds
15 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
15 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
16 7 (4.02%) Sybase

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.87%) SAS
3 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.15%) CMS
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.02%) MS Office
3 6 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MultiFonds
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.57%) Endur
3 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.30%) MS Access
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.72%) QlikView
5 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.57%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Toad
1 1 (0.57%) ERwin
General
1 69 (39.66%) Finance
2 36 (20.69%) Banking
3 9 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Front Office
4 4 (2.30%) Legal
5 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.72%) Retail
6 2 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 134 (77.01%) Analyst
2 119 (68.39%) Business Analyst
3 22 (12.64%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (9.77%) Senior Business Analyst
5 14 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.90%) Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (3.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 6 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
8 6 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
8 6 (3.45%) Consultant
9 5 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (2.87%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (2.87%) MI Analyst
9 5 (2.87%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) Business Manager
10 4 (2.30%) Business Project Manager
10 4 (2.30%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) J2EE
2 4 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (1.15%) EDI
3 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) JSF
4 1 (0.57%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) Hedge funds
2 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.02%) Derivative
4 5 (2.87%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.30%) GIS
5 4 (2.30%) IVR
6 3 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.72%) NHS
7 2 (1.15%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.57%) Equities
8 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.57%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.57%) UNIX
1 1 (0.57%) Windows
1 1 (0.57%) Linux
1 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 29 (16.67%) Project Management
3 23 (13.22%) Fund Accounting
4 21 (12.07%) Migration
5 16 (9.20%) PRINCE2
5 16 (9.20%) Data Analysis
6 13 (7.47%) UML
6 13 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.47%) Investment Management
7 12 (6.90%) Use Case
8 11 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (5.75%) ITIL
10 9 (5.17%) Six Sigma
11 7 (4.02%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.02%) Change Management
11 7 (4.02%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.02%) Workflow
11 7 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (4.02%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) SQL
2 11 (6.32%) Java
3 7 (4.02%) VBA
4 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.15%) VB
4 2 (1.15%) C
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) COBOL
5 1 (0.57%) JCL
5 1 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (6.32%) ISEB
2 10 (5.75%) Degree
3 9 (5.17%) ACCA
3 9 (5.17%) CIMA
4 3 (1.72%) CISA
4 3 (1.72%) CISM
4 3 (1.72%) CRISC
5 2 (1.15%) CBAP
5 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.30%) EMIR
2 3 (1.72%) COBIT
2 3 (1.72%) MiFID
2 3 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.72%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.15%) Basel II
4 1 (0.57%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (4.02%) Sybase
1 7 (4.02%) Oracle
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.30%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.72%) Cognos
4 3 (1.72%) FatWire
5 2 (1.15%) Charles River
5 2 (1.15%) Reuters
5 2 (1.15%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) Genesys
6 1 (0.57%) Sage
6 1 (0.57%) IBM
6 1 (0.57%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.57%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.57%) Casewise
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