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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 28 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 163 89 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.09% 3.20% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 4.10% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 46 46
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£350 £358 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +53.75%
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
2536 2173 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.25% 78.25% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1142 905
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £91.20 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 July 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 85 £350 -5.40% 22
Glasgow +22 54 £374 -3.48% 11
Stirling +9 9 £375 -
West Lothian -1 5 £345 - 2
North Lanarkshire -7 3 £358 +30.00%
Fife - 3 £325 -
Dundee - 2 - - 2
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 187 (55.49%) Finance
2 137 (40.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 119 (35.31%) Banking
4 56 (16.62%) Project Management
5 45 (13.35%) Data Analysis
6 36 (10.68%) GAP Analysis
7 35 (10.39%) Validation
7 35 (10.39%) Migration
8 34 (10.09%) Retail
9 32 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (8.31%) SQL
10 28 (8.31%) MS Visio
11 26 (7.72%) PRINCE2
12 24 (7.12%) Data Modelling
12 24 (7.12%) Change Management
12 24 (7.12%) Investment Banking
12 24 (7.12%) Requirements Analysis
12 24 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (6.82%) Use Case
13 23 (6.82%) MS Office
14 22 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (6.23%) Retail Banking
16 19 (5.64%) Requirements Management
16 19 (5.64%) MS Excel
16 19 (5.64%) Target Operating Model
17 16 (4.75%) Degree
18 15 (4.45%) BPMN
19 13 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
20 12 (3.56%) ITIL
20 12 (3.56%) Back Office

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 7 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.08%) SAS
2 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (0.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.30%) Lync
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (8.31%) MS Visio
2 23 (6.82%) MS Office
3 19 (5.64%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.37%) MS Project
6 2 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.19%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.59%) Maximo
3 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) ADSL
1 1 (0.30%) ATM
1 1 (0.30%) LAN
1 1 (0.30%) WAN
1 1 (0.30%) DHCP
1 1 (0.30%) DNS
1 1 (0.30%) SAN
1 1 (0.30%) Intranet
1 1 (0.30%) MPLS
1 1 (0.30%) Firewall
1 1 (0.30%) NAS
1 1 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 8 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.37%) MS Access
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.59%) QlikView
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) OLAP
7 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.30%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 187 (55.49%) Finance
2 119 (35.31%) Banking
3 34 (10.09%) Retail
4 24 (7.12%) Investment Banking
5 21 (6.23%) Retail Banking
6 12 (3.56%) Back Office
7 4 (1.19%) Private Banking
8 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Marketing
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 277 (82.20%) Analyst
2 251 (74.48%) Business Analyst
3 34 (10.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 22 (6.53%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.64%) Senior Business Analyst
5 19 (5.64%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (5.34%) Data Analyst
7 16 (4.75%) Financial Business Analyst
8 15 (4.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 15 (4.45%) Payments Business Analyst
9 13 (3.86%) Lead Business Analyst
10 12 (3.56%) IT Business Analyst
11 11 (3.26%) Developer
12 10 (2.97%) Business Systems Analyst
12 10 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (2.37%) Change Analyst
14 7 (2.08%) Administrator
15 5 (1.48%) Process Analyst
15 5 (1.48%) Data Business Analyst
16 4 (1.19%) Charles River Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.08%) .NET
2 4 (1.19%) Web Services
2 4 (1.19%) XML
2 4 (1.19%) XSLT
2 4 (1.19%) HTML
3 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.89%) CSS
3 3 (0.89%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (0.89%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.56%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.67%) Derivative
4 8 (2.37%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.08%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.19%) User Experience
8 3 (0.89%) NHS
9 2 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.59%) Statistics
9 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.59%) Equities
10 1 (0.30%) PKI
10 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.30%) Social Media
10 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.19%) Windows
2 2 (0.59%) Linux
2 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
2 2 (0.59%) UNIX
3 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 56 (16.62%) Project Management
3 45 (13.35%) Data Analysis
4 36 (10.68%) GAP Analysis
5 35 (10.39%) Validation
5 35 (10.39%) Migration
6 32 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.72%) PRINCE2
8 24 (7.12%) Data Modelling
8 24 (7.12%) Change Management
8 24 (7.12%) Requirements Analysis
8 24 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (6.82%) Use Case
10 19 (5.64%) Requirements Management
10 19 (5.64%) Target Operating Model
11 15 (4.45%) BPMN
12 13 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.56%) ITIL
13 12 (3.56%) Investment Management
13 12 (3.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.31%) SQL
2 7 (2.08%) VBA
3 6 (1.78%) C#
3 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.89%) C
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (4.75%) Degree
2 11 (3.26%) ISEB
3 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.59%) PMP
6 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ACCA
7 1 (0.30%) CIMA
7 1 (0.30%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) CFA
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.08%) QA
2 7 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.48%) EMIR
4 4 (1.19%) FINREP
5 3 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.89%) COREP
6 2 (0.59%) MiFID
6 2 (0.59%) FATCA
7 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.59%) XenApp
2 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (2.97%) Oracle
1 10 (2.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.08%) Charles River
3 5 (1.48%) EMC
4 4 (1.19%) HP
5 3 (0.89%) Business Objects
5 3 (0.89%) Cognos
5 3 (0.89%) Lotus
6 2 (0.59%) Teradata
6 2 (0.59%) SAP
6 2 (0.59%) Genesys
6 2 (0.59%) IBM
6 2 (0.59%) Verint
7 1 (0.30%) VMware
7 1 (0.30%) CA
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco
7 1 (0.30%) Actimize
7 1 (0.30%) Northgate
7 1 (0.30%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.30%) Pega
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