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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 47 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 92 97 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 3.84% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 5.58% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 93
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +15.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+61.53% -46.57%
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
2064 1737 1747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.60% 68.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 871 866
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 78
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +2 52 £380 +8.57% 10
Glasgow -11 22 £350 -1.75% 2
Stirling -3 14 £400 -11.11%
Aberdeen -3 1 £465 +20.00% 1
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 81 (43.09%) Finance
2 58 (30.85%) Banking
3 38 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (19.15%) Project Management
5 27 (14.36%) Migration
5 27 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (12.77%) SQL
7 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (9.04%) Oracle
9 16 (8.51%) Data Analysis
10 15 (7.98%) Asset Management
11 14 (7.45%) Workflow
12 13 (6.91%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.91%) Retail
13 12 (6.38%) Investment Banking
13 12 (6.38%) UML
13 12 (6.38%) MS Office
14 11 (5.85%) Investment Management
14 11 (5.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 10 (5.32%) Reference Data
15 10 (5.32%) Wealth Management
15 10 (5.32%) GAP Analysis
15 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
15 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (4.79%) SharePoint
16 9 (4.79%) Data Modelling
16 9 (4.79%) .NET
16 9 (4.79%) Change Management
16 9 (4.79%) Retail Banking

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.19%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) MS Office
2 8 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.66%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.53%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.53%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Intranet
1 1 (0.53%) Internet
1 1 (0.53%) ATM
1 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
1 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.60%) MS Access
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.06%) TKPROF
5 2 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.53%) Ant
2 1 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (0.53%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.53%) Toad
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 81 (43.09%) Finance
2 58 (30.85%) Banking
3 13 (6.91%) Retail
4 12 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.79%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.19%) Front Office
7 5 (2.66%) Legal
8 3 (1.60%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 147 (78.19%) Analyst
2 126 (67.02%) Business Analyst
3 17 (9.04%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.51%) Developer
5 12 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 10 (5.32%) Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.79%) Consultant
8 9 (4.79%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (3.19%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Business Project Manager
11 4 (2.13%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (2.13%) MI Analyst
11 4 (2.13%) Change Analyst
11 4 (2.13%) Payments Business Analyst
11 4 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
12 3 (1.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.79%) .NET
2 4 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (1.06%) Java SE
3 2 (1.06%) WinForms
3 2 (1.06%) jQuery
3 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.06%) JDBC
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) XSLT
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.53%) Spring
4 1 (0.53%) JSF
4 1 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Reference Data
3 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.19%) Derivative
5 4 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.60%) Equities
6 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.06%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.53%) IVR
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Statistics
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (19.15%) Project Management
3 27 (14.36%) Migration
3 27 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.51%) Data Analysis
5 15 (7.98%) Asset Management
6 14 (7.45%) Workflow
7 13 (6.91%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.38%) UML
9 11 (5.85%) Investment Management
9 11 (5.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (5.32%) Wealth Management
10 10 (5.32%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.79%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.79%) Change Management
11 9 (4.79%) Use Case
11 9 (4.79%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.26%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.77%) SQL
2 8 (4.26%) C#
3 7 (3.72%) Java
4 6 (3.19%) VBA
5 5 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.06%) XPath
6 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.06%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) XQuery
7 1 (0.53%) Jython
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 8 (4.26%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) ISEB
3 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.06%) CBAP
4 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.53%) HNC
5 1 (0.53%) HND
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) EMIR
1 3 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.53%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (9.04%) Oracle
2 5 (2.66%) Sybase
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.66%) Charles River
3 4 (2.13%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.60%) Linedata
4 3 (1.60%) BI-SAM
5 2 (1.06%) Google
5 2 (1.06%) Twitter
5 2 (1.06%) FatWire
5 2 (1.06%) InterSystems
5 2 (1.06%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Cognos
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Informatica
6 1 (0.53%) SunGard
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) Pega
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