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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 25 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 160 103 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.21% 3.88% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 5.33% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 57 54
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£378 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.13 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+11.35% +9.20%
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
2352 1933 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.61% 72.81% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1027 876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 25
Average hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 84 £382 -4.50% 14
Glasgow +6 55 £375 -6.25% 4
Stirling -2 12 £415 - 1
West Lothian -5 1 £325 -9.72% 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 149 (50.85%) Finance
2 93 (31.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 79 (26.96%) Project Management
4 78 (26.62%) Banking
5 37 (12.63%) Data Analysis
5 37 (12.63%) Migration
6 36 (12.29%) SQL
7 34 (11.60%) Data Modelling
8 31 (10.58%) PRINCE2
8 31 (10.58%) MS Excel
8 31 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (8.87%) Validation
10 25 (8.53%) GAP Analysis
10 25 (8.53%) Retail
11 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
12 22 (7.51%) ISEB
13 21 (7.17%) MS Office
13 21 (7.17%) Wealth Management
14 20 (6.83%) Change Management
15 19 (6.48%) Oracle
15 19 (6.48%) MS Visio
15 19 (6.48%) BPMN
15 19 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (6.48%) Investment Banking
16 18 (6.14%) Degree
16 18 (6.14%) MS Access
16 18 (6.14%) SharePoint
16 18 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (6.14%) Requirements Engineering
17 16 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.07%) SAS
3 7 (2.39%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Lync
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 31 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.17%) MS Office
3 19 (6.48%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (3.75%) MS Project
6 3 (1.02%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.68%) Maximo
1 2 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.34%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) Intranet
2 1 (0.34%) MPLS
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) NAS
2 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.34%) ADSL
2 1 (0.34%) ATM
2 1 (0.34%) LAN
2 1 (0.34%) WAN
2 1 (0.34%) DHCP
2 1 (0.34%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.14%) MS Access
2 18 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (0.68%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.68%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) OLAP
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.68%) Toad
1 2 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 149 (50.85%) Finance
2 78 (26.62%) Banking
3 25 (8.53%) Retail
4 19 (6.48%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.78%) Retail Banking
6 9 (3.07%) Back Office
7 4 (1.37%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 233 (79.52%) Analyst
2 196 (66.89%) Business Analyst
3 26 (8.87%) Project Manager
4 25 (8.53%) Data Analyst
5 15 (5.12%) Developer
6 11 (3.75%) Senior Business Analyst
6 11 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (3.41%) MI Analyst
8 9 (3.07%) Banking Business Analyst
9 8 (2.73%) Change Analyst
9 8 (2.73%) IT Business Analyst
10 7 (2.39%) Financial Business Analyst
10 7 (2.39%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.39%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 7 (2.39%) Lead Business Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) ScrumMaster
11 6 (2.05%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.05%) Process Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.39%) HTML
1 7 (2.39%) .NET
1 7 (2.39%) CSS
1 7 (2.39%) .NET Framework
2 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.71%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.39%) Data Extraction
4 6 (2.05%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.37%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.37%) Derivative
5 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.02%) NHS
6 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.34%) Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.34%) User Experience
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.71%) Windows
2 3 (1.02%) UNIX
3 2 (0.68%) Linux
3 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (31.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 79 (26.96%) Project Management
3 37 (12.63%) Migration
3 37 (12.63%) Data Analysis
4 34 (11.60%) Data Modelling
5 31 (10.58%) PRINCE2
6 26 (8.87%) Validation
7 25 (8.53%) GAP Analysis
8 21 (7.17%) Wealth Management
9 20 (6.83%) Change Management
10 19 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (6.48%) BPMN
11 18 (6.14%) Requirements Engineering
12 16 (5.46%) Use Case
12 16 (5.46%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (5.12%) Investment Management
14 14 (4.78%) Requirements Management
15 13 (4.44%) Data Management
15 13 (4.44%) ITIL
16 12 (4.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.29%) SQL
2 7 (2.39%) VBA
2 7 (2.39%) C#
2 7 (2.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.37%) Java
4 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (7.51%) ISEB
2 18 (6.14%) Degree
3 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.02%) IIBA
5 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PMP
6 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.34%) CFA
6 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.75%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.05%) QA
4 4 (1.37%) FINREP
5 3 (1.02%) COREP
6 2 (0.68%) MiFID
6 2 (0.68%) FATCA
6 2 (0.68%) EMIR
6 2 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.34%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.68%) XenApp
2 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (6.48%) Oracle
2 12 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.39%) Lotus
4 5 (1.71%) Charles River
4 5 (1.71%) EMC
5 4 (1.37%) HP
5 4 (1.37%) IBM
5 4 (1.37%) Avaloq
6 3 (1.02%) SAP
6 3 (1.02%) Cognos
7 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.68%) Teradata
7 2 (0.68%) Pega
8 1 (0.34%) F5
8 1 (0.34%) Twitter
8 1 (0.34%) Northgate
8 1 (0.34%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.34%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) CheckPoint
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