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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 26 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 170 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.11% 3.51% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 4.47% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 52 40
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£342 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.33 £31.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +65.78%
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
2642 2190 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.35% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1126 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £24.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -16.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.93 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 September 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 1 September 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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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 +8 93 £350 -7.89% 13
Glasgow +27 57 £346 -1.14% 3
North Lanarkshire -2 6 £340 +23.63%
West Lothian -5 5 £310 -
Fife - 5 £325 -
Stirling +8 3 £375 -6.25%
Dundee -6 2 £363 +31.81% 2
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 193 (56.60%) Finance
2 141 (41.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (32.55%) Banking
4 53 (15.54%) Project Management
5 40 (11.73%) Data Analysis
6 33 (9.68%) GAP Analysis
7 32 (9.38%) MS Visio
7 32 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (9.09%) Migration
9 30 (8.80%) SQL
10 28 (8.21%) Validation
11 26 (7.62%) Retail
12 25 (7.33%) Use Case
13 24 (7.04%) PRINCE2
14 23 (6.74%) MS Excel
14 23 (6.74%) Requirements Analysis
15 22 (6.45%) Investment Banking
15 22 (6.45%) MS Office
15 22 (6.45%) Data Modelling
15 22 (6.45%) Target Operating Model
16 21 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (6.16%) Change Management
17 19 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (5.28%) Retail Banking
18 18 (5.28%) Degree
19 16 (4.69%) Asset Management
20 15 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
20 15 (4.40%) BPR
21 14 (4.11%) Requirements Management
22 13 (3.81%) BPMN

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (2.64%) SAS
2 2 (0.59%) CMS
2 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 32 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 23 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 22 (6.45%) MS Office
4 15 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.17%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.59%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.59%) Firewall
1 2 (0.59%) SAN
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) MPLS
2 1 (0.29%) NAS
2 1 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.29%) WebEx
2 1 (0.29%) ADSL
2 1 (0.29%) LAN
2 1 (0.29%) WAN
2 1 (0.29%) DHCP
2 1 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.35%) Data Mining
2 6 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.59%) MS Access
5 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.59%) QlikView
6 1 (0.29%) Big Data
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.29%) OLAP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 193 (56.60%) Finance
2 111 (32.55%) Banking
3 26 (7.62%) Retail
4 22 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.28%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.35%) Back Office
7 4 (1.17%) Front Office
8 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 283 (82.99%) Analyst
2 256 (75.07%) Business Analyst
3 38 (11.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 19 (5.57%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.28%) Data Analyst
5 18 (5.28%) Lead Business Analyst
6 17 (4.99%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (4.99%) Senior Business Analyst
7 16 (4.69%) Payments Business Analyst
8 15 (4.40%) Financial Business Analyst
9 14 (4.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 12 (3.52%) IT Business Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) Business Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (2.35%) Developer
13 7 (2.05%) Administrator
13 7 (2.05%) Change Analyst
14 6 (1.76%) Data Business Analyst
15 5 (1.47%) Test Analyst
15 5 (1.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) Web Services
1 4 (1.17%) XML
1 4 (1.17%) XSLT
1 4 (1.17%) .NET
2 2 (0.59%) J2EE
2 2 (0.59%) TopLink
3 1 (0.29%) Spring
3 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.93%) Derivative
4 8 (2.35%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.05%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.76%) User Experience
7 5 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.17%) NHS
8 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.88%) Statistics
10 2 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.59%) Equities
10 2 (0.59%) e-Health
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) Replication
11 1 (0.29%) Social Media
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.59%) UNIX
1 2 (0.59%) Windows
1 2 (0.59%) Linux
2 1 (0.29%) Android
2 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 53 (15.54%) Project Management
3 40 (11.73%) Data Analysis
4 33 (9.68%) GAP Analysis
5 32 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (9.09%) Migration
7 28 (8.21%) Validation
8 25 (7.33%) Use Case
9 24 (7.04%) PRINCE2
10 23 (6.74%) Requirements Analysis
11 22 (6.45%) Data Modelling
11 22 (6.45%) Target Operating Model
12 21 (6.16%) Change Management
13 19 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (4.69%) Asset Management
15 15 (4.40%) BPR
16 14 (4.11%) Requirements Management
17 13 (3.81%) Data Management
17 13 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (3.81%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.80%) SQL
2 6 (1.76%) VBA
3 4 (1.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.88%) C#
4 3 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (5.28%) Degree
2 9 (2.64%) ISEB
3 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.59%) PMP
4 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.29%) ACCA
5 1 (0.29%) CIMA
5 1 (0.29%) MBA
5 1 (0.29%) CFA
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.76%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) EMIR
4 4 (1.17%) FINREP
5 3 (0.88%) COREP
5 3 (0.88%) FATCA
5 3 (0.88%) MiFID
6 2 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.29%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (3.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.23%) Oracle
3 5 (1.47%) EMC
4 4 (1.17%) Charles River
5 3 (0.88%) SAP
5 3 (0.88%) Cognos
6 2 (0.59%) Genesys
6 2 (0.59%) VMware
6 2 (0.59%) Teradata
6 2 (0.59%) Pega
6 2 (0.59%) Verint
7 1 (0.29%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.29%) F5
7 1 (0.29%) SmartStream
7 1 (0.29%) Actimize
7 1 (0.29%) Northgate
7 1 (0.29%) Google
7 1 (0.29%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.29%) CA
7 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
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