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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 30 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 157 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.24% 3.95% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 5.46% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 58 49
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£380 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +1.66%
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
2300 1812 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 72.34% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 923 808
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 23
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +13 90 £387 -3.25% 17
Glasgow +4 46 £375 -6.25% 6
Stirling -1 10 £400 - 3
West Lothian -4 2 £325 -9.72% 1
Fife - 1 £338 -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
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Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 144 (49.83%) Finance
2 83 (28.72%) Banking
3 82 (28.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (27.68%) Project Management
5 37 (12.80%) Migration
6 34 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 33 (11.42%) MS Excel
8 32 (11.07%) PRINCE2
8 32 (11.07%) SQL
8 32 (11.07%) Data Modelling
8 32 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (9.00%) SQL Server
9 26 (9.00%) Retail
10 24 (8.30%) ISEB
11 23 (7.96%) Validation
12 22 (7.61%) Wealth Management
12 22 (7.61%) GAP Analysis
12 22 (7.61%) MS Office
13 20 (6.92%) Change Management
14 19 (6.57%) Oracle
14 19 (6.57%) MS Access
14 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
14 19 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (6.57%) Investment Banking
15 18 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (6.23%) BPMN
15 18 (6.23%) Requirements Engineering
16 17 (5.88%) MS Visio
17 16 (5.54%) MS PowerPoint
17 16 (5.54%) Degree

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.11%) SAS
3 7 (2.42%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Lync
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (11.42%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.61%) MS Office
3 17 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (4.15%) MS Project
6 3 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.35%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Intranet
1 2 (0.69%) Network Security
2 1 (0.35%) NAS
2 1 (0.35%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.35%) MPLS
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) ADSL
2 1 (0.35%) ATM
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
2 1 (0.35%) WAN
2 1 (0.35%) DHCP
2 1 (0.35%) DNS
2 1 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.57%) MS Access
2 19 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.69%) TKPROF
5 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) DTS
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.69%) Toad
1 2 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 144 (49.83%) Finance
2 83 (28.72%) Banking
3 26 (9.00%) Retail
4 19 (6.57%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.19%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.77%) Back Office
7 5 (1.73%) Legal
8 4 (1.38%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.69%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 223 (77.16%) Analyst
2 182 (62.98%) Business Analyst
3 25 (8.65%) Project Manager
4 23 (7.96%) Data Analyst
5 14 (4.84%) Developer
6 12 (4.15%) MI Analyst
7 10 (3.46%) Senior Business Analyst
7 10 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (3.46%) Change Analyst
8 9 (3.11%) Banking Business Analyst
9 8 (2.77%) Lead Business Analyst
10 7 (2.42%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.42%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (2.08%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.08%) Process Analyst
11 6 (2.08%) Consultant
11 6 (2.08%) ScrumMaster
12 5 (1.73%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 5 (1.73%) Business Data Analyst
12 5 (1.73%) Charles River Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.42%) HTML
1 7 (2.42%) .NET
1 7 (2.42%) CSS
1 7 (2.42%) .NET Framework
2 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.73%) Entity Framework
4 4 (1.38%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.38%) Spring
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.77%) Data Extraction
4 7 (2.42%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.73%) Derivative
6 4 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.04%) NHS
7 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.35%) Equities
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.73%) Windows
2 3 (1.04%) UNIX
3 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 80 (27.68%) Project Management
3 37 (12.80%) Migration
4 34 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 32 (11.07%) PRINCE2
5 32 (11.07%) Data Modelling
6 23 (7.96%) Validation
7 22 (7.61%) GAP Analysis
7 22 (7.61%) Wealth Management
8 20 (6.92%) Change Management
9 18 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (6.23%) BPMN
9 18 (6.23%) Requirements Engineering
10 14 (4.84%) Investment Management
10 14 (4.84%) Data Management
11 13 (4.50%) Requirements Management
11 13 (4.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (4.50%) Use Case
11 13 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.15%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.07%) SQL
2 8 (2.77%) VBA
3 7 (2.42%) C#
3 7 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.08%) Java
5 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.30%) ISEB
2 16 (5.54%) Degree
3 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.04%) IIBA
5 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CFA
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.73%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) MiFID
4 2 (0.69%) FATCA
4 2 (0.69%) EMIR
4 2 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.35%) FINREP
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) XenApp
3 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (6.57%) Oracle
2 12 (4.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.42%) Lotus
4 5 (1.73%) Charles River
4 5 (1.73%) EMC
5 4 (1.38%) HP
5 4 (1.38%) IBM
5 4 (1.38%) Avaloq
6 3 (1.04%) SAP
7 2 (0.69%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.69%) Teradata
7 2 (0.69%) Pega
8 1 (0.35%) F5
8 1 (0.35%) Twitter
8 1 (0.35%) Google
8 1 (0.35%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.35%) VMware
8 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco
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