The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 25 6 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 220 385 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.50% 13.15% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 13.76% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 242 97
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £315 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £80.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +73.52%
Business Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2723 2797 2381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.56% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1456 1321
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 81
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analyst across the Scotland region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst across the Scotland region.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 155 £375 +7.14% 13
Glasgow -14 47 £350 -6.66% 5
West Lothian 0 7 £383 +23.38% 1
Stirling -8 4 £388 -3.72% 2
Aberdeen +5 1 - -
Renfrewshire -45 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 181 (43.83%) Finance
2 146 (35.35%) Banking
3 138 (33.41%) Business Analysis
4 122 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (25.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (15.25%) Retail
7 60 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (12.59%) MS Visio
9 50 (12.11%) Retail Banking
9 50 (12.11%) User Stories
10 46 (11.14%) Migration
11 34 (8.23%) Use Case
12 33 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (7.51%) User Experience
14 29 (7.02%) BPMN
15 28 (6.78%) Data Analysis
15 28 (6.78%) Change Management
15 28 (6.78%) Data Modelling
16 26 (6.30%) GAP Analysis
16 26 (6.30%) Scrum
17 24 (5.81%) SQL
18 23 (5.57%) Wealth Management
18 23 (5.57%) Waterfall
19 22 (5.33%) Microsoft
20 21 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
21 20 (4.84%) Kanban
22 19 (4.60%) ISEB
22 19 (4.60%) Web Services
22 19 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
22 19 (4.60%) Process Improvement

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (3.87%) CMS
2 12 (2.91%) SAS
3 11 (2.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (0.97%) JBoss
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 52 (12.59%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.12%) MS Office
3 15 (3.63%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.63%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.69%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.48%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.45%) SaaS
2 4 (0.97%) Lucidchart
3 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.48%) Intranet
2 1 (0.24%) LAN
2 1 (0.24%) SMS
2 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.21%) MS Access
2 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.21%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.24%) GIS
5 1 (0.24%) OLAP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (2.91%) JIRA
2 5 (1.21%) Axure RP
3 4 (0.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 181 (43.83%) Finance
2 146 (35.35%) Banking
3 63 (15.25%) Retail
4 50 (12.11%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.66%) Law
6 9 (2.18%) Front Office
7 8 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.69%) Billing
9 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.21%) Back Office
11 4 (0.97%) Marketing
12 3 (0.73%) Legal
13 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.48%) German Language
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.60%) Web Services
2 18 (4.36%) XML
3 4 (0.97%) Apache CXF
3 4 (0.97%) JPA
3 4 (0.97%) JSF
3 4 (0.97%) RichFaces
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.51%) User Experience
3 14 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.45%) Equities
6 5 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.97%) Derivative
7 4 (0.97%) Social Media
8 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.48%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.48%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.48%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (33.41%) Business Analysis
2 122 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (25.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (12.11%) User Stories
5 46 (11.14%) Migration
6 34 (8.23%) Use Case
7 33 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (7.02%) BPMN
9 28 (6.78%) Change Management
9 28 (6.78%) Data Analysis
9 28 (6.78%) Data Modelling
10 26 (6.30%) GAP Analysis
10 26 (6.30%) Scrum
11 23 (5.57%) Waterfall
11 23 (5.57%) Wealth Management
12 21 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
13 20 (4.84%) Kanban
14 19 (4.60%) Process Improvement
15 17 (4.12%) Analytics
15 17 (4.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.81%) SQL
2 3 (0.73%) VBA
3 2 (0.48%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (4.60%) ISEB
2 9 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.69%) Degree
4 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) IIBA
5 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.24%) PMP
5 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.94%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.12%) Oracle
3 12 (2.91%) Sitecore
4 8 (1.94%) SAP
5 7 (1.69%) Charles River
6 4 (0.97%) Avaya
6 4 (0.97%) HP
6 4 (0.97%) Verint
7 3 (0.73%) IBM
8 2 (0.48%) CA
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) Apple
9 1 (0.24%) Cognos
9 1 (0.24%) Infor
9 1 (0.24%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.24%) Planview
9 1 (0.24%) Sybase
9 1 (0.24%) Teradata
9 1 (0.24%) TSYS
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago