The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 15 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 227 227 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.57% 9.69% 12.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.23% 10.42% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 129 217
Average daily rate £389 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.15 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.58% -34.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.66 £32.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.48% +12.93%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 121 £400 +10.34% 18
Glasgow -11 53 £375 +15.38% 9
Stirling +6 12 £330 -5.71% 2
Aberdeen +9 10 £370 +5.71% 1
West Lothian +2 10 £360 -2.04% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £375 - 3
Fife - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 188 (44.24%) Finance
2 119 (28.00%) Business Analysis
3 101 (23.76%) Banking
4 92 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (12.47%) Migration
5 53 (12.47%) Asset Management
6 43 (10.12%) Investment Management
7 40 (9.41%) SQL
8 39 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (8.71%) Data Analysis
10 36 (8.47%) Workflow
10 36 (8.47%) Project Management
11 34 (8.00%) Use Case
12 33 (7.76%) Fund Accounting
12 33 (7.76%) UML
13 32 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (6.59%) Retail
14 28 (6.59%) MS Excel
14 28 (6.59%) Data Modelling
15 25 (5.88%) MS Visio
16 24 (5.65%) CRM
17 23 (5.41%) ISEB
18 21 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (4.47%) Oracle
19 19 (4.47%) Change Management
19 19 (4.47%) Investment Banking
19 19 (4.47%) BPMN
20 18 (4.24%) MS Office
20 18 (4.24%) PRINCE2
21 15 (3.53%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.18%) SAS
4 4 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) CICS
6 1 (0.24%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.24%) MS Office
4 6 (1.41%) MS Project
5 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) MultiFonds
2 6 (1.41%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.71%) Summit
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.47%) Eagle STAR
4 2 (0.47%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Endur
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) Intranet
2 2 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.24%) ATM
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.59%) MS Access
2 10 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.41%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.47%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.24%) Toad
2 1 (0.24%) ERwin
General
1 188 (44.24%) Finance
2 101 (23.76%) Banking
3 28 (6.59%) Retail
4 19 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.82%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.35%) Front Office
7 7 (1.65%) Back Office
7 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.41%) Advertising
9 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.12%) .NET
2 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.24%) EDI
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.06%) Derivative
2 11 (2.59%) Reference Data
2 11 (2.59%) Hedge funds
3 8 (1.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.88%) Fixed Income
3 8 (1.88%) Equities
3 8 (1.88%) IVR
4 6 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.41%) GIS
5 5 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.47%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.24%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.24%) PMI
8 1 (0.24%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.24%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (28.00%) Business Analysis
2 92 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (12.47%) Migration
3 53 (12.47%) Asset Management
4 43 (10.12%) Investment Management
5 39 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (8.71%) Data Analysis
7 36 (8.47%) Workflow
7 36 (8.47%) Project Management
8 34 (8.00%) Use Case
9 33 (7.76%) Fund Accounting
9 33 (7.76%) UML
10 32 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (6.59%) Data Modelling
12 24 (5.65%) CRM
13 21 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.47%) Change Management
14 19 (4.47%) BPMN
15 18 (4.24%) PRINCE2
16 15 (3.53%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.41%) SQL
2 11 (2.59%) VBA
3 8 (1.88%) VB
4 6 (1.41%) VB6
4 6 (1.41%) Java
5 4 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.24%) R
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (5.41%) ISEB
2 9 (2.12%) CIMA
2 9 (2.12%) ACCA
3 5 (1.18%) Degree
4 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) IIBA
5 2 (0.47%) CBAP
6 1 (0.24%) APMP
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.41%) EMIR
2 5 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.71%) FATCA
3 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) MiFID
4 2 (0.47%) Basel III
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Basel II
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 19 (4.47%) Oracle
2 14 (3.29%) Business Objects
3 9 (2.12%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.88%) Charles River
5 7 (1.65%) Cognos
6 5 (1.18%) SAP
6 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.18%) Genesys
6 5 (1.18%) Reuters
6 5 (1.18%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.94%) FatWire
7 4 (0.94%) IBM
8 3 (0.71%) Murex
8 3 (0.71%) Calypso
9 2 (0.47%) SimCorp
9 2 (0.47%) RIMES
9 2 (0.47%) Saba
9 2 (0.47%) Linedata
9 2 (0.47%) HP
9 2 (0.47%) BI-SAM
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