The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 8 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 375 225 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.43% 8.21% 9.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.33% 8.90% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 125 117
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£363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.08 £30.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +11.19%
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
3041 2529 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.71% 92.33% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1282 1111
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 47 83
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 +3 203 £396 +4.21% 36
Glasgow +21 129 £350 - 10
West Lothian -3 8 £310 -22.50%
Fife -1 7 £342 -22.38%
North Lanarkshire -2 7 £338 +22.72%
Stirling +5 4 £375 -1.31%
Dundee -8 3 £375 +27.11% 1
East Ayrshire - 3 £325 -
Renfrewshire +10 2 - -
Aberdeen -1 2 £425 -3.40% 1
Inverclyde -7 2 £263 -
Lanarkshire - 2 £375 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £338 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 438 (55.65%) Finance
2 286 (36.34%) Banking
3 256 (32.53%) Business Analysis
4 235 (29.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (11.31%) Migration
6 88 (11.18%) Retail
7 86 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (9.78%) SQL
9 76 (9.66%) Data Analysis
10 69 (8.77%) MS Visio
11 65 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (7.50%) Data Modelling
13 50 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
13 50 (6.35%) Retail Banking
13 50 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (6.23%) Target Operating Model
15 48 (6.10%) Use Case
16 41 (5.21%) Asset Management
16 41 (5.21%) Change Management
16 41 (5.21%) MS Office
17 40 (5.08%) Validation
18 39 (4.96%) Microsoft
19 38 (4.83%) Investment Banking
20 37 (4.70%) Project Management
21 36 (4.57%) MS Excel
21 36 (4.57%) Requirements Analysis
22 34 (4.32%) Systems Analysis
22 34 (4.32%) Data Migration
23 33 (4.19%) BPMN
24 27 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (1.91%) SAS
2 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.25%) CMS
3 2 (0.25%) Lync
3 2 (0.25%) JBoss
4 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 69 (8.77%) MS Visio
2 41 (5.21%) MS Office
3 36 (4.57%) MS Excel
4 27 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.78%) MS Project
6 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Maximo
4 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) SaaS
1 3 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Taleo
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.76%) CTI
2 3 (0.38%) ATM
3 2 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 7 (0.89%) QlikView
5 6 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.51%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.38%) BODI
7 3 (0.38%) MS Access
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.25%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.13%) dBASE
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) DataStage
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Toad
2 2 (0.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 438 (55.65%) Finance
2 286 (36.34%) Banking
3 88 (11.18%) Retail
4 50 (6.35%) Retail Banking
5 38 (4.83%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.16%) Back Office
7 14 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.40%) Front Office
9 10 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.02%) Legal
11 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.76%) Advertising
12 5 (0.64%) Local Government
13 4 (0.51%) Marketing
13 4 (0.51%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.14%) XML
2 8 (1.02%) .NET
3 5 (0.64%) Web Services
4 3 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.13%) JPA
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.13%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.13%) RESTful
5 1 (0.13%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.13%) HTML
5 1 (0.13%) COM
5 1 (0.13%) CSS
5 1 (0.13%) SOAP
5 1 (0.13%) XSLT
5 1 (0.13%) Middleware
5 1 (0.13%) JSF
5 1 (0.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.80%) Derivative
3 21 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 15 (1.91%) Reference Data
5 14 (1.78%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.40%) Equities
7 10 (1.27%) User Experience
8 9 (1.14%) IVR
9 8 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.76%) NHS
11 6 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.25%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.25%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.25%) e-Health
13 2 (0.25%) CMDB
13 2 (0.25%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.38%) Windows
1 3 (0.38%) AIX
2 2 (0.25%) Linux
2 2 (0.25%) Android
2 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.13%) UNIX
3 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (32.53%) Business Analysis
2 235 (29.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (11.31%) Migration
4 86 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (9.66%) Data Analysis
6 59 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 50 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
7 50 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 49 (6.23%) Target Operating Model
9 48 (6.10%) Use Case
10 41 (5.21%) Asset Management
10 41 (5.21%) Change Management
11 40 (5.08%) Validation
12 37 (4.70%) Project Management
13 36 (4.57%) Requirements Analysis
14 34 (4.32%) Systems Analysis
14 34 (4.32%) Data Migration
15 33 (4.19%) BPMN
16 26 (3.30%) Investment Management
16 26 (3.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.78%) SQL
2 16 (2.03%) Java
3 13 (1.65%) VBA
4 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.38%) C
5 3 (0.38%) C#
6 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 20 (2.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.29%) ISEB
3 12 (1.52%) Degree
4 6 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.38%) PMP
5 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.13%) ACCA
6 1 (0.13%) CIMA
6 1 (0.13%) MOS
6 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.13%) CFA
6 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.52%) EMIR
2 11 (1.40%) QA
3 10 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.14%) FATCA
5 8 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.76%) MiFID
7 5 (0.64%) FINREP
8 4 (0.51%) COREP
9 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.13%) GAAP
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 7 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 39 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.30%) Oracle
3 18 (2.29%) Charles River
4 7 (0.89%) IBM
5 6 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (0.64%) SAP
7 4 (0.51%) Kofax
7 4 (0.51%) Tableau
7 4 (0.51%) Planview
8 3 (0.38%) Verint
8 3 (0.38%) TSYS
8 3 (0.38%) Genesys
8 3 (0.38%) Cognos
9 2 (0.25%) Calypso
9 2 (0.25%) Pega
9 2 (0.25%) Sybase
10 1 (0.13%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.13%) SmartStream
10 1 (0.13%) HP
10 1 (0.13%) Trillium
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