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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 6 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 381 220 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.56% 8.34% 9.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.49% 9.07% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 107 142
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.35 £32.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.32% +86.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.33 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -7.40%
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
2824 2425 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.11% 91.93% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1506 1315 1114
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 69 55
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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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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 +7 205 £350 -7.89% 17
Glasgow +15 123 £375 - 9
Stirling +1 17 £375 +13.63%
West Lothian -1 10 £310 -13.88% 2
Fife - 6 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -1 4 - -
Renfrewshire +2 3 - -
Aberdeen -2 3 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 322 (54.12%) Finance
2 224 (37.65%) Business Analysis
3 181 (30.42%) Banking
4 157 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (14.12%) Migration
6 70 (11.76%) Retail
7 65 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (9.41%) Data Analysis
9 55 (9.24%) SQL
10 52 (8.74%) MS Visio
11 50 (8.40%) Data Modelling
12 48 (8.07%) Project Management
13 47 (7.90%) Validation
13 47 (7.90%) BPMN
14 45 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (6.55%) Investment Management
16 37 (6.22%) Retail Banking
17 35 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
18 34 (5.71%) MS Office
18 34 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
19 33 (5.55%) MS Excel
20 32 (5.38%) Microsoft
20 32 (5.38%) Wealth Management
21 30 (5.04%) Requirements Management
22 29 (4.87%) Use Case
22 29 (4.87%) Oracle
23 26 (4.37%) PRINCE2
23 26 (4.37%) UML
23 26 (4.37%) Asset Management
24 25 (4.20%) Investment Banking

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (1.51%) SharePoint
1 9 (1.51%) SAS
2 3 (0.50%) Lync
3 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.17%) IIS
4 1 (0.17%) JBoss
4 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.17%) CMS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 52 (8.74%) MS Visio
2 34 (5.71%) MS Office
3 33 (5.55%) MS Excel
4 17 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Maximo
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.50%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Silverpop
2 2 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.34%) ATM
1 2 (0.34%) CTI
1 2 (0.34%) Intranet
2 1 (0.17%) Network Security
2 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.52%) SQL Server
1 15 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.85%) MS Access
3 7 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.50%) QlikView
5 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.17%) BODI
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Toad
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 322 (54.12%) Finance
2 181 (30.42%) Banking
3 70 (11.76%) Retail
4 37 (6.22%) Retail Banking
5 25 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.70%) Back Office
7 9 (1.51%) Front Office
8 8 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.67%) Legal
10 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.69%) XML
2 6 (1.01%) .NET
3 3 (0.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.17%) JPA
5 1 (0.17%) Drools
5 1 (0.17%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.17%) RESTful
5 1 (0.17%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.17%) CSS
5 1 (0.17%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) JSF
5 1 (0.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.18%) Reference Data
3 11 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 8 (1.34%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.01%) User Experience
6 5 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.84%) Equities
6 5 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (0.84%) Derivative
7 4 (0.67%) IVR
8 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.50%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.34%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.34%) Open Source
9 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.17%) NHS
10 1 (0.17%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.50%) UNIX
1 3 (0.50%) Windows
1 3 (0.50%) Linux
2 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (37.65%) Business Analysis
2 157 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (14.12%) Migration
4 65 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (9.41%) Data Analysis
6 50 (8.40%) Data Modelling
7 48 (8.07%) Project Management
8 47 (7.90%) Validation
8 47 (7.90%) BPMN
9 39 (6.55%) Investment Management
10 35 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
11 34 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
12 32 (5.38%) Wealth Management
13 30 (5.04%) Requirements Management
14 29 (4.87%) Use Case
15 26 (4.37%) Asset Management
15 26 (4.37%) PRINCE2
15 26 (4.37%) UML
16 25 (4.20%) Data Migration
17 22 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.24%) SQL
2 16 (2.69%) Java
3 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (0.50%) VBA
5 2 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (3.70%) ISEB
2 7 (1.18%) Degree
3 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) IIBA
5 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.17%) ACCA
5 1 (0.17%) CIMA
5 1 (0.17%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.34%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.18%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) MiFID
3 6 (1.01%) EMIR
4 5 (0.84%) FINREP
4 5 (0.84%) FATCA
5 4 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.67%) COREP
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) GAAP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.87%) Oracle
3 16 (2.69%) Charles River
4 13 (2.18%) IBM
5 12 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 8 (1.34%) Kofax
7 4 (0.67%) Avaloq
8 3 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.34%) SAP
9 2 (0.34%) Cognos
9 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.34%) Pega
9 2 (0.34%) Tableau
10 1 (0.17%) Twitter
10 1 (0.17%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.17%) Sybase
10 1 (0.17%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.17%) Northgate
10 1 (0.17%) Netezza
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