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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 8 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 375 202 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.83% 7.37% 9.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.72% 7.98% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 109 114
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£365 £380 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +35.72%
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
2947 2532 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.97% 92.38% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1322 1117
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 77
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 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 4 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 +4 199 £375 -1.31% 24
Glasgow +19 127 £350 - 11
West Lothian +5 14 £295 -23.87% 1
Fife +1 10 £342 -22.38% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 10 £338 +22.72%
Stirling -3 6 £375 -1.31%
Renfrewshire +9 5 - -
Aberdeen +3 2 £425 +34.92% 1
Dundee - 2 - -
Lanarkshire - 2 £375 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 416 (55.03%) Finance
2 279 (36.90%) Banking
3 253 (33.47%) Business Analysis
4 225 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (11.90%) Retail
6 88 (11.64%) Migration
7 80 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (10.19%) Data Analysis
9 67 (8.86%) SQL
10 64 (8.47%) MS Visio
11 59 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
12 53 (7.01%) Data Modelling
12 53 (7.01%) GAP Analysis
13 52 (6.88%) Target Operating Model
14 50 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 49 (6.48%) Retail Banking
16 44 (5.82%) Validation
17 43 (5.69%) Microsoft
17 43 (5.69%) MS Office
18 42 (5.56%) Use Case
19 41 (5.42%) Investment Banking
20 38 (5.03%) Project Management
21 36 (4.76%) Change Management
21 36 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
22 34 (4.50%) MS Excel
23 33 (4.37%) Asset Management
24 32 (4.23%) Data Migration
25 30 (3.97%) BPMN
26 29 (3.84%) Systems Analysis
26 29 (3.84%) Investment Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 14 (1.85%) SAS
2 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.40%) Lync
4 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 64 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 43 (5.69%) MS Office
3 34 (4.50%) MS Excel
4 27 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Maximo
2 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.40%) SaaS
1 3 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.26%) Silverpop
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.79%) CTI
2 3 (0.40%) Intranet
2 3 (0.40%) ATM
3 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (1.46%) Data Mining
4 7 (0.93%) QlikView
4 7 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.53%) MS Access
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.26%) BODI
8 2 (0.26%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.13%) dBASE
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) OLAP
9 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.13%) DTS
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Toad
2 2 (0.26%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 416 (55.03%) Finance
2 279 (36.90%) Banking
3 90 (11.90%) Retail
4 49 (6.48%) Retail Banking
5 41 (5.42%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.51%) Back Office
7 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.46%) Front Office
9 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.06%) Legal
11 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.66%) Advertising
12 5 (0.66%) Local Government
13 4 (0.53%) Marketing
14 3 (0.40%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.19%) XML
2 8 (1.06%) .NET
3 4 (0.53%) Web Services
4 3 (0.40%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.13%) JPA
5 1 (0.13%) Drools
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%) XSLT
5 1 (0.13%) JSF
5 1 (0.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 18 (2.38%) Derivative
4 16 (2.12%) Fixed Income
5 15 (1.98%) Reference Data
6 10 (1.32%) Equities
7 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.06%) IVR
9 7 (0.93%) User Experience
10 6 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.40%) CMDB
11 3 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.26%) NHS
12 2 (0.26%) Taxonomies
13 1 (0.13%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.13%) PKI
13 1 (0.13%) GIS
13 1 (0.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.40%) Windows
1 3 (0.40%) AIX
1 3 (0.40%) Linux
2 1 (0.13%) Android
2 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (33.47%) Business Analysis
2 225 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (11.64%) Migration
4 80 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (10.19%) Data Analysis
6 53 (7.01%) GAP Analysis
6 53 (7.01%) Data Modelling
7 52 (6.88%) Target Operating Model
8 50 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 44 (5.82%) Validation
10 42 (5.56%) Use Case
11 38 (5.03%) Project Management
12 36 (4.76%) Change Management
12 36 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
13 33 (4.37%) Asset Management
14 32 (4.23%) Data Migration
15 30 (3.97%) BPMN
16 29 (3.84%) Investment Management
16 29 (3.84%) Systems Analysis
17 27 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.86%) SQL
2 13 (1.72%) Java
3 12 (1.59%) VBA
4 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.53%) C
5 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) ABAP
6 1 (0.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (1.72%) ISEB
3 7 (0.93%) Degree
4 6 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.26%) PMP
6 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.13%) ACCA
7 1 (0.13%) CIMA
7 1 (0.13%) MOS
7 1 (0.13%) CFA
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.59%) EMIR
2 11 (1.46%) QA
3 10 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.06%) FATCA
5 7 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.66%) MiFID
6 5 (0.66%) FINREP
7 4 (0.53%) COREP
8 1 (0.13%) GAAP
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.31%) Oracle
3 20 (2.65%) Charles River
4 8 (1.06%) IBM
5 6 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (0.66%) SAP
7 4 (0.53%) Kofax
7 4 (0.53%) Tableau
8 3 (0.40%) TSYS
9 2 (0.26%) Pega
9 2 (0.26%) Verint
9 2 (0.26%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.26%) Cognos
9 2 (0.26%) Sybase
9 2 (0.26%) Genesys
10 1 (0.13%) Informatica
10 1 (0.13%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.13%) Lotus
10 1 (0.13%) Reuters
10 1 (0.13%) HP
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