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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 28 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 102 197 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.88% 7.73% 8.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 8.23% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 114 139
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
1652 2395 2637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.27% 93.92% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1267 1461
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 57
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -3 71 £415 +9.21% 14
Glasgow -26 14 £325 - 1
West Lothian +1 4 £387 +18.92%
Stirling +6 3 £300 -4.00%
Dundee - 2 £388 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £325 -
Inverclyde +2 1 - -
Aberdeen -7 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 78 (39.59%) Finance
2 66 (33.50%) Business Analysis
3 63 (31.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (21.32%) Banking
6 34 (17.26%) Migration
7 29 (14.72%) User Stories
8 23 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (11.17%) SQL
10 21 (10.66%) Scrum
11 18 (9.14%) Retail
12 15 (7.61%) Project Management
12 15 (7.61%) Kanban
12 15 (7.61%) Data Migration
13 14 (7.11%) User Experience
13 14 (7.11%) MS Visio
13 14 (7.11%) Asset Management
14 13 (6.60%) Oracle
14 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
14 13 (6.60%) Data Analysis
15 12 (6.09%) Retail Banking
15 12 (6.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (6.09%) Data Modelling
15 12 (6.09%) UML
15 12 (6.09%) Change Management
16 11 (5.58%) SAP
16 11 (5.58%) Process Improvement
16 11 (5.58%) Use Case
16 11 (5.58%) Systems Analysis
17 10 (5.08%) BDD

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 7 (3.55%) SAS
2 3 (1.52%) SugarCRM
3 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.05%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) MS Project
4 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.54%) Maximo
3 2 (1.02%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (1.02%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) HFM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.51%) Sonata
4 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.52%) QlikView
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.51%) Power BI
4 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 78 (39.59%) Finance
2 42 (21.32%) Banking
3 18 (9.14%) Retail
4 12 (6.09%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.54%) Legal
5 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.52%) Front Office
7 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) Web Services
2 4 (2.03%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) JPA
3 1 (0.51%) JSF
3 1 (0.51%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.11%) User Experience
3 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.52%) Derivative
6 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.02%) EPoS
6 2 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.02%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Equities
7 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) FMCG
7 1 (0.51%) LIMS
7 1 (0.51%) PMI
7 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.50%) Business Analysis
2 63 (31.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (17.26%) Migration
5 29 (14.72%) User Stories
6 21 (10.66%) Scrum
7 15 (7.61%) Data Migration
7 15 (7.61%) Kanban
7 15 (7.61%) Project Management
8 14 (7.11%) Asset Management
9 13 (6.60%) Data Analysis
10 12 (6.09%) Change Management
10 12 (6.09%) Data Modelling
10 12 (6.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (6.09%) UML
11 11 (5.58%) Process Improvement
11 11 (5.58%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (5.58%) Use Case
12 10 (5.08%) BDD
12 10 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.17%) SQL
2 3 (1.52%) C
2 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.02%) JCL
4 1 (0.51%) C#
4 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (4.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) CGEIT
3 2 (1.02%) CISA
3 2 (1.02%) CISSP
3 2 (1.02%) CRISC
3 2 (1.02%) ISEB
3 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) APMP
4 1 (0.51%) MOS
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.55%) MiFID
2 6 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.03%) FATCA
3 4 (2.03%) IFRS
4 3 (1.52%) FINREP
5 2 (1.02%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.02%) UCITS
6 1 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.51%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.51%) Basel II
6 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.51%) EMIR
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.51%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
1 13 (6.60%) Oracle
2 11 (5.58%) SAP
3 5 (2.54%) AlgoSec
3 5 (2.54%) Qualys
3 5 (2.54%) ScanSafe
3 5 (2.54%) Symantec
4 4 (2.03%) Bloomberg
4 4 (2.03%) IBM
4 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.52%) Syclo
6 2 (1.02%) Charles River
6 2 (1.02%) Cognos
6 2 (1.02%) Infor
6 2 (1.02%) Informatica
6 2 (1.02%) Siebel
6 2 (1.02%) TSYS
7 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.51%) Reuters
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