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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 35 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 111 310 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.10% 9.69% 7.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 10.19% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 199 128
Median daily rate £350 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.26% -12.93%
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
2054 3042 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.35% 95.06% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1588 1412
Median daily rate £354 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 68 £373 -1.45% 4
Glasgow -10 35 £325 -13.33% 4
Highlands - 3 - -
Aberdeen +1 2 £335 -21.17%
South Ayrshire +1 1 £400 +18.51%
Scottish Borders - 1 £263 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £375 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 114 (38.78%) Business Analysis
2 111 (37.76%) Finance
3 103 (35.03%) Banking
4 91 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 85 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (14.63%) Retail
8 42 (14.29%) User Stories
9 37 (12.59%) MS Visio
10 35 (11.90%) Retail Banking
11 33 (11.22%) Migration
12 28 (9.52%) Scrum
12 28 (9.52%) User Experience
13 26 (8.84%) Microsoft
14 24 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (8.16%) Kanban
15 23 (7.82%) Use Case
15 23 (7.82%) Project Management
16 22 (7.48%) Change Management
17 21 (7.14%) Web Services
18 20 (6.80%) XML
19 19 (6.46%) GAP Analysis
19 19 (6.46%) Wireframes
20 18 (6.12%) SQL
21 16 (5.44%) Data Migration
22 15 (5.10%) Data Analysis
22 15 (5.10%) Workflow
22 15 (5.10%) Data Modelling
22 15 (5.10%) MS Excel
23 14 (4.76%) Process Improvement

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 11 (3.74%) CMS
1 11 (3.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (1.70%) SAS
3 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) JBoss
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (12.59%) MS Visio
2 15 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.74%) MS Office
4 6 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.36%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Maximo
2 2 (0.68%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) Lucidchart
1 4 (1.36%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.36%) Power BI
3 2 (0.68%) GIS
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.34%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.72%) JIRA
2 5 (1.70%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 111 (37.76%) Finance
2 103 (35.03%) Banking
3 43 (14.63%) Retail
4 35 (11.90%) Retail Banking
5 11 (3.74%) Law
6 10 (3.40%) Billing
7 9 (3.06%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.70%) Back Office
10 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.68%) Front Office
11 2 (0.68%) Legal
11 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.68%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.14%) Web Services
2 20 (6.80%) XML
3 4 (1.36%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.34%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) JPA
4 1 (0.34%) JSF
4 1 (0.34%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.52%) User Experience
3 13 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.06%) Minimum Viable Product
6 7 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.70%) Equities
8 3 (1.02%) LIMS
9 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.68%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.34%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.34%) Android
1 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.78%) Business Analysis
2 91 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 85 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (14.29%) User Stories
5 33 (11.22%) Migration
6 28 (9.52%) Scrum
7 24 (8.16%) Kanban
7 24 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (7.82%) Project Management
8 23 (7.82%) Use Case
9 22 (7.48%) Change Management
10 19 (6.46%) GAP Analysis
10 19 (6.46%) Wireframes
11 16 (5.44%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.10%) Data Analysis
12 15 (5.10%) Data Modelling
12 15 (5.10%) Workflow
13 14 (4.76%) Process Improvement
14 13 (4.42%) BDD
14 13 (4.42%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.12%) SQL
2 3 (1.02%) C#
2 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.34%) C
3 1 (0.34%) Java
3 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (3.74%) Degree
2 8 (2.72%) ISEB
3 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.02%) PMP
5 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.70%) SEPA
3 4 (1.36%) MiFID
3 4 (1.36%) QA
4 3 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.02%) FATCA
4 3 (1.02%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.68%) FINREP
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.34%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.08%) Sitecore
3 10 (3.40%) Oracle
4 7 (2.38%) SAP
5 6 (2.04%) Cisco
6 3 (1.02%) Syclo
7 2 (0.68%) Avaya
7 2 (0.68%) Charles River
7 2 (0.68%) HP
7 2 (0.68%) IBM
7 2 (0.68%) Infor
7 2 (0.68%) Informatica
7 2 (0.68%) Verint
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe
8 1 (0.34%) Apple
8 1 (0.34%) Cognos
8 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.34%) Linedata
8 1 (0.34%) Teradata