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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 209 201 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.80% 8.89% 9.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.28% 9.56% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 116 113
Average daily rate
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£354 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
2525 2102 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.29% 92.93% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1024 1025
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 53
Average hourly rate £25.50 £15.97 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.67% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 140 £380 -2.56% 22
Glasgow -2 49 £350 -3.44% 17
Stirling -9 4 £350 -7.28% 1
Aberdeen -4 3 - - 5
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 214 (46.52%) Finance
2 153 (33.26%) Business Analysis
3 118 (25.65%) Banking
4 101 (21.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (11.74%) Migration
5 54 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (11.52%) Project Management
7 46 (10.00%) Retail
8 36 (7.83%) Data Analysis
8 36 (7.83%) SQL
9 35 (7.61%) MS Visio
9 35 (7.61%) Investment Management
10 34 (7.39%) Data Modelling
11 33 (7.17%) Wealth Management
11 33 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (6.52%) Validation
13 29 (6.30%) BPMN
14 28 (6.09%) Asset Management
15 27 (5.87%) Use Case
16 26 (5.65%) Retail Banking
17 25 (5.43%) Requirements Management
17 25 (5.43%) Change Management
18 24 (5.22%) GAP Analysis
18 24 (5.22%) MS Excel
19 23 (5.00%) PRINCE2
19 23 (5.00%) ISEB
20 22 (4.78%) UML
21 21 (4.57%) Oracle
22 19 (4.13%) Investment Banking
22 19 (4.13%) Workflow

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (2.39%) SAS
2 9 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 35 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 24 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (2.83%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.87%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.43%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.65%) WAN
1 3 (0.65%) Internet
2 2 (0.43%) LAN
2 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.43%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.61%) MS Access
4 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.22%) DecisionStream
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Toad
2 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.22%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 214 (46.52%) Finance
2 118 (25.65%) Banking
3 46 (10.00%) Retail
4 26 (5.65%) Retail Banking
5 19 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.61%) Front Office
7 10 (2.17%) Back Office
8 9 (1.96%) Advertising
9 8 (1.74%) Marketing
10 6 (1.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.74%) XML
2 3 (0.65%) Spring
2 3 (0.65%) .NET
2 3 (0.65%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.43%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.22%) Mason
4 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.26%) Reference Data
3 7 (1.52%) Derivative
3 7 (1.52%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.52%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.43%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.43%) NHS
6 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.43%) Informatics
7 1 (0.22%) Open Source
7 1 (0.22%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.22%) Equities
7 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.22%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.22%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.65%) Android
3 2 (0.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (33.26%) Business Analysis
2 101 (21.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (11.74%) Migration
3 54 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (11.52%) Project Management
5 36 (7.83%) Data Analysis
6 35 (7.61%) Investment Management
7 34 (7.39%) Data Modelling
8 33 (7.17%) Wealth Management
9 30 (6.52%) Validation
10 29 (6.30%) BPMN
11 28 (6.09%) Asset Management
12 27 (5.87%) Use Case
13 25 (5.43%) Requirements Management
13 25 (5.43%) Change Management
14 24 (5.22%) GAP Analysis
15 23 (5.00%) PRINCE2
16 22 (4.78%) UML
17 19 (4.13%) Workflow
18 18 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.83%) SQL
2 9 (1.96%) Java
3 7 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.09%) VBA
5 2 (0.43%) C
6 1 (0.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (5.00%) ISEB
2 10 (2.17%) Degree
3 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.65%) IIBA
4 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.39%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.87%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.87%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (4.57%) Oracle
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (1.96%) Charles River
5 5 (1.09%) IBM
6 4 (0.87%) Kofax
6 4 (0.87%) Avaloq
6 4 (0.87%) Pega
7 3 (0.65%) Google
7 3 (0.65%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.43%) Tableau
8 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.43%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.43%) RIMES
8 2 (0.43%) Actimize
9 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.22%) Sun
9 1 (0.22%) HP
9 1 (0.22%) EMC
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