The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 202 232 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.37% 9.49% 15.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 10.12% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 114 233
Average daily rate
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£380 £361 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £258 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -16.27%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 -1 128 £380 - 18
Glasgow -2 55 £350 -3.44% 10
Stirling -9 7 £380 +26.66% 5
Aberdeen -14 4 £315 -10.00%
West Lothian +4 3 £388 -24.75%
Fife +2 1 £440 +17.33%
Inverclyde - 1 - - 1
Highlands - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Grampian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 183 (43.36%) Finance
2 130 (30.81%) Business Analysis
3 106 (25.12%) Banking
4 74 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (13.03%) Use Case
6 53 (12.56%) Migration
7 51 (12.09%) MS Visio
8 50 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (11.61%) UML
10 44 (10.43%) Workflow
11 43 (10.19%) Asset Management
12 37 (8.77%) Data Modelling
13 36 (8.53%) Project Management
14 35 (8.29%) BPMN
15 34 (8.06%) Data Analysis
16 32 (7.58%) SQL
17 31 (7.35%) Retail
18 29 (6.87%) Investment Management
19 28 (6.64%) Investment Banking
20 26 (6.16%) User Stories
21 24 (5.69%) Content Management
22 22 (5.21%) Process Management
23 21 (4.98%) GAP Analysis
23 21 (4.98%) MS Excel
23 21 (4.98%) CRM
23 21 (4.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 20 (4.74%) Wealth Management
24 20 (4.74%) Data Migration
25 18 (4.27%) Oracle
25 18 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (1.42%) CMS
2 5 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (1.18%) SAS
3 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.24%) CICS
4 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.24%) FileNet
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 51 (12.09%) MS Visio
2 21 (4.98%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.79%) MS Office
4 10 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.18%) MultiFonds
2 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.95%) Summit
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.47%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.47%) Eagle STAR
5 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) ATM
2 2 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) MS Access
2 8 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.71%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.47%) QlikView
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.24%) Toad
1 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
General
1 183 (43.36%) Finance
2 106 (25.12%) Banking
3 31 (7.35%) Retail
4 28 (6.64%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.03%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.61%) Front Office
7 10 (2.37%) Back Office
8 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.66%) Advertising
10 6 (1.42%) Legal
11 5 (1.18%) Private Banking
11 5 (1.18%) Billing
12 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.71%) Marketing
14 2 (0.47%) Publishing
14 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.24%) German Language
15 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.24%) International Banking
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.95%) XML
2 1 (0.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.24%) HTML
2 1 (0.24%) EDI
2 1 (0.24%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.55%) Derivative
2 12 (2.84%) Reference Data
3 9 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 9 (2.13%) Fixed Income
3 9 (2.13%) Equities
3 9 (2.13%) IVR
4 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.18%) Credit Risk
5 5 (1.18%) GIS
6 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.24%) iPad
9 1 (0.24%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.24%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.24%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (30.81%) Business Analysis
2 74 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (13.03%) Use Case
4 53 (12.56%) Migration
5 50 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (11.61%) UML
7 44 (10.43%) Workflow
8 43 (10.19%) Asset Management
9 37 (8.77%) Data Modelling
10 36 (8.53%) Project Management
11 35 (8.29%) BPMN
12 34 (8.06%) Data Analysis
13 29 (6.87%) Investment Management
14 26 (6.16%) User Stories
15 24 (5.69%) Content Management
16 22 (5.21%) Process Management
17 21 (4.98%) GAP Analysis
17 21 (4.98%) CRM
17 21 (4.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 20 (4.74%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.58%) SQL
2 4 (0.95%) VBA
2 4 (0.95%) Java
3 2 (0.47%) C
3 2 (0.47%) VB
4 1 (0.24%) R
4 1 (0.24%) VB6
4 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.24%) JCL
4 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (3.55%) ISEB
2 10 (2.37%) Degree
3 4 (0.95%) CBAP
4 3 (0.71%) IIBA
4 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) CIMA
5 2 (0.47%) ACCA
5 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.24%) HNC
6 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.66%) EMIR
2 6 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.71%) MiFID
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) Basel II
5 2 (0.47%) FATCA
5 2 (0.47%) Basel III
5 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.47%) FINREP
6 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.24%) COREP
6 1 (0.24%) QA
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
Vendors
1 18 (4.27%) Oracle
2 14 (3.32%) Charles River
3 9 (2.13%) Bloomberg
4 7 (1.66%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.42%) Reuters
5 6 (1.42%) Calypso
5 6 (1.42%) BI-SAM
6 5 (1.18%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.18%) Genesys
6 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.18%) FatWire
7 4 (0.95%) Linedata
7 4 (0.95%) Murex
7 4 (0.95%) Sybase
8 3 (0.71%) Twitter
8 3 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.47%) SAP
9 2 (0.47%) Cognos
9 2 (0.47%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.47%) SimCorp
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