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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 17 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 222 210 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.99% 8.50% 15.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.58% 9.11% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 113 232
Average daily rate
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£380 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.40 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+24.06% -3.23%
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
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
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 £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 135 £400 +5.26% 26
Glasgow -13 46 £350 - 16
Stirling -12 12 £350 +16.47% 2
Aberdeen -6 8 £438 +25.00% 2
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - - 1
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 186 (42.76%) Finance
2 130 (29.89%) Business Analysis
3 107 (24.60%) Banking
4 83 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (11.49%) Migration
7 45 (10.34%) MS Visio
8 44 (10.11%) Use Case
9 43 (9.89%) Project Management
10 37 (8.51%) UML
11 36 (8.28%) Data Analysis
11 36 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (8.05%) Retail
12 35 (8.05%) Asset Management
13 33 (7.59%) SQL
14 30 (6.90%) Workflow
15 28 (6.44%) Data Modelling
16 26 (5.98%) GAP Analysis
17 25 (5.75%) BPMN
18 22 (5.06%) Wealth Management
18 22 (5.06%) Investment Banking
18 22 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 20 (4.60%) User Stories
19 20 (4.60%) Content Management
19 20 (4.60%) MS Excel
20 18 (4.14%) Retail Banking
20 18 (4.14%) Investment Management
21 17 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (3.91%) MS Office
22 16 (3.68%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (1.61%) CMS
2 6 (1.38%) SAS
2 6 (1.38%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.23%) FileNet
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 20 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.91%) MS Office
4 15 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.69%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.23%) Summit
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.92%) ATM
2 3 (0.69%) WAN
2 3 (0.69%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.46%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.23%) Intranet
4 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.07%) MS Access
2 9 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.69%) QlikView
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
General
1 186 (42.76%) Finance
2 107 (24.60%) Banking
3 35 (8.05%) Retail
4 22 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.14%) Retail Banking
6 15 (3.45%) Front Office
7 9 (2.07%) Legal
8 7 (1.61%) Back Office
9 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.38%) Advertising
10 5 (1.15%) Marketing
10 5 (1.15%) Billing
11 4 (0.92%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.46%) Publishing
14 1 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) German Language
14 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.38%) XML
2 3 (0.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.46%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.23%) EDI
4 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.76%) Derivative
3 10 (2.30%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.61%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.61%) IVR
6 6 (1.38%) Equities
6 6 (1.38%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.15%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.46%) Informatics
9 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.23%) Kindle
10 1 (0.23%) iPad
10 1 (0.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.23%) NHS
10 1 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.89%) Business Analysis
2 83 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 69 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (11.49%) Migration
5 44 (10.11%) Use Case
6 43 (9.89%) Project Management
7 37 (8.51%) UML
8 36 (8.28%) Data Analysis
9 35 (8.05%) Asset Management
10 30 (6.90%) Workflow
11 28 (6.44%) Data Modelling
12 26 (5.98%) GAP Analysis
13 25 (5.75%) BPMN
14 22 (5.06%) Wealth Management
14 22 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 20 (4.60%) User Stories
15 20 (4.60%) Content Management
16 18 (4.14%) Investment Management
17 17 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.59%) SQL
2 5 (1.15%) VBA
3 2 (0.46%) VB
3 2 (0.46%) Java
4 1 (0.23%) R
4 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.23%) C
4 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (2.30%) Degree
1 10 (2.30%) ISEB
2 5 (1.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.69%) CBAP
4 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.23%) HNC
5 1 (0.23%) HND
5 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.69%) EMIR
2 3 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) FINREP
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) Basel III
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) FATCA
4 1 (0.23%) COREP
4 1 (0.23%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) Basel II
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 16 (3.68%) Oracle
2 14 (3.22%) Charles River
3 10 (2.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.07%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.38%) FatWire
5 6 (1.38%) BI-SAM
6 4 (0.92%) Reuters
6 4 (0.92%) Linedata
6 4 (0.92%) Sybase
6 4 (0.92%) Genesys
6 4 (0.92%) RIMES
7 3 (0.69%) Twitter
7 3 (0.69%) Calypso
7 3 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.69%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.46%) SAP
8 2 (0.46%) Cognos
8 2 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.23%) IBM
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
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