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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 17 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 192 210 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.63% 7.92% 7.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.13% 8.27% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 127 97
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.71 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+47.91% +7.14%
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
2363 2540 2257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.92% 95.78% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1415 1083
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 54 66
Average hourly rate £19.02 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 134 £395 +3.94% 13
Glasgow -1 36 £325 -7.14% 14
Inverclyde - 7 £338 -
Stirling +3 3 £300 - 1
West Lothian -4 2 £325 +4.00%
Aberdeen +3 1 £465 -
Perthshire - 1 £425 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 187 (41.93%) Finance
2 156 (34.98%) Banking
3 153 (34.30%) Business Analysis
4 133 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (11.88%) User Stories
7 52 (11.66%) Migration
8 51 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (10.54%) MS Visio
10 41 (9.19%) SQL
11 39 (8.74%) Retail
12 38 (8.52%) Data Analysis
12 38 (8.52%) BPMN
13 32 (7.17%) Use Case
13 32 (7.17%) Data Modelling
14 31 (6.95%) ISEB
14 31 (6.95%) Scrum
14 31 (6.95%) Data Migration
15 27 (6.05%) Retail Banking
15 27 (6.05%) MS Office
16 26 (5.83%) Business Process Mapping
17 25 (5.61%) UML
17 25 (5.61%) Asset Management
17 25 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (4.93%) Change Management
19 21 (4.71%) Project Management
19 21 (4.71%) User Experience
20 20 (4.48%) Process Management
21 19 (4.26%) Service Delivery
21 19 (4.26%) CRM

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (2.24%) SAS
2 5 (1.12%) CMS
2 5 (1.12%) JBoss
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (10.54%) MS Visio
2 27 (6.05%) MS Office
3 12 (2.69%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.90%) MS Project
6 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (3.14%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.35%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.67%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.22%) Intranet
1 1 (0.22%) LAN
1 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.90%) MS Access
5 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.22%) BODI
7 1 (0.22%) DataStage
7 1 (0.22%) GIS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.22%) QlikView
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.22%) JIRA
1 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 187 (41.93%) Finance
2 156 (34.98%) Banking
3 39 (8.74%) Retail
4 27 (6.05%) Retail Banking
5 13 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.24%) Front Office
7 4 (0.90%) Advertising
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Back Office
8 3 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.14%) Web Services
1 14 (3.14%) XML
2 4 (0.90%) Apache CXF
2 4 (0.90%) JPA
2 4 (0.90%) JSF
2 4 (0.90%) RichFaces
3 2 (0.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.71%) User Experience
3 10 (2.24%) Derivative
4 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.57%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.12%) Equities
6 5 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.90%) Social Media
8 3 (0.67%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.67%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.45%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.22%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.22%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.22%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.22%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.22%) PKI
10 1 (0.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.90%) Unix
2 1 (0.22%) Android
2 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.22%) Solaris
2 1 (0.22%) Windows
2 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (34.30%) Business Analysis
2 133 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (11.88%) User Stories
5 52 (11.66%) Migration
6 38 (8.52%) BPMN
6 38 (8.52%) Data Analysis
7 32 (7.17%) Data Modelling
7 32 (7.17%) Use Case
8 31 (6.95%) Data Migration
8 31 (6.95%) Scrum
9 26 (5.83%) Business Process Mapping
10 25 (5.61%) Asset Management
10 25 (5.61%) UML
10 25 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (4.93%) Change Management
12 21 (4.71%) Project Management
13 20 (4.48%) Process Management
14 19 (4.26%) CRM
14 19 (4.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.19%) SQL
2 4 (0.90%) VBA
3 3 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.22%) C
4 1 (0.22%) C#
4 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (6.95%) ISEB
2 10 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.12%) Degree
4 3 (0.67%) IIBA
5 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CIMA
6 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.22%) MBA
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.79%) MiFID
3 7 (1.57%) QA
4 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.45%) Basel III
5 2 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.45%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) FATCA
6 1 (0.22%) SEPA
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (4.26%) Oracle
2 12 (2.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.35%) Charles River
4 5 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (1.12%) SAP
5 3 (0.67%) CA
5 3 (0.67%) IBM
6 2 (0.45%) Teradata
6 2 (0.45%) TSYS
7 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.22%) FactSet
7 1 (0.22%) Informatica
7 1 (0.22%) PayPal
7 1 (0.22%) Pega
7 1 (0.22%) Planview
7 1 (0.22%) Reuters
7 1 (0.22%) SmartStream
7 1 (0.22%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.22%) Trillium
7 1 (0.22%) Twitter
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