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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 18 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 218 225 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.82% 9.02% 15.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 9.61% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 120 230
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +16.66%
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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
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 £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 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 22 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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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 +1 137 £383 +4.08% 22
Glasgow -7 53 £350 -5.02% 13
Aberdeen -13 8 £453 +29.28% 5
Stirling -14 8 £400 +33.33% 4
West Lothian +2 2 £400 -12.61%
Fife - 1 £440 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Grampian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 181 (43.10%) Finance
2 122 (29.05%) Business Analysis
3 100 (23.81%) Banking
4 78 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (12.62%) Migration
6 52 (12.38%) MS Visio
7 48 (11.43%) UML
7 48 (11.43%) Use Case
8 45 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (10.00%) Project Management
10 38 (9.05%) Asset Management
11 37 (8.81%) Workflow
11 37 (8.81%) Data Modelling
12 35 (8.33%) Data Analysis
13 32 (7.62%) BPMN
13 32 (7.62%) SQL
14 31 (7.38%) Retail
15 26 (6.19%) MS Excel
16 25 (5.95%) Investment Banking
16 25 (5.95%) Investment Management
17 24 (5.71%) Content Management
17 24 (5.71%) User Stories
18 23 (5.48%) GAP Analysis
19 22 (5.24%) Process Management
20 21 (5.00%) Wealth Management
20 21 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 19 (4.52%) Data Migration
22 18 (4.29%) Data Management
23 17 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
23 17 (4.05%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
1 6 (1.43%) CMS
2 3 (0.71%) SAS
3 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.24%) CICS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.24%) FileNet
4 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (12.38%) MS Visio
2 26 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.57%) MS Office
4 14 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.95%) MultiFonds
3 4 (0.95%) Summit
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.48%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.48%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.48%) Eagle STAR
5 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) ATM
2 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.38%) MS Access
2 9 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.71%) QlikView
4 3 (0.71%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 181 (43.10%) Finance
2 100 (23.81%) Banking
3 31 (7.38%) Retail
4 25 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.57%) Retail Banking
6 14 (3.33%) Front Office
7 11 (2.62%) Back Office
8 9 (2.14%) Legal
9 8 (1.90%) Advertising
10 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.19%) Billing
12 4 (0.95%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.71%) Marketing
14 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.48%) Publishing
15 1 (0.24%) Games
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.24%) International Banking
15 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.19%) XML
2 1 (0.24%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.24%) EDI
2 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
2 1 (0.24%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.57%) Derivative
2 10 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.14%) Reference Data
4 7 (1.67%) IVR
4 7 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.43%) Equities
5 6 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 4 (0.95%) GIS
7 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.24%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.24%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.24%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (29.05%) Business Analysis
2 78 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (12.62%) Migration
4 48 (11.43%) UML
4 48 (11.43%) Use Case
5 45 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (10.00%) Project Management
7 38 (9.05%) Asset Management
8 37 (8.81%) Workflow
8 37 (8.81%) Data Modelling
9 35 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 32 (7.62%) BPMN
11 25 (5.95%) Investment Management
12 24 (5.71%) Content Management
12 24 (5.71%) User Stories
13 23 (5.48%) GAP Analysis
14 22 (5.24%) Process Management
15 21 (5.00%) Wealth Management
15 21 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 19 (4.52%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.62%) SQL
2 6 (1.43%) VBA
3 3 (0.71%) Java
4 2 (0.48%) VB
4 2 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.24%) R
5 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.24%) JCL
5 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (2.86%) ISEB
2 9 (2.14%) Degree
3 5 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.71%) CBAP
5 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.24%) HNC
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.24%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.71%) EMIR
2 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) MiFID
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.48%) Basel II
3 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.48%) Basel III
3 2 (0.48%) FINREP
4 1 (0.24%) COREP
4 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.24%) FATCA
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (4.05%) Oracle
2 12 (2.86%) Charles River
3 10 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.14%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.43%) BI-SAM
5 6 (1.43%) FatWire
5 6 (1.43%) Reuters
5 6 (1.43%) Calypso
6 4 (0.95%) Linedata
6 4 (0.95%) Sybase
6 4 (0.95%) Business Objects
6 4 (0.95%) Murex
6 4 (0.95%) Genesys
7 3 (0.71%) Twitter
7 3 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.48%) RIMES
8 2 (0.48%) SimCorp
8 2 (0.48%) Cognos
8 2 (0.48%) JD Edwards
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