The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 111 96 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 15 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 1.02% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.10% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 26
Average daily rate £353 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £232 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Analyst
UK

Technical Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analyst in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Analyst across the Scotland region.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analyst across the Scotland region.

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -27 9 £263 +19.31%
Glasgow +9 5 £363 +20.83%
West Lothian -2 1 £355 +4.41%
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Technical Analyst
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Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 13 (38.24%) Banking
4 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 9 (26.47%) UNIX
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle
7 7 (20.59%) Java
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
9 5 (14.71%) HP
10 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
10 4 (11.76%) Solaris
10 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 3 (8.82%) UML
11 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
11 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
11 3 (8.82%) ITIL
11 3 (8.82%) Migration
11 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
11 3 (8.82%) SAN
11 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (8.82%) Document Management
11 3 (8.82%) Release Management
11 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.82%) Kofax
11 3 (8.82%) Retail

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Confluence
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
1 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.94%) GIS
3 1 (2.94%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Solaris
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.88%) AIX
6 2 (5.88%) HPUX
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
2 3 (8.82%) UML
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (8.82%) Document Management
2 3 (8.82%) Release Management
2 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
2 3 (8.82%) Investment Management
3 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) Workflow
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.94%) SOA
4 1 (2.94%) ETL
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) EMIR
1 1 (2.94%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.94%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.82%) Kofax
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Veritas
5 2 (5.88%) Sybase
5 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix