The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 94 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 35 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 0.77% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.83% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £403 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+21.92% -
Technical Analyst
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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
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
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 £200 £230
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 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 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 0 18 £240 -21.31% 1
Glasgow -9 7 £385 +54.00% 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Finance
3 12 (24.49%) Banking
4 11 (22.45%) MS Office
4 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
4 11 (22.45%) Windows
5 10 (20.41%) Migration
5 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
6 8 (16.33%) Lotus
6 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
6 8 (16.33%) ITIL
6 8 (16.33%) Java
7 7 (14.29%) UNIX
8 6 (12.24%) Retail
8 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
8 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
8 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
8 6 (12.24%) HP
8 6 (12.24%) VBScript
9 5 (10.20%) Lotus Domino
9 5 (10.20%) SMTP
9 5 (10.20%) Replication
9 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
9 5 (10.20%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (10.20%) Office 365

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.20%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (8.16%) SAS
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Office
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) SMTP
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) NAS
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Access
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) QlikView
3 1 (2.04%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.20%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
1 5 (10.20%) Replication
2 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
1 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (16.33%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
3 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.20%) Release Management
4 5 (10.20%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (10.20%) Email Migration
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Service Management
7 2 (4.08%) ETL
7 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) VBScript
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) MCSA
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Lotus
3 6 (12.24%) HP
4 5 (10.20%) MobileIron
5 4 (8.16%) Informatica
5 4 (8.16%) Sybase
6 3 (6.12%) Teradata
7 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix
8 1 (2.04%) LANDesk