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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 103 91 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 29 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.86% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
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£375 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £13.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.24% -20.85%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2542 2316 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.20% 93.96% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1122 1141
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 112
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Analyst
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -15 11 £210 -31.14%
Glasgow -6 5 £400 -15.78% 3
Stirling -6 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) Finance
3 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 10 (23.26%) Windows
4 9 (20.93%) MS Office
4 9 (20.93%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) UNIX
5 8 (18.60%) ITIL
5 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.28%) HP
6 7 (16.28%) VBScript
6 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
7 6 (13.95%) Degree
7 6 (13.95%) IBM Notes
7 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (13.95%) Lotus
7 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Release Management
9 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
9 4 (9.30%) Informatica
9 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
9 4 (9.30%) Sybase
10 3 (6.98%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (6.98%) Active Directory

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (13.95%) IBM Notes
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SMTP
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) NAS
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) RIP
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MS Access
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
2 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) International Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Derivative
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
3 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) Release Management
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.98%) Email Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.65%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) VBScript
4 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) EMIR
1 1 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 6 (13.95%) Lotus
4 4 (9.30%) Sybase
4 4 (9.30%) Informatica
5 3 (6.98%) MobileIron
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Teradata
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix