The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 27 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 25.47% 22.86% 11.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.84% 23.53% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
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£315 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £305 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £385 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.84 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +3.44%
Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian 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
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 91.51% 97.14% 89.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 45
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Livingston +2 27 £315 -16.00% 1
Analyst
Scotland

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (16.67%) UNIX
3 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Windows
5 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
6 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.33%) VBA
6 4 (8.33%) MS Office
6 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) CMDB
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Java
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 3 (6.25%) .NET
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL
7 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.25%) FTP
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
8 2 (4.17%) Toad
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Veritas

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Toad
1 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.17%) Selenium
1 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) CMDB
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) UNIX
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) B2B
7 1 (2.08%) ITSM
7 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.08%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBA
3 3 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas File System
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.08%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas
3 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Teradata
3 1 (2.08%) Netezza
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco
3 1 (2.08%) Novell
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