Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 805 347 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.91% 19.67% 22.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.94% 20.54% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 223 369
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £248 £171 £256
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £360 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +10.77% -3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.86 £52.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.58% +131.11% -
10th Percentile £15.86 £14.03 £13.13
90th Percentile £31.49 £52.17 £29.36
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 £16.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% -10.24% +13.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,881 1,689 2,866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 95.75% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,720 1,055 1,448
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £215 £260
90th Percentile £569 £538 £550
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.05% +22.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.45 £10.52
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.00 £42.13
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 376 (46.71%) Finance
2 244 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (29.07%) Banking
4 198 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (21.86%) Business Analysis
6 115 (14.29%) SQL
7 106 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
8 97 (12.05%) Migration
9 70 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 67 (8.32%) Microsoft
10 67 (8.32%) User Stories
11 64 (7.95%) Data Analysis
12 61 (7.58%) Asset Management
13 59 (7.33%) Retail Banking
14 54 (6.71%) Change Management
15 48 (5.96%) Test Automation
16 42 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
16 42 (5.22%) JIRA
17 40 (4.97%) Windows
17 40 (4.97%) MS Visio
17 40 (4.97%) Scrum
18 38 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
19 37 (4.60%) PMO
20 36 (4.47%) GAP Analysis
20 36 (4.47%) Oracle
20 36 (4.47%) PRINCE2
20 36 (4.47%) ETL
21 35 (4.35%) XML
22 34 (4.22%) ITIL
23 33 (4.10%) Fixed Income

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.73%) CMS
1 22 (2.73%) SAS
2 18 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
3 17 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.24%) Confluence
5 8 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.37%) IIS
9 3 (0.37%) JBoss
10 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.25%) CICS
10 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.97%) MS Visio
3 38 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.24%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.36%) Markit EDM
2 17 (2.11%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.87%) CA PPM
4 4 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.37%) assyst
5 3 (0.37%) HFM
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.24%) Lucidchart
2 6 (0.75%) Office 365
3 5 (0.62%) PaaS
3 5 (0.62%) SaaS
4 3 (0.37%) IaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.25%) Boomi
5 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.12%) Firewall
1 9 (1.12%) Internet
2 7 (0.87%) Skype
2 7 (0.87%) VPN
3 5 (0.62%) DNS
3 5 (0.62%) LAN
4 4 (0.50%) HTTP
4 4 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.50%) Network Security
4 4 (0.50%) SAN
4 4 (0.50%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.50%) WAN
5 3 (0.37%) DHCP
6 2 (0.25%) DMZ
6 2 (0.25%) Intranet
6 2 (0.25%) IPsec
6 2 (0.25%) MPLS
6 2 (0.25%) SMTP
6 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.24%) Big Data
4 8 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.87%) DB2
6 5 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.50%) GIS
7 4 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.37%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.37%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.25%) OLAP
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.25%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 42 (5.22%) JIRA
2 12 (1.49%) Axure RP
2 12 (1.49%) Selenium
3 11 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
4 6 (0.75%) WebDriver
5 5 (0.62%) TestNG
5 5 (0.62%) XMLSpy
6 4 (0.50%) Appium
6 4 (0.50%) FitNesse
6 4 (0.50%) Gatling
6 4 (0.50%) JUnit
6 4 (0.50%) Protractor
7 3 (0.37%) Gradle
7 3 (0.37%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
General
1 376 (46.71%) Finance
2 234 (29.07%) Banking
3 59 (7.33%) Retail Banking
4 21 (2.61%) Front Office
5 13 (1.61%) Legal
6 6 (0.75%) Retail
7 5 (0.62%) Billing
7 5 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.50%) Local Government
8 4 (0.50%) Marketing
9 3 (0.37%) Back Office
9 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.25%) French Language
10 2 (0.25%) German Language
10 2 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.35%) XML
2 22 (2.73%) Web Services
3 15 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (1.37%) HTML
5 8 (0.99%) .NET
6 6 (0.75%) REST
6 6 (0.75%) SOAP
7 5 (0.62%) JSON
7 5 (0.62%) Swagger
7 5 (0.62%) YAML
8 4 (0.50%) HTML5
8 4 (0.50%) Middleware
9 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.37%) CSS
9 3 (0.37%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.37%) Java EE
9 3 (0.37%) jQuery
10 2 (0.25%) CGI
10 2 (0.25%) Spring
11 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.10%) Fixed Income
3 29 (3.60%) Equities
4 23 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 22 (2.73%) User Experience
6 20 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.99%) Credit Risk
8 14 (1.74%) Derivative
9 9 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.99%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.75%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.75%) iPhone
11 6 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Minimum Viable Product
14 3 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.97%) Windows
2 19 (2.36%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.11%) Linux
4 15 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.75%) Unix
7 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.62%) Android
8 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.25%) NetWare
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (21.86%) Business Analysis
4 97 (12.05%) Migration
5 70 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (8.32%) User Stories
7 64 (7.95%) Data Analysis
8 61 (7.58%) Asset Management
9 54 (6.71%) Change Management
10 48 (5.96%) Test Automation
11 40 (4.97%) Scrum
12 36 (4.47%) ETL
12 36 (4.47%) GAP Analysis
12 36 (4.47%) PRINCE2
13 34 (4.22%) ITIL
14 31 (3.85%) Project Management
15 30 (3.73%) Systems Analysis
15 30 (3.73%) Use Case
16 28 (3.48%) Data Migration
16 28 (3.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 115 (14.29%) SQL
2 27 (3.35%) Java
3 14 (1.74%) JavaScript
3 14 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 13 (1.61%) Python
5 8 (0.99%) C#
5 8 (0.99%) PL/SQL
6 7 (0.87%) VB
6 7 (0.87%) VBA
7 4 (0.50%) Perl
8 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.37%) C++
8 3 (0.37%) COBOL
8 3 (0.37%) Groovy
8 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.25%) C
9 2 (0.25%) PHP
9 2 (0.25%) R
9 2 (0.25%) Scala
9 2 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (1.37%) ISEB
2 10 (1.24%) Degree
3 9 (1.12%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.50%) APMP
5 4 (0.50%) CISSP
5 4 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.50%) MCSA
5 4 (0.50%) MCSE
6 2 (0.25%) CCENT
6 2 (0.25%) CCNA
6 2 (0.25%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (0.25%) CISA
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.25%) GIAC
6 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.60%) PMO
2 26 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (3.11%) GDPR
4 22 (2.73%) Data Quality
5 20 (2.48%) QA
6 13 (1.61%) MiFID
7 11 (1.37%) Solvency II
8 10 (1.24%) FATCA
8 10 (1.24%) P3O
9 8 (0.99%) PSD2
10 4 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.50%) SLA
11 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.25%) COBIT
12 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.12%) EMIR
13 1 (0.12%) GAMP
13 1 (0.12%) GxP
13 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.37%) SCCM
2 5 (0.62%) SCOM
2 5 (0.62%) WMI
3 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.25%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 67 (8.32%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.47%) Oracle
3 27 (3.35%) Charles River
4 19 (2.36%) Sitecore
5 14 (1.74%) VMware
6 12 (1.49%) IBM
6 12 (1.49%) SAP
7 11 (1.37%) Cisco
7 11 (1.37%) Pega
8 10 (1.24%) Bloomberg
9 9 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.99%) Teradata
11 7 (0.87%) EMC
11 7 (0.87%) Planview
12 6 (0.75%) HP
13 5 (0.62%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.62%) Ivanti
13 5 (0.62%) Mitel
13 5 (0.62%) Shavlik
13 5 (0.62%) Splunk