Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 572 595 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.54% 25.47% 22.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.41% 26.48% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 359 403
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £133 £250 £256
90th Percentile £475 £450 £488
Scotland median daily rate £336 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.00 £14.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.30% -4.17% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.14 £13.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £17.31 £19.10
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -8.47%

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 2,802 2,247 2,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,538 1,323 1,474
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £251 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.75 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.65% -0.88% +10.20%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.56 £11.45
90th Percentile £38.60 £43.39 £48.41
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -34.27% +24.39% +7.89%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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.

1 274 (47.90%) Finance
2 144 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (25.00%) Banking
4 122 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (19.41%) Business Analysis
6 87 (15.21%) SQL
7 70 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
9 48 (8.39%) Windows
10 45 (7.87%) Migration
11 44 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
12 43 (7.52%) Data Analysis
13 41 (7.17%) Active Directory
14 40 (6.99%) Asset Management
15 39 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
16 38 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (6.47%) User Stories
18 32 (5.59%) ITIL
19 31 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
20 30 (5.24%) SAS
21 29 (5.07%) Project Management
21 29 (5.07%) Test Scripting
22 28 (4.90%) JIRA
22 28 (4.90%) SQL Server
23 27 (4.72%) Test Automation
24 25 (4.37%) MS Visio
24 25 (4.37%) Change Management
25 24 (4.20%) Data Mapping
26 23 (4.02%) Data Management
27 22 (3.85%) Data Modelling

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 30 (5.24%) SAS
2 13 (2.27%) Confluence
3 12 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.52%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.17%) Appian
9 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.70%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) assyst
3 3 (0.52%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.35%) Actimize
4 2 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.35%) Sonata
5 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.92%) Office 365
2 7 (1.22%) SaaS
3 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.87%) IaaS
3 5 (0.87%) PaaS
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.35%) npm
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.87%) DHCP
1 5 (0.87%) LAN
1 5 (0.87%) Network Security
1 5 (0.87%) VPN
2 4 (0.70%) Firewall
2 4 (0.70%) Skype
2 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.52%) DNS
3 3 (0.52%) SMS
3 3 (0.52%) WAN
4 2 (0.35%) Broadband
4 2 (0.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.35%) SAN
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) DSL
5 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.40%) MS Access
4 6 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.87%) DB2
5 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.52%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.52%) QlikView
7 3 (0.52%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.35%) GIS
8 2 (0.35%) MySQL
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.90%) JIRA
2 17 (2.97%) Selenium
3 11 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.40%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.22%) JMeter
6 6 (1.05%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.35%) JBehave
9 2 (0.35%) MSTest
9 2 (0.35%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.35%) TestNG
9 2 (0.35%) Toad
9 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.17%) Gatling
10 1 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.17%) Phabricator
General
1 274 (47.90%) Finance
2 143 (25.00%) Banking
3 19 (3.32%) Retail Banking
4 11 (1.92%) Retail
5 9 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.57%) Legal
6 8 (1.40%) Front Office
7 6 (1.05%) Advertising
8 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.97%) XML
2 11 (1.92%) Web Services
3 6 (1.05%) SOAP
4 4 (0.70%) .NET
4 4 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.52%) COM
6 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.35%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) React
6 2 (0.35%) RESTful
6 2 (0.35%) RxJS
6 2 (0.35%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.17%) Node.js
7 1 (0.17%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.62%) Fixed Income
3 14 (2.45%) User Experience
4 11 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.75%) Derivative
5 10 (1.75%) Equities
6 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.05%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.87%) iPhone
9 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.87%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.70%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.52%) FMCG
12 2 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.39%) Windows
2 20 (3.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.10%) Linux
5 7 (1.22%) Unix
5 7 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.87%) Android
7 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) zOS
10 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (19.41%) Business Analysis
4 45 (7.87%) Migration
5 43 (7.52%) Data Analysis
6 40 (6.99%) Asset Management
7 38 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (6.47%) User Stories
9 32 (5.59%) ITIL
10 31 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (5.07%) Project Management
11 29 (5.07%) Test Scripting
12 27 (4.72%) Test Automation
13 25 (4.37%) Change Management
14 24 (4.20%) Data Mapping
15 23 (4.02%) Data Management
16 22 (3.85%) Data Modelling
17 20 (3.50%) Target Operating Model
18 19 (3.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 18 (3.15%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 87 (15.21%) SQL
2 20 (3.50%) Java
3 11 (1.92%) Python
4 8 (1.40%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.22%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.87%) R
7 4 (0.70%) C#
7 4 (0.70%) VB
7 4 (0.70%) VBA
8 3 (0.52%) C
9 2 (0.35%) Java 8
9 2 (0.35%) Scala
9 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (1.75%) ISTQB
2 9 (1.57%) Degree
3 7 (1.22%) ISEB
4 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.35%) CISSP
5 2 (0.35%) CITP
5 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.35%) SAS Certification
5 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.17%) APMP
6 1 (0.17%) CCNA
6 1 (0.17%) CCNP
6 1 (0.17%) CFA
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.17%) MCSA
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.67%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.50%) PMO
3 19 (3.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (2.97%) QA
5 16 (2.80%) GDPR
6 4 (0.70%) PSD2
6 4 (0.70%) SLA
7 3 (0.52%) FATCA
7 3 (0.52%) MiFID
7 3 (0.52%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (1.92%) SCCM
2 7 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.52%) Control-M
4 2 (0.35%) CASB
4 2 (0.35%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.35%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.85%) Oracle
3 10 (1.75%) ServiceNow
4 9 (1.57%) Charles River
4 9 (1.57%) Cisco
5 7 (1.22%) VMware
6 6 (1.05%) Teradata
7 5 (0.87%) HP
7 5 (0.87%) Mitel
8 4 (0.70%) CyberArk
8 4 (0.70%) IBM
8 4 (0.70%) Symantec
9 3 (0.52%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (0.52%) BMC
9 3 (0.52%) Citrix
9 3 (0.52%) Cognos
9 3 (0.52%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.52%) Splunk
9 3 (0.52%) Tableau
9 3 (0.52%) UiPath