Period
to 24 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 435 802 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.76% 27.36% 19.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.68% 28.47% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 473 226
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £218 £248 £195
90th Percentile £476 £475 £488
Scotland median daily rate £350 £359 £335
% change year-on-year -2.51% +7.16% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £16.68 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.83% -67.92% +108.00%
10th Percentile £21.75 £11.99 £14.48
90th Percentile £36.05 £29.73 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -2.03% -1.85% +1.88%

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 2,461 2,817 1,720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 96.11% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,298 1,675 1,067
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £246
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 37
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.69 £13.48
90th Percentile £45.14 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.41
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.88% -17.10%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 198 (45.52%) Finance
2 119 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (23.45%) Banking
4 82 (18.85%) Business Analysis
5 78 (17.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (14.71%) SQL
7 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (10.57%) Asset Management
9 44 (10.11%) Microsoft
10 42 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
11 39 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
12 37 (8.51%) ITIL
12 37 (8.51%) JIRA
13 33 (7.59%) Test Automation
13 33 (7.59%) Windows
13 33 (7.59%) Data Analysis
14 30 (6.90%) Active Directory
15 28 (6.44%) Change Management
15 28 (6.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 28 (6.44%) PMO
16 26 (5.98%) Migration
17 25 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (5.52%) SAS
19 23 (5.29%) Workshop Facilitation
20 21 (4.83%) Investment Management
20 21 (4.83%) User Stories
21 19 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 19 (4.37%) Project Management
21 19 (4.37%) Java
21 19 (4.37%) Problem-Solving

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 24 (5.52%) SAS
2 12 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.84%) Confluence
4 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.69%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.23%) EViews
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.92%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.92%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.46%) Actimize
3 2 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.46%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.46%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.23%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.23%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.76%) Office 365
2 6 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.38%) IaaS
2 6 (1.38%) PaaS
2 6 (1.38%) SaaS
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.92%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.46%) AdWords
5 2 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.69%) LAN
1 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.46%) DHCP
2 2 (0.46%) DNS
2 2 (0.46%) Firewall
2 2 (0.46%) Skype
2 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.46%) VoIP
3 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.23%) Network Security
3 1 (0.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.23%) SMS
3 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.15%) Power BI
3 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.69%) MS Access
5 3 (0.69%) MySQL
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.46%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (8.51%) JIRA
2 16 (3.68%) Selenium
3 12 (2.76%) SoapUI
4 11 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.84%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.84%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.38%) HP UFT
6 6 (1.38%) Protractor
7 5 (1.15%) Hudson
7 5 (1.15%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.69%) JMeter
8 3 (0.69%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.46%) JUnit
9 2 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.23%) ERwin
10 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.23%) Toad
10 1 (0.23%) WinRunner
General
1 198 (45.52%) Finance
2 102 (23.45%) Banking
3 12 (2.76%) Retail Banking
4 8 (1.84%) Legal
5 7 (1.61%) Front Office
6 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.38%) Retail
7 5 (1.15%) Marketing
8 4 (0.92%) Advertising
8 4 (0.92%) Back Office
8 4 (0.92%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Billing
10 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.45%) SOAP
2 11 (2.53%) XML
3 3 (0.69%) .NET
3 3 (0.69%) HTML
3 3 (0.69%) JSON
3 3 (0.69%) Spring
3 3 (0.69%) Swing
3 3 (0.69%) Web Services
4 2 (0.46%) Ajax
4 2 (0.46%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.46%) CSS
4 2 (0.46%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) REST
4 2 (0.46%) XHTML
4 2 (0.46%) XSLT
5 1 (0.23%) ATL
5 1 (0.23%) Flash
5 1 (0.23%) FpML
5 1 (0.23%) J2EE
5 1 (0.23%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.76%) CMDB
3 11 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.30%) Credit Risk
5 9 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.61%) User Experience
7 6 (1.38%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.15%) Derivative
8 5 (1.15%) Equities
8 5 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.69%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.69%) PKI
9 3 (0.69%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.46%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.59%) Windows
2 13 (2.99%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.53%) Unix
4 10 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.84%) Linux
5 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.69%) Android
7 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.69%) Solaris
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (18.85%) Business Analysis
3 78 (17.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.57%) Asset Management
5 37 (8.51%) ITIL
6 33 (7.59%) Data Analysis
6 33 (7.59%) Test Automation
7 28 (6.44%) Change Management
7 28 (6.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 26 (5.98%) Migration
9 25 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (5.29%) Workshop Facilitation
11 21 (4.83%) Investment Management
11 21 (4.83%) User Stories
12 19 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (4.37%) Project Management
13 18 (4.14%) Analytics
13 18 (4.14%) Service Management
14 17 (3.91%) Test Scripting
15 16 (3.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.71%) SQL
2 19 (4.37%) Java
3 14 (3.22%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.99%) Python
5 11 (2.53%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.61%) VBA
7 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.69%) R
9 2 (0.46%) C
9 2 (0.46%) C#
9 2 (0.46%) XPath
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
10 1 (0.23%) Java 8
10 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (1.84%) Degree
2 7 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.15%) CISSP
4 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.46%) CISA
5 2 (0.46%) CISM
5 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.46%) MCSA
5 2 (0.46%) MCSE
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.23%) CITP
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.44%) PMO
2 16 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 14 (3.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (3.22%) QA
4 9 (2.07%) GDPR
5 4 (0.92%) COBIT
5 4 (0.92%) IFRS
5 4 (0.92%) MiFID
6 3 (0.69%) FATCA
6 3 (0.69%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.46%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.23%) Basel II
8 1 (0.23%) FINREP
8 1 (0.23%) FRS 29
8 1 (0.23%) PSD2
8 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
2 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.92%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.69%) SCCM
4 2 (0.46%) Control-M
5 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.68%) ServiceNow
3 13 (2.99%) Oracle
4 9 (2.07%) IBM
5 8 (1.84%) Tableau
5 8 (1.84%) VMware
6 6 (1.38%) Google
7 5 (1.15%) Adobe
7 5 (1.15%) Charles River
7 5 (1.15%) Citrix
7 5 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.92%) EMC
8 4 (0.92%) Planview
8 4 (0.92%) Tealium
8 4 (0.92%) Teradata
8 4 (0.92%) Veritas
9 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.69%) Lotus
9 3 (0.69%) Splunk
10 2 (0.46%) CODA