Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 817 458 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.73% 21.70% 26.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.00% 22.46% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 286 516
Edinburgh median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £216 £261
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £350 £335 £342
% change year-on-year +4.48% -2.05% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £10.75 £52.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.33% +184.93% +14.06%
10th Percentile £10.38 £13.14 £11.18
90th Percentile £11.13 £52.05 £33.71
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £14.49 £16.25
% change year-on-year +19.95% -10.86% +1.56%

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 November 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 378 (46.27%) Finance
2 276 (33.78%) Banking
3 228 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 138 (16.89%) Business Analysis
6 127 (15.54%) SQL
7 98 (12.00%) Migration
8 97 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
9 95 (11.63%) Retail Banking
10 88 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (7.71%) User Stories
12 52 (6.36%) Test Scripting
13 50 (6.12%) Data Analysis
14 47 (5.75%) Asset Management
14 47 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
15 45 (5.51%) Change Management
15 45 (5.51%) Microsoft
16 42 (5.14%) SAS
17 41 (5.02%) Oracle
17 41 (5.02%) Test Automation
18 39 (4.77%) Windows
19 37 (4.53%) Scrum
19 37 (4.53%) JIRA
20 36 (4.41%) XML
20 36 (4.41%) PMO
21 35 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (4.28%) Java
21 35 (4.28%) MS Visio
22 32 (3.92%) PRINCE2
22 32 (3.92%) SQL Server

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 42 (5.14%) SAS
2 20 (2.45%) CMS
3 18 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.73%) JBoss
8 4 (0.49%) Confluence
8 4 (0.49%) IIS
9 3 (0.37%) CICS
9 3 (0.37%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (1.71%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.47%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.86%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.49%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.24%) assyst
6 2 (0.24%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.24%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.12%) HFM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) Primavera
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.22%) Lucidchart
2 6 (0.73%) Office 365
3 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.24%) Boomi
5 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.35%) Internet
2 10 (1.22%) Skype
3 7 (0.86%) SAN
4 6 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.61%) Firewall
5 5 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.49%) DNS
7 3 (0.37%) HTTP
7 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.24%) DHCP
8 2 (0.24%) DMZ
8 2 (0.24%) Intranet
8 2 (0.24%) Network Security
8 2 (0.24%) SMTP
8 2 (0.24%) VPN
9 1 (0.12%) LAN
9 1 (0.12%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.47%) Big Data
4 11 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.98%) Data Mining
5 8 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.49%) DB2
6 4 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.37%) GIS
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.37%) SAS EBI
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.24%) OLAP
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.24%) Power BI
8 2 (0.24%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 37 (4.53%) JIRA
2 16 (1.96%) Selenium
3 12 (1.47%) Axure RP
4 11 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 8 (0.98%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.86%) XMLSpy
7 4 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.49%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.49%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.24%) Gradle
9 2 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.24%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 378 (46.27%) Finance
2 276 (33.78%) Banking
3 95 (11.63%) Retail Banking
4 15 (1.84%) Front Office
5 9 (1.10%) Legal
6 8 (0.98%) Back Office
7 7 (0.86%) Billing
7 7 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (0.73%) Marketing
9 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.61%) Retail
10 3 (0.37%) French Language
10 3 (0.37%) German Language
10 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Law
10 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.41%) XML
2 21 (2.57%) Web Services
3 13 (1.59%) .NET
4 12 (1.47%) HTML
5 9 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.86%) Java EE
7 6 (0.73%) REST
7 6 (0.73%) SOAP
8 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.61%) jQuery
8 5 (0.61%) JSON
8 5 (0.61%) Swagger
8 5 (0.61%) YAML
9 4 (0.49%) CSS
9 4 (0.49%) Drools
9 4 (0.49%) HTML5
9 4 (0.49%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.37%) Ajax
10 3 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.94%) Credit Risk
3 23 (2.82%) Fixed Income
4 21 (2.57%) Equities
5 20 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.33%) User Experience
7 12 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.22%) Derivative
9 9 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.98%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.86%) EMC VNX
11 7 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.49%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.37%) iPhone
14 3 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.24%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (4.77%) Windows
2 23 (2.82%) Linux
3 17 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.98%) Unix
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.24%) Android
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 138 (16.89%) Business Analysis
4 98 (12.00%) Migration
5 88 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 63 (7.71%) User Stories
7 52 (6.36%) Test Scripting
8 50 (6.12%) Data Analysis
9 47 (5.75%) Asset Management
10 45 (5.51%) Change Management
11 41 (5.02%) Test Automation
12 37 (4.53%) Scrum
13 32 (3.92%) PRINCE2
14 31 (3.79%) Project Management
15 30 (3.67%) ETL
16 28 (3.43%) Scenario Testing
17 27 (3.30%) Analytics
18 26 (3.18%) ITIL
18 26 (3.18%) Workflow
19 25 (3.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 127 (15.54%) SQL
2 35 (4.28%) Java
3 21 (2.57%) Python
4 18 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.22%) C#
5 10 (1.22%) VB
5 10 (1.22%) VBA
6 9 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.37%) C
9 3 (0.37%) COBOL
9 3 (0.37%) Perl
9 3 (0.37%) R
9 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.37%) VBScript
10 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.24%) C++
10 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (2.08%) Degree
1 17 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 14 (1.71%) ISEB
3 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.61%) MCSA
4 5 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.49%) CIMA
5 4 (0.49%) MCSE
6 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) APMP
7 2 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.24%) PhD
7 2 (0.24%) PMP
7 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.41%) PMO
2 22 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.08%) QA
5 14 (1.71%) GDPR
6 11 (1.35%) MiFID
7 10 (1.22%) P3O
8 7 (0.86%) FATCA
8 7 (0.86%) SLA
9 5 (0.61%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.49%) PSD2
11 3 (0.37%) EMIR
11 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.24%) COBIT
12 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.12%) Basel II
13 1 (0.12%) COREP
13 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 25 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.73%) SCCM
3 5 (0.61%) SCOM
4 4 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.24%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.24%) WMI
6 1 (0.12%) Ansible
6 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.12%) Kibana
6 1 (0.12%) OpenView
6 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (5.51%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.02%) Oracle
3 22 (2.69%) Charles River
4 19 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 15 (1.84%) SAP
6 14 (1.71%) HP
7 13 (1.59%) Teradata
8 12 (1.47%) IBM
8 12 (1.47%) VMware
9 10 (1.22%) Pega
9 10 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.98%) Cisco
10 8 (0.98%) EMC
11 7 (0.86%) Citrix
12 5 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.49%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.49%) Symantec
13 4 (0.49%) Tableau
14 3 (0.37%) Cognos
14 3 (0.37%) Lotus