Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 663 411 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.97% 21.86% 21.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.91% 22.80% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 266 363
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £251
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £52.09 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.48% +265.51% +21.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £28.20 £12.93
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.17 £15.38
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.32 £13.50
% change year-on-year -9.06% +28.30% -5.26%

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 2,773 1,803 2,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.90% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,638 1,119 1,485
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £270
90th Percentile £552 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.53 £12.81
90th Percentile £45.83 £52.09 £51.38
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.21
% change year-on-year -3.98% -42.66% +63.27%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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.

1 320 (48.27%) Finance
2 176 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (24.74%) Banking
4 159 (23.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 145 (21.87%) Business Analysis
6 97 (14.63%) SQL
7 84 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
8 83 (12.52%) Microsoft
9 58 (8.75%) Migration
9 58 (8.75%) User Stories
10 57 (8.60%) Data Analysis
11 52 (7.84%) Asset Management
12 46 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
13 45 (6.79%) Windows
14 44 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 44 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (6.49%) ITIL
16 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
17 41 (6.18%) Active Directory
18 40 (6.03%) MS Visio
19 39 (5.88%) Test Automation
20 36 (5.43%) Retail Banking
21 35 (5.28%) Project Management
22 34 (5.13%) JIRA
23 33 (4.98%) Data Mapping
24 32 (4.83%) Systems Analysis
25 31 (4.68%) Change Management
26 30 (4.52%) Scrum
26 30 (4.52%) Data Modelling
26 30 (4.52%) Target Operating Model

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 20 (3.02%) SAS
2 15 (2.26%) Confluence
3 11 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (6.03%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.96%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.51%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.45%) assyst
4 3 (0.45%) HFM
4 3 (0.45%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.30%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.15%) Actimize
6 1 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.36%) Office 365
2 8 (1.21%) PaaS
2 8 (1.21%) SaaS
3 6 (0.90%) IaaS
4 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.30%) npm
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.15%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.21%) VPN
2 6 (0.90%) LAN
3 5 (0.75%) WAN
4 4 (0.60%) DHCP
4 4 (0.60%) Network Security
5 3 (0.45%) Internet
6 2 (0.30%) Broadband
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.30%) DNS
6 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 2 (0.30%) IPsec
6 2 (0.30%) MPLS
6 2 (0.30%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.30%) Skype
6 2 (0.30%) VLAN
6 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.15%) ATM
7 1 (0.15%) HTTP
7 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.60%) Big Data
5 4 (0.60%) DB2
5 4 (0.60%) GIS
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.30%) MS Access
7 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.30%) Spatial Data
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (5.13%) JIRA
2 17 (2.56%) Selenium
3 9 (1.36%) WebDriver
4 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.90%) TestNG
5 5 (0.75%) Gatling
5 5 (0.75%) JMeter
6 4 (0.60%) Appium
6 4 (0.60%) JUnit
6 4 (0.60%) Protractor
6 4 (0.60%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.45%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.30%) JBehave
8 2 (0.30%) MSTest
8 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.15%) Gradle
9 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 320 (48.27%) Finance
2 164 (24.74%) Banking
3 36 (5.43%) Retail Banking
4 14 (2.11%) Front Office
5 12 (1.81%) Legal
5 12 (1.81%) Retail
6 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.60%) Back Office
7 4 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.45%) Advertising
8 3 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
9 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.47%) XML
2 16 (2.41%) Web Services
3 11 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.45%) .NET
4 3 (0.45%) HTML
4 3 (0.45%) LDAP
4 3 (0.45%) RESTful
5 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.30%) CSS
5 2 (0.30%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.30%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.30%) RxJS
5 2 (0.30%) SOAP
6 1 (0.15%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.15%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.15%) CSS3
6 1 (0.15%) Swagger
6 1 (0.15%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.07%) Fixed Income
3 20 (3.02%) Equities
4 17 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.66%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.66%) User Experience
6 10 (1.51%) Derivative
7 8 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.06%) iPhone
9 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
10 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.75%) CMDB
10 5 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.60%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.60%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.79%) Windows
2 22 (3.32%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.81%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.66%) Linux
5 8 (1.21%) Unix
5 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.06%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.90%) Android
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.30%) NetWare
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (23.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 145 (21.87%) Business Analysis
4 58 (8.75%) Migration
4 58 (8.75%) User Stories
5 57 (8.60%) Data Analysis
6 52 (7.84%) Asset Management
7 44 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 43 (6.49%) ITIL
9 39 (5.88%) Test Automation
10 35 (5.28%) Project Management
11 33 (4.98%) Data Mapping
12 32 (4.83%) Systems Analysis
13 31 (4.68%) Change Management
14 30 (4.52%) Data Modelling
14 30 (4.52%) Scrum
14 30 (4.52%) Target Operating Model
15 25 (3.77%) Test Scripting
16 24 (3.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 97 (14.63%) SQL
2 24 (3.62%) Java
3 12 (1.81%) Python
4 9 (1.36%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.75%) C#
7 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.60%) C
8 4 (0.60%) VBA
9 2 (0.30%) Java 8
9 2 (0.30%) R
9 2 (0.30%) Scala
9 2 (0.30%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) Groovy
10 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (1.21%) ISTQB
2 7 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.90%) ISEB
4 5 (0.75%) Degree
5 4 (0.60%) CISSP
6 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.30%) APMP
7 2 (0.30%) CCENT
7 2 (0.30%) CCNA
7 2 (0.30%) CISA
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.30%) GIAC
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.15%) CITP
8 1 (0.15%) CRISC
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (3.77%) GDPR
3 22 (3.32%) PMO
4 21 (3.17%) Data Quality
5 17 (2.56%) QA
6 7 (1.06%) PSD2
7 6 (0.90%) FATCA
7 6 (0.90%) MiFID
7 6 (0.90%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.75%) SLA
9 4 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) BitLocker
3 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) RACF
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.11%) SCCM
2 6 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.45%) WMI
4 2 (0.30%) CASB
4 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
5 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 83 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.77%) Oracle
3 19 (2.87%) Charles River
4 10 (1.51%) Cisco
4 10 (1.51%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.06%) Bloomberg
6 6 (0.90%) Mitel
6 6 (0.90%) Planview
6 6 (0.90%) VMware
7 5 (0.75%) CyberArk
7 5 (0.75%) HP
7 5 (0.75%) Teradata
8 4 (0.60%) IBM
8 4 (0.60%) Pega
8 4 (0.60%) Splunk
9 3 (0.45%) Citrix
9 3 (0.45%) Cognos
9 3 (0.45%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.45%) Ivanti
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec