Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 480 798 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.53% 27.42% 21.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.32% 28.61% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 482 285
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £363 £363
10th Percentile £211 £225 £215
90th Percentile £475 £462 £488
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £10.75 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +225.58% -79.33% +184.93%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.38 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.35 £11.13 £52.09
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £14.43
% change year-on-year +3.60% +20.45% -11.23%

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 2,772 2,789 2,038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.84% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 1,637 1,181
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.68 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -15.54% -1.25%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.75 £50.91
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.16
% change year-on-year -13.41% +25.08% -29.52%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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.

1 231 (48.13%) Finance
2 131 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (26.25%) Banking
4 97 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (18.33%) Business Analysis
6 69 (14.38%) SQL
7 51 (10.63%) Microsoft
8 50 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
9 44 (9.17%) Asset Management
10 42 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (7.50%) Migration
12 35 (7.29%) Windows
12 35 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
13 34 (7.08%) JIRA
14 32 (6.67%) Data Analysis
15 31 (6.46%) ITIL
16 30 (6.25%) SQL Server
16 30 (6.25%) Test Automation
17 29 (6.04%) SAS
17 29 (6.04%) User Stories
18 28 (5.83%) PMO
18 28 (5.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 26 (5.42%) Change Management
19 26 (5.42%) Active Directory
20 25 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (5.21%) Workshop Facilitation
21 24 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
22 22 (4.58%) Project Management
22 22 (4.58%) Data Quality
22 22 (4.58%) Analytics

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 29 (6.04%) SAS
2 12 (2.50%) Confluence
2 12 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Appian
6 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.83%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.21%) EViews
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.04%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.83%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.42%) Actimize
4 2 (0.42%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.42%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.42%) SessionCam
4 2 (0.42%) Sonata
5 1 (0.21%) assyst
5 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.88%) Office 365
2 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (0.83%) IaaS
4 4 (0.83%) PaaS
4 4 (0.83%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) AdWords
5 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.25%) LAN
2 5 (1.04%) Firewall
2 5 (1.04%) Skype
2 5 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.83%) DHCP
3 4 (0.83%) DNS
4 3 (0.63%) VoIP
5 2 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.42%) Network Security
5 2 (0.42%) SMS
5 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) SAN
6 1 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.25%) MS Access
4 4 (0.83%) Base SAS
4 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.83%) DB2
4 4 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.83%) MySQL
4 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.63%) QlikView
5 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
5 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.42%) Power BI
7 1 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 34 (7.08%) JIRA
2 13 (2.71%) Selenium
3 12 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.25%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.04%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.63%) JMeter
7 3 (0.63%) Toad
8 2 (0.42%) Hudson
8 2 (0.42%) JUnit
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.21%) Appium
9 1 (0.21%) Gatling
9 1 (0.21%) GitLab
9 1 (0.21%) Mockito
9 1 (0.21%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.21%) Protractor
General
1 231 (48.13%) Finance
2 126 (26.25%) Banking
3 12 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 11 (2.29%) Legal
5 8 (1.67%) Front Office
6 7 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.46%) Retail
7 6 (1.25%) Advertising
8 5 (1.04%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.50%) XML
2 7 (1.46%) SOAP
3 6 (1.25%) Web Services
4 4 (0.83%) HTML
4 4 (0.83%) JSON
5 3 (0.63%) COM
5 3 (0.63%) React
5 3 (0.63%) Spring
6 2 (0.42%) .NET
6 2 (0.42%) Ajax
6 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.42%) CSS
6 2 (0.42%) FpML
6 2 (0.42%) REST
6 2 (0.42%) XHTML
6 2 (0.42%) XSLT
7 1 (0.21%) J2EE
7 1 (0.21%) JMX
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.13%) User Experience
3 12 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.29%) Credit Risk
5 9 (1.88%) CMDB
5 9 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.67%) Derivative
7 7 (1.46%) Equities
7 7 (1.46%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.25%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.63%) iPad
11 3 (0.63%) iPhone
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.29%) Windows
2 12 (2.50%) Unix
3 11 (2.29%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.88%) Linux
5 8 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 2 (0.42%) Android
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) zOS
10 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (18.33%) Business Analysis
4 44 (9.17%) Asset Management
5 36 (7.50%) Migration
6 32 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 31 (6.46%) ITIL
8 30 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 29 (6.04%) User Stories
10 28 (5.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 26 (5.42%) Change Management
12 25 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (5.21%) Workshop Facilitation
13 24 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.58%) Analytics
14 22 (4.58%) Project Management
14 22 (4.58%) Software Asset Management
15 21 (4.38%) Scrum
16 20 (4.17%) Investment Management
17 19 (3.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (14.38%) SQL
2 19 (3.96%) Java
3 12 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.29%) Python
5 8 (1.67%) VBA
6 6 (1.25%) R
6 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.83%) C#
8 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.42%) VB
9 2 (0.42%) XPath
10 1 (0.21%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.21%) Java 8
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (1.67%) Degree
2 7 (1.46%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.04%) ISEB
5 4 (0.83%) CISSP
6 3 (0.63%) MCSA
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.42%) MCSE
7 2 (0.42%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) APMP
8 1 (0.21%) CISA
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CISM
8 1 (0.21%) CITP
8 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.83%) PMO
2 22 (4.58%) Data Quality
3 16 (3.33%) QA
4 13 (2.71%) GDPR
5 11 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.04%) MiFID
7 4 (0.83%) FATCA
7 4 (0.83%) IFRS
7 4 (0.83%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.63%) COBIT
8 3 (0.63%) SLA
9 2 (0.42%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.21%) Basel II
10 1 (0.21%) FINREP
10 1 (0.21%) FRS 29
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.04%) SCCM
3 4 (0.83%) Control-M
4 2 (0.42%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.13%) Oracle
2 15 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 10 (2.08%) IBM
4 9 (1.88%) Tableau
5 7 (1.46%) Charles River
5 7 (1.46%) VMware
6 6 (1.25%) Adobe
6 6 (1.25%) Planview
6 6 (1.25%) Teradata
7 5 (1.04%) Citrix
7 5 (1.04%) Google
8 4 (0.83%) Calypso
8 4 (0.83%) Cisco
8 4 (0.83%) HP
8 4 (0.83%) Lotus
8 4 (0.83%) Tealium
9 3 (0.63%) BMC
9 3 (0.63%) Datameer
9 3 (0.63%) Splunk