The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 186 307 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 20.71% 20.20% 30.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.86% 21.03% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 175 265
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £52.09 £14.25 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +265.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £14.85 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 851 1460 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.77% 96.05% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 795 785
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 March 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.

1 122 (33.89%) Finance
2 89 (24.72%) Banking
3 66 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (14.72%) SQL
6 50 (13.89%) Business Analysis
7 46 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (11.94%) Migration
9 42 (11.67%) Windows
10 36 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 36 (10.00%) Asset Management
11 33 (9.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 30 (8.33%) Retail
13 29 (8.06%) Retail Banking
14 28 (7.78%) User Stories
15 27 (7.50%) Oracle
16 25 (6.94%) ITIL
16 25 (6.94%) Scrum
16 25 (6.94%) BDD
17 23 (6.39%) Active Directory
18 22 (6.11%) SAS
19 21 (5.83%) SQL Server
19 21 (5.83%) Java
19 21 (5.83%) Data Analysis
20 20 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
21 19 (5.28%) Linux
22 18 (5.00%) Service Delivery
22 18 (5.00%) Windows 7
22 18 (5.00%) Analytics
23 17 (4.72%) Degree

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 22 (6.11%) SAS
2 13 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.83%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) Moodle
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 15 (4.17%) MS Office
2 13 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.56%) assyst
3 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Sonata
4 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
1 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.33%) Internet
2 7 (1.94%) DHCP
2 7 (1.94%) DNS
3 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.11%) VPN
4 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.83%) NetScaler
4 3 (0.83%) SSL
4 3 (0.83%) Wireless
5 2 (0.56%) Firewall
5 2 (0.56%) LAN
5 2 (0.56%) TACACS
5 2 (0.56%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) BGP
6 1 (0.28%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) OSPF
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.50%) Big Data
5 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.83%) GIS
7 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (3.89%) JIRA
2 12 (3.33%) Selenium
3 8 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.94%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.83%) JMeter
5 3 (0.83%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.56%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.28%) Appium
7 1 (0.28%) Calabash
7 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.28%) Protractor
7 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (33.89%) Finance
2 89 (24.72%) Banking
3 30 (8.33%) Retail
4 29 (8.06%) Retail Banking
5 13 (3.61%) Legal
6 9 (2.50%) Law
7 7 (1.94%) Marketing
8 5 (1.39%) Front Office
8 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.17%) Web Services
2 11 (3.06%) XML
3 8 (2.22%) WSDL
3 8 (2.22%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.56%) .NET
4 2 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.28%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.28%) CGI
5 1 (0.28%) Java EE
5 1 (0.28%) JPA
5 1 (0.28%) JSF
5 1 (0.28%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.28%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.28%) Spring
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 12 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.33%) User Experience
3 9 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.11%) Derivative
6 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.11%) iSeries
6 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.56%) Equities
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.56%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.67%) Windows
2 19 (5.28%) Linux
3 18 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.94%) Unix
7 7 (1.94%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.11%) zOS
9 2 (0.56%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (13.89%) Business Analysis
4 43 (11.94%) Migration
5 36 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 28 (7.78%) User Stories
7 25 (6.94%) BDD
7 25 (6.94%) ITIL
7 25 (6.94%) Scrum
8 21 (5.83%) Data Analysis
9 18 (5.00%) Analytics
9 18 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.72%) Data Management
10 17 (4.72%) Project Management
11 15 (4.17%) Data Modelling
11 15 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (3.89%) Change Management
12 14 (3.89%) Test Automation
13 13 (3.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.72%) SQL
2 21 (5.83%) Java
3 11 (3.06%) Python
4 4 (1.11%) C#
4 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.83%) VBA
6 2 (0.56%) ABAP
6 2 (0.56%) C
6 2 (0.56%) JCL
6 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (4.72%) Degree
2 10 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.50%) ISEB
4 6 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.39%) BC Cleared
5 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.56%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) APMP
8 1 (0.28%) MCITP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (3.33%) PMO
3 9 (2.50%) QA
4 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.39%) SLA
6 4 (1.11%) MiFID
7 2 (0.56%) FINREP
7 2 (0.56%) IFRS
8 1 (0.28%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.28%) UCITS
System Software
1 23 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 8 (2.22%) XenApp
4 7 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.56%) RACF
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (4.72%) SCCM
2 5 (1.39%) SCOM
3 3 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.28%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 36 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.50%) Oracle
3 13 (3.61%) Teradata
4 10 (2.78%) Cisco
5 9 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 9 (2.50%) SAP
6 8 (2.22%) Citrix
6 8 (2.22%) Symantec
7 7 (1.94%) VMware
8 5 (1.39%) AlgoSec
8 5 (1.39%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.39%) IBM
8 5 (1.39%) Qualys
8 5 (1.39%) ScanSafe
8 5 (1.39%) TSYS
9 4 (1.11%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.11%) CA
9 4 (1.11%) Charles River
9 4 (1.11%) Google
10 3 (0.83%) Mitel
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