Period
to 27 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 79 288 504
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.27% 14.45% 17.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.38% 15.14% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 146 275
Median daily rate £375 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% -1.04%
10th Percentile £127 £203 £135
90th Percentile £443 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -1.60% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £12.25 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.56% -35.71% +225.58%
10th Percentile £12.13 £21.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £12.38 £23.75 £35.35
Scotland median hourly rate £23.63 £21.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year +11.18% - +22.30%

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 638 1,902 2,805
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.01% 95.43% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 936 1,431
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £221 £238 £259
90th Percentile £551 £578 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +14.75%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £58.65 £44.85 £42.48
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -18.60%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in Edinburgh

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 37 (46.84%) Public Sector
2 27 (34.18%) Finance
3 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.19%) Windows
5 10 (12.66%) SQL
5 10 (12.66%) ITIL
5 10 (12.66%) Requirements Gathering
6 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
6 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle
8 7 (8.86%) Migration
8 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.59%) Banking
9 6 (7.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.59%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (6.33%) System Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (6.33%) Cisco
10 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
10 5 (6.33%) Workshop Facilitation
11 4 (5.06%) Project Delivery
11 4 (5.06%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (5.06%) Validation
11 4 (5.06%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.06%) ETL

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 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Azure
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) DMZ
1 1 (1.27%) Firewall
1 1 (1.27%) HTTP
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
1 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.27%) Network Security
1 1 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (1.27%) Skype
1 1 (1.27%) SSL
1 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.27%) VPN
1 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.27%) GIS
3 1 (1.27%) MS Access
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) QGIS
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 37 (46.84%) Public Sector
2 27 (34.18%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) French Language
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.80%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.27%) EDI
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) XSL
3 1 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.80%) NHS
3 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.27%) CMDB
4 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.27%) DataPower
4 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.66%) ITIL
2 10 (12.66%) Requirements Gathering
3 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
4 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.86%) Migration
5 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.59%) Business Analysis
6 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
6 6 (7.59%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (6.33%) System Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Workshop Facilitation
8 4 (5.06%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (5.06%) Analytics
8 4 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.06%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.06%) SDLC
8 4 (5.06%) Validation
8 4 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (5.06%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) C#
2 1 (1.27%) Delphi
2 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) Python
2 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) CISSP
2 2 (2.53%) CISA
2 2 (2.53%) CISM
3 1 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.27%) CCSP
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.53%) GDPR
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) NCSC
3 1 (1.27%) NIST
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.27%) QRadar
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco
4 2 (2.53%) F5
4 2 (2.53%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.53%) Sage
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.53%) Splunk
4 2 (2.53%) Sun
5 1 (1.27%) Axway
5 1 (1.27%) Citrix
5 1 (1.27%) Equitrac
5 1 (1.27%) Informatica
5 1 (1.27%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) Talend