Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 347 565 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.42% 19.35% 25.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.25% 20.21% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 328 358
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -4.11%
10th Percentile £256 £133 £250
90th Percentile £475 £475 £450
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +28.70% -4.17%
10th Percentile £21.25 £10.25 £11.14
90th Percentile £32.75 £35.00 £17.31
Scotland median hourly rate £20.11 £15.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year +26.64% +2.45% +12.32%

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 2,136 2,796 2,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.75% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 1,523 1,341
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £262 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.43 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -7.44% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £10.56
90th Percentile £35.83 £35.53 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.60% -30.00% +23.46%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 141 (40.63%) Finance
2 97 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.17%) SQL
4 64 (18.44%) Banking
5 53 (15.27%) Public Sector
6 46 (13.26%) Business Analysis
7 44 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (9.80%) Windows
10 33 (9.51%) Active Directory
11 32 (9.22%) User Stories
12 30 (8.65%) Microsoft
13 29 (8.36%) Data Analysis
14 26 (7.49%) Asset Management
14 26 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
14 26 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (6.34%) JIRA
15 22 (6.34%) Investment Management
16 21 (6.05%) Service Design
17 20 (5.76%) Project Delivery
18 19 (5.48%) Project Management
18 19 (5.48%) SAS
18 19 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
18 19 (5.48%) XML
18 19 (5.48%) ITIL
19 18 (5.19%) Oracle
19 18 (5.19%) SQL Server
19 18 (5.19%) Test Automation
19 18 (5.19%) DevOps
20 17 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 19 (5.48%) SAS
2 12 (3.46%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.31%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.15%) Confluence
4 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Moodle
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.58%) assyst
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.58%) Sonata
4 1 (0.29%) Endur
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.03%) Azure
1 14 (4.03%) SaaS
2 12 (3.46%) IaaS
2 12 (3.46%) PaaS
3 10 (2.88%) Office 365
4 3 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.86%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.58%) Apple Pay
5 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.02%) Firewall
2 5 (1.44%) DHCP
2 5 (1.44%) DNS
2 5 (1.44%) VPN
3 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.86%) FTP
5 2 (0.58%) Broadband
5 2 (0.58%) Internet
5 2 (0.58%) LAN
5 2 (0.58%) Network Security
5 2 (0.58%) VoIP
5 2 (0.58%) WAN
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.29%) DMZ
6 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
6 1 (0.29%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.03%) DB2
3 8 (2.31%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.15%) MS Access
7 3 (0.86%) Big Data
7 3 (0.86%) OLAP
7 3 (0.86%) Power BI
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.58%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.29%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (6.34%) JIRA
2 12 (3.46%) Cucumber
3 11 (3.17%) Selenium
4 10 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.73%) JUnit
6 5 (1.44%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.86%) Hudson
7 3 (0.86%) Protractor
8 2 (0.58%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.29%) Introscope
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (40.63%) Finance
2 64 (18.44%) Banking
3 53 (15.27%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.32%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.31%) Legal
6 5 (1.44%) Advertising
7 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.86%) Law
8 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 3 (0.86%) Retail
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.48%) XML
2 10 (2.88%) Gherkin
3 7 (2.02%) JSON
3 7 (2.02%) Web Services
4 4 (1.15%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) EDI
4 4 (1.15%) XSD
5 2 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.58%) REST
5 2 (0.58%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) Bokeh
6 1 (0.29%) D3.js
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) RESTful
6 1 (0.29%) Spring
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.46%) Client/Server
3 11 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.73%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.44%) User Experience
7 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.86%) Equities
8 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.58%) Podcast
9 2 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.80%) Windows
2 13 (3.75%) Windows 10
3 11 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.88%) Linux
5 8 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.02%) Unix
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Android
8 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.26%) Business Analysis
3 44 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (9.22%) User Stories
5 29 (8.36%) Data Analysis
6 26 (7.49%) Asset Management
6 26 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (6.34%) Investment Management
8 21 (6.05%) Service Design
9 20 (5.76%) Project Delivery
10 19 (5.48%) ITIL
10 19 (5.48%) Project Management
11 18 (5.19%) DevOps
11 18 (5.19%) Test Automation
12 17 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 17 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (4.61%) Analytics
14 15 (4.32%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (4.03%) Change Management
15 14 (4.03%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.17%) SQL
2 12 (3.46%) Java
3 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.73%) Python
5 4 (1.15%) C#
6 2 (0.58%) C
6 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.58%) R
6 2 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.02%) Degree
2 2 (0.58%) CBAP
2 2 (0.58%) ISEB
2 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (0.58%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.29%) CCNP
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.29%) MCP
3 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.46%) PMO
2 10 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.86%) COBIT
4 3 (0.86%) SLA
5 2 (0.58%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 33 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) XenApp
2 5 (1.44%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.86%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.73%) DatAdvantage
2 4 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.58%) SCCM
3 2 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.19%) Oracle
3 16 (4.61%) Charles River
4 15 (4.32%) IBM
5 8 (2.31%) Symantec
5 8 (2.31%) Teradata
6 7 (2.02%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.73%) Cisco
7 6 (1.73%) CyberArk
7 6 (1.73%) Varonis
8 5 (1.44%) Citrix
8 5 (1.44%) Mitel
9 4 (1.15%) Informatica
9 4 (1.15%) SAP
9 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.86%) Adobe
10 3 (0.86%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.58%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.58%) EMC
11 2 (0.58%) VMware