The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Business Analysis
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 66 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.43% 5.66% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 6.64% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 63
Median daily rate £368 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -2.50% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.25 £43.43
% change year-on-year +18.58% -34.95%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1016 1129 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.62% 85.27% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 617 620
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Edinburgh

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 49 (41.18%) Finance
2 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (28.57%) Banking
3 34 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (24.37%) Project Management
5 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 17 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2
7 16 (13.45%) Migration
8 14 (11.76%) Change Management
9 13 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (10.08%) User Stories
10 12 (10.08%) APMP
10 12 (10.08%) Data Analysis
11 11 (9.24%) SQL
11 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (8.40%) MS Visio
12 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
13 9 (7.56%) Retail
13 9 (7.56%) Programme Management
14 8 (6.72%) Wealth Management
15 7 (5.88%) Process Improvement
15 7 (5.88%) Scrum
15 7 (5.88%) SAS
16 6 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (5.04%) Legal
16 6 (5.04%) TDD
16 6 (5.04%) Data Quality

Business Analysis
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 7 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.84%) Confluence
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (8.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Sonata
2 1 (0.84%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.84%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.84%) QlikView
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) JIRA
1 1 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (41.18%) Finance
2 34 (28.57%) Banking
3 9 (7.56%) Retail
4 6 (5.04%) Legal
5 5 (4.20%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (76.47%) Analyst
2 79 (66.39%) Business Analyst
3 19 (15.97%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (7.56%) Senior Business Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Project Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Banking Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Banking Business Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Data Business Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Lead Business Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Credit Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.36%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Web Services
2 1 (0.84%) Ajax
2 1 (0.84%) Angular 2
2 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.84%) CSS
2 1 (0.84%) HTML
2 1 (0.84%) jQuery
2 1 (0.84%) React
2 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) User Experience
3 4 (3.36%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.84%) Equities
6 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.84%) FMCG
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.68%) Linux
2 1 (0.84%) Unix
2 1 (0.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (24.37%) Project Management
4 16 (13.45%) Migration
4 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2
5 14 (11.76%) Change Management
6 13 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (10.08%) Data Analysis
7 12 (10.08%) User Stories
8 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
9 9 (7.56%) Programme Management
10 8 (6.72%) Wealth Management
11 7 (5.88%) Process Improvement
11 7 (5.88%) Scrum
12 6 (5.04%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.04%) TDD
12 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (4.20%) Data Migration
13 5 (4.20%) Kanban
13 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) JCL
3 1 (0.84%) C#
3 1 (0.84%) C++
3 1 (0.84%) Java
3 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.84%) Python
3 1 (0.84%) Ruby
3 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) APMP
2 3 (2.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.84%) COREP
4 1 (0.84%) EMIR
4 1 (0.84%) FATCA
4 1 (0.84%) FINREP
4 1 (0.84%) GDPR
4 1 (0.84%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle
3 2 (1.68%) IBM
3 2 (1.68%) Teradata
4 1 (0.84%) Alteryx
4 1 (0.84%) BISAM
4 1 (0.84%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.84%) Charles River
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
4 1 (0.84%) Tableau
4 1 (0.84%) Talend
4 1 (0.84%) Trillium
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