Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Business Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 9 19
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 192 291 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.53% 10.51% 7.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.85% 10.94% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 166 125
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £316 £313
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00

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 2,803 2,660 2,168
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 96.06% 96.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 1,554 1,244
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £383 £360
% change year-on-year +4.58% +6.25% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -12.39% +5.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.45
90th Percentile £42.05 £35.00 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +24.29% -12.50%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 97 (50.52%) Finance
2 84 (43.75%) Business Analysis
3 67 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (30.73%) Banking
5 56 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.98%) User Stories
6 23 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (11.46%) Migration
8 14 (7.29%) Scrum
9 13 (6.77%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (6.25%) JIRA
10 12 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 11 (5.73%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.73%) MS Visio
11 11 (5.73%) Derivative
11 11 (5.73%) Data Mapping
11 11 (5.73%) GDPR
11 11 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (5.21%) Fixed Income
12 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (4.69%) SQL
13 9 (4.69%) Change Management
13 9 (4.69%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.69%) Investment Management
14 8 (4.17%) User Experience
14 8 (4.17%) Asset Management
14 8 (4.17%) Project Management

Business 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 7 (3.65%) SAS
2 5 (2.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) Appian
Applications
1 11 (5.73%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Sonata
1 2 (1.04%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.52%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.52%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.56%) DB2
2 3 (1.56%) MS Access
2 3 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 97 (50.52%) Finance
2 59 (30.73%) Banking
3 6 (3.13%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.60%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Front Office
6 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.56%) XML
2 2 (1.04%) FpML
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.52%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.52%) React
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.73%) Derivative
3 10 (5.21%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.17%) User Experience
5 6 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.60%) Equities
7 4 (2.08%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.52%) Clustering
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) Fintech
10 1 (0.52%) FMCG
10 1 (0.52%) iPad
10 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.08%) Windows
2 3 (1.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (43.75%) Business Analysis
2 67 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (11.98%) User Stories
5 22 (11.46%) Migration
6 14 (7.29%) Scrum
7 13 (6.77%) Target Operating Model
8 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (5.73%) Data Mapping
9 11 (5.73%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.69%) Change Management
10 9 (4.69%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.69%) Investment Management
10 9 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 8 (4.17%) Project Management
12 7 (3.65%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (3.65%) Data Modelling
13 6 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.69%) SQL
2 3 (1.56%) Java
3 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.52%) VB
4 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.04%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) GDPR
2 3 (1.56%) FATCA
2 3 (1.56%) MiFID
2 3 (1.56%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.04%) PSD2
3 2 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.60%) Oracle
3 4 (2.08%) Calypso
4 3 (1.56%) Charles River
4 3 (1.56%) Citrix
5 2 (1.04%) Lotus
5 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.04%) StatPro
5 2 (1.04%) Teradata
6 1 (0.52%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.52%) BISAM
6 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.52%) Cognos
6 1 (0.52%) FactSet
6 1 (0.52%) FNZ
6 1 (0.52%) Google
6 1 (0.52%) IBM
6 1 (0.52%) Pega
6 1 (0.52%) Planview