Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £414 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Business Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 24 9
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 90 173 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.49% 5.96% 11.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 6.24% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 89 186
Edinburgh median daily rate £414 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £342 £333 £320
90th Percentile £508 £488 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 1,915 2,773 2,789
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 95.49% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,428 1,637
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £233 £263 £252
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +4.92% -15.54%
10th Percentile £15.04 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £41.75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year +14.29% -13.41% +25.08%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019, 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 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) Business Analysis
3 32 (35.56%) Finance
4 25 (27.78%) Public Sector
5 15 (16.67%) Banking
6 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 9 (10.00%) Project Management
7 9 (10.00%) Change Management
7 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (7.78%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.78%) User Stories
10 6 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
10 6 (6.67%) BPMN
11 5 (5.56%) Data Management
11 5 (5.56%) JIRA
11 5 (5.56%) Use Case
11 5 (5.56%) SQL
11 5 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.56%) DevOps
11 5 (5.56%) Line Management
12 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.44%) Coaching
12 4 (4.44%) Robotic Process Automation
12 4 (4.44%) Power BI
12 4 (4.44%) Project Delivery
12 4 (4.44%) Power Platform
12 4 (4.44%) Wardley Maps

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 2 (2.22%) Confluence
1 2 (2.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Broadband
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (4.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) GIS
1 4 (4.44%) Power BI
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.22%) OLAP
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 32 (35.56%) Finance
2 25 (27.78%) Public Sector
3 15 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Games
6 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) EDI
1 1 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.22%) Robotics
4 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.11%) Equities
4 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.11%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Podcast
4 1 (1.11%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) Business Analysis
3 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.00%) Change Management
4 9 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 9 (10.00%) Project Management
5 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.78%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.78%) User Stories
7 6 (6.67%) BPMN
7 6 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
8 5 (5.56%) Data Management
8 5 (5.56%) DevOps
8 5 (5.56%) Line Management
8 5 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.56%) Use Case
9 4 (4.44%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.44%) Service Design
9 4 (4.44%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) IBM
2 4 (4.44%) SAP
3 3 (3.33%) Curam
4 1 (1.11%) Charles River
4 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.11%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.11%) Teradata
4 1 (1.11%) Workday