Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 9 24
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 163 340 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.74% 11.54% 6.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 12.06% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 195 97
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £339 £320 £298
90th Percentile £488 £488 £493
Scotland median daily rate £396 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +1.54% +4.70% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 2,706 2,820 1,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 95.72% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,371 1,654 1,146
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 23 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -25.07% +18.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.53 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% -19.05%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 82 (50.31%) Finance
2 74 (45.40%) Business Analysis
3 71 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (32.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (30.67%) Banking
6 20 (12.27%) Migration
7 19 (11.66%) Workshop Facilitation
8 17 (10.43%) User Stories
8 17 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (9.82%) Asset Management
9 16 (9.82%) JIRA
10 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 12 (7.36%) Investment Management
12 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2
12 11 (6.75%) Scrum
13 10 (6.13%) Target Operating Model
13 10 (6.13%) GDPR
14 9 (5.52%) Change Management
14 9 (5.52%) SQL
14 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
15 7 (4.29%) SAS
15 7 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
15 7 (4.29%) Front Office
15 7 (4.29%) User Experience
15 7 (4.29%) Use Case
15 7 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (4.29%) Self-Motivation

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 (4.29%) SAS
2 5 (3.07%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.23%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.61%) Actimize
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.61%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (1.84%) Power BI
3 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.23%) DB2
3 2 (1.23%) MS Access
3 2 (1.23%) OLAP
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (9.82%) JIRA
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 82 (50.31%) Finance
2 50 (30.67%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Front Office
4 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.84%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) XML
2 2 (1.23%) FpML
2 2 (1.23%) React
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.61%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (4.29%) User Experience
3 6 (3.68%) Derivative
3 6 (3.68%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.45%) Equities
4 4 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.61%) Fintech
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.23%) Unix
1 2 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (45.40%) Business Analysis
2 71 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (32.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (12.27%) Migration
5 19 (11.66%) Workshop Facilitation
6 17 (10.43%) User Stories
7 16 (9.82%) Asset Management
8 12 (7.36%) Investment Management
8 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.75%) Scrum
10 10 (6.13%) Target Operating Model
11 9 (5.52%) Change Management
12 7 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (4.29%) Use Case
12 7 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.68%) Data Migration
13 6 (3.68%) UML
14 5 (3.07%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.52%) SQL
2 3 (1.84%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
1 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) GDPR
2 4 (2.45%) MiFID
3 3 (1.84%) FATCA
3 3 (1.84%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.23%) IFRS
4 2 (1.23%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.61%) Basel II
5 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.61%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.61%) PSD2
Vendors
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.45%) Calypso
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle
3 3 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.23%) Charles River
4 2 (1.23%) Citrix
4 2 (1.23%) Lotus
4 2 (1.23%) StatPro
5 1 (0.61%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (0.61%) BISAM
5 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.61%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.61%) FactSet
5 1 (0.61%) IBM
5 1 (0.61%) Pega
5 1 (0.61%) Planview
5 1 (0.61%) Teradata
5 1 (0.61%) UiPath