Period
to 22 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 34 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 22 94 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.25% 4.61% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 4.83% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 57 111
Median daily rate £369 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £245 £342 £325
90th Percentile £438 £530 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 615 1,947 2,832
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.98% 95.39% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 975 1,442
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £225 £243 £259
90th Percentile £555 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +14.75%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £58.65 £38.65 £42.05
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -19.54%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh.

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 22 October 2020, 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 13 (59.09%) Public Sector
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Requirements Gathering
4 5 (22.73%) Workshop Facilitation
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
5 3 (13.64%) NHS
5 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Workshops
6 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.55%) Azure
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis

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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Azure
1 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 13 (59.09%) Public Sector
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Requirements Gathering
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Workshop Facilitation
4 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Workshops
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Use Case
5 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) Kanban
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Curam
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP