The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 114 125 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.58% 9.43% 14.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.96% 9.88% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 86 142
Median daily rate £363 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £38.22
% change year-on-year -29.11% +3.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 25 June 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 84 (42.42%) Finance
2 79 (39.90%) Business Analysis
3 61 (30.81%) Banking
4 49 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (15.15%) Migration
7 24 (12.12%) Retail
8 22 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 22 (11.11%) SQL
9 19 (9.60%) Retail Banking
10 16 (8.08%) User Stories
10 16 (8.08%) MS Visio
10 16 (8.08%) Project Management
11 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (6.57%) Change Management
13 12 (6.06%) Data Analysis
13 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (6.06%) Markit EDM
14 11 (5.56%) Microsoft
15 9 (4.55%) Scrum
15 9 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
16 8 (4.04%) Legal
16 8 (4.04%) BPMN
16 8 (4.04%) MiFID
16 8 (4.04%) Wealth Management
16 8 (4.04%) Use Case
17 7 (3.54%) Investment Management
17 7 (3.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 7 (3.54%) User Experience

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 6 (3.03%) SAS
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.08%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.51%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.52%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.01%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.51%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.51%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.51%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.51%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
1 1 (0.51%) XMLSpy
General
1 84 (42.42%) Finance
2 61 (30.81%) Banking
3 24 (12.12%) Retail
4 19 (9.60%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.04%) Legal
6 6 (3.03%) Back Office
6 6 (3.03%) Front Office
7 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.52%) Web Services
1 3 (1.52%) XML
2 2 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.54%) User Experience
3 6 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 6 (3.03%) Derivative
4 5 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.02%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.51%) EPoS
8 1 (0.51%) Equities
8 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.90%) Business Analysis
2 49 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (15.15%) Migration
5 22 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 16 (8.08%) Project Management
6 16 (8.08%) User Stories
7 13 (6.57%) Change Management
8 12 (6.06%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (4.55%) Scrum
10 8 (4.04%) BPMN
10 8 (4.04%) Use Case
10 8 (4.04%) Wealth Management
11 7 (3.54%) Data Management
11 7 (3.54%) Investment Management
11 7 (3.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (3.54%) UML
11 7 (3.54%) Workflow
12 6 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (1.01%) Java
2 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.01%) JCL
2 2 (1.01%) VB
3 1 (0.51%) C#
3 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (2.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.52%) APMP
3 2 (1.01%) Degree
3 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) IIBA
4 1 (0.51%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.04%) MiFID
3 5 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.02%) GDPR
5 3 (1.52%) EMIR
6 2 (1.01%) FATCA
6 2 (1.01%) PMO
7 1 (0.51%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.51%) COREP
7 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.51%) FINREP
7 1 (0.51%) IFRS
7 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.51%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.03%) Oracle
3 4 (2.02%) IBM
4 3 (1.52%) Charles River
4 3 (1.52%) SAP
4 3 (1.52%) TSYS
5 2 (1.01%) AlgoSec
5 2 (1.01%) Pega
5 2 (1.01%) Qualys
5 2 (1.01%) ScanSafe
5 2 (1.01%) Symantec
5 2 (1.01%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.51%) Avaloq
6 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.51%) Calypso
6 1 (0.51%) ClickTale
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) Murex
6 1 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Wallstreet Suite
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