Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 23 9
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 320 140 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.00% 6.64% 10.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.50% 6.87% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 100 225
Edinburgh median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £320 £298 £300
90th Percentile £488 £488 £493
Scotland median daily rate £388 £355 £368
% change year-on-year +9.15% -3.40% -3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £16.50
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 £25.11
% change year-on-year - +59.33% +11.58%

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 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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 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 20 November 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.

1 165 (51.56%) Finance
2 117 (36.56%) Business Analysis
3 103 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (31.56%) Banking
5 96 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (15.00%) Migration
7 42 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (10.00%) User Stories
9 28 (8.75%) SQL
10 27 (8.44%) Change Management
10 27 (8.44%) Asset Management
11 26 (8.13%) MS Visio
11 26 (8.13%) Retail Banking
12 22 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (6.88%) Data Analysis
13 20 (6.25%) Use Case
14 19 (5.94%) Sitecore
14 19 (5.94%) Process Improvement
14 19 (5.94%) User Experience
14 19 (5.94%) Scrum
15 18 (5.63%) CMS
15 18 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
15 18 (5.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (5.63%) Business Process Improvement
16 17 (5.31%) Validation
16 17 (5.31%) Fixed Income
16 17 (5.31%) Equities
17 16 (5.00%) Workflow
18 15 (4.69%) Business Change Management
18 15 (4.69%) Charles River

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 18 (5.63%) CMS
1 18 (5.63%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (8.13%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.75%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.31%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.13%) Lucidchart
2 3 (0.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (4.69%) JIRA
2 12 (3.75%) Axure RP
3 11 (3.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 165 (51.56%) Finance
2 101 (31.56%) Banking
3 26 (8.13%) Retail Banking
4 11 (3.44%) Front Office
5 9 (2.81%) Back Office
6 7 (2.19%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (1.88%) Legal
8 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.94%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.94%) Marketing
9 3 (0.94%) Retail
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.06%) Web Services
2 7 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (1.88%) XML
4 2 (0.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) .NET
5 1 (0.31%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.94%) User Experience
3 17 (5.31%) Equities
3 17 (5.31%) Fixed Income
4 10 (3.13%) Derivative
5 9 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.25%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) IVR
10 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.31%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.31%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.25%) Windows
2 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.56%) Business Analysis
2 103 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (15.00%) Migration
5 32 (10.00%) User Stories
6 27 (8.44%) Asset Management
6 27 (8.44%) Change Management
7 22 (6.88%) Data Analysis
7 22 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (6.25%) Use Case
9 19 (5.94%) Process Improvement
9 19 (5.94%) Scrum
10 18 (5.63%) Business Process Improvement
10 18 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
11 17 (5.31%) Validation
12 16 (5.00%) Workflow
13 15 (4.69%) Business Change Management
13 15 (4.69%) Project Management
14 13 (4.06%) PRINCE2
14 13 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.75%) SQL
2 3 (0.94%) Java
2 3 (0.94%) VBA
3 2 (0.63%) C
3 2 (0.63%) VB
4 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.25%) Degree
2 3 (0.94%) ISEB
3 2 (0.63%) APMP
3 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.31%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.75%) GDPR
2 11 (3.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.81%) MiFID
4 5 (1.56%) Solvency II
5 4 (1.25%) FATCA
6 3 (0.94%) EMIR
7 2 (0.63%) Basel II
7 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.63%) PMO
7 2 (0.63%) PSD2
7 2 (0.63%) QA
8 1 (0.31%) Dublin Core
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (5.94%) Sitecore
2 15 (4.69%) Charles River
3 11 (3.44%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.44%) Oracle
4 8 (2.50%) IBM
5 7 (2.19%) Pega
6 5 (1.56%) SAP
6 5 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.94%) Cognos
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco
8 2 (0.63%) Sybase
8 2 (0.63%) TSYS
9 1 (0.31%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.31%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.31%) Calypso
9 1 (0.31%) Informatica
9 1 (0.31%) Murex
9 1 (0.31%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.31%) VMware
9 1 (0.31%) Wallstreet Suite