Period
to 17 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 123 316 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.39% 10.93% 9.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 11.37% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 192 132
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £311
90th Percentile £550 £485 £487
Scotland median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £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 2,149 2,780 1,934
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 96.16% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 1,637 1,199
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £263 £237
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -18.07% +34.67%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.03 £45.00 £52.09
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £15.93 £22.25
% change year-on-year +22.41% -28.40% -

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 56 (45.53%) Finance
2 53 (43.09%) Business Analysis
3 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (23.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (22.76%) Banking
6 20 (16.26%) Workshop Facilitation
7 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (12.20%) User Stories
9 14 (11.38%) Migration
10 13 (10.57%) Data Analysis
10 13 (10.57%) Project Management
10 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
11 12 (9.76%) Asset Management
12 10 (8.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (7.32%) MS Visio
13 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2
14 8 (6.50%) SQL
14 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (6.50%) Fixed Income
14 8 (6.50%) JIRA
15 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
15 7 (5.69%) Portfolio Management
16 6 (4.88%) Target Operating Model
16 6 (4.88%) Analytics
16 6 (4.88%) Workflow
16 6 (4.88%) Use Case
16 6 (4.88%) Investment Management
17 5 (4.07%) Fund Management
17 5 (4.07%) Technical Architecture

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 (1.63%) FileNet
1 2 (1.63%) SAS
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.81%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Power Platform
2 2 (1.63%) Apple Pay
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) Google Sheets
3 1 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Broadband
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) Power BI
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) OLAP
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (45.53%) Finance
2 28 (22.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Front Office
3 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.07%) Equities
3 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.25%) Derivative
4 4 (3.25%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (2.44%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.44%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Wallet
6 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.81%) iSeries
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Podcast
7 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.63%) Unix
1 2 (1.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.09%) Business Analysis
2 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.26%) Workshop Facilitation
5 15 (12.20%) User Stories
6 14 (11.38%) Migration
7 13 (10.57%) Data Analysis
7 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.57%) Project Management
8 12 (9.76%) Asset Management
9 10 (8.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.69%) Portfolio Management
13 6 (4.88%) Analytics
13 6 (4.88%) Investment Management
13 6 (4.88%) Target Operating Model
13 6 (4.88%) Use Case
13 6 (4.88%) Workflow
14 5 (4.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.63%) CBAP
1 2 (1.63%) Degree
1 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) FATCA
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) MiFID
2 1 (0.81%) PSD2
2 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.25%) Charles River
3 2 (1.63%) CyberArk
3 2 (1.63%) IBM
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle
3 2 (1.63%) SAP
4 1 (0.81%) Apple
4 1 (0.81%) Avaloq
4 1 (0.81%) FactSet
4 1 (0.81%) Google
4 1 (0.81%) Planview
4 1 (0.81%) Sybase
4 1 (0.81%) Tableau
4 1 (0.81%) Teradata
4 1 (0.81%) Unisys
4 1 (0.81%) VMware