The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 85 152 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.36% 10.01% 11.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.87% 10.43% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 106
Median daily rate £418 £384 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.79% +5.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

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 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 59 (43.07%) Finance
2 45 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (31.39%) Business Analysis
4 38 (27.74%) Banking
5 32 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (17.52%) Migration
7 21 (15.33%) User Stories
8 18 (13.14%) Scrum
9 15 (10.95%) Retail
10 14 (10.22%) Retail Banking
10 14 (10.22%) SQL
10 14 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (8.03%) Kanban
11 11 (8.03%) User Experience
11 11 (8.03%) Asset Management
12 10 (7.30%) Markit EDM
13 9 (6.57%) BDD
13 9 (6.57%) Wireframes
13 9 (6.57%) Change Management
14 8 (5.84%) MS Visio
14 8 (5.84%) Legal
14 8 (5.84%) SIEM
14 8 (5.84%) Credit Risk
15 7 (5.11%) Use Case
15 7 (5.11%) Data Migration
15 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 7 (5.11%) Domain-Driven Design
15 7 (5.11%) UML
15 7 (5.11%) CRM
15 7 (5.11%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes

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 5 (3.65%) SAS
2 3 (2.19%) SugarCRM
3 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.73%) JBoss
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.73%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.73%) Sonata
4 1 (0.73%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) Firewall
1 1 (0.73%) Intranet
1 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 59 (43.07%) Finance
2 38 (27.74%) Banking
3 15 (10.95%) Retail
4 14 (10.22%) Retail Banking
5 8 (5.84%) Legal
6 4 (2.92%) Front Office
7 2 (1.46%) Back Office
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) German Language
8 1 (0.73%) Law
8 1 (0.73%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) Web Services
1 2 (1.46%) XML
2 1 (0.73%) Apache CXF
2 1 (0.73%) HTML
2 1 (0.73%) JPA
2 1 (0.73%) JSF
2 1 (0.73%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.03%) User Experience
3 8 (5.84%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.19%) Derivative
5 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.73%) Equities
6 1 (0.73%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.39%) Business Analysis
3 32 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (17.52%) Migration
5 21 (15.33%) User Stories
6 18 (13.14%) Scrum
7 11 (8.03%) Asset Management
7 11 (8.03%) Kanban
8 9 (6.57%) BDD
8 9 (6.57%) Change Management
8 9 (6.57%) Wireframes
9 8 (5.84%) SIEM
10 7 (5.11%) CRM
10 7 (5.11%) Data Migration
10 7 (5.11%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (5.11%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.11%) UML
10 7 (5.11%) Use Case
11 6 (4.38%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.22%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.73%) APMP
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
4 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) MiFID
2 3 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.46%) FINREP
3 2 (1.46%) IFRS
3 2 (1.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.73%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.73%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.73%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.73%) UCITS
Vendors
1 6 (4.38%) SAP
2 5 (3.65%) AlgoSec
2 5 (3.65%) Oracle
2 5 (3.65%) Qualys
2 5 (3.65%) ScanSafe
2 5 (3.65%) Symantec
3 4 (2.92%) Bloomberg
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.19%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.19%) TSYS
5 2 (1.46%) Charles River
5 2 (1.46%) IBM
5 2 (1.46%) Siebel
6 1 (0.73%) Casewise
6 1 (0.73%) Reuters
6 1 (0.73%) Twitter
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