Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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.

Finance Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 93 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 42 16 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.45% 0.90% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.93% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 36
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33% -14.89%
10th Percentile £325 £251 £254
90th Percentile £480 £388 £469
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -14.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £16.50 -

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 2,774 1,719 2,873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.19% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,637 1,048 1,485
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.48 £11.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £41.50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.75
% change year-on-year +9.70% -20.37% +24.29%

Financial Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analyst in Edinburgh

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Financial Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Analyst in Edinburgh

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Analyst in Edinburgh

Financial Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Analyst in Edinburgh

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Financial 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 Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (35.71%) Banking
4 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.43%) SQL
7 7 (16.67%) XML
7 7 (16.67%) Retail Banking
8 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Use Case
8 4 (9.52%) Billing
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
9 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.14%) MiFID
10 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (4.76%) SAP
10 2 (4.76%) SAS
10 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (4.76%) Financial Analysis
10 2 (4.76%) User Stories
10 2 (4.76%) User Experience
10 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 2 (4.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 2 (4.76%) PMO

Financial 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 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
General
1 42 (100.00%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Use Case
4 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (4.76%) User Stories
6 1 (2.38%) Business Process Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Business Process Modelling
6 1 (2.38%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (2.38%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) MiFID
2 2 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) arcserve
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco
2 1 (2.38%) CODA
2 1 (2.38%) EMC
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.38%) Teradata
2 1 (2.38%) VMware