Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 September 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.

IT Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 92 108
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 -19
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 40 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.36% 1.39% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.44% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £130 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.48% -3.03% -4.62%
10th Percentile £108 £273 £103
90th Percentile £385 £438 £550
Scotland median daily rate £133 £390 £326
% change year-on-year -65.97% +19.54% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £10.75 -
Scotland median hourly rate £10.00 £13.65 £9.50
% change year-on-year -26.74% +43.68% -

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 2,814 2,563 2,290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 96.50% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,503 1,498 1,326
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -23.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -8.14%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in Edinburgh

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in Edinburgh

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in Edinburgh

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (27.50%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (22.50%) ITIL
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 4 (10.00%) VMware
8 4 (10.00%) Banking
8 4 (10.00%) SCCM
8 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (7.50%) Software Asset Management
9 3 (7.50%) Software Licensing
9 3 (7.50%) Office 365
9 3 (7.50%) IaaS
9 3 (7.50%) COBIT
9 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (7.50%) SaaS
9 3 (7.50%) PaaS
9 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (7.50%) Legal
9 3 (7.50%) Advertising
9 3 (7.50%) DHCP

IT 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) IaaS
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
1 3 (7.50%) PaaS
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (7.50%) Software Licensing
5 2 (5.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (5.00%) Contract Management
5 2 (5.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.00%) SIEM
5 2 (5.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CISSP
2 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CISA
3 1 (2.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) COBIT
1 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) Control-M
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) Symantec
3 2 (5.00%) Veritas
4 1 (2.50%) BMC
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) EMC
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Mitel
4 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow