Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 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.

Lead Business Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 118 118
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 13 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.25% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 20
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.59% +1.11%
10th Percentile £419 £401 £405
90th Percentile £518 £450 £473
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £436
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.58% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 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 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Lead Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Lead Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Business Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Business Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) Legal
6 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) PMO
7 1 (7.69%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Local Government
7 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Marketing
7 1 (7.69%) Degree

Lead 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Back Office
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
4 4 (30.77%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft