The median contractor rate for a Lead Business Analyst was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 93 73
Rank change year-on-year +15 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Business Analyst 4 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.37% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Median daily rate £409 £415 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% -6.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £386 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £427 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £426 £455
% change year-on-year -0.29% -6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1158 1294 1384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.26% 95.43% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 715 739
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Lead Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Lead Business Analyst in the job title.

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 23 June 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 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) SAS
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality