The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 5 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.92% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.96% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £272 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £375
% change year-on-year +17.21% -9.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.09 £29.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -48.84% +18.00%  

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 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
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 17 9 19
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 £14.02 £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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analyst in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analyst in Edinburgh

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) Asset Management
4 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (20.00%) DHCP
5 6 (20.00%) DNS
5 6 (20.00%) XenApp
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.33%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
8 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DHCP
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Asset Management
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) SDLC
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
2 6 (20.00%) XenApp
3 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
1 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) CA
5 2 (6.67%) Charles River
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) NetIQ
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Varonis