Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 May 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.

Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,058 657 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.22% 18.15% 19.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.20% 19.06% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 411 646
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £168 £153 £206
90th Percentile £450 £458 £471
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 15
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.32 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.06% +28.30% -5.26%
10th Percentile £10.37 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.14 £15.29
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,991 3,447 5,125
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.22% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,954 2,001 2,819
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 92 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -44.76% +69.47%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £47.11 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 670 £375 - 67
Glasgow +1 245 £325 +5.69% 42
Renfrewshire -13 28 £275 +37.50% 2
Stirling 0 21 £450 +12.50% 2
West Lothian +5 14 £255 -27.14% 8
Fife +6 12 £107 -59.81% 1
Aberdeen +9 9 £200 -1.74% 2
North Lanarkshire +1 7 £325 +140.96% 1
Highlands +6 5 - -
Inverclyde -1 5 £240 -33.79%
Scottish Borders - 5 £325 - 1
Dundee -13 4 £325 +39.78% 2
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Midlothian - 2 £125 - 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £225 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £98 -
South Lanarkshire -6 1 £375 +212.50% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 - 2
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 433 (40.93%) Finance
2 256 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (20.32%) Business Analysis
4 195 (18.43%) Banking
4 195 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 189 (17.86%) SQL
6 168 (15.88%) Microsoft
7 148 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
8 110 (10.40%) Windows
9 99 (9.36%) Data Analysis
10 98 (9.26%) User Stories
11 94 (8.88%) Test Automation
11 94 (8.88%) Active Directory
12 86 (8.13%) Migration
12 86 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
13 85 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
14 75 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
15 73 (6.90%) Project Management
16 71 (6.71%) ITIL
17 70 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
18 65 (6.14%) Oracle
18 65 (6.14%) Test Scripting
19 63 (5.95%) Asset Management
20 61 (5.77%) Change Management
21 55 (5.20%) JIRA
22 53 (5.01%) Windows 7
23 49 (4.63%) PMO
23 49 (4.63%) MS Visio
24 48 (4.54%) Scrum
25 47 (4.44%) Degree

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 26 (2.46%) Confluence
2 25 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.89%) SAS
4 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.57%) CMS
6 5 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.095%) Apache
9 1 (0.095%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.095%) IIS
9 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (4.63%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.095%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 16 (1.51%) Sonata
2 13 (1.23%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.95%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) assyst
6 3 (0.28%) HFM
6 3 (0.28%) MultiFonds
6 3 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.19%) Maximo
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.095%) Actimize
8 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.095%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.21%) Office 365
2 9 (0.85%) PaaS
2 9 (0.85%) SaaS
3 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.66%) IaaS
5 6 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.19%) npm
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.095%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.095%) GitHub
8 1 (0.095%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.095%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.095%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.095%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.65%) DHCP
2 26 (2.46%) DNS
3 12 (1.13%) VPN
4 11 (1.04%) LAN
5 10 (0.95%) WAN
6 7 (0.66%) Firewall
6 7 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.57%) Broadband
8 5 (0.47%) Internet
8 5 (0.47%) Network Security
9 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (0.28%) DSL
10 3 (0.28%) HTTP
10 3 (0.28%) Skype
10 3 (0.28%) SMS
10 3 (0.28%) VLAN
10 3 (0.28%) VoIP
10 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (0.76%) Power BI
5 7 (0.66%) Big Data
5 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.57%) QlikView
7 5 (0.47%) DB2
7 5 (0.47%) GIS
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (5.20%) JIRA
2 38 (3.59%) Selenium
3 22 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 19 (1.80%) WinRunner
5 17 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.04%) WebDriver
7 8 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.76%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.66%) Appium
9 6 (0.57%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.57%) JMeter
9 6 (0.57%) TestDirector
9 6 (0.57%) TestNG
10 5 (0.47%) Gatling
10 5 (0.47%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.38%) MSI
11 4 (0.38%) Protractor
11 4 (0.38%) Robot Framework
11 4 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.38%) Zephyr
General
1 433 (40.93%) Finance
2 195 (18.43%) Banking
3 39 (3.69%) Retail Banking
4 18 (1.70%) Legal
5 15 (1.42%) Front Office
6 14 (1.32%) Retail
7 10 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.85%) Billing
8 9 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.85%) Law
9 8 (0.76%) German Language
10 7 (0.66%) Back Office
10 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.57%) French Language
12 5 (0.47%) Marketing
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.27%) XML
2 21 (1.98%) Web Services
3 12 (1.13%) Gherkin
4 11 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (0.57%) .NET
5 6 (0.57%) HTML
6 4 (0.38%) CSS
6 4 (0.38%) SOAP
7 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.28%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.28%) Kafka
7 3 (0.28%) LDAP
7 3 (0.28%) RESTful
8 2 (0.19%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.19%) HTML5
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.19%) REST
8 2 (0.19%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 148 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.55%) Fixed Income
3 26 (2.46%) User Experience
4 21 (1.98%) Clustering
5 20 (1.89%) Equities
6 18 (1.70%) Mainframe
6 18 (1.70%) PDA
6 18 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 10 (0.95%) Derivative
11 8 (0.76%) iPhone
12 7 (0.66%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
14 5 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.47%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.40%) Windows
2 53 (5.01%) Windows 7
3 33 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (2.74%) Unix
5 28 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.55%) Linux
7 23 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.98%) AIX
9 20 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 14 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.66%) Android
14 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.19%) NetWare
15 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.095%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (20.32%) Business Analysis
3 195 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (9.36%) Data Analysis
5 98 (9.26%) User Stories
6 94 (8.88%) Test Automation
7 86 (8.13%) Migration
7 86 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (6.90%) Project Management
9 71 (6.71%) ITIL
10 70 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 65 (6.14%) Test Scripting
12 63 (5.95%) Asset Management
13 61 (5.77%) Change Management
14 48 (4.54%) Scrum
15 46 (4.35%) Software Testing
15 46 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
16 43 (4.06%) Data Modelling
16 43 (4.06%) Waterfall
17 37 (3.50%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 189 (17.86%) SQL
2 44 (4.16%) Java
3 21 (1.98%) Python
4 18 (1.70%) C#
5 15 (1.42%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 9 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.85%) VBA
8 7 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.38%) C
10 3 (0.28%) Scala
11 2 (0.19%) Java 8
11 2 (0.19%) R
11 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.19%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.19%) VB
12 1 (0.095%) C++
12 1 (0.095%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.095%) Perl
12 1 (0.095%) RPG
Qualifications
1 47 (4.44%) Degree
2 43 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.69%) ISTQB
4 34 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.74%) ISEB
6 10 (0.95%) CISSP
7 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.66%) HND
9 6 (0.57%) CISA
9 6 (0.57%) MCSA
9 6 (0.57%) MCSE
10 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.47%) MCITP
11 4 (0.38%) HNC
11 4 (0.38%) IIBA
11 4 (0.38%) MCTS
12 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.28%) CBAP
12 3 (0.28%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.63%) PMO
2 36 (3.40%) QA
3 34 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 29 (2.74%) GDPR
5 27 (2.55%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.95%) SLA
7 9 (0.85%) MiFID
7 9 (0.85%) PSD2
8 6 (0.57%) FATCA
8 6 (0.57%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.28%) EMIR
10 3 (0.28%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.095%) P3O
12 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.19%) RACF
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.095%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.095%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (2.27%) HP ALM
1 24 (2.27%) SCCM
2 19 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.38%) Netcool
4 3 (0.28%) WMI
5 2 (0.19%) Ansible
5 2 (0.19%) CASB
5 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.095%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.095%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.095%) Kibana
6 1 (0.095%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.095%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.095%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.095%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.095%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.095%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 168 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.14%) Oracle
3 41 (3.88%) VMware
4 32 (3.02%) HP
5 30 (2.84%) Citrix
6 20 (1.89%) Veritas
7 19 (1.80%) Charles River
7 19 (1.80%) Ivanti
7 19 (1.80%) McAfee
8 18 (1.70%) Cisco
9 14 (1.32%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.13%) FNZ
11 10 (0.95%) Tableau
12 9 (0.85%) Symantec
13 7 (0.66%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.66%) Splunk
13 7 (0.66%) Teradata
14 6 (0.57%) Mitel
14 6 (0.57%) Planview
14 6 (0.57%) SAP