The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £342 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 312 532 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.78% 20.56% 25.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.80% 21.69% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 313 412
Median daily rate £342 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 22
Median hourly rate £16.61 £13.50 £13.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.58 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £14.40 £32.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 185 £375 +4.89% 36
Glasgow -4 86 £285 -12.30% 15
West Lothian -2 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Fife +2 5 £265 -
Aberdeen +2 5 £204 -55.51% 1
Dundee 0 5 £193 - 1
Stirling +1 4 £248 +16.47% 2
Renfrewshire +3 2 £255 -10.60%
North Lanarkshire +3 1 £135 -
Inverclyde -1 1 - - 1
Highlands -2 1 £105 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £280 -
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 184 (29.02%) Finance
2 105 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (15.93%) Banking
4 99 (15.62%) SQL
5 97 (15.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 94 (14.83%) Windows
7 90 (14.20%) Microsoft
8 83 (13.09%) Business Analysis
9 80 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
10 70 (11.04%) Migration
11 57 (8.99%) Active Directory
12 55 (8.68%) ITIL
13 53 (8.36%) Disclosure Scotland
14 47 (7.41%) Data Analysis
15 44 (6.94%) MS Excel
16 42 (6.62%) Oracle
17 41 (6.47%) Asset Management
18 40 (6.31%) Windows 7
19 38 (5.99%) Project Management
19 38 (5.99%) Retail
20 37 (5.84%) MS Office
21 36 (5.68%) SQL Server
22 34 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
22 34 (5.36%) User Stories
23 33 (5.21%) Degree
24 32 (5.05%) SCCM
25 31 (4.89%) Java
25 31 (4.89%) ETL
26 30 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
26 30 (4.73%) Citrix

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 25 (3.94%) SAS
2 21 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.15%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.63%) Confluence
8 3 (0.47%) CMS
8 3 (0.47%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Moodle
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.84%) MS Office
3 21 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.42%) MS Project
6 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.47%) Sonata
2 3 (0.47%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.32%) assyst
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.52%) Office 365
2 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.47%) Internet
2 15 (2.37%) DNS
3 13 (2.05%) DHCP
4 12 (1.89%) Firewall
5 9 (1.42%) WAN
6 8 (1.26%) LAN
6 8 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.95%) SAN
7 6 (0.95%) VPN
8 4 (0.63%) VLAN
9 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.47%) NAS
9 3 (0.47%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.47%) SSL
9 3 (0.47%) Wireless
10 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.32%) Skype
10 2 (0.32%) TACACS
10 2 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.05%) Big Data
5 12 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.10%) GIS
6 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.95%) QlikView
8 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.63%) MS Access
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.32%) QGIS
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.63%) JIRA
2 20 (3.15%) Selenium
3 10 (1.58%) WebDriver
4 9 (1.42%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.95%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.63%) JMeter
7 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.32%) Hudson
8 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.32%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.32%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.16%) Appium
9 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.16%) Protractor
General
1 184 (29.02%) Finance
2 101 (15.93%) Banking
3 38 (5.99%) Retail
4 28 (4.42%) Retail Banking
5 15 (2.37%) Legal
6 13 (2.05%) Law
6 13 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.58%) Marketing
8 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Front Office
10 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.15%) Web Services
2 16 (2.52%) XML
3 13 (2.05%) .NET
4 8 (1.26%) WSDL
4 8 (1.26%) XML Messaging
5 6 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.95%) HTML
6 4 (0.63%) CSS
6 4 (0.63%) jQuery
7 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.32%) Ajax
8 2 (0.32%) CSS3
8 2 (0.32%) HTML5
8 2 (0.32%) PostGIS
8 2 (0.32%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.16%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.16%) JPA
9 1 (0.16%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.31%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.37%) User Experience
5 12 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 11 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.42%) Clustering
7 9 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.95%) EPoS
9 6 (0.95%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.79%) NHS
11 4 (0.63%) Derivative
11 4 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.63%) iSeries
11 4 (0.63%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (14.83%) Windows
2 40 (6.31%) Windows 7
3 26 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (3.79%) Linux
4 24 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.15%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.68%) Unix
8 11 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.79%) AIX
10 5 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.63%) zOS
12 2 (0.32%) Android
12 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.32%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) MVS
13 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (15.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (13.09%) Business Analysis
4 70 (11.04%) Migration
5 55 (8.68%) ITIL
6 47 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 41 (6.47%) Asset Management
8 38 (5.99%) Project Management
9 34 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (5.36%) User Stories
10 31 (4.89%) ETL
11 30 (4.73%) Change Management
11 30 (4.73%) Scrum
12 28 (4.42%) BDD
12 28 (4.42%) Service Management
13 27 (4.26%) Data Management
14 26 (4.10%) Analytics
14 26 (4.10%) Data Modelling
14 26 (4.10%) Test Scripting
15 23 (3.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.62%) SQL
2 31 (4.89%) Java
3 17 (2.68%) Python
4 12 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.74%) C#
6 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.95%) C
8 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.47%) ABAP
10 3 (0.47%) VBA
11 2 (0.32%) JCL
11 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.32%) Perl
11 2 (0.32%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.32%) VB
12 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.16%) COBOL
12 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (5.21%) Degree
2 27 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.89%) ISEB
6 9 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.95%) CISSP
7 6 (0.95%) MCITP
7 6 (0.95%) MCSA
7 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.79%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.79%) MCSE
8 5 (0.79%) MCTS
8 5 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CGEIT
11 2 (0.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (3.15%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.15%) PMO
2 20 (3.15%) QA
3 7 (1.10%) MiFID
4 6 (0.95%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) Basel II
5 2 (0.32%) FATCA
5 2 (0.32%) FINREP
5 2 (0.32%) IFRS
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.16%) BS7666
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 57 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.37%) XenApp
4 10 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.63%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.63%) RACF
8 4 (0.63%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.63%) vSphere
9 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (5.05%) SCCM
2 6 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.79%) Netcool
3 5 (0.79%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) WSUS
5 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.32%) Puppet
6 2 (0.32%) QRadar
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.16%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 90 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.62%) Oracle
3 30 (4.73%) Citrix
4 28 (4.42%) VMware
5 23 (3.63%) Cisco
6 19 (3.00%) SAP
7 13 (2.05%) Teradata
8 12 (1.89%) IBM
9 11 (1.74%) Symantec
10 9 (1.42%) Bloomberg
10 9 (1.42%) Dell
11 6 (0.95%) CA
11 6 (0.95%) Intel Security
11 6 (0.95%) NetApp
11 6 (0.95%) Veritas
12 5 (0.79%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.79%) Google
12 5 (0.79%) HP
12 5 (0.79%) Qualys
12 5 (0.79%) Sourcefire
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