Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 499 726 1,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.14% 15.67% 23.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.91% 16.55% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 417 651
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £128 £134 £213
90th Percentile £488 £475 £473
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 28
Scotland median hourly rate £19.25 £17.75 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.84% -2.25%
10th Percentile £17.62 £12.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £20.27 £35.00 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% 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 3,587 4,388 4,667
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.73% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 2,493 2,732
Scotland median daily rate £425 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +7.59%
10th Percentile £153 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 108 109
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.23 £11.23
90th Percentile £45.28 £45.03 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%

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 17 February 2020.

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
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 17 February 2020. 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 0 290 £388 +3.33% 34
Glasgow -2 148 £334 +4.30% 28
Dundee -1 14 £350 +204.35% 4
North Lanarkshire +1 7 £130 +8.33% 4
Aberdeen -6 7 £273 +36.25% 7
Perth and Kinross 0 5 £440 +17.33%
Stirling -2 4 £350 -10.26% 3
West Lothian -3 4 £106 -69.64% 7
Renfrewshire -9 3 £328 +263.89%
South Lanarkshire +5 2 - -
Midlothian -3 2 £356 +216.67% 2
Highlands -7 2 £150 - 1
Fife -1 1 £325 - 2
Inverclyde -3 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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.

1 156 (31.26%) Public Sector
2 122 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (24.25%) Finance
4 82 (16.43%) SQL
5 75 (15.03%) Microsoft
6 68 (13.63%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (12.63%) Business Analysis
8 61 (12.22%) Banking
9 59 (11.82%) Windows
10 54 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (9.62%) Active Directory
12 46 (9.22%) JIRA
13 42 (8.42%) ITIL
14 38 (7.62%) Data Analysis
15 33 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (6.61%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
17 30 (6.01%) Windows 10
17 30 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
17 30 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
18 28 (5.61%) Office 365
19 27 (5.41%) Change Management
20 26 (5.21%) Oracle
20 26 (5.21%) HTTP
21 25 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (5.01%) SDLC
22 24 (4.81%) Test Scripting
22 24 (4.81%) Security Cleared
23 23 (4.61%) Project Management
23 23 (4.61%) Analytics

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 15 (3.01%) Confluence
2 12 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.00%) SAS
4 9 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.20%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.20%) CICS
9 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 30 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.40%) assyst
1 7 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Sonata
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.61%) Office 365
2 19 (3.81%) AWS
3 14 (2.81%) Azure
4 13 (2.61%) PaaS
5 11 (2.20%) SaaS
6 10 (2.00%) IaaS
6 10 (2.00%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.80%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.80%) GCP
9 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.60%) GitHub
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.21%) HTTP
2 21 (4.21%) SMTP
3 16 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.81%) DNS
5 13 (2.61%) Internet
6 12 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (1.80%) Firewall
7 9 (1.80%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.80%) Skype
9 3 (0.60%) DHCP
9 3 (0.60%) VPN
9 3 (0.60%) WAN
10 2 (0.40%) Broadband
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.40%) LAN
10 2 (0.40%) Network Security
10 2 (0.40%) SAN
11 1 (0.20%) Intranet
11 1 (0.20%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.61%) GIS
2 16 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.80%) Power BI
4 9 (1.80%) SimpleDB
5 8 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
6 6 (1.20%) QGIS
7 4 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.80%) QlikView
7 4 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.60%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.60%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (9.22%) JIRA
2 19 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.81%) Selenium
3 14 (2.81%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.00%) GoCD
5 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.80%) RStudio
5 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.40%) JUnit
7 2 (0.40%) Postman
8 1 (0.20%) GitLab
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 156 (31.26%) Public Sector
2 121 (24.25%) Finance
3 61 (12.22%) Banking
4 16 (3.21%) Retail
5 15 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Marketing
9 5 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.60%) Front Office
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.20%) Web Services
2 7 (1.40%) SOAP
3 5 (1.00%) .NET
4 4 (0.80%) REST
4 4 (0.80%) XML
5 3 (0.60%) JSON
5 3 (0.60%) Middleware
5 3 (0.60%) OLE
6 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.40%) CSS
6 2 (0.40%) Django
6 2 (0.40%) EDI
6 2 (0.40%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.40%) Spring
7 1 (0.20%) Ajax
7 1 (0.20%) Bokeh
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.20%) React
7 1 (0.20%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.20%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (2.81%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.60%) User Experience
6 6 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.00%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.80%) EPoS
8 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.60%) PKI
9 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.82%) Windows
2 30 (6.01%) Windows 10
3 20 (4.01%) Linux
4 16 (3.21%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.20%) Android
7 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.20%) Unix
8 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (12.63%) Business Analysis
3 54 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (8.42%) ITIL
5 38 (7.62%) Data Analysis
6 33 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (6.61%) Test Automation
7 31 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (5.41%) Change Management
9 25 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (5.01%) SDLC
10 24 (4.81%) Test Scripting
11 23 (4.61%) Analytics
11 23 (4.61%) Project Management
12 22 (4.41%) Migration
12 22 (4.41%) Security Operations
12 22 (4.41%) SIEM
13 21 (4.21%) ETL
13 21 (4.21%) Information Security
14 19 (3.81%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.43%) SQL
2 19 (3.81%) Python
3 10 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.60%) R
5 7 (1.40%) Java
5 7 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.20%) VBA
7 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.60%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.40%) C
10 2 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.01%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.40%) Degree
4 10 (2.00%) CISSP
5 9 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.80%) CISM
6 6 (1.20%) ISEB
7 5 (1.00%) CEH
7 5 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.80%) CISA
9 3 (0.60%) CRISC
9 3 (0.60%) GCIA
9 3 (0.60%) GPPA
9 3 (0.60%) HND
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.40%) CIPD
10 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 17 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.41%) QA
3 13 (2.61%) PMO
4 11 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.80%) GDPR
6 5 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.60%) SLA
8 2 (0.40%) IFRS
8 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.40%) NIST
8 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) FINREP
9 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.20%) NCSC
9 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.20%) BitLocker
3 4 (0.80%) vSphere
4 3 (0.60%) Docker
4 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.00%) SCCM
2 5 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 2 (0.40%) Ansible
3 2 (0.40%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.20%) Avamar
4 1 (0.20%) Control-M
4 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.20%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.21%) Oracle
3 16 (3.21%) IBM
4 14 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.20%) Tableau
6 10 (2.00%) SAP
7 7 (1.40%) CyberArk
7 7 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.20%) Ab Initio
8 6 (1.20%) Mitel
8 6 (1.20%) Splunk
9 5 (1.00%) Adobe
9 5 (1.00%) Cisco
9 5 (1.00%) VMware
9 5 (1.00%) Workday
10 4 (0.80%) Axway
10 4 (0.80%) Cognos
10 4 (0.80%) Google
10 4 (0.80%) Symantec
10 4 (0.80%) Vermilion