Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1159 747 1531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.06% 17.33% 24.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.18% 18.31% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 459 889
Scotland median daily rate £350 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% -2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £181 £215
90th Percentile £453 £488 £457
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 30
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £14.43 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -11.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £10.61 £9.25 £9.18
90th Percentile £26.50 £52.00 £33.71
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -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 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +2 810 £363 - 45
Glasgow -1 214 £325 +8.33% 37
Renfrewshire +36 20 £435 +59.63%
Inverclyde 0 16 £325 -5.45%
Aberdeen 0 16 £263 -20.45%
Stirling 0 15 £265 -15.20% 2
West Lothian +1 12 £325 +2.36%
Dundee +10 6 £375 +28.21% 1
Fife -2 4 - - 2
South Lanarkshire -4 3 £100 -25.93%
Highlands -5 3 £115 -
South Ayrshire +6 2 £168 -58.13%
Perthshire - 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire 0 1 £275 +37.50%
Perth and Kinross -3 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 - 2
Midlothian - 1 £153 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 450 (38.83%) Finance
2 305 (26.32%) Banking
3 302 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 189 (16.31%) Business Analysis
6 183 (15.79%) SQL
7 148 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
8 135 (11.65%) Migration
9 118 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 102 (8.80%) Retail Banking
11 97 (8.37%) User Stories
12 88 (7.59%) Microsoft
13 80 (6.90%) Windows
14 77 (6.64%) Oracle
15 72 (6.21%) Data Analysis
16 66 (5.69%) Test Scripting
17 62 (5.35%) ITIL
18 60 (5.18%) Change Management
18 60 (5.18%) JIRA
18 60 (5.18%) Test Automation
19 59 (5.09%) Active Directory
20 58 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
20 58 (5.00%) Project Management
21 57 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
22 55 (4.75%) SQL Server
23 49 (4.23%) Asset Management
23 49 (4.23%) Java
24 48 (4.14%) Data Migration
25 47 (4.06%) PRINCE2
25 47 (4.06%) 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 44 (3.80%) SAS
2 28 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.16%) CMS
4 23 (1.98%) Confluence
5 20 (1.73%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (1.47%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.52%) JBoss
9 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.35%) IIS
11 3 (0.26%) CICS
11 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.17%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 58 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.12%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.60%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.17%) assyst
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.17%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.17%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.086%) HFM
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.90%) Office 365
2 10 (0.86%) Lucidchart
3 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.35%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.17%) Boomi
7 2 (0.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.086%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.086%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.086%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.086%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.086%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.38%) Skype
2 14 (1.21%) DNS
3 12 (1.04%) DHCP
4 11 (0.95%) Internet
4 11 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.78%) Firewall
6 7 (0.60%) SAN
7 6 (0.52%) Network Security
7 6 (0.52%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.43%) LAN
9 4 (0.35%) Broadband
9 4 (0.35%) SMS
9 4 (0.35%) VPN
10 3 (0.26%) Intranet
10 3 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.26%) WAN
10 3 (0.26%) Wireless
11 2 (0.17%) DMZ
11 2 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.29%) Big Data
4 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.78%) Power BI
8 7 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.43%) QlikView
10 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.35%) DB2
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (5.18%) JIRA
2 22 (1.90%) Selenium
3 15 (1.29%) Cucumber
4 14 (1.21%) SoapUI
5 13 (1.12%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 11 (0.95%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.69%) Appium
8 8 (0.69%) Calabash
8 8 (0.69%) Gatling
8 8 (0.69%) JBehave
8 8 (0.69%) JMeter
8 8 (0.69%) JUnit
9 7 (0.60%) XMLSpy
10 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.35%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 450 (38.83%) Finance
2 305 (26.32%) Banking
3 102 (8.80%) Retail Banking
4 23 (1.98%) Legal
5 15 (1.29%) Front Office
6 12 (1.04%) Back Office
6 12 (1.04%) Billing
6 12 (1.04%) Marketing
6 12 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.78%) Retail
8 7 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (0.60%) Law
9 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.43%) Local Government
11 3 (0.26%) Electronics
11 3 (0.26%) French Language
11 3 (0.26%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.45%) XML
2 24 (2.07%) Web Services
3 20 (1.73%) .NET
4 12 (1.04%) SOAP
5 11 (0.95%) HTML
6 7 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.60%) Java EE
7 6 (0.52%) REST
7 6 (0.52%) Swagger
7 6 (0.52%) XSLT
8 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.43%) jQuery
8 5 (0.43%) JSON
8 5 (0.43%) YAML
9 4 (0.35%) CSS
9 4 (0.35%) Drools
9 4 (0.35%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.35%) HTML5
9 4 (0.35%) Middleware
9 4 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 29 (2.50%) User Experience
3 24 (2.07%) Credit Risk
4 20 (1.73%) Fixed Income
5 18 (1.55%) Equities
6 13 (1.12%) Virtual Team
7 10 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 10 (0.86%) Derivative
8 9 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 9 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 8 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (0.60%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.43%) FMCG
11 5 (0.43%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.35%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.90%) Windows
2 28 (2.42%) Windows Server
3 26 (2.24%) Linux
4 21 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.12%) Unix
8 10 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.35%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 189 (16.31%) Business Analysis
4 135 (11.65%) Migration
5 118 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 97 (8.37%) User Stories
7 72 (6.21%) Data Analysis
8 66 (5.69%) Test Scripting
9 62 (5.35%) ITIL
10 60 (5.18%) Change Management
10 60 (5.18%) Test Automation
11 58 (5.00%) Project Management
12 49 (4.23%) Asset Management
13 48 (4.14%) Data Migration
14 47 (4.06%) PRINCE2
15 44 (3.80%) Scrum
16 43 (3.71%) ETL
17 41 (3.54%) Workflow
18 40 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
18 40 (3.45%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (15.79%) SQL
2 49 (4.23%) Java
3 32 (2.76%) Python
4 23 (1.98%) C#
5 17 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.29%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 11 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.95%) VB
9 10 (0.86%) VBA
10 8 (0.69%) C++
10 8 (0.69%) Ruby
11 5 (0.43%) R
12 4 (0.35%) C
13 3 (0.26%) COBOL
13 3 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.26%) Perl
13 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.26%) VBScript
14 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (4.06%) Degree
2 26 (2.24%) ISTQB
3 24 (2.07%) ISEB
4 14 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.60%) MCSA
8 6 (0.52%) CISSP
8 6 (0.52%) HND
8 6 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.43%) MCSE
9 5 (0.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.35%) CIMA
10 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.26%) MCP
11 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.80%) PMO
2 37 (3.19%) GDPR
3 34 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (2.42%) QA
5 22 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.64%) SLA
7 17 (1.47%) MiFID
8 10 (0.86%) P3O
9 8 (0.69%) FATCA
10 7 (0.60%) EMIR
11 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.43%) PSD2
11 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.26%) COBIT
12 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.086%) Basel II
14 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 59 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.086%) vSphere
8 1 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (1.21%) SCCM
2 5 (0.43%) SCOM
3 4 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.17%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.17%) WMI
4 2 (0.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.086%) Ansible
5 1 (0.086%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.086%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.086%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.086%) Kibana
5 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.086%) OpenView
5 1 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.086%) Simpana
5 1 (0.086%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.086%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 88 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.64%) Oracle
3 30 (2.59%) SAP
4 25 (2.16%) VMware
5 21 (1.81%) Sitecore
6 19 (1.64%) Charles River
7 17 (1.47%) HP
7 17 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.29%) JD Edwards
9 14 (1.21%) Teradata
10 13 (1.12%) IBM
10 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.04%) Cisco
12 10 (0.86%) Citrix
13 8 (0.69%) Cognos
13 8 (0.69%) EMC
14 7 (0.60%) Pega
14 7 (0.60%) Tableau
15 6 (0.52%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.52%) Lotus