Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,130 614 1,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.16% 16.74% 21.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.16% 17.59% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 379 704
Scotland median daily rate £361 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.15% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £147 £197
90th Percentile £475 £457 £462
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 12
Scotland median hourly rate £16.93 £16.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -10.24% +13.85%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.38 £13.13
90th Percentile £28.00 £52.12 £32.96
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

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 4,678 3,490 5,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.17% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,738 2,050 2,730
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 119 75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £42.58 £52.00 £46.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 806 £375 +7.14% 54
Glasgow +1 205 £325 +12.07% 37
Inverclyde 0 12 £325 -10.34% 4
Aberdeen +8 10 £220 +25.71%
Fife +4 10 £107 -59.81% 1
Stirling -1 10 £265 -29.33% 1
West Lothian +2 8 £270 -21.45% 8
Highlands 0 7 £115 +9.52% 1
Renfrewshire +30 5 £293 +6.45% 1
Scottish Borders +1 5 £325 -
North Lanarkshire 0 5 £325 +140.96% 1
Dundee -8 5 £388 +5.08% 6
South Ayrshire - 4 £225 -
South Lanarkshire -5 3 £100 -25.93% 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 £388 -
Midlothian - 2 £125 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 463 (40.97%) Finance
2 328 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (21.68%) Banking
4 238 (21.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 233 (20.62%) Business Analysis
6 179 (15.84%) SQL
7 162 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
8 139 (12.30%) Migration
9 113 (10.00%) User Stories
10 104 (9.20%) Microsoft
11 92 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 88 (7.79%) Data Analysis
13 80 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 70 (6.19%) Change Management
15 66 (5.84%) Oracle
16 65 (5.75%) Asset Management
17 64 (5.66%) Windows
18 62 (5.49%) Project Management
19 61 (5.40%) ITIL
19 61 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
20 59 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
20 59 (5.22%) Retail Banking
21 58 (5.13%) JIRA
22 57 (5.04%) Active Directory
22 57 (5.04%) PMO
23 55 (4.87%) PRINCE2
23 55 (4.87%) Data Migration
24 54 (4.78%) ETL
24 54 (4.78%) Scrum
25 52 (4.60%) MS Visio

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 30 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.04%) CMS
3 22 (1.95%) SAS
4 19 (1.68%) Confluence
4 19 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.27%) IIS
8 3 (0.27%) JBoss
9 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.18%) CICS
9 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.18%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.088%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 29 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 17 (1.50%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.62%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.27%) assyst
7 3 (0.27%) HFM
8 2 (0.18%) Sonata
9 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.088%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.088%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.33%) Office 365
2 10 (0.88%) Lucidchart
3 6 (0.53%) PaaS
3 6 (0.53%) SaaS
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.35%) IaaS
6 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.18%) Boomi
7 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.088%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.088%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.088%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.24%) Skype
2 13 (1.15%) DNS
3 11 (0.97%) DHCP
3 11 (0.97%) Firewall
4 9 (0.80%) Internet
4 9 (0.80%) LAN
5 8 (0.71%) WAN
6 7 (0.62%) VPN
7 6 (0.53%) Network Security
7 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.35%) HTTP
8 4 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.35%) SAN
8 4 (0.35%) SMS
8 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.27%) Intranet
9 3 (0.27%) IPsec
10 2 (0.18%) DMZ
10 2 (0.18%) MPLS
10 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (0.97%) Big Data
3 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
4 9 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.62%) DB2
7 6 (0.53%) Power BI
8 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.35%) GIS
9 4 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.27%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.27%) QlikView
10 3 (0.27%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (5.13%) JIRA
2 29 (2.57%) Selenium
3 13 (1.15%) Axure RP
4 11 (0.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 11 (0.97%) Cucumber
4 11 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 10 (0.88%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.62%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.44%) TestNG
7 5 (0.44%) XMLSpy
8 4 (0.35%) Appium
8 4 (0.35%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.35%) Gatling
8 4 (0.35%) JUnit
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.35%) Protractor
8 4 (0.35%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.27%) Gradle
9 3 (0.27%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 463 (40.97%) Finance
2 245 (21.68%) Banking
3 59 (5.22%) Retail Banking
4 25 (2.21%) Legal
5 21 (1.86%) Front Office
6 13 (1.15%) Billing
7 10 (0.88%) Marketing
8 9 (0.80%) Retail
9 6 (0.53%) Law
9 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.44%) Back Office
10 5 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.18%) Electronics
12 2 (0.18%) French Language
12 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.72%) XML
2 26 (2.30%) Web Services
3 15 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (1.15%) .NET
4 13 (1.15%) Gherkin
5 11 (0.97%) HTML
5 11 (0.97%) SOAP
6 6 (0.53%) REST
7 5 (0.44%) JSON
7 5 (0.44%) Swagger
7 5 (0.44%) XSLT
7 5 (0.44%) YAML
8 4 (0.35%) HTML5
8 4 (0.35%) Middleware
9 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.27%) CSS
9 3 (0.27%) Java EE
9 3 (0.27%) jQuery
10 2 (0.18%) CGI
10 2 (0.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 162 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.10%) User Experience
3 32 (2.83%) Fixed Income
4 31 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.57%) Equities
6 24 (2.12%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.50%) Credit Risk
8 14 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.24%) Derivative
9 9 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 9 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 9 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
11 6 (0.53%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.53%) iPhone
12 5 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.35%) FMCG
13 4 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.66%) Windows
2 27 (2.39%) Windows Server
3 22 (1.95%) Linux
4 20 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 17 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.62%) Android
8 7 (0.62%) Unix
8 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.18%) NetWare
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (21.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 233 (20.62%) Business Analysis
4 139 (12.30%) Migration
5 113 (10.00%) User Stories
6 92 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 88 (7.79%) Data Analysis
8 80 (7.08%) Test Automation
9 70 (6.19%) Change Management
10 65 (5.75%) Asset Management
11 62 (5.49%) Project Management
12 61 (5.40%) ITIL
13 55 (4.87%) Data Migration
13 55 (4.87%) PRINCE2
14 54 (4.78%) ETL
14 54 (4.78%) Scrum
15 50 (4.42%) Systems Analysis
16 49 (4.34%) GAP Analysis
17 48 (4.25%) Waterfall
18 45 (3.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 179 (15.84%) SQL
2 42 (3.72%) Java
3 24 (2.12%) C#
4 18 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 18 (1.59%) Python
5 14 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 8 (0.71%) C++
8 7 (0.62%) VB
8 7 (0.62%) VBA
9 6 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.35%) Perl
11 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.27%) COBOL
11 3 (0.27%) Groovy
12 2 (0.18%) C
12 2 (0.18%) PHP
12 2 (0.18%) R
12 2 (0.18%) Scala
12 2 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (3.45%) Degree
2 29 (2.57%) ISEB
3 23 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.53%) CISSP
7 6 (0.53%) MCSA
8 4 (0.35%) APMP
8 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.35%) MCSE
9 3 (0.27%) CISA
9 3 (0.27%) HND
9 3 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.27%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) CCNA
10 2 (0.18%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.04%) PMO
2 46 (4.07%) GDPR
3 38 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 34 (3.01%) QA
5 25 (2.21%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.50%) SLA
7 13 (1.15%) MiFID
8 11 (0.97%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.88%) FATCA
9 10 (0.88%) P3O
10 9 (0.80%) PSD2
11 4 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.18%) COBIT
13 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 1 (0.088%) EMIR
14 1 (0.088%) GAMP
14 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.35%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.088%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.42%) SCCM
2 7 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.44%) SCOM
3 5 (0.44%) WMI
4 2 (0.18%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.18%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.088%) Ansible
5 1 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.088%) Kibana
5 1 (0.088%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 104 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.84%) Oracle
3 27 (2.39%) Charles River
3 27 (2.39%) VMware
4 20 (1.77%) Sitecore
5 19 (1.68%) SAP
6 13 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.06%) Bloomberg
7 12 (1.06%) Cisco
7 12 (1.06%) IBM
7 12 (1.06%) ServiceNow
8 11 (0.97%) HP
8 11 (0.97%) Pega
9 10 (0.88%) Teradata
10 8 (0.71%) Citrix
10 8 (0.71%) Tableau
11 7 (0.62%) EMC
11 7 (0.62%) Planview
12 6 (0.53%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.53%) Lotus