Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £337 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 971 892 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.66% 20.70% 18.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.54% 21.72% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 530 637
Scotland median daily rate £337 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.86% - -
10th Percentile £128 £219 £213
90th Percentile £452 £450 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 23
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +12.32% -9.51%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.65 £10.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.75 £19.45
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.88
% change year-on-year -3.23% +4.17% -0.80%

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 5,238 4,106 4,939
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 95.29% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,955 2,358 2,833
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +1.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £238 £231 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 104 113
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.32 £10.26
90th Percentile £41.63 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 565 £363 +3.57% 46
Glasgow -2 258 £313 -3.85% 25
Renfrewshire -27 35 £275 -36.78%
Stirling 0 19 £450 +2.27% 2
West Lothian +9 16 £263 -19.23% 5
Dundee -2 13 £195 +10.64% 4
Aberdeen +5 8 £225 -14.29% 3
North Lanarkshire +2 7 £125 - 1
Inverclyde +1 5 £168 -50.37% 1
Fife -3 4 £140 -56.51% 2
West Dunbartonshire +2 3 - -
South Lanarkshire -2 3 £269 +123.96%
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Perth and Kinross 0 2 £315 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £98 -
Highlands - 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 - 1
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 371 (38.21%) Finance
2 232 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (18.13%) Business Analysis
4 174 (17.92%) SQL
4 174 (17.92%) Microsoft
5 170 (17.51%) Banking
6 153 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 130 (13.39%) Windows
8 117 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
9 112 (11.53%) Active Directory
10 83 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
11 78 (8.03%) Test Automation
12 74 (7.62%) Data Analysis
12 74 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (7.52%) User Stories
14 72 (7.42%) Test Scripting
14 72 (7.42%) Microsoft Excel
15 68 (7.00%) Migration
16 67 (6.90%) ITIL
17 60 (6.18%) Change Management
17 60 (6.18%) Project Management
18 58 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 58 (5.97%) Windows 7
19 53 (5.46%) Asset Management
20 52 (5.36%) Office 365
21 51 (5.25%) VMware
22 50 (5.15%) Oracle
23 49 (5.05%) JIRA
24 48 (4.94%) Security Cleared
25 45 (4.63%) Waterfall

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 31 (3.19%) SAS
2 29 (2.99%) Confluence
3 22 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.72%) CMS
6 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.21%) Appian
9 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.10%) Apache
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.10%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 83 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (7.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.44%) Sonata
2 12 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.41%) MultiFonds
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.41%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.31%) assyst
6 3 (0.31%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.21%) Actimize
7 2 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.36%) Office 365
2 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.72%) IaaS
3 7 (0.72%) PaaS
3 7 (0.72%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.21%) GitHub
4 2 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.21%) npm
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.10%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.10%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.71%) DHCP
2 34 (3.50%) DNS
3 13 (1.34%) Firewall
4 11 (1.13%) VPN
5 8 (0.82%) LAN
6 7 (0.72%) Network Security
6 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.62%) Broadband
7 6 (0.62%) VoIP
7 6 (0.62%) WAN
8 5 (0.51%) Internet
8 5 (0.51%) SMS
8 5 (0.51%) Wireless
9 4 (0.41%) Cisco ICM
9 4 (0.41%) DSL
9 4 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.41%) Skype
10 3 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (0.93%) MS Access
5 8 (0.82%) QlikView
5 8 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.62%) Power BI
8 5 (0.51%) DB2
8 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.41%) MySQL
9 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.31%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.31%) GIS
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.31%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 49 (5.05%) JIRA
2 35 (3.60%) Selenium
3 28 (2.88%) HP UFT
4 25 (2.57%) WinRunner
5 16 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.13%) SoapUI
7 9 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.82%) JMeter
8 8 (0.82%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.72%) TestDirector
10 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.41%) MSI
13 3 (0.31%) Appium
13 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.31%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.31%) Subversion
13 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 371 (38.21%) Finance
2 170 (17.51%) Banking
3 20 (2.06%) Retail Banking
4 16 (1.65%) Legal
4 16 (1.65%) Retail
5 15 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.03%) Billing
9 8 (0.82%) Front Office
9 8 (0.82%) German Language
10 7 (0.72%) Advertising
10 7 (0.72%) Law
11 6 (0.62%) French Language
12 5 (0.51%) Back Office
12 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.51%) Marketing
13 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.06%) XML
2 15 (1.54%) Web Services
3 11 (1.13%) SOAP
4 8 (0.82%) .NET
5 5 (0.51%) HTML
6 4 (0.41%) CSS
6 4 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.31%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.31%) COM
7 3 (0.31%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.31%) Gherkin
7 3 (0.31%) Kafka
7 3 (0.31%) React
7 3 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.21%) jQuery
8 2 (0.21%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.78%) Clustering
3 26 (2.68%) PDA
3 26 (2.68%) User Experience
4 18 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (1.44%) Fixed Income
6 13 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.13%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.13%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (1.03%) Derivative
8 10 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
9 9 (0.93%) Equities
10 7 (0.72%) FMCG
10 7 (0.72%) iPhone
11 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 130 (13.39%) Windows
2 58 (5.97%) Windows 7
3 37 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (3.19%) Unix
6 30 (3.09%) Linux
7 27 (2.78%) AIX
7 27 (2.78%) Windows Server
8 25 (2.57%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.03%) Android
10 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.21%) zOS
15 1 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (18.13%) Business Analysis
3 153 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (8.03%) Test Automation
5 74 (7.62%) Data Analysis
5 74 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (7.52%) User Stories
7 72 (7.42%) Test Scripting
8 68 (7.00%) Migration
9 67 (6.90%) ITIL
10 60 (6.18%) Change Management
10 60 (6.18%) Project Management
11 58 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 53 (5.46%) Asset Management
13 45 (4.63%) Waterfall
14 43 (4.43%) Software Testing
15 38 (3.91%) Scrum
16 37 (3.81%) Data Modelling
17 35 (3.60%) Analytics
17 35 (3.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 174 (17.92%) SQL
2 36 (3.71%) Java
3 20 (2.06%) PowerShell
4 19 (1.96%) Python
5 13 (1.34%) VBA
6 11 (1.13%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.13%) T-SQL
7 7 (0.72%) C#
8 5 (0.51%) C
8 5 (0.51%) R
9 4 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.41%) VB
10 3 (0.31%) Scala
10 3 (0.31%) X++
11 2 (0.21%) Java 8
11 2 (0.21%) PHP
11 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.10%) Perl
12 1 (0.10%) RPG
Qualifications
1 48 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 43 (4.43%) ISTQB
3 42 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.50%) Degree
5 15 (1.54%) ISEB
6 12 (1.24%) CISSP
7 8 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.62%) MCSA
9 6 (0.62%) MCSE
10 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.51%) CBAP
10 5 (0.51%) CISA
10 5 (0.51%) HND
10 5 (0.51%) IIBA
10 5 (0.51%) ISACA
10 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.41%) CISM
11 4 (0.41%) MCITP
11 4 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.22%) QA
2 40 (4.12%) PMO
3 30 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (2.88%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.85%) GDPR
6 13 (1.34%) SLA
7 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.51%) MiFID
7 5 (0.51%) SSAE 16
8 4 (0.41%) PSD2
9 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.31%) EMIR
10 2 (0.21%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.21%) FATCA
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.10%) P3O
11 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 112 (11.53%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
2 34 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.41%) vSphere
7 2 (0.21%) RACF
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (3.09%) HP ALM
2 25 (2.57%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (2.06%) SCCM
5 4 (0.41%) Netcool
6 3 (0.31%) Control-M
6 3 (0.31%) Kibana
6 3 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.21%) Ansible
7 2 (0.21%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.21%) CASB
7 2 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.21%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.21%) logstash
7 2 (0.21%) Malwarebytes
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 174 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.25%) VMware
3 50 (5.15%) Oracle
4 39 (4.02%) Citrix
5 34 (3.50%) HP
6 27 (2.78%) Veritas
7 26 (2.68%) McAfee
8 23 (2.37%) Cisco
9 22 (2.27%) Ivanti
10 18 (1.85%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.13%) Symantec
12 10 (1.03%) Charles River
12 10 (1.03%) FNZ
12 10 (1.03%) Tableau
13 9 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.82%) SAP
15 7 (0.72%) Apple
15 7 (0.72%) Avaya
16 6 (0.62%) Sophos
16 6 (0.62%) Teradata