The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 445 519 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.28% 17.66% 30.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.21% 19.05% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 332 543
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £212 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £14.54 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  

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 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 321 £350 - 49
Glasgow 0 88 £331 +0.37% 31
Aberdeen -1 7 £256 +132.95% 3
Stirling -1 7 £475 +35.71%
Renfrewshire +33 4 £243 -11.00%
Fife +2 4 £323 - 1
Inverclyde +1 4 £363 +3.57%
Dundee +4 3 £120 -11.11%
Perthshire - 2 - -
West Lothian -9 1 £363 +0.69% 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £120 - 1
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 268 (35.54%) Finance
2 194 (25.73%) Banking
3 122 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (15.92%) Business Analysis
5 118 (15.65%) SQL
6 106 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
8 90 (11.94%) Retail
9 85 (11.27%) Windows
10 83 (11.01%) Microsoft
11 74 (9.81%) Migration
12 69 (9.15%) Retail Banking
13 68 (9.02%) Data Analysis
14 66 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
15 62 (8.22%) ITIL
16 60 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 52 (6.90%) Project Management
18 51 (6.76%) Oracle
19 49 (6.50%) SAS
20 46 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
20 46 (6.10%) Active Directory
20 46 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
21 44 (5.84%) Test Scripting
22 43 (5.70%) Asset Management
23 40 (5.31%) Change Management
24 39 (5.17%) MS Visio
24 39 (5.17%) Analytics
25 35 (4.64%) Test Automation
25 35 (4.64%) Java
26 33 (4.38%) Data Modelling

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 49 (6.50%) SAS
2 18 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.33%) CMS
6 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.66%) Confluence
7 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.13%) Moodle
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) SPSS
6 4 (0.53%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) SessionCam
2 3 (0.40%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.27%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.27%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.27%) Pega PRPC
3 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.80%) Office 365
2 5 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.59%) Internet
2 9 (1.19%) MPLS
2 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.06%) Firewall
4 7 (0.93%) LAN
4 7 (0.93%) VLAN
5 6 (0.80%) DHCP
5 6 (0.80%) DNS
5 6 (0.80%) WAN
6 4 (0.53%) SAN
6 4 (0.53%) SSL
7 3 (0.40%) NAS
7 3 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.40%) VPN
8 2 (0.27%) VoIP
8 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.13%) IPsec
9 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.39%) Big Data
4 15 (1.99%) QlikView
5 13 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 13 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.06%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.80%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.80%) GIS
10 5 (0.66%) MS Access
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.66%) Power BI
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.53%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.53%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.65%) JIRA
2 13 (1.72%) Selenium
3 12 (1.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.80%) JMeter
4 6 (0.80%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.66%) HP UFT
5 5 (0.66%) SpecFlow
5 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.66%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.53%) Calabash
6 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.40%) Appium
7 3 (0.40%) Gatling
7 3 (0.40%) JBehave
7 3 (0.40%) JUnit
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.27%) XMLSpy
General
1 268 (35.54%) Finance
2 194 (25.73%) Banking
3 90 (11.94%) Retail
4 69 (9.15%) Retail Banking
5 20 (2.65%) Legal
6 19 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.59%) Marketing
8 10 (1.33%) Back Office
9 8 (1.06%) Front Office
10 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Law
11 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.53%) Publishing
12 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.65%) Web Services
2 10 (1.33%) .NET
2 10 (1.33%) XML
3 8 (1.06%) HTML
4 6 (0.80%) CSS
5 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.40%) RESTful
5 3 (0.40%) WSDL
5 3 (0.40%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.27%) Ajax
6 2 (0.27%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.27%) jQuery
7 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.13%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.13%) J2EE
7 1 (0.13%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.13%) Spring
7 1 (0.13%) Swagger
7 1 (0.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 98 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.85%) Credit Risk
3 14 (1.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.46%) User Experience
5 10 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 7 (0.93%) Derivative
7 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 7 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.80%) Market Risk
8 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.66%) EMC VNX
9 5 (0.66%) NHS
9 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.53%) Clustering
11 3 (0.40%) PMI
11 3 (0.40%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.27%) Windows
2 26 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 24 (3.18%) Linux
4 20 (2.65%) Unix
5 19 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.12%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.66%) Solaris
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (15.92%) Business Analysis
3 106 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (9.81%) Migration
5 68 (9.02%) Data Analysis
6 62 (8.22%) ITIL
7 60 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 52 (6.90%) Project Management
9 44 (5.84%) Test Scripting
10 43 (5.70%) Asset Management
11 40 (5.31%) Change Management
12 39 (5.17%) Analytics
13 35 (4.64%) Test Automation
14 33 (4.38%) Data Modelling
14 33 (4.38%) ETL
15 30 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (3.71%) Data Management
17 27 (3.58%) User Stories
18 26 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
18 26 (3.45%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (15.65%) SQL
2 35 (4.64%) Java
3 26 (3.45%) Python
4 15 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.46%) C#
6 9 (1.19%) VB
7 8 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.93%) VBA
9 6 (0.80%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.53%) R
11 3 (0.40%) C
11 3 (0.40%) Delphi
11 3 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.27%) ABAP
12 2 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.27%) JCL
12 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (4.11%) Degree
2 21 (2.79%) ISEB
2 21 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 13 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.46%) CISSP
6 7 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.53%) MCSA
8 4 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.53%) PhD
9 3 (0.40%) APMP
9 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.40%) CRISC
9 3 (0.40%) MCP
9 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.39%) PMO
4 15 (1.99%) MiFID
5 11 (1.46%) QA
6 9 (1.19%) SLA
7 6 (0.80%) COBIT
7 6 (0.80%) EMIR
8 5 (0.66%) FATCA
9 4 (0.53%) GDPR
9 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.27%) COREP
11 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.27%) FINREP
12 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.13%) IFRS
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 46 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.46%) XenApp
3 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.53%) vSphere
7 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.27%) RACF
9 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (2.92%) SCCM
2 11 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.27%) DameWare
3 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.27%) QRadar
3 2 (0.27%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.13%) FlexNet
4 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.13%) Netcool
4 1 (0.13%) OpenView
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 83 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.76%) Oracle
3 19 (2.52%) Citrix
4 16 (2.12%) Teradata
5 15 (1.99%) VMware
6 13 (1.72%) SAP
7 12 (1.59%) Tableau
8 10 (1.33%) Avaya
8 10 (1.33%) HP
8 10 (1.33%) IBM
9 9 (1.19%) Apple
9 9 (1.19%) Cisco
10 8 (1.06%) Polycom
11 6 (0.80%) EMC
12 5 (0.66%) arcserve
12 5 (0.66%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.66%) Google
12 5 (0.66%) Informatica
12 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.66%) TSYS
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