Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 819 1,144 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.69% 22.98% 17.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.48% 24.04% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 662 465
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -1.32%
10th Percentile £131 £225 £181
90th Percentile £455 £452 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 21
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +20.45% -11.23%
10th Percentile £12.65 £10.61 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.86
% change year-on-year - +4.31% -1.13%

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 4,970 4,758 4,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.58% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,707 2,696 2,421
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £534 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 143 119
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +22.48% -29.34%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -3 472 £363 - 55
Glasgow +1 240 £300 -7.69% 31
Renfrewshire -14 17 £270 -37.93%
Dundee 0 14 £110 -70.67% 1
West Lothian +8 11 £319 -1.92% 6
Stirling 0 9 £375 +41.51%
Aberdeen +6 8 £200 -23.81% 3
North Lanarkshire - 6 £133 -
Perth and Kinross +3 5 £350 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +6 3 - -
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £156 +56.25%
Highlands +3 2 - - 3
Fife +2 2 £175 - 1
Inverclyde -2 2 - -
Scottish Borders -2 1 £325 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 313 (38.22%) Finance
2 210 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (17.34%) Business Analysis
4 138 (16.85%) Banking
5 136 (16.61%) SQL
6 133 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (16.12%) Microsoft
8 101 (12.33%) Windows
9 94 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
10 89 (10.87%) Active Directory
11 82 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
12 77 (9.40%) ITIL
13 74 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
14 66 (8.06%) Test Automation
15 60 (7.33%) Data Analysis
16 59 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (6.72%) Workshop Facilitation
18 54 (6.59%) Migration
18 54 (6.59%) Asset Management
19 52 (6.35%) User Stories
20 51 (6.23%) Change Management
21 50 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 48 (5.86%) JIRA
23 46 (5.62%) PMO
24 45 (5.49%) Project Management
25 44 (5.37%) QA
26 43 (5.25%) SQL Server
27 42 (5.13%) Windows 7
27 42 (5.13%) Office 365
28 41 (5.01%) 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 33 (4.03%) SAS
2 26 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.81%) Confluence
4 18 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.85%) CMS
7 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.24%) Appian
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.12%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 94 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.49%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.12%) EViews
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.73%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.61%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.24%) Actimize
5 2 (0.24%) assyst
5 2 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.24%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.24%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.24%) Sonata
6 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.13%) Office 365
2 16 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (0.49%) IaaS
4 4 (0.49%) PaaS
4 4 (0.49%) SaaS
5 3 (0.37%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.24%) AdWords
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.24%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.24%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.93%) DNS
2 23 (2.81%) DHCP
3 14 (1.71%) Firewall
4 11 (1.34%) VPN
5 10 (1.22%) LAN
6 7 (0.85%) Internet
6 7 (0.85%) Skype
6 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.73%) VoIP
7 6 (0.73%) Wireless
8 5 (0.61%) WAN
9 4 (0.49%) Network Security
9 4 (0.49%) VLAN
10 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco ICM
11 2 (0.24%) DSL
11 2 (0.24%) SAN
11 2 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.34%) QlikView
5 8 (0.98%) Power BI
6 7 (0.85%) MS Access
6 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.61%) Base SAS
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.49%) DB2
9 4 (0.49%) MySQL
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.37%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (5.86%) JIRA
2 27 (3.30%) Selenium
3 18 (2.20%) HP UFT
4 17 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.22%) WinRunner
6 9 (1.10%) SoapUI
7 8 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.73%) JMeter
8 6 (0.73%) JUnit
8 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.61%) Hudson
10 4 (0.49%) Appium
10 4 (0.49%) Gatling
10 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.49%) JBehave
10 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.37%) Calabash
11 3 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.37%) TestRail
11 3 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 313 (38.22%) Finance
2 138 (16.85%) Banking
3 16 (1.95%) Legal
4 13 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.47%) Retail
5 12 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.22%) Front Office
7 8 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.85%) Advertising
8 7 (0.85%) Marketing
9 6 (0.73%) Billing
10 3 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.59%) SOAP
1 13 (1.59%) Web Services
1 13 (1.59%) XML
2 6 (0.73%) .NET
2 6 (0.73%) REST
3 5 (0.61%) HTML
4 4 (0.49%) COM
4 4 (0.49%) JSON
5 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.37%) CSS
5 3 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.37%) React
5 3 (0.37%) Spring
6 2 (0.24%) Ajax
6 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.24%) FpML
6 2 (0.24%) WSDL
6 2 (0.24%) XHTML
6 2 (0.24%) XSLT
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.93%) User Experience
3 18 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 11 (1.34%) PDA
7 10 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.22%) Clustering
7 10 (1.22%) CMDB
7 10 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
8 9 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (0.98%) Derivative
9 8 (0.98%) FMCG
9 8 (0.98%) iPhone
10 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.85%) Equities
10 7 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.85%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.33%) Windows
2 42 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 28 (3.42%) Windows 10
4 24 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.44%) Unix
7 19 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.95%) Linux
9 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.22%) AIX
11 7 (0.85%) Solaris
11 7 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.73%) Android
12 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.24%) zOS
16 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (17.34%) Business Analysis
3 133 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (9.40%) ITIL
5 66 (8.06%) Test Automation
6 60 (7.33%) Data Analysis
7 59 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (6.72%) Workshop Facilitation
9 54 (6.59%) Asset Management
9 54 (6.59%) Migration
10 52 (6.35%) User Stories
11 51 (6.23%) Change Management
12 50 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 45 (5.49%) Project Management
14 41 (5.01%) Analytics
14 41 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (4.88%) Scrum
16 39 (4.76%) Test Scripting
17 36 (4.40%) Waterfall
18 33 (4.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.61%) SQL
2 34 (4.15%) Java
3 30 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 19 (2.32%) VBA
5 16 (1.95%) Python
6 13 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.10%) C#
7 9 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.85%) R
9 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.49%) C
10 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.24%) C++
12 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.24%) Scala
12 2 (0.24%) VB
12 2 (0.24%) X++
12 2 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (4.03%) Degree
2 23 (2.81%) ISTQB
2 23 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.22%) CISSP
5 8 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.73%) CISA
7 6 (0.73%) ISEB
8 5 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.49%) CCNA
9 4 (0.49%) CCNP
9 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.49%) ISACA
9 4 (0.49%) MCSE
10 3 (0.37%) CISM
10 3 (0.37%) MCP
10 3 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.62%) PMO
2 44 (5.37%) QA
3 30 (3.66%) Data Quality
4 22 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (1.83%) GDPR
6 14 (1.71%) SLA
7 5 (0.61%) COBIT
7 5 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.61%) MiFID
8 4 (0.49%) FATCA
8 4 (0.49%) IFRS
8 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.37%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.12%) Basel II
11 1 (0.12%) FRS 29
11 1 (0.12%) PSD2
11 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 89 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.49%) vSphere
7 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
1 18 (2.20%) SCCM
2 14 (1.71%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.73%) Control-M
5 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.37%) Kibana
6 3 (0.37%) logstash
6 3 (0.37%) Malwarebytes
6 3 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.24%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.12%) Terraform
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 132 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.03%) VMware
3 24 (2.93%) Oracle
4 22 (2.69%) Citrix
4 22 (2.69%) ServiceNow
5 21 (2.56%) HP
6 19 (2.32%) Cisco
7 18 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.20%) Tableau
8 13 (1.59%) IBM
9 12 (1.47%) Veritas
10 11 (1.34%) McAfee
11 10 (1.22%) Ivanti
12 8 (0.98%) Apple
12 8 (0.98%) Charles River
12 8 (0.98%) Symantec
13 7 (0.85%) Dell
13 7 (0.85%) Google
13 7 (0.85%) Workday
14 6 (0.73%) Planview