Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 124 561 925
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 8.60% 13.27% 16.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.47% 13.88% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 328 549
Median daily rate £365 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £118 £215 £132
90th Percentile £452 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 18
Median hourly rate £20.36 £21.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% - +37.10%
10th Percentile £12.13 £13.63 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.38 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £15.76 £15.30
% change year-on-year +13.39% +3.01% -2.17%

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 1,310 4,042 5,242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.85% 95.58% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 2,270 2,905
Median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 120 145
Median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -24.73%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.43 £43.78 £44.71
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year +41.25% +11.86% -5.89%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 0 63 £388 +3.33% 8
Glasgow -11 44 £325 -7.14% 9
North Lanarkshire +3 3 £285 +103.57%
Renfrewshire -8 3 £268 -23.57%
West Lothian 0 2 £108 -60.73% 1
Stirling +7 1 £400 +77.78% 1
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £290 -42.00%
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 43 (34.68%) Public Sector
2 27 (21.77%) Finance
3 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.74%) Windows
5 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
6 20 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (14.52%) SQL
7 18 (14.52%) Data Analysis
8 17 (13.71%) ITIL
9 16 (12.90%) Business Analysis
10 14 (11.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (10.48%) Requirements Gathering
11 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (8.87%) Migration
13 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
14 9 (7.26%) Windows 10
15 8 (6.45%) Office 365
15 8 (6.45%) Analytics
15 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (6.45%) Data Modelling
15 8 (6.45%) CRM
15 8 (6.45%) Azure
16 7 (5.65%) Use Case
16 7 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (5.65%) Banking
16 7 (5.65%) Degree
16 7 (5.65%) Cisco
16 7 (5.65%) Validation
16 7 (5.65%) PMO

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 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.61%) Confluence
2 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.42%) Actimize
3 2 (1.61%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.61%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.45%) Azure
1 8 (6.45%) Office 365
2 4 (3.23%) SaaS
3 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.42%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.61%) AWS
4 2 (1.61%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) iTunes
5 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Power Automate
5 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.42%) VPN
2 2 (1.61%) LAN
2 2 (1.61%) Network Security
2 2 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) Skype
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.61%) QlikView
4 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.81%) GIS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) QGIS
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.81%) SimpleDB
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) JIRA
2 4 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.81%) Introscope
3 1 (0.81%) JMeter
3 1 (0.81%) Postman
3 1 (0.81%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (34.68%) Public Sector
2 27 (21.77%) Finance
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Publishing
5 3 (2.42%) French Language
5 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.61%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) SOAP
2 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) EDI
3 1 (0.81%) J2EE
3 1 (0.81%) Java EE
3 1 (0.81%) JAX-RS
3 1 (0.81%) REST
3 1 (0.81%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.23%) Equities
3 3 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.42%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) NHS
4 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.42%) Solaris
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.61%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.52%) Data Analysis
3 17 (13.71%) ITIL
4 16 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 13 (10.48%) Requirements Gathering
5 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.87%) Migration
7 8 (6.45%) Analytics
7 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.45%) CRM
7 8 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.65%) Use Case
8 7 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (5.65%) Validation
9 6 (4.84%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.84%) Functional Testing
9 6 (4.84%) Project Management
9 6 (4.84%) SDLC
9 6 (4.84%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.52%) SQL
2 5 (4.03%) C#
2 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.23%) Python
4 3 (2.42%) Perl
5 2 (1.61%) Java
5 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Delphi
6 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) HND
3 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) CISSP
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.61%) CISA
5 2 (1.61%) CISM
5 2 (1.61%) MCP
6 1 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) CCSP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (5.65%) PMO
3 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.42%) GDPR
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) NCSC
4 1 (0.81%) NIST
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.81%) QRadar
2 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.65%) Cisco
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 5 (4.03%) Tableau
5 4 (3.23%) Google
5 4 (3.23%) SAP
5 4 (3.23%) VMware
6 3 (2.42%) HP
7 2 (1.61%) Dell
7 2 (1.61%) F5
7 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.61%) Sage
7 2 (1.61%) Sun
7 2 (1.61%) Workday
8 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.81%) Apple
8 1 (0.81%) Informatica
8 1 (0.81%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.81%) Talend