Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Business Analysis
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 48 33
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 254 142 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.32% 3.77% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 4.52% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 93 175
Scotland median daily rate £381 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £457 £475 £480
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.71
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +2.29%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,070 3,139 4,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.18% 83.24% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,364 1,828 2,489
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £255 £250 £243
90th Percentile £547 £500 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 79
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% -7.92% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.63 £12.35
90th Percentile £38.96 £46.00 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +6 181 £388 +1.64% 12
Glasgow +10 57 £350 +7.69% 13
Aberdeen +5 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £350 - 2
Fife - 2 - - 4
Renfrewshire +25 1 - -
West Lothian +3 1 £350 +3.70%
Highlands -1 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 117 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (44.88%) Finance
3 69 (27.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (20.08%) Banking
5 47 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (18.11%) User Stories
6 46 (18.11%) Project Management
7 35 (13.78%) Migration
8 32 (12.60%) Change Management
9 28 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (9.84%) SQL
10 25 (9.84%) Process Improvement
11 24 (9.45%) Disclosure Scotland
11 24 (9.45%) PRINCE2
11 24 (9.45%) Microsoft
11 24 (9.45%) Data Analysis
12 20 (7.87%) Use Case
12 20 (7.87%) GAP Analysis
13 19 (7.48%) MS Visio
13 19 (7.48%) Business Process Improvement
14 18 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 18 (7.09%) Business Change Management
15 17 (6.69%) JIRA
15 17 (6.69%) Retail Banking
16 16 (6.30%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (6.30%) Sitecore
16 16 (6.30%) CMS
16 16 (6.30%) Scrum
16 16 (6.30%) SDLC
17 15 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Analysis
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 16 (6.30%) CMS
1 16 (6.30%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (2.76%) Confluence
3 3 (1.18%) SAS
3 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (7.48%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (3.54%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.79%) assyst
2 2 (0.79%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.54%) Lucidchart
2 3 (1.18%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) Firewall
2 1 (0.39%) MPLS
2 1 (0.39%) SMS
2 1 (0.39%) VPN
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.79%) Essbase
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.79%) Power BI
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.39%) Biml
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.39%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) OLTP
5 1 (0.39%) QlikView
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.69%) JIRA
2 11 (4.33%) Axure RP
3 10 (3.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (44.88%) Finance
2 51 (20.08%) Banking
3 17 (6.69%) Retail Banking
4 11 (4.33%) Legal
5 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.36%) Marketing
5 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.57%) Retail
7 3 (1.18%) Electronics
7 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 218 (85.83%) Analyst
2 193 (75.98%) Business Analyst
3 31 (12.20%) Digital Analyst
4 30 (11.81%) Digital Business Analyst
5 19 (7.48%) Agile Business Analyst
5 19 (7.48%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (5.51%) Lead Business Analyst
7 14 (5.51%) Systems Analyst
8 13 (5.12%) Project Analyst
9 11 (4.33%) Senior Business Analyst
10 10 (3.94%) Business Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) Developer
12 8 (3.15%) Banking Analyst
12 8 (3.15%) Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (3.15%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.76%) Salesforce Analyst
13 7 (2.76%) Salesforce Business Analyst
14 6 (2.36%) Data Business Analyst
14 6 (2.36%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.51%) Web Services
2 5 (1.97%) HTML
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.79%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) Entity Framework
3 2 (0.79%) Java EE
3 2 (0.79%) jQuery
3 2 (0.79%) RESTful
3 2 (0.79%) Spring
4 1 (0.39%) MDX
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.91%) User Experience
3 13 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.57%) iPad
4 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.18%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.18%) Derivative
5 3 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.79%) Equities
6 2 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.39%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.79%) Windows
1 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (18.11%) Project Management
3 46 (18.11%) User Stories
4 35 (13.78%) Migration
5 32 (12.60%) Change Management
6 28 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (9.84%) Process Improvement
8 24 (9.45%) Data Analysis
8 24 (9.45%) PRINCE2
9 20 (7.87%) GAP Analysis
9 20 (7.87%) Use Case
10 19 (7.48%) Business Process Improvement
11 18 (7.09%) Business Change Management
11 18 (7.09%) Waterfall
12 16 (6.30%) Scrum
12 16 (6.30%) SDLC
13 15 (5.91%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (5.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.84%) SQL
2 5 (1.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.79%) C
5 2 (0.79%) Java
5 2 (0.79%) VB
5 2 (0.79%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (5.91%) Degree
2 10 (3.94%) APMP
2 10 (3.94%) ISEB
3 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.39%) CCNA
5 1 (0.39%) CCNP
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CISSP
5 1 (0.39%) IIBA
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (5.12%) GDPR
3 5 (1.97%) PMO
3 5 (1.97%) QA
4 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.79%) EMIR
6 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.39%) FINREP
6 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.30%) Sitecore
3 15 (5.91%) Oracle
4 10 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.76%) SAP
6 4 (1.57%) Tableau
7 3 (1.18%) Teradata
8 2 (0.79%) IBM
8 2 (0.79%) Informatica
9 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.39%) Charles River
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco
9 1 (0.39%) Cognos
9 1 (0.39%) Northgate
9 1 (0.39%) Pega
9 1 (0.39%) Talend