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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 48 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -23  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 74 115 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.89% 3.84% 5.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 4.56% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 78 115
Median daily rate £388 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -5.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1586 2520 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.30% 84.22% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1430 1305
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 -5 55 £400 +9.58% 6
Glasgow -5 12 £350 - 4
West Lothian +8 6 £350 +2.94%
Stirling +8 1 £400 -
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 55 (41.67%) Finance
2 40 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (29.55%) Project Management
4 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (22.73%) Banking
6 22 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 21 (15.91%) Data Analysis
8 19 (14.39%) Change Management
9 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
10 15 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (10.61%) SQL
11 14 (10.61%) User Stories
12 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
13 12 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (9.09%) Asset Management
13 12 (9.09%) Migration
13 12 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (8.33%) APMP
15 10 (7.58%) Risk Management
16 9 (6.82%) Legal
16 9 (6.82%) Programme Management
16 9 (6.82%) SAS
17 8 (6.06%) Data Modelling
17 8 (6.06%) Analytics
18 7 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
18 7 (5.30%) Process Improvement
18 7 (5.30%) QlikView
18 7 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing

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 9 (6.82%) SAS
2 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Sonata
2 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.76%) HFM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.76%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.30%) QlikView
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
1 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 55 (41.67%) Finance
2 30 (22.73%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Legal
4 7 (5.30%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (69.70%) Analyst
2 79 (59.85%) Business Analyst
3 26 (19.70%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.82%) Project Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 8 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (5.30%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.30%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) .NET
1 2 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 4 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) Equities
6 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Linux
1 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (29.55%) Project Management
3 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 21 (15.91%) Data Analysis
6 19 (14.39%) Change Management
7 15 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (10.61%) User Stories
9 12 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 12 (9.09%) Migration
10 10 (7.58%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.82%) Programme Management
12 8 (6.06%) Analytics
12 8 (6.06%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.30%) ITIL
13 7 (5.30%) Process Improvement
13 7 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.55%) Data Management
14 6 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.61%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) C
2 2 (1.52%) Java
2 2 (1.52%) JCL
2 2 (1.52%) VB
2 2 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) APMP
2 6 (4.55%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.52%) ISEB
3 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PMP
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.55%) MiFID
3 5 (3.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) COREP
4 1 (0.76%) EMIR
4 1 (0.76%) FATCA
4 1 (0.76%) FINREP
4 1 (0.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle
3 3 (2.27%) IBM
3 3 (2.27%) Tableau
4 2 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (0.76%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.76%) Charles River
5 1 (0.76%) Cognos
5 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.76%) Talend
5 1 (0.76%) Trillium
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric.com
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago