Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 May 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.

Business Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 460 223 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.90% 6.22% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 6.53% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 156 264
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £305 £288
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £43.59
% change year-on-year +40.63% -26.59% +0.37%

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 4,931 3,415 5,141
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.26% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,917 1,983 2,827
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £528
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 90 90
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -42.46% +64.95%
10th Percentile £10.33 £11.30 £11.18
90th Percentile £43.35 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business 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 Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 May 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 +3 330 £400 -3.03% 13
Glasgow +25 108 £349 -7.00% 12
Stirling -5 3 £410 +17.14% 1
Renfrewshire -28 3 £285 -8.06%
West Lothian -2 2 £375 +7.14% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £325 -
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
Inverclyde -2 1 £313 -10.71%
Dundee -13 1 £450 +16.13% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £388 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Business 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 218 (47.39%) Finance
2 185 (40.22%) Business Analysis
3 151 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (30.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (26.52%) Banking
6 65 (14.13%) User Stories
7 54 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (10.22%) Data Analysis
8 47 (10.22%) Microsoft
9 43 (9.35%) Migration
10 39 (8.48%) Project Management
11 36 (7.83%) Data Modelling
12 34 (7.39%) Scrum
13 33 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (6.74%) Retail Banking
15 30 (6.52%) MS Visio
15 30 (6.52%) Waterfall
16 29 (6.30%) Target Operating Model
16 29 (6.30%) Asset Management
17 28 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
18 26 (5.65%) GAP Analysis
19 25 (5.43%) JIRA
20 23 (5.00%) Process Improvement
21 21 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
22 20 (4.35%) Use Case
23 19 (4.13%) Change Management
23 19 (4.13%) User Experience
23 19 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 19 (4.13%) GDPR
24 18 (3.91%) Oracle

Business 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 17 (3.70%) Confluence
2 9 (1.96%) SAS
3 2 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 21 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.87%) Sonata
4 3 (0.65%) HFM
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.43%) Maximo
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.22%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.87%) Broadband
1 4 (0.87%) Ethernet
1 4 (0.87%) Network Security
2 3 (0.65%) DSL
3 1 (0.22%) ATM
3 1 (0.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.43%) Essbase
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) Power BI
6 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (5.43%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) JBehave
2 2 (0.43%) JMeter
2 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
General
1 218 (47.39%) Finance
2 122 (26.52%) Banking
3 31 (6.74%) Retail Banking
4 13 (2.83%) Front Office
5 10 (2.17%) Retail
6 6 (1.30%) Billing
6 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.09%) Legal
7 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.87%) Back Office
8 4 (0.87%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.83%) Web Services
2 9 (1.96%) XML
3 4 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.43%) SOAP
5 1 (0.22%) CGI
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.13%) User Experience
3 16 (3.48%) Fixed Income
4 11 (2.39%) Equities
5 10 (2.17%) Derivative
6 9 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.09%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.09%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.43%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Clustering
11 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.22%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.43%) Windows
2 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (40.22%) Business Analysis
2 151 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (30.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (14.13%) User Stories
5 47 (10.22%) Data Analysis
6 43 (9.35%) Migration
7 39 (8.48%) Project Management
8 36 (7.83%) Data Modelling
9 34 (7.39%) Scrum
10 33 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (6.52%) Waterfall
12 29 (6.30%) Asset Management
12 29 (6.30%) Target Operating Model
13 28 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (5.65%) GAP Analysis
15 23 (5.00%) Process Improvement
16 20 (4.35%) Use Case
17 19 (4.13%) Change Management
17 19 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 17 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.26%) SQL
2 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
3 3 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.22%) C
4 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.22%) Perl
4 1 (0.22%) Python
4 1 (0.22%) R
4 1 (0.22%) VB
4 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (3.70%) Degree
2 6 (1.30%) ISEB
3 3 (0.65%) ACCA
3 3 (0.65%) IIBA
3 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) APMP
4 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.43%) CBAP
4 2 (0.43%) HND
4 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.22%) PMP
5 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.13%) GDPR
2 10 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.17%) MiFID
3 8 (1.74%) PSD2
3 8 (1.74%) QA
4 6 (1.30%) FATCA
4 6 (1.30%) PMO
4 6 (1.30%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.87%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.87%) EMIR
6 3 (0.65%) Basel II
6 3 (0.65%) IFRS
6 3 (0.65%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.91%) Oracle
3 5 (1.09%) Charles River
4 4 (0.87%) Pega
5 3 (0.65%) Cognos
5 3 (0.65%) FNZ
5 3 (0.65%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.43%) Automation Anywhere
6 2 (0.43%) Capita
6 2 (0.43%) IBM
6 2 (0.43%) Planview
6 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.43%) Teradata
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe
7 1 (0.22%) Casewise
7 1 (0.22%) Citrix
7 1 (0.22%) CODA
7 1 (0.22%) Google
7 1 (0.22%) Qualys