Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 17 28
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 361 317 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.57% 7.31% 6.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.90% 7.68% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 197 257
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £298 £305 £288
90th Percentile £475 £480 £479
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% -17.11%

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 5,229 4,126 5,037
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.13% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,359 2,885
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £237 £227 £231
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 106 111
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.96% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -4 246 £396 +5.60% 16
Glasgow +2 90 £350 - 5
Stirling -5 3 £410 +17.14%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 - -
West Lothian -2 2 £375 +7.14% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £336 -
Dundee -11 1 £450 +63.64%
Renfrewshire -50 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 166 (45.98%) Finance
2 162 (44.88%) Business Analysis
3 127 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (26.59%) Banking
6 48 (13.30%) User Stories
7 46 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (8.03%) Migration
8 29 (8.03%) Microsoft
9 27 (7.48%) Project Management
10 25 (6.93%) Data Analysis
10 25 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (6.65%) Scrum
12 23 (6.37%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (6.09%) MS Visio
14 21 (5.82%) Asset Management
14 21 (5.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 19 (5.26%) Waterfall
15 19 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
15 19 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
16 17 (4.71%) JIRA
17 16 (4.43%) User Experience
18 15 (4.16%) CRM
19 14 (3.88%) Change Management
19 14 (3.88%) GAP Analysis
20 13 (3.60%) Process Improvement
20 13 (3.60%) Data Mapping
21 12 (3.32%) Kanban
21 12 (3.32%) Confluence

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 12 (3.32%) Confluence
2 10 (2.77%) SAS
3 2 (0.55%) Appian
Applications
1 22 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 19 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.39%) Sonata
3 2 (0.55%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.11%) Broadband
1 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 3 (0.83%) DSL
2 3 (0.83%) Internet
2 3 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.28%) ATM
3 1 (0.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.83%) DB2
2 3 (0.83%) MS Access
2 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (4.71%) JIRA
2 2 (0.55%) JBehave
2 2 (0.55%) JMeter
2 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
General
1 166 (45.98%) Finance
2 96 (26.59%) Banking
3 12 (3.32%) Retail Banking
4 11 (3.05%) Retail
5 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.66%) Front Office
8 5 (1.39%) Billing
8 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.11%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Legal
11 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Marketing
11 2 (0.55%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.66%) Web Services
2 5 (1.39%) XML
3 2 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.28%) COM
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.28%) FpML
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.43%) User Experience
3 11 (3.05%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.77%) Derivative
4 10 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.94%) Minimum Viable Product
6 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.39%) Equities
8 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.11%) FMCG
9 3 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.83%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.28%) Clustering
10 1 (0.28%) iPad
10 1 (0.28%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.28%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.11%) Windows
2 2 (0.55%) Unix
3 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (44.88%) Business Analysis
2 127 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (13.30%) User Stories
5 29 (8.03%) Migration
6 27 (7.48%) Project Management
7 25 (6.93%) Data Analysis
7 25 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (6.65%) Scrum
9 23 (6.37%) Data Modelling
9 23 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (5.82%) Asset Management
10 21 (5.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
11 19 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.16%) CRM
13 14 (3.88%) Change Management
13 14 (3.88%) GAP Analysis
14 13 (3.60%) Data Mapping
14 13 (3.60%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.05%) SQL
2 3 (0.83%) C
2 3 (0.83%) Java
3 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.28%) VB
4 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (1.66%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) ACCA
2 3 (0.83%) CBAP
2 3 (0.83%) IIBA
2 3 (0.83%) ISEB
2 3 (0.83%) PMP
3 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.28%) HND
4 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.32%) GDPR
2 10 (2.77%) QA
3 8 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.94%) MiFID
5 6 (1.66%) PMO
6 4 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.11%) EMIR
6 4 (1.11%) PSD2
7 3 (0.83%) Basel II
7 3 (0.83%) FATCA
7 3 (0.83%) IFRS
7 3 (0.83%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.83%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle
3 3 (0.83%) Automation Anywhere
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos
3 3 (0.83%) SAP
3 3 (0.83%) UiPath
4 2 (0.55%) Calypso
4 2 (0.55%) Charles River
4 2 (0.55%) Citrix
4 2 (0.55%) FNZ
4 2 (0.55%) OutSystems
4 2 (0.55%) Pega
4 2 (0.55%) Planview
4 2 (0.55%) Teradata
5 1 (0.28%) Casewise
5 1 (0.28%) Google
5 1 (0.28%) Lotus
5 1 (0.28%) Qualys
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.28%) StatPro