Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 11 35
Rank change year-on-year -28 +24 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 253 492 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.84% 9.94% 5.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 10.40% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 286 148
Scotland median daily rate £394 £390 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +7.96% -2.03%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £288
90th Percentile £488 £488 £482
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - -1.41% +8.98%

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 4,970 4,732 3,949
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.63% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,724 2,721 2,305
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -
10th Percentile £220 £225 £223
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 136 116
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -17.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.43 £43.50 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -16 164 £410 +2.50% 9
Glasgow -35 66 £350 - 10
West Dunbartonshire - 3 - -
Fife +6 2 - -
West Lothian +2 2 £350 -
Stirling 0 2 £415 +66.00%
Perth and Kinross 0 1 £400 +3.23%
Dundee -6 1 £450 +16.13% 1
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £336 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 125 (49.41%) Business Analysis
2 119 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (44.27%) Finance
4 71 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (21.74%) Banking
6 45 (17.79%) Workshop Facilitation
7 37 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (13.44%) User Stories
9 28 (11.07%) Scrum
10 22 (8.70%) Migration
11 21 (8.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 19 (7.51%) JIRA
13 17 (6.72%) Data Analysis
13 17 (6.72%) User Experience
13 17 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.32%) Acceptance Criteria
14 16 (6.32%) Process Improvement
14 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (5.93%) SQL
16 14 (5.53%) Change Management
16 14 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.53%) Kanban
17 13 (5.14%) Asset Management
17 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
17 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
17 13 (5.14%) Microsoft
18 12 (4.74%) Workflow
18 12 (4.74%) Degree
18 12 (4.74%) QA
18 12 (4.74%) Investment Management

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 8 (3.16%) Confluence
2 4 (1.58%) SAS
3 3 (1.19%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.79%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (0.79%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.40%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.40%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) Internet
1 3 (1.19%) NAS
2 2 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.79%) DB2
3 2 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (7.51%) JIRA
2 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.19%) Maven
3 1 (0.40%) Hudson
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 112 (44.27%) Finance
2 55 (21.74%) Banking
3 7 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.37%) Front Office
5 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
7 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.98%) XML
2 4 (1.58%) SOAP
3 3 (1.19%) Kafka
3 3 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.19%) REST
4 2 (0.79%) FpML
4 2 (0.79%) React
4 2 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.40%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.72%) User Experience
3 9 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.16%) FMCG
5 6 (2.37%) Derivative
5 6 (2.37%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.58%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.58%) Equities
6 4 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.19%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.37%) Windows
2 3 (1.19%) Linux
2 3 (1.19%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (49.41%) Business Analysis
2 119 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (17.79%) Workshop Facilitation
5 34 (13.44%) User Stories
6 28 (11.07%) Scrum
7 22 (8.70%) Migration
8 21 (8.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 17 (6.72%) Data Analysis
9 17 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (6.32%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (6.32%) Process Improvement
11 14 (5.53%) Change Management
11 14 (5.53%) Kanban
11 14 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (5.14%) Asset Management
12 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
13 12 (4.74%) Investment Management
13 12 (4.74%) Waterfall
13 12 (4.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.93%) SQL
2 3 (1.19%) Java
2 3 (1.19%) Perl
2 3 (1.19%) Python
3 2 (0.79%) C
3 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (4.74%) Degree
2 6 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.58%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.40%) CBAP
6 1 (0.40%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.40%) CISA
6 1 (0.40%) CISSP
6 1 (0.40%) CRISC
6 1 (0.40%) IIBA
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) QA
2 11 (4.35%) GDPR
3 5 (1.98%) MiFID
4 4 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.19%) FATCA
5 3 (1.19%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.79%) IFRS
7 1 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.40%) Basel II
7 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.40%) EMIR
7 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.40%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) PSD2
7 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.40%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) Ansible
1 3 (1.19%) Nagios
1 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (5.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.37%) Oracle
3 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.58%) Calypso
5 3 (1.19%) SAP
6 2 (0.79%) Charles River
6 2 (0.79%) Citrix
6 2 (0.79%) IBM
6 2 (0.79%) Lotus
6 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.79%) StatPro
7 1 (0.40%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.40%) BISAM
7 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.40%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.40%) FactSet
7 1 (0.40%) Planview
7 1 (0.40%) Teradata
7 1 (0.40%) UiPath
7 1 (0.40%) Workday