Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 35 17
Rank change year-on-year +26 -18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 526 193 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.89% 5.22% 7.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.36% 5.49% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 131 271
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +7.24% -1.84%
10th Percentile £312 £294 £275
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +59.33% +11.58%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £34.36
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.61% -1.84%

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 4,631 3,513 5,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.07% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,710 2,065 2,728
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 119 75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +20.48%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £42.65 £52.00 £46.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +14 400 £400 -3.03% 16
Glasgow +24 91 £350 +4.48% 5
Aberdeen +7 4 £325 -
West Lothian +5 4 - -
Renfrewshire +40 3 £293 -
Scottish Borders -2 2 £350 +7.69%
Dundee -6 2 £388 -
Fife +3 1 - -
Stirling -3 1 £250 -16.67%
Highlands -3 1 - -
Inverclyde -4 1 £313 -13.79%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £325 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £388 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 247 (46.96%) Finance
2 203 (38.59%) Business Analysis
3 183 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (31.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 128 (24.33%) Banking
6 79 (15.02%) User Stories
7 73 (13.88%) Migration
8 63 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (8.17%) Data Analysis
9 43 (8.17%) Change Management
10 40 (7.60%) GDPR
11 39 (7.41%) Scrum
12 38 (7.22%) Retail Banking
13 37 (7.03%) GAP Analysis
14 36 (6.84%) Asset Management
14 36 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (6.65%) MS Visio
15 35 (6.65%) Waterfall
16 34 (6.46%) Microsoft
16 34 (6.46%) JIRA
17 33 (6.27%) Use Case
18 32 (6.08%) Project Management
18 32 (6.08%) Process Improvement
18 32 (6.08%) User Experience
19 31 (5.89%) SQL
20 29 (5.51%) Oracle
21 28 (5.32%) Target Operating Model
22 27 (5.13%) Data Modelling
23 25 (4.75%) Data Migration
23 25 (4.75%) Workflow

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 21 (3.99%) CMS
2 19 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (3.04%) Confluence
4 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.57%) SAS
5 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (6.65%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.90%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (2.28%) thinkFolio
2 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) HFM
4 3 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.90%) Lucidchart
2 4 (0.76%) Office 365
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.38%) SMS
2 1 (0.19%) Intranet
2 1 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.57%) Big Data
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.38%) Essbase
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (6.46%) JIRA
2 13 (2.47%) Axure RP
3 11 (2.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 247 (46.96%) Finance
2 128 (24.33%) Banking
3 38 (7.22%) Retail Banking
4 18 (3.42%) Front Office
5 17 (3.23%) Legal
6 11 (2.09%) Billing
7 9 (1.71%) Marketing
8 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.14%) Retail
10 5 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.76%) Local Government
11 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.18%) Web Services
2 11 (2.09%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (1.71%) XML
4 3 (0.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.38%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) .NET
6 1 (0.19%) CGI
6 1 (0.19%) Mason
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.08%) User Experience
3 24 (4.56%) Equities
4 23 (4.37%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.47%) Derivative
6 11 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.33%) Minimum Viable Product
9 6 (1.14%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.57%) FMCG
12 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.38%) IVR
13 2 (0.38%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.19%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.76%) Windows
2 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (38.59%) Business Analysis
2 183 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (31.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (15.02%) User Stories
5 73 (13.88%) Migration
6 43 (8.17%) Change Management
6 43 (8.17%) Data Analysis
7 39 (7.41%) Scrum
8 37 (7.03%) GAP Analysis
9 36 (6.84%) Asset Management
9 36 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (6.65%) Waterfall
11 33 (6.27%) Use Case
12 32 (6.08%) Process Improvement
12 32 (6.08%) Project Management
13 28 (5.32%) Target Operating Model
14 27 (5.13%) Data Modelling
15 25 (4.75%) Data Migration
15 25 (4.75%) Workflow
16 24 (4.56%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.89%) SQL
2 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (0.57%) Java
4 2 (0.38%) VB
4 2 (0.38%) VBA
5 1 (0.19%) C
5 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.19%) Perl
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (3.04%) Degree
2 8 (1.52%) ISEB
3 5 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.76%) APMP
5 1 (0.19%) ACCA
5 1 (0.19%) HND
5 1 (0.19%) IIBA
5 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.60%) GDPR
2 16 (3.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.90%) MiFID
3 10 (1.90%) Solvency II
4 8 (1.52%) FATCA
5 7 (1.33%) QA
6 6 (1.14%) PSD2
7 3 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.57%) Basel II
8 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) EMIR
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (6.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.51%) Oracle
3 20 (3.80%) Sitecore
4 17 (3.23%) Charles River
5 13 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.09%) Pega
7 7 (1.33%) IBM
8 4 (0.76%) SAP
8 4 (0.76%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.57%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.57%) Sybase
10 2 (0.38%) Capita
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco
10 2 (0.38%) Cognos
10 2 (0.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.38%) Teradata
10 2 (0.38%) TSYS
10 2 (0.38%) Workday
11 1 (0.19%) Casewise
11 1 (0.19%) FNZ