The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 25 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 115 225 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.65% 8.73% 9.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 9.21% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 133 170
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.32% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +1 82 £415 +9.21% 13
Glasgow -21 18 £368 +13.07% 2
West Lothian +3 7 £350 -1.40% 1
Inverclyde +7 1 - -
Stirling +7 1 £400 +33.33%
Aberdeen 0 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £310 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 87 (41.83%) Finance
2 71 (34.13%) Business Analysis
3 59 (28.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (21.63%) Banking
6 30 (14.42%) Migration
7 24 (11.54%) User Stories
8 22 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (10.58%) SQL
9 19 (9.13%) Retail
10 18 (8.65%) Scrum
11 17 (8.17%) Change Management
12 16 (7.69%) Asset Management
13 15 (7.21%) Project Management
14 14 (6.73%) Retail Banking
14 14 (6.73%) User Experience
15 13 (6.25%) Data Analysis
16 12 (5.77%) Kanban
17 11 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 11 (5.29%) Systems Analysis
17 11 (5.29%) Oracle
17 11 (5.29%) MS Visio
17 11 (5.29%) Data Modelling
18 10 (4.81%) Workflow
18 10 (4.81%) CRM
18 10 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (4.81%) Microsoft
18 10 (4.81%) Process Improvement
18 10 (4.81%) Markit EDM
18 10 (4.81%) Data Migration

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (2.88%) SAS
2 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.44%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.48%) Confluence
3 1 (0.48%) JBoss
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.40%) MS Office
3 4 (1.92%) MS Project
4 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.81%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.96%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.48%) HFM
4 1 (0.48%) Maximo
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.48%) Sonata
4 1 (0.48%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.48%) Firewall
1 1 (0.48%) Internet
1 1 (0.48%) Intranet
1 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.92%) QlikView
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 87 (41.83%) Finance
2 45 (21.63%) Banking
3 19 (9.13%) Retail
4 14 (6.73%) Retail Banking
5 9 (4.33%) Legal
6 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.92%) Front Office
8 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.96%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.92%) Web Services
2 2 (0.96%) XML
3 1 (0.48%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.48%) HTML
3 1 (0.48%) JPA
3 1 (0.48%) JSF
3 1 (0.48%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.73%) User Experience
3 7 (3.37%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.44%) Derivative
6 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.96%) EPoS
6 2 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.96%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.96%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.48%) Equities
7 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.48%) FMCG
7 1 (0.48%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.13%) Business Analysis
2 59 (28.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (14.42%) Migration
5 24 (11.54%) User Stories
6 18 (8.65%) Scrum
7 17 (8.17%) Change Management
8 16 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 15 (7.21%) Project Management
10 13 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 12 (5.77%) Kanban
12 11 (5.29%) Data Modelling
12 11 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (5.29%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (4.81%) CRM
13 10 (4.81%) Data Migration
13 10 (4.81%) Process Improvement
13 10 (4.81%) Workflow
14 9 (4.33%) BDD
14 9 (4.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.58%) SQL
2 4 (1.92%) C
3 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.96%) JCL
5 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.33%) Degree
2 5 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) CGEIT
4 2 (0.96%) CISA
4 2 (0.96%) CISSP
4 2 (0.96%) CRISC
4 2 (0.96%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) APMP
5 1 (0.48%) MOS
5 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (3.37%) MiFID
2 6 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.44%) FATCA
4 2 (0.96%) FINREP
4 2 (0.96%) IFRS
4 2 (0.96%) PMO
4 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.48%) Basel II
5 1 (0.48%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.48%) SEPA
5 1 (0.48%) UCITS
Vendors
1 11 (5.29%) Oracle
2 10 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.85%) SAP
4 5 (2.40%) AlgoSec
4 5 (2.40%) Qualys
4 5 (2.40%) ScanSafe
4 5 (2.40%) Symantec
5 4 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.44%) IBM
6 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.44%) TSYS
7 2 (0.96%) Charles River
7 2 (0.96%) Cognos
7 2 (0.96%) Infor
7 2 (0.96%) Siebel
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.48%) Reuters
8 1 (0.48%) Sage
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