Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 13 31
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 280 417 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.26% 8.67% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 9.08% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 242 189
Scotland median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £288 £313 £298
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £446 £425
% change year-on-year +0.98% +4.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +9.67%

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 5,053 4,592 4,487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.51% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,706 2,590 2,617
Scotland median daily rate £400 £383 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +6.25% -0.41%
10th Percentile £224 £227 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 121
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +14.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -12 192 £400 +3.23% 14
Glasgow -22 66 £325 -7.14% 2
West Lothian +2 3 £350 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 - -
Stirling -4 2 £415 +38.33%
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £336 -
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 20 October 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.

1 131 (46.79%) Business Analysis
2 125 (44.64%) Finance
3 106 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (26.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (23.21%) Banking
6 41 (14.64%) User Stories
7 35 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (8.93%) Migration
8 25 (8.93%) Scrum
9 23 (8.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 20 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (6.07%) User Experience
13 16 (5.71%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (5.71%) Microsoft
13 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2
14 15 (5.36%) Project Management
14 15 (5.36%) Change Management
14 15 (5.36%) JIRA
15 14 (5.00%) Kanban
16 13 (4.64%) Target Operating Model
16 13 (4.64%) GAP Analysis
17 12 (4.29%) SQL
17 12 (4.29%) MS Visio
17 12 (4.29%) GDPR
18 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
18 11 (3.93%) Asset Management
18 11 (3.93%) Data Mapping
18 11 (3.93%) Data Analysis
18 11 (3.93%) Derivative

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 (2.86%) Confluence
2 7 (2.50%) SAS
3 2 (0.71%) Appian
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Sonata
2 2 (0.71%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.36%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.07%) Internet
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) Broadband
3 1 (0.36%) DHCP
3 1 (0.36%) DSL
3 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.07%) DB2
2 3 (1.07%) MS Access
2 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Hudson
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 125 (44.64%) Finance
2 65 (23.21%) Banking
3 8 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.50%) Retail
5 5 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Front Office
7 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
8 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.43%) XML
2 2 (0.71%) FpML
2 2 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) COM
3 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.07%) User Experience
3 11 (3.93%) Derivative
4 10 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.86%) FMCG
6 7 (2.50%) Minimum Viable Product
7 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.79%) Equities
9 4 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.07%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.07%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.79%) Windows
2 3 (1.07%) Unix
3 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (46.79%) Business Analysis
2 106 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (14.64%) User Stories
5 25 (8.93%) Migration
5 25 (8.93%) Scrum
6 23 (8.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 20 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (5.71%) Acceptance Criteria
9 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.36%) Change Management
10 15 (5.36%) Project Management
11 14 (5.00%) Kanban
12 13 (4.64%) GAP Analysis
12 13 (4.64%) Target Operating Model
13 11 (3.93%) Asset Management
13 11 (3.93%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.93%) Data Mapping
14 9 (3.21%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.29%) SQL
2 3 (1.07%) C
2 3 (1.07%) Java
3 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.36%) VB
4 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.07%) CBAP
1 3 (1.07%) Degree
1 3 (1.07%) IIBA
1 3 (1.07%) PMP
2 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
2 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.36%) CGEIT
3 1 (0.36%) CISA
3 1 (0.36%) CISSP
3 1 (0.36%) CRISC
3 1 (0.36%) ISEB
3 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.29%) GDPR
2 9 (3.21%) QA
3 6 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.07%) FATCA
4 3 (1.07%) MiFID
4 3 (1.07%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.71%) PSD2
6 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) EMIR
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle
3 4 (1.43%) Calypso
3 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.07%) Charles River
4 3 (1.07%) Citrix
5 2 (0.71%) Lotus
5 2 (0.71%) OutSystems
5 2 (0.71%) Pega
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
5 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.71%) StatPro
5 2 (0.71%) Teradata
6 1 (0.36%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.36%) BISAM
6 1 (0.36%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.36%) FactSet
6 1 (0.36%) FNZ
6 1 (0.36%) UiPath
6 1 (0.36%) Workday