The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Business Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 30 6
Rank change year-on-year +9 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 146 186 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.62% 6.32% 12.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 6.82% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 119 253
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.11% +21.53%  

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +4 121 £365 -2.60% 8
Glasgow -13 21 £388 +7.63% 11
Perthshire - 2 - -
Stirling +3 1 £350 -
Inverclyde -2 1 £350 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 116 (44.11%) Finance
2 105 (39.92%) Business Analysis
3 78 (29.66%) Banking
4 67 (25.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (12.55%) Migration
7 28 (10.65%) Project Management
8 27 (10.27%) Retail
8 27 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (9.51%) Asset Management
10 24 (9.13%) Change Management
10 24 (9.13%) SQL
11 21 (7.98%) Retail Banking
11 21 (7.98%) User Stories
12 20 (7.60%) MS Visio
13 19 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
13 19 (7.22%) Data Analysis
14 15 (5.70%) MiFID
15 13 (4.94%) Workflow
15 13 (4.94%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.94%) BPMN
15 13 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
16 12 (4.56%) Markit EDM
16 12 (4.56%) Use Case
16 12 (4.56%) Microsoft
16 12 (4.56%) Legal
17 11 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
17 11 (4.18%) Investment Management
18 10 (3.80%) Portfolio Management
18 10 (3.80%) Wealth 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 6 (2.28%) SAS
2 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (7.60%) MS Visio
2 19 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (4.56%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.14%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.76%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.38%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.38%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.38%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.38%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.14%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.76%) QlikView
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) JIRA
1 1 (0.38%) XMLSpy
General
1 116 (44.11%) Finance
2 78 (29.66%) Banking
3 27 (10.27%) Retail
4 21 (7.98%) Retail Banking
5 12 (4.56%) Legal
6 8 (3.04%) Back Office
7 6 (2.28%) Front Office
8 5 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.52%) Web Services
2 3 (1.14%) XML
3 2 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.42%) User Experience
3 7 (2.66%) Derivative
4 6 (2.28%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.14%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.76%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.38%) EPoS
9 1 (0.38%) Equities
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
9 1 (0.38%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (39.92%) Business Analysis
2 67 (25.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (12.55%) Migration
5 28 (10.65%) Project Management
6 25 (9.51%) Asset Management
7 24 (9.13%) Change Management
8 21 (7.98%) User Stories
9 19 (7.22%) Data Analysis
10 13 (4.94%) BPMN
10 13 (4.94%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.94%) Workflow
11 12 (4.56%) Use Case
12 11 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (4.18%) Investment Management
13 10 (3.80%) Portfolio Management
13 10 (3.80%) PRINCE2
13 10 (3.80%) Scrum
13 10 (3.80%) Wealth Management
14 9 (3.42%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.13%) SQL
2 3 (1.14%) C
3 2 (0.76%) Java
3 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.76%) JCL
3 2 (0.76%) VB
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) Python
4 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (1.90%) Degree
1 5 (1.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.14%) APMP
2 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.76%) ISEB
3 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) CCNA
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.38%) CISSP
4 1 (0.38%) IIBA
4 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.70%) MiFID
2 13 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.28%) EMIR
4 4 (1.52%) GDPR
5 3 (1.14%) FATCA
6 2 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.76%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.38%) COREP
7 1 (0.38%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.38%) FINREP
7 1 (0.38%) IFRS
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.38%) QA
7 1 (0.38%) SEPA
7 1 (0.38%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (4.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.04%) Oracle
3 6 (2.28%) SAP
4 4 (1.52%) IBM
5 3 (1.14%) Charles River
5 3 (1.14%) TSYS
6 2 (0.76%) AlgoSec
6 2 (0.76%) Pega
6 2 (0.76%) Qualys
6 2 (0.76%) ScanSafe
6 2 (0.76%) Symantec
6 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.38%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.38%) Calypso
7 1 (0.38%) Google
7 1 (0.38%) Murex
7 1 (0.38%) Sage
7 1 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) Wallstreet Suite
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