Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 32 12
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 473 238 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.41% 5.52% 9.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.87% 5.83% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 153 376
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -5.08% -2.96%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £288
90th Percentile £488 £479 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 £25.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.33% +11.58%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -11.56%

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 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +14 327 £390 +4.00% 13
Glasgow +2 89 £350 +7.69% 8
Renfrewshire - 16 £445 -
West Lothian - 7 £350 -
Stirling +5 6 £300 - 2
Aberdeen -7 3 £325 -2.99%
Dundee - 2 £388 -
Perthshire - 2 - -
Fife +2 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 - -
Highlands -4 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 205 (43.34%) Finance
2 169 (35.73%) Business Analysis
3 140 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 118 (24.95%) Banking
6 65 (13.74%) User Stories
7 62 (13.11%) Migration
8 57 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (7.61%) Change Management
10 35 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (7.19%) MS Visio
12 33 (6.98%) Oracle
13 32 (6.77%) GDPR
14 31 (6.55%) SQL
14 31 (6.55%) GAP Analysis
14 31 (6.55%) Data Analysis
15 30 (6.34%) Project Management
16 29 (6.13%) Use Case
17 28 (5.92%) Asset Management
17 28 (5.92%) Workflow
18 27 (5.71%) Retail Banking
18 27 (5.71%) User Experience
18 27 (5.71%) Process Improvement
19 26 (5.50%) ERP
20 25 (5.29%) CRM
21 24 (5.07%) Scrum
21 24 (5.07%) Requirements Management
21 24 (5.07%) JIRA
22 22 (4.65%) Data Migration
23 20 (4.23%) Sitecore

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 20 (4.23%) CMS
2 19 (4.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (2.11%) Confluence
4 9 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (7.19%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.11%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.54%) thinkFolio
2 9 (1.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.11%) Lucidchart
2 7 (1.48%) Office 365
3 2 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.42%) SMS
2 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.21%) Power BI
4 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 24 (5.07%) JIRA
2 13 (2.75%) Axure RP
3 11 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.21%) XMLSpy
General
1 205 (43.34%) Finance
2 118 (24.95%) Banking
3 27 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 17 (3.59%) Legal
5 11 (2.33%) Back Office
5 11 (2.33%) Front Office
6 9 (1.90%) Billing
7 7 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.27%) Marketing
9 5 (1.06%) Local Government
9 5 (1.06%) Retail
10 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.75%) Web Services
2 7 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (1.27%) XML
4 2 (0.42%) Mason
4 2 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.71%) User Experience
3 17 (3.59%) Equities
3 17 (3.59%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.11%) Derivative
5 9 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.85%) FMCG
7 4 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.42%) IVR
9 2 (0.42%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.21%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.85%) Windows
2 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (35.73%) Business Analysis
2 140 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (13.74%) User Stories
5 62 (13.11%) Migration
6 36 (7.61%) Change Management
7 35 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (6.55%) Data Analysis
8 31 (6.55%) GAP Analysis
9 30 (6.34%) Project Management
10 29 (6.13%) Use Case
11 28 (5.92%) Asset Management
11 28 (5.92%) Workflow
12 27 (5.71%) Process Improvement
13 26 (5.50%) ERP
14 25 (5.29%) CRM
15 24 (5.07%) Requirements Management
15 24 (5.07%) Scrum
16 22 (4.65%) Data Migration
17 20 (4.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.55%) SQL
2 3 (0.63%) C
2 3 (0.63%) Java
2 3 (0.63%) VBA
3 2 (0.42%) VB
4 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (3.81%) Degree
2 6 (1.27%) ISEB
3 4 (0.85%) HND
4 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) APMP
6 1 (0.21%) CIMA
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.77%) GDPR
2 19 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.75%) MiFID
4 7 (1.48%) EMIR
5 5 (1.06%) FATCA
5 5 (1.06%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.63%) PMO
6 3 (0.63%) QA
7 2 (0.42%) Basel II
7 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.42%) PSD2
8 1 (0.21%) Dublin Core
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (6.98%) Oracle
2 20 (4.23%) Sitecore
3 17 (3.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.17%) Charles River
5 14 (2.96%) JD Edwards
6 13 (2.75%) SAP
7 8 (1.69%) IBM
8 7 (1.48%) Pega
9 5 (1.06%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.85%) Cognos
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco
11 2 (0.42%) Sybase
11 2 (0.42%) TSYS
12 1 (0.21%) Calypso
12 1 (0.21%) HP
12 1 (0.21%) Murex
12 1 (0.21%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.21%) Twitter
12 1 (0.21%) Workday