Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £168 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 May 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.

IT Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 111 156
Rank change year-on-year -28 +45 -26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 59 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 1.47% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.54% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 32
Scotland median daily rate £168 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.79% +3.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £102 £106 £101
90th Percentile £400 £437 £454
UK median daily rate £335 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -10.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £14.04 £14.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.37% -4.17% -

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 4,943 3,433 5,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,919 1,991 2,822
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £242 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 89
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.32 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -42.66% +65.51%
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.30 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.80 £47.71 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured IT Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in Scotland

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in Scotland

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in Scotland

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in Scotland

IT 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 IT Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 May 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 39 £124 -64.64% 4
Glasgow -26 10 £170 -55.56% 3
Inverclyde 0 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £220 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £250 -
Highlands - 2 - -
West Lothian +2 1 £100 -71.43%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
Midlothian - 1 £125 -
IT Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (44.07%) Windows
1 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) ITIL
3 17 (28.81%) Finance
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (15.25%) Banking
7 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
7 8 (13.56%) SCCM
8 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.17%) SLA
9 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
10 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
10 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
10 5 (8.47%) Cisco
10 5 (8.47%) DHCP
10 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
10 5 (8.47%) VMware
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.78%) VPN
11 4 (6.78%) DNS
11 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel

IT 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 (13.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) assyst
2 1 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DHCP
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) ADSL
4 2 (3.39%) Broadband
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (3.39%) Extranet
4 2 (3.39%) Intranet
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) Skype
5 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) French Language
3 2 (3.39%) German Language
3 2 (3.39%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) iPhone
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.69%) BYOD
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.69%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.39%) Android
8 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
4 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.08%) User Stories
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 2 (3.39%) Chat Support
6 2 (3.39%) Contract Management
6 2 (3.39%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.39%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (3.39%) Software Licensing
6 2 (3.39%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (3.39%) MCSA
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) CISSP
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.39%) PMO
4 1 (1.69%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.69%) EMIR
4 1 (1.69%) MiFID
4 1 (1.69%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) WMI
3 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) CyberArk
3 4 (6.78%) Splunk
4 3 (5.08%) ForeScout
4 3 (5.08%) Ivanti
4 3 (5.08%) Shavlik
5 2 (3.39%) Avaya
5 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) Genesys
5 2 (3.39%) iManage
5 2 (3.39%) Mitel
5 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.69%) F5
6 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.69%) Symantec
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas