Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 121 126
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 55 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 1.34% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.40% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 23
Scotland median daily rate £163 £320 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +7.56% -20.67%
10th Percentile £116 £101 £108
90th Percentile £391 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £306 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +90.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.68 £9.10
90th Percentile £12.75 £23.83 £12.69
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -6.67%

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 4,462 4,506 3,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,628 2,064
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £219
90th Percentile £563 £538 £501
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 132
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +12.59% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.66
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.84
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +8 36 £213 -43.33% 6
Glasgow -21 8 £413 +142.65% 1
Dundee +4 4 £133 - 3
Aberdeen +6 2 £194 +17.42%
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £125 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £90 -
IT Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.09%) Finance
4 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
6 12 (21.82%) Office 365
7 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
7 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.73%) Asset Management
8 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
9 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (10.91%) Change Management
9 6 (10.91%) Service Management
9 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.09%) Android
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
11 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
11 4 (7.27%) IaaS
11 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
11 4 (7.27%) BitLocker
11 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
11 4 (7.27%) SaaS
11 4 (7.27%) PaaS
11 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
11 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
11 4 (7.27%) Banking

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 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) IaaS
2 4 (7.27%) PaaS
2 4 (7.27%) SaaS
3 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Skype
2 2 (3.64%) LAN
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Hudson
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) COM
2 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) FMCG
3 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.82%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.09%) Android
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.73%) Asset Management
4 6 (10.91%) Change Management
4 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.27%) ITSM
6 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.45%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) ERP
7 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (5.45%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.45%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) CISSP
2 3 (5.45%) CISA
3 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ISACA
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) COBIT
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) BitLocker
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Dell
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Mitel
3 2 (3.64%) Splunk
4 1 (1.82%) Charles River
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter