Period
to 22 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 119 157
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38 -35
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 68 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.24% 1.36% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.43% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 27
Scotland median daily rate £133 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.16% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £104 £105 £104
90th Percentile £389 £425 £543
UK median daily rate £313 £368 £350
% change year-on-year -14.97% +5.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £12.13 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.71% +27.63% -
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.69 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.90 £13.26 £9.95
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +3.45%

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 5,243 4,129 4,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 95.23% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 2,368 2,822
Scotland median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £243 £231 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 105 114
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +23.46% +1.25%
10th Percentile £10.51 £11.31 £10.29
90th Percentile £39.56 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.38%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -20 44 £126 -66.33% 5
Glasgow -22 14 £115 -11.54% 3
Inverclyde +2 3 - -
Falkirk - 2 £250 -
Dundee - 2 £130 - 2
Aberdeen - 1 £250 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £175 -
West Lothian - 1 £100 -
IT Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (42.65%) Windows
2 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (26.47%) Finance
4 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.53%) ITIL
6 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (11.76%) Banking
7 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
7 8 (11.76%) Blackberry
8 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
8 7 (10.29%) DHCP
8 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
9 6 (8.82%) Office 365
9 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
9 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
9 6 (8.82%) DNS
9 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (7.35%) Cisco
10 5 (7.35%) WAN
10 5 (7.35%) LAN
10 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.35%) VMware
10 5 (7.35%) SCCM
10 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
10 5 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (5.88%) Firewall
11 4 (5.88%) Windows XP

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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) assyst
2 1 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) IaaS
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) DHCP
2 6 (8.82%) DNS
3 5 (7.35%) LAN
3 5 (7.35%) WAN
4 4 (5.88%) Firewall
5 3 (4.41%) VoIP
5 3 (4.41%) VPN
6 2 (2.94%) ADSL
6 2 (2.94%) Broadband
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco ICM
6 2 (2.94%) Extranet
6 2 (2.94%) Intranet
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.47%) DSL
7 1 (1.47%) IPsec
7 1 (1.47%) ISDN
7 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.47%) Skype
7 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Advertising
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) French Language
4 2 (2.94%) German Language
4 2 (2.94%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) COM
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) PKI
3 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.65%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.94%) Android
6 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (1.47%) Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
4 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.41%) Change Management
5 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.41%) Migration
5 3 (4.41%) Process Improvement
5 3 (4.41%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (4.41%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.41%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.41%) Threat Intelligence
5 3 (4.41%) User Stories
6 2 (2.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (2.94%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (2.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (1.47%) CCNA
2 1 (1.47%) CCNP
2 1 (1.47%) CISA
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.47%) CISM
2 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.47%) MCP
2 1 (1.47%) MCSA
2 1 (1.47%) MCSE
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.88%) SLA
3 3 (4.41%) COBIT
4 2 (2.94%) PMO
5 1 (1.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.47%) EMIR
5 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.47%) MiFID
5 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.94%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.47%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 3 (4.41%) Avaya
3 3 (4.41%) Splunk
4 2 (2.94%) Genesys
4 2 (2.94%) iManage
4 2 (2.94%) Mitel
4 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec
4 2 (2.94%) Veritas
5 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.47%) BMC
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.47%) EMC
5 1 (1.47%) F5
5 1 (1.47%) HP