Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 121 149
Rank change year-on-year -20 +28 -29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 65 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.23% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.28% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 25
Scotland median daily rate £133 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.61% +36.36% -26.67%
10th Percentile £108 £99 £103
90th Percentile £363 £438 £545
UK median daily rate £325 £363 £365
% change year-on-year -10.34% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £14.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.37% -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.90% -

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 5,120 4,593 4,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.59% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,591 2,690
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.69%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 138 125
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.22 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.38 £43.98 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +3 40 £130 -67.48% 6
Glasgow -23 13 £115 -4.17% 3
Dundee -8 3 £133 -
Aberdeen - 3 £200 -
Falkirk - 2 £250 -
Stirling - 2 £125 -
Inverclyde +1 1 - -
Renfrewshire -21 1 £90 -18.18%
Fife - 1 £175 -
IT Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
3 18 (27.69%) ITIL
4 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
4 17 (26.15%) Finance
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
7 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
8 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
8 7 (10.77%) Cisco
9 6 (9.23%) Banking
9 6 (9.23%) SCCM
9 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
9 6 (9.23%) Office 365
9 6 (9.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
10 5 (7.69%) Change Management
10 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
10 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.15%) VMware
11 4 (6.15%) Firewall
11 4 (6.15%) Service Management
11 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (6.15%) Threat Intelligence
11 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
11 4 (6.15%) JIRA
12 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (4.62%) SaaS
12 3 (4.62%) PaaS

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 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) IaaS
2 3 (4.62%) PaaS
2 3 (4.62%) SaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) LAN
2 3 (4.62%) VoIP
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) ADSL
3 2 (3.08%) Broadband
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) Extranet
3 2 (3.08%) Intranet
3 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.54%) DSL
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (1.54%) ISDN
4 1 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) Hudson
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Advertising
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) French Language
4 2 (3.08%) German Language
4 2 (3.08%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.08%) Law
4 2 (3.08%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) COM
1 2 (3.08%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) PKI
2 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.54%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
3 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.62%) Unix
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.15%) Service Management
5 4 (6.15%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) Process Improvement
6 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.62%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (4.62%) Software Licensing
6 3 (4.62%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.08%) Content Management
7 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
7 2 (3.08%) Data Management
7 2 (3.08%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.08%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.62%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) CISSP
2 2 (3.08%) CISA
2 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.54%) CCNA
3 1 (1.54%) CCNP
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) CISM
3 1 (1.54%) ISACA
3 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.62%) COBIT
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) BitLocker
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) Control-M
2 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Cisco
3 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 3 (4.62%) Avaya
4 3 (4.62%) HP
5 2 (3.08%) Dell
5 2 (3.08%) Genesys
5 2 (3.08%) iManage
5 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.08%) Splunk
5 2 (3.08%) Veritas
6 1 (1.54%) BMC
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Mitel
6 1 (1.54%) Symantec
6 1 (1.54%) Twitter