The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 125 122
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.078% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.082% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £188 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -25.55% -29.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Software Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in Scotland

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in Scotland

Software Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in Scotland

Software 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 Software Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife 0 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £188 -
Software Analyst
UK

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Software Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) API Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft