The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Software Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 146 132
Rank change year-on-year +32 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £280 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +18.08% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +200.00% -37.50%  

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Edinburgh +16 2 £280 -37.77% 2
Fife +3 1 - -
Software Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) StarTeam
3 1 (16.67%) APMP

Software 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) StarTeam
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) APMP
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle