Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 June 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.

System Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 116 160
Rank change year-on-year -26 +44 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 60 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 1.18% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.24% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 26
Scotland median daily rate £355 £395 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.13% +15.54% -12.90%
10th Percentile £304 £305 £237
90th Percentile £475 £435 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year +74.60% -34.38% +20.00%

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 5,011 3,643 5,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.27% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,936 2,136 2,849
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 95 97
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - +6.66%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.31 £9.90
90th Percentile £48.30 £52.10 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in Scotland

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analyst in Scotland

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Analyst in Scotland

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analyst in Scotland

Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 June 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 -9 45 £355 -11.25% 5
Glasgow -20 12 £388 +17.42% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Systems Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (55.00%) Finance
2 22 (36.67%) Systems Analysis
3 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.00%) SQL
4 16 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (20.00%) Windows
7 11 (18.33%) XML
7 11 (18.33%) Banking
8 10 (16.67%) Data Mapping
9 9 (15.00%) User Stories
10 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 7 (11.67%) Oracle
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (10.00%) ITIL
12 6 (10.00%) VMware
12 6 (10.00%) Degree
12 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) Migration
13 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (8.33%) Legal
13 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
13 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 5 (8.33%) Office 365
14 4 (6.67%) Markit EDM

Systems 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 4 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Markit EDM
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) DHCP
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 3 (5.00%) VLAN
2 3 (5.00%) VPN
2 3 (5.00%) Wireless
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) Skype
4 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (55.00%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Advertising
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Billing
5 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.00%) FMCG
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Fintech
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.00%) Linux
5 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Systems Analysis
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 9 (15.00%) User Stories
6 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Migration
6 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.00%) DSDM
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.00%) Kanban
9 3 (5.00%) Logistics
9 3 (5.00%) Open Source
9 3 (5.00%) Requirements Management
9 3 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) PSD2
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.33%) Malwarebytes
2 2 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.33%) WMI
3 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) Symantec
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Avaya
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (3.33%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.33%) Dell
6 2 (3.33%) ForeScout
6 2 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.33%) Shavlik
6 2 (3.33%) Sophos
6 2 (3.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas