Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £317 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 129 128
Rank change year-on-year -36 -1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 33 67 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 1.34% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.40% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 21
Scotland median daily rate £317 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.47% +3.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £255 £297 £300
90th Percentile £428 £473 £456
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.83 £31.25 £17.47
% change year-on-year +33.84% +78.93% -26.46%

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 4,937 4,778 3,939
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.71% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 2,761 2,289
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 131 116
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.94% -16.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.25 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Glasgow -18 18 £310 -23.22% 1
Edinburgh -29 15 £400 +6.67% 3
Systems Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (27.27%) User Stories
5 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) Data Analysis
7 6 (18.18%) Java
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
8 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Use Case
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (9.09%) SOAP
10 3 (9.09%) Web Services
10 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 3 (9.09%) DHCP
10 3 (9.09%) DNS
10 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 3 (9.09%) Project Management
10 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 3 (9.09%) Migration
10 3 (9.09%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (9.09%) Change Control
10 3 (9.09%) User Experience

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 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.03%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) WSDL
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (27.27%) User Stories
4 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
6 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Use Case
8 3 (9.09%) Change Control
8 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Change Management
9 2 (6.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) VMware