Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 113 163
Rank change year-on-year -45 +50 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 46 71 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 1.51% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.58% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 15
Scotland median daily rate £355 £395 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.13% +19.70% -5.71%
10th Percentile £261 £316 £181
90th Percentile £438 £444 £465
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.25 £24.83 £24.00
% change year-on-year +41.97% +3.46% +14.64%

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 5,241 4,493 4,807
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.43% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 2,542 2,757
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +0.69%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £226
90th Percentile £550 £537 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 122 118
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £23.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +19.23% -6.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £44.95 £42.15
UK median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.05% - +5.56%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -37 28 £359 -9.18%
Glasgow -15 15 £294 -28.79% 3
Stirling - 2 - -
Systems Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (23.91%) User Stories
6 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (17.39%) Banking
8 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (13.04%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.04%) Data Mapping
10 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
10 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Degree
10 5 (10.87%) VMware
10 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
10 5 (10.87%) Oracle
10 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.87%) Migration
10 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
10 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
10 5 (10.87%) Office 365
11 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco
11 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
11 4 (8.70%) Java
11 4 (8.70%) ITIL
11 4 (8.70%) DHCP

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 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 3 (6.52%) VLAN
2 3 (6.52%) VPN
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) Skype
4 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) REST
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) WSDL
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) iPhone
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.17%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Solaris
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (23.91%) User Stories
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.04%) Data Mapping
6 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.52%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.52%) SDLC
8 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.35%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) HND
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) MCSA
3 1 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) PSD2
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.35%) Malwarebytes
1 2 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
1 5 (10.87%) VMware
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) Apple
4 2 (4.35%) Avaya
4 2 (4.35%) Dell
4 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.35%) Sophos
5 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas