The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian 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
Business Analyst
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 9 11 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 16.67% 8.00% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 8.00% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.58% +12.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. 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
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42 50 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 100.00% 100.00% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 29
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.48% +48.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in West Lothian

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analyst in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in West Lothian

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in West Lothian over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in West Lothian

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the West Lothian 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
Livingston +3 7 £350 -2.77%
Business Analyst
Scotland

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Business 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 West Lothian region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) eTOM
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow Management
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) eTOM
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification