The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analyst
Rank 55 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 27 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.26% 1.62% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.72% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £205 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -45.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £145 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £410 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.64
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.85%
Data Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1126 1045 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.07% 93.81% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 459 454
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.15 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Data Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Data Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Data Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Data Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Data Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Analyst in their job title.

1 22 (56.41%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) Finance
3 15 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Oracle
4 10 (25.64%) ETL
5 9 (23.08%) Migration
6 8 (20.51%) Banking
6 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
7 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle Discoverer
8 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.38%) UNIX
8 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
9 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.82%) Retail
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.82%) SAS
9 5 (12.82%) FTP
9 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) ISEB
10 4 (10.26%) Star Schema
10 4 (10.26%) OLAP
10 4 (10.26%) UML
10 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
10 4 (10.26%) VBA
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.26%) Data Mart
10 4 (10.26%) Dimensional Modelling

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Data Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.56%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) OLAP
3 4 (10.26%) Star Schema
3 4 (10.26%) Data Mart
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (7.69%) MS Access
5 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (5.13%) ERwin
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Advertising
6 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.56%) Front Office
6 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Statistics
1 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 10 (25.64%) ETL
3 9 (23.08%) Migration
4 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.26%) UML
8 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
8 4 (10.26%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.69%) Investment Management
9 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (7.69%) Data Mapping
9 3 (7.69%) Analytics
10 2 (5.13%) Data Governance
10 2 (5.13%) Risk Analytics
10 2 (5.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VBA
3 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) Basel II
2 1 (2.56%) MiFID
2 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Charles River
2 2 (5.13%) Teradata
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects