The first table below looks at the demand for Data Mining skills 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 Mining over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Mining
Rank 80 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.78% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.19% 4.65% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
228 172 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.83% 16.70% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 70 74
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.06% +41.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Data Mining
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Data Mining
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Mining across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Data Mining Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Data Mining
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Data Mining Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Data Mining
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Mining across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Data Mining Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Data Mining
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Data Mining also 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 that cited Data Mining.

1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (16.67%) Equities
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project

Data Mining
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Data Mining also 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 that cited Data Mining. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
1 1 (16.67%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) EMIR
1 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle