The table below looks at the statistics for Data Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis
Rank 71 62 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -37
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 60 50 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 2.04% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.91% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 57
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£363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £441 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £11.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.26% -45.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +8.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2129 1717 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.23% 69.88% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 871 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 67
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Data Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Data Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Data Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Data Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 35 £348 +20.86% 6
Edinburgh -6 23 £375 +7.14% 3
Stirling -11 2 - - 1
Fife - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
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Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Data Analysis 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 Analysis.

1 61 (55.96%) Finance
2 40 (36.70%) SQL
3 30 (27.52%) Banking
4 16 (14.68%) VBA
4 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
4 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.68%) Business Analysis
5 14 (12.84%) Data Modelling
6 13 (11.93%) Migration
6 13 (11.93%) Data Management
7 12 (11.01%) UML
7 12 (11.01%) MS Access
7 12 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (11.01%) Asset Management
7 12 (11.01%) Analytics
8 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
8 11 (10.09%) SAS
8 11 (10.09%) Project Management
9 10 (9.17%) Oracle
9 10 (9.17%) Sybase
9 10 (9.17%) DB2
9 10 (9.17%) ETL
10 9 (8.26%) Investment Banking
10 9 (8.26%) Degree
11 8 (7.34%) Business Objects
11 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Data Management
11 8 (7.34%) Markit EDM
11 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
12 7 (6.42%) Java
12 7 (6.42%) Perl

Data Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Data Analysis 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 Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.09%) SAS
2 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project
4 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.75%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.92%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.92%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) MS Access
1 12 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.17%) DB2
4 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.42%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.50%) QlikView
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.92%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (1.83%) ERwin
3 1 (0.92%) Rational Rose
General
1 61 (55.96%) Finance
2 30 (27.52%) Banking
3 9 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) International Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (75.23%) Analyst
2 47 (43.12%) Data Analyst
3 35 (32.11%) Business Analyst
4 17 (15.60%) Developer
5 13 (11.93%) Business Data Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Database Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) DB2 Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Fraud Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Architect
10 3 (2.75%) Financial Business Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) UML Business Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Banking Business Analyst
11 2 (1.83%) MI Analyst
11 2 (1.83%) Payments Business Analyst
11 2 (1.83%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) XML
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Mainframe
1 7 (6.42%) Data Integration
2 6 (5.50%) Statistics
3 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.83%) Equities
5 1 (0.92%) Derivative
5 1 (0.92%) GIS
5 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.92%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) UNIX
1 6 (5.50%) Linux
2 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
1 16 (14.68%) Business Analysis
2 14 (12.84%) Data Modelling
3 13 (11.93%) Migration
3 13 (11.93%) Data Management
4 12 (11.01%) Asset Management
4 12 (11.01%) UML
4 12 (11.01%) Analytics
5 11 (10.09%) Project Management
6 10 (9.17%) ETL
7 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Data Management
8 7 (6.42%) Investment Management
8 7 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.50%) OO
10 5 (4.59%) Benchmarking
10 5 (4.59%) Data Migration
10 5 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (3.67%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) SQL
2 16 (14.68%) VBA
3 7 (6.42%) Java
3 7 (6.42%) Perl
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) EMIR
2 1 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.92%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) SCCM
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) Oracle
1 10 (9.17%) Sybase
2 8 (7.34%) Business Objects
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) Reuters
3 5 (4.59%) Bloomberg
3 5 (4.59%) Charles River
4 4 (3.67%) TSYS
4 4 (3.67%) Informatica
5 3 (2.75%) RIMES
6 2 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) Ab Initio
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