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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis
Rank 60 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 67 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 2.23% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 3.18% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 19
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£378 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £414 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-21.39% +4.28%
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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
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
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 £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh +2 33 £390 +30.00% 6
Glasgow -8 19 £375 +7.14% 4
Aberdeen +8 2 £475 +28.37%
Stirling -7 2 £350 -22.22%
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Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (46.03%) Finance
2 47 (37.30%) SQL
3 37 (29.37%) Banking
4 24 (19.05%) Migration
5 22 (17.46%) MS Excel
6 19 (15.08%) DB2
6 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (15.08%) Business Analysis
7 16 (12.70%) Data Management
7 16 (12.70%) Perl
7 16 (12.70%) Java
7 16 (12.70%) Sybase
7 16 (12.70%) UNIX
7 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
8 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (11.90%) Linux
8 15 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 15 (11.90%) ETL
8 15 (11.90%) RDBMS
9 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
10 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
11 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (8.73%) SAS
11 11 (8.73%) Project Management
11 11 (8.73%) Data Migration
12 10 (7.94%) Data Quality
12 10 (7.94%) MS Visio
12 10 (7.94%) OO
12 10 (7.94%) XML
12 10 (7.94%) Oracle

Data Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.73%) SAS
2 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Smallworld
Applications
1 22 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.94%) MS Visio
2 10 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.56%) MS Office
4 5 (3.97%) MS Project
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) DB2
2 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.90%) RDBMS
4 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
5 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.35%) Data Mining
7 6 (4.76%) MS Access
7 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.59%) QlikView
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.79%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Subversion
2 2 (1.59%) Toad
3 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (46.03%) Finance
2 37 (29.37%) Banking
3 6 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) International Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (68.25%) Analyst
2 48 (38.10%) Data Analyst
3 33 (26.19%) Business Analyst
4 25 (19.84%) Developer
5 14 (11.11%) Database Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Business Data Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.97%) DB2 Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.38%) SAS Analyst
11 3 (2.38%) ETL Developer
11 3 (2.38%) UML Business Analyst
11 3 (2.38%) Data Architect
11 3 (2.38%) SAS Data Analyst
12 2 (1.59%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) XML
2 6 (4.76%) XSLT
3 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.79%) Spring
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.97%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.59%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.59%) GIS
3 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) Derivative
4 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.79%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) UNIX
2 15 (11.90%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Migration
2 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (15.08%) Business Analysis
3 16 (12.70%) Data Management
4 15 (11.90%) Data Modelling
4 15 (11.90%) ETL
5 11 (8.73%) Project Management
5 11 (8.73%) Data Migration
6 10 (7.94%) OO
6 10 (7.94%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (6.35%) Data Mapping
8 8 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.35%) Asset Management
8 8 (6.35%) UML
9 7 (5.56%) Use Case
9 7 (5.56%) Investment Management
10 5 (3.97%) ITSM
10 5 (3.97%) Service Management
10 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.30%) SQL
2 16 (12.70%) Perl
2 16 (12.70%) Java
3 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.35%) VBA
5 2 (1.59%) Python
5 2 (1.59%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.38%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) IIBA
2 2 (1.59%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.70%) Sybase
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.97%) Informatica
6 4 (3.17%) SAP
7 3 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.38%) Charles River
8 2 (1.59%) RIMES
9 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.79%) Teradata
9 1 (0.79%) Netezza
9 1 (0.79%) HP
9 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
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