The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 119 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Statistics 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£375 £270 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -30.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £22.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-26.00% +63.63%
Statistics
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
733 686 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.43% 26.02% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 362 317
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 20
Average hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £14.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% +68.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.00 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Statistics
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 Statistics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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 - 7 £375 - 1
Glasgow -7 1 - -
Statistics
UK

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
1 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (12.50%) Data Extraction
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Changepoint
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.25%) PhD
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
5 1 (6.25%) Borland
5 1 (6.25%) NHS

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 1 (6.25%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Economics
4 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
4 1 (6.25%) Copywriting
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Qualitative Research
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PhD
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Borland
1 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
1 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg